Monday, October 6, 2014

Here Kitty

Growing up my family were strictly dog people. Despite going through a phase where I wanted a black cat named Salem due to my loving the show Sabrina the Teenage witch I was cured of that desire when my friends fat cat bite me during a sleepover in high school. I swear that cat was evil. 

So when the hubby and I got married we quickly got a dog to add to the mix with a mutual agreement that we would never be cat people. Flash forward 6 years and 2 kids later and things changed

A few weeks ago a friends cat had kittens. She invited the kids and I over to see them and seeing how much Gianna loved them she asked if we wanted one. She also then may have mentioned that if she couldn't find home for them they'd have to go to the shelter. Immediately I said yes. You can ask my husband, he has to keep me away from pet stores or parks during animal adoption day. I would take them all home with me

I asked the hubby who at first was reluctant but seeing a pic of the kids with the kittens he changed his mind. And when she asked if we wanted two we quickly agreed

So Friday we became cat owners to two little sisters. One a cute gray tabby and the other a black tabby. Luna and Salem!
And for the most part they are super easy. They play, sleep and require hardly any litter box training

I'm still eating used to the meowing and claws. My puppies were always wet little things and having never had a car before I can't tell when there playing or irritated!but they love the kids. Ethan walks around hugging them yelling Mine Kittie and gianna holds them like a baby while walking around saying Shh, Shh, Shh.  It's seriously the cutest thing ever
I guess now we are both dog and cat people 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

What I'm Loving!

It has been awhile since I blogged! I will come back soon and fill you all in on what we've been up to but until then I thought I'd share with you all the things I have been loving lately

1. The fact that today is the first day of October. Time to finally bust out my Halloween decorations. Who am I kidding. I've had them out for a few weeks now. I love Halloween.
This weekend will be full of Fall related festivities. Hayrides, pumpkin patches, Halloween pajamas, spooky movies and apple cider. Bring it on Fall!

2. These cookies. I bought them for the first time today after having a few had to hide them away. Eater be warned! You will consume the whole pack shortly after opening. Nom Nom
3. This Book
When I first read the synopsis I was immediately disinterested. (A nurse from the 1940's while on vacation with her husband falls back in time to the 1700's and falls in love with another man.)
So not my type of book. I am not a huge fan of fluffy romance novels but after hearing rave reviews about it I bought it on my nook. And I can't put it down! It's that good.
 
4. Cooler weather!
It's finally cooling down here in Fl. Well if you consider 80 degrees cool. But at least it's a break from the stifling 90's
 
5. My Sam's Club Membership
With the hubby home now our grocery bill has increased a ton. My husband is a garbage pit. He consumes and consumes and consumes(without gaining weight of course) and Ethan takes after him. Half our grocery budget alone goes toward snack foods, whether it be fruit, veggies, crackers, popcorn, etc. So I decided we were going to get a Sam's club membership. And I'm so glad we did. We've saved so much money in the month we've had it its' not even funny. Plus I'm not going to the grocery store as much any more to get last minute odds and ends which is a major perk. Yay Sam's
 
6. Teaching
I am loving teaching. The kids in my class are so funny and sweet. And I couldn't ask for a better place to work. I am so glad I made the decision to go back to work this year. And although I miss my kids they are loving being in school and I think are enjoying the break away from me

Monday, August 25, 2014

What We've Been Up To

Especially during the summer months...one day you're rocking them the next day they're hitting home runs.
Tomorrow I head back to work. It's been a little more than 3 years since I've worked and I'm nervous sad and excited all at the same time. Excited to do something I love, earn a little extra money for the family and for the mini-mommy break. Nervous that I won't do a good job and sad that I won't be a full time SAHM anymore. I have loved every second of these last 3 years and while I know that  taking this job is the best thing for our entire family, I also hate the thought of having to push my babies out of the nest a little. The above saying is so true. Can't they stay little forever.

Gianna started dance at her new dance studio last weekend. We loved her last studio but didn't love the drive so we made a switch. This teacher I was told takes dance very seriously and is very disciplined. Just what Gianna needs. So we signed her up and in addition to ballet she gets to start tap. She loves walking around the house in her tap shoes and enjoyed her first class.

Aren't they so cute standing in line waiting to go in?

Since I will be a first time teacher in exactly one day I've been searching and reading every teacher blog, instagram account, book and article on pinterest  that I can find. And of course as any teacher can tell you  spending all my time and money on Teacher's pay Teacher's. My nights are now spent printing, laminating, cutting and gluing to make signs, decorations or center activities for my classroom. And don't get me started on book order's. I cannot wait to get my first book order in  for my classroom!!

I've also been party planning. I can't believe that my little guy turns 2 in a few months.

 Every party we throw for the kids we realize that we want the next one to be even simpler and smaller than the last. Don't get me wrong, we love throwing parties for our kids but we'd rather spend the money doing fun activities with them than throwing it all away on food and extravagant decorations that are mostly for the adults to enjoy while the kids are this age. But today I finally decided what I wanted to do. A circus theme. I stayed away from it because my good friend threw her son a circus themed party last year and I didn't want to copy. But I came across this super cute party from one of my favorite bloggers and decided that I could keep it simple enough for my liking.

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How cute is that? I plan on making everything myself down to the cake and cupcakes. I figure we can get a piñata, play some corn hole and just let the kids run around and have fun. Easy Peasy!


And finally I've been trying to soak in as much relaxation time as I can. Currently I am hooked on Liane Moriarty's new book Big Little Lies. I love it.

And that's about it. I'll try to get back into a regular blogging routine soon