Monday, June 1, 2009

Grillin' and Chillin'

What a beautiful weekend! Sunny, but not too hot--perfect for our first grill-fest of the season.
Also perfect for lots of pic-taking. Luckily, Pickle was in a cooperative mood.

She looks all grown up carrying her purse in this one!

Close up:
Don wanted to see what that one would look like in black and white:

Here she is posing:
Pickle on the tire swing:
Gooser wanted to pose for some freaky pics...
And some non-freakies too:
Doll head!!
A lot of flowers in my yard are on the verge of blooming--I tried to capture some of those:

I love this one--just about to burst open!
Then we had a great cook-out. We made Bobby Flay's Honey-Chipotle chicken wings. They were amazing!
Don couldn't stop gorging on them and now he's doubled over from pain of over-eating.

We also made a delicious guacamole with grilled corn in it, fresh fruit, corn on the cob and bratwurst.

Gooser with corn:
Here's the gang outside:

Oh--and we made s'mores!
Chocolate-face Gooser:
Finger lickin'good!


Ronda's Rants said...

Not only does the food look amazing but the children as usually are beautiful! I love your flowers...I don't have very much blooming right now...too much rain I think!
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Erin said...

Mmmmm- gonna have to try those!!

Becky said...

Oh so good! Looks like a fantastic weekend! Love all the pictures;)

Jenni said...

Awesome summery pictures!!!!

And now I am hungry!

Rebecca Jo said...

I can smell that Peony just from the picture... love how its ready to pop open!!!

That last picture of Pickle is the perfect summer picture - licking the BBQ!!!

Kori said...

I always come over here to read and before I finish I am starving. Wonder why that is?

Loved all the pictures.

noble pig said...

How fun! I love Pickle's dress and that one of Gooser and the baby head made me laugh out loud. Those wings sound delicious! I'll have to look up that recipe.

Jen said...

Yum! what a great cook out!!!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Ooooh yummy!

That doll head is freakin me out....

Cyndy Bush said...

That food looks yummy! And the flowers are beautiful, and I need a button that says I <3 Pickle. LOL! All the kid pics are adorable...OF COURSE! Looks like a great time.

The Townhouselady said...

Your children's faces just make me smile. So precious. What is the name of that flower that looks like a purple exploding firework? Gorgeous!

I posted pics of the flowers that are blooming in my backyard at the moment (I'm not nearly the lens woman you are though).

Great post.

CaraBee said...

What a great afternoon of grilling!

Glenda, saved by grace said...

Man that looks good! Your children are (as always) beautiful!

SouthernDogwoods said...

Yum! When are you grilling out again - I am coming over!

Aleta said...

Your children are as beautiful as the blooms in your garden!

Auds at Barking Mad said...

The chicken looks AMAZING! Gonna have to try that one now that we've got the grill out from under it's covered and have fired it up!

Your pics, as always, are adorable...well except for the freaky baby head ones. That thing gives me the willies!

Anonymous said...

We're knee deep in summer weather too, and everyone is so much happier! Thanks for sharing your version of it--the last pic is my favorite.

Schmoochiepoo said...

I love reading your blog. Your pictures are great and your kids are so darned cute. :)

Anonymous said...

All those pics are great!!! Gooser and Pickle are precious!!!

Allison said...

Catching up on your blog!

Great flower pics!

Looks like a fantastic and yummy bbq outside! Mmmm, I love smores!