Family Fundays (part two!)

When it’s time for a BBQ at Minke and PopPop’s house, the planning happens for weeks leading up to the day, new recipes are tried, endless amounts of food are prepared for an army and the pool is cleaned and ready to go. It’s pretty much the best way to spend a quick summer weekend trip to LI. And because of the copious amounts of mouth-watering food, there are minimal photos… because yes, I was stuffing my face most of the time! Apparently for G, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. 😉

See cherry tomatoes.

Smell cherry tomatoes.

Gobble up cherry tomatoes right off the vine.

So after she used her sense of taste, we moved right onto smelling the flowers…

I can’t make this stuff up. 🙂

We got close to eating those too, but then we showed her all the food Minke and PopPop had ready for us. Grandma brought her famous cheese, meat and cracker appetizer platter and it was as tasty as ever. This was the response we got when she caught sight of all the edible goodies…

Since we hadn’t taken a recent family photo in awhile, we attempted one here. Trust me when I say there were about 18 other outtake photos from it and these 2 are the best. I don’t know how it’s going to be physically possible to take our holiday card this year and have everyone smile while looking at the camera, let alone stand still!

Oh yeah and thanks to Riese for the photobomb in this “2/3 of us look good in it…!” one.

I’m not sure G liked her time in the pool. What do you think?

As with every Susman event, the desserts were as delicious and plentiful as the main meal. We have an expert baker in our family, just in case you didn’t already know. Raq is a teacher by day, but incredibly talented baker by night/weekend/early morning…she may or may not have baked 500 cookies to contribute to this BBQ (no joke. they weren’t all for us though…phew, we’d still be there eating them right now if they were! my mom had an orchestra concert party to bring them to the next day in case you were wondering).

And then we ended the night with a little stint at the firepit. It got smokier before it got fire-y-er, but it set the tone for a great night of conversation after a super filling BBQ. 🙂

Thanks for everything, Minke + PopPop! G still loves eating her tomatoes…although we try to wash them first now. 😉


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September 23, 2013 · 2:39 am

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