Monday, May 26, 2014

Kickoff to Summer

 
Our Memorial Day weekend served as our family's unofficial kickoff to summer. It's one of the few weekends out of the year that Jeremy and I both get off for 3 full days. Our weekend was full of cookouts with friends, yard work, and lots of play time outside! The weather was a perfect combination of hot sun, which we needed for it to feel like "summer," and rain, which our garden desperately needs. Even though the boys and I still have 2 1/2 days of school/preschool left before summer vacation officially begins, we definitely feel geared up for hot weather to get here and stay!
 
Here's a peek at how we kicked off summer over Memorial Day weekend.
 
First, I decided that the front door needed a touch of summer so I dug in the closet to find this...


And turned it into this...


 Total cost = $6 because I already had the wreath and the fake flowers were $3 each at Walmart. I just cut them apart and stuck them in the wreath. Total time = less than 15 minutes.

 
We broke out the sprinkler for the first time this year. The boys have been asking for it ever since we let them outside without jackets 2 months ago. The time has finally arrived. They spent about an hour each on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday playing in the sprinkler.
 
 
The next set of pictures may look like other pictures I've taken of Lex on the swing, but it's actually a photo documentation of a milestone - Lex learned how to pump his legs and swing by himself! We've been working on that for about a year, and on Saturday, Jeremy called me over to the window to see Lex pumping and swinging just as hard as he could. It was so sweet. He had the biggest smile on his face. It's bittersweet. Sweet because he's growing up and doesn't need us to push him anymore :) - Bitter because he's growing up and doesn't need us to push him anymore:(





So proud...




The boys also had fun playing in a pile of dirt that we have in our driveway right now to add to garden beds around the yard. Good thing we had the sprinkler going to wash them off before they came in the house!


The peonies are in bloom!

Lex had his first corn on the cob of the season.


And there were lots of popsicles! 



And that wraps up our Memorial Day weekend. We had tons of good food and I'll soon be posting about some super yummy burgers we had as part of our festivities.
 
Thank you so much to all of our Veterans, including my hubby, my dad, lots of cousins, uncles, and friends! We won't forget your sacrifice. I encourage you to look at www.fallenheroesmemorial.com if you'd like to share your thoughts, prayers, or condolences with a family who has lost a service member. 



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