We couldn't have asked for a better Holiday Weekend than what we go this weekend in Ontario. Absolute perfection. We began the weekend with an invite to our neighbors S & L for dinner with their 8 year old amazing star drummer son who entertained us with some Joe Jackson, and their gorgeous newly adopted form China baby girl. They are such an interesting couple, having met in China. They have many wonderful stories. He speaks fluent Mandarin and told us of an elevator ride he took here in Toronto with 2 Chinese men who made fun of his nose in Mandarin. He responded to their insult in Mandarin and they all shook hands, laughed a bit and then went out for a beer together.
And with great weather like this, you need to find the nearest relative with a lakefront property and descend upon them, family reunion style. Our Paternal Side family reunion was held in Red Bay on Lake Huron. A perfect gathering of our kids, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and babies and dogs. Tehre's nothing more fun than PEOPLE and i love seeing my nieces and nephews.
The highlight of my weekend was having both my kids together to star gaze and sit around the campfire. The lake was spectacular...the recent heatwave has made it like lukewarm bathwater....perfect for the little ones.
After dinner, we hightailed it over to Lion's Head, where we met up with a huge crowd of friends who were camping up there for the amazing fireworks display over the marina. We sat by the marina right near our recently sold cottage....and yes I did try to peek in and see what they've done (nothing) to it.
Nothing like the sunsets in Red Bay.
Waiting for my boy to finish golfing to make dinner. My girl did all the grocery shopping for me, and tonight we are having dinner just the 4 of us after what seems like weeks of people in and out of the house (sister staying here, dog staying her, brother staying here.........birthday parties.....I am craving a little peace and quiet in the house.
I have new neighbors from the UK this weekend too...and I am very excited about getting to know them and making them feel at home on our street and in our country....speaking of which....after 38 years, I applied for Canadian citizenship on Friday......I know.....about Bloody Time right?