Friday, August 9, 2013

Five for Friday

Linking up with Kacey for Five for Friday, this is my first time and I'm excited to share 5 random things its you!

  1. My family and I ran away to Rehoboth Beach DE earlier this week. It was so fun to spend time with my gang. The kids loved the beach and we loved watching them. I also loved all the yummy food we ate. I swear I came back 12 lbs heavier.  :( 
I saw them doing this and had to take a pic. Of course by the time I pulled out my iPhone poor Kevin had to stage them for me :/ 

They really enjoyed playing in the sand and building sand castles with Daddy.

The weather was pretty crummy for us most days but the kids were such troopers and wanted to hang out at the beach regardless.

 They stuck it out in the cold drizzle and just kept playing.

We met up with my cousin and his family for dinner a couple nights. Ellie was so happy to spend time with her cousin. We're so lucky they are so close in age.
They got to ride a lot of the rides at FunLand together. 

My older 2 were great buddies and had tons of fun as well.

Burying daddy may have been their favorite thing though. I had a the hardest time digging a whole big enough for him. It took FOREVER!

I did have a wonderful time hanging out with my Gish, but even more than that I loved watching him with our crew.  Something about seeing him play with them and teaching them things makes me love him even more.

So all and all we had a great family vacation!  

2.  Can't explain how excited I was to be going to the beach because of Sonic! I love me some Sonic!  I went Coastal Carolina in SC and fell in love with Cherry Limeades. I'm not sure if it's the ice or the actual limeade but its my fave. So much so I made Gish take detours each way so I could get some of the sweet yumminess. Now my AJ is in love too!!
Waiting for the sweet goodness during our first stop!

Finding out we were going going again on our way home!  Heehee 

3.  While I was away we got our schedules and I finally got to put mine in place. 

I just need to submit mine for approval on Monday but I think I'm pretty much set.  Got to say I'm pretty happy! 

4.  My friends and I are starting a 21 day challenge today. Our goal is to workout and eat right for the next 21 days. I actually had started last week but then vacation hit and I need to reset.  Any who I plan to run, walk or shred for the next 21 days. Hopefully much longer but I chose 21 days because I read that's how long it takes to form a habit. I seem to do better when I run with Gish but we'll see if he keeps running with me when it gets cooler. Probably the hardest thing will be eating right. I happen to have an addiction to gas station food, chips, salsa, candy and crackers are my weakness. I think I spent more on myself at Candy Kitchen than I did on the kids :/. Wish me luck. 

5.  My school gave us all the opportunity to write a proposal for a wish list item at the end of last year. I asked for a Copernicus Reading and Writing Center and it came in last week so of course I hauled Gish in the day before we left to set it up for me.
While he worked on that I worked some more on my room. This is how it looks at the moment.
Can I just tell you just hanging my curtains helped so much!
My library with my new reading and writing center =D
Just a few more bins need to be added.
Books I have to level when I go back.
My GR area is starting to come together. I won't be able to get back in until probably Monday because we have no power at school today and I don't want to go during the weekend because its one of my last ones. So Monday it is.

And there you have it my Five for Friday!  I'll be back tomorrow to share how I prep for guided reading and all about my Guided Reading Goodies... 

Till then have a happy Friday!! 



  1. Your family Vacation looks like a lot of fun! I cannot believe you already have your schedule. I cannot wait to get mine. Thanks for sharing your ideas.


    The Very Busy Classroom

  2. Great pictures! You have the cutest children!!!
    Grade 4 Buzz

  3. Omg! I want to go on vacation with you guys next time. It looks like everyone had a great time. I love your classroom. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love how colorful your classroom is! I notice you had Mass & religion on your schedule. I am a Catholic school teacher.
    Thanks for sharing & I found you on Five for Friday.
    ~ Kristin

  5. Love your beachy pictures! The kids are too cute! I wrote a district grant for the same reading/writing center last year! I love it!