August 3, 2013

August Currently and Saturday Snapshots

Two linkies in one post??? Madness.

First, I'm linking up with Farley for her Currently linky. This is my first time linking up, and I'm really excited!

Listening: My lovely children have been awake since 5:00 this morning (ugh). They were kind enough to let me doze for another few hours, and now they are completely engrossed in "Sofia the First." I'm ashamed to admit it, but I love that show, too.

Loving: We went shopping yesterday morning for shoes for the kiddos, and while we were at the Outlets, KShaf stopped into one of the kitchen supply stores and bought these:

I'm pretty sure he had an ulterior motive in buying these: he's tired of picking little black bits out of his scrambled eggs.

Thinking: I'm in complete denial that I have to go back to work in less than two weeks. The silver lining is that Princess A will be going to the school where I teach, so I'll get to spend one-on-one time with her in the car each day, and I'll get to see her from time to time. 

Wanting: We only live an hour and a half from the ocean, and we have an annual pass that allows us to drive onto the beach (which is especially convenient when you have two kids, beach chair, umbrellas, and fishing equipment). I'd like to fit in one or two more day trips to the beach before summer is "officially" over.

Needing: I have a stash of receipts for print cartridges that I've bought, just since April, and they easily total $250. Siiiiiigh. I guess I'll hold onto them and claim them on my taxes as a work expense (that is literally all I use my printer for).

Back to School Must Haves:
1. I am obsessed with white clear view binders. I keep everything in binders, and I always end up running to WalMart during the first week of school to buy more. 
2. Even though I love creating labels on the computer (polka dot, natch), I still use my Dymo label maker to put my students' names on folders, planners, etc.
3. I. Hot. Glue. Everything. In fact, I overheard a conversation between my kiddos yesterday that went something like this:

Princess A:  Uh oh, Deedle. There's a hole in my stuffed animal.
Deedle: Don't worry. Mommy will fix it with her hot glue gun.

Princess A and I went to the baby shower of a dear friend on Sunday. Princess A was tickled to be invited to a "grown up" party. I'm pretty sure the high point for her was the cake.

I mentioned in one of my previous posts that our dog, Kin, had a run-in with KShaf's truck. He had surgery on Tuesday, and thanks to Princess A and Deedle, he is on the mend.

We are lucky enough to live close to the water. The little beach in this picture is only 15 minutes from our house. I took the kiddos earlier in the week, and Deedle spent the entire time in the water, playing Titanic (he is completely obsessed with the Titanic, thanks to his grandfather).

One of my best teaching friends invited us over last week to swim in her pool. Her little girl (who I taught in first grade) was kind enough to spend some time, teaching my guys how to play lacrosse. I played lacrosse in high school (very briefly)...I wouldn't be heartbroken if my kids decided to take it up when they get a little older.

I'm off to get started on my weekend "To Do" list. Enjoy your Saturday!


  1. Hope you get those few extra beach days. That is on my to-do list too!

    Apples and Papers

  2. I love Sophia too! Little man is ok with watching it now, but I'm sure my time with her is limited, unless we end up having a girl sometime down the road. (A girl can dream!)
    Chalk & Apples

  3. Hey Susie,

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving a comment. Just wanted to stop by again to let you know that you are a "no reply blogger." This means that when you leave a comment on another blog, the blogger can’t reply to you via email. You can visit and click on “Techy Tips” if you want to fix that. (I didn't know I was one until someone told me. :)

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

    1. Thank you SO much, Jennifer! I took your advice, and I'm no longer a "no reply blogger." Yay!

  4. Thanks for thinking up. Your little girl and little man are so cute.

  5. Ah, Sofia! She was on my currently list as well! The only saving grace for me with printers is that my hubs works for a large ink cartridge refurbishing company, and gets ink at an awesome discount (seriously...I can replace all my ink for less than $30). Only problem is he can only buy it on Mondays, so I better never run out on a Tuesday!

    Your littles are so cute! I really enjoyed having my own Princess A in my building last year. I get her again this year, then she's on to our 2-3 building...sigh. Only saving grace there is that my Princess L will join me for kindergarten the year Princess A leaves. I have 5 more years with my children in my building...

    I hope you get to the beach soon!

    Kindergarten A to Z

  6. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm following you now too and am so happy to know I'm not the only one who maybe didn't hit the nail on the head with their undergrad degree. I'm also loving those red pots and pans! Enjoy the rest of your summer!

    The Imaginary Classroom

  7. I loved looking at your pictures. Thanks for sharing!!!


  8. I live in MD but I'm 3 hours from the beach. Sooooo nice to be able to spend a day there if I want to, but not convenient enough to just run away for a little while. I'm your newest follower and I can't wait to read more!


  9. I'm jealous! I want to live an hour and a half from the beach!

    My Kinder-Garden