Happiness Is…

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Happiness is Friday.  After the week that we have had, happiness is always, always Friday.

Happiness is a three-day weekend!

Happiness is a little boy who is taking little steps and turning them into giant leaps.

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Happiness is a little girl who has her own free-spirited sense of style.  But, even more than that, she already has such a sense of who she is as a person.  I hope and pray that she never loses it.

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Happiness is a young boy who has read 6 books this week, even after completing his 40 book challenge.  We are going for 100 now!

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Happiness is October and fall and all things related to October and fall.  As my sweet mother pointed out, October is also my birth month. So, maybe that has something else to do with why I love it so much.

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Happiness is a little kitty who came to visit us this week.

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Happiness is picking out Halloween costumes.  More to come on that…

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Happiness is family.  Always.

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Have a happy, happy weekend!

 

Happiness Is…

Happiness is FRIDAY!  After a week where we all battled with different allergy/cold issues, I can honestly, sincerely say, “TGIF!”

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Happiness is fall.  It officially arrives tomorrow, and I am beyond excited.  When I saw pumpkins at HEB, I was taking pictures and smiling like a crazy woman.  And, as my dear husband so fondly pointed out, “Is that really any different than any other day.”  I love you for loving my craziness, Sean!

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Happiness is TWO soccer games tomorrow.  I am not so happy about the early 8 AM one, but I am still thrilled that I get to see my oldest baby play in two games.

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Happiness is Mr. Bear.  Summer brought home the class bear on Wednesday, and he made himself at home very quickly.  Ethan had brought him home a few times when he was in Kindergarten, so Mr. Bear knew his way around. Seeing my little girl beaming while she played dress-up, read books, did homework, and had dinner with Mr. Bear just filled my heart with joy.

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Happiness is celebrating birthdays.  Always.  I celebrate them for my littles…and I celebrate them for me, too.

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Happiness is a sweet husband who knows how to help out and pick up the slack now that I am working and attending meetings during the week.  I love that I can find little things done like the bed made, kitchen cleaned, or homework finished because he values what I do both in our home as a wife and mom and outside of our home as a substitute teacher and parent.

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Happiness is teachers.  I have always, always loved them.  And, now that I am in many classrooms each week, the appreciation level that I have for them has gone up about a billion degrees.

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Happiness if granola.  I eat it probably more than I should.  Sometimes I have yogurt and granola for both breakfast and lunch.  It is quick, easy, and healthy.  When I saw Averie Sunshine’s pumpkin granola this week, I just about did a happy dance.  I worked half a day yesterday, and instead of resting like I was supposed to do, I was in the kitchen making this granola.  Was it worth sacrificing a nap?  Absolutely!

Have a happy, happy weekend!

Recipe: Acorn Cookies

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While we have extra time at home this week, I wanted to make some fun snacks for the littles each day.  I saw these cookies on Pinterest and immediately pinned them.   Even though I normally make our treats from scratch, I just could not resist making some of these cute acorn cookies.

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Sometimes it is fun to just do something different, something other than the norm.  I truly enjoy baking, but it definitely was fun to whip up these cute little acorns in a matter of minutes.  And, while my littles all love the idea and the taste of freshly baked cookies, their squeals of delight when they saw these was truly priceless.  With just a few ingredients, acorns are magically created for your littles to enjoy, with or without the unicorns, rainbows, and fairy dust.  I always prefer with, of course.

Acorn Cookies

Acorn Cookies

I initially found these adorable acorn cookies at Six in the Suburbs.

Ingredients

Mini Nutter Butter cookies

Hershey Kisses

Chocolate chips

Frosting

Instructions

  1. Add a small dot of frosting to the kiss and attach to one side of the cookie.
  2. Add another small dot of frosting to the chocolate chip and add to the other side of the cookie.
http://cookingformykids.com/2011/11/21/recipe-acorn-cookies/

Enjoy!

I shared this recipe at A Southern Fairytale.