Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Nothing Like A Classic

I love sweets no matter what kind. This is my favorite food group. Sadly, I tend to get too many servings of these in a week. I try not to make them too often even though that is what I enjoy cooking. I am not big on the day to day supper kind of cooking. Anyway, last night I decided to break down and make Rice Krispie Treats. I have not made these in years. My aunt Betty's are my favorite and mine always seem to turn out too hard or too sticky. Last night I made them and I will have to admit,they could give Betty's a run for her money. HA To prove how good they truly are, I have eaten half of the 9x13 pan of them all by myself and at the rate I am going will most likely finish them off in the next day!!

* 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
* 1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows
* - OR -
* 4 cups miniature marshmallows
* 6 cups Rice Krispies®

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
2. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Moving on Up

Slowly but surely our house is moving on up. With all of the cold weather, rain, and snow it has been slow go with the builders only getting to work maybe two or three days a week. Today we went over and walked through it. I am so excited. I can really begin to tell which room is which. I cannot wait to get into this house. Katie Lee was super excited about going and decided she needed to take her tools with her just in case she needed to do a little work.

She had more fun standing at the front door area hollering across the road the Grammie and Poppie telling them that she was at her new house! I have a feeling there will be lots of hollering across the road in the future.

Cleaning House

This morning I was busy cleaning house so Katie Lee decided she would help clean her room. She started in the closet and cleaned out every toy in it. WHAT A MESS!! I think it is time to down size the toy box.

Creative Touch

I got this for a Valentine's Gift from one of my students. I thought that it was a clever idea.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Out of the Blue

Katie Lee has become the social butterfly these days and loves talking to people. (just like her daddy) She just seems to say whatever comes to mind even if it may not be the best time.

Katie Lee said,
To the truck beside us in traffic, " My daddy's truck is faster than yours."

To the lady at the Liz store, "We caught a fox in our back yard."

To the lady in the bathroom at Cracker Barrell, " Did you remember to wipe?"

To the watress at the Chop House, " Do you read my blog?"

To me, " I want to just go to college at Athens tomorrow OK"

To everyone we see, "Come to my house on 127 beside Molly sometimes"

Weekend in the Mountains

Friday night we left and headed to Gatlinburg. We picked Donnie up at UPS after work and drove part of the way. Then got up on Saturday morning for the rest of the drive. Once we got there the traffic was terrible, so we wasted a lot of our time sitting in traffic. We came home on Monday night to more snow and ice than we saw in the mountains. It was a wonderful weekend. Here's the highlights.....

We looked at the beautiful winter wonderland,

paid attention to the local hair styles,
played in the snow at our place,

did a little shopping,

had a great Valentine's Day,

did a lot of eating,
and had a ball playing at the indoor water park. Katie Lee loved sliding,

but she did not like this bucket which dropped tons of water on you.

Mostly, we had lots of fun spending quality time together.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Well, the Valentine's spirit must be in the air!

Sunday night after church Katie Lee was playing with Noah up at the front of Holland's Gin. When it was time to go, I told Katie Lee to tell him bye. Well, they gave each other the biggest hug and then Noah KISSED Katie Lee. She just laughed and said, "He kissed me" with the sweetest grin.

Then yesterday, she had her Valentine's party at Story Time and as soon as she walked in Evan gave her a big hug and a KISS.

She was very quick to tell her Daddy about when he came home last night from work. Her daddy told her that she better be saving all of her kisses for him.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Day Dreaming

As the snow was pouring down this morning, my class was full of excitement. We could not take our eyes off of the big snowflakes falling outside. Every chance they would get, my students would have to look for something on the bookshelf where the two big windows are in our room. Just as quickly as it can, it left. Sadly, it was mostly gone by the time my kiddos got home from school. I really hate that they missed out on playing in it. As much as I love snow, I could not help but day dream of spring. I am so ready to see these blooming all around.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Greatest Show on Earth

Yesterday, Grammie took Katie Lee over to Huntsville to see the circus come to town. Poppie joined them. Grammie had told Katie Lee all about the lions, tigers, and bears Oh My that she would see get off of the train. They waited along with several others in full anticipation for the unloading.

Here's the show.... 6 elephants all in a row.
Needless to say Grammie and Poppie were very disappointed that there was not more animals. Katie Lee, however, was just as content and excited watching them hold each others' tail.

Just a Normal ACRONYM Kind of Day

Typical Day as a teacher in public education. :)

This morning I had to get to work earlier because I had a parent conference. Our goal is to have one with each child's parent. After the meeting I quickly documented my meeting on my February PTC Log. My co-worker had AM duty and sent my class down at 7:30. They quickly unpacked and began their morning DOL and DMR. Next came Morning Meeting. I took lunch count and attendance on STI. We then moved into the SF reading series with Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 instuction. I gave them some DEAR time to boost their AR scores. I needed to PM my S and I kids to see how they are progressing towards their DIBELS benchmark. Next we had to take the Think Link assessment which is a great indicator of how they should so on the SAT10 and ARMT. I checked the math at home multiplication logs of a few kids which was a recommendation from BBSST. I got a date for an IEP meeting that had been changed. We moved into math by beginning with a POD which they are getting much better at doing. After lunch was a quick stop by the nurse's office for a round of ADHD medicine. Then on to AL History. During my planning time and the kids PE we had grade level meeting to finish discussing ARI information and what we are working on for the ADAW. I had PM duty outside. After school, I uploaded grades onto STI gradebook and tidied up my room to do it all again tomorrow.