Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday Favorites

friday favorite things | finding joy
Check out Rachel' s delightful patch of blogdom, Finding Joy. You will be blessed :]

The End is Nigh . . . 
Today was our last Friday. Our last extracurricular day. Most of it was spent rehearsing for the "E-Zone Extravaganza" tonight in which almost every class will either display their work or perform . . . or both. Oh, and we spent all day signing t-shirts. The kids all wear a designated E-Zone t-shirt (aka a casual uniform of blue jeans and that special T), and, the last day of the year, they sign them. Did I mention they signed mine, too? I have notes like "I like you so much" and "You're the Best Teacher." Love my kids.
But I'm glad it's over. I was in bed by 2:15 and slept until 6:30. WOW.

Tuesday is our official last day, and, in first grade, we're having a costume party. We're dressing up as our favorite picture book characters. Chris was kind enough to pick up this little gem for me:

 A. if you're a redhead or have freckles or both, this book is beyond adorable. Props to Ms. Moore for not only performing beautifully on screen but on writing such a delightful romp of childhood :]
B. Easiest costume EVER. I just show up in a ponytail with a cute top, jeans, and flip flops and TA-DA! It's a shame my make-up covers my freckles. I suppose I'll just draw them on.

New Snacks
I am officially addicted. These were BOGO at Publix ,and good golly, I'm like a drug addict who's just rediscovered crack. I mean, anything with peanut butter is bound to be lovely. These are great. Totally satisfies any cravings for sweet and crunchy. Nom nom.

Speaking of new snacks . . . If you're trying to find a handy way to cut back on the pounds, try Instead of "dieting" by telling you to cut out certain foods, it lets you decide by counting calories. You tell it your goal weight and how much you want to lose a week, and it tells you a calorie limit. It's an easy program to use. Easy food-wise? Let's say it's a lesson in self control and self-discipline. I can have all of the flavor in a smaller portion OR workout to melt those calories away. I've been on it for a month and can already tell a difference. Now if I can just get the camera to do the same . . . hmmmmm . . .

This Guy
 That's "The Birthday Hat." Two years ago, one of our Japanese students bought it at Disney as a gift for my mom. It makes it's appearance every birthday. Chris's is Monday. Twenty-Eight, peeps. The man will be 28, as in 2 years away from 30. I like to tease him about that ;]
And this. This is a big favorite. Every time we go to my parents', Ellie begs Chris to play Legos with her. So he does. Love it.


  1. I haven't been by your blog in a while, but you're header is soooo cute I love it!

  2. I loveeee loseit! I used it religiously for at least 3 days and then got bored. haha jk. I used it for a looong time and then my ipod died and I didn't recharge it. But seriously. I was so surprised at how many calories I was eating (yikes!) and how easy it was to not eat that many. Like if you make yourself eat a cup of fruit you don't eat the entire flat of strawberries. Wow.

    Your job still sounds amazing. Still green with envy over here.

  3. sweet post and so nice to find your lovely blog :)

  4. Haha! Love the hat! And happy early birthday to your hubs. I am 28 this year too! : )



  5. OMG. Right? Right. I just had the cocoa-dusted almonds for the first time last week and it was UNHOLY. Love them.

  6. Love love LOVE love the last picture with the Legos. That is so sweet -- and a life memory. And seriously, legos are awesome, so who could pass up playing with them!

    And the birthday hat? Perfect. It reminds me of something we would totally do in our house. :)

    Thanks for linking up with friday favorites. Your post was so fun to read.



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