Flat Stanley was a happy boy today. We had another BBQ party for Father’s Day! Papa was smiling most of the day as the phone kept ringing and he got to hear from all the kids.
After Nana and Papa got back from taking Grandma Great to the cemetery and enjoying a nice lunch, Flat Stanley got to show Papa his cooking skills. Flat Stanley stayed home this morning to help Auntie Terri and Dana prepare for the BBQ.
As Auntie Terri washed the greens, Dana showed Flat Stanley how to shuck corn. Before long, it was time to fire up the grill!
The meat was placed on the grill and Dana let Flat Stanley slather on the BBQ sauce. He only licked his fingers twice. It’s hard not to lick your fingers when you’re grilling with BBQ sauce.
It was really hot near the grill today. Flat Stanley was so happy to see the kids come over, and he ran to get his trunks on so he could play in the swimming pool with them.
Nana came out with her primal screechy scream yelling, “Oh it’s time for DInnnnnnnnnnaaaaahhhhh,” Everybody enjoyed Dana’s cooking. BBQ’s always bring out the fun.
After we all filled up on the sweet corn, greens, burgers, hot dogs, shrimp and pork, it was time for dessert.
Nana came out with a box of cookies! Yummy cookies!
Blain looked up at Nana and said, “you know you can never eat just one.”
Nana agreed and went for a blue ribbon cookie herself.
Flat Stanley liked the little balls covered in powdered sugar and it showed! His mouth was covered in the white powder!
It was such a hot day we had to give a lot of extra water to the chickens to keep them cool. Flat Stanley brought all the kids over to show them how to give them the treats and water.
While they were feeding the chickens they heard the magical sound that made Nana RUN down the driveway hollering for the kids to hurry hurry and get to the street to stop the Ice Cream Truck!
A ding and a ling and woooppedy doo dooo…we like ice cream, do you?
The ice cream truck stopped at the end of the drive and all of the kids listened to the ice cream truck music clanging as it drove up to us.
There were so many options, Flat Stanley didn’t know what to choose!
His friend named Promise helped him out by selecting the Hello Kitty ice cream bar.
Nana chose the pineapple one. She was so surprised to get ice cream from an ice cream truck on OUR street! This hasn’t happened since Nana was a little girl.
She was smiling so wide! You know who else was smiling?
Papa! He was really enjoying the nice celebrations for caring Dad’s and Papa’s like himself and Dana!
I hope this finds you smiling too! Enjoy a wonderful Father’s Day!