Wednesday, June 8, 2016

June Memory Making

In keeping with my resolution to be more thoughtful and organized when it comes to celebrating the seasons... here are some plans and random thoughts for June a few days late!

Special Dates to Celebrate

*June 11th ~ The Belmont Stakes*

We have been keeping up with the big horse races this year, so we'll be watching this, the final race of the Triple Crown.

*June 14th ~ Flag Day*

We don't normally "celebrate" this day, but this year I am planning to make a flag cake.

*June 19th ~ Father's Day*

A day all about Dad; today usually involves some gifts, some grilling, and some outdoor fun. 

*June 20th ~ Summer Solstice*

I am thinking this would be a good day for a nice summery dessert - maybe strawberry shortcake (it's also the full Strawberry Moon)? 
Or homemade ice cream?

We also celebrate Rose's birthday this month; she is turning 8!!

Things to Notice and Do This Month

  • Pick strawberries and make shortcake & strawberry freezer jam
  • Take time to admire the flowers this month - especially the peonies and rhododendrons, which both look so nice right now
  • Plant flowers. I don't go overboard with flower gardens, but I like to plant a new perennial or two and get a hanging basket of geraniums for the porch
  • Enjoy the birdsong that starts so very early in the morning
  • Watch for fireflies on warm nights
  • Keep an eye out for nesting birds in the yard - right now we have a phoebe nest tucked under our swingset
  • Enjoy rhubarb, arugula, and garlic scapes from the our farm share begins!
  • Submit year-end reports to school district 
  • Have backyard fires and make s'mores
  • Finish up schoolwork for the year!
  • Go out for ice cream at every opportunity
  • Make a list of things we want to do this summer - and start doing them!
Happy June!

1 comment:

  1. I wish we had fireflies around here! And we're celebrating a birthday this month too, my husband's.


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