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Sunday, December 30, 2012

So where have I been…..

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Oh my goodness…It has been nearly 3 weeks since I did a blog post. This has been a crazy few weeks. Right before Christmas, Andy took me to NYC for the weekend! We are only a 3 hour drive away, so this GA girl wanted to see Christmas—New York style. And let me say, they didn’t disappoint!  We went to see Wicked and Mary Poppins (Wicked has to be the best play I have ever seen!), walked through many parks all decked out for the holidays, ate way too much food and did a little shopping (well maybe more than a little!)

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Then, we headed to GA to spend the holidays “at home”! It was great to spend some time with the kids and my mom and sisters as well as catch up with a few friends. The time just went by too quickly and I kept thinking it was almost over! On Christmas morning Andy made our traditional breakfast—pancakes! I’m glad I married someone who could cook. If they waited on me to cook something…we would starve!

For those of you who don’t know, (Is there really anyone I haven’t told?), Andy and I are going to be first time grandparents. So after the holidays, we went to “First Glimpse” with Megan and Nick to see if they were going to have a baby boy or a baby girl. When it was time to reveal the gender of the baby, we all hid our eyes so we couldn’t see. We had the results sealed in an envelope and gave the envelope to Megan’s best friend, Jaime. That was on Thursday. So for 2 long days we waited, And then yesterday, we hosted a Gender Reveal Party at the house and invited Megan’s friends, family and a few of our close friends to share in the good news with us. We had everyone wear pink or blue as to which they thought we were going to have. I thought boy, but voted girl (I need to buy some hair bows.). We had people graph their guess on the clothesline and took their photos with “bows” or '”mustaches”. We ate pink and blue treats! Megan and her friend, Jaime, decorated the box. Friday night Jaime took it home and filled it with balloons to match the sex of the baby! She was the only one who knew. So, at the party, Megan and Nick opened the box. And, they are having a…..

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BOY! We are all beyond excited!

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Slide5TToday, I got back to work and met up with my partner in crime, Michele, to work on Unit 7 for Reader’s Workshop. We went to Panera Bread, had lunch and then took up their table space until 5:00! I love to work with her. After catching up on girl talk, we spent the afternoon talking about reading and how we think children learn to read, how to sequence the next unit, what the mini lessons should be, and what “pieces” do we need to make for the new unit! The new unit, yet to be named, will focus on ways to figure out words and  author’s craft! We will now set to work, with us each doing our part. We then put it all together and check to see that everything flows like we want it. It is a long process, but I think it really makes for a great unit!

Finally, here are a few things you need to check out:

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My sweet friend, Alessia, is having a huge giveaway on her blog.Slide7

I am way behind on linking up on these, but many bloggers have participated. Be sure and look for this button, and link up your ideas!

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10 comments:

Karmen said...

Congratulations on the baby boy! I'm glad that you a wonderful holiday season... looks like you have been very busy!

Karmen
Karmens Kinders

The Polished Teacher said...

Wow what a great couple of weeks you have had!

NYC at Christmas time is beautiful! I hope to go one day. Wicked it by far my favorite Broadway play. It is so amazingly good.

Congrats on the baby boy. You are one very lucky grandma! The gender reveal goodies were so creative! I loved the bows and mustaches and the clothesline to guess the gender.

Can't wait for unit 7! Those readers workshop packs are amazing!

ThePolishedTeacher

Rachelle said...

YAY for a boy!!!!!!!!!!!


I loved your pictures!!!!!

krazy4K said...

Love the pictures!!! Congrats to all! I am excited for all of you!

Fun in Second Grade said...

I am a new follower! Love your blog!
Happy New Year!
Diane

Alessia Albanese said...

What a great holiday you had! Congrats on the wonderful news of being a grandparent (get ready for LOTS of babysitting! HA!). Thanks so much for posting about the giveaway...I'm glad you are a part of it! Wishing you all the best for 2013!

ΡΌ Alessia
Mrs. Albanese’s Kindergarten Class

Anonymous said...

Congrats!! Your pictures were adorable. I noticed on tpt that many sellers are having New Years Sales and was wondering if you would also be having a sale? Thanks!!

Cindy said...

Wow! Congratulations to all of you. A baby boy!

Karen Stamp said...

Congrats Megan (and, of course, Grandma Kim too)!! The picture of your expression when you first saw the balloons is just priceless!
HUGS,
Karen :o)
Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

Giggles and Squeals said...

Congrats Megan! It is scary and exciting! You will do great. I love the reveal party. So common core with the graphing and all!

Congrats Kim! You will ROCK as grandma... or granny... or Memaw... yet to be determined name!

 
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