Posted in April 2011

Snow and Sunshine

Spinach goes with everything. So does peanut butter, for that matter. This is what I’m eating for breakfast. We had a field trip to the Denver Museum yesterday. For some reason, I let people convince me that walking around all day, in addition to the snowstorm that blew in last night was going to push … Continue reading

Mrs. Baby

Sleeeepy. I woke up at 1:39am and couldn’t go back to sleep. I read part of this book. I cleaned the house. I played with the cat. I went to the gym. After I got home, I managed to fall back asleep around 4:30, and slept like a rock until about 6:00. Whereupon I drank … Continue reading


It was $0.31 night at Baskin Robbins! Thirty-one cents per scoop of ice cream. You can’t beat that. I got my favorite – mint chocolate chip. Meeker got bubble-gum flavored ice cream like a 5 year old. This is not nearly as good as I remember. The offer is good until 10pm – go get … Continue reading

…like a pig.

In writing class today, my 3rd graders learned about similes and metaphors. They wanted example after example of these concepts, and for some reason, all of my illustrations had to do with food. The simile that made them howl with laughter was the one that rang true for me today… Mrs. Unger eats like a … Continue reading

Calm(ish) Monday

I had 5 kiddos absent today. It’s amazing what a difference 5 kids can make in a classroom of 24…it was a nice, quiet(ish) start to the week. Before work, there was some exercise, and some oatmeal. ½ cup oats, 1 cup water, 1 tbs. chia seeds, cinnamon, earth balance butter – a fairly plain … Continue reading

Yes, he wants cake.

Along with Easter, we’re still celebrating Meeker’s birthday today – and he requested a special cake. (I would like to think that Jesus would have appreciated this cake after 3 days in the tomb, too.) Combine this frosting… …with these berries Put it all on top of a white cake and you win. It doesn’t … Continue reading

The next best thing.

Happy Saturday! Today is Mr. Meeker’s birthday! We were kind of hoping I could give him a daughter for his birthday, but…Baby Cakes is comfortable right where she is. So, cinnamon rolls were the next best thing. Mama Pea’s Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls – minus the pumpkin because we didn’t have any. (I added a … Continue reading

Mid Week Break

We had the day off school because it’s the 12th anniversary of the Columbine Tragedy. Appropriately, Colorado’s weather cloudy and somber. However, Meeker and I bundled up and headed to the Rockies game. I hadn’t been to a game since last summer, and despite the chilly temps, baseball games mean warm weather is around the … Continue reading

The Very Hungry Teacher

After a particularly exhausting workout this morning, I turned into the Very Hungry Caterpillar Pregnant Teacher. First, I drank one spinach protein shake. 1 scoop protein powder, 1 cup coconut milk, 3 handfuls of spinach, 12 ice cubes Then, I had two of my favorite things. Basically grape nuts More coconut milk For snack, I … Continue reading