Sunday, July 31, 2011

Family Reunion Day 2!

The Chopped Competitors

Grandma & Michael

Kaity and Thomas holding hands

playing in the fountains

Kaity and Weston

Grandpa bought snow cones

Waiting for dinner

Michael at the park

He wasn't afraid of the fountains


Michael on slides

Michael at dinner

Potato Merangue with strawberries and candied jalopeno from Megan & John

Carisa & Weston - he was a bit shy of the fountains

Vanilla Potato Pudding with a jalopeno/strawberry salsa from Tyler & Carisa

Jalopeno spice cake napoleon with cinnamon potato fries and a strawberry jalopeno sauce from Jared and Sam

waiting for pizza

waiting for dinner

"JOOOS" at the park

Running around

Playing grandma's piano
Day two was a lot funner for us than day one.  Kaity was feeling better and therefore we had less crying.  We started the day by meeting at the park by Tyler & Carisa's house.  They have so many slides and playgrounds to run on - Kaity was in heaven.  At 11 they turned on the fountains and the kids had a blast.  Grandpa bought snowcones for us to share - my very favorite!  Kaity especially enjoyed playing with Thomas at the fountains, she liked splashing him and even tried to push him in once.  After lunch and naps we got back together to go to a flatbread pizza place.  They had gourmet pizzas and salads and it was so yummy!  Even though we had to wait for a little bit, they had a big grassy area outside of the restaurant for the kids to run around in, so they didn't get too bored.  We went back home after dinner and the little ones played outside while we all participated in a home version of Chopped.  Basically there is a mystery set of ingredients and you have a certain amount of time to complete a meal using all three ingredients.  John picked out jalopenos, strawberries, and potatoes.  It was lots of fun and we all made yummy deserts.  Poor Carisa hadn't ever seen the show so she was at a bit of a disadvantage, but she did a pretty good job overlooking the mess and tried to have fun.  All three desserts were much yummier than expected.

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