Saturday, August 30, 2008

Beautiful Pictures!

My good friend Emily Nguyen is wonderful with the camera. She wanted some practice and took Jack out for a little photo session. I think the pictures turned out so great! Thanks Emily!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Jack's Room

Since we have been in our apartment, we have really enjoyed Jack having his own room. In Starkville, the nursery was a little room adjoined to our bedroom. This was convenient was Jack was a newborn and was up all night, but quickly became a headache as he became older. We would have to tiptoe around, especially in the mornings as we were trying to get ready for the day, and many mornings he woke up early and irritable.

Now Jack has a room all his own and his sleeping habits have become a lot more predictable (even though we still have a bad night every once in a while). He has enjoyed playing with all his toys and I have enjoyed not having baby toys all over the house!

Cousins Come to Visit!

The boys loved riding around in the wagon together

Noah enjoyed playing with Jack's scooter

Clint holding sweet Baby Jude!

Noah and Jude came to visit us last Friday afternoon. Jack had a wonderful time playing with Noah! I'm so glad that they are now both old enough and big enough to really play together. Many more fun times to come!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Takin' on Michaelangelo...

Jack came home from daycare Tuesday with his first art project!! He fingerpainted and the teacher drew "legs" on it and called it a bug! It got a little cruppled along the way, but I think that only adds Jack's special touch. I love Jack's daycare! He goes outside once or twice a day and goes to the indoor playground once or twice a day. They also do crafts and games and music!

Today I walked up to the room and Jack was lying on the floor in the corner all by himself. His face was very red, so I figured he had been crying. The teacher said "Oh no! He has been outside playing and he played so hard he needed to lie down!" HA!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Pooh Bear

When I was pregnant with Jack, Mrs. DeDe gave me a precious gift - a Winnie the Pooh that Clint loved when he was young. Clint's name is even written across Pooh's bottom with a magic marker. Jack has not shown much interest in stuffed animals until very recently. Clint started giving Jack the Pooh bear every night when he lay him down to sleep. Tonight I snuck into Jack's room after he fell asleep to put away some toys, and this is what I found....

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Water Baby

I went over to Uncle Bill and Aunt Budda's house for supper tonight. Clint has been out of town working for the past couple of weeks and the walls in this little apartment were starting to close in on me! I'm so thankful that I have family here in town who are also wonderful friends.

Uncle Bill and Jack are great buddies. They both love to be outside and play! Uncle Bill has always been special to me and it's such a blessing to see him share a fun relationship with my son. Tonight after supper they went outside to play with the water hose and Alice' captured this great picture. Enjoy!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Bonus Buy!!

I don't know about everyone else, but keeping the grocery bill down is the biggest budget struggle in our family! On the nightly news back in the spring, I saw a story about The Grocery Game. This wonderful lady takes all the work out of coupon shopping! All you do is clip coupons from the paper on Sundays and file them away. She pairs the store sale items with the coupon to get you a rock-bottom price! I've gotten our grocery bill down to about $100 a week (which includes toiletries, diapers, cleaning products, etc). It's lots of fun and I always get a thrill when the cashier says "You saved 20% with your Kroger card today!"

Still don't believe me? I got two 100 oz. bottles of Tide liquid laundry detergent for 8.99 a piece! That (hopefully) should get us through 12 weeks of laundry! Also, I got ribs for $1.74 a pound - ribs for four people were only 6.73. Two weeks ago I got 116 diapers for $13.80!!

I also got a beautiful bunch of gladiolus for $2.50!

Well, for any of you who are interested, the website is:

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