Today we celebrate Queen Victoria's birthday! This day has been celebrated in Canada since 1845. After Queen Victoria's death in 1901, May 24th became known as Victoria Day! And we've been celebrating it ever since!
I made this victoria sponge cake to commemorate the holiday.
Did you know Victoria sponge was named after Queen Victoria?
It was the queen's favourite cake for afternoon tea!
I saved a slice, just for you!
Early Saturday morning, we went garage sale hunting! The weather was perfect for it.
There were so many yard sales. It was lots of fun!
Nuno and the girls took advantage of the hot, summer-like weather to wash our car.
Do you remember the last snow we had in early April? The one after all the warm temperatures in March? Well, just as the magnolias were getting ready to open, the snow and frost killed them. But a miracle happened! This weekend, one of the magnolias actually bloomed! Isn't it beautiful?
The weather this weekend was glorious. It is feeling more like Summer, than Spring. We spent the day with my in-laws yesterday at their summer trailer home. It got so hot that Nuno and the girls actually went swimming in the lake, in MAY, for goodness sake! Today, I woke up to more sunshine and the promise of continued heat. I am not complaining; not one bit.
I'll leave you with this video of my Henrietta. She too, is enjoying the warm weather and the long weekend holiday! Watch...
Happy Victoria Day! No matter where you are or what you are doing, I hope you are smiling!