Monday, December 31, 2012

A-Z (in which I make a confession about Totino's pizza)

This was over at Where We Can Live Like Jack and Sally and it seemed like a fun thing to do.  If you join in, leave a link in the comments so I can go see and visit!
A. Age: Never ask a lady her age.  Also, never ask me.

B. Bed size: Queen

C. Chore you hate:  Dishes

D. Dogs: Oh you've seen our garden thief 

E. Essential start to your day: Coffee. With a lot of vanilla creamer.

F. Favorite color: All of them

G. Gold or Silver: Usually silver

H. Height: average

I. Instruments you play: Air guitar

J. Job Title: "Mooooommmmmyyyyyy"

K. Kids: One in heaven, two at home

L. Live: What does this even mean?

M. Married: Yes

N. Nicknames: Probably some I don't know about. ;)

O. Overnight hospital stays: With the birth of each of my 3 children

P. Pet peeve: If my socks are crooked in my tennis shoes.

Q. Quote:  I'm a quote junkie.  I have a bunch on pinterest.
Like this gem:
3% of my life

R. Righty or Lefty:  I am right handed

S. Siblings: One by birth, many by marriage

T. Time you wake up: Depends on the day

U. University attended: One right now, transferring in the fall.

V. Vegetables you dislike:  Collard Greens.  I tried to like them but it isn't happening.

W. What makes you run late: Poopy diapers right before walking out the door.
hahahha kids
X. X-rays you've had: Chest (yay for pneumonia!), shoulder, ultrasounds, etc.

Y. Yummy food: Yesterday I confessed to my husband that I really like Totino's Party Pizzas.
Totinos Crisp Crust Party Pizza!  Amy flavor will do!  Why I still live this after all these years, god only knows!  Yummy
Z. Zoo animal favorite: Elephants.  Although monkey's flinging poop would be fun to see.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

"Welcome December" Family Night

December 1st I treated the kids (and the husband) to a "Welcome December" Family Night.  I think we'll keep this tradition on December 1st in the years to come!  I made up a batch of these pretzel/hershey's/m&m treats.

This was before they went in the oven to melt down a bit, then they got topped with an m&m.  

We made popcorn too, along with having some store bought Christmas cookies while watching the movie Elf together.

And, I treated everyone to hot chocolate...not the microwave kind...they home-made-real-cocoa-and-milk on the stovetop kind!  You can see it was a big hit!

shared at Serenity Now and Weekly Kids Co-op

Monday, December 3, 2012

They sell teacher stuff?!

Dork?  Maybe.  But today when I went into JoAnn's for the first time in several months, and discovered they had several aisles of teacher stuff?  Mega excitement.

JoAnn, Joanne, Joanne fabric, JoAnn craft store, teacher supply store

If I were Snoopy, I'd have done the Snoopy Happy Dance.
happy dance, snoopy, Peanuts cartoon

Did you already know they sell teacher supplies now?  Maybe I just don't get out enough.  It isn't a fully stocked teacher store by any means, but they had a good selection of:

  • bulletin board borders
  • award certificates (Snoopy, Suzi's Zoo, Cat in the Hat)
  • bookmarks
  • incentive charts
  • stickers
  • pre cut letters (limited variety)
The prices were not fantastic, but JoAnn's frequently prints coupons so if you could use a 40% off coupon, it would make a big difference.

Believe it or not, I resisted all the teacher goodies and instead grabbed up some other supplies for making busy bags and DIY Montessori activities for my youngest son.  Stay tuned!

P.S. ^^See that new blog header up there?   Pretty proud of that thing...I did it using a photo I took while in New York (the bright, fun, beach chairs) and picmonkey!  I know it isn't polite to brag....and I'm like the last blogger ever to figure out how to make a big header....but still.  I'm proud.  :)