Thursday, May 7, 2009

Red Neck Livin'

My big sister lives a life that's slightly different from mine.  She lives in Florida in what I'd call, um, how do you say it nicely?  The sticks?  We went for a visit this past weekend to meet my new niece and celebrate my nephews birthday and it was pretty awesome.  There was fishing and shooting and little butt cracks - all things you expect to see in the south!  

 
 

Oh there was also wrestling in the parking lot of a local bar, that was awesome.  Ron couldn't get enough!  He's since dug up an old fishing rod, bought a tackle box and tackle to fill it and has been fishing twice - once at FDR park and once in South Jersey!  I don't really get the point of fishing if you can't eat what you catch, but it looks like its Ron's new hobby. 

I don't think I stopped eating the entire weekend we were in Florida.  My sister's a good cook and she made way too much food for my nephews birthday party!  We ate meatballs, kielbasa, stuffed shells, spinach lasagna and all kinds of salads for days.  I'm not complaining, these were the kind of leftovers that just get better after a few days in the fridge!  

But, the best part of the long weekend wasn't the food - it was hanging out with two of the cutest kids you'll ever meet.  

Seriously can you handle it?  Cute overload right?

My parents were also down for the weekend and my mom (who I've recently gotten addicted to tastespotting) made these cookie dough tree pops with my nephew.  
We had tree pops, cake and homemade ice cream sandwiches for dessert - a delicious sugar overload.

We also went to a pretty cool tomato festival - more about that soon!

6 comments:

Erika said...

I have to agree...it was a pretty awesome weekend and those ARE probably the cutest kids you will ever meet :)

But I might be biased....

Mom said...

Glad you city kids had such a good time with the country kids. Loved the pics - can't wait until we're all together again - and I bet this time Nate won't let you get away with not making him oreos! Love you much..

ron said...

When do we go back!

Erika said...

Come back anytime Ron! Ross caught a 17 inch bass (and the aligator!!) out back yesterday and Nate Dog misses you guys already!

Fuji Mama said...

The tree pops turned out great!

eatingoodinthehood@gmail.com said...

Fuji Mama - thanks for the recipe! My nephew had a great time making them with my mom and none of us could stop eating them!