Friday, February 23, 2018

High Five for Friday (2.23.18)

1. During the school sock hop, a friend and I bought at the teacher auction the opportunity for our girls to go to the movies...with their third grade teacher. Hallie and Tessa loved getting to spend real world time with her, and we felt great about supporting our school. A win-win, thanks to the generous donation made by Mrs. S.!
It was VERY bright outside.

2. As I mentioned last week, the new hot tub has a hole in it and a new new one is on its way. A slow release of air isn't keeping anyone I know from enjoying the leaking version though - it was 77 degrees last Sunday afternoon and these three played in and out of the water ("swim" for five minutes, dance for five minutes) for more than an hour!

3. Are you still watching the Olympics? We are! Here's our next batch of favorite moments:

4. While generally not a fan of Presidents' Day as a holiday, I needed it this week. One more morning waking up without an alarm clock, one more afternoon spent playing with friends, one more evening without practices or classes or homework. I wish our school district offered year-round school, but since I doubt that will happen during Will and Hallie's tenure here, I will continue to vote and push for longer school years with more breaks, rather than shorter school years with fewer breaks. Occasional three- or four-day weekends or even weeks off rejuvenate us and allow us to go back to school and work feeling better rested and more open to growth and learning!

5. Happiness Highlights:
To raise money for Jump Rope for Heart, a little girl at Will's school
made, decorated, and sold these cookies. I of course bought a dozen
(and promptly messed up that pink one with my weird thumbs), and
guess what...they were as tasty as any cookies I've ever bought
from a professional baker. I ate more than my fair share...
Speaking of Jump Rope for Heart - Will had a
blast, and since I volunteered I could capture a
few pics of him showing off his skillz for me. 
No truer words, AMIRIGHT?!
I laughed out loud when I read this.
I discovered that Facebook has filters. It wasn't a very productive
evening... (Interestingly, I can't for the life of me figure out how to get
back to the filters now. I guess filters and me were a one-night stand.)

Happy Friday, Chasing Roots!

Linking up with High Five for Friday here:

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of going to a movie with my students! I would totally offer that up for an auction item