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kissing frogs, getting our geek on, and heart melting

I feel like I have just taken a little vaycay from my blog
I have no excuses
I have been UBER busy
today I had plans with little man BUT it is RAINING
remember that word in this here blog because that does NOT happen
in my part of the woods
we were fixing to head in to stage 2 drought water restrictions and
now I think we have gotten like 7 inches in two days....
and that my friends explains why my kiddos were whack a doodle yesterday!!!

FO SHO I blame weather on their behavior
with this group it is a little harder to do that because
CRAY is our everyday but yesterday was like
CRAY CRAY on CRACK and well what else do I blame

so what have we been up to....
2weeks worth or more
probably more

my sweet dad
had surgery...
he is on the mend still BUT doing much much better

don't you love how he has his phone 

 got my hair done again...
yes I change my hair with the months...
my hair diva is a close family friend and I love seeing her
this was on my bday
look I got my nails done too and
got a Texas mustache shirt and
AND AND I got to drive

 Bub has been spelling things like crazy
he loves writing his name and spelling it out with whatever he can...
I though this was CUH-UTE!!!
 had a date night with hubs downtown San Antonio...
that was fun!!!
I think I need to join an intervention for too many selflies
I take way too many self portraits...

my baby brother graduated from college...
they are sporting the UTSA ROADRUNNER sign

we found a tree frog
it was amazing...

 no worries I didn't kiss it

we got our geek on with our SUPER HERO masks
my school's field day was super hero themed...
so cool....

mom even geeked out

one of my former kiddos...love her
this was after the teachers participated in a water relay...
i got a little wet

went to the Renegade Craft Fair in Austin

 don't let that precious smile fool you...
he was a tooty toot the whole time...

 we had a little trip to BUCEES
love that place

been reading a lot of this for night time
yes I married a geek
and it is rubbing off on my bubs
that's OK I love my little geeks

Drew taught MEMOW how to play a game on the phone

one of my sweet boys
made me this
a masterpiece made from foil

we have been working on our camouflage handprints
it is a great end of the year project...
here is the 411
they trace their hands
and find a place in the room to pace it...
BUT first they have to make it camouflage
they LOVE IT

 can you even see this ZEBRA one???

 I will have more pics of this later because every class is doing it and then we get to go into the other classes and CHOMP their hands...
it proves that good camo helps in survival
the kiddos love this and it is a super easy and FUN activity

we also went to the art show
this cracks me up
because our art teachers were FIRED because of budget cuts last year
BUT the district required us to put together an art show anyway
IMO this was ridiculous...
our kinder teacher and a teacher's aide spent countless hours on our presentation
and it showed
ours was by far the BESTEST elementary display
the art show is staged in the local mall
BUT it had to be manned so those two stayed down there too
here are pics of what my kiddos did...

 and honestly we wouldn't have had time to do some of these pieces if it weren't for
some insane opossum dying in my ceiling
and creating a decomposing slime trail down my wall
and my class having to be relocated without any of our things
proud of my kids for their awesome works of art...
finges crossed art teachers are in our future because

while at the mall
we had a little family dinner

 we stayed too late... shopping and looking
and got locked out of the store we parked at
and had to take a SPOOKY backdoor exit...
 been doing some fun morning journals
 and this was the heart-warmng response that I got from
one of the sweeties!!!
melt my heart

 hubs knew my week was stressfull...
our scores came in and
there were all kinds of changes in who is teaching what grade
and let's just say I am the only one left in 4th
my buddies went to 1st and 3rd....
and add to that I am now the 4th grade head teacher....
there were changes in EVERY grade
3 teachers are retiring
one teacher might move to Dallas
soooo see stress
add to that 2 of the teachers retiring I had my heart on Bubs being in their classes...
so I want to cry
hubs and bubs took me out...

 this is their mean face

and below is their sweet face
 love my boys....

and here Bub wanted to do a kissy fish face with me....
well I mastered it...
and note... it was Spurs Day at school

so see there you have it....
busy busy busy....

hope you enjoy your weekend...
and if you are already on summer break...
keep it to yourself... no rubbing that in
PUHLEASE because this girl is way jealous of you



  1. Farley, your posts always crack me up. Love the journal writing, and the cute pictures of your family. Crazy story about the opossum! Umm...ewww! Our school is going through a ton of changes too, I hear your frustrations. Take care...we have 18 more days here in CT!
    Pinkadots Elementary

  2. SO sorry to hear about the stress & the moves. That's never fun :( Absolutely LOVE your handprint camoflauge activities - how cool is that?! Have a happy happy Memorial Day weekend & I hope your dad is feeling much much better! :)

    First Grade Fairytales

  3. Where did tiy get your Texas mustache shirt?? Too cute

  4. Your student letter made me tear up. :)

  5. Love the camo handprints!! My buddies left me to move down to kindergarten so I know exactly how you feel!

    Fun in First Grade!

  6. So much fun! "Cray Cray on Crack" - that made my day! I can totally relate...

  7. I know I've said it before, but I love your style! Always get a kick out of your blog. The camo handprints....great fun and Learning; the letter from your student... made me tearry, what a sweetie! the pics of your husband and son..love them, especially the "mean faces". thank you for sharing! Paula @ educatingchildrenwithdisabilities.blogspot

  8. What a beautiful blog post Farly! It was so lovely reading everything you've done over the past little while at home, at school, home, with your son and yourself and your husband!

    I love all the pictures that go with your stories! So very beautiful. It reminds me to take more photos! :)

    Liz - BaysideMathTeacher

  9. I got moved back to 4th grade after being in 5th for two years. Gonna miss my team. Also I'll be the head 4th grade teacher as well.

  10. Love the handprints! I'm an art teacher, and we are definitely doing that this year! Scary that your art teachers got fired though! Eeek!

    Elyse @ My Life with a Cherry on Top

  11. I love so many things about your blog post....I don't know where to start!! I love the handprint activity! I might try that with my kiddos this week. The art looked fantastic! And finally, what the heck about the oppossum?!? How does one even get stuck in the building? I would have smelled it right away and would have been dry heaving in front of my class. I am so sensitive to smell.
    First Grade Funtastic

  12. I hate the whole who is moving where mess at the end of each year! It is SOO SO stressful! PS-we have that book too!

  13. I'm glad your dad is on his way to recovery! I just found your page, and I am looking forward to seeing what other things you post in the future. :-)

    A Tender Teacher for Special Needs

  14. Hi Farley! I am your newest follower! Found out about your fun blog through Kim @ Joy in 6th and Lauren @ Life in the Middle. Just did my first linky with Kim, and while I was heaping praise on myself for my blogging cleverness, Lauren said to me, "Now you can do Farley's Currently." So looking forward to that! Also, one of those tree frogs gave the scare of my life in a park restroom in Georgia - it jumped out of the sink drain at my face! I am a Southern California girl, so there was a lot of hysterical screaming and running around in circles involved:) The pictures of it made me laugh!

  15. Hi Farley! You seem like so much fun! What a cute family you have. Love your linky parties!!


    One Fab Teacher


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