Easter. The defining event for Christians around the globe. We gathered, 11 of us, after church, for dinner, for an egg hunt, and for a birthday celebration.
On the table I used a vintage cloth from my mother-in-law with a yellow center and sprawling vines of yellow and pink flowers. The cake was demolished by the end of the day. Sunny skies belied the rather chill breeze, but that didn't seem to matter to the young ones who stayed outdoors as long as they could.
Monday morning. Another blue sky day. I took Tim (since it's his birthday today) and our Vancouver-based kids out for breakfast at The Pier Bistro. Small, but with a fantastic view of the water, the sun-warmed restaurant was a cozy place to enjoy Eggs Benny and chat over coffee and tea.
A recent conversation with a five-year-old:
me: What's on Sunday?
5-year-old: Easter. And Easter egg hunt.
me: And Grandpa's birthday party. Do you know how old he will be?
five-year-old: 60? .... That's pretty close to 100.
We've been giggling about that for a couple of days now,
Some places around here are warmer than others. My tulips aren't blooming yet, but these, along the water in Sidney (where we ate breakfast), are full and bright. The weather forecast is for a sunny, warm week - just in time to go back to school. Sigh. It's been a lovely break. What do you have planned for this week?
Linking to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Judith of Lavender Cottage Garden.