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!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Saturday Snapshots

This week was a short, but crazy one. We had lots of meetings and some changes to our schedule due to the older kids testing which means that several of our students became out of sorts because of the change. Schedule changes are really hard for all of us, but especially for students with special needs. We did do some fun things for Easter, which is always fun!

The weather was nice this week with little or no rain, so I was able to go out for some walks.
The beautiful weather was perfect!
We had a soup and salad day at school on Wednesday. I made Taco Soup to share and got complimented on it. I was nervous, but it was yummy! Look at me being all grown up!
My baby nephew had another t-ball game this week. T-ball has become my new favorite past time. Plus, it's just so comical to watch 5 year olds play. They're a mess!
We were off of school on Friday, so I spent some time with my mom, niece and nephew. He thought his new Easter basket made a perfect hat. We told him about the guards at Buckingham Palace. He could stand in for one of them… clearly!
We dyed Easter eggs with Kool-Aid. It worked pretty well. Lemonade wasn't very yellow and grape was like blackish gray, but the other colors were really pretty!
Then we gave our eggs some personality!
Now I'm baking, taking care of to-do list items and relaxing! I can't wait for tomorrow! I love Easter! I'm so thankful for it! And I love spending time with my family!
Enjoy your day!