Tuesday, May 5, 2009

First Cookout of the Season

Flaming marshmallows

Last week Alessandro and his mom came for a playdate. The weather was beautiful and LP Dad was home for the day, so that playdate turned into the first cookout of the season. Burgers, lamb steaks, yellow squash, and corn cooked perfectly on the grill, while the kids helped LP Dad and Uncle Dave get the firepit ready. The kids were both great helpers, carrying armfuls of kindling and small logs.

Helping daddy

After dinner was done the fire was lit and we pulled out the marshmallows, chocolate bars, and graham crackers. The kids had more fun toasting the marshmallows than anything else, Alessandro toasted all of LP Dad's for him and LP set her marshmallows on fire, made a s'more, took a bite, then passed it off to someone else to eat while she made another. We had a great night and can't wait to do it again throughout the summer.

carrying firewood

3 comments:

Barefoot Princess & Family said...

They both look so old!

Carolyn said...

May this be just the beginning of a long and wonderful spring and summer. Make lots of wonderful "family memories."

Buby + Bleu said...

Whoa! She looks so old in that second shot. Too cute with the sticks and purple flip flops.