Holiday Weekend Preparation

Holiday time!  Time to get ready and did we get ready!  We have big plans for this holiday weekend and luckily (and rather unusually) Steve has a lot of time off so he was able to help us get ready!

We started yesterday with our annual strawberry picking and I can’t wait to make so many yummy, dairy free treats!

L picked her very own bucket without complaint while H, who skipped nap, stole my strawberries and declared them to be her own; weasel.

Last year I posted pictures of each year and while they have grown so much their sloppy strawberry eating has not!

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When we got home, I cut my peonies which are making a comeback.  We moved my plants two years ago and I didn’t think they were going to make it.  For years I would get anywhere from 250 blooms to 300 blooms.  We had peonies in every room!  The neighbors had peonies, my friends had peonies, if you stopped by you got a vase full of them.  Now I only get about 50 but I’ll take that over zero.

They are so beautiful but don’t last long so you have to enjoy them while they’re hot!  And just look at these beauties!

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While I was doing that the girls helped Steve mow the lawn and clean the lawnmower.

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Lastly, and my favorite part, was letting them decorate!

Oh my Lordy!  There is nothing better than what a child thinks is party ready!

The girls are super excited because Uncle Joe is coming to visit and he was in the Navy.  I explained to the girls all about Memorial Day and even though Uncle Joe (and Pop- our veterans) are still alive, they are still proud to show him their decorating!

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We have a weekend full of fun including beach time, bbq time, and my favorite, relaxing with some of my favorite people!

I can’t wait to visit all my favorite bloggers next week since I am taking a mini social media break in honor of our Men and Women.

What exciting plans do you have?

Little by Little