An absolutely fabulous week long date…with a mouse.  This mouse to be specific.

We spent a week in Orlando and spent most of our time in the amusement parks.  We took my 20 month old (how did my baby girl get so close to TWO?!?!) to breakfast at the Tusker House at the Animal Kingdom.   It was a character breakfast and she met Mickey, Donald, Goofy and Daisy.  I think this picture may be a favorite.  It was the first time she saw Mickey.

I about fell out when I saw this picture!

Here is a shot of her with Mickey.  She is stunned he is right next to her.

Later we say Pooh and that was equally as thrilling.  We waited for about 20 minutes to meet him.  About 3 minutes before our turn I got the twitch every mother knows.  That’s right.  My little girl honored Pooh with a little poo on her own.  Yet again, I almost passed out laughing at the irony.  Luckily, we got it all under control and she LOVED him.

Now, back to business.

I have been on a sabbatical and have done very, very little school “stuff.”  I am so sorry I have been MIA. It was well needed.  But now, NOW I am back and ready!  Tomorrow I head back into the classroom to set up for the summer camp I will be teaching the last week in June and intend to try to set up our new classroom as much as possible for the next school year as well.  I have tons of ideas floating around!  I will take lots of pictures and I am looking forward to sharing!

HEY!  Wait a second!  I am a little slow on the uptake here, but I just noticed that I was nominated for a blog award from Really Good Stuff.  Seriously. Check it out here.  Since I was out of town I am trying to go through the 1200 (no exaggeration) emails I received in the last week. Apparently, the email went to my junk folder (gasp!).  There is now way I will win (seriously, I am up against the First Grade Parade, Step Into Second Grade, Third Grade Thoughts, and Sunny Days in Second Grade) but I am just so honored! These are the people I want to be just like when I grow up! Whoever nominated me- thank you so much!  I am so touched!

Mandy Gregory is a 2007 and 2012 Teacher of the Year. She has taught 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade in both the general education and inclusion setting. She is the owner and creator of the Teaching Tips website ( and has over 10 years of experience. She is married with two beautiful children.

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