Linking up again today with The Good Life Blog for Five on Friday. As always, my five things are totally random. :)
1) Asked and Answered
This was going around on Facebook the other day and when it said you could end nagging in three words I had to check it out. Here's the link to the article, and it seems simple enough. Luke is the KING of "maybe if I ask 5000 times they'll change their minds" and we actually had a chance to implement this last night. He was frustrated as all get out and only asked about 3000 times instead of 5000. Progress, people. Progress.
2) OPI My Private Jet
I was ordering Christmas gifts on Amazon this week and threw in this for myself (anyone else do this?!?!?!). Well, it came on Wednesday and I'm IN LOVE!!! I love the color, subtle glitter and that it will go with everything. This isn't a picture of my nails, but it's super accurate.
3) Stroll-Along Walker
Santa is leaving this under the tree for Griffin this year and Mommy is soooooooooooo excited. I could tell you ALL about Hot Wheels, Legos (Chima, City, etc., ect.), Bey Blades, and all other varieties of "boy toys" - and the thought of having all things girly around the house makes me want to squeal. Bring on the Barbies and tea parties! :)
The 7th/8th grade English teacher at school had students write letters to a teacher this week during class and when they started appearing on my desk it was amazing. Some of the letters were silly, some were serious - but they were all heartfelt and genuine. Some were from kids who I wouldn't have expected to get one from and they all went in my "rainy day drawer" (the drawer in my desk where I keep sweet notes, cards, letters, etc. and when I'm having a tough teacher day I pull one out and read it.
5) Christmas Decor is Coming!
I'm officially decorating for Christmas this weekend (Hallelujah!!!) and I'm so pumped. I LOOOOOOOOVE decorating and making things special and festive around the house. I put up Griffin's little tree in her room a couple of nights ago and last night when we were getting ready for bed the boys were ooohing and aaahing over it. We turned off the lights and sang away in a manger. I may have teared up. I love how magical and exciting Christmas is for my kiddos and I'll go above and beyond to make sweet memories for them. :)
I bought a Christmas tree for my classroom on Craigslist this summer and didn't really pay much attention to how big it was going to be (I have HORRIBLE spatial reasoning) and when I put it up in my classroom this week I realized that IT'S A BEAST!!!
I had so many students comment on how pretty it was, how fun it was and how good it made them feel to have some Christmas spirit in math class :) It's lacking decorations, but I encouraged students to bring me an ornament that represents them and put their name on it and the plan is that in a few years this will be filled with ornaments from my students! I have lots from former students that usually go on my home tree that I'll be bringing up to school next week.