Friday, January 3, 2014

Five for Friday - It's a New Year!

I have kept my promise and spent very little time online blogging/following blogs. Actually, today I finally began going through my bloglovin feed to narrow down only to posts that would be most helpful for teaching. Today's post will be short, not very school related, and mostly just pictures of what I've been up to on my break!

We had a blast making Christmas memories with this little guy. He enjoyed trying cookies and has learned the word very well. Of course, he preferred eating cookie dough like his mommy over actually helping make cookies.

We woke up Christmas morning at home, and Keagan got a new tricycle! As tall as he is, his feet still don't quite touch the pedals, but he loves it! We also have a TON of new toy vehicles. Our living room is now officially a playroom.

On Thursday, we flew to see family in Mississippi. Keagan and I flew when he was 6 months old, but this time was a big deal because he had his own seat and is much more active. The flight attendants even gave him his own wings! He loved every minute of it.

One of the neatest things about visiting family was that this was the first time all of my mom's family were together in YEARS. We got a picture of my grandparents with all of the great-grandchildren (and me since Keagan wasn't up for anyone else holding him). Keagan is the baby by two months until my sister has her baby in February.

And for just a few teacher-y things, have you seen Joanne and Holly's big giveaway? It started yesterday, and it's awesome! I will be participating later in the week, so go check it out!

Then make sure you've marked your calendars for the big kick-off for our new Literacy Collaborative Blog. It starts Monday, and I'm SO excited!! There will be freebies every day, so make sure you don't miss them!


  1. Looks like a fun break! Just wait until Keagan starts riding that tricycle! He will be all over the place!

    Reading Toward the Stars

  2. Looking forward to our great new adventure together, Melissa. Glad you had a great Christmas. They grow up oldest just finished submitting aps for college admissions.
    Comprehension Connection

  3. Love the picture of Keagan on the plane. So glad you got to spend some time with family and what a great picture of all the kids with your grandparents! So very special!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'