It's the final week of school and we're stretching our way toward summer. We're still crazy busy, but this weekend we were able to cross a couple of big things off of our bucket list. I'm going to share them slightly out of order because...um...I took 700+ photos of all our fun on Saturday, and it's going to take me bit to sort through them and decide which are keepers and then which I want to share.
Sunday was Father's Day though, and yesterday was Hubby's birthday. We basically call this Dad Weekend and we do whatever Hubby wants. It's also our unoffical summer kick-off; we feel like it's time to get serious about summer fun when Dad Weekend comes. For his actual birthday our family tradition is to have a picnic. No matter what, every year, his birthday, PICNIC. It's law in these parts.
This year, not for the first time, our picnic ended up on the living room floor due to rain. Our spirits were not dampened though, indoor picnics are great--NO BUGS!
Most of the spread:
This year's menu: sausages, pasta salad, watermelon, juice or pop
This year we did a lemon "Graduation Cake", as my mom always called it. I think on Pinterest it's more commonly called "Poke Cake". You make your basic cake, poke it full of holes, pour jello in the holes, chill, then cover with a pudding layer and finally a whipped cream layer. It's a nice summer cake, and I loved the lemon (the kids weren't as excited, but Hubby chose the flavour).
And here's the Birthday Boy, being silly while we sing.
Love that man!
Let the summer fun begin!
PS. If you would like to join the #happyfamilysummer fun, there's still lots of time to sign up and start your own summer bucket list!