After having an already fun and crazy holiday weekend, it was then topped off with a cookout at Andy’s parent’s house.
There was so much food! We munched on grilled chicken (with different sauces to dip in), hot dogs, potato salad, pasta salad, chips and salsa, deviled eggs, and watermelon. To drink we had an assortment of beer and wine as well as iced tea, water and soda.
My favorite was the potato salad as well as the homemade salsas that Andy’s sister-in-law, Lindsay, made.
I think I ate my weight in the chips n’ salsa!
I filled my plate with a bit of everything:
We brought our dogs, Boo and Sophia, over for the day. Andy’s parents have three dogs and Andy’s brother Joe and his wife, Lindsay, have one. It was a like a crazy dog park!
The dogs literally played non-stop for 5 hours. Boo is really fast (and knows it…he’s not very modest!) so he enjoyed running at full speed being chased by the others:
Baby Claire (Andy’s niece and God daughter) was also enjoying the 4th of July cookout and dressed the part:
Boo made sure to tell Claire that he loved her outfit:
Isn’t Claire so cute?! I just love her!
Claire with mom and dad:
Besides eating (which we did a lot of!), we played games of Bocce Ball as we enjoyed the perfect, sunny weather. Then we went back to eating when Andy’s mom brought out this beautiful and festive dessert:
This deliciousness was filled with berries, whipped cream and angel food cake. It was awesome!
Boo and Sophia said their favorite was the watermelon:
We love watermelon!
When Sophia wasn’t munching on watermelon or eating the millions of treats that were given to her, she was doing what she does best: Looking cute and begging for more food!
If Sophia wasn’t bad enough, she invited her partner in crime, Bernie, to help beg:
What little goobers! (But I love them of course 🙂 )
I have to say that this weekend was filled with so much fun, friends, family, and food. What more could you ask for?
I had a great time celebrating and being with loved ones, even when this guy won’t smile for any of the pictures I take:
Now it’s time for me to get my booty to work. I only have a three-day week since I am taking Friday off for a wedding in Cincinnati. More celebrations to come! Have a great day everyone!
Question of the Day:
I’m in need of book suggestions for my upcoming vacation to North Carolina. Do you have any book recommendations?