Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day! Mer, Pete and Kate had a cookout to celebrate. Ty got dressed up for the occasion!

Mom made mango salsa. Mmm!

Kate decorated the inside of her playhouse!

She also made a beautiful banner for the party.

Look at that patriotic spirit!

So much red! Good job being festive, gang!

Avocados for the burgers!

Kate also concocted a complicated system for attending a fashion show hosted in her bedroom.

Grandpa's in the Memorial Day spirit, too!

The banner, in all its glory! Complete with menu and activities list.

Target practice!

Lil' Kate and Uncle Ben.

Shootin' BB guns!

Pew! Pew!

Mer's turn!

Dad and Pete were in charge of the burgers.


Grace's turn!

Pew! Pew!

Joey's turn!

In tandem!


I made three kinds of macaroons for dessert! Plain, chocolate, and chocolate chip.

The fashion show was pretty high-security. You had to fill out applications to enter!

Kate scanning her card to let us in.

Fashion show! Mer scored a TON of amazing clothes at a yard sale pre-sale, and Kate showed them all off for us.

This one was my favorite. Does it come in my size???

Happy Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Memorial Day Cooking Club

Valerie hosted a Memorial Day potluck today, and we called it cooking club! So the theme was, "Memorial Day Weekend Party."

I brought Smitten Kitchen's Date, Feta and Red Cabbage Salad.

Yumi brought spring rolls!

Special guest Suzie made this delicious spring pasta salad.

Special guest Pete baked this delicious bread!

Valerie made salmon puffs!

I forget who made these delicious cinnamon rolls.

I also forget who made these delicious cheese rolls!

Nancy made lemon cheesecake bites!

Memorial Day Weekend party!

 Emily made a carrot salad with crisped chickpeas and tahini dressing from Smitten Kitchen. 

Special guests Vana and Joe made cookies!