Tuesday, April 25, 2017

#weekinthelife Sunday / 2017

This week I've been documenting our Week in the Life by taking photos of our everyday life.
Ali Edwards started this in 2005 and you can read more about it here.
Also I'm posting my pics on Instagram at @kaseylaughlin if you'd like to follow along.

 This Sunday started off at my parent's house since we were in St. Louis this weekend. Boys woke up around 6:30 am and started playing nicely together. Alex got this dog yesterday at Ikea and at first he named it Woof, Woof and then they both decided that they should name it Jack.

We played for a little bit, ate breakfast, and then got ready for the Zoo to meet up with friends.

Arrived at the Zoo and it was a gorgeous day. Boys got new sunglasses from my parents for Easter and were happy it was sunny to wear them. When we arrived it wasn't too crowded at all which was nice and by the time we left two hours later, at noon, it was packed.

 Everyone loves the sea lions.

LOVED the polar bear this trip! She was swimming all around and we all stood mesmerized for awhile! She is cute!

 Walking through to see the rhino and the elephants. Evan was a tad upset because Alex also sat with him in the cave.

SO thankful for these great friends who happened to be up in St. Louis for Savannah's band concerts. Thankful we got to meet them at the zoo and enjoy the day!

 Also loved seeing the cute baby elephant!

 When we left the zoo I had two upset boys because they thought they were going back to MeMaw's and Papaw's house instead of driving home.

 Luckily traffic wasn't bad. We rented a car for the weekend since I had to go back and forth to Columbia and St. Louis twice and we didn't want to put the miles on our leased van. Luckily Enterprise has a weekend special that isn't too bad price wise 

These are two of my must haves when I drive. Dr Pepper and orange tic tacs. 

Got home and was so tired from the busy weekend of our department end of the year get together and a girls night out and the zoo. I set my timer for 25 minutes and took a quick power nap while the boys got rest time in their rooms with their ipads. It was glorious!

After waking up, I realized that I needed to return the rental car and Mike was working evening shift. Thankfully I texted my friend and Allie saved the day! She met us at the rental place while I put the keys in the drop box and she took us back home. And I love catching this one in a relaxed mood with a genuine smile on his face. 

 Got home and had a quick dinner and boys got to play with some of their new toys they bought with their Easter egg hunt money from MeMaw and PaPaw. Alex chose a small arctic fox and Evan got 15 small animals. We also read some books and relaxed.

Cheesy face 
 Tired boys

Bedtime reading. Tonight we read Zero the Hero, Paw Patrol Pirate Adventure and Red

 After boys are in bed, I start making lunches for school on Monday. I try to get most everything ready the night before. Sometimes it happens and other times it doesn't.

 Finishing up a load of laundry from St. Louis. Luckily it wasn't much as my mom did two loads for us while we were there.

Diffuser going with Cedarwood and Lavender for boys and the fish are still going strong. One last check on boys before heading to bed myself.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

What we've been up to lately....

 Whew....March just flew by.
We've been loving on our sweet Jack. He has a huge growth on his liver and is now having a hard time getting up and putting weight on his back legs. We are going to enjoy the time we have left with him. He is SUCH a good dog. We are going to miss him terribly.

We close on our current house in less than 2 weeks. We've been purging and playing and packing. Not fun for mom and dad but fun for the boys. 

We had math night at school and Alex enjoyed playing math games and beating mom! ha!

Celebrated St. Patrick's day by taking Evan out to lunch and spending some good quality time together.

Celebrated Pa-paw's birthday and had fun in St. Louis!

Love my brother and sister!!

Went to Denver and my friend Kelly and I gave our Unconvention Online talk about building trust and sending happy mail and the power of the handwritten note. SO fun to be able to hang out with friends and their families and enjoy a few days of the gorgeous Colorado weather!

And welcome April!! Looking forward to some warmer weather!!!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Hello, Monday

Hello to another Monday. The first Monday in March! This weekend I documented our family and the boys and can't wait to share some of the photos I took in black and white.

We just celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday and had a fun day at school celebrating!

Hello to a great weekend and visit from my parents. They helped us out with a few house things we needed to get taken care of. Love them!

Hello to walkie talkies and warm weather!

Hello to a kindergartener reader and writer reading to Pa-Paw.

Hello to bike rides.

Hello to silly kids and a silly Papaw who both like to stick their tongue's out. ha!

Hello to our sweet niece and celebrating 3! 

Hello to this sweet pup. 

Hello to celebrating this 2 year old!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Hello, Monday....

Hello, Monday

It's been awhile....
4 years.
I'm glad to be back.
Here's what we are up to today.

Hello to A getting pillow day at school today for earning enough points as a class. He was SUPER excited!

Hello to getting pictures throughout the day of E. :)

Hello to parent teacher conferences tonight.

Hello to Ningxia Zyng and Stress Away for  helping me throughout the day

Hello to teaching my Cinderella unit to my ELL students.

Hello to Converse on my feet

Hello to teaching about Cinderellas from around the world to these amazing students from around the world.

Hope you're having a great Monday too!