Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Leinie Lodge - Minnesota State Fair 2008

It is Leinie Lodge time at the Minnesota State Fair. Stop by and buy a beer and see what Brian is eating. This year Brian plans to try:

1. Big Fat Bacon - bacon on a stick

2. Pig Lickers - chocolate covered bacon

3. Leprachaun Legs- lightly battered deep fried green beans

4. Deep Fried Smores on a stick - at Oodles of Noodles

5. Jerk on a Stick - Carribean Jerk Sausage on stick

5. Walking Taco- taco meat, cheese salsa & sour cream served in a dorito bag full of chips

In addition, he will also continue to eat his favorites:

1. Bull Bites

2. Turkey Tendorloin on stick

3. Corn Roast

4. Sweet Martha's

5. Cheese Curds

6. Chocolate Cupcakes

7. Chocolate Brownie

8. Pork Chop on stick

9. Onion Rings

10. Butcher Boys London Broil

11. Gizmo Sandwich

12. Salted Nut Rolls

13. Jumbo Beef Burrito

and many others I have probably missed. Anyhow, stop by, Brian is always eating. Literally.

See you at the fair!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Maria McDonald - Irish Festival Dancer

For those of you who have not had the opportunity to see Maria do her Irish dancing, I filmed this short clip at the Irish Festival last weekend. I am very proud of her. It's really a lot of fun to watch them perform. Good job Maria ! To start, Maria is found in the green dress with the dark hair (she is the tallest one...go figure).

Sunday, August 3, 2008

And the bride wore....... Spandex?

Saturday afternoon the Laurienzo's attended the wedding party for Brian's cousin Denise and her new husband, Troy. They were married last March in Jamaica. To celebrate the occasion Denise and Troy hosted a pig roast for family and friends. There was a band, a big jumper, a duck pond, and a DUNK TANK! Instead of a dollar dance, Troy and Denise had the $1 DUNK!

As you can see by Vinny's face, this was quite a fun event! We didn't see Vinny the rest of the night. When I finally tracked him down, he was soaking wet from head to toe. Big squirt gun fight with the other kids. Thankfully I had a spare pair of underwear for him to change into, but no extra clothes for the ride home!

If you look really close, you can see Talia covered in dirt. A sign that she is having a very good time!

More dirt!

In the Jumper with Daddy....

Talia decided to dunk herself in the Duck Pond. One of the highlights of her evening.

Time for a short pretzel break for my soggy kid.