Tuesday, 14 May 2019

What a fun weekend!

Isabelle's Birthday

Saturday was Mayfair at the kids' school in Ottawa. They tidied up, closed up, and began to make their way here. I got the signal that they were coming late afternoon. I sat out on the front porch with Annabelle, and spotted the rose-breasted grosbeak and the female cardinal.

It was Izzy's birthday last week, although her party was last weekend. Grampa had ordered a Beatles-themed cake, and t-shirt for Saturday. They always play The Beatles in the car on the way to shopping. Hence the image!

A two-part video; Grampa downloaded two songs. The first, 'Hail to the Chief' while the girls were downstairs watching a video. JL was tickled. Fake champagne was involved.
Then, the next part of the video was Izzy's birthday song.

Mother's Day

I cooked the bacon before Joffie did the eggs. Izzy took the orders to ensure that all got what they wanted. Isn't this cute?! She really got into the role.

JL, my SIL, cut our toast into a heart shape! Caitlin opened gifts. Joffie had made her mumma two lavender sachets that she had sewn in class.

Sunday morning, there were pressies for Momma and I.
This is the bowl, a Carnival fruit dish, that I bought on auction on the Friday. My gift to Caitlin. It was good of her to bring the gang for Mother's Day.

Next, a walk was called for. On the way we spotted a pair of geese. They'd been walking in the meadow, caught on the trailcam. Isn't this fun?!

Down we went to the pond. It was a surprise to see a pair of geese. They were on the trailcam.

Canada geese from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

You can see wood duck box #1 to the left of Caitlin. It has about a dozen eggs in it.

Joffie climbed the tree.

In the next photo, you see the meadow, with JL and Izzy sitting on the tree.

My son, Jesse (my middle child), did Facetime with his wee ones with me from Vancouver. They were off to see his MIL shortly.

My youngest son isn't speaking to me, yet my heart is full with the joy of the love of my children. Two out of three ain't bad. My youngest is gainfully employed, I just hope he is healthy and happy.

 I hope all of you thought of your mothers on Mother's Day. Mine passed May 13, 2007, the day before Mother's Day that year. I often think of Mom. I am grateful for having been adopted.

Caitlin brought me two beautiful hanging baskets. Aren't they lovely? It was an amazing day.


Anvilcloud said...

It looks to have been celebrated well.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jenn, looks like a fun weekend with the family. Happy belated birthday to Izzy. Love the Grosbeak and Cardinal. Enjoy your day and new week ahead!

Karen said...

I have one that has cut me out of their lives too. They haven't come by for ten years.

Nancy J said...

What a grand time together, love the singing, the bowl, and your baskets, a gorgeous fuchsia ( Is that spelt right) .All GO down here, gid stoppers, vinyl floor covering ordered, collect on Friday, Grandson's Graduation ceremony tonight, we can see it all with the University live link, I did a dry run last night with the live link, to see the first of all the ceremonies.To think this can be viewed all over the world for those who cannot attend, modern technology is so good.XXX

Red said...

Your life is always very busy. Estranged children are a very sad situation. I wish you the best on this one.

William Kendall said...

For the most part, it sounds like you had fun.

Angie said...

Jenn - this post oozes love and fun! Who couldn't smile and join in the refrain on "Yellow Submarine"? And I had to giggle at family members photobombing the trail camera. Hilarious! Belated Happy Mother's Day to you!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari om
Jenn, am so glad you had this joyous day. The girls are really growing up now! The flouncy fuschia is gorgeous - fuschias of all types are among my favourite plants. It looks perfect on your porch table! YAM xx (who is sending this from Queensland this week :-))

Christine said...

Glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day and happy birthday Isabelle. Sorry about your youngest

Gill - That British Woman said...

love, love that carnival glass piece. Great photos of your family.