Sunday, June 20, 2010

fodders day

(my niece lilia and eva)
Happy fathers day to my dad and my danny.

Dad -you have so much energy for my kids and I do love you for it. growing up you were there to tell a weird joke or play pig in the backyard. Your strange humor and lots of hugs and treats galore make you YOU. We all think you are the best.

Danny- You and I get to share equally all this crazy love we have for our children. Laughing about them together and watching you play with and teach the girls is a blessing. Harvey smiling just like you brings tears to my eyes because I know he has a great example in you.

okay enough mushy stuff. now I'm writing a recipe for large group family fun.....

a, pick a major holiday....preferably one where people like to go out to eat...mothers day, fathers day something like that.

b. decide that night you will go out to eat with your entire, exremely large and kid heavy family, to a very popular moderately expensive, nice restaurant. That is located at "The Green" which is a phony feeling fake downtown, outdoor mall, that is constantly packed with people. Not only that they had a really loud 80's cover band with a lady belting out tunes for 4 hours.

c. eat at restaurant. This involved me nursing in a packed lobby with the server telling me to nurse in the family bathroom which didn't actually have a chair inside it. It was so tiny it just had a toilet and a trash can. I wonder where she thought I would sit.....add about 2000 more trips to family restroom because all 600 of our toddlers needed to go non stop. leave restaurant.

d. beat through throngs of joyous fathers day celebrators to go see a movie with all the children. Unfortonately it didn't start for 40 minutes so we had to keep all the children safe (as we sisters traded child abduction stories we'd read or heard about). Enter movie theater and realize there are no seats left. All 1000 of us leave and start telling off the movie theater girl while the kids are crying loud enough to create a sonic boom. don't know what that is me....its loud. Then wait another 30 minutes to see the next showing. This was Toy story 3 people....there would be a riot if this didn't happen.

e. watch movie. 3-d didn't totally impress me but was cute seeing 8 kids lined up wearing the glasses. nurse baby in movie, pass out loads of lollypops, leave movie with crying baby....fall asleep in lobby.

and by the way....Rachel I love you happy happy birthday.


Katrina said...

haha! Such a memorable day in a very different way! LOL! At least- no one had any potty accidents though! That would have REALLY made it memorable... Guess i just jinxed us for next time though... stink.

Amelia said...

it was a tense potty night considering the fact that everett has only been pottying for 3 days and Eva and lilia are known for their "spontenaity" in that area. Also don't forget Elsie's ghetto diaper and Dane running his hands profusely through the mints at the restaurant. ahhhh. memories.