Hello everyone! May has not been nearly as busy as April turned out to be. We are in the middle of it right now and will update the blog as the month goes by.
5/3/13 - While playing outside, I noticed a birds nest 5' away from our garage door in a hedge. The kids thought it was neat and immediately adopted the egg as their pet. Unfortunately, the egg disappeared a week later and must have been taken by an animal.
5/5/13 - I promised our oldest son that I would take him and a few friends to Fun Town since they were unavailable on his birthday. We all played laser tag, video games and roller skated for hours.
After a few hours we dropped everyone off and headed home to enjoy some tacos and margaritas with the family for the Cinco De Mayo holiday. I love spending time with the family!
Later that night @ 2 am our daughter brought our 3 year old into the bedroom. He was having a hard time breathing and was struggling to get his breath. This was really scary stuff! We packed up the kids and rushed off to the ER.
We found out that he had contracted a virus and after two and a half hours in the ER we were heading home. We got an additional 2 hours of sleep before getting up for our days. We are grateful to have good health insurance and a FSA account for times like these.
5/11/13 - The rainy season is in full swing and afternoon thunderstorms are the norm this time of year. You can just about set your watch to 3 pm with the way the storms form and start raining every afternoon.
5/12/13 - Mothers day was today and we took our family and my in-laws to the Holland Family Farm in Mims, FL to pick some fresh blueberries. Everyone received a pale and headed out into the fields. The kids filled their buckets a few times over and emptied them into ours.
It doesn't take long to fill up a bucket with five pounds of blueberries. At $3 per pound and $14 spent for fresh blueberries we all had a great time. We will definitely be coming back next year!
Afterwards, we picked up some adult beverages from Total Wine and went home to make some home made spaghetti. We made everything from scratch, from the sauce made from fresh whole tomatoes to the noodles made from flour and eggs.
Along the way we snacked on olives, dipping bread and cheese then had a great dinner. We washed the spaghetti, salad and bread down with a few bottles of wine and enjoyed some pie for desert. Everything came together nicely and we had a great family day together!
Coming Up - More Happenings in 2013 - May
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