Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lil' Devil

These days Natalee can be found escaping out the dog door, making a mad dash up the stairs if the gate isn't up, playing in Jackson's water bowl, climbing on everything in sight, taking all the books off the shelf, opening the garage door and trying to run out, taking the drinks out of the fridge upstairs, opening my nightstand drawer and taking out fruit snacks, climbing out of the tub and taking her diaper off and peeing in her crib. And that's just half of it. I am in trouble with this little girl. Good thing she wasn't my first child or she might have been an only child!

She can be a little devil, but she can also be as sweet as can be. She has the funniest facial expressions. She'll give you the meanest, dirtiest look, than she'll smile because she thinks it's hilarious. And her smile.....cutest thing ever with all 14 teeth of hers. My favorite thing about her is her head full of curls. She is so stinkin cute! Lately she has been sitting on my lap and watching movies with me and I love to just cuddle with her because that is rare for little miss "on the go" who never holds still.
She is still our little pork chop who loves to eat. Strawberries, grapes, bananas, marshmallows and raisins are her favorite. She also loves macaroni and cheese and anything with dip on it. She can sure get messy too because she loves to feed herself.
She is 16 months old now and growing like a weed. Well a tall, chubby weed! She takes 1 nap a day, usually 2 hours or more and sleeps 12+ hours at night. I put her to bed around 8pm and she is up around 7:30-8:30 the next morning. She wakes up so happy and I love to she her smiling, little face as she squeals when Haylee and I go to get her up.
I love my sweet baby Natalee but I am sure in for it with her. And just to think her terrible 2's haven't even begun...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Haylee Update

Haylee finished her 1st month of preschool!

And she is having a blast! I love to pick her up each day and hear everything she did. She tells me she read books, sang, danced, had circle time, learned a letter, what she had for snack etc. She is learning so much and I'm so proud of her. She'll show me the new letter she learned and tell me things that start with that letter.

Some things she did the month of August-
*Worked on letters A-E
*Haylee had letter bag "d"
*Big & Small

Next month she'll have show and tell and snack time, both she has been waiting for.

I'm enjoying my special one-on-one time with Natalee. It's also so much easier to run errands when I just have one child.

My little Haylee girl is growing up!

Monday, August 29, 2011

My Weekly Deals 8/23-8/29

These are a few of my favorite things deals-

The 2nd week of the Mega at Fry's ends tomorrow. This past week I picked up a few more .99 Mott's, .49 Ocean Spray sparkling juice, .09 Old El Paso taco shells, .49 Welch's grape jelly and .49 Del Monte tomatoes. I also shopped the new sales and picked up .88 milk, Free La Looks gel, Free Dr. Pepper 1 liters, Free Powerade, and Free Bacon, Lay's Chips and Butter from Free Fry's coupons I got in the mail.

Walgreens has had a couple great deals lately. Last week I bought 3 Dove (bar of soap) at .99 each and earned a $6 RR. Love those awesome money makers! I did that twice. I then took those RR to Fry's to pay for my groceries. Today I got big bags of M&M's for .50 after coupon and RR and I got Trident gum for cheap. 6 packs for .50. Yippee for cheap candy.

At Safeway I got some more salad for .49 a bag and I picked up a .48 watermelon.

Sadly, I went back to Bashas again. This time I had a pleasant trip with no problems. I wanted to pick up some roasts that are B1G1 Free. I got 2 roasts, .97 strawberries and 3 Free Dr. Pepper 1 liters.

Looking back at my weekly deals it doesn't look like I buy actual dinner items or healthy food. I do, I use RR, Catalinas and overage to help cover the cost of all the ingredients for dinners, fruit and meat. This weekly post is mostly for me to remember the awesome deals I've gotten on select items, so I definitely don't list everything I buy.

You can check the matchups on Sheryl's site to see where I found the coupons to score these great deals. I advise you to visit her site once a day so you don't miss out on awesome deals!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Ramblings


Last week Haylee started sounding congested and had a runny nose. I still can't decide if it's a cold or allergies, but most of the time she has no symptoms, just sounds stuffy. And of course, she doesn't act sick. She's as loud and crazy as ever :)

Natalee is getting 4 teeth. 1 of the 4 finally popped through last week and she has been pretty unhappy. She has had a bit of a runny nose associated with teething and has been chewing on her finger. Poor little girl.

Earlier this week I felt like I was getting sick so I drank an Emergen C and have felt better until yesterday. I'm not sure if it's a cold or allergies, kinda like Haylee girl. I just feel blah!

Last weekend Josh and I cherished time with each girl by themselves. Haylee was with my Mom all day Saturday, going to lunch and to see Cars 2, so we took Natalee out to lunch and to the mall. She loves to play in the play area. She runs all around, climbing on everything and is just as fearless as ever. On Sunday, my Mom watched Natalee and we took Haylee girl to Olive Garden and to see Smurfs. Another fun day.

As mentioned above, we went to Olive Garden because it's the never ending pasta bowl time of year. I have waited an entire year for this to come back because last year I was in love with the creamy parmesan portobello. Well this year, I'm not happy with the new mushroom pasta and I'm mad. I won't be going back 5 times like last year.

My longtime friend Jessica and her hubby Mark welcomed beautiful Adalynn Marie DeVore last Saturday, August 20th at 12:51pm. She is absolutely perfect and I can't wait to see her in person.

(Photo by Lauren Collins)

This week I had an appointment with a list of things to go over with my doctor. I figured if I'm gonna pay a $30 copay I'll get my money's worth. I walked out of there with 2 prescriptions and a lab slip to get my thyroid checked. I also got a DTaP shot and I should be good to go for another year....unless I get sick or whatever.

Natalee loves the movie Rio. It is so cute that she totally zones into the movie and will actually sit with me and watch it. Very rare for my little "on the go, trouble maker" child. She could just watch it over and over and most days she does. Of course, Haylee loves it too so she is always suggesting we watch it.

I am very proud of myself for keeping up with BOTH girls baby books. I need to add a couple pictures to them but for the most part I have kept up with recording all of the memories and milestones.

Haylee just finished her 3rd week of preschool. She gives me a detailed report of everything she did each day when I picked her up, and I mean detailed. She is learning her letters and doing so awesome writing them and also a few words. Since she has her name down, I try to think of words that have the letters in her name and the new letters she is learning, like bee. She does very well and we are so proud of her. She had "letter bag" yesterday and brought things to school that start with the letter D. Doll, dolphin, Donald Duck, diaper, dress, donkey, dog, dinosaur etc. She was funny asking me if certain things started with a "d" while we were looking for things to put into the bag.

My sister moved to Tucson this week. Samantha, Danielle and Timmy are staying here with Daniel (their Dad). She'll come up to visit, and maybe she'll bring Eeggee's. Yum!

Josh started playing softball again on Thursday nights. He is still working late but yesterday he came home at 4:30, I about had a heart attack.

Last weekend Josh was eating a tootsie roll and wanted to know why there were "hard, white pieces" in the tootsie roll. Ya, it was part of his crown he apparently broke. $400 later, that was one expensive tootsie roll.

We had to find a new dentist since our insurance changed. I've been going to the same dentist my entire life. Some changes just suck, and this is one of those, but the new dentist seems nice so we'll give them a chance.

I also had to go to a new doctor too due to insurance changes. Have I mentioned how much I hate our new insurance? I have been to the new doctors office before for small things but just to their "express care" and just saw whatever doctor was on call. The doctor I went to Tuesday was very nice so I hopefully have found my new PCP.

I love how both of my girls clean up after themselves. Haylee obviously has been doing this for awhile but I'm just so proud of her. Whether it's her bedroom being a mess or toys downstairs (mostly from Natalee) Haylee always helps me clean up and actually puts things back where they go. Natalee has recently started picking up her toys too and I think it's the cutest thing. She'll pick up the animals and put them in the bag, she'll put figurines in the box and books on the shelf. I love my little helpers.

Natalee loves to say thank you and she says it all day long.

Yesterday was the perfect afternoon. I wasn't feeling well so I put Natalee down at 12:30 for her nap and Haylee and I layed down also. Well at 3:30 I awoke to Natalee talking in her room. Needless to say, we all had a wonderful nap! I love days like that.

This weekend might just be a low key weekend. Haylee and I are going to Jake's birthday party Sunday but other than that our calendar is empty! I guess we'll enjoy it now because come October, we'll be busy as ever!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom

Yesterday was my Mom's birthday. My Mom is my best friend. We have a friendship unlike most and I am so thankful for that.

Last night I took her out to eat at Red Robin and then I took her to see "One Day". I bought her some beautiful flowers and gave her a Starbucks card, her favorite treat.

I am thankful for my Mom for everything she does for us. I am thankful we are able to go out as often as we do and I am thankful for the numerous memories we have created.

I hope you had a wonderful birthday Mom! We love you.

Monday, August 22, 2011

My Weekly Deals 8/17-8/22

Currently Fry's is having a Mega event. This past week I got Free Sunny D, Free Lawry's marinade, Free Dial hand soap, Free Powerade, Free Old El Paso beans, .99 Mott's apple juice, .50 M&M 8 packs, .49 Sara Lee bread, .49 Pop Tarts, .49 Envirokids organic granola bars, .49 Del Monte tomatoes and .79 Old El Paso enchilada sauce.

Safeway brought .99 Capri Sun, .49 Fresh Express salad, .49 Marie's dressing and $1.57 milk.

Bashas was a disaster. I was going after the chicken which was $1.67 lb. and ended up getting a few other things which caused a major line back up and the lazy bagger boy wouldn't go check the price of the Nabisco snacks that were ringing up wrong. Nice. I don't like shopping at Bashas at all. Anyways, aside from the cheap chicken I got Free Dr. Pepper liters, .12 Nabisco cookies and crackers (because they wouldn't double the coupons to make them free), .50 Land O Lakes spreadable butter and .88 Langers juice.

This past week I stockpiled-

24 Powerade
13 Mott's
13 Sunny D
10 Lawry's Marinade
6 PopTarts
5 Sara Lee Bread (freezes great!)
5 Dial hand soap

Obviously I did not keep all of this stuff for me. My family benefits from me couponing too!

You can check the matchups on Sheryl's site to see where I found the coupons to score these great deals. I advise you to visit her site once a day so you don't miss out on awesome deals!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Fun Weekend Ahead

Haylee is spending the day with Hannah & Grandma. They went to lunch at Chili's and are going to see Cars 2. Haylee is so excited to go on this "date" with Grandma and asked Grandma if she would buy her a "squishy thing" after their "date". She cracks me up.

As soon as Natalee wakes up we are taking her out for some 1-on-1 time. We are so excited because we rarely have 1-on-1 time with each girl. As we were trying to figure out where to go and what Natalee would enjoy the most, we came up with the conclusion to take her to a buffet! Poor little Natalee, she's our little porkchop and she loves to eat. I was only half joking when I suggested it. We are going to take her to play at the mall and may even attempt taking her to her first movie, we'll see.

Tomorrow morning Grandma is gonna switch kids and keep Natalee so we can have 1-on-1 time with Haylee girl. We have been wanting to take her to see Smurfs and we're going to Olive Garden for the never ending pasta bowl.

I am so excited about this weekend. I love my sweet little girls. Life is good :)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mailbox Madness

I don't think I have ever taken a picture of all of my mail before but I was so happy this afternoon I couldn't contain myself.

This is what was in my mailbox today-

Febreeze Breath Happy Sample
Align Probiotics Sample (for Mom)
Avery Pocket Tabs Sample
My Freaper Band
Staples Rebate
5 Envelopes Fulls of Coupons!!!!!! (including 23 Powerade coupons= Free at Fry's)

I must say, the Centsable Shoppin readers are so awesome. Who needs a coupon clipping site when there are so many generous Freapers!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

This little piggy

This little piggy went to the doctor.

She tipped the scale at 24 lbs. 2 oz. (50-75%).

She is 32 1/2 inches (95%).

She is perfectly healthy and getting 4 new teeth.

After 5 shots (3 pokes) she cried weee, weee, weee all the way home...literally. It was the saddest thing. She was so upset she wouldn't even calm down for an ice cream cone.

Haylee on the other hand is still our scrawny little one.

She weighs 31 lbs. (10-25%).

She is 40 inches (50%).

She is perfectly healthy and passed her vision and hearing tests.

She got 4 shots and cried a little bit but did sooooo good.

The good news is, Haylee doesn't have to get shots till she is 11 years old. The bad news, Natalee goes back in 3 months for her 18 month check up. Poor Baby N.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My Weekly Deal 8/8-8/16

It seems as if I have been stockpiling like crazy these past few weeks. Since I've been couponing for over a year now, I know when prices are good and when prices are really good. When they are really good, I stockpile. This week I stockpiled breakfast stuff- cereal, granola bars and cereal bars. Safeway was the store to be at this week and sadly Fry's was not. But starting tomorrow Fry's is having another Mega so I am super excited. And I see stockpiles of Mott's, Lawry's Marinade and Sunny D in the near future!

Safeway had the best cereal deal this week. When I find cereal for .49 a box, I stock up, and that is exactly what I did. 14 boxes of cereal (Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs and Honey Nut Chex) for .49 each. I also got cereal bars (Lucky Charms & Golden Grahams) for .49 each, Free Gardettos, Free Chex Mix, .25 Dial hand soap and Gatorade 6 pks. for $1.59.

At Fry's I used a couple of my Old El Paso coupons to get Free taco seasoning and .59 Taco Shells. I also got Free Ivory body wash, Free + MM Degree deodorant, Free Nabisco cookies (small packs), .88 Yoplait 4 pks., .25 Wolfgang Puck coffee drinks, $1 granola bars, .49 Welch's grape jelly, .79 1/2 gal. milks and .99 Best Foods Mayo (after catalina).

I went to Walmart once this week to price match some produce. I got lettuce for .33 and grapes for .76 lb. I also got Langers juice for .99, Free + MM first aid kits, Free + MM Pert Plus and clearance summer dresses for the girls for $3 each!

This past week I stockpiled-

14 Wolfgang Coffee Drinks (for my mom and brother)
14 Boxes of Cereal
14 Boxes of Cereal Bars
8 Boxes of Granola Bars
6 Bags of Chex Mix

You can check the matchups on Sheryl's site to see where I found the coupons to score these great deals. I advise you to visit her site once a day so you don't miss out on awesome deals!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad {58}

Today I should be celebrating my Dad's 58th Birthday with him.

Instead, my dear friends are putting flowers at his grave for me, and we let balloons go up to heaven for him.

One day I will celebrate with him again. Until them, I will continue to reminisce about all the wonderful memories I have of him.

Yesterday we went up to the rim to celebrate my Dad's Birthday. I always feel the closest to him up there because he started taking me camping when I was just a baby. He loved to take us camping and I have wonderful memories of our camping trips up there. When I was just a year old, my Dad carved our names in double log cabin. I love to go there and see my name, it's a priceless memory of my Dad.
We ate Pay Day candy bars in honor of him since that is his favorite.
We left Chips Ahoy cookies for the chipmunks and we drove around looking for animals, a favorite from my childhood.
We did see a few elk but it was rainy most of the time so I think all the other critters were hiding.

It had been 2 years since I have been up there and boy have I missed it.
I love the crisp, pine smell of the mountains and the cooler weather. We actually wore sweatshirts yesterday because it was cold. I love all the greenery, the pine trees, the mushrooms, I love it all.

I have to add this story because it's just crazy. 2 years ago when we went up to the rim for my Dad's Birthday we brought balloons to let go. When we finished setting up camp, we went to get them out of the car to let them go and they were gone. We are assuming they blew out the window, but we were surrounded by trees and miraculously they weren't stuck in any trees around us. Well yesterday, we let 4 balloons go. For some reason the helium wasn't doing it's job and they didn't want to fly high in the sky. 1 did, it went up, blew across the sky and up to heaven. The other 3 slowly floated up, but sadly went in trees. At some point 2 of them fell back down to the ground and I tied one onto double log cabin and Haylee put the other one in our car. Because it was rainy, our windows and doors remained closed. When we were ready to leave, Josh loaded up the chairs and cooler and I asked where the balloon in the car went and it was nowhere to be found. We looked all around the area because I knew it had to be on the ground somewhere, but it was nowhere to be found. It wasn't windy at all so I know it didn't blow away. Did the helium decide to work and did it make it's way up to heaven? I don't know. Just ironic how my Dad's balloons are always mysteriously disappearing.

We ate lunch up there and the girls had fun exploring.

They enjoyed picking flowers, playing with pine cones and searching for butterflies. We had a fun time and we can't wait to go back.

Happy Birthday Dad. We love you so much and miss you each and every day!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Ramblings

Me and the girls just got back from running some errands. It was a beautiful morning and the girls behaved so I'd say it was a success! Safeway has been my favorite store this week because I've stocked up on breakfast stuff for .49 each! 10 boxes of cereal & 10 boxes of cereal bars. We're set for awhile now.

Haylee finished her 1st week of school. She loves it.

I love what a big helper Haylee is. She has been so good at helping me out lately and being an awesome big sister.

Natalee is as cute as can be. Although she is still a trouble maker I just love her to pieces. She makes the funniest faces and I love all of her little curls.

Josh has been working late every night this week. Does anyone know any places hiring? Josh is interested!

Nothing exciting with me. I booked our hotel in San Diego and got our theme park tickets in the mail this week. We're also all set to do the Polar Express this year for the 1st time. I'm happy to have our vacations planned for the year because it gives me something to look forward too.

We are going up to the rim one day this weekend to celebrate my Dad's birthday and enjoy the cooler weather and fresh air. Whichever day we don't go I think I may go see "The Help" with my mom. This has been a long, stressful week for me and I need a break.

Next week me and the girls have doctor appointments....I can hardly wait.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

14 Years

It's crazy to think Haylee just finished day 2 of 14 years (at least) of schooling. Boy does she have a long way to go. And in case you're keeping track, she'll be the class of 2025!

Again Haylee had a fun day at school. She told me everything she did- play with toys, color, sing, dance, watch a movie, have snack (except today she said she didn't want snack) etc. She told me about the other kids back packs and that one of the girls was on vacation and that she had to use the bathroom. She has a great memory and loves to share all the details. Today she was told to bring 5 items that say something important about her. Haylee brought the following-

She loves to read (Dory book), she loves chocolate milk, her favorite color is green, her favorite Princess is Rapunzel and her Bear Bear is very special because she's had him since the day she was born and she sleeps with him every night.

I enjoy the 1-on-1 time with Baby N while Haylee is at school. Today we read books and played with some of her toys upstairs until she kept telling me she wanted "juice" which just means drink. This is her new face. She gives you a dirty look and then she starts laughing.

I love the "new" schedule on school days. After picking Haylee up (which Natalee gets very excited about), I make the girls lunch and then I put Natalee down and Haylee and I can go over her school stuff. She loves to show me what she did and then I help her with her "homework". This is fun!

Haylee successfully finished her 1st week of preschool and we are so proud of her!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

1st Day of Preschool

Haylee just finished her 1st day of preschool!

As soon as she got up today I asked her if she was excited to go to preschool. She got the biggest smile one her face. We went downstairs and she wanted cereal and chocolate milk and then she got dressed and I brushed her hair. As we were getting in the car to leave Daddy showed up! He came home to take Haylee to school with me and she was so excited.

On the way there I was reminding her how to say her teachers name. Haylee said, "I think I'll just call her teacher." I said, "I think she prefers you to call her Mrs. Brianne. You want her to call you Haylee and not girl don't you?" Haylee replies, "she can just call me girl."

So we get there and I walk her up to the door. She gets a name tag and tells Mrs. Brianne "I have wipes for you." She wanted to make sure she didn't forget to give her the Clorox wipes. She set her backpack in the basket and I gave her a hug and a kiss. She said "come get me in a little bit ok?" I told her I would and then I left. As we were pulling away Haylee was waving from the front door. She didn't seem scared at all.

I must have looked at the clock a dozen times to see if it was time to pick her up. I guess I just wanted to make sure she was alright and having fun. I missed her so much. Daddy came home again to go with me to pick her up. As soon as Mrs. Brianne brought the kids out Haylee ran right up to me and said "I went to preschool!" Then she told me all about it, "I played with toys, watched a Frog movie, danced, we sing songs, read a My Little Pony book, ate a snack, colored a rocket ship...." and that was before I even got her buckled in! She told me "I love preschool!" I am so glad.

As a little "first day of school" gift, I filled a bucket with a few of her favorite things. A Belle figurine, Ariel puzzle, Rapunzel journel and pen, cotton candy, a windmill and a balloon. She saw it as soon as she came downstairs this morning and she was so surprised. She loves all of it! After preschool I took her to McDonalds because she has been wanting a Happy Meal with a Smurfs toy. We are so proud of our big girl!

Monday, August 8, 2011

My Weekly Deals 8/1-8/7 & Weekend Recap

I wasn't going to do a "My Weekly Deals" because honestly, I haven't been to Fry's since the new sale started last Wednesday (except to pick up Cottonelle yesterday). So, this will be short and sweet!

Monday and Tuesday I adventured to Fry's to stockpile sugar, Qtips and Beggin Strips. The Qtips were .99 each for the 375 ct. The C & H sugar was on "closeout" for $2.34 so $1.34 after coupon for the 5 lb. bag! That was my favorite deal. And the best of all...Beggin Strips. They were on sale for $4.19 B1G1 Free. I also had B1G1 Free coupons (up to $3.99) so I paid .10 a bag. And it gets better. When I bought 8 bags (paying .80) I got a $5 catalina. Then I turned around and bought 6 more (paid .60) and got a $3.00 catalina. Woo Hoo for FREE + HUGE MONEY MAKER dog treats. Jackson should be set for awhile. The Cottonelle deal I did yesterday produced a $3.50 catalina so I ended up paying $5.98 OOP (I used my $3.00 catalina from the Beggin Strips) and then I got the $3.50 Catalina. That was for (2) 12pk double roll Cottonelle packs. Good deal.

And onto our weekend..... Saturday I woke up with a horrible pain on my left side. It only hurt when I stood up but it drove me nuts because I had so much to do and I couldn't do anything except sit on the couch. After about 5 hours it magically disappeared. I have no clue what it was. That afternoon we went to Zac's 9th Birthday Party. I remember holding him when he was just a baby. How'd he get to be 9? He loves Star Wars!

We swam, ate and had cake and ice cream.

The cutest thing ever was Kaleb sharing his watermelon with Natalee. She followed him around and if he didn't give her a bite fast enough she stole her own. They were so cute together.

Me and Haylee got our hair cut yesterday. It's been 16 months since Haylee got her haircut and her hair just grows so fast.

The picture on the left was after her last cut on April 7, 2010 and the picture on the right was before we went to get her hair cut yesterday. I wanted more cut off but it was hard to show the lady once Haylee was up in the chair. Oh well, at least it's not touching her bottom anymore when I wash it. 

My Mom watched the girls after that so Josh and I had lunch at Moreno's and then went to see Crazy, Stupid, Love. We liked it, it was a funny movie. After that we went to get Haylee a little 1st day of school surprise. I can't believe my little girl starts school tomorrow!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Ramblings

We are officially going to San Diego for a week in October!!!!! I booked everything the other night and I'm so excited. I bought the San Diego 3-For-1 tickets so we can go to Sea World, San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Wild Animal Park as many times as we want for 5 days. I'm in the early stages of planning what else we're going to do but going to the beach and walking around Seaport Village will probably be on the list. Our hotel (before we added 1 extra day) and the cost of our tickets was exactly (within a couple dollars) the amount of the escrow check we got in the mail last month. Is that perfect or what? It's totally meant to be.

Haylee just says the funniest things. Last night I said "Haylee do you want to eat breakfast with Shamu?" And she looked at me confused and said "what? Is he gonna like sit in the chair with us?" Me and Josh cracked up laughing.

Today she was playing with her Playdoh making cupcakes and she asked me what color of cupcake I wanted. I said "I'll have pink" and she said "well, that one is not on sale." When we go to the store and she sees something she wants she'll ask if it's on sale. If I tell her no, she puts it back. That's what I love about Haylee, she doesn't throw a fit when I tell her no.

She still asks if certain animals bite, but now she asks if they are boys or girls too. She doesn't know the "obviously" way to tell and I'm not telling her that for quite some time, but she thinks if they have eye lashes they are girls. I tried to tell her boys have eye lashes too but in cartoons they tend to give the girls long, curly eyelashes. She likes to ask "did someone make this?" about everything too. She'll ask that about food, a building, toys etc.

As a baby, Haylee was totally different then Natalee is. Haylee was always very cautious and rarely got hurt. Natalee is just the opposite. Little dare devil, not afraid of anything, always splitting her lip and bleeding. She is a hand full! Have I mentioned what a little trouble maker she is?

I have to say I'm extremely impressed that Natalee will sit on my lap for an hour during Kids Club and today she actually held still so I could cut her bangs. I think she is a typical baby in a lot of ways but I know Haylee didn't get into things or get hurt all the time like baby N.

I love that when Natalee is in a stroller she will just chill. She doesn't freak out being strapped in. She usually does very well, even for longer periods of time. But once you do let her out, she is gone. She doesn't even stop to see if I am anywhere to be seen she just takes off and doesn't look back.

I do not like that she constantly tries to climb out of restaurant high chairs.

I can't wait to see Natalee's expression when she sees all the animals at Sea World and both zoos. This will be her first time to any of those parks. She just loves animals like Haylee always has and I know they will both have a blast. Haylee went to Sea World and San Diego Zoo when she was 1 1/2 but none of us have been the Wild Animal Park.

This week seems to have flown by for me. That and I still have a 1/2 tank of gas...crazy!!!! I think just getting out of the house even if just for an hour helps. We ran to Fry's & Walmart Monday, Fry's Tuesday, I watched Jake Wednesday morning so both the girls played with him and then yesterday we went to Kids Club and were gone all morning. I love staying busy but I hate when I use a tank of gas a week.

Josh is at Lake Pleasant with some guys from work today. It's a company trip I guess. Tomorrow we are going to a birthday party and Sunday is date night! I've got to get Haylee a haircut before school starts and I have a list of several other things to do. Busy times! 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Kids Club Round 2

I love Kids Club. 1 hour of non-stop singing dancing. Not only that but today we got a FREE 8 x 10 from JcPenney in addition to our FREE carousel ride and discount lunch.

I could get use to this....except Haylee is starting preschool so we can't go for awhile now. Natalee lasts about 1 hour on my lap and that's it. Yes the Kids Club program only lasts 1 hour but we get there early to get a good spot so she usually gets antsy right before it's over.

I'm still impressed that she sits still for an hour. Anyway, we had a wonderful time with April and Andrew and Haylee was excited to draw Dewper a picture that he kissed and gave to the lady so she could show it to everyone.

Haylee also wanted to see the Chick-fil-a cow because he is "her best friend". It's funny how she's not afraid of him, but she's still unsure about Dewper. Natalee didn't seem to fond with either one.

I love the company of good ol' friends!