Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Jo's Happy Mother's Day

We couldn't have asked for a prettier day.

I really do think Chris missed his calling. He is a wonderful cook.

I had never eaten grilled pineapple before. I love pineapple any way, but straight off of the grill is a whole new taste treat.

Chris also prepared pork loin with his own blend of spices as a rub before they went on the grill. The grilled new potatoes were mixed with red, yellow and green bell peppers and chopped onions and cooked with a dab of olive oil.

I have learned that when there is cooking going on the best place to be is standing close to the cook and you will most likely be asked to sample something. Melody was upstairs in the kitchen cooking up some delicious mac and cheese and a wonderful green salad. It can wear a person out running from one cook to the other for those samples.

Seth and Alley Oop


Seth explaining something to his Pa.

Melody, T~Bear, Pa and Seth full as ticks after all of that good food.

Our camera shy Alley Oop

As usual Melody out did herself.

Tersie and T~Bear ready to call it a day

Sweet little Seth pretty much tuckered out. He had a busy day entertaining company and didn't get his afternoon nap. Wow.... I will go ahead and admit it now, I feel like such a bad G'ma right now. After I posted all of these pictures, I realized that I didn't get any pictures of Riley. In my defense though, you have to be quick if you want to get his picture, because he is always on the go and a very busy little guy. I did get him to sit with me for a little bit yesterday and look at the clouds. Tuesday evening is Riley's end of school program and his preschool graduation, We will get lots of pictures of Riley then to make up for not taking any of him for this posting. The kids got us (this was a joint mother's /father's day gift) a pond with a fountain for the yard since we don't have a water feature in any of the gardens. I will take some pictures when we decide where we want it and get it together and working.

Wishing you a blessed day. ~Jo


MYSTI said...

What a lovely family you have. Your day looks like it was not only pretty outside, but a day filled with love and joy. I am so happy for you.

Thank you for sharing your day with us.


Prixie said...

OOOH looks like a sun and fun day!

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

You don't fool me...you were too busy getting those samples...LOL...just joking. I know you are a right fine g'ma!!

I'm gonna have to try that pineapple sometime!☺

Diane J. said...

Is there a greater blessing in this life than having all your chicks under your wings at one time, and sharing food, love and fellowship? If there is I haven't come across it yet.

What a wonderful day, Jo. Thank you for sharing your bounty of food and family. :o)

I love your new header and new look! Good job!

Hope the rest of your week is blessed and beautiful.

Love and hugs,


PEA said...

Hello dear Jo,

I'm back from my trip:-) Sounds like you had a wonderful day and yummm, that food sure looked good! I've never tried grilled pineapple, will have to try that one day...do you put anything on it? Seth is such a little sweetheart. I don't think you would know how to be a "bad" grandma:-) xoxo

Mike Golch said...

Jo,thanks for sharine these photos.great looking family you have there.

violetlady said...

Grilled pineapple. Boy, does that sound yummy.

Jo said...

I'll have to let Chris know that his grilled pineapple caused such a stir. All they did was Melody sliced it and Chris threw it on the grill...... and yummmmm it was delicious.

I am going to bake bread tomorrow so Ya~Ya check in after Sunday, I should have the recipe and step by step posted by then.

Thanks for the compliment on the new look Diane. I figured with armed forces day having just passed and memorial day and the fourth of july coming up I would like to go with something a little patriotic for a while.

Pea you are such a sweet heart. Of course I can be a bad G'ma. That is quite a story that I will have to do a post on....lol

Thanks a everyone for your visits and comments.

Ky Woman said...

Wonderful food + wonderful day + wonderful family = Bliss...

It looks like you had a blissful day!

Aisha said...

Hi Jo, this looks fun! I love bbq. What a really nice day for one. :) It's nice to spend it with family and friends too.

Betty said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Grilled pineapple? Uhmmmm. Sounds wonderful.

julia said...

Okay, my mouth is watering!!

i was fortunate to have my chef son-in-law bbq for mother's day--he did a couple of yummy sauces i'd never had before, and i do love sauces--

So glad to hear you had such a nice day!