Saturday, November 28, 2009

We Have Moved In!

We have Officially moved into our new house. I have been very busy unpacking and trying to get this house in live able condition. I was in the emergency room with Lil worm on Thanksgiving eve. He had 104.0 temp and he is only 8 mo old. They managed to get his temperature down and he started to look better. The Doctors sent me home telling me that it was probably just a viral infection and to give him Tylenol and Motrin to keep his fever down. On Thanksgiving day my Husband took Monkey boy to our in- laws for Thanksgiving Dinner. I stayed home with Lil worm. I was having a hard time keeping his fever down,then he scared me because he woke up from a nap shivering, and the 4 little teeth he had were trembling ,but he had a temp of 101.9 . I called his Pediatrician who informed me that Lil worm had the Flu. I was so aggravated at the Emergency Room visit 1 day prior because they did not test him for the Flu. Lil Worm started taking Tami Flu and he seams to be doing better. So far Monkey Boy shows no symptoms. Only time will tell. I hope to get back to more Blogging and Reading everyone's blogs ,but for now we are trying to keep Lil worm as comfortable as possible and to unpack as much as we can.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving ....A 5 year old's point of view

Mama: What are you Thankful for Monkey boy?

Monkey boy: My Mom and my Dad and my baby Brother

Mama: What are you going to eat on Thanksgiving Day?

Monkey boy : Valentines Cookies with hearts on them!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Camping Anyone?

When my Husband was packing up things in our basement for our upcoming move, he came across a old Camping tent. My Husband decided to set it up in the basement so Monkey boy could play with it before we packed it up. (Just so happens that Monday night football was on)Monkey boy had so much fun sitting with Daddy in the Tent watching Football that night. I thought this was a real cute idea. (even if it was so he could squeeze in some Football time between packing) I was amazed that my Husband came up with the idea. That tent stayed up for 2 days, and then we packed it away. It was a great having it up because most of his toys were packed up already. Monkey boy was able to have a lot of Imaginary fun with it until it came down.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

BFF (Best Friends Forever)

Monkey Boy: "Mama Your My Best Friend"

Mama: "Yep We Will Be Best Friends, Forever and Ever"

Sometimes he just melts my heart!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Christmas Came Early For Me!

Maybe it's because I wear the same clothes every day, or maybe because he's tired of seeing me in the same style "Mommy Clothes" everyday. My Husband surprised me with a 200 dollar gift card to Carson Perie Scott. He told me he bought me a gift card style because he did not want me to feel guilty when spending that much money on myself. He knew that if he already spent the money I would use it, but if he told me to go spend 200 dollars I would not. I know 200 cannot get that much at Carson Perie Scott, but when I only purchase Target clothes a lot of times they do not last. I for sure am going to "try" to find a pair of real nice jeans, then at least 1 dressy outfit for the Holidays. I told him I need to go shopping by myself so I can really focus on getting the best deals. I am excited to go shopping . Sometimes out of the blue my Husband surprises me! This was definitely a big surprise.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

In 5 days

In 5 days we will be in our new house. We did a lot of moving and packing little things getting ready or the big move on Sunday. We are trying to get rid of things that we do not use. It is amazing how much extra stuff you have 5 years and 2 kids later in the same house. I am trying to not get frustrated with the lack of organization a house half packed can be. We have a very busy week ahead of ourselves besides working and Monkey boys Preschool. I need to try to recover from this cold that the children have decided to give to me. I cannot wait to be in our new house and unpack and get organized. I love to organize and am looking forward to unpacking and finding new homes for all our stuff. Since I'm fighting this cold my Husband had been pretty much all the packing. I hope I can get some boxes done today. Little by little it will all be done, and we will be enjoying this new chapter of our lives.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Frugal tips

I try to be as frugal as possible. I think that once you become a mom the more frugal you become to try to save for your family. A few things I do to save money are as follows.

1. I Cloth Diaper

2. I use cloth napkins

3. I dye my own hair

4. I do not use any paper plates.

5. I use coupons when ever possible.

6. I cut my sponges in half's so they can last longer , Who needs a huge sponge to wash a plate?

7. I only run the dishwasher when it is full.

8. I turn the water off when I am brushing my teeth.

9. I always ask for extra Splenda whenever I purchase a coffee, so I never have to buy any.

10. I try to always eat the leftovers so I do not waste any food.

11. I make a lot of my own baby food when I can get fruit at good prices.

12. I try to combine errands to save on gas.

Do you have any frugal tips you would like to share? I am always looking for new ways to save!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Can you get Kicked out of Preschool????

My son Monkey boy is having a real hard time in Preschool this year. Therefor I'm having a real hard time too. At Preschool pick up last Friday he was not in the classroom, but in the administrators office. He threw another one of his Monkey boy style tantrum. Apparently he wanted to be line leader. At my sons school you are only line leader for the day if you parent is the Helper for the day. Well his favorite girlfriend was the line leader and he wanted to "share" the spot with her. This is not allowed. Monkey boy ended up being the very last one in line, and when the began to walk down the hallway to go to the playground he tried to cut in line to get closer to his friend. The teacher grabbed his arm and "tried" to bring him back to his spot in line. This then prompted Monkey boy to fall to the ground. I do not need to explain what happened next, anyone with a Toddler or Preschooler knows. When I picked him up he was crying and the administrator told me that its hard for her to believe that this is coming from a 5 year old. She told me she has seen this with 3 & 4 year old's,but not with someone who is 5. I replied "well he just turned 5 last month". "Nothing excuses his behavior,but he just turned 5" I asked Monkey boy to say he was sorry for his actions, and I could not get him to talk. I apologised for him and we went on our way. Later that night I talked to her again on the phone. She told me that Maybe if I followed thru with my discipline he would start to behave better. "What?" "Excuse Me" Anyone who knows me knows that I follow thru. I was a bit offended by this comment. She then went into detail about how I could not get him to say Sorry . I explained to her that getting a UN heart felt apology from my son at that time was teaching him nothing in my opinion. I told her I did not push the apology from him because I felt like he had enough discipline for the incident. Having been in the office for 45 min and missing snack and recess. I then told her that this situation is not over in my book, we will be writing another letter of apology, and he will come back and say a hart felt apology the next school day. I also informed her that he has had a hard year thus far, a new baby, a new house, and we recently had to get rid of our dog of 8 years. I told her none of this makes his behavior appropriate, but he might be dealing with all this in this negative way. The thing that has me upset besides the obvious behavior issue is that he was in the office for nearly 45 min. Why wasn't I called? I feel as if I should have been called after the first 5 min if he was not calming down enough . I will let the Preschool Coordinator Lady know that if this is to ever happen again I want to be called right away, because I think sitting in a office for 45 min is too long for a 5 year old. I am wondering what the rest of this school year will bring. Boy this Parenting stuff is so much harder then I ever expected.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mama, It's not your recipe it's my recipe.

As I was taking Monkey boy to school this morning he informed me of a recipe he wanted to try. He told me that the ingredients he needed were as fallows. A cup,Orange juice,and a Popsicle stick. He then told me that we needed to pour the Orange Juice into a cup add a stick and freeze it. He was very excited about trying his very own recipe. After school we went to the grocery store and picked up the Orange juice and impromptu grocery store run for Orange juice resulted in a 49.00 Jewel bill and yummy Rib-Eye stakes and asparagus for dinner. Anyway back to the story at hand . Monkey boy was so super cute when he made is recipe. He reminded me many times that it was not My recipe but his very own. I had so much fun making His Special Recipe with him. Sometimes its the small things in life that really matter. I was so happy that I was able to be home with him and drop everything to go to the grocery store and make his recipe with him one on one.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Haute Pockets.

I recently Peuchases 2 new Haute Pocket Diapers with Snaps. I purchased the Ruby Red, and Gold Dust color. They are on sale now for 12.95 a Diaper marked down from 17.95. I purchased mine from Nikki's Diapers. I am always building my stash because I seam to always need more Pocket Diapers. I work 2o hours a week and Graqndma and Daddy think pocket Diapers are the easiest. So far I have used then for about a month now and I am really liking them. I love that fact that the snaps do not contribute to my Velcro snake that I pull out of my washing machine every time I wash. I use the fold over laundy tabs,but still somehow seam to get Velcro snakes. I like the microfiber inserts they are more contoured to fill the entire diaper inside. The 2nd insert also snaps to the 1st one. This Diaper looks like it is made very well, I think it will hold up over time, espically the snaps so the velcro doesn't look old.

Monday, November 9, 2009

It's Monday Already?

I cannot believe how fast the weekend flew bye. I think its hard for me to even have a weekend because I work for 8 hours every Saturday Morning. Do not get me wrong. I love my job and like working. We are so busy preparing to move. Trying to pack and still keep my children's lives as normal as possible. Doing Laundry, School Drop -Off, Pickup, Work, Dinners, ect. My days are very packed. I cannot wait till we are in the new house. It will take some time to settle in, but will all be worth it. Today I packed up everything I needed for Lil worm to run errands when Monkey boy is in preschool. When I got to Preschool my Friend informed me that she forgot she was suppose to be parent helper today. This is a little problem because she has a 2 year old who I needed to watch so she could stay at school. I could not do all my errands in the Morning with 1 child. I now need to do them in the after noon after Preschool pick up. Sometimes in life your day does not go as planed. This now makes everything like laundry and packing pushed back to a later time. I do not mind watching her Little daughter she is so sweet. I Love how Dainty this little girl plays. Watching her is fun. It is just a little annoying when your day does not go as planed. If you are a person who plans things ahead of time you know exactly how I feel. Thank you for all the kind comments when I was having a awful day, Hope your Monday is a good one.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Do you ever have one of those days!

Do you ever have one of those days when every little thing seams awful. I'm having of of those days today! I cannot stop crying and being overwhelmed with everything. My house is a disaster. I have 2 kids recovering from being sick. I lost my voice. I need to start packing because we are moving in less than 10 days. My Lil Worm will not let me get anything done he just wants to be held all day long. He is only taking cat naps. I have to get ready and leave for work at 6 when my Husband gets home from work. I teach 3 dance classes then get to come home to a baby who is not sleeping through the night because he is stuffy. I know I have many positives in my life. I know this. I am Thankful for all I DO have, but today is just hard.

Is this my kid or what?

Monkey Boy decided to be Spider Man with Muscles for Halloween 2009. The original Halloween costume was Darth Vader, but on day of Spider Man was the winner. We had a lot of fun Trick-Or-Treating this year. Every Year he gets more and more excited about it. LIl worm missed his 1st Trick -Or -Treating because he had a bad cold so Daddy stayed home with him. I had a good time devoting the whole day to Monkey Boy! This is one of my Favorite Pictures of Monkey Boy he was dancing because someone had spooky music playing outside their home. Monkey Boy was the center of attention with his cool dance moves.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

What A Deal

My son Monkey Boy loves to play Dress Up. He dresses up in different Costumes all day long. Today After work I stopped by the Target to pick up some Necessities and noticed that all the Halloween Costumes were marked 75% off. I decided to pick out 3 costumes that he does not have yet for Christmas Presents. I now have a head start on his gifts and literally spent 16 Dollars on 3 presents that I know he will love.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Just Go To Bed !!!!!

What is it about bedtime that makes all the questions of the day come out? It's unbelievable what they come up with. Do they save the thought in their head all day and think : I will ask this at bedtime. Really how many questions or statements can one ask before going to bed ? My count is 8. Please tell me your child's stalling question.


can I ask you a question?

can I go in the basement and get my stuffed doggie ?

can I get a drink of water?

Mom you forgot to give me a hug goodnight!

Mom can you read me 1 more story?

Mom my nightlight is Broken.

Mom I forgot to give my Brother a kiss goodnight!

Mom will Pa Pa buy me the Buzz Light year Computer?

JUST GO TO BED!!!!!!!!!!!! UGG!!!!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

On Halloween Eve....

Lil worm has been fighting a cold for over a week. Monkey boy had it, and then it was his turn. Well on Halloween Eve Lil worm was running a very low temperature of about 96.8 96.4 96.1 for over 2 hours. He also felt clammy and cold. He was not himself all day. Hardly eating and only taking short catnaps all day long. He only wanted to be held. I could not put him down at all. I called his Pediatrician who informed me that his cold had been going on long enough and she did not like his temperature so off to the Emergency Room we went. I called my Aunt to come over and stay at our house because Monkey Boy was sleeping at it was 11 pm. When she arrived my Husband and I left for the Emergency Room. When we got there Lil worms temp was normal he was running 98.1 so that was much better. I Bundled him up for the ride there and we had the heat Blasting in the car,so maybe that helped get his temp up. They checked his oxygen levels, they did a Chest X-Ray and Tested him for the Flu. The good news was that he passed everything and they told us that it's just has a bad cold. We got home at 4 am. Because of Lil worm's cold he is not sleeping at night. I let my Husband sleep until 9 am and then I napped from about 9 am til 1pm. I took Monkey boy Trick -Or-Treating and Daddy stayed home with Lil Worm. Monkey Boy had lots of fun. I wish we all could have done this as a family,but Lil worm needed to be at home. This is a Halloween I will never forget. I hope next years is Better!