Friday, June 12, 2015

Truth Revealed! Five For Friday


I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for another Five for Friday. A chance to blog about five random things from my week. Thanks for hosting, Doodle Bugs. I'm sorry you couldn't make it to the party this week. Enjoy some much deserved time off!

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I had so much fun linking up late to try and stump you all with my two truths ans a lie. I have to say that I kind of sorta did two lies!! I didn't intend to, but it happened. If you haven't had a chance to guess you can go back and take a guess HERE!
So the lie(s)...I haven't blogged much lately because I've lacked motivation! It just seemed kind of nice to blame  it on my daughter. My daughter and now son in law planned and executed every detail of their wedding. I just showed up and smiled a LOT. The whole day was unbelievable. All of my sisters and my brother were able to come and so many friends too. The wedding was in my former stomping grounds...St. Louis home of the Cardinals. It is pretty cool that my daughter born and raised in Michigan ended up at WashU where her grandmother, for whom she was named, attended nursing school. My mom would have loved every minute of the celebrating right down to the bagpipe playing the processional and recessional in the church. Here is one more picture for you...Okay you twisted my arm hard enough here are two!! (See randomness number 3 for the real lie!!)

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Cutting the first piece of this awesome cake with Bilbo's sword. Yes. They are Lord of the Ring fans!

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So the whole thing about the Bocce Ball team...Never happened. I like playing Bocce, but I don't even know if there are teams. I went to Germany two summers ago, but didn't ever play a game of Bocce there. I hope my IG friends saw my post about my Bocce Ball tournament being cancelled today. I was just trying to throw you off!

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It is time for a true confession. Sometimes I read books to my class for the sheer joy of reading. I don't think aloud and I don't make them respond in a writing assignment or project. We just pick up a book and read it. We laugh and sometimes, if they ask, I read it again. Sometimes on Friday afternoons I let them play too. I don't have any hidden agendas in their freetime. They get to play with anything they want.They make zoos out of cardboard, They set up the train set to go all the way around the zoo. They plan, execute and work in collaboration with each other. They play school on the chalkboard. They set up a bakery with playdough. They are allowed to be kids having fun with each other!

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Do you know Arnie the Doughnut? I love that guy! For National Doughnut Day we celebrated the only way I know how. We ate doughnuts. We gave our doughnuts, hands and feet so they could escape if they didn't want to be eaten. We gave him/her eyes and then asked them, "Do you want to be eaten?" If they don't answer it is safe to eat them. So far, I've never had a doughnut tell me he didn't want to be eaten! Laurie Keller herself taught my children and I the proper way to eat doughnuts years ago at a library event she spoke at! All of her books are delightful, but Arnie is my favorite! 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Tell All Tuesday: Two Truths and a Lie!

First of all I want you to know that I'm not ALWAYS behind! I quite often arrive at the right place on the right day. Occasionally  I do end up somewhere a day early or late. I really hadn't planned on linking up with Teach. Talk. Inspire and My Day in K for Tell All Tuesday. I was just going to read every post that linked up! I couldn't just sit back and enjoy. I had to join the fun too. I get to tell two truths and one lie about myself to get to know some other bloggers. Ready to play along? Make sure you comment to tell me which one you think is the lie. One of you who is right will win a gift card to Starbucks! Ready?

I haven't been blogging very much lately because I've been so busy getting ready for my  daughter's wedding. She got married over Memorial Day weekend to the love of her life. I never thought she'd meet anyone so well suited for her! They and I are a perfect fit! The photographer took many gorgeous pictures, but this one with both daughters is one of my favorites!

NUMBER 2:  I played Bocce Ball on a travelling team in high school. I met some amazing people and got to travel all over the world. My favorite spot was Germany. I was able to take my family back to visit some of the friends that I made their during one our training camps there. We were able to visit some famous castles as well as play a few games of Bocce with old and new friends. A lot more people play Bocce in Europe than in the U.S. I think my love for travel stems from my old Bocce Ball days!

NUMBER 3:  I love to go to our local waste water facility. It is a wonderful place to go to look for birds. I do love birds. I have traveled all over the U.S. to see as many birds as possible. I've probably seen more birds at the waste water facility than anywhere else! It doesn't smell very good, but the birds there are spectacular. I have seen Golden Eagles, Snowy Owls, Ruff Legged Hawks, and so many more amazing birds in this one location.

Now it's your turn to guess. Which will it be? Comment below to join the fun and come back Friday to find out which of the above doesn't quite ring true!!