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…I ate myself silly!

First, we went bathroom shopping which is a long story I won’t get into now, but at the building supply store we got lollipops to start our day!

Then, it was the 194th Royal St. John’s Regatta, the oldest sporting event in North America held in the oldest city in North America!

And all of that means vendors and food – lots of food! I had the best Indian, from the Hindu Temple, and helped myself to blue and pink cotton candy, which I pilfered from my children!

And I also stole some of M’s snowcone!

After all that, some icy cold lemonade, and some bouncy castle/sliding fun, we came home to get ready for a double birthday party!

Next week my baby girl turns 5 (seriously people, how did that happen? I know many of you remember the huge belly I had only yesterday!) and on the same day, D has his birthday too – I think making him a dad on his birthday releases me from any further birthday gifts, wouldn’t you agree? 🙂

So, knowing the weather would be good – the Regatta only goes ahead if the weather is fine – we planned a party.

And all of that means more food!

Hamburgers and hotdogs, potato salad from ym mother-in-law, fresh and smoked salmon pate from my mom, flourless chocolate cake for M’s cake…

See that 5? It’s a sparkler and she loved it!

…and pavlova with whipped cream and strawberries for D’s cake.

M loved her Strawberry Shortcake cake, which I started at 10pm the night before! Big Thanks to Tricia for making the strawberries, letters, and green trim, while I raced through the rest – fighting fondant that wanted to crack and trying to build a fence, plus adding tons of tiny little flowers!

We had presents – she got a Legos, her favourite thing, and lots of tiny Strawberry Shortcake pieces, among other great gifts.

As an aside, I love that Lego now has a Friends line for girls! M loves Lego anyway, but these little dolls are awesome! And see those two girls? The blond one is my god-daughter and the middle one is her sister, one of my flower girls. Sigh. She’s much taller now than she was then…

Anyway, to round out my day I watched the Olympics… while I ate an ice cream sandwich! 🙂

S.

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