The weather was perfect for a birthday/Easter lunch today.
The sun was shining. The sky was blue. The grass was (and still is) green.
The breezes on the back porch were perfect.
My dad celebrated his 85th birthday this past week…and I decided to host a little luncheon for him.
My hubby did the cooking and I did the table and such.( Retirement is letting him his stretch his cooking skills, which is a good thing in my book! I cooked five days a week most of thirty years…so I am all too happy to turn over the kitchen.)
Here are a few pics of the day…
You will see the delicious ham that hubby baked,
along with my mother’s homemade banana pudding. Yum!
Yes, we did have vegetables, and some were green.
Hubby made a twice baked potato casserole with cheese, bacon, and butter. Yum again.
Chocolate cake was requested.
Sorry, no picture. I was busy cutting and serving it.
Then there is the birthday boy himself…my daddy.
Being the first child, I have been around for most of the near 64 year marriage.
I have been daddy’s girl for many, many years.
He has taught me so many things over the years, from learning to ride a two-wheel bicycle to flying an airplane. He would also share many educator tips along the way with the only one who went into education..Me. My dad was a school principal during my growing up years. And being an educator, it seemed he was always taking additional graduate classes every year. I eventually learned what that was all about. Educators go to school most of their lives! He was also a flight instructor near our small town, having learned to fly in his twenties. He has quite a resumé.
Back to lunch…
The table is set and ready for us to gather around it. I have a small dining room in our downsize..but we manage to squeeze in.
The table is set
I decided to go with colorful table decorations…as it is spring, and Easter is tomorrow.
fun decorations in a formal room
Can there be too much candy at Easter?
Hubby’s ham was delicious…and I have leftovers for Sunday. I love leftovers!
Hubby’s Ham was a Hit
And here is my mother’s extra special banana pudding.
Banana Pudding to Die For
Too Much Easter Candy?
Here is my daddy…85 years young!
He is in excellent health and does whatever he wants!
85 Years Young
And mother, equally young and healthy!
See that white sofa below?
It is in my mama cave. aka, my quiet room, and it is an excellent napping place.
I headed there once the kitchen was cleaned up.
My Mama Cave
Thanks for stopping by today.
I am headed to my mama cave with the comfy sofa to grab some quiet time.
Have a wonderful Easter Sunday!
playing with my camera and light…