Lately our mom was running around a lot and
exchanged many emails with 'someone'
secretly to prepare this table....
for our dad!
Wednesday was our dad's barkday.
It doesn't look like she did a huge job but
mmmmmmmmm.. what can we say???
Mom wanted to throw the pawty earlier the night but you know her....
Poor brudder James...
he was waiting for a long time and he was pooped when everything was FINALLY ready.
The barkday boy, our dad unexpectedly announced
that he wanted to make pizza!!
Mom planned something else (to order something, mom???)
and she didn't know what to do BUT what an offer!!
We ALL love his meals! :) :) :) :)
Dad was about to cook pizza in Big Green Egg.
(L) Tomato, Anchovy, Shallot & Olive oil on whole grain dough
(R) Tomato, Mini Portobello, Gorgonzola, Baby Parmesan,
Bocconcini (Yum!) & one more cheese (geeeee, we forgot its name) on
whole grain dough.
Dad put fresh Basil on top.
"Ahhhhhhh it smells SO good!
You are HIRED!"
Two male humans in the house.
We wonder what was in the big box!!
(James) "The present must be belongs to me! I am the King (of the house)!"
(Momo) "The big and flat box means a delivered pizza!
BUT it doesn't smell anything like that!"
(Pinot) "Let me sniff it first!"
Dad's guessing had begun.
I Pinot was still sniffing and had no clue!
Ok... dad could easily tell it was shipped.
("Mom, did you wrap it right after you picked up the delivery?")
Mom told him a hint that it had arrived from NYC.
Dad is usually very good at telling what's inside but this night
he gave up and opened it!
"What what what??? Is this painting??"
I think I know the artist. Is this Asta's moms' work?????"
Our brudder was having dad's pizza and watching what was going on.
What a beautiful painting!!
We LOVE it!!
We were barkless for the longest time. It's not just the way it's painted
but we're amazed how our pawsonalities were captured on the canvas.
Mom had another present to dad which was personalized Stamps.
This Easter family photo was one of many photos that mom
sent to Asta's mom to request the image.
So she ordered stapms as a memory of this project. :) :)
Asta's mommi, we can't THANK YOU enough for your beautiful work.
We know our mom made your mommi very very busy.
We're sending you a lot of a lot of kisses and hugs
to you and your mommi and daddi.
Momo & Pinot/J &R