Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Tough girl with her boo-boos. She woke up from her nap this afternoon with diahrea and a 102.0 temp so she got sent home from daycare and is out for tomorrow too. Grandma and Uncle J will be here tomorrow night and get to play with the peanut Friday and all weekend long! We are looking forward to it!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tough Girl

She fought the mulch and the mulch won... She took a digger face first off the slide at daycare into the mulch and got all scraped up... AND NEVER CRIED!!!! That's my tough little cookie! :) I'm pretty sure she's going to have a black eye tomorrow - the marks on her eye were getting quite dark by the end of the evening.
Also, we went to the doctor today to check out the goopie eye situation and it IS just allergies so she has drops to put in her eyes twice a day. But she did have her first fever today as well - just mild grade at 100.9 degrees. I gave her some Tylenol before bed and just checked on her and she is longer feeling warm so that's good. I'm hoping she's feeling better tomorrow and that the eye drops start to take effect tonight and we awake with no eye boogies tomorrow.

Monday, April 19, 2010

And More about our Life

So, not a whole lot of updates here, but there are a few things that I should share. :)

We went to look at some more houses this weekend. Sorely disapointed in some but happy with some others. We finally found one that we both really loved. We think it might be do-able in a few weeks (after a little more saving). It's a very nice home that is ready to move in and we wouldn't have to do any immediate updates (we both even like the current color schemes so painting isn't even a MUST, which is really nice). There are things that we would eventually have to do like fence the yard for the dogs and we would like to enhance the patio area and things like that, but there is nothing that HAS to be done. It's at the high end of what we want to spend and that's assuming they will come down to our offer price... BUT we are hoping that it will still be available in 3 weeks and we will have the money to make an offer by then... Keep your fingers crossed for us!

Belle is growing like crazy. She has learned to climb out of her bed... She is too dang tall for her own good! Luckily she has only tried to do it so far when we are IN the room and she hasn't braved tryign it on her own yet. *knock on wood* We will probably be switching her bed over to a toddler bed pretty soon but the problem is that the door to her room doesn't quit latch so she can ALSO open the door, which happens to be directly at the top of the stairs... NOT a good combo. So we are hoping she'll stay in her bed for a little bit longer (until we get that house)! This morning, she woke up with her little eyes crusted shut and crusty boogies all over her nose... SO we will be making another trip to the doc tomorrow to see what's going on. I'm hoping it's just allergies and not pink eye or something stupid... At least we know the allergy meds work - plus with pink eye, she can't go to daycare until it's cleared up...

We are finally going to have some company! My mom and brother will be coming out this weekend for a few days. I'm really looking forward to it! And then at the end of May, Nick's parents are coming out. It's always nice to have family around!!!

I think that's it for us. The dogs are whining and driving me crazy and it's ridiculously late (again). So I'm going to leave you with some pictures and will try to update again in less then a month! :)

Deals of the Week

Here is some more incentive for you all to start couponing!!! I LOVE it! (It is very time consuming, but it is so worth it if you are trying to save - and who isn't?!)

Here is what I got this week:

Rite Aid
  • 1 bottle Visine ($4.99)
  • 2 bottles Rite Aid Brand ($7.99 each)
  • 1 box U Kotex Pads ($4.49)

Total Spent: (after coupons, sales and rebates) = $0.00 (actually, $0.02 back)


  • 2 boxes Nutrigrain Bars ($3.99 each)
  • 1 tube Crest ProHealth Toothpaste ($4.49)
  • 1 pack CVS hand sanitizer wipes ($0.99)
  • 1 box CVS Tissue ($1.99)

Total Spent: (after coupons, sales and ECBs) = $2.05


  • 4 packs Milk Bone snacks ($5.99 each)
  • 2 can IAMS dog food ($1.39 each)
  • 2 packs Busy Bones ($3.99 each)

Total Spent: (after coupons and sales) = $5.47


  • 3 cans Glade air freshner ($0.99)
  • 1 - 7th Generation Cleaner ($2.99)
  • Hills Bros. Cappucino ($3.59)
  • 2 DelMonte peach cups ($2.99 each)
  • 2 cans DelMonte mandarin oranges ($1.52 each)
  • 4 cans DelMonte veggies ($0.99 each)
  • 1 - GE Smart Options light bulb ($4.49)
  • 1 - 4 pk GE Reveal ligth bulbs ($2.12)
  • 3 travel size St. Ives facial scrub ($0.97)
  • 2 Vaseline Sheer Infusion lotion ($6.19)
  • 1 can Satin Care shave gel ($1.97)
  • 2 Benadryl Itch Sticks ($2.44 each)

Total Spent: (after coupons and sales) = $17.13 (saved 32.44!)

(forgot that I actually have a $5 rebate for the Glade air fresheners too, so REALLY I only spent $12.13 here...)

I still didn't do very good at Giant, but I did save 33% so I'll take it! :)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter!

Better late than never!
We had a great Easter! We had wonderful company over Saturday, had dinner and dyed Easter eggs. Sunday, we did a little egg hunt in the house and Belle just LOVED it! :) The Easter Bunny brought her a new bike, some movies and some Little People. She loves them! Anyway, here is a little collage from our weekend! Enjoy!