2ndstorywindow Every week Neil and I hang out at the store for an hour while sister is at her tumbling class. He's my favorite shopping buddy. #ridingincartswithneil 18h
  •   jandkchristensen Haha! I was just smiling that half of the pictures we see of this kid are in a red cart. What a great kid! 17h
  •   brendi_terry What a cutie!! 17h
  •   2ndstorywindow @jandkchristensen it's one of the only times he's holding still! Plus I love my new hashtag so I'm trying to take lots of cart pictures to make a photo book of them all. 😀 16h
  •   ccbanks I'm loving your hashtag too! 6h

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2ndstorywindow Jacob was looking everywhere for his shoes before work this morning and finally gave up and wore an old pair. While I was making breakfast I looked over to see them in Neil's favorite drawer. Now why didn't Jacob think to look there? 2d
  •   paigereynders Ha Max lost one shoe at home about a month ago...I didn't find it and after a week of him wearing church shoes everywhere I bought him a new pair of tennis shoes. That dang shoe is still missing. I blame Truman's obsession with the trash can!! 2d
  •   heidi_vannatter At least he kept them together. Smart boy! 2d
  •   kiasa I'm impressed both shoes were in the same spot! 2d
  •   lisabrown13 Awesome! 2d
  •   _emily_ames That is hilarious! 1d
  •   mystifyer Clever boy! 22h
  •   ccbanks Awesome! 5h

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2ndstorywindow Adelaide asked for a picture with "Sparkle". How could I say no? (Also: being sick with strep has put me extra behind on Christmas prep. I need at least an extra week to be ready!) 2d

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2ndstorywindow Terrible pictures but we had a great night at the Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert with Santino Fontana (Hans from Frozen) and the Sesame Street muppets! "Keep christmas with you, all through the year..."#motab #mormontabernaclechoir 5d

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2ndstorywindow Our elf, Sparkle, took the #elfbucketchallenge and is donating to #toysfortots. Is your elf up for the challenge? 6d

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2ndstorywindow I'm not sure how he manages this. #ridingincartswithneil 1w
  •   teamfrancks He's so so cute!! 1w
  •   ccbanks Silly baby. 1w
  •   lisabrown13 Yeah, at that age, I would look away for a second, and Arthur would be standing up - in spite of his buckle. Luckily he got through that phase :). 1w
  •   ejkarren He's so proud of his accomplishments! 1w

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2ndstorywindow Had to laugh when I looked in the rear view mirror and saw Addie had added a crown to her self chosen outfit today. 2w

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2ndstorywindow This crazy warm Utah weather reminds me so much of Vegas. It's making it difficult for me to get in the holiday spirit but I'm trying. I'm listening to Christmas music 24/7 and this surprise hot chocolate delivery from my mom helps too. Where are you Christmas? 2w
  •   candaceworkman No kidding! I hope we get some white weather soon! 2w
  •   robynlarson I want warm weather. Send it my way! 2w
  •   2ndstorywindow @robynlarson I don't mind it the rest of winter but in December it should be cold and snuggly! 2w
  •   rachelelarsen I'm going to be so bummed if there's no snow at Christmas while we're there. The boys are already planning snowmen and sledding trips. 2w
  •   kiasa I think we finally got it out here. Today is bitter. Maybe snow this week! 2w
  •   limorgan22 Ugh, I hear you. We're already having a weird Christmas season since my preemie is still in the NICU (since July 11th). The LEAST the universe can do is give us some chilly Utah weather! :) 1w
  •   2ndstorywindow @limorgan22 right! I hope your little one is doing well. She has a 7-11 birthday like my Neil! 1w
  •   limorgan22 She is, thanks. :) Oh, that's fun! They'll get free Slurpees every year on their birthdays, lol. 1w

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2ndstorywindow Neil loves splashing in the tub. And I love his excited face. 2w

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2ndstorywindow It's not Christmas until Heidi and I hit the scholastic warehouse sale. #teacherproblems #bookaddiction #secondstorywindow 2w

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2ndstorywindow Finally got this child into the dentist #momfail. She did a great job and there were minimal tears (because she didn't like the taste of the cleaning stuff! ) The dentist really won her over by saying his gloves were Elsa gloves so that he wouldn't freeze her. In her prayers tonight she said she was thankful for the dentist so I guess it was a good experience. And most importantly, no cavities. 2w

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2ndstorywindow December 3 is not too late to start this project right? @paigereynders why didn't I do it when we bought the felt 3 years ago!? Hoping to not let another christmas pass by. 2w

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2ndstorywindow Cyber Monday sale at #teacherspayteachers today and tomorrow! Everything in #secondstorywindow store is on sale + extra 10% odd with code TPTCYBER at checkout. Happy shopping! #teacherapproved #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers 3w

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2ndstorywindow Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade with my kids and getting ready to host Thanksgiving for the first time. Thank heavens "host" doesn't involve much cooking thanks to @kathi_van and @heidi_vannatter. It's going to be a great day. Happy Thanksgiving! (Poster and banner from @caravanshoppe) #caravanshoppe 3w

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2ndstorywindow This is what happens when you try to get 4 kids to look at the camera when it's sunny and they're holding sprinkle donuts. @ccbanks 3w

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2ndstorywindow I loved Neil's comedy routine at target tonight. He was even cracking himself up. #ridingincartswithneil 4w

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2ndstorywindow Get your free Thanksgiving brain breaks! Christmas ones will be up soon. #linkinprofile #secondstorywindow #teachersfollowteachers #brainbreaks 4w

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2ndstorywindow Today I've been cleaning out boxes of my old teaching stuff and I came across this morning work book. This was probably Heidi's 2nd "edition" of the 2nd Grade Morning Work, in 2006 or 2007. We weren't selling it then but other teachers at other schools in the district were seeing it in our classrooms and asking to use it. Back then I never, ever could have guessed where this morning work was going to take us. It has truly changed both of our lives! @heidi_vannatter you are a genius. #secondstorywindow #teacherspayteachers #teachersfollowteachers 4w
  •   toristeachertips I use it and ️ it!! 4w
  •   annakye333 I use it and love it also!! It's amazing and my kiddos get so much out of it!! My favorite part is how it is designed in a repeating cycle so that my kiddos can be independent with it. 4w
  •   mrsmelissadailey I use it everyday! 4w
  •   everydayreading I'm so thrilled for you guys! 4w
  •   coachandteach247 Love this! 4w
  •   ccbanks Oh I love that book. 4w

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2ndstorywindow Neil was playing at his favorite kitchen drawer one minute and I turned around a few minutes later to see him inside. Oh he was so proud. This boy! 1mon

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2ndstorywindow PSA: do not under any circumstances put a sheet of foil down as a "liner" in your brand new self cleaning oven. It can melt there. The internets tell me this is really bad news. Learn from my mistakes, friends. 😬 1mon

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