Five for Friday…on a Saturday

I’m linking up with sweet Kacey over at Doodle Bugs Teaching for a little Five for Friday fun.  Except, today is Saturday and I’m a day late.  Story of my life :)  But I have a really GREAT reason….

1.  My sweet sister had a BABY!!!  My nephew is finally HERE!  And I am head over heels IN.LOVE.  He is precious.  Absolutely PERFECT.  She was induced on Wednesday and finally had him on Friday {my half birthday ;)}  I LOVE this kid!!!!!  God is SO good!!!!!


2.  Speaking of my half birthday, my sweet babies at school threw me a surprise half birthday party…cupcakes and everything.  But I wasn’t there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Of ALL the days for me to take off!!!!  I never miss!!!!  Dangit!!!  Those sweet babies!!!  We’ll celebrate on Monday for sure :)

3.  I took off on Friday for Landon’s field trip.  It was the first time for me to be “mommy” instead of “teacher” on a field trip and it was awesome!  Landon’s part of this awesome tuition based pre-k program in my district and part of their tuition supports monthly field trips.  He’s been begging me to go with him since the beginning of the year, but it’s hard to take off, y’know?!  This trip sounded like too much fun to miss and Landon was beyond THRILLED for me to be there.  It was pretty much amazing to be on the *other side* ;)


4.  Speaking of Landon, I had to snap a little pic of his writing on the wall this week :)  If y’all could’ve seen what his handwriting looked like at the beginning of the year, this would astound you :)  Bless his poor little left-handed soul.


5.  Since my kiddos will probably never have the chance to make a real snowman here in these parts, I decided we’d make one in the classroom…with butcher paper, of course.  We put him together, piece by piece, and then wrote a little how-to on building snowmen.  I wanted something fun for them to write on, so I made these little templates.  The kids couldn’t wait to take them home! 



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  1. Lovin those squishy cheeks on your precious nephew! Cutie! The snowmen are adorable!!
    Michelle :)

  2. Such a happy is contagious. My day just brightened!


  3. Awww - CONGRATS! That baby boy is preciously adorable!!! :) And, being a field trip mama is SUCH a treat! So glad you had a blast!
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  4. Congratulations on your nephew and how FUN to be a mommy on the field trip! Love your snowman - do you have that template available because we're never going to have snow here either! Thanks!


    1. I'll post the template tomorrow! My file is at school!!

  5. Congrats on your new nephew! I love your snowmen and if I could I would send you some snow. We have MORE than we need :)

  6. Looks like God has blessed your world! You shine so much!

    Amy Howbert
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  7. Your nephew is precious! My brother and sister-in-law are having a baby next month and I can't wait. I am beyond excited to meet my first nephew! Congrats and happy half birthday!

    Swimming into Second

  8. Being an aunt is so much fun! Your son's snowman writing activity is cute!

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  9. What a cutie!!!!! Thank you again for sharing super fun and cute activities!

    First Grade Fanatic!

  10. Congratulations! What an adorable baby! My godson was just born this week and there is nothing like seeing a newborn baby:)
    Your class is so awesome to throw you a party like that. The field trip looks like it was a blast!
    Learning In Wonderland

  11. Congratulations on your sweet nephew!! I also love your snowman how-to. Is there any way you could share your template? We are just starting nonfiction next week and I'd love to use it!

    Thanks so much for all your ideas!


    1. Absolutely! I'll upload it tomorrow! My file is at school :)

  12. Babies are SUCH a miracle! What a sweet reminder of God's hand still at work daily!! Congrats to your sister!!
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  13. Cara, I just love you! Congratulations on your sweet nephew!

    Kelli :-)

  14. Congratulations to your sister on the birth of her sweet bundle of joy! Boys have a special way of capturing mommy's and auntie's hearts right from the start! He's a adorable! Your little guy looks like he had a ball on his field trip too!

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  15. Your nephew is absolutely adorable! Since you were working with snowmen I thought I would share this link that I found on Pinterest. I haven't tried it yet but if you are in a place where your kids don't get a chance to actually form snowmen this might be fun for them. It's some sort of "dough" that resembles snow (without the cold) that can be formed into balls.

  16. Being an aunt is awesome. I absolutely love it and I know that little boy will be in for some auntie spoiling!

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  17. Congratulations on both being an aunt and being able to be a mommy at the field trip. My daughter is in preschool this year and I have also taken a couple 1/2 days to be with her for parties and to watch them sing. It doesn't get much better than that! Adorable to snowmen writing! We have a ton of snow up here but it is SOOO cold we can't even enjoy it this week. Enjoy snuggling your adorable nephew!!

    First Grade Smiles

    1. Oops - must've mixed up part of the sentence ---- I meant the snowman writing was adorable too! :)


  18. Awwww, being an aunt is the BEST! I am She She to my nieces and it is one of the sweetest words ever! I know your boys are thrilled to have a boy cousin too! =)

    I am happy you got to wear the Mommy hat on this field trip! =)

    Hugs sweet friend!

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  19. I just wanted you to know I come by your blog EVERY DAY!! I am NOW teaching first grade, after an eternity in kindergarten.

    I adore your ideas, and your stuff. Thank you SO much for sharing- and for steering me towards TPT.

    Just wanted to send you some love. Carry on.

  20. That is some awesome pre-k writing! You should be one proud momma!

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