Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Girls Rule and Boys...Potty Train

So this past weekend was the much anticipated Sauder girls weekend. Remember, we made a not so subtle (as my dad says), rule that no boys would be allowed except for Cade, who has become quite the potty training king lately.  They've really got him on a great system of setting the timer and taking trips to the potty every half hour.  #dedication  #doesanyonegothatoften?

The weekend was full of shopping, running errands, watching movies (College Barbie and I thought Pitch Perfect was a bit funnier than mom), and the occasional changing of Cade's poopy underwear.  Ok, let's be real, I had nothing to do with that last one. Aunt Gentry does draw the line.  However, I was happy to assist in all of his successful potty trips!  And who can resist that cute blonde asking for his treat, a "tweezer".  Aka Twizzlers.  I'm totally fine with the occasional bribing of children.  Especially when said children are not mine.

Jana is always the hostess with the mostess!  She made several yummy meals for us...even gluten free for mom.

That Reesie girl sure is a cutie!

Cade and "his guys" 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Drawing a Blank...

Seriously, I've been thinking about how I need to blog for days now and NOTHING has come to mind.  I'd like to think that hilarious, magnificent, blog worthy things are happening all around me and I'm just drawing a blank; however, I'm thinking life is just chugging along as usual.  Probably a good thing. Maybe it runs in the family because I just popped over to Jana's blog whose title was "Zip, Zero, Zilch".  Enjoy the random ramblings.

Last week was my first full week back at school and I honestly prayed that it wouldn't seem like the longest week ever.  God answered that prayer as it actually seemed to pass by rather quickly!  I think my body has been retrained to get out of bed before 10am and I hate to jinx myself, but I really feel like I've begun to hit my "fourth year teaching stride".  Hear me out, I have in no way mastered the art of anything, but I finally feel like I know the overall plan of what we're doing for the rest of the school year, feel confident in preparing the kiddos for State Assessments and just maybe won't feel like I'm ready for summer break in March.

My master's classes start up tomorrow--it's amazing how quickly I adjust to no classes in just a months time.  I'm taking two at a time and they're both online so surely we'll be ok there.

I've never been one to get into the whole "New Year's Resolutions" thing, but the last few years I've tried to set more of what I'd call goals for the upcoming year.  Here are a few for 2013:

-Read the Bible in a year (I have a One Year Bible that I love, but I've never stuck with it the entire year)
-Drink less pop (Even as I type this I'm laughing because I really have no plan in place for this)
-Work out (Notice I didn't say more...I need to start working out again)
-Send more cards (Be it thank yous, friendship, encouragement...just send more)
-Read more books (I love to read, I just don't always make the time for it)

That's really all I've got right now.  The fewer I've got, the more likely I'll be at success.

That's all for now.  Sorry no pictures...maybe next time.  This coming weekend the Sauder girls are getting together for a "no boys allowed" weekend in KC.  I'm assuming Cade is exempt from that rule.  Maybe that's where I'll be struck with hilarious, magnificent, blog worthy material. :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Little Bubbly

Although I do hope you all rang in the New Year with great festivities, the bubbly I'm referring to here is not what you would think.  Allow the pictures to do the talking.

Turns out the rejuvenating hand soap does not bode well in the dishwasher.  Jessica luckily spotted the bubbles seeping onto the floor under the dishwasher  before it became a much bigger mess.  Happy New Year!