Friday, March 27, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him, will not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Today's Shopping Trip to Walgreens
Item (price after coupons and register rewards)
6 Jumbo packages Huggies diapers ($31.00 total or $5.17 each)
4 - 12 packs Coke products ($10.00 total or $2.50 each)
2 - 25.75 oz. cans infants formula ($18.00 total or $9.00 each)
2 bags Hershey's kisses ($2.00 total or $1 each)
2 tubes Colgate toothpaste ($.98 total or $.49 each)
3 packs Orbit gum ($.99 total)
2 cans Diamond Almonds ($2.75 total)
1 bag beef jerkey ($1.99 total)
2 pkgs Hall's cough drops ($3.00 total)
2 Scunci hair accessories ($3.29 total)
3 bottles Fructis shampoo/conditioner (-$.03)
3 bottles Fructis styling products (-$.03)
Total cost: $178.16 (at sale price for items, I don't have regular prices written down)
I paid: $73.90 (after coupons and register rewards)
Total Savings: $104.26
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
DANIELDaniel has a serious love affair with a big, purple dinosaur. I don't know how it started. He saw one video and he was hooked. Now anytime he walks into the living room, he picks up the remote and carries it to the closest adult. All the while pointing at the TV for Barney! He is mesmerized by these videos. It really is cute. Honestly, Barney doesn't bother me like it does some people. There are other baby shows that drive me much crazier. :) We did have to go out and pick up a couple different Barney ones though -- you can only listen to the same songs just so many times! This is the only movie he will sit still for. He tolerates Little People and Baby Signing Time, and that is it. Everything else he could care less about. But he loves Barney.
Sitting still for a few precious moments :)
Garr and Liv
Mom Linda and her foster son, Ricky
Monday, March 9, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Please keep my dad in your prayers.
Guess what? Last week, I picked up the girls from school. It was a Friday afternoon and sunny outside. They had spent all week in the classroom. We walked through the door of our house and I mentioned that I had stopped at the library and the books we had ordered had come in. (Now, our librarians know me so well that they sometimes order books just because they know my girls will enjoy them.) That day the ones we had ordered on interlibrary loan came in and the librarian brought me a couple fairy books and a couple Fancy Nancy books too. So when I brought these books out, you can imagine my pleasure, when all three girls grabbed the books they were interested in and proceeded to plop down on the couch or living room chair and READ. They read for at least an hour if not longer.
It was a beautiful sight to this book-lovin' mama. Just beautiful.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
For Christmas, my parents give the girls a gift of a trip. For Eme and Abby, they went to the PA Farm Show again (they also did this last year.) The girls have a great time. They stay in a hotel - with a pool, (the best part!) And on the way home, they stopped at the hands-on children's museum in Lancaster. For Liv and Justin, my parents took them for a day trip to the children's museum in Lancaster also. Liv brought along her bff Sammi. They had a really fun time, with a stop at McD's playland on the way home.
My kids are so blessed to have grandparents who enjoy spending time and hanging out with them - or "spoiling" them, as the girls call it! I'm glad they can get to know their grandparents so well. This weekend, we are going to visit Garr's mom and I know the girls are really looking forward to it. Hopefully this summer, we will be able to go up to NY to visit Garr's dad. Our kids are so blessed to have the love of so many grandparents!!