Sunday, February 22, 2009

the free samples

Get free sample of Tide total care here (thanks Attention Target Shoppers)
Get free sample of Always here
Get free sample Huggies baby wipes here
Get free sample Prilosec OTC here
Get free sample Quaker true delights here (thanks Moms by Heart)
Free tacos @ Jack in the Box 2/24 coupon here
Get free sample Viva paper towels here
Get free scissors here
Get free potty training DVD from Pull-Ups here
Get free sample Selsun Bluehere
Get free Eat Better America booklet packed with coupons here

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

the Valentine's Day 2009 & more

I didn't post anything about Valentine's Day because not much happened. I had switched nights at work planning to go to the kids' valentine parties at school, but Sophie had a stomach virus so we weren't able to go. I had to work on Valentine's day, so I gave the kid's their gifts, hugs, & kisses & that's about it. The only really cool thing was Zoe's teacher sent home a construction paper hershey's kiss for the parents to write something to their child to let them know how much you loved them & how special they were to you. Then each child got to read it in front of the class at the valentine party. Here's what I wrote to Zoe from Theo & I:

From the moment we first laid eyes on you and held you in our arms, we knew you truly were a gift from God and that we had never loved anything this much
before. We have watched you grow up to be such a beautiful, smart, and
special girl and we are so proud of you! No matter what happens, you will
always have a special place in our hearts.

We love you so much Zoe!

Love, Mom & Dad

Awwwww! How sweet!

PhotobucketI did finally get a picture of Miss Sophie in her pigtails! What a cutie-patootie! We met Theo for lunch at the Jalapeno Tree. Talk about "Terrible Twos"! Every little thing that didn't go exactly her way she would scream "Wah-hah-hah", put her hands over her eyes, and arch herself backwards in her chair in order to be as dramatic as possible without actually crying tears. Then to make her happy after she ate about 3 bites of her lunch, we went to look at their cool saltwater fishtank. This went great until a little boy probably not even a year old was brought over to look at the fish & that was it! Sophie screamed no & started over towards him to push him away, but thankfully I grabbed her up in time! Uggggh! The boy's mother looked over at me with disgust & I just wanted to shout at her, "Just you wait! Your time is coming soon!" LOL! Afterwards Sophie & I had a nice one-sided talk about sharing, it was great! She also started another great new thing - when she asks for something & I say no, she repeats it in a devil voice! Seriously you can almost see her eyes glowing red & everything! But doesn't she just look so sweet & innocent in her picture?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

the prayer request for Braden

I found out last month that a friend of mine I used to work with @ ETMC, her little boy was diagnosed with leukemia in December. I'm sure she won't mind me posting a link to her blog, they are thankful for all the prayers they can get. They are living in the Dallas area, but she & Braden are in Tennessee for the next several months for treatment, away from the other members of their family. Here is the link to their site:

Saturday, February 7, 2009

the first week of February

Well, work is sucking more & more every time I go. I guess the economy is affecting hospitals too so we have to do the jobs of 2-3 people while we are there! The worst, I mean absolute worst thing that happened at work this week was they say we have to use the revolving doors at the front of the hospital instead of the side door because it screws up the temperature in the lobby - whatever! I have a phobia of the revolving door, don't know if it has a name but I like to call it revolvadooraphobia! I've heard stories about people getting killed in these things & I'm not planning to be the next one! I am going to break the rules & use the side door & no one better try to stop me - HAHA!

Sophie has enough hair to put little pigtails on top! SO CUTE!! I wish I could have gotten a pic, but she pulled them out before I could!

Yesterday I had a parent/teacher conference with Kalli's teacher. She wants to refer her to the gifted/talent (GT) program at her school. Our older 2 have gotten similar referrals, but we have not put them in because we had not heard good things about the program for example they would have the kids do such outrageous projects that the parents would pretty much have to do the whole thing. Their teachers have still been good about encouraging them to read more advanced books, etc. She said they have changed the program where there are about 5 GT children in a class that are given more advanced work & then they go to a different class like 1 afternoon a week to do some more advanced study. Sounds good, so she is putting in the referral & we will have to fill out more paperwork later. I'm not trying to be braggy, I am just so proud of her!

Afterwards we met my friend London for lunch at Chick-fil-a. Her son Joshua is 2 & daughter Atalie is 4 months & weighs 17lbs - she is such a cute little butterball! Sophie doesn't play well with others since she thinks she is the princess of the whole Chick-fil-a, so she & Joshua didn't really play too much together, but I had fun seeing them anyway!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

the time for the next Not Me! Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

  • I didn't not have a clue who was playing in the Superbowl until today when I saw it on my homepage when I got on the Internet, & didn't choose to watch other shows like House instead!
  • I definitely have not watched all the episodes of the OC & didn't actually enjoy every single episode because I am a 33-year old woman & no longer a teenager!
  • I certainly haven't been going through withdrawals the last few days because my email is messed up & I'm not getting any of my very important hundred emails I usually get every day!I also didn't dread calling my internet company because I thought they would not be helpful (which they weren't) & I would feel like an idiot (which I did)!
  • My 8-year old son did not come in the house smelling like a campfire yesterday because he watched the neighbor catch various things in the yard on fire with a lighter because we have definitely taught him better than that!
  • I really didn't not get any laundry done this weekend & am not praying that I have enough undergarments to get me through the next 3 nights I have to work!

What did you not do this week?