Friday again??? How did that happen so fast??? Maybe it was my "pause day" Wednesday that threw me off, but I just have a feeling that I'm going to blink and it will be 2015. WAAAAAAAH!!!!
Enough lamenting and on with the favorites.
First up, in case you missed it.... I'm giving away one of my FAVORITE staple wardrobe pieces.... a blanket scarf! Go back to Wednesday's post and enter to win! If you didn't already think that you need this scarf in your life, GG is here to show you otherwise...
Next up are these three cuties, eating dry cereal, in my bed. The end.
Morning snuggles are my FAVORITE time of the day - until they turn into the inevitable "he's in the middle and IIIIIIIIIII want the middle" or someone spills an entire cup of Lucky Charms under the covers ;) But those first few, blissful, moments where everyone is still groggy and kind of still are the sweetest.
Our family pictures (that were scheduled for two weeks ago.... the same day GG got Hand, Foot and Mouth disease) are this Sunday and I generally like to do a neutral polish for pics. I used OPI's "Cosmo Not Tonight, Honey", and at first I loved it. But then it was way too neutral and so I threw some awesome glitter polish from Julep over it and it turned out to be a new FAVORITE. Glitter is a BEAST to remove, but it lasts forever so I think it's worth it. I'm thinking of doing a plum color for pics (I know, not very neutral), so wish me luck getting this off on Saturday!
I'm pretty sure that Griffin's FAVORITE time of the day is when we get home and she digs through my purse looking for snacks. Yes. I had a pb&j in my purse on this day. Because #momofthree #alwaysbeprepared
My FAVORITE pumpkin sheet cake that I shared about a few weeks ago is just as tasty with 1/2 oil and 1/2 applesauce. Okay - maybe 95% as tasty. But this way I can cut my piece a little larger ;)
I've been up to one of my FAVORITE pastimes.... gettin' crafty!!! Can't wait to unveil some fun Christmas things I've been working on! :)
Y'all know I LOOOOOOVE me some little girl clothes, and here are a few of Griffin's FAVORITE outfits this week! Yes, it's Fall (and freezing!), but we like to add a "little" color ;)
Last night we had pork chops for dinner and I was in a pinch for a side dish, so I channeled Dave's Aunt Lisa and made THE BEST "creamed" corn EVER!!! Her recipe makes 40 oz of corn (perfect for a potluck, but that would take us like 2 weeks to eat), so I just roughly cut the recipe in 1/4s and called it a day. I cooked one bag of frozen corn in the microwave (I am convinced that Sam's club has the best frozen corn of all time) and then threw the cooked corn, about 2 oz of cream cheese and 1/2 stuck margarine in a small sauce pan. I cooked it on low until it was all melty and creamy and then left it on warm (stirring every once in a while) until we were ready to eat.
It is seriously PERFECTION. I could eat it as a meal. Try it out for a dinner this weekend and I GUARANTEE you that you'll be adding it to your Thanksgiving meal plan. Promise!
This week 5 out of my 6 classes have been working on a group project where I assigned them a topic (we've been working on fractions) and they had to come up with a "creative way" of presenting the information to their peers. Yesterday was presentation day and it was awesome. One of my FAVORITE things as a teacher is to give my students some freedom and watch what they come up with. I saw a puppet show (going down behind my "trashketball" goal)...
A sockpuppet movie.... this one cracked me up because it was "Jimmy Fraction" (instead of Jimmy Fallon" and they did the whole "ewwww" thing. hahahaha
And we ended with a puppets vs stuffed animals fraction showdown. Seriously... their creativity blew me away. I don't get to see this side of them all that often in math class, so when I do it's always my FAVORITE.
Another FAVORITE teacher moment from the week was on Monday. My classes are over at 1:15 and then I have planning periods. Dave was off and was having a bunch of stuff done to his car, so he swung by school and brought us lunch. It was a little mini "lunch date" which was crashed by 16 middle schoolers when I ended up having to sub drama. :) So we dined on Chick-Fil-A and watched them play "taxi cab" and other drama games. So fun, and I think Dave left with a greater appreciation of what I do all day. hahaha
Luke had his Thanksgiving day feast yesterday and even though I had to miss it I was super excited I got to see a few pics that some of the other moms snapped. My Indian is the third from the right in the middle row. Doesn't he look thrilled?? ;) There are two kindergarten classes - Luke's class were Indians and the other class were pilgrims. TOO CUTE!
I am soooooooooooo ready to decorate for Christmas (this weekend!!! WOO HOO!!!) and I have a new FAVORITE ornament. Ever since we were 15 and 16 Dave and I have exchanged Christmas ornaments. When I saw that Farmgirl Paints was making ornaments this year I decided that this would be our ornament to each other ;) We have plans to get one every year with a piece of a Christmas song and the year. Can't wait!!!
Sidenote: I DETEST the Christmas song "Mary, did you know". I don't really know why. But I do. I think it's just overly dramatic for me or something. So when I was talking to Dave about the ornament/song tradition he agreed to it, but said he wanted to pick the lyric for next years ornament. I agreed and then he broke out into a full-on grin. He's dubbed 2015 "Mary Did You Know..." year. hahaha
Since I didn't get to see Luke at his feast today, when we got home I asked him to show me his Indian costume. He told me that he needed to paint his face, so I let him use eyeliner. ;) His little face is my FAVORITE.
He informed me that "real Indians" didn't wear shirts and never smiled. hahaha
What's one of my FAVORITE moments as a mom??? How about opening my email and finding this sweet note from Luke's teacher. My mommy heart was BIG and proud last night ;)
Last, but definitely not least.... Erika, Narci and are so thankful for y'all and so we wanted to give away a $150 gift card to one of our very FAVORITE stores. Any guesses???
It's NORDSTROM!!!! How fun, right??? Treat yourself to something extra fun for the Holidays from us!
Enter to win below and then link up your Friday Favorites!!!