|A Beautiful Victoria Day Long Weekend For the Kids!|
This Victoria Day long weekend the weather behaved for us--against all odds--and the rain was kept mostly at bay. As a result, we enjoyed hours of outside time together as a family, including walking through nature trails, visiting playgrounds and parks, watching fireworks, and having a wonderful picnic by the creek. The kids were also active trampolining, playing soccer, and riding bikes and scooters. For fun and endurance, the kids and I practised running around the baseball diamond--and clocking our best times with a stopwatch. I've recently taken up running, and the kids have also shown interest--and talent--in the activity!
|Spring Flowers Spied in the Woods|
We also enjoyed having two separate barbecues during the long weekend. It's just lovely to sit outdoors as a family and have a meal together, after such a harsh winter! Although spring has been late in coming in Toronto, our chives are abundant, the raspberry bushes have most of their leaves, the rhubarb is inching its way up in height, and all of the tulips are finally open. As the kids play, I love measuring the progress of our little garden, listening to the jubilant chirps of the Robin Redbreasts, and feeling the slightly warmer weather against our skin. It's so peaceful to have a barbecue out on the patio!
|Can I Offer You a Swiss Burger?|
For our BBQs, we had one night of fish and grilled veggies, and another night of hamburgers, grilled chicken and veggies for the kids. I made one Swiss Cheese burger, and soon all the kids wanted one! We tried the Dempster's Deluxe Hamburger buns with the burgers for the first time ever, and they went over well. The buns are quite generous, so half a bun were more than sufficient for the kids.
|Look For Dempsters Deluxe Hamburger Buns|
in the Bakery Section
As the weather continues to get warmer, I'm looking forward to more time outside together as a family. I can't wait until shorts, t-shirt or flip flop weather is everyday, and the carefree temperature overtakes us with fragrant flowers, warm nights, and the lake to cool us and relax us.
|Try Dempster's Deluxe Hamburger Buns at Your BBQ This Spring!|
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What activities do you look forward to the most with the arrival of warmer weather (ie: swimming, BBQing, etc)? Has the weather lived up to your expectations this year?