May is quite possibly one of my favorite months of the year. School lets out. The lightening bugs light up the tree line at night. The sunsets seem more brilliant. Eating dinner on the patio seems like the right thing to do. I don't know. I just love the month of May.
You know what else happens in May? The pool opens.
We don't buy a lot of extra stuff around here. When my kids want a new toy, we go to Targe', play with the toy in the box for about 10 minutes and then head home.
What? Don't Hate. Haters gonna hate. (Thank you Duck Dynasty)
This is our second summer to put up a pool. It is the best thing we do all year. They are $279 at Wal-Mart and provide hours and hours of fun. This year we had a yard sale to raise our pool money.
The sale was a big flop but we got a pool anyway.
Poolside dining. Not your run of the meal Country Club chicken strips and fry meal. Ramen. Poolside.
And an unexpected visit from cousins makes it even more fun. Late nights, late mornings, the smell of sunscreen, eating outside, it's all good.