Wednesday, June 18, 2014

T-Ball and VBS

Hello everyone! We have been super busy this summer.  We ended Andrew’s T-ball with a little banquet.  He is in love with his very first trophy!  We enjoyed, but super glad to have no where to go on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  LOL!

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We also had VBS last weekend.  It was so much fun!  The theme was weird animals! Abigail is too young to really participate, but she did join the nursery on the first night.

 

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This was the group I helped with this year!  So sweet and FULL of energy!

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We had a great time and felt like doing this toward the end. HA!

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We have been very low key this week.  I have gotten laundry, grocery shopping, and cleaning done for the week.  I think Andrew and I may sneak off to see a movie tomorrow!

Friday, June 13, 2014

CVS Haul

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I am here with another great CVS haul! I posted one earlier this week, but that was from last week.  All the deals I found are still going on!

What I bought:

4 Arm and Hammer Oxi Clean Detergent

3 Boxes of Kleenex Tissue- 2 boxes for Andrew’s kindergarten supply list

I Shampoo and ! Conditioner- Herbal Essences

2 Packs of Jolly Ranchers- use for beginning of the year treat bags for my students

Always Liners

Tenas Pads

Irish Spring Body Wash- for the hubby

Speed Stick Gear Deodarant- for the hubby

 

 

Below is my list.  I didn’t end up purchasing the Olay lotion, Cleanser, or Body Wash.  Also my CVS does not carry Herbal Essences Body Wash, so I did not buy that either.  I did buy everything else on the list plus 3 boxes of Kleenex tissue.

 

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I started off at $47 and went down to $28.22 after taxes.  I then got back $4.50.  So the total was $23.72. 

I didn’t do too bad!  Happy Friday!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

sUMMER lEARNING

I thought this summer would be perfect for getting Andrew a head start on Kindergarten.  I taught Kindergarten last year, so I am putting my skills to use with my own child.  We are spending about an hour (sometimes less, sometimes more) a day working on a variety of skills.

I recently bought the green stacking baskets, Cut and Paste cookie Monster workbook, Robot Time game- time, and Place Value Picnic- place value.  I already have a ton of flashcards and manipulatives for Andrew. I am using the green stacking baskets to hold everything. 

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This week we have played a number memory game.  I just used old number cards that come with several of the same card.  He loved this game.  Andrew needed some more practice with cutting and gluing, so the book from The Dollar Tree has helped a lot.

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Below are the sight words from last week.  We flash them several times a day and write them.  We also talked some about what different stores sell (Florist- flowers).  This came from a workbook we have had for awhile. 

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Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

CVS Haul

 

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I have really gotten into couponing the last few months and it can really be so much fun!  I love the math that is involved and of course getting things cheap or even FREE!  I use Southern Savers and Krazy Coupon Lady websites mainly.  They lay it all out for you and tell you the best deals at different stores.  So far, I have only done this at CVS (GREAT Deals) and Ingles. 

On Sundays, I get a paper (with coupons) and plan out the deals.  This is time consuming, but I am getting quicker at it.  The key is to match store deals, manufacture coupons, and store coupons.  CVS does all 3, which means things can be free or really cheap.

I first make a list that shows how much it should be in the store, what coupons to use,and any extra deals like B1G1 free, B1G1 50% off.

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I lay out my coupons and any Extra Care Bucks.  I bind everything together and just go when I can.  The early in the week the better.

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This is the best deal I have done so far.  The beginning total was $55 and went all the way done to $22.  Then I had $8 in Extra Care Bucks, so that brought it down to $14 for everything you see above!!  The eye shadow was only 40 cents and the toothpaste were FREE!  This was from last week, I am going again today.  I will provide more details on how I actual did everything. 

Yesterday was so hot!! We attempted to play outside and only lasted an hour. 

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All of our lilies are blooming and the deck has made no more progress! LOL! 

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Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Weekend Update

Hello everyone!! I hope ya’ll had a great weekend.  We were kind of lazy this weekend.  Don’t you love those kind of weekend!?

Friday we went out to eat (J Peters for you locals) and both children were so well behaved.  I love when that happens! Below are the only pictures I took.  Abigail does not look happy, but she was!  She ate half of Nick’s Caesar salad, half a grilled cheese, 1 chicken strip, and some of a brownie sundae.  We came home and played outside for awhile.

 

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Saturday we went to Lowes and Home Depot looking for a patio set, but we had no luck.  Everything felt really flimsy and cheap.  I really want something that will last many years.  We did buy a hammock to replace one we had several years ago.  We ate at Chic-fi-la and then headed to Sam’s.  We came home, rested, and played outside the rest of the evening.

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Sunday we went to church, went grocery shopping, were lazy, played, and then went to my parents for supper. Good Times! Below is Abigail and Claire walking into church.  They are 17 months apart and the same size.  I hope they will continue to be such good friends!

Photo: Claire and Abigail heading into church this morning. Hard to believe they are about 17 months apart in age!

I have been really enjoying working out now that I have time.  I started last week and it really does improve the way I feel.  I have been walking for 20 mins. on the treadmill and then a 15/20 minute workout from the Tone it Up Girls.  You must check them out! Free on this link!

I am also trying to eat like this during the week for lunch and a light supper.  We will see how it goes!  I am also tracking everything I eat on My Fitness Pal app.

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I am looking forward to this week! My girls and I have a played date for Wednesday and Pedicure/Lunch for Thursday! 

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Have a great Monday!  I will be blogging everyday this week I hope!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Slumber party

Today was my first day of summer break!! AHH!  It is so nice to know I have no where to go in the mornings!! Abigail is going to daycare on Tuesdays and Thursdays this summer, so she went for part of the day.  Andrew and I spent some time working on school stuff.  I want to try to spend at least half an hour (or longer) each day working on specific skills.  We are currently working on cutting, writing, ending/middle sounds, coloring, and numbers 11-20.  He knows letters/sounds, shapes, colors, how to write his first and last name, how to write all letters, and counting to 100.  We are also going to work on the first (and maybe second) sight word list for Kindergarten.   He already knows half of the first list!  Smart boy!  His fine motor skills are lacking some, so we are really working on cutting and coloring.  I have already seen big improvements this year!

 

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This evening we meet up with friends for supper! It was loud, silly, and perfect! 3 moms and 6 kids under 5!

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We then went to our local public library to drop off stuffed animals for a slumber party! This is such a cute idea! 

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They kids listened to a few stories and tucked them in for the night.

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We will pick them up in the morning and see what kind of fun they had!