Monday, August 31, 2009
We are also teaching Cara's 3 year old class in the 9:30 hour at church. The first week was rough because Friday night I came down with a fever, stomach bug, chills, the whole 9 yards, it was awful. Needless to say, I couldn't go! So Eric recruited his mom to help, and he went and did the lesson (like he always does). He said it went fine, but he needed me there to be organized for him :). So this past week we taught on Nehemiah, and everything went so smoothly. I love watching him teach the little ones, they listen to him so well, and he's so good at it! I feel like we are just so blessed to be teaching. Cara gets to see us lead her and her friends and learn about many different bible lessons. And now that we are teaching, we know what to talk about all week to remind her of the story. So far we've taught on Queen Esther, and Nehemiah, and this coming week we start the new 'years' curriculum and go back to creation. I love going over that with her, she is so smart and we talk a lot about what all God has made. It's a great way to talk about things outside!! :) We also instituted our family Sundays this past week. We spend the day as a family, going to church, eating lunch, taking naps (my fave part....haha) and doing our family devo (or faith talk). This week we talked about God always being in control (Jesus on the boat, calming the storm), because recently Cara has decided she's afraid of everything. Like the inanimate pictures/cross stitches that have been hanging on her walls since birth. We pray with her and remind her of her memory verse that talks about fear ("Do not fear, I will help you" Isaiah 41:13) and that usually works, but we hate to see a spirit of fear in her at such a young age.
Anyways, we are having a crazy busy week this week through Wednesday, but after that it should slow down. I will post more pictures soon!!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
AND there's an in-store coupon good for a FREE 8x10 collage print good ONLY on August 26th, so go pick one up and get your freebies! :)
Monday, August 17, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
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If you are one of those people who think coupons are only for processed junk food, and you'd never use them...how about some super cheap bananas and apples?? I printed out 4 each of the $.50/lb bananas and $1.00/lb apples for target. You can print the coupons from this post on moneysavingmom's blog. I got all of this, plus 2 bananas and 2 apples (previously eaten) for $3.40! :) The apples coupon is up through 8/22 and the bananas through 9/5. So, I'll be getting those at Target the next few weeks. And I've used them before. The only say one coupon per transaction, so I did 4 back to back transactions, with bananas and apples in each. The people at the Target (west pky/grand pky) are used to this and were very courteous! Just be sure to get over a pound for each order.
What do I do with all those bananas since I can't possibly eat all of them before they go bad??? Well besides the obvious (banana nut bread!), I will post another day on my ideas/techniques. I love buying fruit when it is in season and preserving it for later days!!
She was so cute. I said, she probably won because she was the youngest. Others told me it was the curls :). Here she is with her prize, a gift card to 59 diner!!
After that we let her run around with all her friends. I got a couple of cute pictures of Jack with Cara and Micah. I love this first one, we couldn't get them to look at the camera!!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
First to Micah, he's crawling EVERYWHERE. And for the past few days, he's started pulling up on everything. The crib while trying to fall asleep, the couch, the ottoman, our legs, very unstable toys...you get the idea :). He is such a happy, joyful baby.
However they started paying attention, and eventually were engaged in the activities (however un-ballet-like) :).
Watch this video!
Then it was time to change for tap shoes. Cara was so sad, she thought class was over!! I changed her shoes and told her to go back in there and she was the first one back! Things started off going well. Then they got to stand up. They were supposed to be watching the teacher.....however, she decided she needed to grab Aynslee's hands, twirl around, and they BOTH fell down! After 40 minutes (which is longer than I would have lasted if I were the teacher)....she (and A) landed in time out.
She was very sad watching all the other little girls dancing. She did much better after that....for the most part. The last 7 minutes or so were without shoes....'free' dance. They had such a blast. They are already asking to go back! Too bad it's not more than once a week.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 09, 2009
I've been alerted by a few blogs (Here and Here) that THIS Saturday (August 15th) Krogers here in Katy (and all SW texas and louisiana) will be doubling coupons from $.40-$1!! And still tripling from $0-$.39. That's awesome. A lot of the blogs I read up north (ohio, etc), their Krogers already do it, and have been doing it. I hope this is maybe a trial to see how it goes, and maybe one day will be their normal policy!! So save those coupons from this weeks paper (and I heard there are a couple in the Parade section to!).
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
**Edited to add by wife***
They went to Lowe's because that's where we still had a tiny amount on a gift card too ;)
I have to admit, these are not my favorite diapers, I only have 1, but they work. Now that I've been doing this for awhile, I realize all a diaper does is catch...stuff....so the cheaper the better :). However, if you are new to CD'ing and want to build a stash, buying sale items are the way to go!! And if you haven't already, sign up for their email newsletter. I got an email today telling me about the sale, along with 3 coupons in it!!