The Harnisch Family

The Harnisch Family

May 4, 2011

Happy "May Day a Day Late!" & Tulips :-)

Since we were out and about on Sunday, May 1st, MAY DAY...we were unable to get our act together in time to partake in the festivities appropriately.
You see, May 1st is Grandma Harnisches we spent most of the day hanging out with her and some cousins.  Later, we went to dinner at Red Lobster for the official celebration.  MMMMM good  :-)
Sooo...we observed (made up our own holiday) "May Day a Day Late!".  Fun to say, try saying it 3 times fast!  Better late than never right?  Plus it gave us a fun activity to keep us busy for the afternoon.  We took great joy in not only delivering to the kids on our block, but also a couple elderly couples.  They were "tickled" to feel included in the fun.   :-) We also decided to venture out of town to a few of our cousin's houses.  MAY DAY (a day late) ROAD TRIP!!
 McKenzie filling the "baskets"...this was fun but kind of frustrating too.  Once she would top each filled cup off with a sucker, it would tip over and spill out all the contents.  uggggh!  She learned a very important lesson on physics and weight distribution, not to mention the importance of being patient and having a steady hand.
 loading  up the wagon for neighborhood deliveries.

 That is the special cup she made especially for herself...of course she gets the only PINK one.
 Macy says "hey, that's no fair...I WANTED the pink one!"
 McKenzie got busted by Lauren & Dylan.  They joined in part of our fun  :-)
Fun times...McKenzie is already planning out our route for next year!

I am SOO excited that May is finally here.  The flowers are finally starting to bloom!  I do not recall the anticipation being this "drug out" in years' past.  Perhaps it's because this is my first Spring as a "Stay at home Mom" (it's so weird to say it).  This is the first year I am truly trying to sincerely appreciate each and every new and small thing.  The greening of trees, blooming of flowers and overall beautification of the world around is such an exciting time of year.  Goodbye, cold, dreary, dark & snowy days.  Bring on the sunshine and plethora of COLOR!
Bring on the TULIPS!!
As referenced in the "Welcome to Holland" poem...Tulips are from Holland  :-)  So they carry a special significance in my heart now!

I think it is so fun that Tulips are among the first flower to bloom.  We even have some in our yard  :-)  It is interesting that they only last a few weeks.   Kind of sad really :-(  But I think it provides and reinforces a unique perspective...take advantage of all good things, live in the moment, "Life Moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it".
So with that being said...we are going to STOP and smell the Tulips...and truly enjoy their presence before that whither away.
The other good thing about Tulips is that they are perennials, so they continue to grace us with their presence each and every year...they are loyal friends and never leave us.  LOVE IT!
Here's Macy checking out the tulips in our yard  :-)

 Don't ya just love how comfy cozy she gets in her wagon...she just throws her feet up over the edge. SOO FUNNY (not to mention flexible)!
 So pretty she says.
 Gotta love her "water-drenched" t-shirt"...she like to drink out of her big sisters cup from time to time.

I find myself reminded of a special Sarah McLachlan song:  Ordinary Miracle
here are some of the lyrics!
It's not that unusual
When everything is beautiful
It's just another ordinary miracle today

The sky knows when it's time to snow
Don't need to teach a seed to grow
It's just another ordinary miracle today

Life is like a gift they say
Wrapped up for you everyday
Open up and find a way
To give some of your own

Isn't it remarkable
Like every time a raindrop falls
It's just another ordinary miracle today

Birds in winter have their fling
Will always make it home by spring
It's just another ordinary miracle today
[ From:]

When you wake up everyday
Please don't throw your dreams away
Hold them close to your heart
'Cause we're all a part of the ordinary miracle

Ordinary miracle
Do you want to see a miracle?

It seems so exceptional
The things just work out after all
It's just another ordinary miracle today

Sun comes up and shines so bright
And disappears again at night
It's just another ordinary miracle today

It's just another ordinary miracle today

I think we just might have ourselves another anthem  :-)

Happy MAY to all  :-)
Stop and smell the tulips today!

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