Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday Favorites - School's Out for Summer!

While I'm Waiting...What Time Is It?  Summertime!
High School Musical is one of my FAVORITE movies and this will be my theme song all.day!

What time is it?
Summertime, it's our vacation
What time is it?
Party time, that's right, say it loud

What time is it?
The time of our lives, anticipation
What time is it?
Summertime, school's out scream and shout

No more wakin' up at six a.m.
'Cause now our time is all our own
Enough already, we're waiting
Come on, let's go out of control

Whoop!  Today is the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL and this mama is out of her mind excited!!!  I think I've been counting down the days since Christmas Spring Break! :)  Just kidding! #kindof  Today is my son's last day of 7th grade and my daughter's last day of 4th grade (and also her last day of elementary school).  You can check out my Instagram feed for what I'm sure will be an overgrammed glimpse into first/last day pictures and lots of pictures in between!  :)  Cause, you know, the last day of school is my FAVORITE day of the school year!  

Here are some more of my FAVORITES from this past week!
I never tire of these lip-sync videos!  This one is from Moorhead Horizon Middle School in Minnesota and features 1,400 students singing and dancing their hearts out.  What's even more impressive?!  They did this all in one take after one rehearsal!  (How did they ever get that many middle school kids to listen and pay attention?!  I can barely get my one middle school kid to listen to me for more than .3 seconds!)  There's lots of fun songs and I may love it even more because it includes a few High School Musical songs!

I love to see schools coming together to do something fun!  This was my FAVORITE video of the week!  Enjoy!!!
last day of school goodies are my FAVORITE!
While I'm Waiting...last day of school goodies
You knew that these were going to be in the mix!  :)  These are for the ladies in the front office at the middle school and our FAVORITE Crossing Guard.  You can find the printable here.
While I'm Waiting...last day of school goodies
 Holden sewed these cute freeze pop koozies for her classmates.  I giggle because Holden and I deal with projects the exact.same.way.  We have awesome ideas but our execution is always lacking - and always last minute!  :)
While I'm Waiting...last day of school goodies
I thought they turned out super cute!
While I'm Waiting...last day of school goodies
We've had a kiddo at our elementary school for the past eight years.  I always do something for the teachers but I wanted to do a little something for those behind the scenes too.  I bundled a Redbox code, a box of candy, and a bag of microwave popcorn for the office staff, aides, cafeteria workers, janitors, etc.  I debated having lunch brought it but I wanted everyone to have an actual something with their name on it to let them know how much we appreciate all they do for our school.
While I'm Waiting...last day of school goodies
 While I'm Waiting...last day of school goodies
The Redbox printable can be found here.
I recently posted about 5 ways to celebrate the last day of school.  One of my FAVORITE things to do is save up summer items that I would buy anyway and present them as a gift on the last day of school.  This is what will be waiting on the kiddos when they come home today!
While I'm Waiting...last day of school goodies
While I'm Waiting...last day of school goodies
The Dating Divas have awesome ideas to celebrate the last day of school (that's where I got the cute bucket printable!).
FAVORITE pic of the week
While I'm Waiting...
I caught these two watching the rain on Monday afternoon and it melted my heart!  But, this sweet moment was interrupted by a tornado warning on my phone and the kiddos quickly went into hiding in Mike's closet!  Thankful for sweet brothers and for no tornadoes!
While I'm Waiting...Summer Bucket List
Bucket lists are my FAVORITE!  I love to check things off a list!  Our list isn't a lot of crazy can't do things - mostly just ordinary things that we can make extra-ordinary!  You can read more about it here.
While I'm Waiting...Kenny Chesney lyric - summertime
I saw this song lyric on Michelle's post last week - I had to borrow because it's PERFECT!

And, before I forgot...the winner of the $30 Target gift card is...
While I'm Waiting...giveaway winner
Thank you to all who entered!

Happy Friday!!!  I'm off to welcome in summer!  Thanks for stopping by!

Have a fabulous weekend!  Gig 'em and God bless! 
Holly

You can check my FAVORITE link-ups page to find where I'm linking up today. 
While I'm Waiting...where I party!  Link Party List
also linking up with Mandy @ Almond Place for her #summerfunfriday

18 comments:

  1. Great post, full of enthusiasm and joy.

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    1. Thanks, Francene! Absolutely - today is a day full of joy!!! Thanks for stopping by - Happy Friday!

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  2. These were fantastic Holly. Yes, Kenny's verse sums it all up for us all!! Last day of school board is awesome.

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! Friday Favs are always fun to put together! Bring on summer!!! Happy Friday! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. I bet your so excited to have your kids home!
    The Lady Lawyer

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    1. I SO am!!! May is cray cray so I'm looking forward to doing as little as possible for a few days! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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  4. Your favorite picture of the week is my favorite, too! Have fun kicking off your summer this weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Laura! He's got a special place in his heart for Hope!

      I hope you have a great weekend!!!

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  5. I bow to you! You are awesome Holly! Your ideas for end of school and how you include EVERYONE is amazing! Just awe-inspiring!! Wish I had little kiddos just to use these ideas!! Enjoy your summertime!!!

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    1. You are giving me way too much credit, Kim! These sweet people have taken care of my kiddos for the last eight years. It's just a tiny, small token of our appreciation. I wish I could do things like this more often! Hope you have a fabulous summer! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. What a sweet photo of your kids, priceless!! What fun things you have shared for the last day of school, so colorful!

    Thanks for sharing on Friday Features Party!
    Hope you will join us for Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday!
    Hope you enjoy your day!
    Karren xx

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    1. Thank you, Karren! Those two have a special relationship!

      The last day of school is always fun - so much to celebrate!

      Thanks for hosting! I'll see you next week!

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  7. SO many cute ideas.. I also do a summer fun kit, the kids LOVE it!!

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    1. Thanks! It really is fun to put together! I LOVE celebrating the last day of school! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. LOVE those gifts for the teachers! Thank you for sharing!

    Have a great week!

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    1. I need to get better with my execution! My intention is good - my follow through needs some work! :) I was up way too late the night before the last day of school! :)

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  9. Yeh for summer! How did I not know you were a HSM fan? Love them all! Hope the weather has cleared up and you are able to enjoy the summer!

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    1. Just another thing we have in common! ;) The weather has cleared up and it's glorious!

      Hope you are having a great start to your week!

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