Thursday, August 19, 2010

Living Outside the Box!

We were recently sent a fun toy by Ebeanstalk!

It's called Connect-a-Straws.

My five year old son Harrison had a blast with them.
You can make cool things like...

glasses to wear!

flowers! :)


And so much headbands, belts, buildings,etc. I like the toy because it encourages creativity and outside the box thinking!
With so many toys to choose from, it's hard to pick out the perfect ones for your children. Ebeanstalk wants to make sure they have the best toys around and they could really use your help. Head on over to ebeanstalk and tell them what your favorite baby toys and kids toys are! It's important to them to provide great toys by age and the only way they can make sure they have the right ones is to get feedback from moms like you and me!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Much needed update time!

What time is it? Adventure time! (Love that show...)
This summer is flying by too fast for me! We celebrated the 4th in our tiny town--hopefully I'll post some pictures soon.

I have been working in my classroom and on professional development with co-workers.
Our garden is growing like crazy.
Ben and I celebrated our 7th anniversary. :)

Our cat Angry ran away when a window was left open and the screen fell out of it. :( It has been 3 days now.

(Here she is with her baby Glitz-he was born on Mother's Day 2008!)
I keep dreaming at night that I find her. I am keeping the hope alive in my ♥.

My goal today is to sort things in my office. My teacher files are a mess! Oh, and to go swimming today.

Okay so I started thinking about my Christmas shopping list (yes, I start in July!) I have lots of nieces and nephews and of course, my little Harrison to buy for. Ebeanstalk to the rescue! lol I love, love to peruse their site.
We would get toys from them when Harrison was a baby and they were always good quality, and developmentally appropriate.

So now I am off to clean!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Spammers are gone!

thank you debbie :)

Thursday, June 24, 2010


So much has come to pass since my last post!!
I neglected my online diary aka this blog for a year almost because I started teaching Prek in two different locations. Getting back into the swing of things after being a stay-at-home mom for four years was tough! I had sold/donated some of my teaching stuff--never really sure if I would return. Then I did and I had to collect/make new stuff! So it was like having my first year all over again!!
And I got re-exposed to cooties so I was sick A LOT. :)
But I realized that A)I was born to teach. This is what God instilled in me. and B)I am flexible and strong for being able to manage two different locations (inside daycares--my public school does PreK now inside daycares) plus two different elementary schools (where I filled out paperwork, copied, laminated,etc).
I really think every teacher has a grade or two that is close to their heart ♥. For me it has always been Kindergarten. Always. And for some reason it seems to always be the most competitive grade to get hired in--I guess Kindergarten is in the hearts of many. :) Plus, here in Oklahoma there are so many budget cuts and so many teachers without jobs.
I am blessed to have been hired so very early in a different school, different district and having my sweet, sweet Kindergarten again. I am excited!!!!
I kept hearing, "When God closes one door he opens another." And honestly, I kind of was not sure if the door was locked or going to open lol. I am so blessed and I want to give readers/friends hugs. ~***~
So I am in the process of organizing my home office...going through my teaching stuff and also sorting scrapbook stuff. Honestly, scrapbooking and art have not been a huge priority in my life. But I have that yearning inside to still create! I am sure once I settle into this school year I will start again.
Speaking of creativity!! My online friend Debbie Chavers is having an art challenge!!! Woohoo!!!!

If you want to do it, you can have until the end of the month, June 30th. The deadline is going to be the 25th (starting after this month).That's all for now...gotta go work in my office some more. :) P.S. Anyone know how to get rid of my spammers in my comments sections?!?!?

Thursday, May 6, 2010



Old friend. I've missed you!