My Sunny Sunny Weekend

Friday is the normal day to go out and do something since Yaya comes over and helps me with the kids. The plan was to go to the St. Louis Zoo. What did the weather decide to do that morning? Rain! And rain it did. I mean, it poured. We were on our way there when we decided that it wasn’t going to clear up, so we turned around. Burger King was in our eating future, and that’s when Yaya suggested we do something else. You know, after the fact that we already turned around and was heading home. Silly Girl.

We went to the Magic House. It was very cool and the kids LOVED it! It’s this huge house with all kinds of rooms of activities for the kids. Kylee played and played and played!She went down a slide, went through a maze, played with a giant light bright, played in water, sand and in balls. Nevertheless, what did I learn from going to the Magic House with my kids?

  1. Kids are rude…I’m not talking about younger babies who don’t know any better. I’m talking about the kids who do and don’t care. They don’t care who is in their way. If they are going somewhere, you will get pushed, big or small, you might get injured. 
  2. Parents of those so called rude kids, don’t care…It didn’t seem to matter what went on, the parents didn’t say much to their pushy unkind kids. They just let them do whatever they wanted no matter what happened to another kid or baby. 
  3. Strollers are NOT advised…This place was packed so taking a stroller was not the greatest idea. There was a place to park it and it was safe. Too many people to really commit a crime here. Anyway…There were those parents who thought it would be ok to try to push their stroller around through the crowds of people. Like I said, strollers are NOT advised. 
  4. After using the restroom, make sure your pants are up all the way…This is a very short story. This place has a family restroom meaning one family at a time can use it. Anyway, This lady comes out with her baby and turns around, and yes, you guessed it…underwear completely exposed with shirt slightly tucked in, pants not all the way up. It’s hard not to laugh because it’s hard to believe that any adult in their right mind would ever have this happen to them. Adults can be more cruel than kids. I saw several women see this women and just talk about it and laugh. I thought that if this were me, would I want someone to say something? Absolutely! Who knows how long this woman was going to be at this place, so very discretely, I said something to this woman. She didn’t get mad. She was probably very embarrassed. After that, we left.
All in all, it was a good trip. I would definitely take them back. The sky had decided to clear up so we ended up going to the zoo. Kylee loved seeing all of the monkeys. That’s all we really got to see since the kids had already had a long day and were getting cranky. The babies slept awesome that night.
Daddy was off all weekend, so he went riding Saturday and planned on racing Sunday, but that was rained out. Not too sure why cause it was hot and sunny all day yesterday. We were outside a lot and the kids played with the neighbor kids across the street. Kylee didn’t want to come home. We played ball, rode in her escalade, drew with sidewalk chalk, jumped in a bouncy house, rode her tricycle and so much more. I even got to ride my bike yesterday after all our activities were done. I could ride all day long. Definitely good exercise. I saw lots of people out finishing up their yard.
After the kids were asleep, Daddy washed my car and I’m considering waxing it today before I run my errands. I think that I am just rambling now, so I’m gonna go play with my chillins now.

2 Posts in One Day…I’m on a Roll

The only reason that I am posting again is because I am so excited to have my son back. He didn’t go anywhere. By back I mean, happy and healthy. Just one dose of medicine and he is laughing, eating, crawling around, did I mention eating?? Yes, I am a very happy mommy right now.

I will be even happier when my daughter comes back from being gone for almost a week at grammy and grampy’s house. Oh, how I have missed her. This next week is going to be tough though. I can tell, and she isn’t here yet. When she is at the grandparents, she gets spoiled, and I mean spoiled rotten. I will have to work with her all over again, with routine, what she eats, learning that no actually means no again…yes, the typical stuff that parents have to work with their kids on when they come back from grandma and grandpa’s house.

Well, anyway…I smell something unpleasant and am not looking forward to seeing what it is, not that I don’t already know. 😉

My Poor Baby

I’ve been dealing with a fussy one year old for almost a week now. You would say, isn’t that normal? No, not really. I have very happy children, especially my son, he wakes up happy, he goes to bed happy, he’s just….happy. So when I say that he is fussy, there is something definitely wrong.

Last night, I went out for a few and daddy was home taking care of the boy. When I was about to leave to come home, I saw that he had called. When I called back, he told me not to worry when I got home because there was an ambulance in front of the house. Conner just about passed out and really scared him. Conner slept all night, waking up a couple of times just coughing and then going back to sleep. He was ok, but I took him to the Dr. today anyway.

I found out that he has an ear infection (which is probably the reason for his fussiness). His lungs are clear, he is just really congested. My poor poor baby. I don’t like it when he feels like this. He got medicine including an inhaler for when he has trouble breathing or starts coughing a lot.

Sick babies are no fun. Not because they don’t play or not that I enjoy them less, it just breaks my heart knowing that they don’t feel good, and I can’t do much about it. He is going to get better now and start eating and drinking like normal. That’s my prayer and proclamation. This whole sick thing is new to me cause my kids are never sick.

On another note, my monster girl is coming back tonight. I just wish it was sooner than later. I got her new coloring books, play dough, sidewalk chalk and color wonder finger paint. I hope it’s nice out tomorrow because this mom wants to play with her babies 🙂

What a Weekend

I haven’t posted for a while because if I would posted after the first event of my weekend, it would have been angry and mean, and I don’t like being like that. This past weekend was my son’s first birthday party. I had it somewhere else because it was more convenient for some people. It was 3 hours away and wasn’t a fun car ride with the kids. Kylee hasn’t been feeling very well and I guess Conner hasn’t either. Anyway…that’s besides the point.

I’m glad that it was his first birthday party because he won’t remember any of it, but I will. I mean, it wasn’t all horrible, but there was just some things that happened that kinda ruffled my feathers. It was his birthday, but for some reason, all the kids (only 5) got presents to open. I may be off, but I think that it was a little rude for someone to buy all the kids something to open at someone else’s birthday party. The focus wasn’t on my son. It just felt like a get together. It is what it is, and I what I hope to remember about this weekend is his smile and happy face.

 

He was such a cutie. My little man is one year old. I don’t want to elaborate on that party because I want to try to forget it. Like I said, he won’t remember and he had a good time. That’s all that matters.

Ky stayed with the grandparents so it’s just been me and my baby boy. Sunday, we went to watch daddy race his dirtbike. No wrecks. No injuries. Good day. He didn’t win, but he didn’t come in last. Conner liked being out and really liked all the noise from the bikes. It was cold and started raining a little. He was already not feeling good so I didn’t want to keep him out. We watched daddy race one race and then we left.

Before we got to the race, we got a little lost….yahhh…Yaya’s mapquest started taking us down a dirt road. Me, being the trustworthy person that I am, decided that this mapquest knew where we were going, and it was going to get us where we were headed. Well, I have a 2008 Cadillac CTS. Nice car. I love my car. Nicest car I have ever owned. Anyway, the dirt road started getting worse, but I kept trudging, in my nice clean car. We were definitely going down a road that was marked for horror movies.

I was literally looking for spikes in the road, you know, from movies like *Wrong Turn*. I finally see a light at *the end of the tunnel* and we come up to a creek in the middle of the road. After 10 minutes of slowly driving down this road, and Yaya laughing uncontrollably, I have to turn around. Yes, I HAVE to turn around. A creek in the middle of road? Really? This would happen to us.

Well, I get back on a main road, and Yaya (Laura) is still laughing. I’m laughing on the inside (promise) only because I was trying to concentrate on where the heck I was going. We get to the race, and again, I have to drive through dirt and try to find a place to park. Let’s just end this with my car was filthy after this day and she got a bath shortly afterwards.

He really was a happy kid on the bike. My little cutie!

Thought for the Day

Last night, my husband and my friend were watching South Park. I can’t stand the show so when I came into the living room, I turned it to something else. I will admit that some of the jokes are funny, but the show is very vulgar, and if I’m going to watch a cartoon, it’s going to be kid friendly. I have 2 children, so my tv time is mostly cartoons.

Everyone morning, my oldest lays in my bed and watches cartoons on my Ipad. I was doing dishes and all of a sudden, I hear South Park. I run into the bedroom and immediately shut it off. She’s 2 and definitely shouldn’t be watching anything like that.

It really got me thinking. There are shows and movies that we like to watch, but most of the time, we have to wait until the kids are in bed to watch them. It’s either because the show is vulgar and full of sexual comments or something along those lines, violent or just plain scary. If I don’t want to fill my child’s mind with that kind of stuff, why would I fill my own?

The eyes are said to be the window to the soul. I find that very true. Junk in. Junk out. I know that when I have watched scary movies, I have horrible nightmares afterwards. Some of things that I watch, I probably won’t change because they aren’t that bad. It’s something that I would let them watch when they got older, just not now. What’s that mean for anything else? I’m going to start being more cautious about what I  put on my tv.

Just a Quick One

We are getting ready for our day. I paid all of our bills, put money in savings, made a plan for everything I need to get today, and afterwards, I’m pretty sure that we will have enough to put more in savings. Do I wait until next payday to do it, or do I go ahead and bite it and do it now? Jordan is racing this weekend, so I may have to wait until after that to see how much I can put in.

Conner’s birthday party is this Saturday. Going to make fondant tonight, cake tomorrow and leave Saturday morning. Kylee is staying at her grandparents til Thursday, so it will just be me and my lil’ man. I’m determined to get him walking next week! I will have tons of time to work with him. On top of that, I will be getting things ready for my yard sale in May. I just have to gather things and take them to the unused basement. Anyway…Lots of things to do today. Gotta go!

My Birthday Boy!

It’s Conner’s first birthday! It’s hard to believe that one year ago, I was lying in a hospital bed, giving birth to my second kid. A bouncing baby boy, and what a boy he has been. I couldn’t have asked for a better second baby. With my daughter, I was up all the time during the night, and that was something that I wasn’t really looking forward too again. Ever since he was just a few weeks old, he would sleep almost all night long, with the exception of some nights.

He loves to eat and won’t ever turn down food. He may spit it out, but he is always willing to try it. We went to IHOP today and we gave him some fries. Well, he ended up throwing them up because he shoved too many in his mouth. I was the good mom and caught it in my hand. I really wasn’t expecting what all came out. I thought it would just be fries. Anyway…Like any mom, I went to the bathroom, washed my hands and continued to eat, while Yaya couldn’t finish. hehe…It really was quite disgustingly funny.

He’s so been so happy all day, and really, he is just a happy little boy. He gets into everything and has to investigate any open door or cabinet. He loves to follow his big sister around. He says dada, mama, yaya, baba and jabbers more everyday. I’m so excited to see what the next year brings us. I love my baby boy, Conner J.

Children’s Place Savings Day

It doesn’t seem to be that hard saving money when you really try. I usually have a hard time not spending some amount of money within a week whether it’s for milk or that shirt that I just have to have and it’s on SALE! Well today, I went ahead and purchased the kid’s spring clothes. I was going to wait, but they were having, of course, a sale. Children’s Place marked down a lot of their items 30% plus with my web coupon code, I saved another 15%. Since I have a Place Card, there’s another 5%. I’m in discount heaven!

I bought 19 items for $159.00 (not exact). I realize that that may seem still a little steep when it comes to kid’s clothes, but you have to realize. I am not a Walmart or Goodwill shopper. Not saying there is anything wrong with those places, but I get anxiety when I go in there. Always disorganized, and I am not a picker. Maybe to save money, I should become one, but I’m a little too OCD when it comes to that sort of thing. I saved about $35 today, and I’m pretty happy.

I didn’t pick any item that was over $17, and the majority of the items I picked were on sale. So what’s the verdict for my savings? When it comes to pay day, pay off my purchases and put what I saved in our savings account. Depending on how Yaya feels after she gets back from the Doctor, we may go do my grocery shopping tonight.

I’m pretty anxious to see how much I’m going to save with all my coupons. Yes, I’m a dork 🙂 But a happy, saving money dork!

What is This Year Going to Bring?

It’s the beginning of March and the year already feels like it’s going so fast. My son turns 1 on Wednesday, Spring is right around the corner, my daughter is starting to talk more clearly and moving is in the near future. So what do I want to accomplish in this next year? I would like to figure out how to get at least one of our vehicles paid off plus save money for a down payment for a home. Is it possible? Sure why not? It just means cutting back on spending i.e. eating out, shopping, using coupons, etc…

I’ve been starting to use coupons a couple months ago, but I don’t think that I have quite got the hang of it yet. I hear about so many families saving so much money using them, and I am not quite at that stage yet. I clip. I print. What else is there to do? I’ve thought about buying a book for my kindle to help. Any suggestions?

HAHA! So much for cutting back on unnecessary spending 🙂

Anyway…When you have a goal of paying of $20,000 in 1 year, it gets a little overwhelming, especially when the husband wants to race dirt bikes this year. It doesn’t cost as much as go-kart racing did, but still, it’s spending money that we could save. I want him to have fun, so I just won’t have to worry about it. He deserves his fun. He works all the time and hardly gets any time to himself, so why not?

With trying to save money, there are a lot of things that I have to start doing that I don’t normally do. You know that time of day when it’s almost supper time and you don’t know what you are going to fix? The husband has gotten used to having a meal done or almost done when he comes home from work and time is running out. Yeah, that’s been me lately.  Not too sure what to fix. I have a pantry full of food and a fridge full also, but still, nothing sounds appealing to fix. Once a week, I am going to start making a weekly menu. That will help on the grocery list and not spending $$ on unnecessary food and also will help me figure out what coupons I can look for.

Next is looking at our bills and what we can cut back on. When I think about it on the top of my head, the only thing that I really want to cut back on is our cable/internet bill, but how do I do that? We don’t watch cable at all. We do pay for netflix and hulu which is $16 total for the month. I have liked having a home phone b/c it has cut back on me calling landlines from my cell phone and having the possibility of me going over our minutes. The internet is a necessity in this day of age, so there won’t be any cutting back on that.

So, as you can see, I’m a bind as to where to cut back. As far as personal goals, I want to start exercising everyday. I found a great cardio/strength workout on pinterest.

  • 30 Jumping Jacks
  • 5 Pushups
  • 25 High Knees
  • 7 Burpees
  • 10 Crunches
  • 7 Squats
  • 5 Pushups
  • 10 Crunches
  • 5 Pushups
  • 7 Squats
  • 30 Jumping Jscks
  • 1 one minute wall sit
  • 5 Pushups
  • 25 High Knees

I am not in horrible shape, but definitely not ready for bathing suit season. I don’t want to lose any weight. I just want to get rid of my baby belly. Toning. That’s my goal. So anyway…got lots of stuff to do today.

I Need Help!

So I am sitting here at the computer while my son naps and my daughter watches Baby First cartoons, and I am coming up blank to what to write. I have a roast in the crockpot, started a fleece baby blanket, printed out pictures for a felt project for a sports themed baby room, strung up my son’s birthday banner, worked on the birthday party favors…sounds like a busy day huh?? I also got some play time in there.

I want to know what my followers or anyone else that comes across my posts wants to read about. I realize that no one knows me and who really cares? but I need something to spark my writing creativity and help those that just have a need to be nosy. 🙂 I wouldn’t blog if that really mattered to me. So here’s my challenge…comment on this post and let me know something that you would want to read about…something about my life, past, present and/or future….If no one is really that interested in playing along, that’s ok. I will still write later when I get another chance to. Say when the kids are asleep and no one is tugging at my hand to go play or get something to eat. Anxious to read your response! Don’t be afraid…ask anything! 🙂