Dec 25, 2005

Merry Christmas!

Click the tree to see our Christmas pictures!
Well, I survived Christmas. I would say we all made out like bandits, ESPECIALLY Austin & Christopher. Its been a good weekend thus far. We went to the
Electric Safari at our local zoo. It was amazing to see the animals at night instead of in the day like usual. The lights were incredible too, amost one million lights!! We fed the giraffes, and one of them kept trying to lick us. Next we went to see the Hippos, which are usually pretty boring, but not that night! One of the hippos was playing with a ball in dry land; rolling and bouncing and slamming it into the wall. He finally got it into the water and he kept making it splash out of the water. The otters were as charming as usual. The primates were incredible though. I saw a pregnant silverback gorilla making her nest for the night. The males were sleeping, as it seemed they had a long day and made "primitave art" all over the glass with their poo. And of course I had to go visit the baby orangutan and his mama.
Friday we went to the curch down the street to drive through the lights display. We go every year and are never disapointed.
Saturday Bobby got off work at 11am and we had a laid back at home day. After dinner we watched the Polar Express, drank hot chocolate and then got ready for santa. Austin left a gift for Santa he made and they set out cookies and milk. This morning, they found
this note from Santa, it says

Dear Austin, Christopher & Matthew,

Thank-you both so much for the cookies and milk you left for me. It was very refreshing to get a nice snack and rest on my way through. Whoever decorated them did a fabulous job, I almost felt bad eating them because they looked so nice!!
I hope you enjoy your gifts I brought you this year. Take good care of them; I tried to get you everything on your list. I do have to say, some of the requests were a bit unusual.

I hope you boys have a very merry Christmas. Keep up the good work so you can stay on my “Nice” list. Austin, please stay kind to your brothers. Christopher, continue to work on being a good sport, by not crying. Matthew, teething is hard work, good luck! Listen to your parents and be nice to one another.

Love,
Santa Claus

P.S. Austin, thank-you for the gift, it was very thoughtful of you to think of me. Not many little boys and girls give gifts to me!

They were pleased with all their gifts, and I don't think I have seen them for more than 20 minutes since they got their new toys. Matthew is worn out, he has been napping most of the day today; which is fine, we are all still sick over here.
Anyways, Happy Everything to everyone.

Merry Christmas!

Click the tree to see our Christmas pictures!
Well, I survived Christmas. I would say we all made out like bandits, ESPECIALLY Austin & Christopher. Its been a good weekend thus far. We went to the
Electric Safari at our local zoo. It was amazing to see the animals at night instead of in the day like usual. The lights were incredible too, amost one million lights!! We fed the giraffes, and one of them kept trying to lick us. Next we went to see the Hippos, which are usually pretty boring, but not that night! One of the hippos was playing with a ball in dry land; rolling and bouncing and slamming it into the wall. He finally got it into the water and he kept making it splash out of the water. The otters were as charming as usual. The primates were incredible though. I saw a pregnant silverback gorilla making her nest for the night. The males were sleeping, as it seemed they had a long day and made "primitave art" all over the glass with their poo. And of course I had to go visit the baby orangutan and his mama.
Friday we went to the curch down the street to drive through the lights display. We go every year and are never disapointed.
Saturday Bobby got off work at 11am and we had a laid back at home day. After dinner we watched the Polar Express, drank hot chocolate and then got ready for santa. Austin left a gift for Santa he made and they set out cookies and milk. This morning, they found
this note from Santa, it says

Dear Austin, Christopher & Matthew,

Thank-you both so much for the cookies and milk you left for me. It was very refreshing to get a nice snack and rest on my way through. Whoever decorated them did a fabulous job, I almost felt bad eating them because they looked so nice!!
I hope you enjoy your gifts I brought you this year. Take good care of them; I tried to get you everything on your list. I do have to say, some of the requests were a bit unusual.

I hope you boys have a very merry Christmas. Keep up the good work so you can stay on my “Nice” list. Austin, please stay kind to your brothers. Christopher, continue to work on being a good sport, by not crying. Matthew, teething is hard work, good luck! Listen to your parents and be nice to one another.

Love,
Santa Claus

P.S. Austin, thank-you for the gift, it was very thoughtful of you to think of me. Not many little boys and girls give gifts to me!

They were pleased with all their gifts, and I don't think I have seen them for more than 20 minutes since they got their new toys. Matthew is worn out, he has been napping most of the day today; which is fine, we are all still sick over here.
Anyways, Happy Everything to everyone.

Dec 16, 2005

PayPerPost Blogrolling

PayPerPost Blogrolling

Photo-Blogroll

Photo-Blogroll

Dec 13, 2005

$8.75

I went to the Salvation Army today, and lookie what I got!! The kitty loves them! It's a Leapstart Learning Table, a roll around gumball machine, and a peek a block elephant.

The table looked like it had been stored outside, so I did not know if it was worth the $7, not sure it worked. The Elephant was TOTALLY worth $1 and had working batteries. The gumball machine was FILTHY, disgusting, but for .75 I figured even if it did not work it would be ok.

With some fresh AAs and bleach water, the table works just fine. The gumball machine however could not be wiped clean. It looked like someone had poured yogurt and an ashtray in it. SO, I took it apart and soaked each piece in lysol water. When I was putting it back together I noticed a wire was not connected, so I soldered it back together and now it work nearly perfect. I LOVE A GOOD DEAL!!!

Gumball toy- Retail $19.99 for a savings of $19.24
Elephant toy - Retail $19.99 for a savings of $18.99
Leapstart Learning Table - Retail $44.99 for a savings of $37.99

Total savings - $76.22!!!!!

$8.75

I went to the Salvation Army today, and lookie what I got!! The kitty loves them! It's a Leapstart Learning Table, a roll around gumball machine, and a peek a block elephant.

The table looked like it had been stored outside, so I did not know if it was worth the $7, not sure it worked. The Elephant was TOTALLY worth $1 and had working batteries. The gumball machine was FILTHY, disgusting, but for .75 I figured even if it did not work it would be ok.

With some fresh AAs and bleach water, the table works just fine. The gumball machine however could not be wiped clean. It looked like someone had poured yogurt and an ashtray in it. SO, I took it apart and soaked each piece in lysol water. When I was putting it back together I noticed a wire was not connected, so I soldered it back together and now it work nearly perfect. I LOVE A GOOD DEAL!!!

Gumball toy- Retail $19.99 for a savings of $19.24
Elephant toy - Retail $19.99 for a savings of $18.99
Leapstart Learning Table - Retail $44.99 for a savings of $37.99

Total savings - $76.22!!!!!

Dec 10, 2005

Nine months, wow.





My baby is NINE months old...I cannot believe how quickly it has gone by. It seems like just yesterday he was placed upon my chest. Really, it seems like just yesterday they were all making an appearance into my life. I can still see Christopher's sweet face and cone head. Austin's scared little face, pale skin and hollow eyes. And I still can remember the amazement at Matthew's exciting birth, attended only by nurses. He seemed so tiny, yet so perfect. In the last nine months, this kid has seen it all: An air show, a Nascar race, the zoo, an almost 3,000 mile road trip, 2 movies, a state fair, a baseball game (15 minutes at least before we were rained out), and survived a weekend with my husband's family. This kid has done it all!

Last night he had his first taste of Ramen Noodles, nothing he will have often, but I wanted to give him a taste. The other picture is me over 25 years ago sleeping in my own Ramen Noodles.

Obviously, noodles are exciting as you can see by our expressions.

Lots of fun to be had yesterday, Bobby, Matthew and I went to the mall just to walk. Matthew napped in his sling and we ran into a neighbor and his little boy Connor who just turned one. We also spotted Santa, in the food court, who was eating a Subway sub (hopefully not on the Subway diet, I would hate for 2006 to yield a less Jolly old saint Nick). We poked around the Discovery Channel store and agreed that we are both nerds. Bobby got his wedding ring sized up more than a full size and I got mine inspected and cleaned, and Matthew was quite taken with some stuffed bears they were selling to raise money for Saint Jude's Children's Hospital. We also got personalized Christmas ornaments in lieu of our tradition of each member picking out their own ornament. We ended up saving a ton of money and got family keep-sakes that can be cherished for many years to come.

Nine months, wow.





My baby is NINE months old...I cannot believe how quickly it has gone by. It seems like just yesterday he was placed upon my chest. Really, it seems like just yesterday they were all making an appearance into my life. I can still see Christopher's sweet face and cone head. Austin's scared little face, pale skin and hollow eyes. And I still can remember the amazement at Matthew's exciting birth, attended only by nurses. He seemed so tiny, yet so perfect. In the last nine months, this kid has seen it all: An air show, a Nascar race, the zoo, an almost 3,000 mile road trip, 2 movies, a state fair, a baseball game (15 minutes at least before we were rained out), and survived a weekend with my husband's family. This kid has done it all!

Last night he had his first taste of Ramen Noodles, nothing he will have often, but I wanted to give him a taste. The other picture is me over 25 years ago sleeping in my own Ramen Noodles.

Obviously, noodles are exciting as you can see by our expressions.

Lots of fun to be had yesterday, Bobby, Matthew and I went to the mall just to walk. Matthew napped in his sling and we ran into a neighbor and his little boy Connor who just turned one. We also spotted Santa, in the food court, who was eating a Subway sub (hopefully not on the Subway diet, I would hate for 2006 to yield a less Jolly old saint Nick). We poked around the Discovery Channel store and agreed that we are both nerds. Bobby got his wedding ring sized up more than a full size and I got mine inspected and cleaned, and Matthew was quite taken with some stuffed bears they were selling to raise money for Saint Jude's Children's Hospital. We also got personalized Christmas ornaments in lieu of our tradition of each member picking out their own ornament. We ended up saving a ton of money and got family keep-sakes that can be cherished for many years to come.

Dec 3, 2005

oh

This is Austin's catch phrase. I LOVE my little boy so much, but sometime he is just a flake. Today he was looking at the dictionary to find out how to spell 'mountain' for his list to Santa.
He sees a picture of a cloverleaf highway in the dictionary and says "wow mom, look at this road. It looks like a 4-leaf clover!" I asked him what the name of it was, and he said "cloverleaf highway". I said to him "why do you think they named it that?" He gets a blank look and said "I don't know?" I resisted slapping my forehead and saying "D'Oh!" and calmly asked him... "What did you say it looked like?" and he said "a clover", and I said "what did you say it was called?" he states "a clover leaf highway". I lift my eyebrows and he says "oh". I love my ditzy little boy!

oh

This is Austin's catch phrase. I LOVE my little boy so much, but sometime he is just a flake. Today he was looking at the dictionary to find out how to spell 'mountain' for his list to Santa.
He sees a picture of a cloverleaf highway in the dictionary and says "wow mom, look at this road. It looks like a 4-leaf clover!" I asked him what the name of it was, and he said "cloverleaf highway". I said to him "why do you think they named it that?" He gets a blank look and said "I don't know?" I resisted slapping my forehead and saying "D'Oh!" and calmly asked him... "What did you say it looked like?" and he said "a clover", and I said "what did you say it was called?" he states "a clover leaf highway". I lift my eyebrows and he says "oh". I love my ditzy little boy!