Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Connor's new ride!

We finally put the cozy coupe together- a friend of mine from work assembled it for us! Connor loves it! He was so happy to see it in the back of my car, and he immediately opened the door and sat in the seat- he must have one on the playground at school! He played with it all day on Saturday!
"what big eyes you have!"

"Out of my way!"

Pushing it around the driveway...

and the yard.....

and towards the road.

This picture shows how warm it was this weekend- Connor was wearing shorts and flip flops!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Great diaper deal!

I feel like I am the queen of finding good deals on diapers....I have never paid full price for a pack. We stocked up on diapers while I was pregnant ( I'll have to write a blog about this), and therefore I just stay on the lookout for good deals, coupons, ect.

The other night I was in Walgreens waiting for a prescription (poor Connor has ear infections along with pinkeye!). I was checking out the clearance aisle and spotted these! We actually have used a lot of Wags diapers in the past as I was able to really stockup on sizes 3 and 4 while they had a 50% off sale about 8 or 9 months ago. We're all out of those, and we will need to go up to the next size when we use all the size 4's that I have right now. So this was perfect!!!

I got 6 packs of size 5 and 2 packs of size 6 for $3.99 per pack. For those of you who calculate price per diaper, that works out to about 12 cents per diaper for size 5, which is a pretty good price!

Another great deal this week at CVS is on Pampers. They are 8.97 and you get $3 in ECB back per pack- Plus I had a bunch of $2 off coupons in my binder which makes them 3.97 per pack! As good as the price on my clearance Wags diapers (although you get fewer per pack, making them 17 cents per diaper). For reference, a "good" regular price for size 5 is 33cents per diaper!
This deal is limited to 2 per CVS card.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

For all boy moms out there......

So you’re going to be a Boy Mom…
originally posted December 31, 2009

I know that feeling, that excited but scared shitless feeling when the ultrasound tech tells you they see that extra bit of anatomy. “It’s a boy!” Your heart stops for a moment.
“But what will I do with a BOY?” you think to yourself, never daring to utter the thought out loud because, well, you *are* ultimately happy that it’s healthy… but… but… you don’t know how to raise a BOY.

You’re going to be a Boy Mom, and you’re going to be okay. In fact, you’re going to be great.

You’ll love it so much that you’ll never be able to imagine NOT being a Boy Mom. It doesn’t matter that you LOVE being a girl, that you embrace every opportunity you get to dress up, do your makeup, get your nails done. It doesn’t matter that you much prefer shopping for shoes to browsing the sports store. Your love for all things zebra print, pink and soft does not mean you can’t and wont develop a love for “little man” clothes, toy trucks and OshKosh overalls paired with a toothy grin and muddy knees.

Being a Boy Mom means slobbery kisses and hugs that start with a running leap.

Being a Boy Mom means saving hundreds on clothes, even if only to spend that amount or more later in life on ER visits.

Being a Boy Mom means developing a keen eye for bugs and coming to terms with the fact that sometimes they can just be considered an extra helping of protein.

Being a Boy Mom doesn’t mean you won’t continue to be squeemish about things like spiders, it just means your squeals will be entertaining to the boy who taunts you by trying to eat one.

Being a Boy Mom means being the builder of block towers so big they lean and topple, leaving you both in stitches.

Being a Boy Mom means developing a very watchful eye while changing diapers, always on the lookout for that surprise pee stream attack.

Being a Boy Mom means having the pleasure of watching your son learn from his father, and then reminding his father that at a certain age they will start to repeat the F word, even if that F word is shouted at a TV during a sporting event.

Being a Boy Mom means you’ve been given the tremendous opportunity and challenge to raise someone who will grow up to be a respectful, loving and kind man. He may break hearts, but hopefully, with your guidance, he will do so gently, and ultimately he will make some lucky partner very, very happy.

Being a Boy Mom may mean giving up the fantasy of getting your nails done together after a frilly tea party, but it’s replaced by so many fun future memories that you can’t even begin to think up because right now you just don’t know what to do with a boy.
Don’t worry… it will come to you.

This was inspired by my reaction to learning that one of my best friends is having a baby boy. Immediately after she told me the news I teared up and replied, “You are going to LOVE IT! Boys love their mommas SO much!!” I was truly so happy for her, and I had to smile when her response was, “Really??” I so remember that feeling. For some of us girls it’s a little scary venturing into the world of boys, but we just haven’t experienced just how wonderful it can be yet. I know she’s going to be an excellent Boy Mom, and I can’t wait to meet the little guy.
15 month post- got published in the wrong spot :)

Happy St Patrick's Day!!!

From a little LepreConnor who has red hair:

These are the best pics I could get this morning! He is on the move!

And for fun, a pic from last year to compare:

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

our recent purchase.....

We have going back and forth about buying an elliptical machine forever! Seriously!
We finally broke down this past weekend and gave in. Both Patrick and I have always really loved doing this machine at the gym. When we lived at the apartment complex, we used it frequently at the little "fitness center" and I used to do it all the time at the gym. Since we've moved (and basically before that ) we're both out of shape, and know we need to recommit. Walking with the stroller is something we enjoy, but it just isn't enough.

Here it is! A Sole Elliptical machine- it took me HOURS to assemble it Sunday, but we were able to get it completed and we have both done 2 workouts so far. It is nice to be able to use it at night after Connor goes to bed and watch tv.

Thanks to our big bedroom, it fits fine in the corner of our room. So far I love it! (well, I would love sitting on my butt even more , but this is a close second).

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

This year for lent, I decided to give up fried food. This seemed pretty easy to me, especially compared to things I've given up in the past (Diet Coke,anyone?) I am just laughing to myself though that I continue to be tested!!!! I really don't even eat fried food- mainly just chips if we get subs at Publix, stealing Patrick's fries at restaurants, ect.

Well. I swear I am tempted with fried stuff on a daily basis!!!! Three times since lent started, a drug rep has brought chicken tenders to the office at lunch! ARGH!

But still resisting!!!