Friday, July 25, 2008

Surprise Picnic

After dropping Big Guy off for his last day of Mission NOW, Little Guy and I had some errands to run.    We were discussing what we could do as a "mission" project today.    We thought it would be fun to do something for hubs.      We decided it would be fun to surprise him at his office with a picnic.     After talking we also decided that we would challenge ourselves a little further by only using the things we had at home.    We wouldn't buy anything from the grocery store.

We went home and started looking through the cabinets.     So like me, Little Guy picked dessert first!    We stirred up and placed brownies in the oven to start baking.     We had grapes in the refrigerator so we washed and put those in a ziploc.    I found some shrimp in the freezer and Little Guy found some whole wheat rigatoni in the pantry.     Ta Da!   We decided to create a lemon pepper pasta.     

After everything was finished we kept debating on what to take to drink.     Water just sounded so boring.      So we pulled out the blender and decided to make fruit smoothies.  We threw in strawberries, mangos, pineapples, peaches, a little yogurt, some ice....  we kept sipping and sipping.   

Now everything is ready and we have a few minutes until we have to leave.    We are both so hungry and can't wait to surprise hubs!     My pic isn't great, but Little Guy was just so proud.      He has already started thinking about what we can do for Big Guy to welcome him home tonight after a long week of volunteering at Mission NOW.

10 comments:

Melissa said...

Your picnic sounds wonderful!! You Little Guy looks so proud. :-)

Sara said...

Y'all have too much fun at your house! Can I come live with y'all for a little while? :)

i'm black betty said...

umm...i love picnics. you can come visit me at work!!! :D

Dr. Wifey said...

i am hungry again (even though i just ate lunch!)
looks great, hope hubs appreciates it. and Little Guy is a cutie!

mayberry said...

That is so sweet!

Deanna said...

Melissa - Little Guy was excited to take Dad stuff he had made. He LOVES to cook.

Sandi -- Sure. Just let me clean the dishes out of the sink first!

Black Betty - Isn't your office the fun office? Maybe you should suggest it... they might do it!

Wifey - Hubs thought it was great. He had forgotten his lunch.

Mayberry - Thanks!

Confessions of A Mississippi Mom said...

That is so awesome looks like lots of fun....

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

How fun!! Great idea and great lesson for you boys!

angie said...

Love your header. I can't drag my eyes away from your list of recipes for this week so I'm going to have to pop over now! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting when I was featured on SITS. I look forward to many more visits to yours. Off to read more.

Carrie said...

That is one ADORABLE kid! And how nice of him to surprise his Daddy! Heart of gold, I tell you!!