Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pickles, Graeagle - Dad's 60th!

Well it was time yet again for the annual pickle making. It's always an adventure!
Our trusty assistant.


This box holds 12 mason jars....or one small child
Aunt Ran and I filling all the jars. Sure was nice to have an extra set of hands this year!
Mom doing the chopping of ALL the garlic.....the sucky job!
Filling with the brine!
It's a wrap 2010 pickles complete!
Giada got to play with Kylie during our fantasy football draft.
Thanks Mel for keeping an eye on the kids!

Then it was off to Graeagle for Labor Day. A nice weekend away with the family and a great celebration for Pops 60th! Isn't he looking good!!
He can never take a serious picture!!
The famous smile...no teeth. But I'm liking the goatee!

Giada had a great time playing with everyone....

Horsey rides with Auntie Steph

Walks with Matt to check out the deer
Family pics with kids....great idea, but not always the cooperation you are looking for.
Much better on this one

Glad Matt and Steph could join us for the weekend!
Her new thing....saying cheese for you to take a picture.
Or grabbing the camera and smiling at it trying to take photos!
One of pops gifts.....who wants to take bets on the amount to times it actually leaves the garage for a ride??Anyone??
Beautiful Graeagle, it's so relaxing there. This is the view of the mill pond. We rode bikes there almost every morning and just walked around, so peaceful! Giada spent her time, throwing and collecting rocks, as well as finding feathers.

Deer!! I love seeing deer when we are there and this time there were a TON! Each night there were 10-15 on the golf course and they would just stroll right next to the condo. Moms, babies, and bucks! Giada loved finding them and pointing them out.
On Saturday night we headed over to Reno to check out the rib cook-off. It was so fun. The ribs were delicious and the gambling was fun too. We were all winners which made it even better!
Ton of people there- wall to wall people the whole time.
Pigs for eating ....

And for decoration.....Giada wasnt so sure about this one but warmed up to him and was petting him.
Even mascots for photo opps!
Kid rides too. My dad just had to play the games in the beginning for Giada. That equaled to me having to carry an enormous monkey around for the next 4 hours. Thanks pops! :)
But there was a train that she had a great time riding on. "Choo Choo!"

And last but not least we have to ride the bear. We are getting to know the people at this condo very well, thankfully they are super friendly!

1 comment:

Dean Family said...

Looks like some good fun and Giada looks like the happiest little girl ever :))