Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Like It, Love It, Gotta Have It

LIKE IT: Four Weeks. That is all that is left of school. 

My brain is partially fried, and the kids' brains are bacon by now. I am scrounging up any activity that I think will somewhat hold their attention while learning something math related. Why is is that teachers prepare so hard for the first four weeks of school, but not the last? We expect miracle to happen those first four, but just  to survive the last. 

Even with that said, this has been my favorite year teaching. Ever. My students fill my heart with so much happiness. There were big changes adjusting to life working with a baby, but the part-time gig has been wonderful. Prayers please that everything will fall into order, and I will keep the same position next year.


Sorry about this random shot, but these are some curtains that I picked up at My Favorite Place on Saturday. I love them, especially since the two panels were only $15. Only downer was that I thought I had found these awesome vintage curtains, only to get home and see an Ikea tag. Oh well, I still think they rock.


I am obsessed with this dress. It looks expensive right? Nope, try $46.55. I know right? I REALLY have been trying to save money for some big exciting changes that may be happening to us (teaser), but I need to make an exception. Drooling.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Measurement Lesson Fail

I have been teaching measurement conversions, so I had students trace the bodies, measure in inches , and then convert to feet.

Apparently, I have a 12 ft and 5 in student.

Lesson. Fail.
How is your week going?

Friday, April 19, 2013

Woody- Nine Months

Three quarters to a year? I can't talk about it...

Pictures are proving to be extremely difficult

"Forget this."

"C-ya Mom"

Woody Facts
  • Weight: A little over 21 pounds. He wasn't as heavy as I thought! And 29 inches tall. He is in the 75-85 percentile for both height and weight.
  • Diaper Size: 4
  • Clothing: 12 months
  • Sleep: Progress People! Like I said before, he has never been fond of a morning nap, so would nap at 12:00 pm, and then fall back asleep at around 5:00 pm, which totally messed up bedtime. After one especially sleepless night, I decided we were going to do Sleep Bootcamp. He is now just napping from noon until around 2. I eliminated the 5:00 pm nap. At around 6:45 pm, Woody gets a bath and lotion, he nurses, then we brush his teeth and a story. Bedtime. So what did I change? I quit letting him fall asleep while nursing. Wish I had started this, oh I don't know, maybe six months ago. He sleeps from 7:30 pm-6:00 am, I nurse before I leave for work, and then he sleeps some more! Everyone is happier. (Disclaimer: I act like I am all Super Mom- sleep training my kid and all. Fact, we are only on Day 3 of Sleep Bootcamp. This could all blow-up in my face tonight. Also, I am pretty sure he is sleeping so well, because my mother has been praying very hard...and very often.)
  • Eat: Nurses four times a day and gets one bottle while I am at work. Except on weekends, then he just nurses five times a day. Breakfast is usually a fruit, lunch is some sort of meat and a vegetable  and dinner is cereal/oatmeal and a half jar or fruit or vegetable. He eats pretty much anything, except spinach...this really ticks him off. He is eating more table foods too. He really likes cheese, black beans,and veggie sticks. 
  • Two teeth on the bottom and two new teeth on top!
  • Standing longer and longer without support.
  • The doctor agreed to try a prescription lotion for his skin. We just got it, so hopefully we will see some improvement. 
  • The Easter Bunny brought Woody one of those rolling walkers. Does Woody walk with it? No. He climbs it. (Husband is so proud.)
  • **He is supposed to be napping right now, but I hear him "talking" and laughing. Love it (but go to sleep kid. I just wrote a paragraph about how I sleep trained you.)**
  • He has always slept with a lovie and a stuffed Mater (from the movie Cars.) He has added this week a blanket that a friend gave him. He will even pull it out of his crib and drag it around his room with it.
  • Woody loves the show Sid the Science Kid. On long car rides, we play the theme song over and over (and over.) 
  • This really happened at the end of last month, but he is in a big boy carseat now. Thank you our friends Harrison and Casey for it! 
  • I love to watch Lucy and him play together. She is surprisingly gentle with him. Woody likes to roll balls to her.
  • We are going through some separation anxiety, but nothing too terrible right now. 
  • I say this over and over, but he is amazing. I love his personality, and how he discovers something new everyday. I love how tight he hugs me and his slobbery kisses. I love when I pick him up, and he just gets so excited to see me. (Although, he kinda cries/whimpers, but I think they are tears of joy...right?) I don't know why God blessed me with such a wonderful gift. Great, now I am sad and about to crawl in the crib with my son (who is still not asleep.) 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Big iPhone Photo Dump

Woody is getting quite brave while standing and is beginning to let go and stand on his own. Unfortunately, when he realizes this, he begins to clap for himself and fall.

Brooks had to go out of town for a few days. These two insisted on watching until he was out of sight.

Future Dog Groomer?? We aim high.

Despite every toy being in our living room, Woody much prefers to flip through some coffee table books.

When Dad gets me ready...

While I was home for Spring Break, my son decided he needed a time out.
(In reality, a toy had gotten caught under his crib, and he couldn't figure out how to rescue it.)

We have been enjoying sunny days and long walks...

...and doing things we aren't suppose to.

Let me explain. I couldn't resist these PJs. If the weather gets below 50 degrees, I make Woody wear them. And he thinks it is hilarious to not pull his head completely through. He get his weirdness from his father.

While sleeping, he somehow becomes magically more delicious.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Weekend 2013

I cannot think of a better way to kick off my Spring Break than by heading home to celebrate Easter. Saturday, we went to our parents' church's "Eggcitement."

Hello there.

Petting the Animals

My Favies

My brother's daughters, Maddox and Marrell, were there as well. Aren't they beautiful? Jake had a soccer game, but he scored three goals! So proud of him!

Then we headed to my parents' house for an egg hunt with my dad's side of the family. Woody snacked on Puffs while everyone else searched for eggs.

Easter Morning! He is Risen indeed!

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die." John 11:25-26

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