Monday, May 30, 2011

May It Be Done

May was a busy month. I procrastinated as long as I could, but I finally had to jump into action. Some of the events included:

My son's birthday: Star Wars-theme cake with black and blue icing.

This created some interestingly disgusting faces.

My daughter's ballet recital: Held at a local theater. Both grandmas visit every spring, so that they can attend. Always a little bit of drama, usually surrounding the putting up of hair in a nice ballerina bun. This year's costume was lovely. The music was Water Suite by Handel.

End-of-year celebrations for our homeschool co-op and Bible studies. These both involved picnics which are one of my kids' favorite pastimes. All summer long they ask me if we can have picnic lunches, even when it's 90 degrees in the shade.

Toward the end of the month, we also hired professionals to replace the shingles on our roof. I didn't have to do anything on that one, except try to stay sane for the twelve hours the crew was hammering and banging overhead. I later realized that I should have planned to go to the beach or playground for the day. Or at least gone outside for a picnic!

Now that we've survived the hectic wrap-up of activities, I'm looking forward to a quieter June. It may not turn out to be much more serene than May, but the act of turning over the calendar page and seeing just a few scribbles is calming.

Summertime and the livin' is easy.

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures! Glad the roof is done. One more thing checked off the list of 'to-do's. Love & hugs, Maggie