We just had our very first nice warm weekend of 2012. That means moving out onto the deck and grilling most of our evening meals from now until the end of September. It also means our kids and their kids and often some extra neighbourhood kids come too, creating an atmosphere of complete mayhem. We love it.
Although yesterday was Mother’s Day, our oldest daughter had prepared a lovely celebration meal for the whole family (there are fifteen of us) at her home on Saturday evening. Thanks again, Julie! So last night’s get together on the deck was more of an impromptu, bring-whatever-you-have-in-your-fridge affair. It was amazing what resulted. Pasta salad, fruit salad, grilled sausage and veggies. Yum! I was still recuperating from an unwelcome bout of the stomach flu, otherwise I’m sure I would have indulged much more than I did.
We sat there on the deck for hours.
We were entertained by our son-in-law’s guitar. Love it when he plays.
Little Elijah was giggling at absolutely everything. Love those baby belly laughs.
Watched Caleb (age 8) and Nikolas (age 3) and Jordan (age 29) zoom back and forth in the back alley on scooters. Love seeing Jord try to keep her balance.
Wondered at Reece (age 5) moving his plate of food half a dozen times in order to protect his bounty. Love his thought process.
We talked and laughed and sang and ate. Love it all.
And next weekend we’ll do it again.