1. Wednesday was May Day.
Growing up, we made May baskets every year. I remember filling them with chocolate no-bake cookies and lemon drops in particular. My mom would stop the car (neighbors were sometimes several miles apart growing up in a rural community) at the end of a driveway, or behind trees, and we would run their basket to the door. Looking back, I can see how much the neighbors loved it, always grinning and waving as they saw us run away.
In the spring after we built & moved into our house 14 years ago, we delivered a May basket to our new neighbors down the road. I met Earl that May Day. Marianne wasn't home, she was just 80 then, and probably visiting Italy or some exciting place. He was "bach-in' it" as he always called it when she was away. (Earl rarely, if ever, left home in the years we knew him.) I met Marianne after her return.
Wednesday evening six-year-old Beau was eager to deliver a May basket to Marianne, now 94. He, Lilly, & Johnathan said they were going to let her catch them so she could give them hugs, they ran over on their bikes and stayed for a good visit.
My sister from 30+ miles away left May Day treats in our mail box.
Times have changed, but May Day lives on!
2. Tuesday night the frogs started singing in our woods!
I make note of this event each year, always a favorite day for me to hear their sound after the long, quiet winter. Last year they came out singing March 20th, and Johnathan caught our first Wood Frog March 24th. The night before May Day was all we heard from them. It has since been cold, icy, and quiet again.
(Johnathan with Wood Frog, last year.)
3. Lilly is off for a special weekend with Granny, her first & farthest trip away from home without us. She's getting to do all kinds of fun stuff, lucky duck. It's probably a nice little vacation from her four brothers.
& Beau are like two silly peas in a pod while she's away. The change in
dynamic from three kids on a Friday evening after a tiring week, to two
is incredible! They're having a good time. It's probably a nice little
vacation from their sister. ☺
Usually Three Amigos, day in & day out...
5. Mason & Eric finally had their first baseball game this week, after nearly a month of cancellations. (Our home field still has some lingering snow in left field and a lake behind 1st base.) Tonight was game two, and their first win of the season. They each hit a double.
Mason & Eric playing ball a couple of years ago:
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