Sunday, May 8, 2011

Project 365


Hope you all have a fantabulous day!

A picture a day for 365 days...a year's worth of fun!

Sunday May 1, 2011

So this past week was National Teacher Appreciation Week and since we are watching our budget I looked to see what I could make and bake for the boys' teachers as little tokens of our appreciation. Sunday night I whipped up a batch of peanut butter & jelly muffins. The first batch didn't turn out so well, but the second batch didn't turn out so bad!

Monday May 2, 2011

These are the muffins that I bundled for the boys' teachers today...I had the boys each write a note to their teacher telling them what they liked about school and how much they appreciated them as well as thank you! I prettied up the packages with white tulle!


Tuesday May 3, 2011

Tuesday was a busy busy day...Brendan had play practice after school, Colin had choir practice after school which we had to rush away from early to make it to the ballpark for a double header. The about picture is Colin at bat. The Cubs pulled away a win...they are having a great season with only 3 losses..11-3!

This was a very convenient double header as both teams played on the same field. And since we didn't even have time to stop and grab a bite, I packed a picnic dinner for us to eat on the way!

Ryan coaching Brendan on 1st base and then below Ryan catching for Brendan until the catcher was ready with his equipment on. This was a very exciting game. The Cardinals were up and then the Red Sox would go ahead and it was all tied up at the bottom of the 6th (the last inning). The ump was something awful the entire game and called a kid from the opposing team safe at home when he clearly should have been out (which he later admitted was a bad call) so we lost the game 11-10. {insert MAD face here}

Wednesday May 4, 2011

Day 3 of Teacher Appreciation Week brought us to chocolate covered YUMMY! The note that was sent was 'Thanks for being so sweet!"

Thursday May 5,2011

Thursday was Colin's choir concert. He did a great job and even had a solo in the song "We Are the World". I was so proud of him. Here is Colin & Kayla after his concert.

Friday May 6, 2011
Last day of teacher appreciation gifts...a coffee mug filled with flower pencils and pens & a gift card to Starbucks with the note "Thanks for helping me grow!" I had lots of fun trying to be fun and frugal for their teachers (Tuesday was trail mix with "I'm nuts about you!" and Thursday was homemade cookies with "I think you're a top notch cookie!")

This was a long and busy week so pizza from our favorite place was dinner tonight. And yes we were all in bed by 9pm!!
Saturday May 7, 2011

Saturday we were once again up at the butt crack of dawn to be to the diamond by 7:30 where Colin and the Cubs were up against the Indians. Colin pitched 3 innings and did an awesome job! He also scored 3 times to help the Cubs bring home a WIN...8-3!

After coming home and showering up Colin, my mom and I headed to the store to look for some birthday ideas for this soon to be 10 year old! After some shopping we headed to Culver's for lunch. I love their kid's meals with the free ice is Colin Boy enjoying his treat...YUM!

And then we got home and he hit the jack pot with his birthday box from Mimi and the clan over at He & Me + 3...who happens to be my IRL BFF and Colin's Godmother!

This picture was courtesy of daddy!!

Tuesday is Colin's actual birthday...his golden birthday....he will be 10 on the 10th!

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Anonymous said...

Hi Stacey, Happy Mother Day to you, and Happy Birthday to Colin, I love all the gifts ideas for the teachers and you are looking good.
Love Aunt Judy

kimert said...

Happy MOther's Day!

I totally suck....didn't even hear a thing about Teacher's Appreciation week until Friday evening. How does that happen!?!?
Hopefully I can make up for it before the end of the year.

sara said...

love all you did for the teachers!!! You are a lot more creative than I ever was. At the HS now we just put on a big lunch...I love doing that!!!


Happy Mother's day!

The Bug said...

Those are all great treat ideas for the teachers - but what did YOU get? Or are kinders exempt from such things?

Happy birthday to Colin! I want his ice cream. We've had to swear off Culver's it is just TOO much.

RaD said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Birthday Colin!

We've had some pretty nasty calls on us lately too, so frustrating!

He & Me + 3 said...

You rocked the homemade gifts. Nice! Yum to those strawberries. So glad Colin got his box before his birthday and that it didn't get sent back to me. You and your mom both look great. Tell her I said Hi! I hope you have a blessed & special Mother's Day. Loving Colin's hair for his choir.
He looks great on the mound too!
Love ya!

Robyn said...

Happy Mother's day.

Looks like you had a bus week, yummy looking goodies!

Tiffany said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, too. The teacher gifts were very creative...WTG!!:) We, too, are still enjoying the baseball season, but it's drawing to a close shortly:( Have a GREAT week!

Lisa said...

I have not dealt with school yet...for teacher appreciation a gift is expected everyday for a week?? Love choc covered strawberries and yours look fabulous! DO stay busy with those kids! :)

Bridget said...

Sweet teaher's gifts! Those peanut butter and jelly muffins sound yummy.

Great pictures of your super busy week!

Happy Mother's Day! :)

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

hope you had a great mother's day. you did a great job showing the boys teachers some love. Happy birthday to your guy!

Darcie said...

Great to catch up with your little family again! Happy Teacher Week to you last week!!! You are looking amazing BTW. Loved the little idea of the coffee cup and flowers...too cute!

rita said...

Great gifts ideas!
I never managed to do much for my kid's teachers. [So sorry y'all. I truly appreciated you. Your reward awaits in heaven.]