I think he is trying to say "GIG'EM" here! ;)
Saturday, August 29, 2009
I think he is trying to say "GIG'EM" here! ;)
Monday: Shrimp & Vegetable Fettuccine, Bread
Tuesday: Chicken Crisper Salad & Bread
Wednesday: Sloppy Joe's and French Fries (you gotta love it!)
Thursday: Homemade Vegetable Pizza
Friday: LAKE HOUSE for the weekend!!! Grillin' Out on the water!
I still have 3 classes of reading, and it is going well too. I look forward to getting to know these students and hoping that they succeed this year!
I am also actually enjoying being back at school. You know you were meant to teach when after the first week you are exhausted, but also very excited. So, no matter how much I have questioned going back this year, the Lord knew what was best for me! It has also been great to get back with my teacher friends. This year is going to be soo much fun and I think we are all going to mesh well. I cannot wait to see where this year leads all of us! I will keep you posted!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Tuesday: Fish Tacos, Mango Salsa, Avocado and Black Beans
Wednesday: Crock Pot BBQ Chicken Sandwiches and Okra
Thursday: Pizza and Cesar Salad
Friday: Our Night out! ;)
Saturday Lunch: Sandwiches and Chips
Saturday Dinner: Somewhere fun out!
Sunday: Stuffed Green Peppers, Potatoes, Salad, and Baked Bread
* if you have not noticed already... i love pizza! i am a little obsessed with it. So Thursdays we have pizza. we used to order out, but then fell in love with a few of the frozen pizzas from the grocery store. they are really good, cooked on my pizza stone and soo much cheaper, OH and healthier! i always make a salad to pair with it. i never get tired of it! it is easy and i look forward to it while i watch my favorite thursday shows during the year!
Friday, August 14, 2009
I know so many people hate the fact that teachers get off for the summer. TRUST me, we hear the comment all the time, and yes after a while it gets pretty annoying. BUT, to our defense.... take care of 150, loud, emotional 7th and 8th graders on a regular basis and you would need a break too. Seriously at the end of the year in a school building you can cut the tension with a knife. The kids are exhausted and turn into terrors. There is nothing like it. I do not care how many adults you deal with, you can at some point, close your door and have a few minutes to yourself... for us, we cannot do that. We have KIDS all day long! So anyway... my new comment I say to people who do not like the fact that I get off in the summers.... "Become a Teacher!" HA.... Then you will get the same days off as us and get our wonderful pay! SARCASM.....
So now... I will vent about not being ready to go back. This year I have several reason I am not as excited to start the year. I do have a little joy in my heart as I get to re-arrange my classroom and hang up new decorations. Meeting the kids and seeing the dynamics of my class is always a plus, and I also love being with my teacher friends every day. It is definitely a blessing to work with fun people. BUT, I also have to take my son to someone else everyday and this is not fun for me. This summer has been a blast, watching him daily, playing with him and watching him learn new things. So I am going to miss that. But teaching calls and my job as reading specialist is calling as well. Nerves have set in for the new position. I am ready, don't get me wrong, but I have butterflies in my stomach about getting everything organized. Working out my schedule and figuring out how I will be utilized best in each subject area. The first 6 weeks of school will be trial and error as I figure things out, and this is un-settling for me. I like to have everything ready to go, organized and in place. My new position will not look like that for a while and I am trying to learn to be okay with that.
So as I sit here early this morning, I have so many emotions and "to do" lists going through my head. I am going to try to set those aside until Monday morning, and have one last weekend of total freedom.... no school worries, and play with my little man. I just want to hold him all day long!
P.S. I also get secretly excited about this time of year because I get NEW SCHOOL SUPPLIES. New school supplies make me so happy. Fresh pencils, brand new markers, fresh packaged notebook paper, dry erase markers that do not run out, staples, tons of colored paper, Crayons that have not been used... oh the joy it brings me. It does not get much better than that!!!!!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
(Katy... how do you link another post? Or create a seperate one that does not pop up automatically? I see you do it on your page and cannot figure it out!)
Creamy Crock Pot Chicken
4 bonless skinless chicken breasts
2 c sour cream
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
1 package dried onion soup
Place chicken in bottom of crock pot. Mix all other ingredients together and pour over the top of the chicken. Cover with lid and cook 6-8 hours. The chicken falls apart and breaks up.
Serve over rice and veggies. (I cook broccli)
Bacak Southwestern BLT Wraps (one of our FAVORITES)
1/2 c salsa
1/3 c frozen corn, thawed
6 (8 in) tortillas
12 turkey bacon slices, cooked and broken in half
Butter lettuce leaves
1 avacado mashed (I use several since we love avocado)
4 t fresh lime juice (3 mini limes)
1/2 c mayo
1 t chopped fresh cilantro
salt to tast
Stir together salsa and corn. Set aside.
Make avocado lime sauce by combining avocado, lime juice, mayo, cilantro, and salt. Top warm torillas with lettuce, corn salsa, bacon and drizzle with avocado lime sauce.
(I also make black beans and spanish rice for sides)
One more tip!!
I made a Chocolate Cake this week and read that if you add a package of pudding mix to the cake it will make it moist. It WORKED. So yummy! You can use any type of pudding to any cake for flavor and to make it so much better.
We make the Southwestern Wraps on a regular basis. It is a great meal and so easy. Also, during the school year I try to have several nights with crock pot meals. I am hoping to do at least one a week. I have a great crock pot book with soo many varieties of meals. Andrew and I normally eat out every Wednesday night since we have church, but if I could plan our crock pot meal to be on Wednesdays we could save so much money!
Sorry it took me soo long to post these. I look forward to seeing everyone else's meal ideas! Yeah for cooking!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
This is the face of a little stinker. Really, tonight he stunk. We were eating dinner and Wyatt was having some snacks in his highchair. He is always a mess, so before I even started to clean him up I started the bath water. Good thing I did that! As I took him out of his high chair I realized that it was not just food coming from his shorts. He had pooped out both sides of his diaper. YIKES. The doctor told us that the antibiotic he is on for an ear infection would cause diarrhea. Well.... it has kicked in and we definitely had poop everywhere tonight. This is not normal poop either. This is nasty, leaky poop. YUCK. I was thrown into the world of boys, poop and motherhood tonight.
So I laid him on the bathroom floor and start stripping him from all his dirty, yucky clothes. Some how he managed to squirm around the bathroom floor, smearing his nasty poo everywhere. Including on me! So picture this... running bath water, a naked, squirming baby covered in poo, wipes, a tile floor, and a mother yelling for her husband who was in the shower. It was definitely a scene from a movie!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Some of our sweet friends for NY sent Wyatt a shirt. I had a little photo session with him on the porch! Notice he is clapping?! That is also new. He claps at everything that happens. ;)
Last, but not least was Saturday night. We took Wyatt to his very first wedding. Andrew's cousin Kevin married a sweet girl named Taren and it was a very pretty wedding. Wyatt was so good, as always. The best part was dressing him up. Look how cute he looks in his button-up shirt, khaki's and stylin' little shoes. He is going to always be the bested dressed... (again just like his dad!) He enjoyed being passed around at the wedding and having so many people oooing and awwing at him!