Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Pool Party

Today was our first time going out to Summer & J's pool this year. That means Summertime has officially begun! YAY!


Lori was telling Summer and I about these drinks that she had in Brazil, Caipirinhas. They are made with sugar, crushed ice, lime juice, and this liquor called Cachaca. Lori was saying that when she gets her hands on another bottle of Cachaca, that she'd love to make some for us. She wasn't sure if you could get it in the U.S. or not, she'd gotten her last bottle in Brazil.

Summer said that sounded oddly familiar, and had a hunch that she might possibly HAVE a bottle of Cachaca in her liquor cabinet! We went in to see, and sure enough, she did. Summer definitely wins the prize for having the most thoroughly and impressively stocked liquor cabinet ever!!

So obviously we had to make some! They were delicious.

We played some more cornhole, rounding out this amazing three-day weekend with FOUR days of cornhole in a row!

Here is a picture of a bag that Summer threw, as it blasts into the hole. CORNHOLE!!!

Summer and Lori!

Happy Memorial Day, everybody! Here's to a fantastic summer! I hope it's a hot one!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Final Day of Erlewinefest

Meg, Liz, Aaron and Sam all had to leave this morning, so we got together for breakfast at Casa for one last get-together. Dad and Kate played with plastic animals!

Amy, Elise and Dan. There were so many of us that we flowed into that booth behind them, too!

Sam playing Peek-a-Boo.


His pancake was shaped like a mouse!

Mmm, huevos rancheros.

Family portrait!! Minus Sue, Tom, Judith and Ben.

Stephen and Judith don't leave until tomorrow morning, so we had a final dinner over at my parents' house. We got to play MORE cornhole! This is the best weekend ever.

Kate wanted to play, too!

Mer and Kate.

Picking up bags.

This girl NEVER walks! Ever. She always runs.

Bringing the bags to me!

So helpful!

Dad and Ben both wore their Hawaiian print shorts! TWINS!!!

Sausage plus delicious sides.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Erlewinefest Continues!

Today, the whole Erlewine gang trekked down to the Farmer's Market. There is a very important ritual that happens there every week. Kate gets a pawpaw popsicle from the Integration Acres booth and eats it with Grandpa.

Sam got to try one too!


At the end, you can pour the leftover juice into a little cup and enjoy.

Strolling with Grandma and Grandpa.

Leaving the market.

We spent the afternoon hanging out at Mer and Pete's house! Pool time!

Sam and Meg!

That evening, everyone got together for a cookout at Mer and Pete's. The kids busted out the sand box.


Corn hole!!

Cousin Dan!

Mmm, Two Hearted Ale.

Pete was the grill master. Including significant others, there were EIGHTEEN of us!!

Elise enjoying her hot dog.

Ben enjoying his beer.


Cheeseburger with delicious sides.

Time for some unicorn pegasuses! Dan!



Sam! Sam is currently the youngest recipient of a unipeg.


Sam wanted to give me a tattoo too.

My tattoo!

Unipegging Liz.


Liz and Aaron!