I can’t help it…

…I’m a teacher.  Always have been, always will be.  🙂  When I go to Borders, I go straight to the “teacher section” and then to the kids books, just to see what’s new.  I cannot resist a package of stickers and oh how I love fun paper! Ahhhhh, it feels good to express the teacher dork in me so freely.  🙂

I’d like to say that these pictures are of the girls having fun with some crafts.  But since my dorkyness is out, I’ll tell you that we were working on letter recognition.

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That’s right, readers…those are cereal signatures (which also included work on fine motor skills!)

AAAHHHH!! Somebody stop me!


February 27, 2010 - 9:32 pm

julaintexas - oh friend, I wish I could drop my boys off at your house for craft time. MUCH more fun than mine.

February 28, 2010 - 12:05 am

Corey - You are brave sweetheart, when I see all that paper and glue on the kitchen table I quickly head back to work! I love the second picture of Anna smiling while the other girls are looking at her.

February 28, 2010 - 10:37 am

Abby Miller - I learned from the best mentor in the WORLD!!!!! I miss my favorite BEST teacher friend in the world! LOVE LOVE Cate’s outfit…haha! TOO CUTE! Can’t wait for Will updates!

February 28, 2010 - 11:08 am

Jennifer Morgan - I LOVE your “teacherness”!!!! You were always the teacher when you were a little girl!!

February 28, 2010 - 11:30 am

Audra - LOVE IT!!!

February 28, 2010 - 12:25 pm

Larissa - This is awesome! I too love Cate’s Taylor Swift outfit while crafting.

February 28, 2010 - 4:42 pm

Amy - You are a great mom and there should be more mom’s like you out there! Good job Jaime….I also love the picture of Anna smiling so big with the other two looking at her!

March 2, 2010 - 12:07 am

Aunt Shari - That looks like great fun! How lucky they are to have a fun Mom like you! Good luck tomorrow! We’ll be thinking about you! Can’t wait to hear about Will!
Aunt Shari

March 2, 2010 - 10:41 am

Jake - Wait….those Cheerios had glue on them. I just thought they were chewy……

March 2, 2010 - 11:38 am

Aunt Nanc', Uncle John and cousin Leah - Love it!!!!!!!

March 3, 2010 - 10:32 am

Margie - LOL- we love the teacher in you, who else would be induced on March 2? William will share a birthday with Dr. Suess!! Love ya Jaime Jo!

March 3, 2010 - 1:26 pm

Emily Weber - I just love this blog!!! you make me smile every time I look at it!

William’s Room

The paint has dried, the sheets are clean, the diapers have been stocked, the curtains have been hung…now we’ll just wait for our little guy to arrive!


All of the boy and blue things are so fun to us! We just can’t wait to meet this baby boy.



My BFF, Larissa, sent us this piggy bank. Isn’t it just the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?!!  We went out the very next day and bought a little corner shelf so that it could be properly displayed.  Thanks, Riss!



We’re ready when you are, William!

February 24, 2010 - 5:59 pm

Margie - Yay!! Sending well wishes and positive thoughts for a pain-free, speedy delivery!! Can’t wait to hear of William’s arrival!!

February 24, 2010 - 8:35 pm

Carol Downerd - The room is just too cool. Now we just need the little guy to make his arrival. Can’t wait to hear the news and see the pictures.

February 24, 2010 - 9:47 pm

Aunt Amy - Everything looks great. Love all the blue. Took us a while to get used to blue after all that pink and purple, but it was a welcome change as I’m sure it will be for you. You found different curtains? We’re very excited to welcome Will to the family!

February 25, 2010 - 10:32 pm

julaintexas - looks fantabulous!!!! Will is going to be precious and handsome; but I do still prefer to visit your site to see pink ballerinas. Sorry, Will….I love you, just had enough of blue. 😉

March 1, 2010 - 8:39 am

momma Dar - Picture perfect room! Love everything about it! Now, once Will is a bit older, I promise you…. the picture of this nice tidy room is going to change a bit! Ha. Can’t wait to meet William. You are in my prayers tomorrow! Hugs. Momma Dar


So, you may or may not have noticed, but our girls have their tights and leotards on A LOT.  Most mornings, their idea of “getting dressed” is tights, leotards and a ballet skirt.  I happen to think it’s one of THE CUTEST things in the entire world. (I LOVE having little girls!!!!)

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Beautiful cousin Mia jumps right in to ballerina time.

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Our beautiful big girl.  LOVE the one on the left.

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Our beautiful little  “I’m not little! I’m two and a half!” girl.

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February 21, 2010 - 3:13 pm

Amy - Look at Anna’s form on that first collage…go Anna! Too cute as always and they are taking right after their mommy!

St. Baldrick’s 2010

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It’s that time of year again!  On Sunday, March 14th we will, once again, be honored to participate in the Canton St. Baldrick’s Event!  This year, we’ll be at Quaker Steak and Lube on Dressler starting at 1pm.

I’m always so touched by the amount of support my friends, family and wonderful blog readers give to this worthy cause.  As always, St. Baldrick’s becomes a family event for us.  This year, I’ve been volunteering in the months leading up to the event, Corey will volunteer (no shaving this year) in my place on the day of the event, and my brother, Jake, has graciously agreed to shave his head (again!).

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So…how can YOU help?  🙂

1. DONATE to my brother!

Go to: http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/eventid/8/eventyear/2010

Then, “View All Participants” in blue on the right side.  Look for “Jacob M.” He’s with the team “Bald B4 Gray” and has a picture of Chewbacca next to his name.  Then, make a donation!!

2.  Sign up to SHAVE YOUR HEAD!!!  You can sign up on the St. Baldrick’s website, there’s no minimum amount you have to raise.

3. Submit (to me!) an item/gift basket/ gift certificate from your business for the silent auction.  These items are due by the end of February!

4. COME to the Event!  Quaker Steak is donating 10% of their sales on Sunday, March 14th from 1pm to 4pm.

Thank you all in advanced for your support!

February 18, 2010 - 10:33 am

Margie - Well, I won’t be shaving my head and I probably won’t make it up to Canton for the event, but I can definitely donate to your brother. Good luck! 🙂

February 18, 2010 - 1:22 pm

Jaime - Thanks so much, Margie. And while I understand you not wanting to shave your head, I’m sure you would be beautiful even bald!! 🙂 Thanks again, friend.

February 19, 2010 - 12:49 pm

St. Baldrick's Foundation - Jaime, hank you so much for promoting St. Baldrick’s. We are so proud to count you as a member of the St. Baldrick’s family. With your help, we are a few hairs closer to conquering kids’ cancer!



February 14, 2010 - 11:41 pm

Jennifer Morgan - You are so beautiful. Your kind, generous spirit is a gift to all of us who love you.

February 15, 2010 - 7:13 pm

Amy - Love that belly! Can’t wait to meet our nephew!

February 15, 2010 - 9:02 pm

Margie - what an awesome picture! i’m so excited for you jaim!

February 17, 2010 - 2:26 pm

julaintexas - love that you have pink on! Looking beautiful.