Thursday, June 24, 2010

Long overdue mail update

Mail has been pretty decent, but i'm sure it'll be slowing a little since I didn't get much time to sign up for things when we had company and with being sick. Anyhoo, all of this is from 04.05.10 to present:

- Coupon for free Sun Chips/Facebook
- $5 cash/Opinion Outpost
- Degree Deodorant sample/Walmart
- Ritz Munchables/Facebook (soooo yummy!!)
- American Lung Association Layard
- Test product from In Home Product Testing (will pay $30 Target GC once completed!)
- Stride Gum/Facebook
- $12 Survey Check
- KLM Photo tags/Facebook (they turned out GREAT!!)
- Loreal Hair Color Coupon (2)
- Pretzel M&M's/Facebook
- Orville Cheddar Cheese Popcorn/Krogers
- $12 Pinecone payments/Paypal
- $5 Buzzback Payments/Paypal
- $5 Family Dollar GC
- $10 CVS ECBs
- Uncle Bens Coupon
- Nail Polish/shoptext (so cute!)
- Thermos/Copenhagen
- Kraft Sample Pack/Facebook (came with 3 packs of Dried Tomato and Basil Wheat thins and coupons for free Oscar Meyer Lunch meat and Kraft Barbecue sauce!)
- P&G Samples/Cascade and Pantene
- Legos
- Butterfinger Coupons/Facebook (2)
- Fusion Proglide Razor (Z really likes it!)
- Pot Holders/Stouffers (2)
- Underwear/Warner
- Dove Deodorant/Walmart
-Dr. Scholl's for her insole/Facebook (and only one...so weird!)
- Secret Clinical Strength/Walmart
- Old Spice Body Wash/Walmart
- Cophart hat
- Kraft coupons (for 6 free things! )
- Ritz Crackerfuls Bacon and Chedder/Facebook (YUM!!!)
- Red Gold Tote Bag (2)
- Pedometer/Nature's Bounty
- Thong Photobucket
- Kraft Mayo Samples (not sure if these are safe to eat....they were in the heat for who knows how long! Photobucket)
- $20 Amazon for a survey

I LOVE Target!!!

Target has a dollar section as soon as you walk into the store and I just love it!!! I always seem to find some super cute scrapbook things, specially ribbon. I had only been in their scrapbook section of the store once but they were SO expensive! Well, the other day I finally looked more in the isle and found TONS of stickers for only .99!!! I got some cute alpha stickers and a few packs of chipboard alphas that I had been needing. I also found some adorable glitter monkey stickers that go with Chase's party theme.....and they also had some packs of 12x12 paper for only .99! I need to build up my survey money more and get back into that scrapbook section to stock up!!! (Then all I need to do is find the time to get some scrapping done! LOL)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Recent layout

Ugh, I am so far behind in scrapbooking.......trying to find the time to scrap is tough!!! And most of the time, when I do get a chance to scrap I have no creative mojo. :( I worked on a digital layout yesterday and i'm not quite sure i'm happy with it. I still want to do a paper version of this layout but i'm not quite sure what I want to do with it. Anyhoo, here is what I came up with....

So bittersweet.....

Chase is officially off of formula! We used the last bit up yesterday and he is now on whole milk. The only downside is, he's had some super nasty diapers since he started getting whole milk bottles. I'm hoping today will be better but if not i'll give the doc a call to make sure it's ok.

Chase has also started chatting up a storm!! On his first birthday he started just chatting like crazy! He loves to "talk" to you. He has also started crawling backwards, which is hilarious!!! We have a big plastic play thing in the living room with a slide on it and he loves crawling up the slide, then scooting backwards to get down. Here is a pic of him going up.....



I need to get a pic of him coming back down....it's so cute!! He still only has 4 teeth completely in, but he has two more up top that just barely broke through and two more on the bottom that are just at the surface. Having only 4 teeth hasn't stopped him from eating, though!! He LOVES anything to do with potatoes, whether it be mashed potatoes or french fries! He also loves his veggies, like green beans and peas. His favorite snack by far is Pepperidge Farm Baby Goldfish. Although, just recently I gave him some Gerber Cheese Curls and you would have thought I gave him the best tasting thing in the world!! So I guess he has two favorite snacks. And it's soooo cute....whenever he is ready for another bite of something, he smacks his lips together and it almost sounds like a kiss. It's adorable!! He also likes graham crackers and Cheeto brand cheese curls. We still give him some baby food in a jar, but mainly if he doesn't eat much at meal times. He will easily eat a whole jar of Beechnut pears with rasberries (he LOVES pears of any kind!) and he also with eat close to a whole jar of the oatmeal cereal with pears and cinnamon. He can be such a good little eater for the most part, but there is a time or two where he won't eat hardly anything. I just can't get over how fast my baby is growing........with him being our last I am totally enjoying every little thing but I just wish that sometimes time would slow down.....just a little?!?!? Photobucket

So sick and tired.....

.....of being sick!!! Last Friday night/Saturday morning I woke up with yet another scratchy throat. That makes 4 in about 3 months!! Photobucket I told Z I wanted to see the doctor because I was sick and tired of getting those nasty sore throats......my tonsils swell almost completely closed and it's so hard to eat or drink anything. And when it's super hot it's hard to breath. It's been in the 100's the past few days so i've been struggling to breath when i'm not in the a/c. (we have air conditioning in the living room, our bedroom and one of the upstairs bedrooms only, so it was miserable trying to breath when I had to go pee or be in the kitchen) We tried to get an appointment on Monday but the insurance company was giving us a hard time...they were supposed to call us back but didn't, so I told Z to just call the doctors office anyway for Tuesday. They had no open appointments, and I was really having a hard time breathing so we decided to head to the ER. Z left work to come and take us as I was way too weak to drive anywhere. We got checked in quickly and even got called back quick! After I was called back, Z and the boys had to wait in the waiting room because the ER was packed. I ended up having to sit on a gurney in the hallway! After 10 minutes a doctor came and checked me and said I have a very severe case of strep throat. I told him the last 3 times I had it I was on antibiotics and it did clear it up but it kept coming back......I also mentioned that if I had strep why hasn't anyone in my family caught it?!? (especially Ty since he is always drinking from my cup) He said it could also be a mean case of tonsillitis but I really needed a super strong antibiotic to help clear it up, and if it didn't clear it up I would most likely have to have my tonsils out. He did say I needed to follow up with my regular doctor and he may even recommend my tonsils come out anyway since they keep getting infected so bad. So i'm now on an antibiotic that I have to take two pills every 6 hours and i'm on an anti-inflammatory med to help with all the swelling. (my tonsils were swelled completely closed by the time I went to the ER) I'm so glad I was finally seen......and i'm not too worried about my tonsils coming out if need be, i'm more worried about how I will take care of the boys while trying to heal myself. Photobucket

Monday, June 14, 2010

Chase's 1 year check up

*First I want to apologize for being so late with posting updates.....we have company and I haven't had much time online.

Chase had his one year check up last Friday morning. My little doodle isn't so little anymore! His stats are:

Weight: 21 lbs
Length: 31 1/4 inches

He was impressed with all Chase is doing at this age and said we could continue to transition him to whole milk. I did mention that he doesn't eat hardly anything with protein and he gave us a prescription for vitamins. He also got two shots, which broke my heart......hearing him cry like that made me cry! Photobucket

All in all things went good....he goes back in 3 months for more shots.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A year ago today.....

We welcomed our second little blessing into our family. At 3:32pm Chase Robert entered the world! He has been such an amazing addition to our family, and he totally completes us.

Happy birthday, doodle!! Mama, daddy and big brother Tyler love you SO very much!!!


I'll update this post with pics later today.............

Monday, June 7, 2010

My baby.......

Is about to turn a whole year old......how is that possible?!?!? I can't get over how fast the time went. It feels like just yesterday I was going to the doctor for my first pregnancy visit and now he is turning 1. And as strange as this sounds, it also feels as though he's been with us forever! I honestly don't remember what our lives were like before he came along........although, I do remember getting a little more sleep back then, but who needs sleep?!?!? It's so overrated, anyway.......

His party will be this coming Saturday and i'll be sure to get pics on his actually birth day plus at his party. Photobucket Photobucket

Thursday, June 3, 2010

R.I.P. Blanche Devereaux

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Golden Girl Rue McClanahan has died