Sunday, July 29, 2012

Fun weekend and fruit dip

FUN weekend.  Lots of play and little work.  I'll pay for it tomorrow (the laundry alone!), but it was worth it.  I got to spend Friday afternoon at the park with a friend I danced with in college and haven't seen since.  She was in town visiting and called and I'm SO glad she did!  I loved catching up with her and meeting her cute kids.  Two girls close in age and a two year old little boy.  We are living parallel lives.  :)  It was SO fun to see her again.  I didn't take a picture (I have been awful at taking pictures this summer!) but we had a great afternoon.  

The rest of the weekend included get togethers with two other families we love to hang out with.  First a little pool time!  I finally learned the secret to getting Kole to stay put in the pool instead of just running around it.  

Good old Thomas to the rescue.  This boy of mine loves his trains.  
I love his trains too.  They allow me at least five minutes of down time.  
I'll take it!

Best friends and their dads.  

Our other fun get-together was a BBQ at a friends house.  They made the most delicious meal I think I've ever had!  Seriously!  Great food.  Great company.  We didn't want to leave.  So we didn't!  We all hung out so late.  I think it was the latest my kids have ever stayed up!

My contribution to the amazing meal?  Not much.  My cute friend insisted on making everything aside from a fruit salad.  So I made my fruit salad and I also made some fruit dip.  I thought I'd share this SIMPLE fruit dip because it is seriously so good.  And so simple.  Did I mention that already?  That it's simple and good?  Because it is.  


Whip together:
8 oz cream cheese (softened)
7 oz jar of marshmallow creme
2 teaspoons of Maraschino cherry juice

You can see the dip in the purple bowl on the kids' table next to my fruit salad.  It's light pink and it's delicious!  Not the healthiest, but a summertime hit nonetheless.  

Table for the kids.    

 Table for the adults.  I loved the fresh sun flowers!  

A few more pics from the evening -- 

What kid doesn't love a slip-n-slide? 

Kole was in absolute heaven.  




I think his trains have met their match.
Makes me so excited to have a yard!  This boy and his mom are more than ready for one.  

p.s.  Is anyone else a nervous wreak watching the Olympics!?  I get so stressed during the events (especially girls gymnastics).  My hands start to sweat just watching them!  I can only imagine what their parents must feel like!

p.p.s.  Happy Monday.  :)

11 comments:

Cathy's World said...

What a sweet weekend! I don't want summer to end! Kole looks just like his daddy. I am with you on the gymnastics! I use to be a gymnast. I was going out for the team. I broke both wrist trying to get my dismount right. I was so close. My mom pulled me out. I still wish she hadn't. Oh well. Looks like a fun weekend. I am going to try that fruit dip. I think I will make it tomorrow. We are having Sunday family dinner tomorrow. Were a day late...lol.
Have a great week

Anonymous said...

Kole looks so much more grown up every time you post a pic of him!!! He is growing up quickly!!! Looks Ike a fun weekend, just the way they should be :)

Emily said...

I get nervous watching the Olympics too - I feel bad when someone makes a mistake or just misses the medal by a nanosecond. I just want everyone to win. :)

Simply LKJ said...

What a fun weekend! The fruit dip sounds super yummy and perfect for summer. I find myself screaming at the tv, like they can really hear me???

andee said...

What a great weekend!

I hear you on the Olympics. Matt teases me because I get so nervous for them. Glad I'm not alone!

Amber - Binkertation said...

I get nervous watching the Olympics too!! Glad I'm not alone.

Mmm I'm definitely trying that fruit dip - I like simple :)

Great photos, as always.

Hollie said...
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Hollie said...

Love your blog! I check in everyday:) Looks like you had a fun weekend and that dip looks so yummy! I have a daughter and 14m old son, and it's weird, but he actually looks alot like Kole! lol! Have a great week and I look forward to your posts! :)

Erin said...

Thanks everyone! So glad to hear I'm not the only one who has a hard time watching!

Hollie - that is so funny about your son! You'll have to send me a pic of him sometime! He sounds pretty handsome. ;)

Josie said...

Wow, your friends table setting looks so great! She must be quite the Martha! Makes coming to dinner at my house look totally lame! Glad you had a great weekend, we were all sick around here! Blah!

Darci said...

Hi Erin! looks like a great weekend! Been thinking about you! Love the fruit dip. Love cute Kole! love the Olympics, but yes stressful. I don't know how they do it! xoxox