Well, as you all know we have just concluded the Mayhew/Harbin/Mayhew family reunion at Oak Haven Resort.
Tammy had football food duty and the girl certainly delivered. We started around noon with loaded potato skins, jalapeno poppers, potato chips and onion dip, and tortilla scoops and salsa. Through the course of the afternoon, we also ate cheese and crackers, chicken taquitos, Bagel Bites and cheese enchiladas. This is why we ask Tammy do the football food. We might starve if it were not for her.
Just to make sure we had enough food, we trotted out Bunny’s ham dip. Here’s the recipe. You might miss it if you blink.
1 big can Underwood Deviled Ham
1 small can Underwood Deviled Ham
1 8-ounce container sour cream
Mix together and serve with Frito’s Scoops (required).
However, the biggest hit of the day was an apple juice popsicle because it provided the grandparents with hours of entertainment with our precious granddaughter, Sydney, after we graciously pushed her parents out the door to run errands.
Bunny gave Sydney this nifty popsicle maker in her Christmas bag and we filled it up with apple juice and stuck it in the freezer. There is nothing better – and I mean nothing – than a two-year-old child with a popsicle, four doting grandparents and one uncle who thought he didn’t like children until he met Sydney. We all sat around like goofballs watching her lick her popsicle. And, of course, it didn’t stop there. Sydney thought it would be a lovely idea to share so she toddled around the porch offering a lick to everyone.
This, of course, takes double dipping to a whole new level. But we all did it. We all swapped spit on that popsicle and we did not even care one bit. We were all two years old, blissfully enjoying an apple juice popsicle in the middle of November.
To say that we were fools for love all weekend would be an understatement. Mark, known as King Daddy, put socks on his ears and had very gentle pillow fights with Sydney. Granddaddy made silly faces. Bunny fed her Cheetos until her fingers were bright orange. And Noah is already planning his first trip to Claire’s with his niece. The boy can pick out jewelry, I am telling you.
And Nana? Well, Nana just has no words for this happy situation we find ourselves in. Tammy said when the N.C. Mayhews got home and Sydney awoke from her nap she looked around and said, “Where is everyone?”
Oh, we’re here, Sydney. We are most definitely here. Nana loves you.