Saturday, June 28, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I bought Colgate Total Advanced Whitening toothpaste.
- It was $2.99
- I had a coupon for $1.50 off
- I got it for $1.50 and I got $2 back in ECB's (Extra Care Bucks, "money" you can spend on basically anything at CVS)
- So technically I "made" .50 on this deal
I also got a $4 ECB b/c I had a problem signing in on the CVS website and customer service sent it to me.
So today I went back and bought 2 Listerine Smart Rinses.
-They are $3.49 a piece, get $3.49 back in ECB's
- I had 2 coupons for $1 off
- So the total was $5
- I had the $6 in ECB's from yesterday so I needed something that cost a dollar to make it to $6. So I got some gummi bears for .88.
- So the ECB's paid for everything I bought! It didn't cost me a penny!
(They look really small...they are 8.5 oz... but they were free!)And I also got $6.98 in ECBs for my next visit!
The point is to keep "buying" more stuff with ECB's, it will be free or cost you very little out of pocket!
I get all my money saving ideas at Money Saving Mom.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Cooking on Monday- Letting the kids make a snack with me, like rice crispies treats
Library on Tuesday- They have a craft at the library on these days
Movies on Wednesday- Free movies at Untited Artists!
Field Trip on Thursday- Go to a park or the fountain or a friends
And Friday is arts and crafts day- We all make a fun craft
So we'll see how this works out!
Anyways, a friend of mine from church works from 12-5 but wanted her son to be able to attended VBS from 9-12. So she asked me to bring him home with me until she got off. So he has been here all week too. SO I have had 5 boys here everyday this week and I am tired!
Wednesday I brought the boys to the fountains again. The kids love it but there is no shade for the parents, so we only stay for about 30 minutes.
I have been thinking about joining Weight Watchers for a while and I finally went to meeting Thursday morning. I really hate it. I am used to just eating whatever whenever so I am miserable right now. One day if I lose any weight I will do a before and after picture but don't hold your breath. It will be a while.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
After we got home Aidan and Jackson wanted to play with playdough and Aidan made me out of playdough:
I thought it was pretty good for a 4 year old!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Getting stuff on sale is lots of fun for me! SO anyways I got one for all of the boys. We picked Kyle up from work and went and ate at Mr.Gatti's for lunch...mmmmm! We had B.A.M. tonight at church, it went well, I think the kids are enjoying it. They learned about some missionaries in Nepal. We are debating on the Target pool that is 12x36 and is $185 or the Sam's Club pool that is 15x48 and $284...decisions, decisions!
Monday, June 9, 2008
I haven't been doing a bible time with the kids since Kyle does one with them when he puts them to bed. But I felt like we should also do one in the mornings. So, today we did David and Goliath. It went ok...the little ones can't sit still. I asked them to all draw a picture about the story. Tyler, Colby, and Aidan all drew a picture of David and Goliath, and Tyler even drew Goliaths shield carrier. Jackson drew a car wash.
Usually I stay home on Mondays and do laundry but my dryer hasn't been drying, it has just been heating up our wet clothes. So we stayed home and didn't really do anything productive today. Kyle worked on it when he got home so we will see if it works! He is going to get us a pool for the boys, they have one on sale at Target right now. But he has to level off part of the yard first so there is no telling when we will actually get the pool...I figured that would be something fun that we can all do. I hate being out in the heat so I hardly ever do anything outside with the boys. Also they do not know how to swim so maybe I can teach them a little myself instead of having to do lessons. We'll see!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
We also got an Elvis wig which the kids wanted to model :
Kyle did some yardwork Saturday afternoon. We had a Sunday School class party so we went and visited with everyone. We went to church Sunday and we are currently teaching the 1st grade girls. They are so quiet and polite! I went and helped my mom clean after church and Kyle took the two older boys to play golf... boring weekend!
Jackson is so funny. He has been asking these off the wall questions : Wha woo hapem if der wa a allidader on dis bwidge? Wa woo hapem if der wa a ellapint on we howse? I wonder where this comes from? He is so cute!
Friday, June 6, 2008
We are planning on going garage sale(ing) in the morning, the WHOLE family...so we will see how that goes! Jackson has been running a fever tonight with his infection so we will see how he feels in the morning...