Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween
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Trick or Treat!
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I took the kids out trick or treating for a little. It got a bit chilly here where we are so I didn't want to keep the little guy out too long. He was just back at the doctor yesterday for his recheck only to find that now he has an ear infection and also has crackle sounds in his chest. I didn't want him to not get to go out so we went around the block. That is plenty of candy though for a 2 yr old and he had a blast. The older kids stayed out a bit longer before calling it a night. I am trying to get my pictures uploaded to the computer but every time I try the computer crashes. Not sure yet why so I will work on getting the pics soon. Hope everyone had a great time tonight! Remember to be safe and I don't recommend letting the kids have any candy that was made in China...we actually got a few pieces and I took them from them. Rather safe than sorry in my book.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Caution Venting Post

I plan to vent and whine in this post. Feel free to skip if you want.

I am so tired.....there is no menu for this week because I am too tired to do one.
I work outside the home overnight 4 nights a week and I babysit my nephew along with having my kids during the week. My wonderful hubby (ahem) who doesn't work (he is still home from a work injury 2 and a half years ago) is just getting me down. He knows I am tired and pregnant yet just seems to be so selfish. Friday night after being up with the kids all day he went to our local high school football game, leaving me with the little ones to watch. No sleep there. Then Saturday morning when I got home off he went for a day of hunting...hence again no sleep there until 1 hour before I had to be at work. Sunday I came home for a 30 minute snooze to get up and sit with kids again while he took our middle son to his final football game. I think I eventually got a little over an hour of sleep after dinner was made and cleaned up. Again I went to work. I come home this morning and off he goes out the door to hunt again leaving me with my 2 youngest and my nephew who I watch during the week while my sister works. I also had to get my daughter ready for kindergarten and drag all the ids up on this down right chilly day to the bus stop. I cannot even rest my eyes for a second...if I try Noah scrams WAKE UP MOMMY!! Ugh I am just exhausted....anyone have a pillow I can borrow in a nice quiet room??

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday Free Sample

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Head over to Dunkin Donuts for your free sample of coffee.
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Fans can visit any participating Taco Bell location on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (local time) and claim their free Crunchy Seasoned Beef Taco.

Friday, October 24, 2008

McDonals's Anyone?

Last night my wonderful 5 year old decided to empty her brother's toybox in the living room. Guess she had decided what I was doing this morning. I figured since all the toys were out of the box it would be a good time to slim down the contents. What I found though was shocking. Toy after toy that I picked up came from a McDonald's Happy Meal....bad bad mommy. Apparently my children eat way to many Happy Meals at lunch time when we are on the road. I will have to look into a better alternative for when we are traveling during lunch time. (which is often) Needless to say I felt the trash men would get great use of these wonderful and educational toys so I donated 95% of them to these wonderful men. We did keep the hotwheels cars and things like that. It is amazing today how the kids are playing now that they have newfound toys. (you know the ones at the bottom of the toybox)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Doctors and Meds.....

So today I ended up taking my little guy back to his doctor. He had coughing spells all day yesterday that was making him throw up each time. HE was even good about his meds and we still had issues. So this morning after another round of coughing/puking off to the doctor we went.(FYI- empty diaper wipes containers make great portable puke buckets.) Now we are going to do nebulizer treatments and have 2 totally differnt meds to try. Let's hope these help and he cooperates because I don't know how much more of these spells either of us can take. The poor kid is just so run down from all of this. Hope you are all having a good day.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Do you qualify??

MomDot Bloggers Anonymous Award

Head over to MomDot and see if you qualify for the Bloggers Annonymous Award.

Check out this Giveaway

This is too good not to share with all of my blog friends out there.

Stop by the Goodyblog
for an awesome toy giveaway. Even if you can't use all the toys yourself you may have friends you could share with or even donate to Toys4Tots. I know if I were to win my kids shopping would be done. Which would be a big relief for me. So stop over and enter now. Entries accepted until 9 a.m. ET on October 27

Wordless Wednesday

Noah's first Halloween 2006
He had just come home that day from his 2nd open heart surgery. I put the outift on him to run to the pharmacy

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Have you seen the new sprint phones??



I am in need of a new cell phone and just can't decide which of these new phones I want. I really like the Lotus and am leaning toward that but I just don't know. I love the look of it though. I have a month unitl I can get a new phone so I can ponder over it a bit more. I think I will have to go to the store and check them out in person and see how I like them.

Also Today is Tackle it Tuesday.
Tackle It Tuesday Meme

I signed up a few weeks ago to do the CLR tackle. I did use it to clean my bathtub but alas my digital camera died and I have no pictures to share. It worked great though I must say.
I also did another tackle, I took a bunch of peppers we had grown and canned some pickled peppers.
It's been a busy day here. And we still have gymnastics tonight.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Noah's Med Update

Remember I said I was having trouble getting my little guy to take his asthma meds for me. Well I found a way to get him to take them. I gave him Hershey's Kissables candy and while he was eating them he took the meds no problem for me. No screaming no shoving the aerochamber away...guess the taste of the candy overpowers whatever taste he didn't like of the meds. Now I just need to stock up on Kissables and I bet M & M's would work too. I am just glad he is taking the meds for me without the struggle.

Here is the list of things for dinner this week. I am just not 100% sure of what day I will make what.

Broccoli and Chicken casserole
Swiss Steak, mashed potatoes, green beans and biscuits
BBQ Chicken Legs, stuffing, carrots
Homemade Pizzas
Friday is Football Game night
hot dogs and fries
pork chops, buttered noodles and corn

Remeber to check out all the other great menus at Organizing Junkie!

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Wow where did the week go....
I was without internet for 2 days. That really sucked because that meant my phone was out too. Took me forever then to get back online because some setting on my laptop got messed up and I was unable to network. Things are back in order though.
The Elton John concert was wonderful. I am so glad I was able to go. It really was different though compared to the "rock" concerts I have always gone to. LOL
Thursday I had to take my little guy to the docs...they are in the process of diagnosing him with asthma. He was put on 2 meds and given and aerochamber to use. Needless to say he is freaking about this. He is fine with the mask and all but doesn't like when the inhaler is put into it. So he fights and screams and probably gets nothing in him that he needs. Any ideas or suggestions would be welcome. Remember he is only 2 and a half. I already asked the doc for meds he can take orally with his heart meds and the doc tells me there is no effective oral meds.... I am not 100% sure on that though because I know there are oral meds. So we will see.
Today I took the kids and headed to JC Penney Outlet. I like checking them out every so often and they were having a sale on infant gowns that I wanted to check on. I ended up getting a few gowns and some other newborn outfits and I got Miss Madi a few school outfits and a winter coat for school (only for school and good) and some work scrubs for me.
Now we are home and it is cleaning time and you see how into that I am....LOL. Instead I am catching up online. Hey that is important stuff too. Right?

Now I will try and leave you with a video clip from the concert...(I never posted video before so bear with me)ok so i can't use blogger to do it so here it is...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

From the Elton John Concert

Monday, October 13, 2008

It's Monday again....

And that means it is Menu Planning Monday

Monday: grilled cheese and Campbells soup
Tuesday: fried sausage, cabbage and potatoes
Wednesday: Spaghetti and garlic bread
Thursday: Shake n Bake Chicken with noodles and corn
Friday: football game eat there
Saturday: Pork chops mashed taters and peas
Sunday: leftovers

I woke up this morning after a long weekend of sickness in our house and found out I had been the winner of a bumbo seat cover from Bridgette's site
The Not-So-Blog
The seat cover was provided by Boutique Sweet Cheeks.
This works out wonderful for me because the bumbo I had gotten for my youngest was in blue and I was bummed that our new little girl we are expecting would have a blue bumbo. Now I will have a beautiful girlie cover for the bumbo. Thanks to both Bridgette for hosting this giveaway and Boutique Sweet Cheeks for providing the prize.

I then opened up an email from Frugal Finds to hear I had won a prize on her giveaways. I was the lucky winner of 3 pair of babylegs courtesy of Katie at la stella blu. Thank you to both Frugal Carol and Katie for this giveaway!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Long Long Night

My poor little guy is sick. He started aroung midnight pooping and puking.
He was such a trooper through it all. He was up all night being sick and is resting this morning. Seems like he got himself a case of rotavirus. Looks like I will be spending the day running around with lysol and burning my candles. We have our annual Halloween parade that goes through our town tonight but I am not sure he will be up for the festivities. Such a shame too because the weather is supposed to be very mild here this weekend.
Hope you all have a great weekend!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Bissell Cleaner Contest!

You have got to head over to MomDot! She is having a contest to win a Bissell ProDry carpet cleaner.

Bissell Pro-Dry is engineered for your floors to dry in THIRTY MINUTES! Before you are done with dinner, your carpet is ready to put the baby back on it!

Your BISSELL PROdry carpet cleaner is a home cleaning system that uses a combination of hot tap water, BISSELL advanced cleaning formula, the innovative TLR PowerRoller and suction to safely clean carpet and area rugs. TLR PowerRoller™ The TLR PowerRoller is designed for great cleaning performance with fast drying results. It Traps, Lifts and Removes dirt and debris. Unlike traditional carpet cleaners, where cleaning solution is sprayed directly into the carpet, the TLR PowerRoller absorbs the majority of the spray from the machine, meaning your carpet and area rugs get cleaned and revitalized, while still allowing you to get back on them in less than 30 minutes. When in the upright position, for storage or tool use, the TLR PowerRoller is lifted off the floor surface and held in space. This will also help the TLR PowerRoller dry between uses. The TLR PowerRoller can be washed or replaced as needed.

I am sure some of you could use one of these, I know I could!!! Contest ends Nov 9th.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Just my luck

I went to use my crockpot this morning to make my stuffed peppers today instead of Saturday because I will be out of town all day for a doctor appointment with my little guy. Well I picked it up and saw that the whole side was cracked. And all the way through too not just a little line. So now that blew out that plan for dinner. Guess it is back to sloppy joes. No they don't take all that long but after traveling an hour and a half one way to the doctors, a visit that lasts a minimum of an hour and the two hour ride home due to the evening rush hour and all with a 2yr old and 1 yr old I just didn't want to cook at all. Thank goodness I entered the crockpot contest over at A Year Of Crockpotting. I would be so lucky if I won now. Cross your finger and toes for me!

Thursday Thirteen (1)

Thirteen Blogs I like to read

1. What's That Smell
2. Money Saving Mom
3. Owlhaven
4. Praying for Parker
5. 5 Minutes for Mom
6. The not-so-blog blog
7. Frugal Finds
8. Gosselins without pity
9. Baby Cheapskate
10. Life is like Champagne
11. Parenting Pink
12. Common Sense With Money
13. A Year of Crockpotting

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Don't forget to stop and check out the giveaway today at Frugal Finds from Frugal Carol. Today you can enter to win 3 pairs of Baby Legs from la stella blu

These are my favorite.

Shopping Trip today

Today I decided to check out a new store. I took the half hour drive and went here. I like it better than places like Aldi because they have more name brand things. Some things were a great deal while others I could get for a similar price when on sale at my regular store. I will probably go there once a month or so to stock up on the deals I did find. Some things had expired dates on them and I will have to research that online. I am not up on what things are good for how long etc. So any advice anyone has on that topic I would love to hear from you. I figured with winter coming my oil bill will go up greatly and take away from money for other things this is just one way I wanted to see about saving more money.

Wordless Wednesday

And I ask myself why I buy cat food....

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tuesday's Tackle

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

Today I decided it was time to put up a few Halloween decorations outside. Hubby brought down the Halloween container a week ago and I hadn't touched it. So here is a before and after picture of my tackle.

Real Spooky huh? LOL

Frugal Carol from Frugal Finds is having giveaways all week to celebrate her blogoversary. Be sure to check out todays giveaway for a custom made button for your site. And make sure to check out the other giveaways this week too. This could be your lucky week!!!!


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