Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer Fun Ideas #3, 4 and 5

# 3 Pool Fun

Take your kids to a pool or play in one of your own.

 #4 Play Games

Yesterday it wasn't so nice outside so we played games.
Hi-Ho Cherry O

#5 Make Puppets

My kids are very much into doing crafts of any kind so today we made paper bag puppets and its been 2 hours and they are still playing with them, right now they are making each of their puppets their own houses.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Fun Ideas #2

Take the Kids to a Park

One that you have never been to before would be fun, but we have checked out all the ones around us already so we went to our favorite.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Summer Fun Ideas #1

Make, Play and Eat

Edible Play Dough

1 cup Peanut Butter
2/3 cup Rice Krispies
1 cup powdered sugar

Mix together.
I doubled the recipe for my 4 kids and it seemed like just the right amount.

Meal Plan Monday 6/20

Monday-Beef Tenderloins, Salad, Watermelon and Rolls
Tuesday-Hot Dogs, Fries, Fruit Salad
Wednesday-Chicken, Rice, Salad
Friday-Fish Sticks, Mac and Cheese
Saturday-Turkey Breast Grilled, Salad
Sunday-Chef Salad

Monday, June 13, 2011

Couponing Trip: Week 5

So this week the total retail price of everything was $138.29 and I paid $75.83 only a 46% savings for the following items:

6 packages of diapers
2 bottles of Gillette Body Wash
3 bottles of Nivea Body wash
2 Gillette deodrant
1 Gillette Razor
2 containers of Colgate toothpaste
1 6pack pkg of Bounty Paper Towels
1 bottle of sunscreen
2 pineapples
4 pkgs of Chex Mix
2 Yoplait yogurt FREE
2 bottles of Comet FREE
1 bottle of Pinesol

and not pictured is
2 bottles of La Victoria Taco Sauce FREE $.06 moneymaker each
1 container of Carmex

Not the best savings this week but I did get a lot of diapers for only $6.49 a pack for Pampers and if you use diapers you know that is a good deal.

Meal Plan Monday 6/13

Monday-Chicken and Broccoli Casserole, Rolls, Cranberry Cream Salad
Tuesday-Baked Beans and Hamburger Casserole, Corn on the Cob, Salad
Wednesday-Sandwiches, Chips
Thursday-Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread
Friday-Chicken Tetrazzini, Applesauce
Saturday-Lemon Chicken, Broccoli
Sunday-Sandwiches, Potato Salad

Monday-Cheese Quesadillas, Chips
Tuesday-Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup
Wednesday-Salad, Grapes, Carrots
Thursday-Eat in Town
Friday-Sandwiches, Salad
Saturday-Sandwiches-We are going to be at garage sales most the day
Sunday- Sandwiches, Salad, Apples

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Today is day 2 of me by myself with 5 kids which is much better then it was yesterday.

Yesterday was the first day my husband went back to work so I was here by myself and I thought I might not be able to handle it. My 19 month old is very much a Daddy's girl and for the past 9 months it has just been her and I here during the day so she got a lot of attention and now she is having to share me with her baby brother and she doesn't like it very much, she was fine once her Dad got home because then she could go to either one of us and we could spend time with her. Yesterday was just horrible I tell ya. I decided I had to have some kind of structure to our day so that each one of the kids got some alone time with me, between getting the house cleaned, cooking meals, and feedings every 2 hours I knew it would be tough but they would have to have patience. Or I was hoping they would have patience.

Today went much better each one of the girls got alone time with me while we did some learning, and while the baby and my 19 month old slept this afternoon I got to do something the older kids like doing which is play games. Tonight we are going to have a camp out in the living room should be fun.

Its already been 2 weeks since I had our little bundle of joy, I can't believe it either. On a good note though I have already lost 22 pounds that I gained while pregnant with him which is just a ridiculous amount but whatever its gone now and never coming back, now hopefully I just keep losing :)

I had our little man's pictures taken yesterday too and they turned out so stinking adorable well the 2 I have got to see so far, I can't wait to see the rest. I also had my 19 month olds pictures taken too because when we went to have Easter pictures done it was so cold she cried the whole time so we didn't get any good ones of

Monday, June 6, 2011

Meal Plan Monday 5/06

I'm a little late in posting this but better late then never RIGHT?

Tuesday-Green Chili Enchiladas, Spanish Rice
Wednesday-Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Salad
Thursday-Sausage and Rice, Cranberry Cream Salad
Friday-Grilled Ham Slices, Twice Baked Potatoes, Applesauce
Saturday-Oven BBQ Chicken and Cheesy Biscuits, Baked Beans, Salad
Sunday-Meatloaf, Potatoes, Rolls

I'm also going to do a lunch menu since my kids are here now during the summer

Monday-Mac and Cheese, Hot Dogs, Fruit Cocktail
Tuesday-Ham Sandwiches, Grapes, Carrots
Wednesday-Tuna Sandwiches, Oranges
Thursday-Ham Sandwiches, Oranges, Carrots
Friday-Salad, Grapes, Crackers
Saturday-Cheese Quesadillas, Chips
Sunday-Grilled Cheese, Apples

Friday, June 3, 2011

Couponing Trip: Week 4

So I didn't think I would get out this week but I couldn't resist passing up on some good deals, plus we needed some of these things anyways because the girls were starting their summer break. So here is what I scored this week.

2 boxes of Lucky Charms
2 boxes of Froot Loops
2 boxes of Trix
2 boxes of Apple Jacks
2 boxes of Cinnamon Toast Crunch
2 boxes of Cocoa Puffs
2 boxes of Cherrios
1 box of Honey Nut Cherrios
9 boxes of Raisin Bran
2 75sq ft. of Reynolds Wrap
2 lunchables
4 pkgs of Hot Dogs
1 container of Newman's Own Lemonade
1 35pk of Band aids FREE
1 box of Betty Crocker Dessert Mix
1 6pk of Scott Natural Paper Towels (not pictured)

A total retail value of $99.80 and I spent $35.90 for a total savings of about 64%.

You can find coupons for cereal HERE

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Our Little Guy-1 week Old

So we had our baby boy last week on May 24th he was 7 pounds 11 ounces and 19 inches long.
All my girls just love him so much. Jaedyn my 19 month old gets so excited every time he makes a noise or moves, she starts laughing and saying "Baby" its so darn cute. The older three the first thing they want to do when they get home from school is hold him. They only have 1 more day of school and then they are out for the summer so I hope everything goes good once they are home and I can manage taking care of Wyatt and Jaedyn while also doing stuff with the older three, I'm just worried that they are going to think that I'm not spending enough time with them, so I already have a list of things we are going to try and do, something fun everyday this summer.

Wyatt is already a week old, it went by so fast. He actually sleeps for a 4 hour period at night so that is really nice, we only had 1 night that he woke up every hour but it didn't matter to me, I love just looking at him.
1 week old
He has an appointment tomorrow, I'm anxious to see how much he has grown in such a short time.