This week's look at the weekend is a little bit different. With the Victoria Day holiday Monday tomorrow, more of the weekend is still to come. It's amazing how one extra day makes the weekend feel so much fuller and more satisfying, isn't it?
It feels like we have done so much already. We started off Saturday morning with a visit to a farmer's market, where we picked out a pot of organic basil.
No visit to the market would be complete without some fries from the chip wagon, heavily doused in ketchup.
My daughter brought her change purse. She paid for maple syrup lollipops for herself and her brother. She also picked out an iced cookie pop. I always go for the kettle corn myself. As the season marches on, we might even buy some vegetables. I suppose that's really what the farmer's market is about, huh?
We also visited a couple of garden centres to get flowers for our various baskets and pots. I like to pick out the flowers and then stand and point while my husband does the planting. I did do some industrious weed-pulling in the backyard, though, until a bird pooped on the back of my head and neck. Note to self: buy a giant sunhat.
We (and by that I mean he) also got our pot of herbs planted. We are also attempting to grow roma tomatoes in pots. I often buy roma tomatoes because a farmer once told me that they are never genetically modified. Apparently they are not profitable enough to bother with. I hope that's true.
We also went to Target yesterday and found these cute little planting kits in the entryway. They were marked down to 30 cents. Even if nothing comes of them, my girl and I had fun planting the seeds.
Last night, we celebrated the long weekend with a family sushi party. I added margaritas this time, having watched an old episode of Gossip Girl this week where Blair threw a sushi and margarita party. That's an idea I can get behind. When nobody showed up at her party, I understood why. Her personality leaves a lot to be desired. If it were me, I would have gone just for the sushi though.
Of course an extra day on the weekend generally means getting some chores done. I asked my girl to organize her stationery shelf in the pantry. She decided to rearrange the canned goods as well. Bonus.
She and her brother also spent some time playing in a neighbour's yard with friends. After such a long winter it's nice to see them out enjoying the sunshine again.
Jolene has been following us around the yard. Whenever I got a bit of land cleared of weeds yesterday, she would start sniffing the area. Sniffing is not really the right word. I imagine it was the noise that pigs would make while searching for truffles. Maybe snuffling?
I hope you have enjoyed a warm and fruitful weekend. What were the highlights?