Listening - Okay I know it's only November… but the Christmas specials have already started, and I can't resist! Hallmark is playing "Hitched for the Holidays" with Joey Lawrence. And I may, or may not, have already dragged out my Christmas tree. It's not my fault, really. My parents were in town and I needed Dad's help to get the tree out of my storage garage. I promise not to decorate it until next week, haha!
Loving - The weather is changing and I'm loving it! There's nothing better than a comfy pair of jeans and a cozy sweater. Snuggle time!!!
Thinking - My poor little niece is very sick. Though I won't get into what she has, rest assured she will be better in 7-10 days. Unfortunately right now she is in A LOT of pain! Hearing her screaming in the background when I talked to my sister on the phone today was agony. She had been up all night screaming as well. My thoughts and prayers are very focused right now on my niece, my younger niece (who is staying with her grandparents right now), my exhausted sister, and my equally exhausted brother-in-law. This is one of the MANY times I hate that we are 12 hours away from each other!
Wanting - Because of the above I am wanting this week to be over with already! I'm headed out to Chicago on Friday for the long weekend, and the days cannot pass quickly enough this week. Get me to my family!!!!
Needing - I can't even fathom that it is already report card time. Seriously. Not cool.
A Yummy Pin - Boston Cream Poke Cake
This cake is delicious… and so easy to make, but everyone will think you are a fancy-pants when you show up at a party with it!
And in other news… it was Halloween this week! Did you know?! My kiddos sure did. This year they could NOT contain themselves. We read some of my favorite Halloween books…
We practiced tally marks with our "Bat Bones." I found this activity last year from the blog Heather's Heart. It is so much fun! The kids always get a kick out of my dramatic story about the bats I found in the yard and how I was able to collect some "pieces" of them. Then I ask who is brave enough to look in the bag and see what I found.
|Hello Kitty likes to tally!|
|Our two ninjas just happened to be sitting next to each other!|
|Yee-haw, tally dem bones!|
|Butterfly princess working hard|
And, of course, the first grade team couldn't miss out on all the fun! We dressed up as CareBears this year. I was Good Luck Bear… shocking right?!
|Me, Mel, and Lindsey|
|Team First Grade!|
And last, but certainly not least, have you entered this giveaway yet?! Sara at Polka Dot Kinders is having an AH-mazing giveaway! She is celebrating her blogiversary and has FOUR giveaways to enter. You may even see me in one of the giveaways… so head on over and enter right now!