Friday, December 21, 2012

Wyatt's First Haircut

I don't remember being so emotional for Ryder's first haircut.  He was 14 months old at the time.  Wyatt's first haircut was on 12/15/12, Ryder's birthday party, and my wedding anniversary.  I had to fight back tears as every one of his precious curls hit the floor.  It was heartbreaking, but I couldn't have imagined what a grown up beautiful little boy he would be with his first little boy haircut.

He hated every minute of it, so I kept him busy throwing a ball with me running to catch it.  I felt like a labrador retriever - but it worked.  The cheese balls helped quite a bit too.

Happy 3rd Birthday, Ryder!

So, I'm sure every mother has that moment when their child reaches a birthday or milestone where they step back with a tear threatening to spill from their eye and say "I cannot believe my baby did this."

I cannot believe my baby is 3.

He's so grown up.

First Birthday
Second Birthday
Third Birthday

He had such a blast getting all the attention, and opening the gifts.  Like any other child, we had to pull him away from one toy to open the next.  We also got moments of his lovely three year old attitude where he would act out, including throwing a toy car and hitting Wyatt right in the nose with it.  

Happy birthday, my sweet boy.  May you have many more happy, healthy years to come.

Keeping my Memories Here

I've been desperately slacking on my posts this past year.  So much has happened that I could be writing about, and instead, I've ignored my computer and just enjoyed the moment.  Hopefully from here on out I will be better about sharing the life of my bunch, any keeping my memories here.

Wish me luck.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Its a boy!

I'm currently 19 weeks, due February 26!  We can't wait to welcome our new baby boy into the world!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  The whole entire family has been very sick the past week, including myself.  I feel like I once again have super powers being this sick and still taking care of my flock.  

Anyway, more updates in the future,  when my head isn't about to explode.

Happy V-day!

Hey, if you see my husband, tell him I want the biggest diamond he can find!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Cousin Taylor with Ryder

Little hands and baby kisses

We were supposed to have a meeting with the speech therapist today for Ryder, but she called and rescheduled due to the snow.  I cannot wait to get him started with her.  He's already accomplished so much!

Wyatt walks everywhere now, crawling is only an option if he doesn't have anything to pull himself up on. 

Thankfully, my wonderful handy husband figured out that we don't need to replace our furnace, only completely rerun the duct work in the basement.  I cannot wait to save money on my gas bill!

Short and sweet tonight.  

I wish I could stop time.  I feel like life right now, life with my boys is so perfect.  I know its only going to get better, but can't I just stop it now and enjoy these moments for a little longer?  Can't I enjoy the little hands and baby kisses for just a bit longer?  

Something to make you smile

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Favorite Parts of Today

  1. Getting a 99% savings at Kroger this morning.  
  2. Ryder's playgroup teacher telling me how impressed that she is with him.
  3. Listening to everyone say how amazing it is that Wyatt is already walking.
  4. Finally seeing Ryder's eyes after I cut his bangs tonight.
  5. Shane coming home from work early.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Last Night's Dinner!

Quick, Easy, Delicious!

Foil-Pack Chicken and Broccoli Dinner (15)

I was too excited to eat last night so I forgot to take a picture, here's the one from the site!

It was so yummy! So Easy! I did have to almost double the cook time though because my chicken was a bit frozen still, and really thick.  Clean up was a breeze!  Yum Yum Yum!

Shoplifting?....No, Couponing.

Sorry for the poor quality photo.... but would you believe me if I told you that everything in that photo was free to me?

Yeah, I didn't think so.

Let's break it down.

Dollar General
2 All Free and Clear Laundry Soap
Retail Price: $5.00
Sale Price: $3.50
Used 2 $1/1 All Laundry Soap from 1/1 RP
Total: 2.12 (two transactions were required)

Rite Aid
1 Colgate 360 Optic White Manual Toothbrush
Sale Price: $3.49
Used 1 $3/1 Rite Aid Coupon (
Used $.75/1 Colgate Adults or Kids Manual Toothbrush from SS 1/1
(coupon has to be adjusted down)
Total: Free

2 Triaminic Children's Fever Reducer
Sale Price: 2 for $10
Used 2 $3/1 Triaminic from SS 12/4
Total: $4.60
Recieved $5 Register Rewards

2 Ester-C Gummies
Sale Price: BOGO Free $6.99
Used 2 $2/1 Ester-C Vitamin Coupons from 1/1
Total: $3.00 for two

2 Clearasil Face Wash
Sale Price: $2.99
and $2/1 in-ad Walgreen's Coupon
Total: 2 for Free

Studio 35 Nail Polish Remover
Sale Price: $1.79
Used 1 $1/1 in-ad Walgreen's Coupon
Total: $.79

3 Snickers Peanut Butter Bars
Sale Price: 3 for $2.00 (filler)

Grand Total: $10.71
Used 1 $5 Register Reward
and Received 1 $5 Register Reward
Total Paid after RR: $.71

3 Shick ST2 Disposal Razor 12ct
Retail Price: $1.97
Used 3 $3/1 Shick ST2 Disposable Razor Coupons (found inside package)
Total: Store Paid me $2.74

10 Dulcolax Laxatives
Retail Price: $1.97
Total: Store Paid me: $4.12

Shopping Trip Grand Total: 
Stores paid me $6.15 to purchase $72.85 worth of products

Probably one of my best trips ever.

Bagels, Toilets, and Orange Soda Boxes

Breakfast time.

I never know what will end up in the toilet next.  I think this is worse than a crocodile in the toilet.

He decided it would be fun to one... remove all of the soda cans from the box and line them on the shelf, two... tear the box up, and three... put the box on his head and run around screaming.