It's been a lovely holiday weekend. We kicked it off with Canada Day on the 1st. I grew up there, and we just finalized our kids' Canadian citizenship, so we had a special dessert on Friday to celebrate. Erik had a four day weekend, and in spite of being on call, didn't have to go in at all. Today we had some good friends over, and enjoyed a day of sunshine, good food, great conversation, fun, and a healthy dose of craziness. (What do you expect with nine kids?) Here are a few pictures from our fun weekend.
|The kids staged their own parade in our cul-de-sac. That's Peregrine leading the way, |
Poppy in the middle, and Raphael in the lower left- marching to the beat of his own drum.
Which is very much his style.
|I was just going to serve the kids some vanilla pudding with berries on top.|
Peregrine went all Martha Stewart on me and decided to decorate it.
Where on earth does he get that from? (Along with his flag drawing and "tricorn" hat.)
|Is it just me, or did sparklers get way more lame this year?|
In spite of that, Poppy was mesmerized.
|Canada Day dessert - almond flour cookies with maple cashew|
cream and strawberry maple leaves. Happy little canucks!
(And I like how Raphael looks like he's about to smash his cookie
into something. Typical Raphi.)
To all my friends, American, Canadian, and everyone else, I hope you had a great weekend with much to be thankful for!