Thursday, September 8, 2011
Leslie and David Give an Update on the Cookout
THE LABOR DAY COOKOUT: Leslie and David have been working really hard getting everything ready. They are expecting a big turnout. David has invited the staff from the gym. A few of them said they could come. Others said they may stop through, if time permits. Of course some of their regular friends will be there and a few new people, as well.
The patio is suitable for the cookout. They will do more work to it at a later date.
LESLIE: Hey guys. The kids are both napping, so I thought I would take a moment to update you on our progress. As you can see we have worked on the patio. I am using the term "we" very loosely.
LESLIE: I spent the day preparing the baked beans and the potato salad. David prepped the meat and decided to grill a few ribs to test out his new grill. Better to make sure it works now than to wait until we have a house full of people.
LESLIE: Okay. I have to admit, my honey put his foot in these ribs. I'm not sure we are going to be serving them on Saturday. Those folks may be getting chicken instead of these lip-smacking ribs.
DAVID: Uh, darling....my boys are not coming here for the chicken. They are coming for my special ribs.
LESLIE: Honey, you know your boys will eat anything that isn't moving.
LESLIE Anyway, we are excited about the cookout and we can't wait to see you this weekend. Okay, David doesn't want me to say goodbye without you getting to see his special grilling apron. I tell you the truth, I worry about him sometimes. If he wasn't so cute...
David: Ha ha. Isn't she funny?
Leslie: Okay honey, hurry up and show them your apron. It's getting a little chilly out here.
OTHER UPDATES: Antoinette was supposed to be giving you an update on her new kitchen remodel, but she was in no mood to talk about it. They have made progress, but there were a couple of bumps along the way. She had requested they redo the cabinets in antique white with a Tuscany feel. Apparently, there was a major miscommunication, because when she returned from a catering job (leaving her dear husband in charge), the cabinets where mahogany stained. As you can imagine, she was less than thrilled. Tony is still in the dog house for that one. He says it was just a big mistake, but she is not convinced he didn't have something to do with it. He has always loved mahogany. She is rolling with the punches, though, but this means she has to pick a whole new backsplash and countertops. The french doors she ordered for the family room, arrived, but they are the wrong size. They are waiting for the right ones to arrive. Nikaya has been sulking the past few days, because she is concerned about her sleepover. Antoinette has assured her that the sleepover will happen as planned.
Rod and Danielle have been seeing quite a bit of each other since dinner at Danielle's house. The boys have really warmed up to Rod. The cookout will be their first official "couple" outing. Roderick is thrilled. He is also working on the weekend getaway plans for him and Danielle. Danielle has a couple good babysitters lined up, but hasn't decided who will get the job.