Sunday, July 31, 2011

Weekend in the BG

We had a very busy yet very fun visit to Bowling Green this weekend.

When we got to town Friday, we went to see Adam, Em, and Bella. Our friends Andrew, Lindsay, and jackson came over to see us. Bad momma didn't get a pic of Elsie and Bella together:-(

Saturday morning we went to Andrews parents house for breakfast with the crew. After that we headed to swim and hang out with some families from our small group we used to be in (so sad I didn't take any pics!!)

Elsie took a nap with daddy, mommy went to target...then we headed to the Crosby's to get fresh eggs. Dinner with the sweet Gilliam family was next.

Luckily, we were able to see lots of friends at church on Sunday!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Another target trip

Elsie and I needed to get out of the house this evening. We had been home for a couple of days and daddy was playing softball. So here is what we got:

TGIF meals 2.50 each with a target coupon for $1 off 2 and 2 $1 manufactures coupons = $1 each

Ziploc containers 2.27 each with a target coupon for a $1 off 2 and 2 $1 manufactures coupons = 1.25 each

Yogurt .53 cents each with a $1 off 4 = .28 cents each

Shower curtain liner 2.34 with $1 off = 1.34 (we needed a new one bad!)

Total bill: a little over $7
Not too bad. I don't know exactly how much I saved because the prices for the TGIF meals, containers, and yogurt were all sale prices.

Monday, July 18, 2011

3 months...

Elsie is SOOO much fun!!! During play time, she will talk to us, smile, watch her toys, try to grab the toys, when she gets a toy she puts it in her mouth, rolls all over the place, scoots a little...She is all over the place.

She is rolling back to belly and belly to back proficiently, which means she only gets swaddled with her arms out. We will be moving to the sleep sack soon.

She loves her playmat, even tho she rolls off of it. She tried to roll out of her bouncy seat. The jumper is a favorite and the swing is still a relaxtion/nap go to.

We have been going out in the evenings and letting Elsie roll around on a blanket in the grass and she LOVES her cuddle dog.

Elsie went to an Otters game and met some of the people her daddy works with. She went to Dale Hollow Lake with Andrew's family and went on her first boat ride. We have been swimming a couple of times and she loves the water. Elsie celebrated her first 4th of July. She had a cookout and got to meet the neighborhood kids that are her age. Watched Daddy play softball. Elsie watched her first parade at the Haubstadt Somerfest:)
MOST IMPORTANTLY-Elsie got to meet her cousin, Madelyn, that is one week older than her.

Goal for the next month-making a schedule for feeding and naps, sleeping in her bed at naptimes, and goig to sleep without being rocked or her swing.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Elsie on a roll...

My almost 3 month old (on Monday) has been rolling over and scooting all over the place. She tries to roll out of her bouncy seat, gets on her belly on her playmat and gets mad, tries to arch her back out of her bumbo....she keeps me busy already.

Here is how she moves in a less than 5 minute time frame.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Target couponing

I ventured out to Target, baby in tow this afternoon. I had several coupons and I wanted to see if it was worth hubby bringing home his work computer for me to print more...

This is no TLC Extreme Couponing, but I think I did pretty good.

Here is what I got:
2 packs of M and M's .79 each with a .75 off of 2......84 cents

Coffee (sample coupon I got in the mail)

Digiorno pizza $6 with $2 coupon (Facebook).....$4

Nail polish remover .97 with .50 coupon.....47 cents

Pantiliners .89 with .75 coupon.....14 cents

Bandages .97 with .75 coupon.....22 cents

Sharpies on sale for $1 with $1

Pens 1.24 with a $1 coupon.....24 cents

Tape $1 with a $1 times

The nutella, powered sugar, and nail clippers were just things we needed at home...$6

I had a $5 gift card from detergent and toilet paper this weekend. So I paid.....

6.65 out of my pocket:-)
(had I not needed the few things for home, it would have been less than $1 out of my pocket)

My next goal is to be a CVS couponer as well.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A weekend at the lake

We spent 4th of July weekend at the lake. Andrew's Aunt and Uncle have a house on Dale Hollow Lake. We were excited to get out of town and relax a little.

The weekend started when Andrew got off at noon on Friday:) We headed to Bowling Green, stopped at Auntie Em's house to feed Elsie, headed over to Amy and Charlie's and hit the road to the lake. Sounds easy right? haha...a flat tire made for an interesting trip. Friday night 6pm Glasgow KY...where to get a new tire? of course...Wal mart! With a 2 1/2 hour wait. By the time we got there Elsie was SCREAMING and STARVING, so I fed her in the parking lot. Elsie and I got in the car with someone else causing a re-arrangement of luggage. A MESS. Everyone but Andrew headed to the lake and Andrew came when the tire was fixed.

Saturday, we hung out at the house until the evening. Then, Melanie (andrew's cousin) and us took our girls out on the boat. It was WAY too hott during the day to take the girls out.

Sunday, same thing, lots of chatting, relaxing, games played, food ate, etc.

We left early Monday morning and stopped in BG to feed Elsie again. We stopped at her boyfriend, Jackson's house. The got to play for maybe 5 minutes before Elsie ate and Jackson went to sleep. We are very grateful for such awesome friends! We headed to Aunt Janet's 4th of July bash right away. We went home early because we were all pooped. Elsie had a VERY busy weekend meeting family, hanging out, boating, and driving.

Here are a few pics from the weekend

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Elsie meets her cousin Madelyn

Andrew's cousin Melanie and I were due 3 days apart. She had her baby, Madelyn, exactly one week before I had Elsie. Here are the girls getting to know each other.

More about our weekend together coming soon.