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Friday, March 30, 2012

"I'm a Big Squirrel Now!"

Today marks the last weekday of my Spring Break.

In honor of this day, I took a Brain Break.

and a Cleaning Break.

and a Parenting Break.

However, you will all be happy to know that the Nap Cycle was NOT broken!

{pause for applause}

We did make it through the night- all children were returned safely, unharmed (barely) to their parents...I will not be doing that again anytime soon.

I bought 6 large pizzas- they are all gone- and I think they drank 3 gallons of Kool-aid. The teenagers did not go to bed until 5:30am!
Right after they went to bed the other four got up and got on the Xbox!
It has been a never ending stream of giggles and screams....I guess I shouldn't complain-
It could have been a lot worse- had I not been medicated:)

I considered putting the word "reveal" or "unveiled" in the title- but I didn't want to disappoint.

We are doing pics this weekend- there will HAVE to be some good ones for me to post.

if there aren't , I will go buy a frame and scan the picture that comes with it....what are the chances you'll know her, right? lol

I thought though- before you see the grown-up Miss Squirrels, you might be interested in seeing when I was just a
"little squirrel".

Be prepared. Remember I am 39 {bleck, I don't like writing that}

and that Polyester and the color "rust" were important staples in fashion and interior design:)

This is '75. Look at those blonde curls in the back! My ears look kinda big don't they?

Aww...Kindergarten. Nothing says "good idea" like a "Bangs Trim" the day before pictures!!!!
That dress is awful! Look at those ruffles and the collar- what do you want to bet it ties in the back?

First grade...I am thinking Dad was in charge of getting me ready for school this day or else Mom forgot.

These next couple of pics are of Christmas mornings....keep in mind what I said about "rust".
This is a jumpsuit. It zips up. I have nothing else to say about this one.

Here we go- look at that orange! It is everywhere! Even  the bike Santa brought was orange. Check out the macrame in the back!
 That's my older sister in the back...what was Santa thinking?!?!? Look at where the seat was on her!
We are almost four years apart and my mother bought us matching clothes all the time!

Here comes my favorite. Not all time favorite- but fav out of these...

{I can hear the gasps around the country right now!!!}
I don't know what is worse- the fact that someone looked at the rack and said "Oh My Gosh, Staci would look great in that!" or the fact that I thought I looked great in it!!! I will dig in my mom's photo albums, but I think this matched our couch.

Ok, that is enough plaid and polyester for one night!

I wonder what my children will say in 20 or 30 years when they show people their pictures?

I am really going to try and get one for a post this weekend...

It isn't for a lack of trying....see?
 but my teeth are GLARING and I look like one of those greeting cards with the big nose animals on them!!!!

Before I move on this evening-  I will leave you with what I did accomplish today:

My littlest Little is giving one of them to his "teach" on Monday:)

Have a great weekend, gals- I will be feverishly trying to do all I have avoided for the last 7 days!!!


  1. My sister and I are four years apart and my mom bought us matching clothe all the time!

    First Grade Magic

  2. HAHA! Love the polyester suit! My mother dressed my sister and I alike all the time. I remember a very unfortunate pink overalls outfit. So awful!
    Rowdy in First Grade

  3. This had me cracking up! My pictures are basically exactly the same {cause I'm 39...bleh, too}. I'm loving your coffee coozies!


    Fun in Room 4B

  4. Love the pictures! I had some very similar outfits, cause I'm 37. Enjoy the weekend!!

    Hello Mrs Sykes

  5. Love those pictures, I always love looking back at old pictures, my sister and I are only a year apart, always matching!! We tease my mom all the time about her lack of fashion sense when we were growing up but she assures us we had all the latest styles :) My favorite, my brother in a homemade crochet sweater with reindeer on it, my sister and I in red jumpsuits with matching reindeer, and pink boots! Now I gotta go find that one to share!! Hope your enjoying your weekend, I'm just starting my break so I know next weekend this will be me!!
    The Resource(ful) Room
    P.S. I got the reading strategies set today, LOVE IT!! The bookmarks are great, I was planning on making a poster set but since I don't have a regular classroom this year never go around to it, now I don't have to worry about it they will be all ready to go for next year!! Thanks again :)

  6. LOVE these pics! They look way too familiar! I had a zip front jumpsuit, girl ! It was turquoise!! Loved it!! You look like an All American Girl to me! Gotta love the 70s!! Thanks for sharing-made me smile!

    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  7. Thanks for making me smile! :) I love the pictures!!!

  8. Love it, Staci! I thought of you yesterday, while on recess duty, and all the little ones were screaming "Mrs. Davis! Mrs. Davis!" Luckily, they just wanted me to watch them on the monkey bars. There were no squishy squirrels! :)

    Carried Away in Kindergarten

  9. hehe...well, I have some 80s clothes that could be used for some laughter - and I had (still do) curly hair that my mom did NOT know how to tame - ha!!! it was like perm gone
    thanks for the giggles!! :)

    ♥ Jen
    The Teacher's Cauldron

  10. Those are some really special pictures. Love the plaid suit. You were definitely in style!

    First Grade Delight

  11. Hi Staci:
    These look familiar... but made much worse by the fact that I was in high school at the time...
    Far too much rust in my wardrobe--and I had an orange synthetic FUR bedspread. Makes me shiver just typing that!

    I read Tara's post this afternoon thinking, "Please let it not be a squirrel, let it not be a squirrel..."

    You made me laugh while I was reading someone ELSE'S post.

    I'm glad you "survived" your... extravaganza!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  12. I am still laughing. I am just one year younger than you are and my pictures are SO SIMILAR!!! I want to make a linky of then and now. What do you think? I LOVED reading this. I cracked up at dad being in charge this year. I totally have those too!
    HILARIOUS!!!! Loved your teeth and nose self portrait too. SO darn funny.
    love ya!!!

  13. You were a cutie PAtootie....and I'm loving the self portrait - but c'mon now, I wanna see a nice current picture of you, please oblige!

    Guess what I got in the mail, can you guess? I'm in the middle of blogging about it right on the lookout!!!!!!


    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

    1. I swear, I took that pic the day that break started.... I told Kristin, I just spent the last 10 years hiding from the camera!!

    2. Oh, And I saw the post----I will have to hook you up with a 'stache!

  14. Thanks for joinin in our giveaway fun! I am not your newest follower as well!
    The Second Grade Superkids

  15. OMG, you crack me up. I remember all those clothes. My best youngster outfit was a purple corderoy 2 piece outfit which was bell bottom pants and a jumper/vest. I am a bit older than you though. And I always had bangs, lol.

    1. Did you have a lot of Velour too?

      I had bangs- up until my mother learned how to give THE HOME PERM!!!

    2. I remember my mom made matching dresses for herself, my sister and me. They were a greenish color with rick-rack white trim. We all wore them to church with our white gloves, lol. Oh...and remember the black and white saddle shoes?

  16. We're the same age so I'm right there with you.
    I'm with Holly - nice, current picture of you, please!!!!!!!!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

    1. That is current! I took it at my desk the day before break!!! I just spent so much time hiding from the camera for the last decade- I don't do it well!!!


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