Monday, February 16, 2015

Valentine's Day breakfast

Let's finish up this love fest with Valentine's Day breakfast.

My husband is on a cook-off team and was spending the weekend in a camper at the cook off, so we didn't even see each other. But really, we don't celebrate Valentine's Day. It's ok. I love him. He knows it. I know he loves me. We are good. No stuffed animals, flowers, or chocolates needed.

BUT! I do like to do cute things for my kiddos.

AND Valentine's Day was on a Saturday this year, so really I had no excuse.

This table was set up the night before...

And then I made this for breakfast...

And this was Caleb's face....

And this was Jansen's face....

And all was right in the world. Happy Valentine's Day, my loves!!!!

Owl Valentine bag...

At the almost very last minute last week, my son informed me that he had to have some kind of bag to put his school valentines in.

Um, I am not a stay at home mommy anymore. This kind of stuff used to be the type of thing I would look forward to and plan for weeks.

Not that I don't love it, but being a full time nursing student doesn't leave much time to craft these days.

So after finishing my research paper, I asked Jansen what he wanted to do. He looked at a few pictures and said, "I want a red owl bag."

Thank goodness I had some leftover red bags from one of the kids' birthday parties and was able to scavenge some decent pieces of construction paper and some glue.

At 10:30 last week, I was in my closet office making this....

But he is cute, Jansen liked him, and all of his stuff fit in it. And it only took me about 15 minutes.

Stick a fork in me. I'm done!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Minecraft Valentines

Normally I am a fan of non-candy related Valentines to be handed out by my children to their classmates. This is Jansen's final year in elementary school, which means it is the last year to hand out little Valentines, and since I am neck deep in nursing school chaos...well, I bended the rules.

It was quite the temptation, having dozens of Hershey bars sitting in my kitchen, let me tell ya.

Anyway, Jansen loves Minecraft, and honestly, who doesn't? I found this Minecraft image on Pinterest and proceeded to print tons of them off to attach to candy bars. It helps that these are Jansen's favorite candy as well.

He loves them. And they aren't too girly. That is always my kids' complaints. "We can't make anything too girly, Mom!"...followed by the eye roll, or a huff, or a groan.

Just for fun, let's visit some of the other Valentine ideas we have done in previous years, edible and non-edible.

Jansen did these in Kindergarten...aliens for boys and butterflies for girls

Caleb did these in 2nd grade (I think) and did pink flowers for girls and blue flowers for boys.

One year, they both gave glowsticks and then each sent snacks for a Valentine party. (Dipped oreos and rice krispy treats).

Another year they sent bouncey balls and more snacks for the party (white chocolate dipped heart Peeps).

Then another year, they sent rock star sunglasses. That year, I was assigned drinks for the Valentine party, so no goodies that time.

Oh boy...just looking back at all the fun and cute things we did during elementary is making me a little misty-eyed. Sunrise, sunset....

Anyway, Valentine's Day is this weekend everyone. Make sure you are prepared to love on your peeps!!!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Physical therapy/transport in service

Things are getting pretty serious up in here. We had orientation for our clinical sites: the hospital in Lake Jackson, the hospital in Angleton, and a nursing home in Clute. YIPES!!!!!!!!

Last week was bizarre, as it is seeming like our schedule changes week by week. I know this is something to get used to as nursing is ever changing. The only thing that is a sure thing is CHANGE!

But, we did get to have a pretty cool in service on transportation last week.

Unfortunately, I asked if we could take pictures close to the end of the in service so I didn't get photos of everyone practicing our skills on each other.

The medical industry is fascinating! The things we learned, just super cool. I can't wait to get started in clinicals this week...although I am really nervous. No way I am going to show it though. I am totally going to fake it until I make it, or make a mistake. Then I will probably freak out. Please don't let me make a big med error!!!!