A Look At Life: 100th Day of School, Boys' Birthday, Valentine’s Day.... Sneak Peek at my Favorite Finds.....
We sure have packed a lot in during this last week…. Starting with celebrating the 100th day of school…. Little story- I get asked a lot how I keep it all together. With Trav working most nights, sports games, full-time job, PTA, Meal Prepping, Life, and etc…. Well…. Im no different than anyone else…Some days I feel like I have a handle on things and then other days I commit major flops…. Last year 100th day was one of my flops…. Rewind to last year when Carter was in Kindergarten. Im a teacher, but I teach older kiddos so 100th day really wasn’t on my radar… When the letter came home, things sounded pretty simple: send in 100 of something…Carter and I talked about what he could bring in: candy, toy cars, stickers, etc…. BUT the ever efficient Jackie decided that paperclips were the way to go and talked my child into taking paperclips… dual purpose: he could use them for 100th day and then we could give them to his teacher for a gift… every teacher loves paperclips… WIN-WIN right… no, WRONG!!! Little did I know that 100th day of school was WAYYYYY more complicated.… t-shirts, balloons, signs/posters made by kiddos… and then there is Carter with his bag full of paperclips… PAPERCLIPS… goodness what was I thinking…. Fast-forward a year later- NEVER again will I make that mistake… so this year, I went to Pinterest….Found this gem and with a little help from my besties, Carter and Colby were set….. Truth be told… Carter and I didn’t really count the gum balls… it was more of a guess, but they sure looked cute!!!!!!!! Even though Colby didn’t actually attend 100 days of school, I had to match the boys… too cute!!!!!
Basketball is in full swing… We love to watch the games… this season something has changed.......Carter and his friends look like ball players…. Fundamentals are coming along, and they are actually playing the game… it is super fun to watch… Yes, I’m that momma cheering for my kiddo in the stands…..just call me a Number One Fan!!!!
Super Bowl Sunday!!!! Such a FUN time!!!! Food, Family, Football.....can it get any better......well- YES.....add in a Birthday Party........We celebrated the boys' Bday on game day!!! So you might be thinking about their actual birthday....it's in Dec..... Even though we love to get together with family, the boy's birthdays are so close to Christmas....it gets too hectic!!! To help with this....we spread out parties! Super Bowl is the perfect get together with a double purpose!!!! In true Jackie form, I love THEMES.....so, of course, we do a themed party........and with the help of my BFFs and Pinterest, we pull off a different theme each year!!!! This year Carter picked the theme!!! So Blues HOCKEY it was....Football on the TV and Hockey as the theme!!!!
Valentine’s Day is all about love…..... Love to others, love to yourself........It's why I started this Blog. I wanted others to see that Life isnt different. It's life!!!! I truly believe that acceptance and support is the finest quality in a person........I try and ask myself daily: Would you be friends with you? If the answer is YES!!! You are doing something right? Sometimes the answer is No, and I need to self evaluate.....what I want to love about me..... I want to be that person… that person others want to be friends with because I want to be supportive, loyal and kind.....saying that aloud sounds superfluous, but how often life and negatively can squash happiness....so I must choose kindness!!!!
We celebrated V-Day with dinner at home…. Sweet Colby wasn't/ still isn’t feeling well so a night of relaxation is needed…. Does anyone else find staying at home the new party scene….or am I really just getting older……
SNEAK PEEK of my FAVORITE FINDS… With February being the month of love, why not share more of my favorite finds… Look for a blog post soon…. Here’s a sneak peek of my favs…. Which one would you like to hear about FIRST!?!?!