Sunday, May 20, 2007
Victoria Weekend Birthdays!
We celebrated Steve's birthday and Britt's 12th birthday yesterday. Everyone was able to make it to our place including Mom and Dad, Sherry and family and Grandma and Grandpa.
We had a wonderful day enjoying the lovely weather on our deck( I took some pictures of our deck and yard that actually do show off its best side!). We set up the volleyball and badminton net on the lawn for the kids to enjoy and they did (so did Sherry :) )! We also had lots of great food and drink throughout the afternoon. Grandma made a hot asiago artichoke dip that is to die for! Brittany particularly enjoyed the watermelon. I tried strawberries in balsamic vinegar which were really good. The boys quite enjoyed the red velvet cupcakes that I baked and Brianne iced then decorated with sprinkles or dried edible flowers.
Then for dinner Steve barbequed chicken, mini-ham burgers, sausage and hotdogs on his new BBQ. It works wonderfully and can no longer be called a 'virgin' bbq! Then with the meat we had some great salads, potato, greek, tomato pesto with bocconcini and 7 cup! For dessert Sherry made a butter pecan cake with maple icing that was really good too! We were all definitely well fed! We finished up with a yummy dessert wine from Konzelman, a Riesling Traminer that is sweet and fruity but lighter than ice wine!
Then came the presents! Britt got lots of awesome pink clothes, a webkinz,a couple of CD's, books and SIMS 2! She was pretty happy with all of her gifts and the clothes fit great! Steve hauled in 3 seasons of Mash, a bottle of Australian red wine, a liquor store gift card and an IPOD nano and accessories(along with the BBQ!). He was pretty happy too!
So with the beautiful weather and good company it was a great day!