Friday, July 4, 2014

Saturday Snapshots 7/5 & Summer Stock Up Sale

Happy Saturday to all of my friends! 
I am excited about linking up again with Run! Miss Nelson's Got the Camera! for Saturday Snapshots. The time off and this linky party has really helped me stop, look, and click to collect some great images of my summer. 
Each week, I captured an image that I fell in love with and see a little bit more of the love I am surrounded by. 
As always, I am going to feature some shots of my boys, but I also tried to capture some of the natural beauty in my world. 

For the 4th, we spent the day swimming with a friend and their boys. We spent 7 hours at their pool, I was amazed my kids were still awake because I was exhausted. I captured some of the fun they had flipping, diving, and being their silly selves! 
I still love yelling, Cannonball! It was funny because I heard other adults saying it too. Ah , the memories of belly flops and cannonballs as a kid!
I love the facial expressions I captured in my oldest's face! My heart flipped watching his do his stunts, luckily no one suffered any injuries on the diving board.
The dudes were flying through the air all day long!
They also spent many minutes on the water slide. When I set up this shot, I was not expecting this view, it made me chuckle, and I loved seeing his smile after he emerged from the water. 
Here is the view, I really love!
 Do you think he was having fun?
Here are some pictures of a crow that kept visiting our area and the trees surrounding us. You cannot see it, but there is a lake on the other side, absolutely gorgeous! 
My middle son's nickname is "Little Professor" because he loves learning and teaching about animals and anything science related. In the following pictures he is in his element with one of his favorite critters, frogs!
He rescued this {huge} frog who was trapped in one of the skating pools at the local park.
I am telling you the frog was HUGE! 

My son feels such a strong connection to animals. Each night he goes out to find the frog who has adopted him. He is convinced it is the same frog, that he likes him and comes to visit every night. You can see the love in Ry's eyes. 
One of his favorite things to do at his grandparents is to find frogs and lizards. Every time we go he catches at least a few and spends some time visiting and observing them. During the visit last Sunday he found 2 frogs, and a Hercule beetle. 
Ry's brothers love to see what he finds and he always shares his love of the critters and his knowledge. 
In this picture you can almost hear Ry telling Col all about the frogs. 
I planned to capture my oldest on his scooter, but the weather had other plans for us. Instead you get the picture of the tree with the dark clouds that opened up minutes after I clicked this shot. 
I have certainly captured the small moments and the fun moments of our week! 
Thank you for indulging me and letting me share some of my loves with you! 
Life moves too quickly, I am enjoying preserving those memories and looking back for those little things I might have missed while I was in the moment. 

Since it is Saturday, it is also time for the 3 items available for $1 as part of my weekly Summer Stock Up Sale.   
Multiplication Fluency Matching cards with arrays
Synonym Antonym match up cards

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! May it be full of memorable moments! 


  1. Your sons are adorable! I consider him to be a brave boy! You won't catch me holding a frog or any types of bugs. It's great that he has found such a love for animals.
    Fifth Grade Wit and

  2. Love all of the fun pool pictures! That's my kinda summer!


  3. I think next week you should take pictures of all of the adults doing cannonballs. fun would that be??? You got some AWESOME shots of the boys jumping up in the air. I love how into the frogs the Little Professor is. I bet he would have a great time doing a webquest on frogs. Me...not so much. XO
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  4. Your water pictures are awesome! The kids looked like they had so much fun! :) Summer is awesome, isn't it!!! Hope you had a great weekend.
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

  5. Ok your pictures are too FUN! I'm loving all of the candid and action shots. That frog is HUGE! Thanks for linking up. I look forward to seeing your awesome pictures each week.


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