Tuesday, August 22, 2017

My Birthday in Review

Yesterday was my 31st birthday. I celebrated all weekend long: Saturday we went to Springridge Farms where I picked up a few things for myself; Sunday we went swimming and shopping at an art store and the market; yesterday Pat took the day off and we went out for dinner for the first time as a family. A lovely birthday long weekend, I must say!
Here is my new market bag, handmade in Madagascar using natural fibres. I grabbed a few of these for gifts (along with a selection of items to go inside) before I started browsing for me. Pat expressed his surprise that I hadn't chosen one of the bags for myself. I did want one, but there weren't any colours I really loved left. Before we could finish looking around the upstairs rooms, Marc started fussing for food. So we paid for what we had and ordered meals to enjoy at the picnic tables outside. Once our hunger was satisfied, I went back in to find something for myself and was pleased when Pat pointed out that the bags had been restocked. This gorgeous purple/green/grey one had Amanda written all over it!

I also couldn't resist adding this tiny bowl to my collection:
I'll demonstrate all my new art supplies over the next few days and I'm sure photos of my birthday flowers will make it up at some point too.

The only thing really missing was a traditional birthday cake... we had delicious gelato last night instead (Marc approved of the raspberry sorbet!). I was so excited when Pat suggested we go out to Papa Giuseppe's; we hadn't been since the weekend before I delivered Marc. I devoured my spaghetti and meatballs - so good! Marc was the perfect baby while we were there: looking around, charming the ladies and just barely fussing for food and once he was tired near the end. Slowly but surely, we're getting back to our old favourites; places made even more special as we introduce them to our son. I'm so looking forward to seeing what the next year will bring!

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