May 1, 2013

May Day Surprise ...............

Jax and I made Aunt Regina a May Day Basket with a homemade Blueberry Scone tucked inside.
We picked flowers from the yard and arranged them in wet newspaper to stay fresh in a bouquet.

Blueberry Scones made with all purpose flour,plus whole wheat flour as well. I sweeten them with Stevia Extract.

After baking for about 30 minutes

Off down the driveway to deliver our May Basket!Aunt Regina and family are meme's only neighbor. I call her my Neighbor daughter :)

Surprise...we woke Aunt Regina from her beauty sleep.

We didn't forget Jaxon's youngest daughter, Kathy.

So,did you delivery any May Baskets? We sure would like to hear about it if you did!


Terra said...

Jax is a sweetheart and so are you, to keep this tradition going. When I was a child we did this giving of May baskets.

Anonymous said...

Sweet and innocent!

Sew Blessed Maw said...

OH How fun, and I know Jax enjoyed this so much.. And teaching him a lesson in Kindness.. You are a wonderful baby sitter/Grandma.
The scones look so yummy.
I didn't deliver any May Baskets. I am battling this ole asthma again, and can't get out.yuck.. This would be fun..
God bless.

Anonymous said...

Oh wonderful. And the scones look delicious :D m.

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

No, we didn't, but I wish that we had! That's so cool! You are an awesome grandma too! Jax will have such wonderful memories of time spent with you!


Sharon said...

I stopped trying to deliver May baskets long ago. There was just no enthusiasm for it, and I just didn't get it done the night before. So, one year, I decided to buy some flowers for my neighbor, and when I went to buy a "tussie mussie" from a local florist for a May Day gift, the young girl had no idea what a tussie mussie was, or what May Day was even. I just about gave up then. I mean, she made her living with flowers for crying out loud!

It's a lovely tradition that I would have liked to have done with my little girls when they were home. So sorry I didn't. I'm glad you posted this with pictures. Maybe this part of the holiday will pick back up. It's always nice to give flowers.

Marqueta Graham said...

Dear Shelley,

What a fun day you had, I see! Thank you so much for your friendship, and all that you add to my life. You are such a blessing to your own family and those around you; may the Lord bless you as well.



natalie jo said...

Oh what fun! The kids and I used to do this when they were younger but now that they are teens such suggestions just make them roll their eyes. Next year I think I'll take up the tradition again...if nothing else I know my little fluffy bichon will be delighted to go with me! Enjoy the month ahead, natalie jo

Denise said...

You are such a wonderful Grammie.I miss when We use to celebrate May day at school.I loved it and would get so excited for the May pole.I haven't celebrated May day since,looks like I've really missed out.Bloggers are showing Me I could have kept it up.Maybe I'll start next year.OX Denise

Mary @ Colony Mountain Folk Art Dolls said...

It is better to give than to receive...made for a great day for all, especially your sweet boy!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Those scones look good! I make whole wheat ones and add a little lemon zest! They are so tasty with Strawberry jam! (According to the hubby!)
And yes, I did deliver May baskets... but only by email! I have done it before as an adult for Senior Neighbors... now I am one! I will do it again in years to come! I loved them as a child and was glad to see Jaxon getting to enjoy it now and have the memory of it - of being done with you!
Love to you and a great weekend!
Lily, WA, USA