Monday, July 30, 2007
A big thanks to Grandma for taking Bailey to the mall that morning to take her mind off of things. Probably bad that I'm promoting retail therapy, but better than emotional eating, right? =-)
Yesterday was another Open House. We did are usual cleaning routine that morning, but with a little less oomph. I think we've decided to throw in the towel and list with a realtor. We are coming down to the wire now on both the offer we have on the house we want AND our due date...so it is really starting to weigh on me. Not knowing if we are coming or going - but really all of us hoping and praying that we are going (we love the new house and it meets almost everything on our checklist of ideal features). We'll see if listing with a realtor helps or not. If you are reading this and are the praying type - please pray for us on this!
After the Open House we went to pick the girls up at Grandma & Grandpa's and stayed to watch a movie. Then we stopped by our neighbor's house to wish him a happy 80th birthday! They are the absolute sweetest couple and we will miss them TERRIBLY if/when we move.
That pretty much sums up the weekend. I will spare you the 3rd trimester can't sleep at all at night for more than 1-2 hours whining (sort of)...I guess it is nature's way of gearing you up for when it'll get even worse. ha.
Hope you all had a great weekend, too.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Traditional Play Dough
1 cup flour
1 cup warm water
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon oil
1/4 cup salt
Mix all ingredients, adding food coloring last. Stir over medium heat until smooth. Remove from pan and knead until blended smooth. Place in plastic bag or airtight container when cooled. Will last for a long time.
Monday, July 23, 2007
He appears to be absolutely perfect and big for his gestational age. He should be coming close to 3 lbs now....and based on measurements, the computer assessed a weight of 3 lbs, 11 oz. BIG strong boy. This is the ONLY time I've wished I were Suri Cruise's Mom...wouldn't it be cool to peak in at your baby whenever you wanted? That's where the Katie envy ends though...ok...maybe the porcelain skin and Jackie O build would be nice...but then THAT is where the envy ends. =-)
Here's our BOY!
A little smile...
Big ole paws!
Breakfast: Cold Cereal
Lunch: Tortellini, peas, grapes/strawberries
Dinner: Taco Salad using leftover beef from last night's pot roast
Breakfast: French Toast
Lunch: Grilled Cheese, diced peaches
Dinner: Chicken Salad, fresh fruit
Breakfast: Toast/peanut butter
Lunch: Nuggets, tater tots, applesauce
Dinner: Chicken & Sausage with Bowties, melon
Breakfast: Mini pancakes, bananas
Lunch: Mac & Cheese, fruit
Dinner: Sweet & Sour Pork Chops (Crock Pot), rice, veggie TBD
Breakfast: Cereal bars
Lunch: TBD - friends in town - may eat out
Breakfast: Fried Egg Sandwiches
Lunch: Chicken Patties, chips, fruit
Breakfast: Cinnamon rolls
Lunch: Taco Turkey Burgers
Dinner: Spaghetti, garlic cheese bread
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Saturday, July 21, 2007
Bailey's friend spent the night but we had to wake them up at 8 a.m. to get the friend home and clean for a house showing we scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Let's just say we have one VERY tired and cranky girl on our hands today. Dad's a little sleepy too....but over three hours on your feet with a couple of pre-teen girls will do it to you. Once again Mark takes home the Dad-of-the-Year prize.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Children’s Place on sale with 20% off
I'm so grateful to Thriftymommy.com for making me aware of Mommysavers! They pointed me to a 20% off coupon for Children’s place. Use the code BCMP77 to get an additional 20% off. Also, they have some great deals as low as $3.99 or less on some really cute clothes. I"m going to try to stock up a little for next summer with the combination of the sale and the 20% off. I appreciate this insider secret so I thought I'd share with all of you!
We LOVE pedicures! Bailey & I received spa pedicures for Mother's Day (yes, I"m the only Mother here...but her Dad is pretty nice and thought she'd enjoy one too). So today was the day we scheduled our special tootsie treatment at The Spa at West Glen. I arranged for Grandma & Grandpa to watch Lauren and off Bailey & I went. Unfortunately, their nail technician never showed up to work today, so they apologized and offered us a complimentery pedicure at our reschedule. Nice - but bummer! We were SO excited to get pedicures...TODAY!
So we found Solar Nails & Spa on 100th St. in Urbandale. They got us both right in and both Mother & Daughter enjoyed a side-by-side pedicure. GLORIOUS! But dangerous...I could SO get used to this on a monthly basis. The relaxation, the leg/foot massage, the pretty toesies. LOVE IT! Oh - and Lauren is wearing whatever color we had in the closet...courtesy of Big Sister.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Monday, July 09, 2007
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Sunday, July 08, 2007
Friday, July 06, 2007
It does a decent job of holding back odor, but the cutter has never actually made a clean cut all the way around - I always have to rip it free or grab a pair of scissors when taking out the old diapers. And as far as that goes - the minute you take it out, the dirty diaper sausage the machine creates comes free - and so does the stink!
So now I see they've come up with a Diaper Genie II. I read claims that it really blocks odor. Ok - but does it cut?!@#
And then there is the Diaper Champ that takes any kind of garbage bag (seems handy)...and it seems easy to use...but does it block the stink? Is it a good choice?
Ok Moms - weigh in on this for me. Should I buy a new and improved Diaper Genie or go with the Diaper Champ this time around?