Saturday, February 14, 2015


Discover. Play. Build.

Ruth Ayres has a link-up on Saturdays where people link to posts that are celebrations about their week. I love this reminder to celebrate every week.

Last weekend, we were able to go showshoeing. We have a park a few blocks from our house with walking trails and we spent some time out in the woods. It was quiet and beautiful. I really enjoyed the time out among the trees.

Our exchange student had a birthday this week. We had a dinner that he requested and an ice cream cake. It was a nice evening.

We hit the 100th day of school. It's always fun to see the first grade students come with their baggies of 100 items. They count them at home and then they count them again at school and there are so many smiles.

Valentine's Day festivities at school were also a lot of fun. There were students buzzing around delivering treats and cards. It's always an exciting time for the students.

Altogether it was a rather mellow week filled with everyday kinds of joys - smiles and hugs from students, joking and laughter with staff and quiet times at home.


  1. My favorite memories are Valentine's and the 100th days with first graders. Such simple fun. Mellow is good and provides a reminder to us all that some of the greatest moments grow out of simplistic things.

  2. I love those '100 day' celebrations, and know that the young ones do, too. Glad you do that, Crystal. Your snowshoeing in the woods sounds, and looks, wonderful. Special moments!

  3. Love those photos. The calm and quiet of winter. So soothing and beautiful.

  4. Fun times of Valentines and 100th days with Firsties are great. Thanks for sharing the quiet moments too-the pictures capture the calm of winter.

  5. Such a lovely sounding week! We had kind of a crazy week at my school. The 100th day of school snuck up on 4th grade and we didn't do much for it. It seems like a younger grade celebration for us. I had my own little celebration though for making it through!
    Glad you had such a lovely week!