The month of May was gloriously simple. Simple meals, simple plans. Normal days at home with nowhere to go. Trips to the library. Catching up on reading and thinking about plans for summer.
Coming on the heels of the coldest, windiest, dampest, most lingering winter I can remember, May was a throw-the-windows-open kind of month.
It brought a few simple seasonal pleasures.
We celebrated a quiet Mother's Day with our traditional fried chicken and picnic-y spread. We took a few pictures before dinner and lingered at the table for conversation after dinner. I made a new dessert-- peaches and cream bundt cake-- but missed snapping a photo of that.
We completed our school year on a random Tuesday in mid-May and celebrated with pancakes for dinner. Many of our memories center around food. Is that a good or a bad thing?!
And now that school is out, let the games begin!
We enjoyed the chance to get outside without being overly cold or overly hot! May offered days where both a jacket and a pair of flip-flops was acceptable. By the end of next month, I fear the mild days will be replaced by heat and humidity.
During one of our jaunts in the outdoors, Owen learned to ride his bike without training wheels.
I'm waving May a reluctant good-bye.
I'm linking to my mom's monthly series, Gathering the Moments, where we reflect on the month that has passed.