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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Picnic in the Park


Last week was Spring Break for our area. Alex had the week off, and while Matt couldn't be spared the full five days, he did manage to play hooky a couple of times.

On one of the days, we located our picnic basket from the attic, packed it into the car, and headed to both Earth Fare and CostPlus World Market.

At each store, we bought portable, ready-to-eat, food and drink items, then headed to a really wonderful park with covered picnic areas (Zarah...that's where we went when you and Martin were here!).

We had a fresh baguette, crackers, and a vegetarian 'turkey' salad.

Several sausages, a vegetarian pate, and tabouli.

A smoked salmon pate, a Fuji apple, smoked Gouda.

And some lovely sparkling lemonade.

Not shown, but also included, were strawberries, raspberries and cantaloupe, fruit leather and blueberry iced tea.

We had a fantastic meal, with the rest of our afternoon watching Alex run around the play area. Matt pretended to run toward or from him, but it was hot and we're out of shape!

This is exactly the sort of memory I want Alex to have: us, as a family, spending a somewhat spontaneous day together. And I hope to provide him with many more.

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At 3:02 AM, Blogger Zarah Maria said...

Oh Stephanie - you know, when I saw the title of the post I thought: "Like we had when we were there!" - and it was! Wish I could have joined you...

At 12:52 PM, Blogger barbie2be said...

that sounds like a lovely day.

At 2:01 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Zarah, I would have loved for you to be there!

In fact, as we were getting Alex out of the car, he asked if you guys were already there....!

At 2:01 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Barbie, it really was. Everyone should take an afternoon to just have a picnic and relax!

At 11:59 PM, Blogger Elle said...

That sounds like the perfect day. Memories like that are the real treasures in this world. With good weather coming, hope you have many more spur of the moment picnics.

At 2:45 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Thank you, Elle!

We're hoping to find time this weekend, in fact. It's really a matter of weather for us...we're getting a lot of 'isolated' t-storms.


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