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Monday, August 1, 2011

A Beach Birthday Party

Over the past two weeks, our family has enjoyed vacation time away from home. We are lucky enough to be able to go to a cottage in the Bruce Peninsula, which has been in the family for sixty years. If you are in Ontario, and have never visited the Bruce Peninsula, I would highly recommend it - the scenery is breath-taking and you will love the slower pace of life on the Bruce.

While there, my son Matthew celebrated his eighth birthday. When I was a kid I always felt badly for the kids which had birthdays in the summer, now, having two children with summer birthdays, I have come to realize that summer birthdays are the way to go! Summer birthdays revolve around sunshine, sand, waves and barbeques.

Celebrating at the beach is fun!

We were lucky enough to catch up with grandma and grandpa and enjoy a gorgeous summer sun-set on the dock after some fun in the surf.

Planning our barbeque meal, I once again turned to Canadian Living and their growing selection of barbeque recipes using Wonder+ Simply Free buns. While, I found Caesar Chicken Burgers intriguing, the birthday boy was the deciding voice when it came to the type of burger he was wanting on his special day. Matthew is a young man of simple tastes, and his choice was to go with more traditional Juicy Extra-Lean Burgers. (Not to worry - barbequing season is far from over, and I will be sure to try the chicken burgers.)

Of course, I used new Wonder+ Simply Free buns for our birthday celebration.

Wonder+ Simply Free buns are the first Canadian national brand which offers us a choice. Wonder+ Simply Free are free of artificial preservatives, flavours, colours, and high fructose corn syrup. And, made with unbleached flour. Making me pleased and confident to serve to my family and guests....

......especially, when you finish off the meal with birthday cake!

Disclosure – I am participating in the Wonder+ SimplyFree program by Mom Central Canada on behalf of Weston Bakeries. I received a gift card and free product coupons as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.


Lee-Ann said...

Welcome back! Sounds like a great time!

blueviolet said...

What a wonderful getaway! Love the burger and cake birthday meal!

ter@waaoms said...

sigh, this post made me sad! My husband worked at Westons for a couple years (he was a baker for years at various bakeries!) and was working there when he died. (there's still alot of sugar in the breads though, don't be fooled!)

Randi Troxell said...

looks like ya'll are having a fabulous time!!!
amazing pics too!!

AudreyO said...

My daughter has a summer birthday. When she was younger, she would let people know as far ahead of time as possible when her party was so that as many as possible would come. I love the water photo. Being a CA coast girl, I just love the ocean.

Cricket said...

Yea, I hear you on the birthday thing. I have 2 boys that will have birthdays during school so they can invite all their friends, and the one that seems to love school the most and makes the most friends is right before school :/ He actually turns 6 in 2 days! Would love to check out Bruce Peninsula .. my hubs would def love that.. since his name is Bruce and he gets a kick out of stuff like that lol
Newest follower here. If you get the chance I would love it if you stopped by!
Have a great night.