Wednesday, July 2, 2008


The weather is cooperating and the flags are flying high.
A tinge of red, highlights are yard.
I spot my first guest jumping on the tramp.

Look who got in the festive mood?
She was declared the winner by far.
And the home-made potato salad?

Judy your recipe was a hit.
I only died in my hot kitchen standing over the oven for so long.
I think I cooked 6 pounds of hamburgers.
Just enough for leftovers today.
Roll Kuchen and Watermelon.
Our mother's truly served us from their hearts,

And the activities begin.
Cousins jumping on the tramp with the sprinkler below.
Adults sitting under the shade trees eating traditional foods.

Surprise of the Day!
Great Oma's had to take off her nylons and shoes
to jump with those eager grandchildren.
(I mean those nylon knee-highs)
Only under one condition that the water was turned off.
Helen, What a sport!
Way to go!

Meanwhile Great Opa is checking out the youngest.

Smile of the Day!
And looks who's the happiest of them all.
What treasure and memories.

And finally out comes the red laced strawberry cake.
Lots of good times to be had by everyone.
Like I said,
"Big Family, Big Food, adds to Big Fun"


  1. AnonymousJuly 02, 2008

    Your Canada Day looks absolutely perfect. Family days are the best. Thanks for sharing yours.

    Is there any of that cake left? ;-)

  2. AnonymousJuly 02, 2008

    Looks like a fabulous time! You are right that family and good food do make for good times...your little men are adorable.

  3. Marg, your celebrations looks so wonderful .. who says Canadians aren't patriotic? your cake looks fantastic. . so pretty.

  4. Happy Canada Day! I'm back from my English adventure and catching up with my blog friends, laundry and emails.

    I'll be posting as soon as I have my photos uploaded in to my computer. And we've been to the store for milk.

  5. It looks as if you had all the makings of a perfect day ~ beautiful weather, surrounded by family and friends and delicious food. That cake almost had me licking the screen - bet there weren't many leftovers!

  6. What a wonderful celebration! All the food looks so scrumptious, especially my favorite -strawberry shortcake!

    The baby is adorable! What a smile!

    I think the size of my entire backyard is the size of your trampoline! Looks like fun!

  7. Looks like a wonderful Canada Day celebration to me...from the comfort foods to the fine people you celebrated with!

    Did you know I spent the last few days with your 'great-oma's' sister?

  8. Looks like a wonderful day!! I love grandma on the trampoline and sweet baby smiles!

  9. wait...did you post that cake recipe?

  10. AnonymousJuly 07, 2008

    Amazing to see Helen on the trampoline. Congratulations Helen!!
    You are quite the trooper!! Also good to see Hans. Great family holiday. Blessings. Martha.

  11. The cake recipe is a simple sponge cake recipe from the Menno Cookbook.
    The outside is coolwhip with some vanilla pudding added and serve it up with ice-cream.
    It's quite simple.


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