Monday, April 04, 2011

Scenes from the weekend

 I had a really nice weekend. It involved sleeping in {well, as much as 8 a.m. is sleeping in! it's as good as it gets around here}, sipping lattes, building castles, reading books {stay tuned for two book reviews later this week), attending a preschooler's birthday party, and enjoying a fabulous evening of eating, drinking and visiting with a lovely group of friends. We were so busy having fun celebrating my birthday that I forgot to take a single photo until after everyone had gone home! It was a great party.

I made these super-delicious cream cheese tarts for dessert {they were in addition to the profiteroles and bowls of Cadbury mini-eggs}. We ate them after snacking on bread and cheese {brie with tomato and basil,  & goat cheese rolled in cranberries}, veggies and dips, popcorn and chips.

Plenty of wine to choose from, as well as diet Coke, fizzy lemonade and all sorts of teas.

 My friend Shannon brought me a big bouquet of pink tulips. 

 And my sister-in-law brought an even bigger bouquet of assorted flowers. I love that I've got flowers in the living room and the kitchen!

We watched Letters to Juliet {note to self: must visit Verona!}, chatted and laughed and had a lovely time. It was perfect, and just what I had hoped for. Sunday was good, too. We hung out at home most of the day.

 Dylan illustrated some of his favourite scenes from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Love this one of Lucy and Susan with Aslan!

We sat on the couch, reading and watching many episodes of Dino Dan. The boys are crazy for that show.

 In the afternoon, I dropped Sawyer off at a gymnastics birthday party, and Dylan & I drove through Starbucks before heading back to watch the little ones.

Sawyer was having a ball, especially on the rings. He swung back and forth for ages.

 The kids had to be barefoot on the mats in the gym. Afterwards, when it was time for cake, they decided to leave their socks and shoes off. Look at those little toes!

 Back at home, the boys built a fort in the bedroom, and a castle of blocks in the playroom.

 Once the kids were in bed tonight, I decided I needed to get out for some fresh air in between rain showers. I took a walk around the neighbourhood.

Our house has the prettiest flowers on the block.

Yep, another daffodil photo. Just can't get enough of them!

I can't believe it's Monday again already! And the 4th of April. Wow. I've got a lot to do today to get ready for Thursday's surgery {gulp}, so I might not make it back here later today for a Much Love Monday post. Perhaps I'll swing by tomorrow to say hello on my birthday {ooh! I'm excited! I love my birthday!}, and post some photos of sleepy me opening presents before heading off to work at 7:45?! Until then, I'd love to hear all about your weekend... What did you get up to?

21 comments:

  1. You celebrated in the most perfect way! I think hanging out and having a girly time is what I love best.

    You got some beautiful flowers. I bet your house is smelling lovely.

    I do adore the Narnia illustration. Great that you are starting them young :)

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  2. Those creme cheese tarts looks amazing, my mouth are watering.
    Sounds like an amazing weekend, and happy birthday tomorrow:)

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  3. Fruit tarts, drawings, wine, daffodils, Starbucks, best girlfriends, gymnastics and sleeping in? Sounds like a perfect weekend to me! Happy birthday eve :)

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  4. it looks like you had the best, best, best weekend! :) i loved letters to juliet...my silly little heart was just all aflutter.

    happy (almost!) birthday! hope your busy week goes well, and that thursday isn't too entirely dreadful.

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  5. happy birthday eve!

    ahem...where is your cupcoat in that starbucks photo? just kidding...mostly :)

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  6. Faiza! The cup coat is in my other purse :( Wish it were in this photo!

    My sister bought me a fab new handbag for my b-day. I'll go grab the cup coat right now and pop it in!

    I like to call it "birthday eve," too!

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  7. Gracie- he drew Cair Paravel, too! And the statues coming back to life. I'll have to post those as well.

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  8. Happy Birthday and good luck for Thursday!

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  9. Yum yum! Your get together looks like it was perfection! Those fruit tarts look so tasty. Good thing I'm on my lunch break now :)

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  10. You made those tarts? They look amazing! And I do love daffodils!

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  11. Looks like a lovely, springy and delicious weekend ! Have a great week, Erin! xo, Britta

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  12. I can almost smell the flowers through the computer screen... gorgeous!!

    Happy Monday Darling! xo

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  13. oh yay! it sounds like such a great birthday party! i love all the delicious things you made. my weekend was pretty low key, but it was filled with dear friends, a sweet movie, and ice cream!

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  14. Its your birthday in Australia now! So Happy birthday gorgeous lady. I am so lucky to have meet you through blogging and wish you all the best for the coning year.
    Events that are so much fun you forget to take photos are definitely a testament to what a wonderful time you had with even more wonderful friends!

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  15. those cream tarts look ridiculously amazing!


    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  16. Can we be blog friends? After reading your blog a bit, I think we should :)

    Hope you have a great day!

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  17. such a lovely weekend! those tarts look scrumptious, and paired with mini eggs and fetzer wine: what more could a girl ask for?

    I hope tomorrow brings you lots of love and laughter as you celebrate another wonderful year!

    xo

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  18. Happy Birthday, Erin! I'll light my special birthday candle for you tomorrow. :) EP in Cochrane

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  19. happy early birthday! i hope tomorrow is filled with wonderful celebrations.

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  20. WHAT A PERFECT CELEBRATION!!! i wish i was there!!! flowers (so pretty for the pretty birthday girl!), tarts (my momma made me some just like those... send me the recipe won't you? delish!!!), and wine!!! oh my! :) "letters to juliet"-- my sister took me to see that this summer when my life was upside down. it was the perfect way to forget, and to enjoy and to be excited about love-- even when it's not the way you planned.

    good choice!!! and i'm so glad you all had fun! :)

    those toes.. adorable!

    obviously you know about the weekend/week i've had :( so i am glad to put it behind me! LOL fingers crossed my car is back and running in the next day or so.

    xoxoxoxo! HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY! :)

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  21. You always know how to fill a weekend with such wonderful things. You boys are very, very lucky. Especially because there were fruit tarts involved. And Cadbury mini-eggs. I love those so much I'm trying to avoid them because I'm afraid of eating another entire bag in two sittings.

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