Appreciation! {Five for Friday}

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all of ya'll! It's a miracle I didn't gain 25 pounds this week from all of the luncheons, baked goods and sweets that were everywhere I turned. How generous the families and teachers at my schools are! This was my favorite treat that I got for Teacher Appreciation Week. It was an oven mitt filled with school supplies and candy!

Happy Mother's Day! This little sweetheart made me laugh so hard when he was brainstorming facts about his mom for an acrostic poem. After I took a step back and read it, I realized he could be my son! Macaroni and cheese with hot sauce....always late for work! Pretty much sums me up. Kids really do say the darnedest things.

This week I had my first of three days full of CSE Annual Review meetings, which means that my living room has become a full blown IEP writing office over the past month. I am finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel!

Tonight my sister Julia had her senior prom! Didn't she look stunning!? Although it was a rainy day, it was a perfect sky for picture taking. It was so cute seeing all of the girls in their dresses with their hair done. Makes me feel ooooold!!

After a long, stressful week, is there anything better to come home to than a delicious home cooked meal? I'm lucky to have such a talented guy who knows just when to make my favorite meal! Tonight we had this amazing seafood pasta. He cooked while I blogged. My kind-of Friday!

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Hello,

    I love the oven mitt! That is too cute! The dinner looks delicious! Kudos to your guy! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


    The Bilingual Teacher

  2. I love the oven mitt and your dinner looks fabulous! :) Happy Weekend!
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  3. What a great end to your week! Loved reading your student's brainstorming... :0) Just stopped over to your blog after you left a comment. Glad to find you--I am a new follower! :0)

    Enjoy the weekend,
    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  4. Dinner looks great! Take good care of that guy!

  5. That oven mitt gift is so cute! I love things like that. Cute blog. I'm your newest follower!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

  6. Dinner looks so yummy and I love the idea of the oven mitt! I am glad I found you through 5 for Friday as I have been hopping around your blog and reading lots of great stuff! I am your newest follower!

    Learning to the Core

  7. The dinner looks delicious! What a nice treat to come home to!
    Conversations in Literacy

  8. haha I love the, "my mom is always late" comment- too cute!

    I loved having my very first teacher appreciation week!

  9. Your student's brainstorming is so cute!

    A Sunny Day in First Grade