Yesterday after church, my mom and sisters and their kids came over...although it's been over 2 years since dad passed away, it seems like he is here, because I think he is, in spirit. He would be there with my husband and brothers-in-law, looking at the old sailboat...
We ate smoked salmon, fresh veggies, we made shrimp skewers and vegetable focaccia and my sister brought rainbow trout with lemon slices on top.
My niece below with flowers she picked... the passion flower is so pretty and exotic looking.
Sand play. Painting. Jumping.
My Godson, who is 5 years old, and me, and below is my 11 year old niece, who is also my Goddaughter. She picked about 2 pounds of blackberries yesterday.
All in all, we have a pretty cool family. I wish my father was really here, but we remember him so often and feel like he is with us in a different way... ♥
Thank you to Uncle Andrey, who treated us for ice cream tonight! It turned out to be a sunny and hot day. So sunny, everyone is squinting in this photo...
Elizabeth got blue flavor burst soft serve from Dipper...matching the bench. Her papa, Andrey, said "You don't want blue, it's full of chemicals," but she did get it, in the smallest size possible...and loved every bit.
Hope you have a sweet weekend!
Keeping cool....supposed to get hotter here, 90 on Monday!