May Day 2017
I’ve neglected my blog entirely in past year so I thought that I just jump in right where I left of, our May Party! We had a forecast of nine days of rain surrounding our May day celebration and Aneliese was anxiously checking the weather app looking for changes. Sure enough, it was still raining when we woke up but then the sun came out and it was a glorious spring day.
In hindsight, we should have done two may poles as we did last year, one of the younger kids and one for the olders but I thought that one would be best so it got a little jumbled. Plus the ground was so soft that the pole wouldn’t stay solidly in the ground. But it was fun and that’s all that really matters. Some day, we shall create a perfectly woven pole if we keep at it; I’m confident.
It was a beautiful, sunny day but I forgot to mention that there was also a great deal of wind which added a little excitement to the the may pole dance. The ribbons preferred a wild wind dance over being held in the hands of small children!
Far beyond a simple May pole dance; I look at these photos and am so grateful for the community that we have. Perhaps because we are now so far from our big family, I’m so thankful for the “grandparent” figures, the other mom and dad’s who watch out for my kids, the kids who join in the all the fun be it the may pole dance or climbing trees or hunting tadpoles or swimming in the cold stream. I’m so, so grateful. Happy Spring friends and I hope to post here in this little space sooner than a year from now!