Friday was a cold day, but I started it off with a yummy breakfast. I stepped up my avocado toast game with avocado on a bagel and topped with tomato and fresh basil. Delicious.
Q and I braved to the cold wind to walk to the gym. Then we went out to Mississauga to have lunch with my work friends. Dave was also out in Mississauga so we did a few errands and then picked him up.
On Saturday morning, we played with some toys while Dave went for a run and Q napped.
Then I picked up some groceries with Q and Dave and E went to our friends' house to help spread some gravel over their laneway.
The truck delivering the gravel
Between gravel deliveries, the boys took the opportunity to visit Henderson Brewery.
We had some neighbours over for supper and started our night with some local brews - Henderson, Bandit Brewery, and Junction Craft Brewing.
I forgot to take photos of our evening, but E took this one! I made chicken drumsticks with our favourite spice rub (1 tbsp salt, 1 tbsp paprika, 2 tsp crushed black pepper, 2 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper), roasted vegetables (marinated in olive oil, the juice and rind of one lemon and one lime, salt and pepper) over salad greens, and this couscous salad (I doubled the salad recipe, but not the dressing recipe). And for dessert we had brownies with ice cream and strawberries. This was a simple spring/summer meal and I will be making it again.
We celebrated Palm Sunday at church with the children leading the opening hymn and then marching around the sanctuary with their "palm branches" (green craft foam cut into a palm frond shape).
We scurried home from church (leaving early actually) so we could get to High Park for the Colbourn Lodge Easter Egg Hunt. This was the first year I had heard about it, so we weren't sure what to expect. Some friends of ours were coming into town for the day and so they managed to get wristbands for the kids for the 1:00 hunt time. This was key because the hunt was sold out by the time we got there.
Despite the popularity of this event, I don't really know what all the fuss is about. It was $3 for each kid, and they didn't have to hunt for the eggs at all, they just had to pick them up off the ground. Then they exchanged the plastic eggs for a bag of chocolate eggs. I think next year, we will try to organize something with the neighbourhood kids instead.
After the hunt we walked down to the playground and the zoo.
Three war plants flew overhead, probably in celebration of Vimy Ridge day.
We had leftovers from the night before for supper. I love going out all day and then coming home to a dinner that's already prepared.
We enjoyed the Masters, so happy to see Sergio win, and then went to bed early.