Friday, January 9, 2009

What a Deal

I am so very excitied to share this information with you. I just started doing a shopping program called Grocery Smarts (its free). I went shopping at Albertson's this morning bright and early and bought all these products you see in this picture for $6.24. A Pampers mega pack, 2 Pampers Super Pack, 6 boxes toaster strudel, 2 Bisquick Mixes, 2 Trix Cereal, 4 Fruit Gusher/Fruit Snacks, 5 lb bag potatoes, 2- 1lb box butter, and Green Giant Vegetable steamer. What a bargin, I couldn't believe it. I would HIGHLY recommend doing this, just don't go to the Albertson's I go to, I don't want to have share the products with anymore people than I allready do......hehehe.

Monday, January 5, 2009


We really had a wonderful Christmas. The kids make Christmas so much fun, they were very excited to see what Santa had brought for them. Mom woke everyone up at 7 am so the kids would have time to play with their toys before going to the Grandparents house.

Olivia and Mason both really like their gifts from Santa. Olivia loved her Doll House and the fact that it is a lot taller than her. It also came with all of the doll furniture and an elevator. Mason couldn't believe his eyes when he saw the train table, he was so excited. Olivia was ready to go open presents when Mason just wanted to stay and play with his train table. We had to bribe him to go into the family room to open presents. In between opening his presents he would run off and go play with the train table. I think Santa was a big pleaser for Olivia and Mason this year.

Olivia got all of the High School Musical Dolls, and Mason got a huge fire truck.We really downgraded with the presents this year. It was nice not to be overwhelmed.
Santa was kind and brought our family a Ninteno Wii and 3 games. It has been really fun.We hope you had a wonderful Christmas also.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Gingerbread House

So this is our first year doing a Gingerbread House. It was a lot of fun putting one together. Olivia and Mason would have had all of the candy gone before it got put on the house if I would have let them.

It was kind of funny putting the Gingerbread house together. We were having a great time getting the icing on, and then all of the candy when all of the sudden the roof starting sliding off. We all started laughing. We sure had a good time doing this for a family home evening activity. Sorry I don't have a picture of the finished house.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Olivia 4 Year Old Birthday

On December 15th we celebrated Olivia's 4th Birthday. It is so crazy that she is now 4 years old, I can't even believe how grown up she is getting. In the afternoon 7 of Olivia's friends came to her house for a Princess Party. Everyone was all dressed up. We had a lot of fun playing games, making flower necklaces, having a dance party, and crowning each girl as a princess for the day.

We then had a Princess Dance Party. The girls all had a lot of fun doing the dance party. They danced to an assortment of princess music. This is one of Olivia's favorite things to do.

After the dance party all of the Princess' were pretty much ready for a break. So we let them sing Happy Birthday to Olivia. They then had birthday cupcakes. After that they all sat around the TV and watched Barbie: A Christmas Carol.

Olivia had a lot of fun opening all of her presents that her friends gave her.
They all enjoyed watching her open her presents.

Later that evening we had family over for another party. Olivia was in 7th heaven. She couldn't believe she was having 2 parties in one day. We really had a fun day with Olivia.

Olivia we love you very much and couldn't imagine our family without you in it. Thank you for bringing so much JOY and happiness into our family.