Monday, November 26, 2012

Liebster Award :-)

In the last few days we were nominated 4 times for the Liebster Award!! Woohoo! We are feeling so special! We are definitely feeling the love!  Thank you to Teach With Laughter, Saddle up for Second Grade, Dots of Fun and iHeartLiteracy for nominating us!  The Liebster Award is designed to bring attention to bloggers who have less than 200 followers.

Here are the rules:

1. You must post 11 random things about yourself.

2. Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.

3. Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.

4. Choose 11 other blogs with fewer than 200 followers to nominate and link them in your post.

5. You cannot “tag back” the other blog, but leave a comment on this post with the URL of your Liebster post so I can learn more about you & see who you nominate.

So, here are 11 random things about us...
We are crazy girls who love to celebrate Dr. Seuss!
1. We love to run! Cristy loves to run and get muddy on adventure runs and Page loves to run in a Tiara!
2. We both have 2 precious little boys!!! They grow too fast!
3.  Page loves to sing, dance and cheer! Cristy... Not so much, but she is working on it!
4. Our jeans are fitting a little too snug! You know it's baby fat! Well, that would be the case if Page's youngest wasn't 2 and Cristy's 6, but that's our story and we're sticking to it :). (Maybe too much yummy desserts over Thanksgiving could really be the culprit!)
5. Cristy loves the Georgia Bulldogs! Can you say number 3 in the BCS? BOOYAH! Page just loves any tailgate!
6. Page just learned to knit cool scarves!! Cristy makes the yummiest cookies and loves to bake!!
7. Cristy speaks Spanish (sort of). Page speaks French (sort of). Hola, Au Revoir.
8. We have each been teaching 17 years! This is our 5th as a dynamic duo!
9. Blogging and TPT have made us better teachers! Sometimes we spend all our earnings from TPT on items from TPT. Can you believe the old stuff we used to give our students and send home for parents to see! Ummm... not cute!! We have raised our standards.
10. Page likes to jump out of planes. Cristy thinks Page is crazy and prefers to just ride in them.
11. It's our first day back after break! Can you say brain fried! Does that count for 11? 

Since we were nominated by 4 wonderful teachers we are going to answer a few questions from each of them.

1. Coke or Pepsi?

Definitely Coke!! Sorry... Pepsi, what's Pepsi?

2. What is one of your favorite shows on TV?'

Cristy likes Walking Dead (Creepy I know, but hubs got me hooked). Page likes Person of Interest (Mr. Reese is HOT (shhhh! don't tell my husband).

3. What "sweet" food can you NOT resist?

Page loves, loves Cristy's beautiful and delicious sugar cookies! Too bad she retired from baking them! Boohoo for Page! Cristy has never met a chocolate that she didn't like!

4. What is your middle name?

Cristy's middle name is Thomas (not her maiden name, her for real middle name). Page's middle name is Page. Ha ha, Monica is my first name, but you better not call me that!!

5. Do you have a pet?

Page had a frog, but it wanted to get out of the tank so bad it committed frogocide. It jumped out of the tank and tried to get to the toilet, but died trying! Poor frog. That's why we don't have pets. Cristy has a pooch named Dixie, a one eared kitty named Scout, and 3 hermit crabs (Hermie-doesn't every one have a crab named Hermie, Tank, and Squeaky)
6. How did you pick your blog name?

That was easy - There are two of us on this wild adventure so it is Kindergarten Squared- 2 times the ideas and 2 times the fun!

7. What is your favorite book?

We both love the Twightlight Series! Shameful we know, but it is what it is!! Cristy is Team Edward! Page is Team Jasper, Jake, Emmet, Edward, Seth... who cares!  They are all cute!

8. Do you intend to "Black Friday"?

Cristy got a late start and all the goodies were gone!! She does love her sleep though! Page just couldn't do it! She took her precious boys and nephews to see Rise of the Guardian (at least I know I am good with 2 boys!) The boys were awesome, but 4 was a chore! Hats off to Moms with lots of kiddos!!

9. How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a teacher?

Page was 21 and had already graduated with a degree in French and Communication! She went the long way to arrive at her destination!! This is where she was meant to be! Just took her longer to find it :). Cristy knew at 7 that she wanted to be a baseball player or a teacher!! Good thing the first thing didn't pan out!

10. What is your favorite children's book?
 We love lots of books but right now we both love Pigeon books by Mo Willems!! They are funny and great to teach persuasive writing!
11. When did you start blogging?
 We began our blogging adventure not too long ago!! Our baby blog was born in August!

Here are our 11 questions for our blogging buddies!
1. Do you use CAFE and Daily 5 for reading? What do you think?
2. What's your favorite Holiday?
3. What's your favorite blog?
4. What is the quirkiest thing about you?
5. What is your favorite grade that you have taught?
6. Knee Socks or Ankle Socks?
7. What's your favorite part of the school day? (Other than 3:30 :)
8. What's the best movie you have seen lately?
9. What's the best vacation you have taken?
10. Do you do number talks?
11. What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you at school?

Here are the blogs we are nominating:
Don't forget to leave me a link to your blog so we can learn more about you! Hope you enjoyed learning about me!

Thanks again so much to Teach With Laughter, Saddle up for Second Grade, Dots of Fun and iHeartLiteracy  for nominating us!


  1. I was also nominated 4 times! Isn't it amazing to feel so LOVED? I enjoyed 'meeting' the two of you by reading your post :-)
    Teach With Laughter

  2. Replies
    1. Your post is great!! I'm so sorry about your frog :( I wish you both the best of luck and I hope to hear more ya'll!


    2. Thanks Marcy for nominating us! There is nothing sweeter than opening up the blog and seeing another follower!!!

  3. Thank you for nominating me! Sorry it took me so long to get back...I've been so busy with out of town guests. Here is the link to my post:

    Owl Inspire You

  4. I know you guys just received 4 but you deserve one more. Love your blog! I am your newest follower AND I nominated you for the Leibster Award! Head over to my blog to find out more.