Memorial Day

This Memorial Day was different than years past because there was no community service and picnic. The Pickering family stayed home and cooked out on the grill. Rufus got lucky and snagged a dropped hotdog from the grill:) Honoring all of those who gave their lives for their country.

Lots of rain!

Pickles and Rufus will have to come up with inside games to play after her school work this week because it looks to be rainy for days! Who knows, if it warms up, they may play outside in the rain. Pickles and Rufus are quite use to rain showers!

Mother’s Day

Pickles made Mom a beautiful Mother’s Day card and gave it to her this morning. It was hard to keep it a secret, but the surprise was a success, and Mom loved her card. Rufus signed it too with his paw print:) Happy Mother’s Day to all of the great moms!

Spelling test at home

Mom helped Pickles with her spelling words last night and today, she will test her on those words. No breaks at this home school! Rufus will help by snoozing and not interrupting the test:)


Pickles and Mom are planting their spring garden tomorrow. They will plant tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, eggplant, and okra. Rufus loves to dig in the garden. No Rufus! No doggies allowed in the garden:)