Saturday, November 22, 2014

Saturday Snapshots

I am so glad that it is Thanksgiving break! Seriously, so glad! This past week was pretty interesting and fun. I made cookies to share at our dips and desserts celebration at my school on Wednesday. My house smelled so yummy. I haven't baked anything in a while.
My co-teacher and I went to a training on Wednesday. During our lunch break we ran to Target. We found a Frozen backdrop and of course, we had to take a picture in front of it.
One of my kiddos gave me this flower turkey. It made me smile and was very sweet.
I got to meet my newest niece this morning. She is so sweet and small! Welcome to this crazy, wonderful life Ainsley!
Here are my two youngest nieces. One is 12 weeks old and the other is 3 days old. I hadn't realized how much one had grown without sticking her next to the other. Time flies!
So now I'm enjoying my 9 days off. I have some school stuff to handle and some other stuff to take care of, but I plan to relax and enjoy my family.
Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Saturday Snapshots

This week was an interesting one, so I didn't take very many pictures. My family came over for dinner on Thursday night and I didn't take one single picture. Sad day!

On Monday, we still had warm weather, so I went out on the path. I had to race the sun home, but the sunset made it all worth it. Darn time change and crazy cold weather that will keep me inside for a while.
On Wednesday I had to go get a tetanus shot after school. I mean really? One more thing to add to my week. Then I came home and cleaned my house for dinner the next night, which kept my arm (where I got my shot) from hurting too much. It's still a little tender. Luckily, I'm good for another 10 years.
It rained some this week and was crazy cold, so the water on the playground couldn't really dry up.  We had indoor recess a couple of times and I think we'll be doing the same thing this week. 
I hung out with my sister, niece and nephew on Friday. We had dinner, got frozen yogurt and watched Planes Fire and Rescue.
Today we all went to see Big Hero 6 with my mom. It was really good. Then we had lunch and ran some errands.
Now I have lots to take care of this week before I get to have 9 entire days off for Thanksgiving!
Happy Weekend!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Saturday Snapshots {On a Monday}

So I completely forgot to update on Saturday. I'm really failing miserably when it comes to keeping this little blog updated. I really thought I was doing good this past week to have a post other than on Saturday or Sunday and then I completely forgot to post on Saturday. Oh well… so is life. Luckily for me, you all (and when I say you all, I really mean my mom) seem to be very forgiving. So here was last week:

We went to a craft show last weekend and my baby nephew got to see this alligator. He thought it was pretty cool!
Then I went to hang out with these two cool kids on Sunday. He rode his bike and she rode in her stroller. We are soaking up the few extremely beautiful days we get!
He is so focused in this pictures. He's standing up and his tongue is out. Such a BIG kid!
I took a bunch of pictures of her smiling. She's getting so big too. It's so fun to see her little personality come out. I love, love when she smiles at me!
While I was taking the pictures of his sister smiling, he wanted in on the little photo shoot, so he got next to his sister. Her face makes me crack up! She's like, "big bro get out of my space!" I had to help him place his hand in a better spot.
We opened up and explored a pumpkin a few weeks ago after doing our sink or float experiment. Then we poured potting soil in to it to see if it would grow. It did!! Then it started to rot and smell, so we stuck it outside. Maybe it will continue to grow out there.
Each kid in our class got a turkey feather to decorate and they're all so unique! It's pretty fancy!
We got quite a bit of rain this week, so when the sun finally came out it was beautiful and picture worthy. I had missed the sun. I'm not sure how people live in the North and spend a crazy amount of hours without the sun. I guess it takes a special person to do that.
I got to enjoy the weather outside on Saturday. My baby nephew played on the swing set and we relaxed! I'm really appreciating the fact that our beautiful days are landing on the weekends, so we can really make the most of them!
Another awesome sky on Saturday!
Now a new week begins. Remember how last week I said things were getting better at school and we were getting in to a routine finally. Well I might have spoken too soon. More change is on the horizon. Bahumbug. Hopefully we'll have some answers to a few different situations pretty soon. I'm praying for the best for our kids and our classroom-- whatever that might be. If you happen to think about me while you're praying this week, would you join me in that prayer?! Thanks so much!
Happy New Week!!