A MAY’S WEEKEND INSTAGRAMMED
Last weekend we celebrated a lot: May Day, Mother’s Day, and my birthday!
On Saturday, big E finally performed her maypole dance that she had been practicing for a while now at school. It was beautiful; all the children had hand-knitted their crowns which parents decorated with flowers. In turns, different classes skipped, sung and danced around the maypole. Afterwards, we came home and baked a cake (covered and filled with chocolate ganache) to celebrate Mother’s Day and my birthday.
Sunday morning I was showered with hugs and kisses, both little and big, and ‘surprised’ with flowers. We went out for brunch and walked around NE Portland. My husband took us to visit the Schoolhouse Electric Co., where I had never been; their items are gorgeous and the space, an enormous open loft with a beautiful floor of what appears to be reclaimed wood, is my dream home.
In the afternoon, big E and I were finally able to plant some seeds that have been kept in a sheet of paper she made at school, in a paper making class I volunteered for and by which I was amazed - I have an entire post lined up on the experience that I hope to share ASAP.
And to finish off, my husband prepared an entire meal of seafood and fish, una bella frittura, for the four of us to enjoy.
It was a great weekend. I hope all of you who are moms, have moms or know a mom, had a wonderful weekend and continue celebrating these special ladies in your life.
PS - I cannot take credit for the photo of my husband holding a bag of shrimp (or lobster, according to big E). Our daughter (big E) took it; I just instagrammed it ;)