We decided to go ahead and meet at the duck park/beach and have our picnic. The weather turned out to be really nice. It stayed overcast for a while, then the sun broke through. The girls even got to swim in the bay for a while. They played in the sand and followed the ducks around. One of my friends brought a delicious red velvet cake to celebrate my birthday a little early (my birthday is Sunday). She's always so thoughtful and a wonderful cook! I had such a nice time! I like getting together with my friends as much as my girls do.
By the way, one of my friends just received a fabulous cook book that I plan to purchase. Check it out: Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook ISBN-0307-23672-2