Thursday, May 28, 2009

Friday Fave Five, End of School Edition

It's Friday and it's Fave Five Time. Thanks to Susanne for hosting our Fave Fives every week!


And now for my Friday Fave Five, End of School Edition.


1. You guessed it! Today was my last day in the classroom for the school year. The classroom teachers and students have 11 more days but teachers in my classification finished today. I baked chocolate chip cookies for all three first grade classes and passed them out at recess and lunch, helped to complete all the assessments for language arts, attended an appreciation luncheon, unclipped my ID badge for the last time, and at 5:30 met some fellow freedom lovers for Happy Hour at a local restaurant.

2. Our Southern California weather has been wonderful this week. Early morning coastal fog and low cloudiness with sun breaking through in the late morning, giving us temperatures in the high60s/low70s. Perfect for doing afternoon gardening. Nothing tastes better than freshly picked spinach leaves straight from the garden container!

3. A wonderful weekend in San Diego with most of the family. We celebrated MamaMia's college graduation (scroll down to the post below if you're interested) and then played the rest of the weekend.

4. Where we played.
Balboa Park in San Diego.


Museum of Man

Balboa Park deserves a post all its own and I plan to share photos of the area later this weekend.

5. Coronado Beach.

I think I'm falling in love with San Diego!

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22 comments:

Thom said...

congrats on school being over with. I love balboa park and Coronado island. Glad the weather is better. happy FFF

Finding Pam said...

Nothing is better than school getting out for the summer. I enjoyed your FFF.

Melanie said...

Morning Willow. The Museum of Man's entrance looks very interesting with all the sculpture/carving. Ooo lovely beach scene, the umbrella colour is beautiful. We have about 72F fot the next few days with no rain! I am excited. :-)

hip chick said...

I have heard the weather in San Diego is always perfect. I would love to visit someday your photo's make it look so lovely.

Tina Leigh said...

Wow I know you are glad to be out of school! I can not think of California beaches with out thinking about Gidget!!!

ellen b said...

Congratulations. That Museum of man looks similar to the front of the library at St. John's Seminary...
Love your umbrella photo :0)
See ya later...

Barbara H. said...

Today is my youngest's last day of school, too. I love the thought of not having to set alarm clocks for a while!!

I've never been to San Diego -- looks lovely!

Jientje said...

No more school this Summer,it must feel great to look forward to vacation and Summer and Sun!! Love the beach pictures by the way!

Jerralea said...

It must feel great to have the summer off!

I loved your photos. You know, I would love to visit San Diego after seeing your pictures. I've already told Kathie that I want to see Prince Edward Island before I die. You guys at Fave 5 are expanding my world!

Knitting Linguist said...

We are big fans of the Museum of Man around here! Balboa is always a fun place to go :) Congratulations on making it through the school year!

shopannies said...

lovely pictures and congratulations on completing yet another year of school

Laurie said...

I love Balboa Park -- our favorite place is the model train museum where the models are in progress! Beautiful photos -- enjoy this, your first day of summer vacation :)

nikkipolani said...

Oh how I long for that end-of-school-year feeling you describe! Looking forward to your Balboa Park post. I'm sure you visited the conservatory - so many cool begonias!

Elizabeth said...

Happy weekend Willow
Enjoy your Califrnia sunshine.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I feel in love with San Diego in my one visit to it Willow :-) So beautiful there. Balboa Park was a wonderful place to explore.

Congratulations to MommaMia on her graduation! Best of luck and success to her in her chosen profession.

Congrats to you to for the end of a good school year!

Brenda said...

I love San Diego! Congratulations on your last day of school. I hope you have a great summer break!

Booklassie Dee said...

I loved San Diego when I was stationed there years ago. How beautiful to see your pics. And I love your Baby Surprise Sweater.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

San Diego is a fun city to visit ~ wonderful food town too!

Enjoy your Summer vacation ~ and thanks for reminding me I haven't eaten a chocolate chip cookie for waaaaay to long!

Islandsparrow said...

hooray! A nice long summer ahead of you - I remember that feeling of freedom!

San Diego looks delightful - I love the sailboats and the beach, of course!

Flower said...

Another good week! Whew....there was a lot going on and so many beautiful place to be!
Coronado sure is pretty!! Hmmm!

Susanne said...

Sorry I am so late coming around to visit, Willow. One of them days yesterday.

Congrats on MamaMia's graduation. A very special event for sure.

San Diego looks like such a great place to visit.

Freshly picked spinach. The best!

Mama Mia said...

Of course you're falling in love with San Diego-- because it's awesome! :o) I LOVE your new banner (with all the pretty-colored yarn)!