Sunday, August 24, 2014

Worn Out!

I was looking at the pics I have taken over the last week and there is a common theme: sleep!  I think the first full week of school has worn everyone, including myself, out!  

Subbing is going very well so far. This week I am teaching high school business, 2nd, 5th and kindergarten. I love when I take jobs at my kids' schools. It's so much fun seeing them throughout the day!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Camping and School

This weekend was the cub scouts Family Campout. In years past, we typically come for the dinner and bonfire but we've never actually stayed the night. Since our trial run a couple of weeks ago in the backyard, the kids have been asking when we would camp again. The entire campout was a blast. Everyone slept thought the night and best of all, there was no rain!


Today, I had my first day of school as a substitute. I'm hoping this will eventually lead into a full time teaching job. Can't wait to see what the future holds!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Brothers

The "brothers" picture is now a tradition.  I love seeing how much they've grown!





1st Day of School 2014!

Kindergarten, 3rd and 4th Grades

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Twas' the day before school....

And 77 degrees, so we spent the day at the zoo!  What a perfect day!  We packed a picnic lunch and even saw a kangaroo with a Joey in her pouch. On to school tomorrow!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

A'ha Moment

A couple of days ago Molly asked me for broccoli and ranch for a snack. Um, absolutely!  I started wondering why I wasn't offering veggies more often. 

Last weekend my sister had a veggie platter setting out during dinner and it was so easy and convenient to just grab some veggies with our meal. 

After Molly's surprising request and copying my sisters actions, I made a veggie platter to pull out before our meal is ready. It's been a hit!  It never fails that 30 minutes before lunch or dinner is ready the kids are begging for a snack. I would much rather them be snacking on fresh fruits and veggies than junk. 

This will hopefully also buy me some time when I go back to work and need more time to cook dinner (more on that later!)


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Winner!

At the end of the school year, we were made aware of our library's summer reading program. Through the program, you could earn up to 3 free books by logging online your minutes or books read (or read to you). The kids each read 30 minutes/night and once a week I would log their progress. 

If you earned all 3 books you were eligible to earn, you were put in a drawing for the grand prize. For Molly's age it was a LeapPad Ultra and for Matthew's age it was a Kindle Fire HD. We received a phone call yesterday that Molly had won!  We picked it up today and she is so excited!