|May Day Flowers|
It just so happened that Oma was staying with us over May Day. She was explaining to Cam what May Day was all about and how it came to be. Cam's grandma told him that she danced around a maypole and would leave fresh flowers on friend's doorsteps, ring the bell and run away. Cam thought this was incredibly silly!
Background: In the late 19th century, May Day was chosen as the date for International Workers' Day and may also be referred to as "May Day." An older tradition was the giving of "May baskets," small baskets of sweets or flowers, usually left anonymously on neighbors' doorsteps.
|Backyard May flowers|
|Will, Auntie Jo, Kevin & Ms. Kathy|
|Katherine & Bex, Molly, Oma,|
Ann & Braeden & Cora, Cam & Amanda
Our Miss Amanda came by too and couldn't believe all of people there to watch Cam. The sun warmed us and the blue skies made for a beautiful day of baseball.
The rest of the weekend included some Little Passport investigation with new material delivered each month, thanks to Auntie Karen.
The Raisch family arrived Sunday eve for our weekly dinner. We were especially excited to see Anna home from Hope College! Ever since she went away to school, she's earned a sort of celebrity status with Cam. Each and every time he sees her, he is beyond excited and squealing with delight. Anna offered to join in an intense game of Uno Attack, making a certain boy feeling very lucky.
One of the highlights of the weekend was seeing Cam back in his powerchair for the first time in 5 weeks! We look forward to the day he's back in his ride full-time!
On Oma's last morning with us, Cam was commenting that she had never stayed with us 4 whole nights before.
"Oma, when you can stay 4 nights again? How about 8 nights next time...or 32."
(Cam doesn't know his multiplication tables yet- 32 was just an arbitrary number:)
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