Sunday, September 29, 2013

Charts and Awards

Aiden has been pretty helpful, so we decided to give him a chore chart so he can feel good about completing  something. Once we had had the chart up for a while I realized we should have some sort of rewards system for him.
Printed and laminated the prizes he could choose from, these are just a few and still thinking of more.
1. Put money in his bird bank.
2. Bring his I Pad to bed.
3.Stay up 20 minutes past bed time.
4. Piece of candy.
5.Go to the park.
6. Movie date.
7.Ice Cream date.
8. New Toy.
Any ideas you have for a 3 year old??

Our craft of the week was a hand wreath with his favorite things listed. I am ready to do some Halloween crafts with Aiden.


Aiden has allergies and has to take medicine everyday and was just given another type of medicine he also has to take daily. This list is more for me and Danny so we don't give him the same one more than once a day. I thought it would be fun for Aiden, so we just made it for him to look at and check off. It's a morning and bedtime routine checklist and has been very helpful.


This weekend felt short, it rained all day on Saturday which sucked since it was the post wide yard sale and we had a permit to sell in it. $20 down the drain. Sunday however was beautiful out and a little chilly. So excited that fall is slowly making it's approach.

My boys are growing so fast, trying to take it all in.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Weekend fun and Breastfeeding guilt.

The weather this weekend was amazing. I am so happy that fall has finally arrived. Got all my fall decorations up, I was excited. It is not suppose to hit the 90's at all this week, this is a good thing for Oklahoma. Saturday we were up early and out and about by 9:30 am. I love when we are active on the weekends, I enjoy the lazy relax weekends to but not has much as I love going out and doing things. Aiden learned to fly a kite and caught on quick. The kite stayed up for long periods of time and he knew what he was doing, it was fun to watch. Aiden's kite is black bomb bird from the Angry Birds, so he kept yelling " Hi, Black Bird over and over" so cute.


      Once we finished the kite flying we headed to the park so Mason could have some fun as well and pushed him in the swing. It's amazing the difference parenting is for me now having two kiddos. With Aiden I was so nervous about everything, and always cared I was being judged. For example if we had to make a quick trip to Wal-Mart and went over to the cooler food areas I would think if Aiden did not have socks on I was a bad parent, or if heaven forbid I forgot his hat on a super sunny day. I was learning and should not have cared what others thought, I knew I was doing the best I could and that every parent even the one with more then one will have hiccups. Who has the right to judge anyways?? No one but the man upstairs.

OK, I had a point I should get to it.... with Mason I'm not as scared, I know that forgetting his socks wont hurt him. I allow him to try and do things sooner as well. Being a parent of two is a whole other world that's for sure.
Saturday night game night for me and the hubs. I was doing horrible at Super Mario, but it was still fun.
                                    They look so much alike.
Sunday we did some yard work and Aiden drove his brother around in his Captain America jeep. Danny put in a seat belt for Mason so he could enjoy. They both enjoyed it.

 I've been feeling guilty lately when it comes to breastfeeding, being a breastfeeding per counselor before Mason was born makes me think I should be taking the advice I gave many other moms in moments of weakness. Mason still gets up every 2 to 3 hours and at least twice a week it's every hour since he's been born and he's 6 months now, very different from Aiden at this age. I'm so tired, I feel some nights I am actually angry at Mason. How horrible is that?  Most nights I cherish the bonding but I have my moments of weakness and what to throw in the towel. I went 18 months with Aiden and pray I can go at least a year with Mason.
Birthday gift from my Aunt. WHO DEY!!!!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dollar Tree

I can always count on finding things for Aiden to do from the dollar tree, and not have to worry about spending to much money.
Puzzles, Aiden loves them. I have him tell me the shapes as he finds their place.
Butterfly ABC puzzle.

These are my favorite find thus far. They are wipe away books so he can use over and over. I even have them in our backpack for when we go out and he needs something to do.


Google Eyes.
These cute little books gave us a crafty idea.
I has Aiden draw monsters and then he glued on the funny eyes.




Traffic Jam due to baby in the middle of the road.

What fun things do you find for your kiddo to do when you have to budget?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Home will no longer be where the army sends us

In just 3 short months we will be leaving Fort Sill Oklahoma and headed for a mystery.  We have no idea where we will be and what we will be doing. I was born into the Army and married my bff who became a soldier.  It's sad to think the army life is all I know.

   The past 3 years we have been renting a home off base so ive learned how expensive utilities are and know that it will be a easy transition, the only thing that truly scares me is health care insurance. Where to look? How much it will cost?

Moving every 3 years is something I've goy very use to and grown to love, so staying in the same home for any longer will be strange.

I am however very happy to be able to have my hubby home safe. Deployments are horrible no matter how long they are, how many times they go, it sucks either way. Having lost my dad in Iraq my anxiety is horrible and I'm glad to not have that feeling anymore. I'll miss seeing him in uniform that's for sure. 

Army is in my blood and I will always support our troops and families.

Wonder what ill change my blog name to?

Sewing machine for $7.99.... SCORE!!!!

I love saving money. Have you seen extreme couponing? I want save like those women. Do you realize how much $$ could be saved if you did not have to buy shampoo and toilet paper or toothpaste for a year? I actually dislike grocery shopping so for me stocking up on items means less grocery sopping for me. I'm slowly learning how to coupon, its much harder then I thought and takes a lot of time and with the boys, I find a little time during naps and quiet time.

Last week I went to Dollar General and they were having a sale 50% off on already clearance items, so I found a few things.

Regular $36 Paid $13

         I found a sewing machine at goodwill for $7.99 that works and have been sewing on it that past few days. I'm new at sewing and have lots to learn but here is what I've tried and done so far.



Little Bag

Pair of pants for Mason.
Fabric on sale for $2.99 instead of $6.99 at Joann's.

A drawstring bag for Aiden from his PJ's.
Getting books from goodwill for the boys is also a great deal. If you really look you can find really nice books. Got these for $3.50.

How do you save money?