Saturday, October 15, 2011
So.... Here it goes!
Today I took Caleb and Morgan to the Maple Leaf Festival parade. Caleb (and Morgan) haven't ever been to a parade, but it's full of the things he loves, so I knew he would get a real kick out of it! He LOVED the motorcycles, fire trucks, tractors, but when daddy asked what he saw, he said "horses!" Then daddy asked, "What else did you see?" and Caleb responded "Horses!" He loved seeing horses up close!
I'm pretty sure he enjoyed the candy that people were throwing, as well! I kept asking him to say "please", which he would do, but then they wouldn't throw any candy his way! He was so disappointed, but I just told him "Maybe next time!" That was sufficient for him, and he got more candy than he needed! We had such a good time together. I thought that taking the kids to a parade by myself might be more than I wanted to deal with, but they were great! I'm so glad I took them... it was a beautiful day!
While we were waiting (an hour!) for the parade to start, some older boys next to us were trying to blow on grass blades and make them whistle. Not to miss out on any fun, Caleb wanted to try it too! He didn't really understand what they were doing, so instead, he ended up picking up handfuls of dry, brown grass and blowing on them! He had such a puzzled look on his face as he tried to figure out why their grass was making noise, but his wasn't! Such a sweet (and funny!!) boy! :-)
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Friday, November 27, 2009
BUT.... as I was looking through the grocery ads for this weekend, I stumbled upon a deal that I simply could not overlook! I have been keeping a nice stash of diaper coupons, just waiting for the perfect sale to come along. Today, it did and I have no more diaper coupons left!! So here's how my deal went.... Hy-Vee had Huggie's diapers for $5.99 per package (10-50 count). I didn't want to drive all the way to Hy-Vee, so I went to Walmart, where I found that these packages of diapers normally cost $8.93. So, I price matched the diapers to $5.99, then used the coupons that I had. I used 4 $3 off coupons and 13 $2 off coupons... I ended up purchasing 17 packages of diapers.
Walmart price- $8.93 x 17= $151.83
Hy-Vee price-$5.99 x 17=$101.83
Value of 17 coupons-$38.... so $101.83-$38=$63.83 for 17 packages of diapers...
Which comes to $3.75 per package!! WOW!!!!
As I was standing and looking at the diapers, I was contemplating how many packages I should buy... A woman and her husband came up to get diapers and I explained to them the deal and gave them some coupons, then I gave some coupons to the assistant manager who had to come over and approve my excessive price matching!
Even as I write this post, I wonder if I should have purchased more?? Unfortunately the Hy-Vee ad is only good for Friday, so this deal won't work tomorrow...
Anywhoo...that's my 2009 Black Friday deal! I think it was worth it. I didn't have to wait in any lines or get up entirely too early in the morning! In fact, I didn't go to Walmart until 7:30 pm, and it was pretty quiet!
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I'm thankful for diapers that should last me through the next few months!
P.S. A special thanks to my mom who printed out over 20 $2/1 Huggies coupons!! :-) It really paid off! I love you!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Born: Sept. 9, 2009 (9-9-09)
C-section babies sure are pretty, aren't they!? :-)
Week 1: I'm so thankful that Jeff took this first week at home off from work. I would never have made it without him! When Caleb left the hospital his weight was down to 7 lbs. 11 oz., so I was pumping and we were feeding him with a tube and a syringe while he was breastfeeding. It worked very well, because when we went to our 1 week appt. he was back to 8 lbs. 2 oz. and we quit tube feeding. I know Jeff is thankful that we were able to quit tube feeding because it was a two person job at each feeding and he was getting worn out! Here are some pictures of Caleb at 1 week...
Week 2: This week my mom and my grandma came and spent the week with Caleb and me. The house got a major cleaning and my grandma spent some precious time with Caleb. They took morning and afternoon naps together as she snuggled with him. Jeff went back to work and life started to resemble something of normal... Caleb started to get the hang of breastfeeding, but we started giving him a bottle of breastmilk during the night, just so I knew how much he was eating and to make sure that he had enough to eat. Also, this helped me get a little more sleep...he seemed to eat better from the bottle than from me! Week 2 pictures of Caleb...
Week 3: This week was our first week by ourselves! I was pretty nervous, but it went well! On Monday, we ventured to Sam's Club to get a few things and since things went so well at Sam's, we stopped at Walmart too! On Tuesday, we slept most of the day! I think we did too much and wore ourselves out! Here are a couple of week 3 pictures...
Friday, September 4, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
10 packages of Sharpie Highlighters
2 packages of Poptarts
Before coupons my total came to around $30....after coupons, I spent $4.27!!! Whew... I'm heading to Walgreens this morning to see what I can find!! We'll see how it goes!!
UPDATE: Walgreens shopping trip!
I ran to Walgreens this morning... total before coupons and such: $42 and some change... Here's what I got!
1 bottle Dawn dish soap
4 bottles Pert Plus shampoo
2 cans Pringles
2 tubes Crest
2 Oral B toothbrushes
2 72ct. Huggies wipes
3 Sure Men's AP/Deo
1 L'Oreal lipstick
1 bottle aspirin
Total after coupons and RR's: $16, plus I got a $5 RR, so really only $11!! WooHoo!!
Now it's naptime! :-)