Friday, September 27, 2019

New Adventures What did he say!?!

It has been a long time since I have written anything.
Since my last post, (uh 2013) I have watched my children grow up, moved to a new house, new school district(technically twice), went back to school, earned my associates degree, watched my last baby enter school, and I am currently digesting the fact that this is our last year of elementary school.

Needless to say it has been a rollercoaster of emotions since 2013. I believe that year I also attended my first, and only out of the country trip. I am hoping though, there will be many more trips to come.

Now I am on to working on a host of other things, all while still trying to raise my wonderful, crazy sometimes bratty rugrats that I adore so very much.
This school year my oldest entered his sophomore year high school. He will likely get his license in a less than two months (oh we just had a drop in insurance last month, how's that for irony?) He turns 16 in October, but thanks to the driving school being less than stellar in customer service, he still has 4 lessons to go with them before being ready to take the drivers test. So while he turns 16 in a short week, he won't be finished with driving lessons until if we are lucky, uh November.

So today, I had a conversation in the car with my older two kids.

Now this conversation might seem random, because honestly until I had my second kid, I'm not sure I ever thought about it.
My second oldest says, "I think my birthday falls on Memorial Day?". Now I haven't looked at the calendar because ultimately even planning a birthday in May while I am in the midst of planning well, 1, if not all three of his siblings birthday prior to his birthday.
So he gets excited because he thinks YAY no school, when he was born, it was Memorial Day so the idea was exciting because what kid doesn't want to have no school on their birthday.
So this leads to my oldest saying, how can your birthday be on Memorial Day? It's always the same date.

So, I pull out my I have no idea where I actually learned it from card, and go in and explain Holidays.  Memorial Day is a specific day, as opposed to date. So Christmas, it falls on December 25th, so you open presents on a different day every year.

Off topic for a second, I honestly would vote for a Christmas present opening day, to be the same day every year, right after the Christmas break starts. This is so you aren't hiding gifts from greedy little children hunting the house to find them when you're busy with other stuff. So you open presents at the beginning of break, and they aren't bugging you with I'm bored, cause it seems these days those items only last through Christmas break anyway. Who is with me??

Honestly I'm not sure he quite understood me, but it was all I had from my low amount of useless knowledge that I had hiding in there.

So then of course I thought about Easter and how I have many times looked up how it is Easter has such a large window for when it falls, sometimes March, sometimes April (oh and its awesome when its earlier, Easter candy clearance for the youngest kids birthday in April. ) Yes I am that mom!!! One year, I threw her a birthday with NOTHING but easter clearance. She was in love with Frozen, again.

So not completely out there crazy from my kid, it was kind of funny that in his many years of being alive now, he hadn't realized where birthdays fall (specifically his brothers, but also his aunts) on the Holiday one year but not the next.

I'm a summer birthday, so I always had no school on my birthday. Unless you count summer school, which I attended because I wanted to attend (no seriously I wanted to graduate early).

So if you're still with me, let me know!?!? Outside of that, I did start an Instagram for my dogs. Sven and Mal.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Oh my Batman!!!!

We were selected to host a Ridemakerz Xtreme Customz party. 
We had planned the party for April 6th, but unfortunately due to sicky situations, we had nobody come.
So, we did our party with one of my son's soccer team. It became an awesome ending to a great practice, and everyone had a great time opening and playing with the cars.

Of course my kiddos were super excited and tearing open the packages. They had seen the cars in our living room and I believe it took everything in their power to wait to open one. So they did go to town quickly after sitting down for these. The packaging is a little bit child proof, they have a hard time opening it themselves, but luckily, parents are there to the rescue. It still took a minute to get the packages open. Even for us.

I was not excited the way each car was already built differently, some parts were already on it as shown in the directions. If you have multiples it's already every car is different, which I realize the point is to customize, however, the instructions show put this piece on, and it's already on and its step 2. But that wasn't on for another car.
The tires were really hard to push on and on one car would not stay completely on. It didn't mean the kids didn't have fun with them though. I will say my 9 year old did get in there and put his together on his own for the most part. My middle son almost 7, could not get it together at all.
My youngest son was all over it and while he couldn't get it out of the packaging or put together he had a blast having me do it for him.  I do think these should be geared for older kids because of the pieces being so small to put in. 5 and 6 is still way to young to keep up with the pieces. Overall we had a great time!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

We are Homeschooling! Trying something new this month

I've been invited to try Time4Learning for one month in exchange for a candid review. My opinion will be entirely my own, so be sure to come back and read about my experience. Time4Learning can be used as a homeschool curriculum, for afterschool enrichment and for summer skill sharpening. Find out how to write your own curriculum review for Time4Learning.

It's been awhile

It's been crazy here in this house. We started home schooling in November. With my oldest doing online Homeschooling, and my middle son learning from me each day. So this leaves me pretty busy during the weeks now.  So far it feels like we are doing alright with it. The kids seem to like it better than public school. They get lots of interaction still with their Karate class four to five days a week. One 
Recently I started a new healthy way of living. Green Smoothies! In a few days I've dropped a pound, hopefully still shedding more. So far two days at the gym and while I skipped the gym yesterday, I did do a little workout at home before everyone was up.  I have  a goal, before my birthday, I will be pre-kids weight. The last three days I have had nothing but green smoothies for breakfast and lunch and a salad for dinner. Tonights salad, shrimp salad! I'm going to try and stick to this for at least a week.

I have also given up my starbucks drink. However I am not completely cutting out coffee, just the high calorie drink that I have been getting over the holidays. It's amazing I didn't gain more than five pounds when I finally realized how many calories is in a Caramel Brulee Latte and a venti at that. But oh they tasted ohhhh so good. So luckily most Starbucks are out of it, so the temptation to not order it should be easily fought. I just have to remind myself of my goal.

I have also gotten my little ones on this kick. They are now asking me for Smoothies in the morning. Fresh fruit smoothies, with no additions to it, like sugar, or even cows milk. And for the most part, they are drinking them.

This morning we woke up to snow, so it's been rather hard to keep them on track with wanting to learn today, but we will!

Friday, February 3, 2012

CVS Deals on Pull ups/ Good nights!

Currently CVS has marked down sizes of Pull-ups and Goodnights. Stores will vary in what percentage they are marked at, but still double check the price with the price scanner, because you never know unless you check! Also, make sure to scan your CVS card, as some people will get a 2.00 off Pull-ups. This coupon could be used with the 2.00 off manufacture coupon! Making it .87 cents for a package of pull-ups!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Veterans Day November 11! Don't forget to Thank our troops.

Tomorrow is Veterans Day, and I'm a little late in posting these since some deals have already started. First I'd like to take a moment and Thank all of our active duty, and veterans for their service. My grandfather was Navy and I married a Sailor myself. Although he is now a veteran, I do try and remember to thank him, on Veterans day, but other days as well. I am very proud of my husband and all he has done for our country and for our family. He is an amazing man!I also know many others who have served or are currently serving in the Military.
Again, Thank you for your service.

I hope many of the veterans are able to take advantage of the deals over the course of this week, and tomorrow. Although I believe in my heart that everyday should find you treated like Royal, as you have sacrificed so much for all of us.

24 Hour Fitness: Veterans, active duty or reserve military can work out for free from November 8-14.
Applebee’s: Veterans and active duty military can get a FREE entree from a special menu on Friday, November 11th. Beverages and gratuity not included.
Chili’s: Veterans and active duty military eat free with proof of military service from a special menu on November 11th.
 Dollar General: On November 11th, all veterans, active duty military, National Guard and Reserve, and their immediate families will receive a 10 percent discount at Dollar General.
Golden Corral: Veterans, retired, active duty military, or those serving in the National Guard or Reserves can get a FREE Thank You Dinner on Monday, November 15th.
Hooters: Veterans and active duty military eat free from a special menu (up to an $8.49 value) all day Friday, November 11th.
Hyvee: Veterans can get a free breakfast buffet at any Hyvee supermarket with in-store dining on November 11th from 7AM-11AM. Some stores even have planned programs, displays, entertainment or other activities to go along with the breakfast; check with local stores for details.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants: Veterans can get a FREE entree from their special menu on Sunday, November 7th. Space is limited and reservations are highly recommended!
National Parks: Fee-free entrance day at more than 100 national parks that normally charge entrance fees on Friday, November 11th.
Outback Steakhouse: Veterans and active duty military can snag a FREE Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage (one non-alcoholic drink) on Friday, November 11th.
Sam’s Club: Veterans in need of mobility assistance can receive a FREE Hugo cane on November 10th, 11th and 12th (no Sam’s Club membership is required).
Uno Chicago Grill: Veterans and active duty military can snag a free individual pizza or entree with the purchase of an entree or pizza of equal or greater price. No coupon necessary; just show up in uniform or with a picture of you in uniform or with a military or veteran’s ID.

Plum District

Everyone who knows me, knows I am always out for awesome deals!  So I can't pass up letting you guys know about Plum District. Plum District is a deal site, geared towards moms (although dad's can buy too) Very similar in the way it works with other deal sites. You buy the voucher that could be over up to or over 50 percent of the retail value, and redeem it at the location (if local) or online.
Currently they have up voucher for Learning Train. 55 for 29.00. What better way to Christmas shop, in your PJ's at home.
If you are a Plum District Dallas Facebook page fan, you can head on over to their page, and snag a 5 dollar off promo code and get this deal for 24! The Learning Train also has free shipping for orders 55 and over. Please note, it will show shipping at first but as you go through the checkout, it will take off shipping if your order is 55 or over.  There are lots of great toys on their site!
Here is a book I personally think my kids would love only 3.49.
What's Wrong with Rex?

There are other deals up on Plum District if you aren't needing toys or books to mark off your Christmas list.
They also have a 50 voucher for 25 for Hip Street Online.
 Don't forget to like their facebook page for 5 off promo code!
Happy Shopping!