Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fun in the kitchen sink...

Now that she is sitting up really well, I thought I would give Madeline a bath in the kitchen sink. She had so much fun! We had water EVERYWHERE!!!

I saved $128.06 at Publix yesterday!!

My total grocery bill was $223.00, but all I paid was $94.94 plus tax! The best part is it's all things we use and I shouldn't have to go to the grocery store for a while!!

31.30 in Vendor Coupons

20.18 in Store Coupons

$76.19 Advertised Special Savings (Mostly BOGO Free)

Total Savings: $128.06

Monday, May 18, 2009

My sweet Alyssa

My six year old niece Alyssa likes to read this blog, and look at the pictures. She is the sweetest, most precious little girl!!!! She has a heart of gold. I’m trying to talk her into staying with me all summer, but I think she will miss her mommy too much!! With her mom’s permission here are a few pictures of my beautiful girl. I love you, Alyssa!!!!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Cutie Patooties!

I thought I would share a few pictures that were taken today. Madeline's even cute upside down!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

If only I could sleep this well.

Poor baby! I can’t believe she fell asleep like this!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Honoring my Mom’s memory on Mother’s day

I really want to keep this blog light hearted but I can’t go without mentioning my sweet Mom. I thought about her all day yesterday. It’s still shocking to me to think that she has gone on to heaven. I can’t believe it. She was still working out at the gym 2-3 times a week when she passed away. We knew she hadn’t been feeling well, but her passing came as a horrible shock to us all. Actually, I thought she was feeling much better than she had been.

This picture was taken a little over a year ago. She was being silly and had on Kaylie’s Sleeping Beauty crown. She was such a pretty lady. She did not look 54! Most people thought she was my sister. She used to joke and tell me to call her Katie when we were out in public.

She loved to laugh and have fun and she was always giggling. After 34 years of marriage, she was still so in love with my Dad. She would always say how handsome and sweet he was. He really was her knight in shining armor!

She had a very tender heart and her compassion for others was immeasurable. I can’t tell you how many times she would stop to give food to a homeless person. Once when I was around seven years old, a little girl, who lived on a street behind ours, was out ridding her bike. She stopped over to play with me. She always looked dirty. Her hair was never brushed and she probably was very neglected by her parents. My Mom was sitting outside with us as we played. She called the little girl over and told her she was going to start calling her “P”. She told her “P” was for “princess”. The little girl grinned from ear to ear. It probably made her day! That was my Mom, she always tried to build people up and she always rooted for the underdog.

I spoke with her almost everyday and, since my dad works nights, she would spend most every Tuesday night with us. Kaylie could not wait for Tuesday’s to come around because Nana would play with her and let her sleep in the guest bed with her. Let me tell you, it’s not easy sleeping in bed with Kaylie. She is a kicker, but Nana loved to have a slumber party with her. She was such a great help with my girls. She would drop anything and everything if I needed her. I’m still trying to adjust to her being gone. My life is forever changed and it’s not easy. I try my best to focus on how so very thankful I am to have so many good memories and how thankful I am for the thirty-two years I did have with her.

I love this song that is playing; it’s the story of my life at the moment. I can just picture her “dancing with the angels”. I love you and miss you Mama!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Big girls don't cry,

but baby girls do! Big girls just sulk. All I wanted to do was get one decent picture of them in the new outfits Nani bought them. It started out bad, very bad, but with a few funny faces and one promise to swim in the pool...voila!

all smiles!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

All of this for $7.00!!

2 bottles of V8 Fusion, 2 EZ Kraft Mac and Cheeses, 3 apples, 2 boxes of waffles, 2 Dry Idea deodorants, 2 bags of dog treats (for Radar), Neosporin, 3 boxes of Special K cereal, and 2 boxes of crackers. All from Target today!! The two sippy cups were free from CVS with my “extra care bucks”. I can’t believe all I paid out of pocket was $7 even!! That's an 83% savings!!! I even forgot to use one of my $1 off coupons on the Mac and Cheese! Here is the web-site that helped me get all this for only 7 bucks! http://www.survivingthestores.com/

Six months old and about to crawl!

Madeline had her 6 month check up yesterday. She is 17 pounds, 12 ounces! She did really well considering she had to get 4 shots. Poor baby! She cried for about 30 seconds. All was fine when I picked her up and gave her a little lovin'.

I can't believe it, but she is on her way to crawling! Last week she started getting up on all fours and rocking back and forth. Here is a picture of my little "lioness" on all fours and growling.