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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Winter Blooms

While Autumn has been snow bound, I have had warmth and rain.  Went out today to pick up branches that have fallen of treetops, and found some Poinsettas that are over a year old. I had planted them after Christmas in 2011. They grew and stayed green all last summer. It has not been down below freezing much this winter and they have survived. But I was pleasantly surprised when I saw them today. It just makes one smile to see blooming plants and realize how great life is. Take time to see what blooms.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Snow Days!

So this post should be all about how much I have accomplished on these 2 snow days. But I haven't done much! Lots of time watching movies, playing in the snow, and playing shopping and babies. I am outside of Kansas City and we pretty much shut down the town for the last 2 days. My hubby was supposed to fly out to Dallas and they cancelled his flight on Wednesday. So has been home to play with us also! It has been good quality family time! We got right about a foot of snow with drifts up to 2 feet. My 3 foot tall little one has LOVED it!

She keeps running to look out the window to make sure the snow is still there! Today on our trip outside she learned how to make snow angels....

She then continued to snow angel the whole yard! She also got her daddy to fall in the snow and make an angel....

Then she climbed the mountain!

Now I am gearing up for Seuss and St. Patty's day! I really love the green and the Irish and all that is associated with St. Patrick's day! Our math unit is up and ready! I will try to finish up the ELA unit if I can stayed focused and quit playing long enough!! My other mid western snowed in friends, what have you done with your snow days? As for those of you working hard I hope you've had a great week!

Much Love,
Autumn & Ruth

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Funny little Loves!

So this week has been a bit funnier than usual, either that or I have been really watching for funnies so I could link up with Ashley at Primary Teacherhood.

My first one came on Tuesday when I wore a white button down shirt and black vest(pretty sure it looked nicer than it sounds!) with black tweed pants.....
Early in the day he told me I had different kinda clothes on today. Then the big conversation came in the afternoon.
Boy Kiddo: You look like a servener.
Me: Did you say a servener?
Boy Kiddo: Yep servener.
Me: Ok sorry I don't know what a servener is.
Boy Kiddo: You know the people that bring you food, a servener...
Me: Oh a server.....

Then on Wednesday I was reminding my kiddos to bring their Valentines in the morning. I also told them that if they had not finished yet to remember to only sign from, no to. Just put their name. One of my very smart little girls rushes over to tell me it is all her mom's fault....
Me: What happened?
Girl Kiddo: She went to the store and bought my Valentines.
Me: Ummm ok....
Girl Kiddo: Well when she brought them home they had TO and FROM on them. And you said that they were only suppose to only have from.
Me: It's ok. (While trying to stiffle laughter)
Boy Kiddo rushes over: Mine too! Mine bought that kind too! But my mom told me to just write "Justin" (waving arm as he says his name)
Me: Still trying not to laugh. Ok, it is fine. Just write your name. It will all be perfect!

I guess my class thought their mom's should have bought Valentine's with only from on them.

Last one:
I have a God Mother that does all of my parties for me. Well at the end of the party one of my girls drew a little Valentine note for her. I will try to take and attach a picture later...
It said Little Girls name, Meme's name and a triangeish thing.
Girl Kiddo: This is a Valentine for you.
Meme: Thanks that is really nice
Girl Kiddo: Do you know what that picture is?
Meme: no....
Girl Kiddo: Panties!! That's what my mommy got for Valentines!

Ok there are my funnies this week! Good week this week!!!!

Now to get ready for next weeks presidents week! Here is a mini unit that I will be using!

Much Love,
Autumn & Ruth

Linked up to the funnies

Monday, February 11, 2013

Bargain Box or Litter Box

Sorry it took us so long to recover from Super Bowl Parties. A good time was had by all!!

Don't know if everyone has a unique mom like me. My daughter never knows what is coming when she gets a box delivered at school. You see, her mom is a retired teacher who loves to shop at the resale/thrift stores. Tourist come to our island to go to our resale shops. I enjoy it so much because I never know what I am going to find. Except that she is a teacher also, she could probably trash most of it. The majority of things I get cost $.25. Off the top of my
head I have sent books, Velcro, feathers, craft foam, staplers, baskets, felt, hole punchers, google eyes, jingle bells, cards, games, scrabble pieces, pipe cleaners, ribbons, yarn, cookie cutters.....
I can't wait to get this weeks box out. I found a sack of red and purple buttons.

Then I stopped by Walmart to get some new shrubs and look around. While I am there Autumn calls and we started gabbing
conversing. She remembers that she can't find the right eye shadow at her Walmart and wants me to check ours. So I go back inside to try to find eyeshadow. The only problem is that I have loaded a wiry forsythia bush. As I go down the isles the branches are flipping everyone. Several ladies stop to see if they can help me find the correct pallet of colors, but no luck. I hope most of you have a loving relationship with your moms or daughters. I know mine gives me loads of laughter and pleasure even when we are conversing by phone in Walmart.