Friday, May 08, 2009


I've been missing from blogger world. Time....just don't have it anymore.

Three 3-year olds just isn't any easier than three 2-year olds This stage is tough. A 7 year old isn't much easier either.

I'm probably going to drop out of blogger world at least for a little while. I am on facebook and try to check it out at least once a day and I can still be contacted by email.

Before going I will give a short update.

All three-years olds had their checkups and all are within a 1/4 to 1/2 lb of each other weighing on avg 36 lbs each.

Madelyn and I are going to our first Mother/Daughter banquet tomorrow night. She's still a daddy's girl but she loves to shop with me. Recently we discovered she is highly allergic to ant bites. Her hand was covered in ants after falling down near our neighborhood pool and we ended up rushing her to Urgent Care for help. They gave her 3 shots and we came home with some medication as well. She was completely except legs covered in hives including her eyes swelling and itching. It wasn't a pretty site.

Nate and Andrew are in need of new bed or beds b/c they are sleeping together in one toddler bed - their choice - so I'm considering a full size bed for them to share instead of two toddler beds. They are still very close and don't like to be separated from each other. Nate wants to give up naps but I'm not ready to give it up yet. I still like that break if I can get it.

Logan is still loving Cub Scouts. He only has a few weeks of school left. I have him signed up for two weeks of summer camps and not sure what else we're going to do all summer yet. Logan was recently diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome and ADHD. As much as we hated to admit there was a medical problem, we're relieved to know why he is the way he is and can now get help for him. We've learned so much and are still learning more about AS everyday. Today I was able to go to his school for a Mother's Day celebration where all the kids in first grade sang songs to their moms. It was great and I shed a few happy tears too. I love him so much.

I love all of my children more than anything. They drive me nuts and I try to hide many times during the day to get a break but they are wonderful and are the best. Happy Mother's Day to me and all other moms too.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Past Easter's

Salsa Twins gave me the idea to compare past Easter Photos.

Easter 2008

Easter 2007

Wow, I found a photo with them all trying to smile at the camera at the same time.
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Happy Easter from Our Family to Yours

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Another Birthday Boy

Friday was Logan's 7th Birthday. Wow! Where did the time go? We celebrated Friday morning letting him chose anything he wanted to eat for breakfast. He picked pizza rolls and Dr. Pepper. All of us went to the school to have lunch with him on his birthday. We didn't know it was a bag lunch day and classes were eating in their room. The teachers made us a spot though in the classroom so we could all 6 sit together and eat and watch cartoons. Logan and I passed out cupcakes afterwards and we stayed for the special birthday song all the kids do. That evening he opened a few presents from us and we let him chose a restaurant for supper. He picked Taco Bell so he and his dad picked it up and brought it home so we all didn't have to go out in the thunderstorm.

Tony also set up a special birthday mission earlier in the week on their favorite online game City of Heroes. Tony surprised Logan with it Friday, and the two of them played for several hours late Friday night.

Saturday he had his party at Play It. It's a small video game place set up with xbox's, pc's, etc and kids and adults can go play whatever almost there. He had four friends join him and a few of the dads and they all played together and had cake and other sweets. I kept the youngest kids at home so Logan could enjoy the time as a big kid plus the others didn't need to be there around all those computers and games. Logan's big gift from us this year was the new Nintendo DSi. He also got some games for the DSi, legos, telescope, money, RC Car and a few other things. Can you tell he's a big video gamer like his dad?
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Saturday, April 11, 2009

"Okay, M, I need to breathe"
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Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Eggs

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Dress Rehearsal for Easter

I had to make sure I had all parts, everything fit, nothing was missing, etc. so I dressed up the youngest three while Logan was at school today and we headed outside for photos. They did everything but cooperate. Out of 230 something shots, here's a few cute ones.
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Monday, April 06, 2009

Finally I have a something named after me

I saw this in the CVS salespaper yesterday. How perfect they thought of me naming this.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

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Easter Egg Hunt

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Jumping Twins

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

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Combined Birthday Party

Will post more later
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Friday, March 20, 2009

Another trip (okay....3)

I sent Tony with three envelopes today to Bloom labled... 1. Free or Overage 2. Good Deals 3. Not sure but check the price. His trips to three Bloom's came to out-of-pocket amount of $20.40. All of this totaled $173.02 before savings and coupons. We are for sure stocked with toilet paper, drinks and cereal. The kids were very excited to see the cereal boxes and even "helped" take out of grocery bags and put everything up.

Why I Spend So Much Time Sorting Thru Coupons and Sales

Groceries and Toiletries are EXPENSIVE for a family of six. One income, three kids still wearing pull-ups and sometimes diapers, medical bills, utilities, home, etc makes for a tight budget so I made it my job to "Save" the money Tony brings home. Today is another Bloom Triple Coupon day and I have hit up three Bloom's and plan on more trips all weekend. Here's what I have bought so far for a total of $11.87. Without coupons I would have spent $195.95. Did we need 11 boxes of cereal, 11 Welch's juice, 6 Diet Dr. Pepper's, etc? Not immediately but it's called Stockpile. Get it while it's cheap, or in some cases, FREE. Notice there's even a gallon of milk in there. That's the only item I didn't have a coupon for and alone that is about $3 right now so I got the rest just slightly over $8.

I also contribute to Charity too. This week Logan's school is having a Canned Food drive so he was very happy to take some of our stockpile in and he was rewared at school for that.

Gotta sort through more "q's" today for more trips!!!!

Friday, March 06, 2009

This Year

And Last Year
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Let's Eat!!!!

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Birthday Boys

Little late posting but Tuesday was Nathaniel and Andrew's 3rd birthday. We're waiting until later for a big birthday party to share with Madelyn but we did have cake, and more cake, candles in morning muffins plus let them open their big present on their special day. The workbench was a HUGE hit. They have fixed (or as Andrew would say FIC-IT) everything. Andrew asked for party hats so I gave them the big green straw hats I had picked up last summer to play dress-up with. Their party will be at a gym later on this month and they have chosen a Mickey theme.
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