Oh the busy hustle and bustle of May. Gardens need tending, animals need more care with bug protection and heat protection, the yards require time, the kids sports and end of the year testing and parties. It seems to be a blur!
We have had some downtime and these pictures walk you through how you have to find the blessings in the busyness!
The man and I worked on getting the boat ready for the season. We put it at the dock after launching it and watching the sun set!
My sister and her husband came to visit. The kids had a great time dipping their legs in the Niagara River and chatting with Auntie Ann after a family cruise. Even Gram and her hat had fun!
We had some extremely warm temperatures for a few days. The animals were set up in their houses with fans and frozen water bottles to lay against. Bailey did venture out for a bit of grass in the shade but preferred the comfort of the fans in the cooler barn.
The hummingbird tree is set up and some beautiful flower baskets were purchased!
The pool was opened and used immediately even though it was very cold, meals were cooked on the open fire and some night swimming and tightrope walking ended an evening or two.
The Teen Queen celebrated her 14th birthday with a full face snorkel she wanted! She and 2 close friends are saying goodbye to junior high and were welcomed into the Class of 2020 at their new Catholic High School of choice. She received the highest scholarship rewarding all of her hard work for the past 3 years.
Gardens were planted and a few things were harvested.
My little great nephew and my Godson are buddies even though they live miles apart. They love spending time collecting eggs for breakfast, frogging in the pond, playing fort and just being farm boys!
On the sports front softball was put on hold for a few weeks due to a break to the fingers from a hit by the ball on a swing from the Teen Queen. Never fear, she’s back in the game. The boy’s team won medals for their hockey tournament and he is enjoying being able to play for his jv soccer team at school.
And some big bonfires and smores have been enjoyed before sleeping in the cabin which is set up for it’s first summer season on the farm! More of the cabin in the next post…..
Tina – the photographs are wonderful. They ooze JOY!
Oh, Tina! I love this. All of it. You and I were doing the same thing – taking stock of all that’s been happening in our family’s life, and giving thanks for the blessings. Congrats to your son and his team, and to your daughter for her scholarly achievements. The whole family must be so proud of them.
I am happy for you and your husband and the whole family.