Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Holiday Weekend Review

Fun holiday weekend for us. My parents and my brother's family were all staying with us. I love having a full house!!

Friday my parents arrived, and we had a great dinner on the back porch. I made flank steak, grilled asparagus, strawberry & avocado salad, and roasted potatoes. Kate made a blueberry pecan cake for dessert which she decorated beautifully!
Kate showing off her cake skills
Saturday my brother and his family arrived. After settling in and playing and visiting, we went to Garden of the Gods and did the Siamese Twin trail (as a side, I've never seen GOG that crowded! Apparently Saturday of a holiday weekend is NOT the time to be there!) That evening we walked to the Tastee Freeze for burgers and ice cream. A storm rolled in just as we arrived, so it was a bit chilly as we gobbled our food down.
Cousins on Garden of the Gods hike
Joey & Mira
Joey & me
Mira & Me
Kids warming up after cold, rainy dinner
We had a leisurely Sunday morning and then visited Helen Hunt Falls and drove across Gold Camp Road. That evening we had a big meal on the back porch - grilled chicken pesto skewers, buffalo mozzarella, roasted potatoes, kale salad, and corn on the cob.

Ama & Kate making a red, white & blue cake
Helen Hunt Falls
Ama & Mira 
The morning of the Fourth, the kids participated in the annual, neighborhood bike parade, and then some of us hiked Mt. Cutler.  Later we had some friends over for BBQ, snow cones, slip-n-slide, sponge bombs, poppers, etc.
Brother's family at top of Mt. Cutler

(Tripper might have loved it the most!)
Great, exhausting weekend!!

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