Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saturday Snapshots

This week was another busy one. I feel like they all end up that way. We are getting closer to summer and some time to relax.

I love watching this kid play t-ball. It's also really fun to get together with the family a couple times each week to support him and hang out.
I went to the aquarium last Sunday to celebrate my co-teacher's son's birthday! It was such a cool birthday party!
Happy Birthday Zachary!
The rain held out long enough for us to ride the ferris wheel. We were able to look out over downtown.
I got my free birthday ice cream from Baskin Robbins. They were out of my favorite, rainbow sherbet. How does that happen?!
After school on Tuesday, I went on a mini road trip with two of my favorite people. We were chasing wildflowers to take some senior pictures in. The rain held out and we found some pretty patches of flowers.
 Lauren is a beauty, so we ended up with lots of great pictures!
The sky was just as confused as the weather man many times this week. Sometimes the sun won and other times the rain did.
Our caterpillars are all chrysalises now. We moved them to the butterfly habitat on Friday and we can't wait for the butterflies to come out.
One of my sweet kids made this note for me during centers on Friday afternoon. It was so sweet of her to do that. This year has been hard and Friday morning was rough. I guess she could tell that I needed a little encouragement. I think adults forget to encourage one another sometimes, but somehow kids remember to.
I went shopping last night for my painting party tomorrow. Now it's time to bake cookies and cupcakes!
I'm excited to have some fun painting with friends and family tomorrow and to share with them more about Another Child Foundation. I hope you have a great weekend!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Saturday Snapshots

This week was packed full of birthday fun each day after school and some exhausting moments during school. I'm thankful for the time I got to spend celebrating with family and friends! I'm also thankful that we survived this week at school! It was pretty rough.

Last Saturday I decided to do some baking. I haven't done very much baking in this house, so I thought that should change. I made cupcakes for Easter.
Here's our official family Easter Picture!
On Easter, we put babies in buckets of Easter eggs. It's our weird family tradition.
Sara took me to dinner on Monday night to celebrate my birthday! Yummy Mexican food!
Then I went to watch my baby nephew's t-ball game. He played catcher and was pretty cute while doing it!
My birthday was on Tuesday. It was full of sweet treats and gifts all day long. My co-teacher and students gave me this awesome plant. Each student had a picture in the plant. They were holding signs with kind words on them in the pictures. My co-teacher also had a student bring a gift to me each hour of our day. It was way fun!  I'm thankful for everyone that made my day so special at school!
On Tuesday night I went to dinner with my family. These cuties helped me blow out my birthday candles!
Heather & I went to see Legally Blonde the Musical at an outdoor theater downtown on Thursday. It was so fun. The weather was wonderful and the people watching was great! The show was good too!
We got Pei Wei for dinner and ate it on the hill while watching the sun set and waiting for the show to start. I can't think of a better way to celebrate!
This cutie patootie got her ears pierced yesterday. My niece, Ainsley, got her ears pierced too, but I took her pictures on her mommy's phone. Both girls turned super red, but they did really good calming down. I was proud! 
Last night we had our school's carnival. It was fun walking around and seeing all the kids have fun!
I have t-ball watching, shopping, and some to-do list checking off to do today!
Happy weekend to you!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Simply Sunday: Happy Easter!

Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness. – By Floyd W. Tomkins

Easter is the time to rejoice and be thankful for the gift of life, love and joy!
Happy Easter! Have a blessed day!