Happy Anniversary, Birthday, Father's Day and Mother's Day...Happy Everything!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Coupon clipping really pays off!!!!

Back to coupon clipping~!  I got all
of this food and toiletries:

2 milk
5 Apple Juice
6 Bags Easter Candy
7 Boxes Cereal
3 Salad Dressings
3 Tubes Toothpaste
5 boxes Pasta
2 Boxes of Diapers
4 Bags of Diapers
2 bags of Chips
9 Bars of soap
Shampoo and Conditioner (Pantene)
4 packs of gum
1 bottle Wesson Canola Oil
2 tubs of butter
Bunch of Bananas
Carrots
and more.
$108.86

I Saved $131.92 (coupons and store discounts)
I feel GOOD and my Easter baskets are done!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

You Know You're a Mom When...

(Sorry about the mess in this picture! Eric was busy watching the Jazz game and I had my hands full as usual. 
This is the best picture I could find of me being a mom.)

You Know You’re a Mom When…

1. You count the sprinkles on each kid’s cupcake to make sure they’re equal.
2. You find yourself cutting your husbands’ sandwiches into cute shapes.
3. You can’t bear to give away baby clothes – it’s so final.
4. You hear your mother’s voice coming out of your mouth when you say, “NOT in your good clothes!"
5. You stop criticizing the way your mother raised you.
6. You hire a sitter because you haven’t been out with your husband in ages, then spend half the night checking on the kids.
7. You have time to shave only one leg at a time.
8. You hide in the bathroom to be alone.
9. Your kid throws up and you catch it.
10. Someone else’s kid throws up at a party. You keep eating.
11. You use your own saliva to clean your child’s face.
12. You’ve mastered the art of placing large quantities of pancakes and eggs on a plate without anything touching.
13. Your child insists that you read “Once Upon a Potty” out loud in the lobby of Grand Central Station and you do it.
14. You cling to the high moral ground on toy weapons; your child chews his toast into the shape of a gun.
15. You hope ketchup is a vegetable, since it’s the only one your child eats.
16. You donate to charities in the hope that your child won’t get that disease.
17. Your feet stick to the kitchen floor, and you don’t care.
18. The closest you get to gourmet cooking is making Rice Krispie treats.
19. You no longer object to cold pizza for breakfast.
20. Your purse is crammed with emergency toys, candy and first aid supplies.
21. You can talk on the phone, pack a lunch & breast feed all once.
22. You wonder why it was you ever feared being alone.
23 You spend an entire week wearing sweats.
24. You can remove chewing gum from just about anything.
25. You say at least once a day, “I’m not cut out for this job”, but you know you wouldn’t trade it for anything. 

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Do-It-Yourself Glitter Eggs

            The other day my sister Court and I went to the Spring Home and Garden Show.  We thought we would be out of there in about an hour and half but it looks like we have a lot more of our dad in us then we thought.  We took over 3 hours.  Our plan was to only stop at the booths that we had real interest in.  I got stopped at the first booth on the first row.  After making our way through most of the show we ended up at a booth for a window washer.  Court loves to get her windows cleaned.  He got all of her info. and then turned to me and asked me if I wanted my windows cleaned.  I of course said, "No, I am a big time do-it-yourselfer!"  He immediatley paid me no attention and continued talking to Courtney.  I didn't really mind as it was just another vendor I had to turn down. 
               The whole point of this is that I love to get ideas of things people do themselves and I would like to share some of the things I have done myself.  Today I got the kids together and we made glitter eggs
I would say it was really fun but it was more fun when the boys gave up and I did it on my own.
I think they turned out really cute and of course it was super easy.  I tried it with spray adhesive which was messy so I ended up dipping my fingers in Elmer's glue and rubbing it all over the egg.  Then I sprinked it with glitter.  I let them dry on a piece of newspaper.  I love my tightwad easter decoration. 

IMC NICU Reunion 2010

Spike it out the get these girls!

Hansen Planitarium at Gateway

I am thankful for...

Since it's that time of year, I wanted to list the things I am grateful for.
-our little miracle babies
-6 hours of sleep at night
-afternoon naps
-52 ounce Diet Dr. Pepper with 4 shots of vanilla from Holiday Oil.
-family
-friends
-my testimony and my eternal family
-food on the table
-a home to live in
-days when Eric has a job
-a loving husband
-and last but not least...$32 dollars to fill my SUV!!! YEAH!!!

More like the terrible three's!!!

Ashton turned 3 on October 5th.  He wanted a dragon, a real fork lift from Home Depot, etc.  We couldn't afford most the items on his birthday wish list so he ended up with a little four wheeler (thanks to some help from both grandparents).  He loves it and Tate can go for rides with him so its even better.  I thought he was a stinker at 2 years old but it seems that 3 is even worse.  He keeps us on our toes! We sure love our little Ashton.

Ali

Ali
4 days old

Can you tell which are our babies legs and which are Eric's fingers?

Can you tell which are our babies legs and which are Eric's fingers?

Our new family car...what do you think?

Eric was coming home on Aug. 7th after a play with his family at Desert Star Play house.  He had just gone to visit the girls and fill up the car with gas before heading home.  He was turning into our neighborhood and he slowed to let 2 cars pass in the opposite direction.  The women behind him was obviously not paying attention and crashed right into the back of him.  He is doing well and just has a little tingling in his arm and a sore back.  We are so glad that he is alright and that our boys and new babies were not in the car!

Ashton's funny comment about daddies car accident

Ashton asked what happened to our car because Eric was trying to explain to him about the car accident.  Eric said, "I got in a accident in the car."  Ashton said, "oh, you peed in the car?"  He thinks an accident is peeing or pooing.

New to blogging

I figured since I am on bedrest and always looking for something to do, I would start our family blog.  I think it's supposed to get easier with time but as for now our site is looking pretty bland.  Don't let that fool you though because we are a very fun family! :)  I think this will be a good way to keep everyone updated on the twins upcoming delivery, the boys and our family.

Ladies, these boys are spoken for!

Ladies, these boys are spoken for!
Days of 47 Rodeo
While I laid in bed, Eric took the boys to the Rodeo all by himself.  That is something that I would never attempt. He did meet Beau, Cavin and Sawyer there.  Ashton got new cowboy boots the night before so all my boys wore their boots.  Eric wore his big "E" belt.  Ashton loved the rodeo and can't stop talking about the clown who showed everyone his bum.  Tate couldn't sit still so he kept poking the people in front of him and spilling cousin Cavin's popcorn.  Maybe next year will be better.

14 days of bedrest and counting

14 days of bedrest and counting
31 weeks
Today is July 26th which means 18 days on bedrest.  Some people might think it would be nice to spend a few days in bed but after day one I was already going nuts.  I can only get up to eat or use the bathroom.  Needless to say, I get up to eat a lot because its one of two reasons to get a break from my bed.  So far, the girls are good.  I will be 32 weeks on the 29th.  My doctor is saying that is a much better place to be then when I went into preterm labor at 29 weeks and spent 4 days in the hospital.  I am dilated to a 2+ and 60% effaced but so far the bedrest and Nifedipine have minimized the contractions.  The average cm growth of a singleton pregnancy is 35 cm and I am measuring 40 cm and still growing.  The babies are extremely wiggly and between the two babies, I am getting kicked and stretched around the clock.  I can't wait to see what they look like but hopefully its not for about 3 or 4 more weeks.  Stay tuned and hopefully I can keep the blog current enough to keep you updated.  

31 Weeks

31 Weeks
40 cm...there are 2 in there!

4th of July

4th of July

Sparklers Anyone?

Sparklers Anyone?

I can see the parade but I can't hear it!

I can see the parade but I can't hear it!
Riverton Days Parade

Day Cousins at the Zoo

Day Cousins at the Zoo

Wilkinson Cousins

Wilkinson Cousins

Always trying to fill our daddies shoes...

Always trying to fill our daddies shoes...