Life Lately

Guys, I'm on mid-winter break and I'm loving it!  I had never heard of such a break, but I will happily take it!  I kept Emma home with us this week, and she's been having a blast.  Her and Max are fighting more, because they are spending 24/7 together. They have their moments of playing so nicely, and then go back to screaming and chasing each other.

Both kiddos got haircuts.  Emma's bangs were way too long, and Max's hair was getting uneven in spots.  They love getting haircuts and the lollipops that they get at the end.  The ladies that own the place we go to are so nice.  They know us by name.
Emma has picture day last week, and I snapped a picture of her in her outfit.  

We went to the park yesterday and these two had some fun.  We met up with friends for a bit.  Emma had to go potty and for some dumb reason they lock the bathrooms in the winter.  Who ever made that decision must not have kids. We left, Max was mad and Emma was about to pee her pants. 

All the heart eyed emojis for this girl. 

So I finally used my Cricut that I got  for Christmas.  My world is forever changed.  I. Am. Obsessed.  I want to make all the pretty things I see on Pinterest. 

I found this idea and numbers on Teachers Pay Teachers.  

This morning we had friends over and I made us all cinnamon roll waffles.  Quite possibly the best waffle ever.  Max asked if we could have it again tomorrow.  

This afternoon we went to my classroom for a bit.  Max stopped to show Emma his drawing of Abraham Lincoln.  She said, "Oh wow Maxy!" I love when she calls him Maxy.  I also love that Max said Abe keeps toys in his hat.  Where else would you keep them?

I put up an Exit Slip (found at Teachers Pay Teachers.  Miss 5th is awesome!), and I am soooooo excited for school on Monday to start this with my kiddos! 

I also added a Voice Check, which I'm hoping will work.  My kiddos just know loud. 

Aren't those letters so pretty?  The Cricut is the best thing ever invented. 

I'm excited to use Levels of Understanding with my kiddos as well. Quick check to see who is getting what's being taught.  (Both Voice Check and Levels of Understanding are from Miss 5th's shop!)

On Tuesday I finally went and got a WA drivers license.  My license from AZ had a picture of me at 26, tanned right after my honeymoon, and it didn't expire until 2047.  I had to wait 2 hours and pay  $89 for a new one.  So sad. 

That's about all the excitement going on in the PNW.  Hope you guys are having a great week!!  Sorry for the lack of posts.  I'd say I'll get better, but I have a feeling the Cricut will take over all my free time. 


  1. Okay...I am so curious, how in the world did your license not expire until 2047?! Is that just Arizona's law?? I really really want those cinnamon roll waffles!!!

    1. I have no idea! It's crazy to think if we stayed there I would be 65 when it expires!

  2. Cute pictures! I hope you enjoyed your break!
    And 2047?!? WHAT?