Friday, June 25, 2010

Bucket full of softballs....

We have been spending a LOT of quality time and the fields these days!

3 kids + 3 teams = hours at the fields :-)

Playoffs start today for Kate, Madie's last regular season game in next Friday and the Ryster is officially done his coach-pitch baseball season Saturday morning!  It has been an exciting baseball/softball season with lots of ups and downs.  We have kept the new snack shop at the field in business with all the drink and lollipop purchases :-)!
All the time spent preparing for the games, driving to the games and watching the games does not leave too much time for projects at home. I have a few ready to go once the season ends and I can't wait to share!

Have a great weekend! Maybe I'll see you at the fields!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

This is the man I married....

He holds my heart, my love, my everything....he is my best friend and partner.

He is smart, funny and kind.

He is the best coach, mentor, hero, and Dad my kids could ever have. 

You are the best!

Happy Father's Day!

To my Dad, my Father-in-law, my Brother-in-law and the other fantastic Dads I know....I wish you lots of love and memories on this special day! 


Friday, June 18, 2010

Sand in My Pockets

First trip to the beach for the summer!  The water in New England is still very cold but the beaches are the best for finding sea glass and sea shells!

A hunting we will go, a hunting we will go......

Love living near the ocean!

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Schools Out!!!!!

SCHOOLS OUT! The kids had a great school year! 

* Soccer*
* Honors all four terms *
* Chorus *
* Field Hockey *
* Robotics *
* Student Council *
* Flute *
* All Town Choir *
* Animal Report *
* Baseball *
* Softball *
* Field Trips *

Just to name a few things....

September 2009

June 2010

Let the summer fun begin!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Teacher Gifts

My summer is here in less then two days!  Yeah!  Many schools are finished around the country or will be done by the end of this week so this post may be a little late but may give you ideas for next year!

 Finding so many neat and simple ideas for teacher gifts on various blogs I decided to get creative this year.....

An afternoon of this....

created lots of teacher gifts!

I have three ideas to share.

"Giving Student Wings" frame

* Supplies *

* Wooden frame ($1.00) @ Michael's crafts
* Scrapbook paper
* 2 styles of butterfly paper punch (Martha Stewart) @ Michael's crafts
* Glue dots & white craft glue

The quote reads: "Teachers give their students the wings to fly...."

On the back (not shown) I wrote "Thank you for giving (child's name) the wings to fly!"

You are my "M&M" Mason Jar

* Supplies *

* Mason Jars from Wal-Mart $7.99 for 12
* M&M candy 42 oz. bag from Wal-Mart $7.00
* Scrapbook paper
* ribbon

Wash & dry jars. Fill with M&M candy. Cut decorative paper for the lid. Copy poem and attach to the lid with ribbon! Happy, happy!

Monogram Note Holder

* Supplies *

* Picture frame from Dollar Tree ($1.00)
* Decorative paperclip from Wal-Mart 10 for $3.00
* Notebook paper
* Scrapbook paper
* Letter template or Cricut

Cut the notebook paper to the size of the frame. Cut out the teachers monogram using a template or Cricut cutter. Hot glue paperclip to frame. Done! Super simple!

In total there were....

3 kids
16 teacher & aides
about $26.00 spent (give or take)

Not too bad for an afternoon and personalized gifts!

UPDATE: All the teachers loved their gifts!

Monday, June 7, 2010

June, already?

How did June sneak up on me?  I have tons of pictures to upload from all the baseball/softball games, soccer games, field trips, end of school productions, and so on.....
So I will have that all ready to share later this week (fingers crossed) until then, I have a few more pictures to share of the coastal decor I've added to the house this summer!

A suitcase of starfish on the bookshelf

Dried hydrangea from my garden and a "sailor valentine" box made by Kaitlyn 

Wreaths with starfish placed in the center over the fireplace

Another view...

Up close view...

Thats it, pretty boring!
I promise more interesting post with all new pictures!
so much to share, so little time :-)...

Happy Monday!