Posts tagged ‘picnics’

April 24th, 2012

Birthday Dinner

by Christina

For my birthday dinner we ate outside. It was so lovely and we were headed into such dreadful weather over the weekend I couldn’t have us eat inside.

As you can see… John hates eating or coming to the table… ugh… such is life.

I set the table with some of the beautiful things I received.

An April Cornell tablecloth – isn’t it lovely!

Pink roses from my new rose bush for my garden

And blue & white dishes (my grandma’s pattern) to add to my little collection

And of course we had simple food – food that was my favorite… namely sausages on the grill from Goose the Market! Yum, yum.

It was simple but spectacular and made me sooooo happy!

April 23rd, 2012


by Christina

It’s that time of year again – my birthday. Another excuse to gather friends and family and have a party.

My garden decided to give me a gift the morning of my birthday. I was so excited to find the first rose of the season had bloomed! Isn’t that fun?

I asked John if he wanted to smell the rose. “Sure.” He said and promptly began to blow on it. Didn’t know you could smell flowers by blowing on them. Made me laugh so hard. I think he got a little confused after hearing me say it was my “birthday rose.”

Then it was off to the gardens for a birthday lunch. Last year it was raining so hard we had to have the lunch at Heather’s house.

Heather made some scrumptious Coronation Chicken Salad (Yes, we’re getting ready for the Jubilee celebration in June). I can’t find the recipe she used, but let me tell you, it was spectacular.

And the cake! Did you see the cake? It was a Champagne cake with lemon curd, whipped cream, pineapple flowers and blackberries. Several people had seconds it was that good!

Um, Aunite C, he's bothering me.

The little people were entertained with another Easter egg hunt and then begged us to play with them.

I love these photos of John and Laura interacting – or not. They treat one another as siblings. In other words… they fight a bit. It’s sooooo funny!

Come on Laura, let's play!

Oh, fine, I'll play by myself

John really enjoyed having his very own Auntie A there.

What a fun memory!