Friday, November 30, 2012

Lucky Girl

I got to spend a few minutes with my 5 week old grand son this morning, before heading to work.  He was awake so I went to see him while they were changing his diaper.  He HATES having his diaper changed, but this morning he wasn't screaming.  I started talking to him and he gave me two of the biggest smiles.  I didn't think it could get better than that - I was wrong.  He started cooing at me.  All, during the diaper change.

I am one lucky girl to be sent out the door in the rain with smiles and coos from a 5 week old.  Heaven.  It makes an inclement weather day - totally worth it.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012


It was really hard going back to school on Monday after having a month break with hubby and the little guy.  But, I did it.  The kids were great, we accomplished a lot.  I had one guy out.  I was working on my December goodies, bought some more goodies from the TpT sale and went home exhausted.  I was in bed at 6:30 exhausted.  My poor hubby wanted to hang out, since he was leaving the next day.  So he was a great guy and tucked me in and spent time with his son and the grand baby instead.

Around 11:30 the sickness started, heat/chills, stomach ache, wanting to die feeling.  Then at 3:30, life was over.  I spent the next 3 hours in bathroom.  I tried going to school and couldn't do it - scheduled a sub, told my hubby I loved him and watched him walk out the door.  I went back to bed until 2:00.  It was crazy.

So I spent the 2nd day of school in bed, sick - without my hubby.  I am trying not to cry, because I miss him and my stomach is still sore - so everything hurts.  My stomach and heart.  But, I will get to see him in 3 weeks - in Hawaii.

I did get up early (because of sleeping all day yesterday) and worked on my December word cards.  I might just try this TpT thing out, as soon as I figure out how to get them uploaded.  Geez.

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Sunday, November 25, 2012


Yesterday, the grand baby turned a month old - it has flown by.  I wanted to do a mini photo shoot, so glad I did.  This is what I wanted the set up to look like.

He was a total angel when I was taking pictures.  I got so many adorable shots, 20 minutes and 150 pictures later.  What I didn't expect to get was this one.

His very first smile.  I was talking to him and had my camera in my hand pointing towards him - I wasn't meaning to take his picture at the time (which is why he isn't looking at the camera, he is looking at me)  He started to smile and coo, I hit the shutter and I was able to get 3 of the most precious pictures.  It was pure luck.  I started crying, he looked at me then looked at his mom.  He couldn't figure out why we were so excited.  It was a perfect moment.

Now, for the teachy stuff.  My Teachers Pay Teacher's cart is full, I mean busting at the seams full.  I think they needed to time the sale around the first of the month - then my cart would have even more in it.  Wait, maybe it is a good thing that the sale is early.

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Black Friday

I, always, go out on Black Friday - it is a tradition.  But, not this year.  I didn't fee like fighting the crowds.  So, I decided to stay home and watch this little guy, so his parents could go shopping.

I still love holding him, it is very hard to put him down.  Plus, I wanted to work on this little Santa hat.  I am almost done with it.

The kids came home and we were super hungry - so we decided to go to lunch, which just happened to be next to the mall.  Do you see where I am going with this??  Our lunch turned into a 6 hour shopping trip.  We were able to get lots of shopping done.  I finished my shopping for the grandkids, my sister, my brother, my hubby and one of my boys.  The baby was wonderful.  Apparently, Bass Pro Shops is his favorite store, he slept for 45 minutes while hubby was trying on hunting boots.  He wasn't too fond of Baby Gap.

Today, is quiet - since I have to go back to school tomorrow to get ready for my kiddos.  It was a wonderful vacation.  I, only, have to work 3 weeks then will be heading to Hawaii for Christmas and New Year's.  My next break - the twins will be here.  It is going to be a very busy school year.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012


I just found out that my niece, who is more like a daughter, is pregnant.  I am so excited for her, I wish she didn't live in another state.  Let me give you a recap.  I teach at a year round school, which means I am off the months of July, November and March.  Kiwi came two days before I started my November break, so I got to spend the whole month with him.  The twins are due in March - my next break.  Rachel is due July 7th - yup my next break.  I guess I won't be visiting my husband this school year, he will need to come to me.

I am a very lucky person and the kids' timing is perfect.  A baby everytime I am off - so I can help.  Love it.  A boy in November, two girls in March and ??? in July.  Heaven.

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Happy Thanksgiving

I want to take this time to wish everyone a wonderful, Happy Thanksgiving.  I pray that everyone is safe during this holiday weekend and full of family and rest. Enjoy.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Right now

Right now, I am so thankful that I am on vacation the whole month of November - so I can play with Kiwi.

Right now, I am happy hubby is home for a visit - I don't want him to leave.

Right now, I need to do some school work for the 3 weeks that I need to teach in December.  I probably should go to school and grab some TE.

Right now, I am loving this color combination.  I am not a yellow person, but these colors make me happy.  Like I want to change my classroom to this combination happy.

Right now, I have sewing projects all over my table.

Right now, I am enjoying hearing the rain outside - knowing that I won't have an inclement weather day.  Can I get a whoo hoo?

Right now, I need to go jean shopping.  I forgot a few pairs of them in Hawaii and I now get to wear a size smaller.  Not sure how that happened, but I like it.

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Saturday, November 10, 2012


There are going to be some major changes going on for me in the next few months.  I am excited about them, but yet a little nervous.  There is always some fear with change.  I just pray that it will all work out for the best. 

I had a date day with my hubby yesterday - it was wonderful.  We haven't had a day like that in over a year.  We went to a new restaurant for lunch, yum!  We ate way too much rich food.  We did a little Christmas shopping and some window shopping for the house.  He found some things that he would like to get when he comes home for good to fix up the house for me.  I did some craft shopping, love that.  He has become quite the shopper now.  Everything is so expensive in Hawaii, so he was loving the California prices.  In the past, I couldn't drag him to a mall - now it is his escape. We ended with dinner and music at our favorite Hawaiian restaurant.

I topped the night off with holding my grandson and smooches before bed.  I love days like that - they don't happen very often.  A slice of heaven.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Monday Make-It

I am linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Make-It.  I love all the creative eye candy.  Since I have been off for the last week and still have 3 weeks to go - all my creativity has been for the house or grand kids.

I updated my picture wall.  This is in my entryway.  I try and take a picture a day then print out my favorites and add to the wall.  This wall makes me happy.  They are lined up straight on the wall, I just couldn't get a good picture of them.

I have been working on some photo props for the new grandbaby.  The medallion ones will be a bigger blanket, so I can use for a picture each month.  The chevron is for a basket blanket. I will knit a matching hat out of the blue.  I just bought some pink and gray for a blogging friend so she can take pictures of her niece.

I, also made my grand daughter's dress for her birthday luau.  It looked adorable on her.  She has a little pouty face because she didn't want to wear a scarf to cover her eyes for the pinata.  She is adorable.

I hope you check out Tara's blog and all the creative goodness going on there. 

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Monday, November 5, 2012

November Currently

I am trying to link up with Farley for November Currently.  This is the first time that I have done this, so I will be super happy if it works.  It has taken me three days, just to get the writing on the template, geez.

I can't believe how fast this year has zoomed by.  My vacation is starting the second week and we have so many things on the list to do.  The problem is, I can't seem to get enough of my new grandson - can't put him down.  Oh well, they are only this little once.

I should be working on school things, but nope - see comment above.

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Friday, November 2, 2012


Today I am thankful that I am on break and get to spend time with my grandson.  His entire first month.  He has already changed so much in a week.  I'm a lucky girl.


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