Monday, October 05, 2009
I'm just starting out, so I will eventually- hopefully get better and better. Also, the idea is to basically store up so much food, that you don't need to go to the store every week. You just go to get the REALLY good deals- almost free deals. I still have a lot to learn, but I'm already obsessed!
The first week I saved $90 and spent $70.
The second week I saved $125 and spent $60.
The third week I saved $120 and spent $50.
I also ventured out to CVS this week. I spent a total of $5 after all the coupons and Extra Cash Bucks. Not bad!
I'm just starting out, so I can do a lot better. But I'm excited for what I have saved so far!
Monday, July 06, 2009
She weighs 21lbs. 97% percentile for height and 78% for weight.
Her drug of choice: a bottle. I've got her down to three 8 oz. bottles a day. But she would definitely take more if I let her. She's very fickle with her food. She'll eat carrots one day and not the next. Frustrating. I usually have to go through three different food choices, before she'll finally eat one.
Does she crawl? No
Does she pull up? Almost...still needs a little help...have you seen the size of her legs?
For some reason, I don't have the most athletic kids. Weird since I've always considered Abe and I as athletic. But they are both talkers. Lily Kate babbles constantly ALL DAY long. And Elle talks and asks why ALL DAY LONG!
Since she hasn't been crawling like most babies, she's had lots of time to work on other important skills: like waving bye bye, she'll put her blankie over her head and play peek-a-boo. She loves to dance and clap. She LOVES to jump!! on anything! She'll scream really loud when she jumps!
She says mama, dada, bye bye, and Hey- in a deep voice while she puts her arm straight out. She resembles Hitler when she says Hey. She loves when people talk to her. When we're at the store, she'll keep saying hey in her deep hitler voice, till someone stops and talks to her. Then she's all smiles and hides her face in my chest.
Does she tan? Yes, a little bit, but nothing like Elle.
Does she have hair? Not much! It's white blonde and has a little tint of strawberry in the sun.
Lily Kate at 9 1/2 months (before church)
Now at 10 months and one day, I'd say she's officially walking again.
Lily Kate LOVES to jump on the trampoline.
My mom and I were cleaning up the dishes after dinner. I asked if she had a garbage disposal. Her reply: "No. We don't. Kelly we're are seriously roughing it when we come to the boat. It's just like camping." As she's saying this, she's turning off the flat screen tv and turning on their suround sound music. It is a rough life.
Abe doing back flips off the top of the boat.
My mom and the girls roughin' in the kitchen.
Abe and Abelina
Sitting with the Captain.
Elle trying to stand up in "her room."
Sunday, July 05, 2009
My dad had two girls, and now has three granddaughters! I have to say, I think my dad secretly loves the fact that he has a bunch of princesses running around. PawPaw is so sweet, cuddley, and goofy with his girls. We just love being around him!!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
June 21st was mine and Abe's 6 year anniversary. Time really does fly. Abe's parents said they'd watch the girls Saturday night, so Abe and I decided to go to the new Coke Museum in Atlanta. Honestly, I had a bad cold and had 3 or 4 hours of sleep the night before, so I wasn't feeling good at all! And Tylenol Cold did absolutely NOTHING to help. I really wanted to go though because Abe and I never get to go out on dates anymore. Once we got there and started drinking coke, I had forgotten I was even sick. (From now on when I'm sick, I'm going to drink a Coke) I had forgotten how much fun it was to hang out with just Abe. It felt a little bit like we were in high school again. We had the perfect day together. Abe did many sweet and thoughtful things, which made me feel so loved. Abe's truly the love of my life and I'm so greatful for everyday I get to spend with him.
The Beverly is the nastiest Coke drink EVER!! Disgusting!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
This past Thursday I was in a hurry trying to pack so we could go visit Abe in Alabama. It started thundering and raining outside. Elle was getting a little scared of the thunder. She kept running into my room (scared) asking me what the loud booms were. I kept saying, "Oh Elle, you're fine. It's just thunder. The clouds are playing baseball." A few minutes later I went to check on her in her room and saw her praying(on her knees, hands folded). I stopped in my tracks so I could spy on her without her seeing me. Her prayer went like this:
"Dear Hebenly Fader, please help the thunder and rain to go away. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen."
Then, she jumps up and looks out the window. To her disappointment, it was still raining and thundering.
Then she yells(very frustrated), "Mom!! Hebenly Fader's not listening to me!"