May seems to be one of those months that I ramp up for...take a deep breath and by the middle of it I am ready for it to be over. May brings so many things to get done at the Mott house. The yard is turning green and the plants are starting to pop out. The mulch needs to be ordered and spread, baseball has started, soccer has started and the triplets are itching to play outside every moment that they can. Eamon and Liam celebrate their birthdays on May 7 and this year they turned 8 years old. They had their heart set on Red Wing jerseys so we surprised them on the morning of May 7.
May also brings Memorial Day Weekend which is the beginning of summer to most Michiganders. It also starts the countdown to the end of school. The end of school always brings lots of volunteer work, activities and kids that might need an extra push to get the homework done before the outdoor play begins. We seem to be busy almost every night with baseball games, meetings and the energy to get some work done outside after work. Memorial Day Weekend we get to spend some time with my parents and we pray for good weather every year.
Mairin is ready and waiting for Kindergarten next year and she has been the social butterfly of the family lately. We seem to have a lot of May birthday parties to attend too. She was invited to a Sweet N Sassy Party yesterday and they did her hair,makeup and nails...what a party for a 5 year old to go to.
I have decided to let them have free access to most of the house because it gives them something to do but also they will learn the boundries of the home much faster. The main floor is pretty much available for them but the upstairs and basement require just a little more supervision. I tend to do some laundry if they are playing downstairs or clean and put away laundry if they are upstairs. The garage is another room they love. I like it when the weather is nice so that I can open up the door to the garage and say, "have at it" I can hear them and it is easy for me to stick my head out every few minutes to check on what they are getting into. It is tough work but I do love it and I love watching everyone grow into themselves. Life is good.