Saturday, July 20, 2013

Saturday Snapshots!

It must be Saturday because it's time to link up with Run! Miss Nelson's Got the Camera! for her Saturday Snapshots linky.  I know I say this every week, but this is my favorite linky.  It was wonderful that Miss Nelson started it during the summer.  We're all (well almost all) out of our classrooms and our cameras are focused on the other half of who we are. . . the non-teachery half.  It's been great getting to know everyone through the snapshots of their lives.

Okay, on to my week in pictures. . .

This was my view with coffee cup in hand this morning.  It's a quiet morning on the Strait.  Starting off a little bit gray with the marine layer, but that will burn off in no time.  It's supposed to be in the mid 80's today.

For the moment though, the temperature is a comfy, cool 50 degrees! 

We spent Thursday with the grandkiddo.  We went to the carousel and Little Farm at Tilden Park and had a picnic in the Berkeley hills.  Check out that look of pure adoration on my husband's face...she has him wrapped around her little finger.

School stuff is slowly starting to creep its way into my days now.  Which is really okay as I'm starting to feel that itch to get back into my classroom.  I picked up these cute tins at Michael's for about a dollar each.  Love them! 

My order from Pick Your Plum arrived this week.  I got one set of these for my daughter and one for myself.  

I recently bought all three mentor sentence units from Ideas by Jivey.  I've decided to make a binder for each ten week unit.  The first one is done.  I made copies of everything I need for the kids and it's all in here.  I can't wait to give this a try!

And finally. . .  Gus has been waiting patiently for me to finish this post.  He and the other two wild ones need some play time.  Experience has taught me that a tired Aussie is a good Aussie, so it's time to grab some frisbees and the Chuck-it and walk down to the beach.

Have a fabulous Saturday and be sure to check out this week's edition of Saturday Snapshots!


  1. oh my I NEED those chevron buckets. LOVE them. So sad I missed them. Love your snapshot from this morning. Beautiful ... just beautiful and Gus is so pretty too. That picture of your hubby and granddaughter is priceless. You can tell that she definitely has him wrapped around her finger.

  2. I am excited to try the mentor sentences by Jivey too!

  3. What a beautiful view to see in the morning! You are blessed indeed, especially so with a beautiful grandchild and husband. I must agree... I think this linky is my favorite as I'm loving getting to know my bloggy friends in a new way!

  4. I am so excited to find another California blogger! I live in So. Cal but some of my family lives in Berkeley. When we visit, Tilden park is a MUST. The kids love it. I love your chevron buckets-too cute. Happy to be a new follower.
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  5. That view is breathtaking. We should switch for a week. I need to go check out the Mentor Sentences. The binder is calling my name!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  6. I would not be upset if that was my view of a morning.
    Also, the chevron buckets are so cute! If they end up missing, I DIDN'T do it. :)

  7. I love your view! I'm also a fan of those little buckets from Michaels. I will have to see if I can find them at my story.

    room 4 imagination

    1. Heather,
      They were in the sale section. There was a yellow one as well and I've NO idea why I left that one behind!

  8. Love that look on your hubby's face! He's smitten!

  9. Those buckets are adorable and so is your puppy!

    Found you at the Linky and now am your newest follower!

    Math Madness

  10. Just found your blog though Facebook. My Pups name is Angus too! Most of the time I call him Angus McGoo!
    Cute blog!
    Lessons With Coffee

  11. That picture of your granddaughter and husband is just adorable! I have the first two sets of mentor sentences and need to organize into binders. Great tip!!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  12. Seriously LOVE your chevron buckets. I've never heard of Pick Your Plum. Am I missing out!? :)

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