Friday, August 3, 2012

I've Missed You!!!

I'm BACK!  I can't wait to tell all of you what I have been up to.  It has been the craziest, busiest summer of my whole life, but...Yay!  We built a house!  That's me and the Mr.--very excited because after 4+ months of making endless decisions, worrying, and waiting...we have our little dream house!  AHHHH!  I am so happy I could cry.  Actually, I did cry.  A few times.
I LOVE, love, love my stairs!!!!  And, the blue walls!  Y'all--this house is just SO me.  Once I have it all decorated and precious, I might just have to give a little bloggy tour of it!  ;)

So, what else?  I have been enjoying spending time with this sweet little face:
She is so stinkin' precious and hilarious.  I have loved spending time with her and watching her grow this summer.  But, seriously--if I have to watch Sid the Science Kid or Elmo's World ONE more time...I will probably run down the street screaming.  Just keeping it real, people.  

Also, time out has been in full force {I mean, she's TWO} so the picture below shows just how familiar she was with the corner.  She decided to put ALL of her stuffed buddies in time out one morning.  I wonder what they did?  Who knows, but they all got stickers a few minutes later!  Ha!

Becoming best friends with our pug Teddy isn't hard to do when you feed him Cheerios.  Emma discovered this was the best way to get Teddy to stay in her room and "play".

Teddy LOVES Cheerios!  He's so happy about it, he's smiling!!! :)


We also tried potty training this summer.  Did it go well?  Not so much.  Yep...that's undies...on her  head.  We'll try again soon.


Yesterday, I went to work in my classroom.  This is what I saw when I walked in the door:


No, I did not move schools!  We have to clear everything out at the end of the year so the floors can be cleaned and waxed!  But, oh my goodness...I have SO much to do before my new little friends arrive for Meet the Teacher.  I was slightly overwhelmed when I walked in.  So, I sat there for awhile...looked around, found a few dead spiders that were the size of my face...and I turned right back around to go get massive amounts cleaning supplies!!!  I am planning on changing the theme and colors in my room this year, so I can't wait to share the "after" picture with you soon!  










40 comments:

Amy said...

Congrats on the new house!! It looks great! My fiance and I are in the process of building a house too and boy...it's stressful!

Amy
Krazy About Kiddos

Stephanie said...

I love your dream house!! We have some blue walls like that in part of our house too. The stairs are beautiful! CONGRATS!!

❤ -Stephanie
Falling Into First

Kimberly Santana said...

I've missed you!! So glad you're back. Congrats on the house! Looking forward to classroom pics :)

Kimberly
The Learning Tree

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

Congrats!! Your house is beautiful and your little one will train when she is ready, don't stress...I've been there three times and each kid is different (she is a doll, by the way! =)
Jennifer
First Grade Blue Skies

Susan Moran said...

Congrats on you new house!!! Your adorable daughter looks like she had such a FUN summer with her mom!

Glad to have you back, Sarah!

Susan
T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

Kiah said...

Your house looks great! Can't wait to see upcoming classroom posts, too!

Enjoy your last days of summer!

Kiah
kiah.m.berg@gmail.com

Mrs. McHaffie said...

So glad you're back! The house is amazing {obsessing over the stairs right now}, your daughter is too cute for words, and that pug...in love!

Glad you've had a wonderful summer. I sat in my room overwhelmed the other day...and then just left! HA! I wasn't ready for it!!

Kelly
Beg, Borrow, Steal

Laurie Hilton said...

Your house is beautiful! How exciting! Congrats!! Your daughter (and the pug!!) are adorable!

I'm so glad to hear that I'm not the only one that sits and looks around and gets overwhelmed when entering my classroom! :)

Good luck with your school year...glad you're "back"! :)

✿Laurie
Morning Sun First Grade

Sarah said...

Your house is beautiful! Love those stairs too! ;) Congrats on everything this summer!

Sarah
teachingiscolorful.blogspot.com

Meridith said...

Can't wait to see what you decide to do in your classroom! Love your house!

Ms. Thomas said...

Love all your pictures!! And LOVE your pug Teddy! I get my brand new puppy pug tomorrow!!

If you get a free moment {but you are probably staring at your fabulous house :)} check out my blog!

-Ms. Thomas

{thefirstgradejungle.blogspot.com}

2nd Grade Teacher and Life Long Learner said...

WOW...you have been busy! Your house looks so inviting and grand! I can't wait to see your magic work in your classroom! SMILES (check ou my Blog if you have not done so already)

Karyn said...

Congrats on the new house! It's beautiful!!! So glad you're back! Teddy is soo cute! Your daughter is precious! I'm looking forward to seeing pics of your room when it's finished. :-)

Rachelle said...

Missed you too, Sarah!!!!!!! I look forward to your blog posts! I cannot WAIT to see more pics of your house! YAY!!! Congrats!

P.S. Your little girl is ADORABLE!

Heidi said...

Ha ha....I felt the same way when I walked in my classroom this week. Love your new house!

Amber O. said...

Your house is absolutely adorable!! And your baby girl is absolutely precious:) Love the time-out pic, HAhaha! I know what you mean about walking into your classroom, doing a lap or two and walking back out...to make a game plan! But, whew, where did summer go??? Good luck with the start of your year, Sarah!

The Teachers Backpack said...

Congrats on your dream house! It is so stinkin' cute! Emma is adorable. I also have a 2 year old and know what you mean about ELMO's World! Haha! We also adventured into the world of potty training and didn't have great success yet. We'll just keep trying right. : )

Cara
The Teacher's Backpack

The Teachers Backpack said...

Congrats on your dream home! It is so stinkin' cute! Emma is adorable. I also have a 2 year old girl and know exactly what you mean about Elmo's World. Ha! I am also a big fan of pugs. We adventured into the world of potty training as well and didn't have any success yet. We'll just keep trying. I went into my room and felt the same way. I feel so overwhelmed that I don't even know where to start. Ugh! Can't wait to see what your classroom looks like!

Cara
The Teacher's Backpack

Delaney White said...

Good Luck! I know it will turn out great.

Fluttering Through First Grade said...

To.Die.For! Simply gorgeous and yes your stairs are Uh-mazing! How incredibly fun. Completely understand why you haven't been bloggin daily. What a fun time! Hard to go set up your classroom when all you want to do is set up your new house! Congratulations!
~Christy & Tammy

ps Sure hope some of your students don't come dressed like your lil one-teehee!

Heather's Heart said...

We are glad you are back...I missed you! Emma and Teddy are adorable and the panties on the head is priceless. That is one to share on her wedding day! =)

I love the blue...it is the blue of your blog background. =)

I am excited to see your room when you finish. Try and relax this weekend.

Heather
Heather's Heart

julieann said...

I can't wait to see your finished classroom look! I am overwhelmed with getting my room ready to...I'm moving up to first grade this year from kindergarten.

Jenn Bates said...

Your house is beautiful and your daughter is precious! We have to pack up like that, too!
Jenn
Finally in First

Cindy Gilchrist said...

That's so awesome!!! Congrats to you!!!!

Jessica said...

I love the blue in your house! Also love the pictures of your daughter. I have to pack everything up too and I haven't made it back to my room yet.
Jessica

Apples and Papers

luckeyfrog said...

Love that picture of you in front of the new house!

Jenny
Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

Tania said...

Beautiful home! Enjoy potty training...it is fun when they are ready to show of their undies :)
Tania
My Second Sense

Sheryl said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Congrats on it all!

LYNDSEY said...

Sarah, I'VE MISSED YOU!!! Your house is BEAUTIFUL, and your daughter is precious. My goodness! I cannot wait for you to get into your classroom and start sharing pictures. So happy your internet is back up. You are always my favorite on my blog roll. Love you, sweet friend! I'm so happy for you.

Sarah Paul said...

Your new house looks AMAZING! Wow! How exciting. :) Your little girl is so cute too!
Sarah
Sarah's First Grade Snippets

Lisa R. said...

Congrats on the house!! I love that shade of blue!! Everything looks great & enjoy your dream house! :)
Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Mrs. West said...

I have recently found and started visiting your blog!! I am a fellow first grade teacher too! We have to do the same thing with our rooms during the summer. I went up to my classrom today which also looked like yours. I laughed when I read the comment about spiders and cleaning supplies! I thought I was the only one who did that!!!

Congrats on your new house. Its so pretty. I look forward to your educational inspiration this year!! Best wishes!!

MamaMunky said...

I love the blue stairs and the brick outside. Gorgeous!

Carol Cobb said...

A pug! I love pugs, I have one too. Best breed! I love how they smile!

Gladys said...

Oh Sarah...your sweet baby and house are absolutely beautiful!! So glad you're back..I can't wait to see more of your classroom. ;)

Teaching Fabulous Firsties! said...

Hi Sarah,
Thank you for sharing these great pics of your summer! Your dream house is beautiful, your baby girl is ADORABLE, and even your dog looks happy! If I were you, I may not have bothered blogging at all this summer. :)

I’m your newest follower. I am a Newbie Blogger, so I appreciate all of the sharing of advice and ideas. Come on over for a visit sometime.
Corinna
Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

Mrs. Perry said...

Sarah. . .I love the house! Congratulations! Trust me potty training is hard work, but it won't last forever {though it might seem like it will while you're working on it}! I hope you have a fabulous school year!

Mrs. Cypher said...

Your house is beautiful!! :) I love the stairs, too!

I TOTALLY feel you with the whole two-year old "fun." We have also had to visit time-out a time or twelve this summer AND had a failed attempt at potty training.

Glad to see you back, and can't wait for more of your great ideas!

Amanda
Sweeties In Second

emily said...

Oh please please put more pictures of your beautiful house! I would love to see it!

vicky1970 said...

Sarah - congrats on your cute house!!! I have a fun little pug too - Bella. Enjoy your little one...it goes WAY to fast. :o) Good to have you back.
Vicky
Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

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