Home Sweet Home... Very Soon!

Hello all! Life has been a roller coaster as we have continued trying to purchase our first (and last???) home. We are so close and should be moving in by mid-May, after closing next week. My husband and I just keep on dreaming about all the projects we want to do once we have the keys, and to that end I have made a little campaign, just to hurry along some of the items on our list.

Thank you for visiting,

Slice of Life Day 17: Goofball Baby

I just want to think today about the look on my little girls face when she is playing and acting silly. She is just shy of one, and acts like she is going on five. She plays with her tongue half way out of her mouth. This is convenient, because she can easily coo and spit a little if something excites her.
Today I came to the sitters early to pick her up. She just kept on playing and smiling, as if she had something mischievous going through her mind. She did not stop playing to come into my arms, until the normal pick-up time. That little goof is on a schedule. I should have known.
It makes me so happy to watch my babies emerge as their very own people.

Slice of Life Day 16

First day of testing and I am so proud of the kids for their energy getting through all the units. Our timing was not perfect (maybe even bad), and they just smiled and made the most of it. Who knew this would be more exhausting than a day of teaching?
I'm setting up everything for my husband to get the babies to the sitter in the morning and getting as much rest as possible.
I am so tired!

Slice of Life Day 15: Rocky Road Day

Another day! I went to bed too late last night and had some odd dreams, before waking up in a bad mood. It was a long morning for me, and a long day altogether. Not too long ago my husband called to tell me that we have a house!
We'll be closing in a month and settling into the new old home soon. This is our first home purchase and it doesn't seem real.
In one of my dreams I was at the kitchen sink when the floor fell in! That was not too good. Ups and downs and finally ups today.
I hope everyone else had a more level-headed day.

Slice of Life Day 14: Trying Again on the House

We went house hunting again this morning. We've been going nearly every Saturday morning for something like a month. We are bringing along the kids, because we are pinching pennies (see trying to buy a house here!!!).
It is getting to a point where I am feeling a lot of guilt every time I put my little one into the car seat. She is so tired of being in that bucket position. I don't blame her. I've even added a towel to my own seat because the bucket-y-ness is too much for me, so I can only empathize with her. Poor thing. Every time I put her in I remind myself that I am doing it to keep her safe, and that the ends (having a house and yard) do justify the means (having her spend a few more hours than I would prefer in that bucket).
We are hoping that this was our last Saturday morning spent house hunting. We put an offer on a giant house with nearly an acre of land, just 8 miles from my husband's work, no worries about my commute since I teach from home. So wish us luck, because I think this one feels right.
New topic: I love writing every day! We really are nearly a month through the challenge, and I am thinking about the writing habits I will carry on past the month of March. I am hoping to add a weekly Tuesday Slice, and maybe one or two other themes to keep my blog alive! What do you think of Virtual Educator Fridays or Mama Resource Mondays, or something else... I'll think about what is realistic for me, and what I really have something to say about.
Keep on loving and writing folks!

I am participating in the Slice of Life Challenge brought to us by the genius teachers at Two Writing Teachers.Thank you ladies!

Slice of Life Day 13: Growing Hipster

Look at my boy drinking his milk out of a mason jar! Could he be any cuter? I say No. He was so happy to use this thing, and it made me proud because he was so careful.  There was less spilled from the mason jar than he normally spills using a sippy cup.
Sometimes the very simple things make us so happy.
By the way, you have to love his mismatched socks too!

Slice of Life Day Twelve: Yummy Tootsies

I bought these shoes off Zulily a few months ago for seven bucks. I've been so excited since I am making the switch this spring from typical shoes to minimalist shoes. They are basically glorified socks, so I have waited for the weather to change so I could start wearing them. So comfortable!
My little guys toes are in the pic too,  because they are just yummy!