7QT: Good Things and a Memorial

- 1 - Happy Friday! The week after the four day week is so hard… #LaborDay - 2 - Dessert omg it's been so crazy we're barely figuring out dinners!  #moving - 3 - Something Really Good Happened It might have been an answer to a prayer.  Not a huge prayer, but a significant one.  And I'm feeling pretty good right now.  :)  Today is going to be a good day. - 4 - We Live in a House Now! Have you heard??  You can see the first view on my new place on my Wordless post from this … [Read more...]

7QT: House House House

- 1 - Happy Friday I can say this again since I'm back at work.  WAAAHHHH! - 2 - Dessert of the Week Gummy Worms! [#HealthyEating] Ice Cream! QUESTION… Why can I eat heaping mounds of ice cream and be perfectly fine, but Milkshakes destroy my stomach?! - 3 - All My Kids are Sick I hate it when my kids are sick.  Especially when they're babies.  ESPECIALLY when I can't call in sick and take care of them at home.  The worst! We've been using saline drops, nose frida, and … [Read more...]

7QT: Back on the Work Force… Updates

- 1 - Happy Friday Now that I'm a working mom again, I can enthusiastically say this: HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! - 2 - Dessert of the Week GUMMY WORMS! Who loves 'em?!  Come on… admit it!! - 3 - House Hunt Updates Closing has been delayed until next Wednesday… I'm really really looking forward to getting it over with and getting the moving process started! - 4 - Daycare Updates I know Cupcakes is doing great at daycare.  I'm SO glad I took her once a week during my maternity leave.  I … [Read more...]

My Big Come Back {From Maternity Leave}

I've had such an incredible, wonderful, amazing summer  / Maternity Leave with my precious babies.  But now it's time to get back to reality and return to work.  This past Monday was my first day.  The days have been going by fairly quickly which is awesome, but somehow, the days are still very long.  I guess that's because my evenings with my hubby / kids are so short.  I love the night time feedings with Tootsie Roll because even though they make me more tired, it's GREAT cuddle time.  <3 … [Read more...]

7QT: Weddings, Tulips, #SOTG…

- 1 - Friday Maternity Leave means I barely know what day of the week it is.  FAVORITE!  :-D - 2 - Grandma & Auntie Week They took off work to help me and just kind of be there with me while I'm recovering.  It's been so great.  :)  They let me shower, gave Cupcakes lots of attention, kept me company, helped me get out 'n about a little bit, helped me with new baby, etc.  I've really enjoyed having them around, and I really like them playing with my kids.  :)  (It's still so crazy … [Read more...]

7QT: Choosing Happiness, Coupons & Preggos

- 1 - Happy Friday! It's been quite an eventful week - in a bad way.  So I'm thrilled for Friday!  And although I'm nervous about the whole birth-giving thing and breastfeeding thing, I am psyched about maternity leave!  Woohoo!  :) - 2 - Dessert of the Week Birthday cake for my lovely husband. - 3 - Pajama Day at Work! Who doesn't love a good Pajama Day?!  I love 'em!  The kids all look so cute and get so excited about coming to school in their jammies.  I'm also stoked because … [Read more...]

You Rock, Valentine! Easy & Cute Gift Idea

iPod Valentines: You Rock! My amazing teaching assistant, Barbie went searching for an awesome Valentine's gift for our students and found the iPod pictured above.  She found a ton of iPod Valentine's Ideas for inspiration on Pinterest. Here's how *we* did it. Materials: Mini Conversation Hearts Boxes Hershey's Kisses Pink & White Construction Paper Black Marker Red Curling Ribbon Scissors Glue Stick Method: Wrap Conversation Hearts Box with a strip of pink construction … [Read more...]

7QT: Christmas Edition

- 1 - Happy Friday I only worked two half days this week (barely any kids at the center due to the holiday), and Christmas Eve / Christmas were right smack in the middle.  I'm off today.  So it's been a weird week.  I haven't exactly been counting down the days until Friday like usual. - 2 - Dessert of the Week Ugh there are so many Christmas treats and sweets in our apartment; I don't know how / if we'll eat them all!  This cannot be good for us, but it all tastes oh so good.  I think … [Read more...]

Christmas Songs, Meat Snacks, Caribbean & other Saturday Laughs

5. One of my students offered me some pretend fruit snacks the other day and I happily accepted (I love fruit snacks).  Then, he casually mentioned that they were meat fruit snacks as if that was a completely regular flavor for fruit snacks.  I don't think I like meat-flavored fruit snacks… I guess pretend ones are ok. 4. I'm getting bigger and bigger in the belly area due to you know… pregnancy.  Cupcakes thinks this is pretty funny and seems to understand there's a baby in there.  She likes … [Read more...]

7QT: Secret Santa Week

- 1 - Happy Friday! Secret Santa week at work is one of the best weeks of the year so I've been having a great time!  How has your week been? - 2 - Secret Santa Week I love hiding my person's gifts around the center and I love finding my gifts!  We've also been switching White Elephant gifts all week.  It's all so exciting!  My Secret Santa has been amazing: bath salts, fuzzy socks, chocolate covered pretzels, an hilariously-awesome checklist notepad that says "Get this done right MEOW … [Read more...]