Saturday, October 4, 2008

Just like bellybuttons and week re-cap . . .

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the opinions . . . like it says above - just like belly buttons, we all have one! Seriously, I do appreciate all the comments. I wanted to hear/read them or I would have removed the comment button! And as far as me for President {thanks Nat!} - "me don't think sooo!!" That is a job I would NEVER-ever want! I barely squeaked by in my public speaking class in college - I would never make it! And the fact that I like things my way . . . I could foresee that causing alot of problems!

Since I have been somewhat of a major slacker this week with the blogging, I thought I would do just a recap of this crazy week! This means this will be a long post - but I did upload pictures!!! So, here goes . . . .

Monday, I finally got over the cold that my lovely children shared with me! But then it seemed something else was starting to go around. And all my kids started getting sick again with whatever the mystery virus was {Great! I love sick kids!}

And I finally did it, finally! I officially have someone coming into my house next week to start cleaning! Finally! Now, don't get toooo impressed. It's my mother-in-law. She has offered for evah to do it, but I've consistantly turned her down. When the nester made a comment here on the blog about when it's more profitable for someone else to do "that" kind of work for you, you need to get someone to do "it" - it really hit home and made all kinds of sense! Thanks nester lady for talking me into it!!! You're so wise - I'm beginning to think you are some 89 year old that just hides behind those cute pictures!!!

Tuesday, I sent all my kids to school because they seemed FINE. And they were so fine that neither Carson OR Lawson cried when I dropped them off - Yee haw! I was hoping to get some painting done - didn't happen - NOTHING worked out for me that day - except of course my kids were okay with me leaving them at school! And what more could I ask for?!

I did go to Target and spent $153 & some change . . . . on nothing but diapers, wipes and 3 kid toothbrushes. Does anybody want to buy a painting? hehe - My original total was $168, but after my coupons . . . BANG - it knocked off 15 smacks!! That got me about a months worth for Em - 2 1/2 weeks worth for Carson and Laws and about 2 {maybe 3} weeks for Hudson. And that is about a month worth of wipes - Of course this was before we had the stinky diaper marathon we had this week! Ugghhh! But this is about normal - I spend around 250 a month on diapers & wipes! Now, don't get me wrong, I have diapers that go into the next month. I'm just one of those girls that isn't going to be stuck with only 2 diapers and payday is not for another 12 days! If you know what I mean? I'm always prepared!

Coupon lesson . . . . .

You know the coupons you get at Kroger when you check out?? Well, those are Manufacturer's coupons - you can use them anywhere. At Target they are going to try and tell you that they are only for Kroger because they have Kroger's logo - WRONG! You can use them anywhere.

Pamper coupons - whether it is for diapers, their form of a pull-up or wipes - they are interchangeable. You can use a diaper coupon on wipes or a pull-up coupon on diapers or whatever combination you want to come up with! I use Huggies diapers and Pamper wipes. So, I use Pamper diaper coupons on the wipes to help ease the woe.


I hope that info helps somebody out there!

Wednesday, I notice another kid coming down with something {mystery virus has struck again!} What is up with this!? But we treated it as a normal day and nobody had any real symptoms {except for alot of diaper changes} - it was one of those days I was thankful I wasn't potty training, I would have aborted all training action because it was nothing but one hot mess!

And to my vain self - check out my "new do" . . .


. . . and because we all know that I like to take pictures of myself on a regular basis {I promise it's because I'm trying to figure out my hair,} check me out just 3 short weeks before . . . .


That is one heinous picture, but I swear that is me exactly 3 weeks from the other picture! I got my haircut the day of this picture {above} - my hair grows so dang fast it's ridiculous! Of course, I got an appointment lined up next week! But I'm thinking I finally have "a do" I really like! Finally - praise Jesus - It's about time!!!! {We will see how long this last!}

Thursday, Apparently, I'm one of "those" parents because I sent all 3 {maybe sick} boys to school again. But I swear - they all acted fine! And again, Carson & Laws did super . . . . but . . . . Hudson {in his normal temperable self, blew some kind of gasket and I left him kicking and screaming. I don't know what happened there, but I was told he got over it quickly. It's a good thing - I'm sure he could tell it didn't phase me a bit! I was leaving his fanny there no matter how he was acting. Because I'm also one of "those" parents!

I also received my Sweet and Sinister Swap goodies! My partner was the BEST evah!!! Check out what I got . . . .


This is my card where she wrote me a little note on the back!


A great canvas - that I will display year round!


A haunted house!!! And do you see that little doll - see her??


{a little fuzzy - I know} but you see her! Sadie makes these as ornaments - LOVE them!! But check out this little fancy lady . . .

Okay, this one has nothing to do with the sweet and sinister swap - but she is definitely "sweet" and far from the black, white & a touch of orange. I admit, I requested this one - and I was stoked when she sent her to me!!! Sadie Lou - You rock!!! I'm thinking of requesting you next year with the swap! hehe!

Friday, for humor, I kept up with how many diapers I changed throughout the day - 43!!! With 4 kids - who all have some kind of something that is creating some nastiness! Forty-three freakin' diapers! And 39 of them were stinkin' stinkies! Can I get some kind of award for that??!!

In between all the diaper changes {because I didn't get to paint any that day!}, I made a wreath for the front door . . . .


. . okay, so this is only a sneaky peeky. You will have to let me know if you want to see the whole thing - I didn't take a picture of it!? And I have no idea why?! I love wreaths! Fall flowers and picks and fall stuff in general are half off through today at Hobby Lobby! I love that store! We will have to see what they have on sale this next week and maybe I'll do a tutorial on this joker above!

Saturday {which happens to be today!}, I took a sick child to the doctor. Poor Laws had puked in his bed sometime early Friday morning and again Friday evening. This morning he woke up completely lathargic. It was pitiful. Of course we saw some doctor we have never seen, who said it has to run it's course, "it's completely okay that he hasn't eaten in the last 24 hours, . . . just keep giving him juice" {which of course is causing the constant diaper changes!}

After I got all the kids down for a nap - I ran to Hobby Lobby! I had to pick up a couple of things - Oh and Lonnie was here, I didn't leave them here alone!!! And look what I found . . . .


This is an iron on!! Somewhat tacky - but will look hysterical on a onesie for Em for the big ce-LE-bration! It was $2.99 and I used a 40% off coupon - SCORE!!! Really, is that not the funniest thing you've ever seen? I swear, when the big day comes, I will take all the pictures and post it all!! hehe

I did complete another painting this week and I'm only giving a peeky at this one - BECAUSE it's a gift and the receiver checks out the blog! Now, she knows about this gift since they had to break down and tell her so she wouldn't buy it herself! So, since she knows and since she thinks she will see it here on the blog, this is all she gets . . . .


Sorry, so sorry - I'm just mean like that! On October 27th - the Monday after the shower - I'll post a picture! Now, Cristen - don't you dare let her see it before the shower!! It's one thing for her to know she is getting it - ANOTHER for her to see it!!! Oh yeah, I'm cruel! hehe

Well, I think painting is out for the rest of the day {or at least until bedtime} - so I think I'm going to actually pull out my fall and Halloween decorations!!

20 comments:

Kim said...

Wow...39/43 sick kid diaper changes...I'm exhausted for you just reading about it. I think you should definitely get some kind of award for that. Hope ya'll get to feeling better!

Oh...love the iron on!

Jen said...

You are busy! Absolutely love the new do and the iron on is priceless. How perfect for the big party. Hope the kids feel better soon & the # of diaper changes decreases.

A New England Life said...

It's not fair ... how come I don't have your energy? 4 sick kids and you still have time to make a wreath? Holy Hannah!

I sure do remember those days oh so well. Usually my husband would end up sick too. Somehow I managed to avoid most of the illnesses. Hopefully you are doing the same!

Love the new doo! I'm thinking it might look good on my head too ; )

Wipe me booty ... lol!

Michelle @ Everyday Celebrating said...

Made my way over here from Today's Creative. Love your blog... love that we're both in Tennessee! Love your signs!!!

Kimberly said...

That "wipe my booty" transfer is too cute! Can't wait to see pictures! And your hair is adorable! I had this person I looked up to as a girl, and she had cute hair like you. I could never ever have a short haircut, or the guts to even try, but love seeing your cute dooo's!

Oh, and I'm jealous, my halloween decorations are in California still, and Mitch (in an effort to prevent me from my crazy "all out" halloween decorating this year) won't agree to make a trip out there to pick them up from my mommy's storage. Grrrrr. Hope your decorating went well!!!

Holly said...

Kim you are too funny! BTW I got my painting from Rachel and I LOVE it! You are so sweet for doing it for me!
I bought that iron on a while back at Hobby LObby but I havent ironed it on anything yet!

Rach said...

That iron on is Hilarious!!! Hey and don't forget about AC and Em's playdate on Tuesday. hee hee You know they played together for evah! LOL! What happened to the pic?

Rach said...

oh and the Sweet and Sinister stuff ROCKS!! I almost forgot....you had so much stuff to talk about! {I see a break up of me and the ! soon now I think...I'm getting on my own nerves with it}

chriskauf said...

I love your new do , and wipe me booty , cracks me up , great on a onsie.
Chris

Anonymous said...

Girl.... Iv'e been where you are!! you need to take a week and potty train those kidlets!!! Nothin for a week cept potty trainin!! stay home every day no painting no nothin.... treats/stickers/LOTS of praise for those who potty. Recruit your MIL to help. Save your sanity woman!!!!
Cris

Leigh Ann said...

How do you do it?! 43 diapers. Seriously?!

You new hair is darling! Love it!

Kelly said...

LOVE the new 'do and the update! Have a great week!

joanne said...

L-O-V-E the new do! You are looking soooo SKINNY! Wow, it must be running after 4 kidlets and ALL those diaper changes! Hope Laws is feeling better! -J.

joelandbecca said...

Sorry about the diaper changes. Such work! I think you are just the funnyest gal ever! Hope all are felling somewhat better.

The Nester said...

I am an 89 year old bald man in Canada.

Bravo on the maid. Even if it is your MIL!

Tutta la Storia said...

Hey--I'm back in blogland. Dang girl, your hair does grow FAST! You have a lot going on--that's for sure. I love how you approach everything with humor. Gotta get me a wipe my booty sign . .

Megan L Hutchings said...

You are amazing with all that you do on a daily basis!!!

I hope the kids get to feeling all better soon, I love your hair cut, the wreath is precious, and the iron on rocks!

Tutta la Storia said...

Hey Kim--I tagged you! YOU'RE IT!!

Erin said...

LOVE YOUR HAIR!!! You are soooo pretty!

Love the pirate iron on, too cute!!!

Busy girl!

trishia said...

just found your blog- love it!

wanted to share a thought- if you have so many kids in diapers and are spending so much money, why not invest in cloth diapers?

there are many great ones out there- they ain't your grandmas diapers. check out stephs at pamperedcheeks.com or fuzzi bunz or green acre designs. those are my top three faves. of course, in a week when all were sick and having nasty diapers, I'd use disposables, but on normal days they save moola and are good for the baby bottoms, too!

and in regards to your comment on the questions over lots of kids- you are not alone. We've got 5 ages 9 and under and get those questions all the time. it sucks. though it is nice to get the comments from older people who appreciate large families. :)

have a great day!