Mother's & Father's Day BBQ

Ellingsen Photography Family Summer BBQ-Whole Family

On Memorial Day my family went a little rogue and decided to have a joint Mothers-and-Fathers Day celebration. (Really, it was the only day that we all had free!) We kids BBQ’d up a storm – rum shrimp, burgers, salad, fried zucchini, corn on the cob, fruit salad, the works. It was sooooo good. I really didn’t get any prep photos since we were trying to get so many dishes out at the same time, but at least I managed to capture the end results…sort of.

Ellingsen Photography Family Summer BBQ-Table

The flies were lovin’ our burgers so we got out mom’s latest find of pop-up tabletop screens. So handy, right?

The shrimp are super easy to do, just boil down the rum glaze beforehand and grill ‘em for a few minutes. If you want the recipe just let me know!

Ellingsen Photography Family Summer BBQ-Grilled Rum Shrimp

The roses are fresh out of the garden, they’re my dad’s specialty.

Ellingsen Photography Family Summer BBQ-Roses
Ellingsen Photography Family Summer BBQ-Mom and Roses

Dante just loooves his Uncle Eirik. Maybe because he’s the only one who hasn’t sat on him when he was under his blankie.

Ellingsen Photography Family Summer BBQ-Eirik Dante

Anja got a little hot running around with Sprocket and Dante.

Ellingsen Photography Family Summer BBQ-Anja Rhodesian Ridgeback

My plate, sans cheeseburger. What? I don’t like my food to touch unnecessarily.

Ellingsen Photography Family Summer BBQ-Plate

My poor family, the “I’m just testing my settings” trick gets them every time. (Except for Lars, apparently.) Love how Eirik has both dogs in his lap at once. :)

Ellingsen Photography Family Summer BBQ-Family Unawares

Since each kid has a dog now, once we’ve finished eating it’s all about the lap snuggles…and begging.

Ellingsen Photography Family Summer BBQ-Sprocket
Ellingsen Photography Family Summer BBQ-Anja Lars

Anja – the sixty pound lap dog. For an “awww” moment, here’s how wee she was when they first brought her home.

Ellingsen Photography Family Summer BBQ-Anja Sarah

Ewww parental unit kissing!!

Ellingsen Photography Family Summer BBQ-Dad

Stay tuned for more dog jumping photos, this time with their super dog capes! I’ll be back with those…eventually. Anybody else’s summer just filling up and flying by? I can’t believe it’s mid June already!

xo