We were lucky to celebrate a later Mother’s Day this past weekend with Glenn’s mom and the icing on the cake was a delicious dinner planned and cooked (mostly by the kids). The two misses decided on the menu, helped to pick out all of the elements and then had to put it all away; which was their least favourite part and who can blame them. What was on the menu? Maple plank salmon from the barbeque, mashed sweet potatoes, grilled asparagus, carrots and broccoli. Oh, they also figured out dessert – berries on sponge with cream. Originally they wanted to make the cake themselves but we had to say no because we don’t have a good GF sponge recipe.
Miss E was thrilled to get to chop the produce under Grammy’s supervision. Miss K is old hat at the chopping bit. This time though she tried something new. Glenn got her helping to cook the asparagus and fish on the barbeque. She was tickled pink. If I am honest, so was I. I can see in the future the potential to not have to cook every single dinner!!! Yippee!!
Glenn had the girls out enjoying the sun this weekend. Miss K is really enjoying her new bow. Maybe one day she will graduate to archer but until then she is all smiles as she shots trees with foam. Miss E has been using the nice weather to practise her skipping and skateboarding. Hope that you have had a chance to enjoy the sunshine as well.
It began with me getting to watch Katrine skate. That was really nice as I haven’t got to see her in a while. Just to satisfy your obvious skating withdrawal (I mean, obviously you miss it to), here are some photos.
Then it was off to my parents where Glenn was put to work. (Doesn’t he look cute in his hard hat?) Anyways, he, dad and Scott spent Saturday re-shingling the garage. Way to work guys!! The kids jumped on the trampoline while us ladies took care of some shopping for dad’s up coming birthday and Miss K’s bridge building project (Yup, even more straws. This should be one heck of a bridge.). We ended our stay with cake in honour of Miss V’s birthday and some sparklers.
The next day saw Miss K at a China sister sleepover and Miss E at the park. This produced two very happy girls and two relaxed parents. Overall a great weekend.
One family member didn’t have quite as a relaxing weekend. Turns out that this family member had some work to do. 😆
Last week was Elspeth’s spring concert. She really got into it this time. Doing all of the actions, belting out the tune. Maybe it was the fact that she got to wear her penguin hat (she really loves that hat). We were two proud parents sitting in the audience that night.
That was followed by Glenn’s birthday. The girls tried to bake a cake for him but some one (hehehe oops) bought the wrong chocolate. It looked yummy but taste….gross. Thank goodness I had bought a back up cake because you can never be sure how a gluten free goodie will turn out the first time that you try the recipe. He had a happy birthday inspite of the cake situation.
Just yesterday Elspeth had her final Spark meeting of the year….until September that is. She is not looking too happy in the photo because she is sad that Sparks is ending and some of her friends are leaving. Highlights of that night’s meeting were her new badge and getting the mug that she painted on a troop outing (she did a great job on the mug if I do say so myself).
That is pretty much what we have been up to aside from school and work that is. We decided to get a start on our garden and planted seeds. First it is a new adventure but also it is exciting to know that if they grow we will have a garden full of the things that the girls want to eat.
Miss E has been out and about on her scooter as well as practising a bit (needs even more practise). She has come up with a pretty creative way to get her scooter home when she is too tired to scoot.
Miss K recently participated in Scientists in the School (Love that program). Her group created this really cool book table. They did a great job too. It can hold up to 35 books. She couldn’t stop talking about how much fun she had.