Thursday, 31 May 2018

Edmonton - more parks and a birthday dinner

Mike and Aimee have been eyeing a particularly pretty development in Edmonton, tossing around the pro's and con's of moving there, so, on Mike's day off, we walked around it.
Or should I say "ran" around it?
"No Mum, I don't want to hold your hand". Not even to cross the road.
"I said NO"
Quite happy to be carried up the hill though. Yes, it's Edmonton and there is a hill!
After playing in a park for a while it was home for ice cream cake for my birthday.
The next day Aimee was off work and the kids were home from daycare so we packed a picnic and went to a park down in the river valley, hoping it would be cooler there.
All the new equipment to explore was a little distracting
but Maya can always eat.
And Avery can always play.

Christine and Mike used to love playing on the spring animals in Jury Street Park in Paris. (The duck and the elephant). Chris even wanted to buy them when we saw them years later in an auction.

Something in her shoe?
Oh well, just have to eat,
and swing,
and swing,
and then go home for a nap while Rene and Vanessa were preparing my final dinner. A Filipino, army tradition......
called a Boodle Fight. Banana leaves laid out on the table and the food served in the middle. A huge mound of rice covered with 2 kinds of marinated and roasted pork, sausage, shrimp, cucumber, tomato, spring rolls and mango. Two sauces for dipping and you dig in with your hands. After your done, just roll up the banana leaves and put them in the garbage.
The kids thought it was a great idea.

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