Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Jordan has done it!

Yipee! Jordan is potty trained. We still have the occassional accident but she does so well. It about breaks your heart when she looks at you with tear filled eyes and says "I potty!" (Said in a very sad voice moments before she starts bawling!) She is so good that she'll get up in the night to come down the stairs to go to the bathroom. Amazing! She started this new phase about a week before her 2 year old birthday. I guess she thought she needed to grow up! And when I put double thick panties on instead of a diaper she wouldn't wear pants because she couldn't see them! The one downfall is that she thinks that anytime she uses the bathroom she needs new undies afterwards. I can understand her thinking since that is what happened when she was wearing diapers but it is oh so frustrating!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

I shouldn't laugh .... but I did.

Jordan has been practicing going on the potty. Despite the fact that she doesn't talk much, she manages to convey with grunts and points her intentions. About 6pm tonight she did her little grunt and point and we complied and took her in to do her business (well, michael did). So, she does it and michael gives her praises and lets her flush and wash her hands (this is a big step as well). About 5 minutes later, Taylor announces she would like a bath. I tell the girls to run upstairs and get undressed and I'll be right there. Taylor took that as her job to get them both undressed. Jordan first of course. Jordan is standing naked in the bathroom and Taylor is still stuck in her dress because she can't get to the buttons. While I am undoing the buttons it sounds like a cup of water has hit the floor. Yes, Jordan just pottied AGAIN , not even 10 minutes later. Scared her to death. And to top it off, she starts to do a little slippy slide in her own business and has a coniption fit with herself. Why couldn't she let her entire bladder go when she was on the potty? So, as terrible as it sounds, with Jordan crying that she just messed all the way down her leg ... I laughed.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

What would you tell your child when they ask ....

What would you tell your child when they ask .... when is Santa Claus' birthday? Yes, I have been asked that recently and was a little stumped. I don't know that I ever really thought about that before. Apparently, this is very important to our little deep thinker in the family!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Coupon Crazy

Michael says I'm crazy. I would rather think that I am smart! We have scored pretty well lately on free items or nearly free! Some of my favorite have been in the last 2 weeks!

- Kleenex (FREE!)
- Valley Fresh Steam Veggies (FREE!)
- Chex Mix (FREE)
- Chinet Paper Plates (FREE)
- Betty Crocker Frosting (FREE)
- Progresso Chicken Broth (FREE!!!)
- Pillsbury 5lb flour (I'm going to get 6 bags for $1 this week at Albertsons!)
- 10 lb bag of Russett Potatoes (Free with $10 purchase at Safeway this week!)

Yeah, it takes time but it sure can be rewarding to walk out with several bags of groceries for $1.25! The casher called someone over to guess how much I'd spent! I would have spent like $55 without the coupons!

Girls School pictures

The girls are continuing to grow and we have the pictures to prove it!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Yeah for Swagbucks

From a previous post, I noted I found this website that rewarded you for doing searches on the internet. So, anytime I visited a website, even if I already knew the URL, I plugged it into the search engine. It has paid off! I now have $25 to Amazon! Other than the length of time it takes to redeem the points, it is great! I can load the e-certificates to an account to be used on a future purchase so I don't lose track of them! Wonderful! Perhaps a future Christmas present! yeah!

You definitely need to join!! Who doesn't want free $$$

Monday, August 31, 2009

Very domestic!

We have been practicing being domestic this last week. We picked too many ears of corn to count, dehusked them, blanched them, cut the kernals off, and bagged them. 28 bags of corn to be exact!

Tonight we picked raspberries from the yard and bottled them! Yeah for us! I am entertaining the idea of making a raspberry pie filling and canning that as well! And of course, we'll probably do one batch of raspberry freezer jam if the raspberries continue to produce well!

And to top it off -- I used coupons and got 10 bottles of salad dressing for FREE! Well, it did cost me tax but $0.26 for 10 bottles isn't too bad!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Great way to earn a little extra $$$$

Hey everyone,

I ran across this website (Swagbucks) and have been using it for quite awhile now. It rewards you for searching on the the internet! Randomly, you will be rewarded points. You can cash in for a $5 gift card from Amazon when you reach 45 points. I get at least 2 points per day without really having to try. I am up to 190 points! Check it out! Great way to earn a little extra for Christmas! Here is a referral link! Paste it and you're on your way!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Good thing you didn't come and visit this week...

This last week has been a rather tough week! Why? We decided that we would no longer give Taylor naps during the day. This is not to say that she didn't need one though! She definitely still needs one, or maybe I do too! I miss the quiet early afternoon when both girls would sleep but I am loving the new routine! Jordan is of course still taking a nap and has been cooperating wonderfully. The whining starts at about 4pm around here. If we are in the car about this time it is guaranteed that Taylor will try to sneek in a little shut eye. But, we have been putting the girls to bed between 630-7pm the entire week. Oh Heavenly. Taylor is so tired that after just a little bit of snuggling she goes to sleep with no tears! It has been wonderful to have an even tear free and with enough time to work on some of my projects! yeah!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Just like Daddy

Michael occasionally wears his boots. Recently, Taylor has wanted to be like her Daddy and even insisted yesterday that Jordan join in on the 'fun'. I wish you could have seen Jordan's face as she was out stomping around in her boots!