What’s Up Wednesday!?

S N O W ! That’s what’s up! Lots of snow for the Lewis Clark Valley where I live. Annnnd I gotta admit I’m only kind of a fan. I like the excitement and the magic of the snow. It can be really pretty and I love the way it lights up the night. But I hate driving it and I strongly dislike dressing for it. Normally we get snow for a morning and by mid-afternoon it is gone. This will happen maybe 3 times during a “hard” winter here. Exception: the winter of 1996 which we reminisced about today in the teacher’s lounge. Anyway, the snow is coming down hard tonight!

It’s forcasted to last until January. Ugh. But I won’t complain too much for now because it’s Christmas time and the snow is definitely setting the mood.

What’s up in Kindergarten? The magic of Christmas of course! Teaching this time of year is so much fun. I love all the projects. I’m especially excited about how this one turned out!

The kids made ornaments out of salt dough as a holiday gift to their parents. They turned out so cute!

Oh! And remember when I said how I dislike dressing for all the snow?? Wellll keeping track of 23 kinders’ coats and hats and gloves and snow pants and boots and and and…who has time for this? We want more time for the fun projects. Oh but the kids love the snow! It is so magical for them and that helps me to tolerate all the extra that comes with it.

So what else is up on this Wednesday? I made a super easy dinner tonight! I meal plan on Sundays and my family is pretty spoiled when it comes to a good family dinner each night, but some nights I just want something super easy. Tonight was that super easy. Threw some frozen fries in the oven. Rolled swiss cheese and roast beef in some croissant rolls. A little au’ju for dipping and there you have it! Easy peasy.

After dinner I got lucky and this on-the-go guy was a little sleepy so I got some cuddles in before his bath. I don’t get as much sit time with this one like I do his older brother so I savor it when I get it.

Well, as I type this the snow is just coming down. I wonder how much we will wake to in the morning? Are we lucky enough to get a snow day?!


Motherhood is…Washing Little Humans

Bath time. Every night. I have to be completely honest here…it is not my favorite. They completely entertain themselves and I just sit there. Sometimes a little bored. And make sure they don’t drown. But I have to admit that listening to their sweet voices talk and sing is the sweetest. And one day they will force me out of the bathroom and scream “MOOOMM!”if I almost see their private parts. *sigh* I must truly live in every moment. Like watching small boys splash and giggle in the bathtub. Oh sweet motherhood. ♡

Weekend Recap.


The best part of the weekend is waking up with the boys, cuddling on the couch, drinking strawberry milk and coffee, and cartoons in our pajamas. We are never in a hurry to go anywhere and that’s my favorite part. We went to Walmart after we got ready and bought a few final Halloween things. I was also pretty set on finishing a chalkboard to hang in my kitchen.

I love the way it turned out and I love that I can change it each season and holiday.

After I got Grady down for a nap I started to feel not so hot. Tired, cloudy head and a funny throat. So I turned on the fire and my DVR and settled in for a little rest and relaxation.

Have you seen This is Us on NBC? Omg. It’s the new Parenthood. LOVE it! If you haven’t watched it, you probably should. It’s a feel good show and I get emotional every episode. 

Anyway, so after rest time I got to cooking. We had friends  coming over for dinner so I made a homemade white chicken chili with a baked potato bar.


Like I feared, I was getting sick on Saturday and woke up sicker than a dog on Sunday. Sore throat. headache. body aches. felt like I got hit by a truck. Oy. Needless to say I didn’t do much other than rest. 

And tomorrow I get to teach on Halloween with whatever this awful sickness is. Pray for me.