Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's Day Weekend

Friday night Dean & I had dinner at Sammy's. This is one of our favorite places. Not exactly the healthiest, but definitely a fave. I love their fried fish. To make my meal a little bit healthy I substituted sweet potato fries for regular fries. They were amazing!!! On the way home we stopped at the store to pick up Father's Day cards. I'm not usually so last minute. Dean waited in the car while I went in. On the way home I pulled out the cards to show them to Dean & I see that the cards say "Grandpa". Yes, I got my dad & my FIL the same card. Yes, they're both grandpa's. However, they are not MY grandpa. I guess I was focusing on the fish that was on the front of the card. Oh well, it's the thought that counts right?

Sat., the girls & I went for our 4 mi. walk around the LSU lakes. It was ridiculously humid & we went at 8:00. I can't imagine what it's going to be like in August. After the walk I went home & did some work in the yard & then Dean's parents, our niece Camille & Dean's cousin Cassie & her kids Cody & Emma came over to swim. 

 Cody had a ball with Dean throwing him. I'm pretty sure this is going to be the last summer Dean can do that. Cody's a big kid for 5!
Cody & Camille had snacks.
Emma posed.

Sunday we had a pool party for Father's Day. Our parents, my brother & sis-in-law Scott & Lydia, Logan, Camille & Dean's grandma were all there. Dean cooked brisket & pork loin & his dad boiled crabs. Lydia makes the most amazing homemade mac & cheese! It was DELISH! It's going to be very hard not to eat any of the leftovers. Of course there was pie too. Key Lime, which has recently become one of my faves. Dean's mom made a great dessert, strawberry delight. It can be made with any fruit & you use angel food cake so it's not the worst dessert every if you're dieting!
Fresh crabs! Dean's dad caught them yesterday morning. They don't get much fresher.
Logan LOVES the pool! He's only 2 but he kicks those legs & moves those arms like he knows what he's doing.
He loves boats & balls. From what we can tell, anything that floats on water is a boat in Logan's eyes. It's so funny to see him point & say "da boat, da boat". It reminds me of the little guy on Fantasy Island hollering "da plane, da plane".
Camille enjoyed her time in the pool too. Logan liked to watch her jump off the side.
She posed a lot for me too. It's so much easier to take pics when the subject is interested in posing!
Logan had a snack for the road. We were in the pool all day long. I think everyone should've slept really good last night. I know I was having a hard time keeping my eyes open at 7:00!!

I hope everyone had a great Father's Day!



  1. Sounds like a fun weekend though!! I about died in the heat Sat morn at the 5k, too. I couldn't believe how hot it was for a June morning!!

  2. Looks like a fun weekend. Oh, those crabs look so good. I love to eat crab and that reminds me of when I was a kid and we went crabbing and then my parents would cook them in a big pot and then we would eat them. Lots of melted butter with lemon in it for me. Yum yum

  3. Looks like a fun weekend! The kids are adorable and those CRABS look DIVINE!! YUM!! Thanks for sharing! XOXO ~Liz

  4. Wow! That's a lot of crab! I want some! What a fun weekend you had, Traci. It is so hot and humid so early, isn't it?..Christine

  5. Who's got crabs?? *snort*

    Seriously, those look amazing. Anyway, you can ship some to TN. I just may be willing to pay for that!

    I thought about you today!! My cousin is going to the NKOTB concert tomorrow. :)

  6. Hi lovely lady.
    Looks like a lot of fun with all the kids in the pool. You have a Beautiful family sweet lady. I LOVE CRABS also!!!
    Thanks so much for your comments about my Anniversary Party Tablescaes. I hope you have a Great Week.
    XXOO Diane

  7. Fresh Crabs....caught by a family member, what could be better???? YUM

  8. Yea, Logan was asleep before we got out of the neighborhood. For your birthday, I’ll make you your own 13x9 dish of Mac and Cheese. LOL.

  9. Man, I love that pool...looks like a great day! I love sweet potato fries.

  10. Ah, how sweet- "da boat!" I love it! Those little floaty suits are the best- James wore his for the first time the other weekend. His little tushy looked so cute in it I about died! He's gonna kill me someday for saying things like that about him!