Monday, September 29, 2008
So, we drill words all the time here. W needs to repeat as much as possible and D and L follow suit. This weekend the little lady has a new word and a new sentence. "purple" and "me bite please" she repeats pretty much anything W's name, D's name, H's name (and they are really starting to sound right), dad, mom, grandpa, grandma, Mary, Cathy, and all her colors.
H finished his first reading out loud chapter book. He has been reading them all summer (he is into the Magic Tree house books) but he had to read one out loud for his homework. Took a few days but he did awesome.
W got hit in the face with the end of the rake... it was an accident by his brother. His nose has a huge scuff and a bruise across the whole thing. Big deal right?!? Picture day is October 1... we just may have to do the retake day. We will see how it heals up. Praying for a quick recovery. He had croup Saturday night. What a long night. For some reason he just doesn't get sick, he over reacts... like by not breathing... really really annoying especially for a really tired daddy.
And D, well not too much new here. He has decided that he wants to wipe himself. (our other boys were four or five when we finally put our foot down and said to do it themselves... they would probably still be calling us to help them if we didn't) D wants to do it himself, so I supervise and really, he does a great job and "washes his hands with soap and water". He is pretty excited about it. I think he is growing too. We have his well check next month, we shall see how much in the past year.
Jeremy busted his bottom all weekend only to come home sick last night and still today. He is at work, although I am unsure how usefull he is. I am really surprised that he is not back here on the couch.
Well, I am off to the shop to pick up my loaner van. What generous people they are...
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Well, my van finally "puked" the transmission is shot (by no fault of my own, someone over at the lube shop messed up and the company will be footing the bill). My van was in Tuesday night into Wednesday midday when they gave it back to me telling me "bring it back when it acts up again". Well, Friday was the last straw. Jeremy brought it over (we did not want anyone to have to call the police) and they called Saturday telling me that it would not be ready until maybe Monday. Yah know what that means?!? We are stranded. Jeremy is working all weekend (no complaints here) and we don't all fit in the car anyway. We are making good of it. Playing in the sandbox, basketball, with a gigantic ball that ended up in our yard, eating, riding bikes, raking leaves, fighting, wiping noses, playing UNO, "writing" in notebooks, wrestling, reading books, giving nebulizer treatments ALL night, eating, fighting, making "ports", doing laundry, running through the cleaning laundry on the line, did I say eating...
All in all as long as they make good on fixing my van I will be okay. I am a bit angry but I will get over it when I can be confident that I wont go into "limp home mode" on the highway.... again.
Happy Sunday to all of you.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Our good friend Mitch's dad was diagnosed as terminal with cancer. Unable to fight infection after surgery they have decided to take him off all tubes. The doctors told them it is now only a matter of days until he will pass away. Please pray for Mitch, his wife Elizabeth, his dad and their entire families. That they may find their peace in the Lord.
Monday, September 22, 2008
So today we are going to play along with another blog that I enjoy as she is hosting "Not me!" Monday. If you would like to read her original post...makes me laugh all day long...
I certainly did not:
- pick my daughter up by her ankles and hold her upside down to get the sand out of the cuffs of her pants.
- completely enjoy myself with NO guilt while my parents had our children so we could go on a "date"
tipsyhammered on my "date" with my husband...
- whine as I tried to walk barefoot back to the hotel carrying four cupcakes for the littles
- take a nap on the love seat while my littles napped.
- allow my sister to pick the boogers out of my son's nose instead of volunteering to do it myself.
- come home and check my email and the blogs I follow making my son wait to read his book to me
- feel a little bit "poor me" and jealous when hearing about two wonderful ladies who are due when we were supposed to be due.
- ignore shaving my legs for nearly two weeks. only to do it because I had a "date" and wore a dress.
- lust over my husband as I watched him dance...even danced with him... hey! he can really dance...
Nope, wasn't me!!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thank you all so much. I appreciate you.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
- Photos of our Labor day adventure... as soon as I figure out how to do a slide show on this fabulous page.
- Photos of Quary Quest. Boy oh boy did we have a blast!
- and of course random blabing... hey, it's my blog, I can do what ever I wanna!
Please pray for my girlfriend Kelly (and her dad who is extremely ill).
A dear friend who is due in Mid March with their first baby!
Baby Stellan and MckMama
My parents who this past week were married for 38 years!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Excedrin tension headache 3.99 (MIR)
(2)Advil liquid gels $6.99/13.98 (RR)
Advil capsules $6.99 (RR)
Crest pro health mouthwash $4.49 (RR)
(2)Colgate toothpaste $2.99/5.98
Pert Plus $4.99 (MIR)
(2)Seventh Generation cleaners 3.36/6.72
Glade fabric spray $2.99
(2)Oust Spray 2.99/5.98
insoles for shoes $7.99
-$1 glade walgreens coupon
-$2 oust walgreens coupon
-$2.99 bygo crest walgreens coupon
-$2.00 pert plus mfc
-$.75 crest mfc
-$1.00 crest mfc
-$2.99 bygo oust coupon mfc
-$1.50 glade spray coupon mfc
-$3.00 (3)advil coupons mfc
-$2.00 (2) seventh generation mfc
-$1.00 walgreens RR
-$10.00 walgreens coupon
total coupons =30.23
received $14.50 RR
mail in rebate $3.99 (excedrine)
$4.29 (pert plus)
TOTAL OUT OF POCKET=$11.09
(3) dozen eggs $.99 (ON SALE!!!)/2.97
energizer batteries $4.99
-$2.00 walgreens coupon energizer batteries
-$.75 energizer MFC
Total $5.07 paid with $4.50 RR
total out of pocket = $.57
Total out of pocket for my day... $11.66 .... you all may think I am a little nuts for doing this...but it has really begun to pay off for our family.