Friday, May 24, 2013

Summer Bucket List Linky and an End of Year Craftivity Freebie!

We are linking up for the Summer Bucket List Linky Party!  Click on the picture above to check it out and link up yourself!

Here is my Summer Bucket List!
1.  Spend a whole lot of time snuggling and playing with these two sweethearts!

2. Welcome baby #3 any day now and spend a whole lot of snuggle time...and time making sure that his big sisters don't smother him with love!

3. Work on items for TPT!  I have an entire list of things that I have been wanting to make, but haven't been able to find the time for.  I might be a tad bit busy this summer with 3 kiddos under 2, but I am hoping to cross a FEW things off of my list!  Katie and I are currently working on coordinating Daddy/Kiddo days once a week so that both of our hubbies are home with kiddos and we can get out for a few hours to grab coffee or lunch and work!

4. Visit Florida!  I am SO excited about this one! My Aunt and Grandpa live in Ft. Myers and I love getting to visit them.  My parents just got back from taking my girls to visit for 5 days so that we could get the new baby's room ready.  I get to take some maternity leave at the beginning of the year since little bit is coming over the summer.  My hubby is done with his busy season (ALL of Summer!!!!) so in early September we are going to fly down to Florida with all 3 of the kiddos and spend a week relaxing!  Woo hoo!!!!!!
(Getting ready to explore in Florida last week!)

5. Declutter and Organize at my own house!  I swear the amount of stuff we have increases every year!  I keep donating to Goodwill and organizing what we have, but I feel like it is a never ending process.  So once again I am going to have the best of intentions to get it all done over the Summer!

Yesterday was also our last 1/2 day with kiddos!!!  We have a few hours left today before we finish checking out of our rooms, but it still feels like Summer already!  Here is a simple activity that we did with our kiddos yesterday.

If you would like to grab this Picture Perfect Year Craftivity just click on the last picture to download it for free! (This could also be ADORABLE with a kiddo's picture in it and then writing about all the picture perfect parts of their year below!  We just simply ran out of time for that!!)

If you are on Summer Break then yay!!!!!!!  If you are still at school for a while longer then get that countdown going!   Happy Summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Friday, May 10, 2013

Five for Friday

We are linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching today for her Five for Friday!

Happy Friday!  We have 8 1/2 days left of kiddos before it is time for Summer!!!!!!!!  I have a little countdown going for this reason and also a baby is coming countdown.  Unfortunately little Mr. has a mind of his own and even though his due date is June 3rd my Dr is thinking he is coming any day early!!!!  Yikes!  I am not ready for him!!!  So I am frantically trying to get all of my end of year testing done a little early just in case he decides to put in an appearance.  Of course I thought I had my maternity leave all figured out for the beginning of the year and if he shows up early that is going to make me do some serious rearranging of my plans.  Oh's out of my hands I guess!

So here are some pics from this week!

Kansas has the CRAZIEST weather ever!!!!  We have had days in the really high 70's and then....snow!  Up and down, up and down, etc.  It has been ridiculous.  So on one of the nice days I had to take my girls to Peachwave for some frozen yogurt.  Yum!  They are so stinkin cute with their own cups and are so proud of how big they are to not have to share with mommy!  I also love that at nearly 2 they don't think it is odd that mommy puts just a tiny bit of yogurt in the cups and no toppings.  I'm dreading when they start realizing that other kids have bowls FULL of yogurt and tons of toppings!  I'm pretty sure that when they get old enough to realize that we are going to have some meltdowns and end up leaving without yogurt because with this mama it is you get what you get and you don't throw a fit!

Couldn't resist this non school related one either!  Seriously, my girls growing up is happening FAST!  My big girls are old enough for big girl jammies without feet! They were so excited when I pulled these out and let them pick their own jammies.  Brylee actually turned circles and Rylan jumped up and down and clapped.  I can't even imagine how big they are going to seem once little brother arrives!!  Kids growing up is hard!!!

On to school!  I love Teacher Appreciation week!  Our kiddos do something special each day.  So one day might be homemade cards, wear your teacher's fav color, bring her fav snack, etc.  Soooooo sweet!  The kiddos are so cute when they come in all excited and proud to tell you that they are wearing your favorite color or that they know you like pretzels. So one of my sweeties brought this to me on Monday and I had to take a quick pic before I dove in because this has to be one of the cutest cupcakes I have ever seen!
 This is what showed up on my desk Friday!  I feel very loved and spoiled!!!

Katie found this cute book for her daughter Jenna and ended up bringing it in to school to use.  It is VERY cute and we thought we would share in case you haven't seen it yet!

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

May Currently

It is MAY!!!!!!!  That means an end of year countdown and also Farley's May Currently!


I am part of a mothers of multiples group in my area and we met last night at Jose Peppers (my fav!!) to plan our annual picnic and brainstorm some playdate ideas for the summer.  Several of us had hubbys working late so we brought our kiddos.  So hilarious!!!!  We had 4 sets of twins and a set of   triplets at the table, plus some mommies who escaped without children.  My girls were in hog heaven with all the friends to “talk” to!!!  My girls are little hams so they danced on their chairs, flirted with the triplet boys, and waved at anyone and everyone who walked by!  What a hoot!  I didn’t get to eat much, but there is a comfort in going out to dinner with a bunch of ladies who know the craziness of multiples and expect nothing less than chaos! :)

This week was our last reading story and spelling test! Woo Hoo!!!  So we are officially ready to start our End of Year Fun unit (We have this for 1st-3rd!) and to get ready for our 2nd grade Smartypants Camp. (There are 1st and 2nd grade versions of this!)  Love this time of year!!!

I have 4 1/2 weeks until baby boy arrives and his nursery is NOT ready!  I feel so guilty because my girl’s nursery was literally ready 2 weeks after I found out what we found out what we were having!  Even worse, several of the projects for his room are things that I need to make, but I am just SOOOOO tired at night and there is NO way I could work on them with my girl’s help!!

I need to get everything packed up in my room for end of year checkout over the next 2 1/2 weeks and then I also have to plan the first 2 weeks of my 6 week maternity leave!  We only have to plan 2 weeks for our long term subs and I am actually okay with just doing that because Katie can fill in the sub about what we do after that.  It is so nice to have a coworker that is so similar in everything teaching!!

I am getting to the point where sleep is a fleeting thing at this point!  Add to that the fact that my littlest (ha! By 7 min!!) darling has allergies and can’t breath well at night when she tries to sleep.  So daddy brings her up to bed with us every night now and she sleeps ON TOP OF ME!!!!  Oh well, she will only be this snuggly and this age for so long!  I need to just enjoy it!!!!

My girls are really into animals right now so we are getting a zoo pass so that we can join the MOM’s group every week this summer and explore the zoo.  Now I just have to figure out how to wrangle 2 2 year olds and a newborn at the zoo… :)

I swear my husband belongs on should see our garage!  Maybe he isn’t that bad, but as an only child his parents have passed on EVERYTHING to him...junk too!!!!!  So we have been slowly weeding through it and I have been “encouraging” him to let go of the stuff!!!

Florida!! Yay! My aunt and grandpa live in Ft. Myers and I love to visit.  Since my hubby works a ton in the summer and I have maternity leave at the beginning of the year we will be taking all 3 kiddos down to visit in early September for a week!  So excited!


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