While Memorial Day is the unofficial kick-off for summer (YAYYY!), Iâ€™m also taking a moment to pause and remember what this holiday is really about. <3 Weâ€™ve spent a lot of time outside in the sunshine, with lots of delicious food and lots of relaxed fun. Iâ€™m thankful for every moment that we get to enjoy!
We started off with a trip to a new-to-us Farmerâ€™s Market. Itâ€™s much closer to our house and had a decent spread of vendors. Next week, weâ€™ve got to get there earlier â€“ most of the really good stuff was gone by the time we arrived! Luckily, the popsicle cart was still bumpinâ€™. We had lemon basil â€“ so refreshing.
We also checked out this cute little general store and picked up some baby plants for our veggie bush in the backyard â€“ weâ€™re adding in some peppers and tomatoes.
Henry and I spent some time checking out the chickens. Iâ€™ve been researching getting some backyard chickens. Getting new pets (even if they lay eggs, theyâ€™d be our pets!) is always a huge commitment so Iâ€™m taking my time and trying to learn as much as possible before making a decisionâ€¦
There was a rooster in the same run who would cockadoodle-doo back at Henry when he did it â€“ too funny.
We also spent a fair bit of time at the community pool. YES. THE COMMUNITY POOL IS OPEN. I have been counting down the days to this moment for MONTHS. We spend a lot of time here during the summer, and Iâ€™m so excited to have my favorite lounging spot back <â€” yes, I can actually lounge and relax because the splash playground is enclosed and perfectly safe. Love it.
Hmm â€“ what else did we do? Oh, the Husband and I spent one of Henryâ€™s naps laying in our hammock, listening to tropical island music and sipping fruity beverages. That was pretty sweet. It was ALMOST like we were on a real holiday. And DadHTP also served as babysitter for us on Saturday night so we could go out to dinner with our friends.
Wish I had some fabulous recipes to share, but most of our eats were leftovers and bits-and-bobs of things from the fridge. Good, but not share-worthyâ€¦ Oh wait â€“ I almost forgot. I had a waffle, peanut butter, and banana sandwich for lunch today, which was pretty damn amazing. Waaaay better than a sandwich with plain old bread.
The Winner Isâ€¦
The winners from last weekâ€™s giveaways are:
Timex Watch â€“> Eva
Headbands of Hope â€“> Sarah
Headbands of Hope â€“> Laura
Theyâ€™ve been e-mailed. Thanks for everyone who entered! <3