The husband turned 40 yesterday (BWAHAHAHAHA!) so we started off the holiday weekend on Friday with a "surprise" party thrown by his Mom at a nice restaurant. I put surprise in quotes because it's pretty much dang near impossible to put anything over on this man. So we knew he knew, but, it's the thought that counts, right? :-) Although we have had almost nothing but cold, rainy weather for the past few months, fortunately the weather was actually nice enough to eat outside, which was really lovely.
The restaurant is right on the Hudson river, and there are always ducks and giant carp swimming around deckside, hoping for some crumbs of bread or whatnot. In the background to the right is the recently opened "Walkway Over the Hudson" - the longest pedestrian bridge in the world. (I posted about our visit to back in the fall of 2009 here if you want to know more about it.)
On Sunday we had our annual picnic at a local park. We got there right when the park opened to get our "good spot".
There's a big, huge shady tree, and it's right at the edge of a large pond for fishing, which many in our family love to do. Even the younger folk:
And it's a short walk to a very nice sandy beach for swimming. I almost died sitting out on the hot beach while the kids swam, but I lived. I had a hat. That may be what saved me. :-P
Yesterday was the husband's ACTUAL birthday, so of course there was still a bit more celebrating to do. And a lot of calling him, "Old Man", bwahahahahaha!!!
What were you up to all weekend?