Y'know what they say, if you find a good park to celebrate holidays at, do it for every holiday....
While waiting for some people to arrive, Chelsea, Grace, Fraser and I explored more of the park. It's funny, when I was a kid I spent a fair amount of time here (and won the Epic Roller-Blade-Off of 1993 here). When I was a teenager I decided that this was to be the location of my wedding. Now as an adult I really am just so taken by how beautiful it all is. The vibrant colours of the flowers, the beautiful layout, and a fair bit of sweet nostalgia all make this place a favourite of mine. And then Delaney announced that she wanted to be married here...
Bri, Chel, and I were all in charge of Mother's day this year. My grandparents came in from Arizona for my baby cousin's dedication and afterwards came over to the park for lunch. We had an amazing meal, all cooked by Chelsea, yummy desserts that Bri made, and one of the best afternoons playing games and sitting in the breeze. A random cold snap came in this weekend and Sunday was a beautiful 62 degrees, with a very chilly wind. I was quite pleased. My job in the whole affair was organization of people, and places. Trust me, my sisters got the easy jobs ;-)
Pansies from our garden on an amazing 6 layer lemon chiffon cake with home made lemon curd. Yes, it was to die for (and for those who always ask for the recipes, I promise I will be providing them soon!)
We have become quite obsessed with playing croquet. Eric is not athletically minded in the least, but proclaimed this his "favourite sport." My dad is still wondering if we should tell him it isn't exactly a sport....
Midnight on Saturday I decided that I needed a new skirt to wear. Old faithful, some blue linen, and two and a half hours later, I had my new favourite skirt. No really, I love this dumb skirt. Best hem I've ever done, best sewing I've ever done. Also, linen is not the fabric of my life. I fully intent to live in it all summer long.
While my flower arranging skills leave much to be desired (honestly I was so frustrated with other things that I only arranged about five flowers and then threw in the rest!), the colours were absolutely beautiful together.
Bri's key lime tart. Best key lime I've ever had!
Someone stole some frosting from the cake.
Eventually the fact that I was up until 2:30 in the morning caught up with me, so I laid down on a blanket to read (FINALLY getting to Never Let Me Go, which I am so far throughly enjoying (if that is the right word)). I ended up falling asleep for a little while as the down-right chilly breeze blew my skirts about. A perfect day.
All photos by Delaney and myself.
I hope your day was just as wonderful.