Friday, May 31, 2013

Fun in the Sun Five for Friday!

I'm loving this Friday tradition of linking up with Doodle Bugs for "Five for Friday" :)
If you don't know about it, it's a linky where folks note five highlights (or lowlights, or anything) from the last week or so. It's neat to see what everyone is up to, as well as meet some really cool people!
If you haven't done so yet, LINK UP, YO!

1. I've got sad/happy news.
 I'm getting a new teaching partner next year.
I have mixed emotions about this because Miss D. and I worked  REALLY well together! 
I'll miss her cheerful smile, willingness to help, and daily interactions.
She's leaving to teach in her home district and I completely understand. She was an asset to our school and will be missed!
It still kind of stinks, though. 
BUUUUUT, I'm happy that another SUPERFLY talented teacher will be taking her position.
My friend, ANOTHER Miss D. has accepted the job as of TODAY and I am thrilled!
First grade is nothing, if not exciting, right?

2. I FINALLY got some flowers to plant!
I think that my later-than-usual gardening is actually exactly how it was supposed to happen.
Ohio has had some WHACK weather lately!
Even last weekend we had frost warnings & I overheard at the greenhouse that some local farmers in low-lying areas lost significant crops. It would be JUST like me to plant early and lose plants.
Boo on THAT!
Also, my tardiness made for some DEEP DISCOUNTS at the greenhouse.
I've got lots of potting and planting to do this weekend!

3. Hi, I'm Alisha and I love smoothies.
(crowd says: "Hi, Alisha")
This creation is made of blueberries, a banana, a handful of spinach, and some almond milk.
So good! Glad that summer is the time for lots of fresh fruits & veggies. 
Eating healthier is just EASIER in the summer, isn't it?
What are your favorite smoothie recipes?

4. I had SO much fun with my nephew today!
He's 3 1/2 and full of funny questions and comments.
He calls me CeCe and that makes me smile.
He loves to learn. Of course, I am always explaining things.
I think I blew his mind by telling him that HIS Daddy is MY brother.
We had some adventures today:

We started out by filling up the bird feeders. He now sees that as HIS job at my house. Love that!
Can't believe he held still long enough to grab a photo!

Then we headed to Stacy Family Farms and picked strawberries with my teacher-friend Karen. 
Stopped at the automatic carwash- he loved it!

1 in the bucket- 2 in the mouth.

He did a really good job! 

Karen and Ian picking berries

Well, OF COURSE we had to find COOL ROCKS!

My cutie-pie
.We followed up our pickin' with some lunch with Karen. So good to catch up, even though it's only been a week! On the way home, Ian snoozed. Naptime!
By the time we pulled in the driveway he was charged up and wanted to play outside.
Who knew that a $4 sprinkler from Wal-Mart could bring SO much excitement to our yard? 
We screamed, got soaked, and dried off in the sun.
It really doesn't get much better than that!

I'll have him 3 days next week, too. I wonder what kind of fun we can have?

5. This was printed on the tissue paper that came with my new Teva sandals.
Food for thought, for sure.
Hoping this summer brings "better stories" than ever before! 
For ALL of us!

Happy Weekend!


  1. I'm sorry your are losing your teacher partner!! Your flowers are beautiful! Enjoy the weekend :)

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

    1. Thanks, Sarah! Can't wait to get them all planted so I can enjoy them!
      Have a great weekend, too!

  2. Hi Alisha,
    Love smoothies too, I know new co workers can be hard but you will do great. Can't believe I wasn't already following you. Cute blog!
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

    1. Thanks, Vicky! Your sweet words mean a lot! :)

  3. Your blog is so cute! I just found you from the linky. I love smoothies too. I'll have to try that one.

    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

    1. Thanks! I think I just started following you on Instagram this week! So fun!

  4. I'm always getting new teaching partners... some are super and others don't work out as well. Next year my hubby is going to take over my Fridays! A crazy idea, but it just might work as he already works at my school teaching music.
    Thanks for sharing all the great photos!
    Whimsy Workshop


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