Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!!!  I’m pretty much saying this to EVERYONE because as a teacher, we’re ALL mommas…the only difference is that we get to send ours home at the end of the day :)  I’m so blessed that God trusted me to raise these two sweet loves…

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My boys woke me up with a sweet little card and Mr. Spouse surprised me with a little gift card and told me to take the afternoon to myself.  I couldn’t say “thank you” fast enough!  After church, we celebrated with a pizza lunch and some yogurt and then I headed out for a pedi and some shopping!  I didn’t buy anything except groceries, but ohmiword…it was really nice to have a few hours of uninterrupted “me” time! 

If y’all are still shopping for yourselves….or for your sweet mommas…I’ve got the *PERFECT* shop for you to browse through!!!!  I just got my DARLING phone case in the mail the other day…a little gift to myself thankyouverymuch…and squealed!!!  I LOVE IT!!!


Is that not ADORABLE?!?!?!  Chevron & a monogram!??!  Swoon.

This is courtesy of the lovely ladies at Trio Design Studios.  As the name suggests, the company is a TRIO of moms based out of Dallas and they seriously make the CUTEST products!!!!  I bought this at an auction they hosted on Facebook a few weeks ago.  I bought this at one of their auctions, too…


A personalized tracing pad?!?!?  GET.OUT!!!!!  Landon LOVES it!!!!  You need to get in on these auctions…I think they host them once a month.  Follow them HERE on Facebook.  And if you need to treat yourself…or someone special…go shopping in their PRECIOUS store!!!!!!  I absolutely ADORE their stuff!!!

This past week, my school babies were busy getting things ready for their moms.  We made these little bookmarks that my TL found on Pinterest.  I don’t have the original link…I’d love to give credit where it’s due!  If you know where this idea originated, let me know!!! 

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As you can see, these are pretty darn simple!  Washers, scrapbook paper, scrapbook hole punch, ribbon, and mod podge!

I made up a little saying to stick with the bookmarks so that the moms would know what it was.  I hope it made sense!  HA!

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We also made our moms little mother’s day books where the kids had to fill out a little questionnaire all about their mom and then complete additional pages that had me laughing for days on end.  Here’s my favorite…

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Oh my!

This week we’ll be continuing our unit on TIME!!!!  Thank goodness we’ve been reviewing this all year during Calendar otherwise my babies might be a little confused!  We’ll be using my little supplemental Time After Time packet to get us through the next couple of weeks before “summa-summa-summa time!” {please tell me you read that to the tune of Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince?!?!}  THROWBACK to the 90’s anyone?!?!

Time PReview

The first three people to name me a song with the word SUMMER in the title will get a copy of this little unit for yourself!!! 

Happy Mother’s Day!!  Have a blessed week!


  1. all summer long by kid rock

  2. shoot sublime summertime

    1. ps I love that coffee cup too I gave them all to my bridesmaids! love monogram

  3. Summer lovin'!

  4. School's Out For the Summer!

  5. Summer Girls by LFO! There's a blast from the past!


  6. Summertime by NKOTB mjhalbardier@Gmail.com

  7. Such cute Mother's Day gifts! I'll have to remember that for next year!


    Lohren Nolan

  8. Summer Lovin!


  9. Sooo... I definitely just bought an iphone case from Trio Design Studio - those are SO cute!! Thanks for the find :)


  10. In the Summertime by.Mungo Jerry :)

    Also,the I think Mom should drink less wine page is priceless! Thanks for sharing. Happy Mother's Day!



  11. Such a cute Mother's Day Activity! I love the bookmark idea being a book lover myself!

    I know I am passed the 3rd person to reply but one of my all time favorite summer songs is Summer Lovin' , I mean who doesn't love grease!


  12. Summer Lovin' from Grease is the best! shlarsen6@msn.com

  13. So funny that Summer Lovin' was the first song that came to me too but I was so late I wasn't going to even respond. But now I have to 'cause that song just rocks! Oldie but goodie! :-)

  14. I like the bookmarks, cute, but simple! One year I had my kids answer questions about their moms. One of the sentences to fill in was, I don't like it when my mom.... One of my boys said drinks too much. OOPS!

    I've been following you for a while and I love your blog. I'd love for you to follow me back.

    Kelly@ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher.

  15. The picture of you and your boys is adorable! :) I can't wait to get the trace pads for my 2 little boys!

    A Frenzy of Fun in 1st Grade

  16. love love love the iphone cover, and I have the same coffee cup ;)

  17. I had to laugh because DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince was TOTALLY what came to mind!!!! What an adorable pic of you three! The time unit looks wonderful, like all the other units of yours that I own! Happy Mother's Day from one busy momma to another.
    Finally in First

  18. Just finished my student teaching in first grade and I am addicted to your blog. Hoping I get to have sweet little firsties (and a job) next year!!! How do you make the curly-q box that you use in many of your google docs? Is that something I can add to my google docs or did you purchase this as clip art? Thank you!

    1. Alicia,

      I have some curly-q borders I downloaded from somewhere for free. I'll find out and let you know. Come to my blog and leave me an email address if you want the link. I am a 1st grade teacher too! =)

      Heather's Heart

    2. Heather,
      Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!! SO SWEET! I am headed to your blog now!

  19. I love your blog!! I am your newest follower...I am so glad that I found you!!
    Jen's Kinder Kids
    Come by & visit! :)

  20. lol. I just love how honest some of the kiddos are! I learn so many interesting things about parents! The thing is... they probably overheard their mom saying, "I need to top drinking red wine because it stains my teeth.." or something like that!

    I once had a little boy run in and really excited to let me know that his mom got a new bed. Then he proceeded to tell me all about the mirrors that were hanging on the ceiling above it. WOAH...

    Thanks for sharing... that definitely was a good laugh! ;)

  21. so sweet--love those bookmarks AND that phone cover!!

    Tales From a Traveling Teacher

  22. Do you have a copy of the poem for the bookmarks? acasiano22@hotmail.com

  23. I would love it too! Such a cute font! :)


  24. UM, I LOVE that the kid wrote that. Was that MY kid??!!! hahahaha!!! So funny! As always, I love reading your blog sweet Cara!

  25. "I think my mom should do less of this".... Miss 7's reply, "school".

    Miss 5 said I should do less cooking. My kind of child. LOL

  26. 5,000? I'm excited about 300 lol
    PS I'm having a giveaway and would love to have you join!

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class Blog

  27. I LOVE the "Drink wine" comment! It makes you wonder what your own kids say when you're not around! :)

    The First Grade Scoop

  28. Hello!

    Is there any way I could get a copy of your mother's day book? I have one I used when I taught Kindergarten but now I have moved up to 1st. P.S. I love your blog! I have followed everything you did when you taught first and did most of it with my students. I even have stars with hand prints on them in the back of my classroom:) Thank you for being my mentor! I would have not made it with out your blog!

    Claire Kazen

  29. What a wonderful post. Such a lovely picture! My heartfelt mothers day greetings to all wonderful mom around the world! Happy Mother's Day!

  30. Lovely post... amazing pictures! heartful mothers day messages for mother's day!

  31. What a wonderful post. Such a lovely picture! My heartfelt Mother’s Day Messages mothers day greetings to all wonderful mom around the world! Happy Mother's Day!