More free time. More crafts.
Home cooked meals.
Staying up later.
Getting a slight tan.
It's so close! One week left and summer is HERE. I adore my students this year and I will surely miss them but I can't wait for the summer to recharge, plan, relax, and have fun!
Friday, May 20, 2011
This past weekend, Ben and I found two new places! The first one is a little dangerous as it is an ice cream shop. It's on my way home from pretty much anywhere. And its about to be summer. Hot Houston summer. When all that sounds good is ice cream. Oh geez. Anyways, its called Sweet Things Ice Cream Shoppe. They make their own ice cream and cones. I had a scoop of cinnamon toast ice cream and birthday cake ice cream. You won't regret going!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Mother's Day weekend, I got the wonderful treat of being visited by my parents. It was such a treat to get to see my mom on Mother's Day and get to celebrate it with her instead of 4 hours away on the phone. Saturday was our day-o-fun and by that I mean our day-o-being productive! My mom and I always have some project that we are working towards when we are together. This time, it was the cats. They needed to get their yearly shots and those vets are darn expensive. So we called around and found a low cost (a third of the price!) pet vaccinations station at Petco. We waited in line for about an hour and a half while I held Polly and while Carlos eventually calmed down and waited it out in his brand new crate. We had to buy him a new create because he did this (see below) to his previous carrier.
Me and my sweet mama
In front of our flourishing garden (it really is growing this year!)
Me and my sweet dad
Thanks Mom and Dad for coming to visit! It was refreshing and fun, relaxing and encouraging. I love you both!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Ok, well I am entering in Polly the Polydactyl wonder cat into the Pawesome pet contest at my school one more year. Year 1, I entered Carlos and he didn't come anywhere close to winning. For some reason, cats just don't get a lot of votes and I just can't imagine why. Last year, I entered Polly and she got 2nd! That was the highest ranked cat EVER in the history of the annual contest. A cat has never won, but I think this might be the year for it! The voting goes on all this week and each vote costs 25 cents. Oh and the best part is that the winner gets to bring their animal to school for a day. I could have Polly with me all day! I'm rootin for her. Here's the picture I used to submit her entry into the contest:
Isn't she cute?! I think you can really see her special paws in this picture. Hopefully it will be enough to win over the hearts of these students! Go Polly Go!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
This past Wednesday, my 2nd grade team and I hosted a baby shower for one of the other wonderful 2nd grade teachers. She is having a boy and is having a western themed nursery. Hence, the western themed shower. We had quite the spread (no need for dinner that night!) and were told we put on a wonderful shower.
This is the cute invitation we got it from Urban Frontiers on Etsy. It was perfect! The lady was so quick and helpful. Even when we had to change the date on the shower last minute, she changed it for us free of charge! I would recommend her.
The 2010-2011 2nd grade team
The western themed diaper cake. I got a lot of ideas from looking at ideas on etsy and used this online tutorial.
A close up of a pacifier tied with a bow to a diaper
One of the other girls made these adorable horse cupcakes! They took a lot of work but they were precious and delicious.
Overall, I think she felt very celebrated. We can't wait to meet her sweet baby boy!
Sunday, May 1, 2011
We enjoyed a lovely Easter with the 3 Cooper couples. I'll let the pictures do most of the talking.
Mark and Pat - Ben's parents
Luke and Cherish
Ben and I
And of course Carlos - he hates being held like this
The girls got pedicures and manicures while the guys golfed
Waiting for Taste of Texas
And our 2nd feast - Easter lunch - ham, twice baked sweet potatoes, baked beans, broccoli, crescent rolls, watermelon and sweet tea