Friday, June 13, 2014

5 for Friday--First Week of Summer!

This week was the first full week of summer...and although I did work, not waking up until 6 was awesome. I've decided to link up with Kasey at Doodle Bugs Teaching for a little 5forFriday action!
Ok, ok...I didn't actually feel like it was summer when my alarm went off Monday morning but I really love my curriculum team (Shout out to Amanda "The Boss" Ramos and Amalia "The Newbie" Ayers!). We worked our little buns off this week and cranked out the 4th grade Gifted and Talented ELAR curriculum for our district. It almost makes me want to teach 4th grade again (but I have grown fond of 5th, so...) Although my brain was totally fried by the end of the first 2 days, I still really enjoy doing it (and it's good money so that's a bonus!)
Since my hubs is a teacher too, (he deals with the scary middle schoolers), he also was supposed to start his summer this week, but instead he spent it getting certified to drive a school bus..yay. He coaches so he has to drive the teams too...Who would want to drive 60 sweaty 7th and 8th grade boys around? Not me. Gross. But alas, he got certified and now he is stuck with them! 
Now that we are both "home" for the summer, my baby J can be at home! :) He is 9 months old as of yesterday! I'll be honest there were weeks days that I felt like he would NEVER be past the crying 20 hours a day phase and I actually looked forward to him being "older", but now it's going so fast! He is adorable (yes, I'm biased, but it's true). He cracks me up and is such a character. 

I have lost 8 lbs so far. (yayyyy!) I'm not "doing" anything other than eating better and trying to be more intentional about moving during the day. We started walking around the neighborhood tonight and Jackson seemed to like it (although he got impatient about 40 minutes in...) so hopefully that will help me shed some more of this baby weight (and then some!) 

Today the reading vertical team at my school went to NTCTELA (North Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts) Conference-which was conveniently 15 minutes from my house..I LOVE living in the middle of DFW. It was an amazing conference and I learned so much, plus hanging out with some of my besties wasn't half bad! I'll try to share some of the amazing wisdom imparted on us in another post :) 

Alright, that's it! We are headed to visit my grandparents this weekend and I am excited to not have a major "must-do" list hanging over my's nice when the to-do list is for the whole summer! 
Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Jackson is sweet :) Enjoy your time off with him, you're right it sure does go by fast.