Thursday, October 29, 2009

I visit this site a lot and use them for all the boys invitations ans our holiday cards.  I went to to find a coupon code for this year's holiday card and Jude's birthday.  I found an amazing code.  IT is 90% off of almost everything and 50% off holiday.  It also has free shipping for order over $50.  For 100 holidays cards, 40 birthdays cards and 140 of each matching address labels it is less than $50!


Here is the link to I used the second code down.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Abe is 4!!!

I can't believe it, Abe is 4.  It seems like time is flying for my snuggly one.  I hope he stays the sweet boy he is (minus the whining of course).

Monday, October 12, 2009

Shining Moments and Shiners

Well this Saturday was a wild one.  We went to Abe's final soccer game where he got his most prized possession to date - a trophy.  He has carried it around since.  After the game I dropped Brian and the boys off so I could head to work.  A couple hours later I got a call from Brian that Jude had fallen.  He was trying to climb on the kitchen stools and he fell backward and hit the back of his head on the wood floor and the seat of the stool hit him squarely in the eye.  We took him to the hospital since it seemed like his eyes were not focusing right and everything turned out fine.  He has a nasty shiner but is no worse for the wear.

Sunday Abe and Brian built a birdhouse from an extra piece of fending we had.  Abe was more excited than Brian has ever seen him.  Later we had a baseball themed night before everyone but Brian fell asleep before the Phillies game came on.  We had hot dogs and nachos for dinner (the boys had strawberries too) and we had Baseball cupcakes for dessert.  Later they has soft pretzels for a snack.  The Cracker Jacks, Peanuts and Popcorn are tonight.


Friday, October 9, 2009

Money Saving Websites posted

Look to the right and you will see a space for Money Saving Websites.  These are most of the ones I use.


From happy to sad in a blink

Abe was so happy this morning, he wanted to come home from dropping Brian off to make a flag (no problem) then watch a movie (again no problem), when I said yeas he replied "A flag and a movie, what a life!".  It was so cute.  A bit later we went to Target for a few various things and he wanted to get some Halloween socks, no problem once again (after all they were $1), then he absolultly lost it beacuse he could not get both styles he had to choose, all out stomping and tears streaming crying.  So I calmly took both of them away and said maybe we will get them next time when he makes a choice.  He cried all the way through the store, people staring, and I just kept explaining that throwing fits is not the way to get what he wants and if he behaves maybe we can get them next time.  I am happy I did not give in, but man can they be embarassing!


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Dressing Up - Who says it is only for little girls

Abe and Jude got costumes today from Toys R Us (Abe is going to be a vet for Halloween).  Abe has been directing trains and checking out animals all afternoon (Poor Rudy!).

Shop N Save $10 off week!

Tomorrow is a $10 off Thursday at Shop N Save.  Use with the $5 off $50 coupon from the Entertainment Book (I just bought 6 of these coupons online for $5), that is $35 for $50 worth of groceries.

Additionally when I was in there the other day they had the bags of Goldfish for $1 each.

The Things They Say

We were eatign breakfast this morning and Abe said, "Hey sugar pants, can you get me some more syrup."  My 4 year old called me sugar pants.  I just can not believe some of the things they say!


Another Great Deal @ Big Lots

I got a couple of these for gifts this year.  It is a Playskool Dance with Me MP3 Player.  It is on for $22.00.  It was priced $10 and with the 20% off coupon I got it for $8.  Great deal!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Rolled Sugar Cookie Recipe

Rolled Sugar Cookies

1 ½ cups butter 5 cups flour

2 cups sugar 2 t baking powder

4 eggs 1 t salt

1 t vanilla

Cream butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the baking powder, salt and flour. Cover and chill for at least an hour.

Preheat oven to 400o. Rollout dough on floured surface ¼ to ½ inch thick. Cut into shapes. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 6 - 8 minutes. Until set but not browned.

Sugar Cookie Icing

1 cup powdered sugar ¼ t almond extract

2 t milk (or more) food coloring

2 t light corn syrup

Stir all ingredients together except the food coloring.

Divide into separate bowls and add color to desired intensity.

Spread on cookies and let them dry completely. They will dry hard.  Yu may need to leave them out overnight.

This Week

We are having a pretty low key week that is why I thought this would be a great time to start this blog.  I plan posting pics and stories of the kids, listing the websites I use to find coupons and deals, and posting soe recipies I use a lot.  Let me know if there is anything you want me to add.  I really think this will be really go to keep our Philadelphia family updated on our lives here in St. Louis.

GO CARDINALS! (Sorry guys I just had to do it!)