Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Project Life Tuesday: Oct 15-21

I can't believe that October is already almost over and I really can't believe that Christmas is SO close....wow...how time flies.

I am proud to say that I am all caught up on project life except for maybe two weeks of picture editing..I have all of my journal cards up to date and I have all my journal cards in my book for the year:) Very proud of myself I have to say...And I may have missed maybe 2-3 pictures for the whole year which I believe to be REALLY good:)

Enjoy our week!!

It was chilly this mornign so I put Kendall in this cute little jacket we got her! We were sure glad it was Friday:)

Chris played in a softball tournment in Indiana and it got pretty cold. This is what Kendall looked like when we finally got home:)

Kendall's hair is starting to get long enough to put barrettes in it! I think it is so cute.

Tonight I froze 36 ounces of milk! I am so proud of how far I have made it with Kendall and nursing:)
From Iphone! I love this sweet picture of Kendall. She looks so grown up sitting here watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (her fav!). She really is getting so big and a little more independent everyday. It's amazing how time flies and babies grow up:) Oh and she loves to be without any clothing on her legs and feet:)

Tonight Kendall thought she would help me while I cleaned out my purse! Looks like Mrs. Thing knows what that card will get her:)

Today was the first day of fall break! I know it will go by fast so I am trying to enjoy every minute of it! Kendall loved napping in the basement on the floor today and I think Zoey enjoyed it as well!
Don't forget to stop by The Mom Creative for some more great pictures!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Teaching TIp: Organizing Letter Tiles

I would say that Organization is a KEY ingredient to being a teacher. Am an expert at it? Absoloutely not, but I sure work my bottom off to keep my classroom as organized as possible. And I thought it might be fun to share with you some of my organization ideas in my classroom.
One reason organization is so important in my classroom is I am a Kindergarten AND first grade teacher. I feel that I need to know where everything is in my room so that I can access it QUICKLY and EASILY. If I am teaching a lesson and have to constantly stop to find something I lose my little ones and then my lesson turns into a nightmare (I do KNOW this because I have experienced it before!) Organization is also a time and classroom management tool for me.
The first tip I would like to share with you is how I organize my letter tiles. Because I teach early childhood we use letter tiles in our classroom daily. I have always fought with how to organize my tiles.
I started out with plastic baggies, which just became a nightmare for many reasons.
-the are slippery and are hard to store together.
-after being opened so many times they were falling apart
- the baggies ripped easily
So, when Kendall started eating baby food we had a lot of these around the house.

I couldn't stomach throwing these containers away because I knew I would find something to use them for and what better than my letter tiles.

SO, I got to work.

I emptied all the plastic baggies.

Alphabetized the letters.

Put them in a container in small baggies that only I would be opening.
Then put ONLY the letters we are using for each week in the baby food containers.

This works out great becuase I am no longer spending extra time telling the kids what letters to get out, we don't have a big baggie mess, and they fit into the containers nicely!

As simple as it may sound it has made an amazing difference in my classroom!

Are you a mommy of a little baby eating out of these containers? Have you thought of something different the containers could be used for?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New Header

First I want to say I LOVE the header that I had made for me by Sweet Cheeky Blog designs. But, being the creative person that I like to be I thought it would be fun to try my own header!

HERE is what I have come up with. I don't want to post it to my actual blog yet because I want to make sure it's exactly what I want first.

So my other problem is I can't figure out how to get my background paper on the blog. I figured it out but I can't figure out how to make the file small enough so that it will upload to blogger. Any tips?

If you normally don't leave a comment PLEASE do this time, because I would love some feedback on what you think!!


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What's in my Purse?

I am participating in Working Mom Wednesday on my sweet friend Julia's blog. If you have a chance visit her! She's one of my favorite people I have been blessed to meet through the blogging world:)

Wanna play along? Grab the button from her blog and join us:) (Speaking of which Julia I totally need to change my bloggy button of yours on my page I'll try to do that tonight!!)

So what is in my purse. Probably everything UNDER the sun. Let's take a nice little look!

OK WAIT! Before I show you the disaster that is my purse let me say first when I brought home the milk I pumped at school yesterday it leaked and just happened to leak onto my purse, so last night I dumped EVERYTHING out of my purse.....well this morning when I woke up I totally forgot I dumped everything out and didn't put it all back together so guess what I did as I was rushing out the door to get K to the sitters and myself to work on time? Yes I threw it all back in there...LITERALLY threw everything back into my purse...OK now you may see the inside of my purse!!
Inside view...yes reciepts galore. If they didn't have my card information on them I would ask the store to keep them...I dislike them unless I bought clothing on them in which case I will probably take the clothing back so I need the reciept.

You think I like zipper pouches? OF course I do! There is one for my glasses, one for my giftcards, one for random things, one for coupons and lastly one little first aid kit.

Next, is my wallet which is so full right now that it won't close. Yes it is full of reciepts. Think I need to clean out the receipts? Maybe I need to quit shopping haha...AGAIN don't forget my purse was dumped out and quickly put back together this morning haha.....

And lastly a few random things...the check book which I usually don't carry in my purse, hand sanitizer, meds, pens, sunglasses, and lipgloss that I never wear haha!

Yah pictures are actually added!!
Thanks for stopping by to see what is in my purse today...now I am off to organize it hahahahaha!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Project Life Tuesday October 8

So almost every picture is of Kendall this week, but she is just growing so fast I can't get enough of her:) She's no longer a baby she just looks like a little toddler:( Makes me sad how fast she really is growing up and I wish she could stay this age FOREVER!!

Enjoy our week! Just a cute little happy Kendall Rae!
Tongiht Chris and I went to the UofL game with Nick and Tara. We had a lot of fun:)

Kendall now turns her head sieways when she is looking at something and we thing she got it from Zoey!

Kendall is so sweet. Tonight while watching Mickey with Daddy she grabbed her Piglet and sat him on Daddy's lap wih her!

Kendall was so cute in her Halloween outfit tonight I loved it!

Kendall looked so adorable in her hooded towel tonight. Can you tell that we ran out of clean baby towels??

I love that Kendall is not a morning person like me! She was not ready to get up this morning:)

I am finally getting all caught up on Project Life. I am so proud of myself for sticking this project out and I can't wait to see what next year's kit looks like:) I have ALL of my journal cards up to date and I am only three weeks behind on adding the days of week to my pictures. I say that's pretty good for me. Thursday starts our fall break so I am hoping to get to it then! I should be completely caught up by this weekend:)

Hope you enjoyed our week in Pictures and don't forget to stop by The Mom Creative for more Project Life pictures!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Project Life Tuesday- Week October 1-7

Do NOT adjust your screens! I am actually playing along with Project Life today! I worked for about two or three hours on my project life book Saturday night. I have ALL my journal cards updated but I still have about 4-5 weeks worth of pictures to date! Not too bad though if you ask me:) So, enjoy our week! Friday: October 1- Zoey is still not sure if she likes Kendall or not yet. She cracks us up the way she just stares at her!
Saturday: October 2- I lvoe to decorate for fall/Halloween. Here is our mantel for this year.

Sunday: October 3- We upgraded Kendall's tub to a ducky that she can sit in! Just one more sign that our baby is growing up!
Monday: October 4- Chris got Kendall these jammies. They were perfect for tonight's cool weather.

Tuesday: October 5- Kendall is finally beginning to understand that we smile for a camera! I know she will be a little ham when she is older!

Wednesday: October 6- I caught Jax sitting on top of the dryer tonight. I am sure he was nice and warm!

Thursday October 7- (Pic from Iphone!) I got myself a smoothie tonight and Kendall wanted a sip. Won't be long til she have some:)
Your turn to play along and don't forget to check out Project Life Tuesday for more great pics of the week!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A great Saturday

We had a great Saturday!

We woke up this morning and got ready for a home football game against Memphis. Even though Kendall wasn't going we still got her dressed up in her Cardinal gear! She stayed with Grandma and Papaw while we went to the game:) We dropped K off and headed to the game. We went with our good friends Tara and Nick. We tailgated a little before the game and then headed in. Here are some pics of us. I am so sad that the picture of Chris and I didn't turn out very well. You can't really see his face!

After the game we went and picked Kendall up and then the five of us went to our favorite place Mcalisters for some yummy supper!
Then we came back home to hang out for a while before K went to bed! Don't you love her fall jammies! I sure do:)
I love that CUTE smile as well! She has be doing A LOT of drooling makes me wonder if a tooth is working its way to the surface????
AND look who's trying to crawl now! She is reaching for EVERYTHING and it all goes straight to her mouth. Now we put her on the floor and put her toys away from her so that she will move to them! She is getting really good at swinging those feet behind her! Won't be long and she will be OFF! I can't believe it and I am not sure that I am ready for it just yet:)
I have been working on Project Life the past few hours. I am proud to say that I am completely caught up on all of my journaling cards. I have just a few weeks of pictures to edit and then I will be completely caught up. I am going to try to do 1-2 weeks a night this week and hope that I can be caught up and send pictures June-now to the printer to be printed off! I am so excited that I decided to do this project and I can't wait to see what next years design will look like!
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Never done it before thought it would be fun!!
Kendall's new obsession:)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fall Decorating!

I can't believe the weekend is already over it goes by way too fast these days!
This weekend I got a little more cleaning done and some fall decorations put up. I am not a big decorator by any means, but I love to decorate for fall, halloween, Christmas, and Easter/Spring!
Here are a few of my pictures nothing big I promise:)

These two pictures are in the room when you first walk into our house. This room was a garage a long time ago and the people that lived here before us made it into a room. We don't really do much in this room it's more of an entryway really!'
A bucket on our fireplace to hold Halloween blankets!
This is my fireplace mantel and Kendall already got a Halloween Card in the mall!
And of course I have to share a picture of my big girl in her new big girl tub!! She LOVES it. She is a water baby for sure and when we put her in this tub tonight she was loving it and the duck on the front. I can't get over how big she is getting and how much she changes every single day:)