Monday, August 27, 2012

What a mess!

When I describe Andrew, I usually say he is a mess!! He pushes me to my mental limits daily, he makes me laugh constantly, he remembers everything, he doesn’t let me forget anything, he loves me more than anything, and I love him more back! He has been giving us fits at bath time lately. He has always loved taking a bath and all of a sudden he is terrified! I mean shaking and crying. Nothing has happened..nothing. There is nothing that can explain it, but it stinks for everyone. We have tried taking away things, giving rewards, taking a bath with him, offering a shower instead…NOTHING works! If anyone has any brilliant ideas, please let me know. If you smell a stinky boy next time you are around him, then you will know why.

As difficult as he can be at times, he can be the sweetest thing ever! This was an impromptu photo shoot the other day.

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What a MESS!

Andrew has thing about laundry baskets! These pictures just remind how big Andrew is getting!


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Classroom Tour 2012

Well we have been in school for almost a month and I have yet to post my classroom pictures! I took them on the first week, but it has taken me this long to post. That’s what a full time job and 2 kiddos will do for you!

On with the tour! Our school theme was Rock and Roll this year! I usually do not go crazy in my classroom because I don’t want to buy a lot of things I cannot use the next year.

Guide Math/Small Group Table

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Student cubbies, Student of the Month board, and blue basket it full of cleaning items. No germs in this classroom!

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Student Work BB

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Math Portfoilios

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Book Shelf for Rocket Math, Math Books, and supplies

Blue Pocket Chart is for standards and I Can statements.

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My NEW SMART Board- I think my kids are smarter because of it already!

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Math and Science Bulletin Boards. I use the round table for my laptop and to hold the needed materials for the day.

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My desk

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Math Manipulatives

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This was something myself and a coworker came up with to hold student notebooks and supplies. It is two crates that are held with wire tabs. They are lopped around the student desk.

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I “stole” this genius idea from Pinterest!

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I hope you enjoyed the tour!!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Abigail 3 Months


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Abigail turned 3 months on the 17th, so I am FINALLY getting around to writing everything down. She has changed so much this month!

Height/Weight: Not sure???

Diapers: Will soon be moving up to size 2!

Clothes: All size 6 months- still blows my mind!

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Eating: takes 4 ounces about every 3 hours. In the evenings she takes 3 bottles within about 5 hours. She sucks them down! I think we will be moving up to 5 ounces soon. Andrew never went past six the whole time he took a bottle. I think she will surpass that!

Sleeping: She has been sleeping through the night since 8 weeks and she is STILL doing it!! If she wakes it is only long enough for me to put the paci back in her mouth. She goes to bed around 8 and I have to wake her at 6 during the week. On the weekends she sleeps anywhere from 7-9am. Unfortunately, Andrew has never gotten the sleeping in on the weekends. He still gets up at 5:30 or 6.

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Napping: She takes a lot of short naps throughout the day. Every now and then she will sleep for a long stretch. I am totally okay with it because she is not irritable.

Developmental Milestones: She can hold her head up very well, sit with support (boppy, bumbo), rolls from stomach to back, laughs, found her feet, grabs for objects, “plays” with toys.

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-Loves her owl!

-Does great when we are out and about! She is now great in the car! Thank goodness!

- She still plays with her hair while eating and going to sleep. So cute!

-Takes a paci only when sleeping

-Smiles ALL the time!

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-Has become a easy baby! Smile

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Abigail is such a joy! She is the happiest baby! We love her so much and can’t wait to see other milestones in her life.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Picture Dump

This is for the grandparents! All but the first four are from my phone, so not the best quality.

Abigail is still a good sleeper! TTL! She is still currently sleeping in a pack and play in our bedroom.

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Most of these are before we head out in the mornings. I am at it alone in the mornings, but we try to make the best of it. Andrew is pretty self sufficient, so that helps a lot.

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Abigail loves the swing. Thanks Amy!

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The many looks of our little princess…


Her biggest fan….


Thanks to Nanny and Papa for the John Deere shirts. Andrew is just slightly obsessed!



He wanted Abigail to try the hat!


Some more morning shots…




This past Sunday before church. I could just eat her up!

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That is all for now! We are just in the routine of work, come home, cook supper, get baths, play, and pass out! LOL!