Monday, November 24, 2008


Rebecca had spaghetti for the first time the other night and she had a blast eating it! I put it on her high chair and she went to town! There was not a dropped noodle to be found. She had so much of it on her face and she was just shoveling it in. I couldn't help but laugh at her and of course get the evidence to use against her when she is older. But even with sauce all over her face, she is still so darn cute!!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Alaina'a Date night with Daddy

Alaina and Daddy had their date night on Monday night after he got home from work. Alaina asked about her date all afternoon long and she was so excited when he walked through the door. Alaina got to choose the restaurant she wanted to eat and and I am sure that most people can guess where that was......McDonald's!! LOL!!!
So, they had a good dinner and then they went shopping for a while. Alaina must have her daddy wrapped around her little finger because she came home with a little electronic drumset. Spoiled little booger!!!
Well, she ended up having a great time and loving every minute of it! I can't wait to do it all again!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Put down the scissors!!!

Well, for the fourth time in her short little life, Michaela has cut hair. Only this time it wasn't her own!!! She decided to play Barber on her little sister! They started out by sneaking the school box upstairs without me seeing it. Apparently it was all a request by Alaina, but who really knows....I am sure that no one will ever know the "real" story!

A few hours go by and Alaina and I are playing on the couch and I notice that she now has bangs. Now wait a minute....she has NEVER had bangs before!!!! OMG!!! So, I hold her head still to take a peek at the damage all while trying not to teach my children new words and I tell them that if they EVER cut hair again, they will both be in HUGE trouble! So, furious and frustrated, I put them both in the corner for some thinking time and decide to just let it go from there.

But wait....there's more!!!! The next day I am sitting and talking to Alaina and I notice that her beautiful, dark, long eyelashes don't look right. Hmmm....what could be wrong??? OMG, she cut her eyelashes off, too!!! Can you believe it?! Not only is her hair two inches shorter, but her eyelashes are almost non-existent! At this point, I am about to have a heart attack and drop over dead! But, what am I gonna do about it now, it is done and over with. So, needless to say, they no longer have access to scissors.

Our Date Night

Michaela and I had our first date night this afternoon. It was sooooo much fun! We went to Alliance to see Madagascar 2. We shared a bag of popcorn and a rootbeer. Then we walked around the mall that it is attached to. She picked out a glittery lip gloss for herself and was so excited to put it on! We then went to Handel's and got a little dish of ice cream. She got Mint Chocolate Chip(a girl after my own heart) and I got Coffee Chocolate Chip! Yummo!!! We are now at Gramma and Grampa's house to spend a little time there without the little kids running around and ruining all of the fun.

She is so excited just to have a big kid day to herself and I am truly blessed to get to spend it with her. She is such a great little girl and I am so proud to be her momma. I thank God everyday for her!

Alaina chose to have her date day with Daddy, so they will be going somewhere out to eat tomorrow night. I am sure that they will have a great time and I cannot wait to blog about it!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Coupon Shopping Success!!

Darn it! I wish that I had a camera right now to show you the amount of stuff I got during my shopping trip yesterday afternoon! I would consider the day a great success!! Here is what I got:

Colgate Toothpaste~$2.49-$1.00Wag's Q-$1.00 Mfg Q=$.49
5 Bic Soleil Shimmer Razors~$6.99-$3.00Wag's Q-$3.00 Mfg Q=$.99/piece
3 Bic Soleil 4ct. Cartridges~$6.99-$3.00Wag's Q-$3.00 Mfg Q=$.99/piece
Total OOP~$11.91

Rite Aid:
4 Puffs 108ct Facial Tissue~$.99 on sale-$.25 Mfg Q=$.74/piece
Crest Whitening Toothpaste~$2.69-$.75 Mfg Q=$1.94
Total OOP~$5.30
Single Check Rebate for toothpaste~$2.69
Total after Rebate~$2.61

Giant Eagle:
4 Boxes Progresso Chicken Broth~2/$4-(2)$1.00 Mfg Q's=2/$2
2 Boxes Betty Crocker Potatoes~1/$1(sale)-$.35 Mfg Q's(doubled)=$.30/piece
1 Box Betty Crocker Potatoes~1/$1(sale)-$.40 Mfg Q(doubled)=$.20
15 Boxes Hamburger Helper~10/$10(sale)-(3)$.75 Mfg Q's(doubled)-(2)$.80 Mfg Q's(extra $.20 off)=$8.50
I also used a $2 Register Coupon from my last trip!
Total OOP~11.30

My Total OOP for the day was..........$28.51!!!!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

And She's Off!!!!

Even though Rebecca has been trying to walk for a while and taking a few steps here and there, she wasn't officially walking around until two days ago!!! Yeah!!!

We were at my friend's house and all of a sudden she was just walking around for stuff. I think she was just showing off for her friend, but that's okay! So, then she comes home and for the last few days, she has been following her sisters around! I am so excited! I was getting so frustrated watching her crawl when I knew she could stand up and walk, so I finally feel better.

Watch out comes Rebecca!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Her first official word!!!

Rebecca has been babbling for a while and of course she is saying mamamama and dadadada, but there haven't been any "real" words......until now!!! She is now saying "Hi!" It is too cute! She waves her fat little hands in the air and looks at you with her cute little smile and welcomes you better than most adults ever will!!! Even the smallest of things can make a mother's heart gleam with joy and this is one of those tiny little things that you just remember forever!

Now if I could just get her to eat without smearing it in her hair........

The Girls' Clothes

I am one child short today, so I decided to go ahead and tackle something that I didn't ever wanted to do the girls' drawers out! What a feat!! I bought new hangers the other nite and I hung up all of their dresses, shirts, and jackets; folded all of their pants; and put all of their summer clothes in storage. Wow, was it ever time consuming!!! It took me over an hour just to finish the two oldest girls' drawers.
But, the room looks good and the drawers aren't overflowing anymore! Now I am going to go and take a nap, LOL!!!


Unless you are young mom with preschoolers, you may not even know what MOPS is! I didn't know until my friend from CA introduced me to it. MOPS stands for Mothers Of PreSchoolers. It is a group of moms with kids under kindergarten age that get together twice a month and just have an overall great time for two hours while our kids are being babysat safely in the next room with qualified volunteers keeping them happy and busy! This is a group that has started in my hometown in September and I am so excited to be a part of it! I am a part of the Steering Team Leaders and it feels great to have such a great feeling of accomplishment and to finally have someone depending on me again besides my children. Although I love being a SAHM, and I wouldn't trade this opportunity for the world, it is so nice to feel needed again! The other moms in the group are just awesome and I have made some good friends in the process.
We get to have motivational speakers who come and talk about this season of motherhood, we have crafts, great homemade food, and a great time just socializing. It is a Christian-based group, but not in a threatening or pushy manor. We get to share Christ with all types of women and show them how great it is to have Him in our lives. I feel truly blessed to have this opportunity and I wanted to urge other young mothers to look for a local MOPS group because it may just change your life!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Neutra Air Deals from last week!

Well, last week there was a deal on the Neutra Air Freshmatic Starter kits. They were $5.99 at Walgreen's! Normally, they are $13.xx so I couldn't pass it up. I also had a $5/1 Mfg Q so I got online to my couponing forums and I traded coupons with another woman and ended up getting four of the Kits for $5!!! I also have a raincheck for another one since every Walgreen's around me was sold out of them. Yeah for awesome deals!

PS. I would've taken a picture of my deals, but I don't have access to my camera right now!