Happy May Day!

Since it is a certain boy’s 8th birthday today, we took the day off school and had big plans to make flower arrangements for all our new neighbors.  Usually if I by chance have a great idea, I don’t always actually implement it.  Today was one of those rare and lovely exceptions.  It was the fourth year I have so wanted to do this and the first year we actually have.  Having just moved out here and having a street full of new people to get to know, it seemed like the perfect chance to make their day a little brighter and basically say “yes, we’re the new people at the end of the road with the houseful of kids and animals….come on by and say hello!”

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They each picked out one color bouquet then we brought them home and got to work.

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Everyone shared the ONLY pair of scissors we could find when I know we must own at least ten pairs.

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We decided small canning jars would be the best way to deliver flowers, even if we don’t get them back!

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Audrey really got into it – really though, everyone did!

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We printed out a copy of the poem we are memorizing for grammar right now, it was too perfect for a May Day bouquet!

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Each one was a little different and all the kids took turns signing their names on the back under Rylee’s writing “Happy May Day!”.

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Kyler did the first delivery, happy to ring door bell and run after carefully placing the flowers on the doormat.

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Audrey was on don’t-let-them-spill duty in the wagon – she did great.  It was a delightful way to spend the morning together!

Comments

Deb

Love it! How fun! And what a great way to meet the neighbors. I was just telling the girls that we need to do something like that…next year 😉 Love & hugs!

Tina Bustamante

Love it! Such a great way to spend the morning.

Pat Sween

The flowers are beautiful but those smiles are even better!

Stephanie

SO cute!! What a blessing to your new neighbors!