C is for Coffee, Camo, and Connecting {Celebrate}

A.AutumnA is for Autumn by Robert Maass I caught my eye this week. I love the brilliant pictures illustrating the beauty around us this autumn season. This book is a good mentor text for a photo book  project in a content area. It makes me think of Instagram in a book form, pictures with captions, especially with technology so prevalent in our schools.

(I love linking my thoughts with books. Here is a short, 1 minute 35 second video clip featuring the book. Very delightful!)

Yesterday, I kept thinking of the theme ‘T is for Tree’ for the 5 Minute Friday post. This morning, ‘C is for Celebrating’ began swirling in my mind while driving for an early morning basketball event. (Getting up at 4:45 a.m. on a Saturday morning should be banned. :))

C is for …

Coffee with peppermint mocha. Delicious! I have “candy coffee,” my husband’s endearing term, to waken my senses.

Carpooling basketball teens and sharing the responsibility with a fellow mom. Love saving time and gas (and hearing their stories)!

Caring and listening to first graders tell about a lost tooth, a new puppy, and playing in the leaves.

Cuddling cat laying on my lap while holding my husband’s hand  watching a TV show, hearing him say he will never give up on us.

Camo basketball shirt, a soft fit for Tim’s sensitive skin, a symbol of belonging, a commitment to teamwork.

Connecting on blogs, refreshed and ignited from stories, poems, and slices shared.

Capturing the moment, being alert to the wonders swirling around us, pausing to listen to my child’s tale, reliving the pleasure through the written word.

C is for celebrating with you!

Capturing moments throughout the week that make you smile. Share a celebration at www.ruthayreswrites.com.

Capturing moments throughout the week that make you smile. Share a celebration at http://www.ruthayreswrites.com.

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6 Responses to C is for Coffee, Camo, and Connecting {Celebrate}

  1. Ramona says:

    Cuddling the cat, connecting on blogs, capturing the moment – I love celebrating with you on Saturday. Great video clip, MaryHelen, someday I want to learn how to do that!

  2. Linda Baie says:

    Mary Helen, I love the intro of that beautiful book! What an autumn this has been. And to take the letter C and Create all the lovely ways you are Celebrating this week with words starting with C is Crafty! Happy you had a good, good week!

  3. Leigh Anne says:

    What a wonderful book! I like how you carried the theme to your post. I totally agree that 4:45 Saturday morning wake-ups should be banned! Have a great week!

  4. elsie says:

    You are not only crafty but also clever to find a thread to weave this celebration. Reminds me of Clara Caterpillar by Pamela Duncan Edwards. If you don’t know it, you need to check it out. I agree, that is an hour one should not be up on a Saturday.

  5. I love this post! I have never heard of Five Minute Friday, but I’ll be stopping by next week!!! “Candy coffee”…my favorite! Well, anything with peppermint is my favorite. This post is one that will keep me thinking for a while. Thank you! I’m leaving inspired!

  6. Terje says:

    I love how you used a mentor text to craft your celebration.

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