This weekend, after a Pi-Day snow storm stunted and killed approximately half of the early blooms and shocked the plants that had begun to emerge in late February, we had a 78 degree day and our yearly Hanami Party at Jim and Steph's. Asian food was out all day (sushi, noodles, dim sum, octopus, miso soup, beef and bok choy, grilled meat-on-a-stick, squid, nori snack), Japanese beer and wine from Jim's vineyard (pure traminette!!) was flowing. The kids were playing in the "sand box", swinging in the hammocks and on the giant tree swing. We all talked and ate and played with the kids and caught up on our lives because even though we only live 30 minutes apart, we haven't all been together since the Super Bowl.
|She picked all of the kiwi and strawberries out of the fruit salad|
|Aunt Steph helped Abigail with some origami|
after it got dark
|The kids under a blooming cherry|
tree right after the sun set
|"Mama, whose toad is bigger?"|