Sunday, February 26, 2012

Project 365 ~ Week 8

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

Sunday ~ 50/365
Sunday February 19, 2012

One of 2 trips to the grocery store...first stop was Sam's Club, second stop was Wal-Mart Neighborhood Center.

Monday February 20, 2012

President's day equals no the boys had a friend spend the night on Sunday. This morning they were rolling each other up in like 100 blankets and then busting free, all while video taping each other! Silly boys!


Tuesday February 21, 2012

I spent Monday and Tuesday baking....lots of baking...baking cake balls. My team at school is hosting the monthly Fiesta Friday this week and I am in charge of bringing cake balls it is!

Wednesday February 22, 2012

This is the musical that Ryan is in at the high school...a 1950's based comedy about a show in a show that is is quite funny! Well I have been volunteered to help choreograph some of the dance numbers, so the boys and I have been at the theater most days after school. Although I was a bit nervous at the beginning I am really enjoying working on this show!

Thursday February 23, 2012

All of the cake balls I made ready to go to school tomorrow. I made 4 different flavors, chocolate, strawberry, lemon and vanilla, dipped in both milk chocolate and white chocolate.

Friday February 24, 2012

Finally warm enough to wear flip flops again... I heart flip flops!

After school the boys and I headed to Sky Zone, an indoor trampoline place, for a school fundraiser. It was a lot of fun. I even got in on the action and actually did a front flip into the foam pit (and thanks to one of my student's parents I have pictures to prove it!).

They don't allow street shoes or stocking feet for sanitation reasons so everyone is issued these cool blue high tops for jumping.

We all had such a great time...this has quickly become a favorite place of the boys!


Saturday February 25, 2012 Another Saturday...another basketball game...only 2 weeks left and that will be the end of our basketball season. Colin is above taking the ball into play. Below is Brendan shooting a free throw.

Besides the tie we had at the beginning of our season, this was the closest game yet...a real nail biter down to the last seconds of the game...but the Scorpions pulled out another VICTORY!!


Great Job Boys!

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Project 365 ~ Week 7

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

Sunday ~ 43/365
Sunday February 12, 2012

Sunday after church we headed over to my parents' house. My sister and niece were there too which made for a fun few hours. My dad is doing very well post-op and getting around as best as can be expected. He is going to PT 3 times a week and does daily exercises with my mom 3-4 times daily. He will be having his other knee fully replaced this summer.

Monday February 13, 2012

I spent most of Monday evening in the kitchen finishing up on the final touches on Valentine's Day gifts for teachers and office staff. Since we are not ones to celebrate this holiday, not because our lack of love, but because our lack of mulah, I baked cake pops, cake balls and cookies & creme cupcakes to pass out.

One box of cake mix can make over 4 dozen cake balls/pops. And since I had all of the ingredients, it was a super cheap and fun way to show the love!

I found these fun cupcake wraps at the dollar store...which made for such a pretty display.


Tuesday February 14, 2012 I was feeling bad that I had not gotten anything for the boys for Valentine's Day so I picked up their fav snacks, Pringles & Snickers, and looked on my gift shelf to see what kinds of DVDs were up there...lucky me...I found 2 that were perfect for the occasion!

After a very lllooonnnggg day at school (yep, teaching kindergarten is hard enough, but then throw in 22 kids hyped up on sugar and oy vey) I came home and make pink heart shaped pancakes with sausage for dinner.

Happy ♥ Heart ♥ Day!

Wednesday February 15, 2012 picture today...I was at school super early, stayed until after 7pm for a meeting and then headed to zumba from 8-9pm...oh well...maybe tomorrow!

Thursday February 16, 2012

Ryan, the boys and I played hooky from school this afternoon, ssshhh, don't tell!! I dropped the boys off at home and Ryan & I headed out to a MUCH needed and long overdue lunch date. And thanks to a Christmas gift card from one of my students, it only cost us $5! After lunch we picked the boys up and actually headed back to school, well Ryan's school, for play practice. Yep...Ryan & Colin are in the school's production of Curtains and I am helping to choreograph some of the dances. It was a fun afternoon!

Friday February 17, 2012

Left overs from yesterday's lunch date with my hubby...YUM...I heart Chili's chips & salsa!


Saturday February 18, 2012

We are more than half way through the boys basketball season (thankyouverymuch)...with baseball season knocking on our door.

They are playing very well together and it is so very nice to have them on the same team. Brendan is smack dab in the middle of the crowd up above as they all look to see if the basket counts!

A blurry shot, but nonetheless, a shot of Colin boy on the court. I believe he is calling out to his teammate that he is open for a pass. He had an awesome second half.

And they come away with yet another VICTORY!!


Great job Scorpions!

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Project 365 ~ Weeks 5 & 6

A picture a day for 365 days...a year's worth of fun!
Sunday ~ 29/365
Sunday January 29, 2012
Yet ANOTHER Pinterest recipe...Cookies & Creme Cupcakes...oh so good!


Monday January 30, 2012

At school we will soon start learning about needs vs. wants. During this unit all 5 Kindergarten classes will be working, managing and stocking in our grocery store! We have been collecting empty clean boxes for a few weeks; the next step is sorting and organizing. The kids are so excited!


Tuesday January 31, 2012

In my last 365 post I shared that my class collected over 100 cans for our local food bank to celebrate our 100th day of school; well this morning I took the donated food to the food bank for the actual donation!

Wednesday February 1, 2012

Learning 2D shapes vs. 3D shapes in school during math.

Thursday February 2, 2012

Happy Groundhog Day!
After reading stories and predicting whether the groundhog saw his shadow or not, we went outside to see if we could find our shadows...and we did!

After school I met Crystal for our once-a-month happy hour at our fav restaurant!

Friday February 3, 2012

Today was National wear RED day in support of American Heart Association so I sported my red heart pin.

Saturday February 4, 2012Basketball Week #4
The boys' team is awesome...they really play well together. Today they once again went up by more than 20, so we are not exactly sure of the 'actual' score, just just know that they won...and they won BIG!

Sunday ~ 36/365
Sunday February 5, 2012

Didn't do anything special for Super Bowl Sunday...just watched the game and enjoyed some very yummy homemade brownie ice cream sundaes...and yes this is yet another recipe from Pinterest...chocolate chip Oreo brownies...OH MY YUMMIESS!!

Monday February 6, 2012

While the boys were at basketball practice I went to my parents' house to see my dad! He is doing awesome since his surgery!


Tuesday February 7, 2012

Since I didn't have a picture for today I took one of our family room and all of the odd furniture! We had a big blue chair once upon a time, but since my boys do not know how to sit down nicely it has broken...sad but we were lucky enough to be given another couch for free...hence the reason of 2 couches. Plenty of sitting space at the McCraken House!

Wednesday February 8, 2012

Today I went Valentine's Day decoration shopping with another teacher for our school sweetheart dance. She & I are in charge of the school Sweetheart Dance this year, so while we were out shopping I found these super fun aprons and thought they would be fun gifts, along with cupcakes, for some of the teachers at school!

Thursday February 9, 2012

Thursday we had a safety assembly at school and McGruff was there!

Friday February 10, 2012

Friday after school was our PTA Sweetheart Family Dance. It was so much fun! I even cut a rug with some of my kinder students!


Saturday February 11, 2012

SUPER busy Saturday!!
Bright and early Saturday morning I met friend, Stacey, at Paradise with these 2 cuties! Muffins, hot tea and good friends make for a great start to my day!

After my morning girl time, the boys and I headed to team pictures for basketball.

An hour later we then headed to their game, where they DOMINATED once again! Their team is playing so well to watch for sure! They won again...and BIG by more than 20 points.

After the game we headed home where I spent the afternoon making 8 dozen cake pops for a certain special birthday boy who turned 5....his only request...cake pops! After dinner and presents they kids watched Tom & Jerry on the side of the house in the much fun!

And while the kids were watching Tom & Jerry, I was sitting by the fire with my feet up, enjoying good friends and a nice glass of wine!

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