Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Isaac's new ride

Isn't it sweet?  He can't get the pedals to go around all the way yet, but he had a blast pushing himself around with his feet this afternoon!

PS:  The front wheel is backward in this picture because I was in a hurry to just get a picture before Isaac woke up from his nap.  And, I didn't notice it was on backward until I TOOK the picture. :) Ha!

Monday, May 30, 2011

9 months

Owen was the perfect baby today.  He slept all night last night {waking once, but going back to sleep}.  He was happy and content.  He took two naps, each about an hour and a half.  It was doubly special because he hadn't been sleeping the past couple of nights {waking from 2:30 a.m. to almost 5 a.m. one night}, and was equally crabby throughout the day.  But today is his 9 month birthday, and also my birthday {age not included}.  Thank you Owen!

Now, for his stats {I'll check back in with his weight/length after his appointment in a couple of weeks}:  He's got two teeth, can crawl about three paces forward {yet still manages to move enough to cover an entire room!}, he loves blueberries and grilled cheese {toast with shredded cheddar on it}, as well as all his old favorites {oatmeal, pears, squash}, and he's always making, what we call, the "mischief face."   We added Peek-a-Who?  to his favorite books this month. He gives the best hugs, cracks up at his brother, loves babbling, and we're just so happy that he has blessed our lives for the past nine glorious months.  Happy 9 months sweetie pie!

UPDATE {6/17/2011} - Owen had his 9 month check-up today.  He's perfect.  Checks in at 31 inches long, and 20 lbs. 2 oz.  95% for height, about 40% for weight.  Woot!

 Mischief Face

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday Deals - 5/26/2011

1. FREE sample of Kodiak Chiropractic Cream here.  I'm ordering this because Blake and I are skeptical.  Blake's a chiropractor, so we'll see about this............

2. Do you need Skype minutes?  If so, just like Ifeelgoods on Facebook here, and you can get a code for 60 FREE Skype minutes.  I don't normally list Facebook deals, but thought this one was pretty decent. :)

3. This is kind of creepy to me.....thinking about technology kind of creeps me out.  BUT, if this is your thing, sign up for Google Wallet, and you'll get $10 FREE in your account.  More here.

4. 30% off coupon here to Coach Factory Outlet!

5. June 3 is national doughnut day.  In its honor, Krispy Kreme is going to be giving away one FREE doughnut per customer.  Find a participating location here.

6. FREE samples of Ola Loa Vitamin and Sports formula drinks here.

7. Get 5 Gifts to Grow points with code 20000PampLatino.

8. Tinyprints is offering a FREE personalized card with code TYOPRAH.  If you ship it to yourself, shipping is FREE.  Otherwise, you'll pay $0.44 to send it to your recipient.

9. Perfect for grilling out! Get a FREE sample of Real American Steak Rub here.

10. FREE Pretty Bugs preschool pack for your little girl here.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kindermusik share

I'm loving my new role as a Kindermusik educator.  Here's me in action at one of my open house {don't worry, all the mommas signed video releases!}:

Sunday, May 22, 2011


I love this dress {via}.  If only I didn't feel slightly guilty about dropping $148 on a dress.......for myself...........

Isn't it gorgeous?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thursday Deals - 5/19/2011

1.  FREE samples and coupons for the ladies over at Playtex Sport! 

2. Ladies, another one for you.  FREE sample of Poise here.

3. Do you have allergies?  Ever thought about a sinus rinse?  FREE sample of Neil Med Sinus Rinse here.

4. $5 off a purchase of $25 or more at Petco on June 11 - 12 with this coupon.

5. This Saturday, get $5 off a $25 purchase at Dollar General with this coupon.

6. Cat lovers - get a FREE 3 oz. can of Fancy Feast cat food at Petco with this coupon.

7. Ir must be ladies week, here's another FREE sample of Tena.

8. Get another FREE Shout Color Cather sample here!

9. More for you ladies.  FREE sample of Carefree body-shape liners here.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Alphabet Book {Owen}

Do you remember the Alphabet Book I made for Isaac?  It is still one of Isaac's favorite books, and Owen really likes it too, so I'm making one for Owen too.  We captured the most perfect shot today for "W."  Can you guess what it is?  {It's pretty obvious, but this picture is just SO CUTE!}.  There will be more talk of this soon, complete with the pictures and the list.  I'm going to need all of your help for ideas again! :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

All things Royal

Well, as if talk of the Royal Wedding wasn't enough to keep me smiling forever.  I saw this on Facebook. Sure the image has been doctored {see the original clips}, but it's still funny.

The Tuesday after the Royal Wedding, we received a package in the mail...the ROYAL mail, from London.  It was Isaac's Bob the Builder underwear he has been asking for!  I searched all over the place for those undies in the states.  I couldn't find them ANYWHERE in his size.  Then, I find a seller on e-bay, and even after paying the international shipping fee, it was cheaper than his pack of Thomas the Tank Engine undies that I purchased awhile ago!

My only complaints?  They didn't arrive in time for Easter, and I should have thought of this before I made the purchase {the picture on the internet just showed them all packed nicely in their package}, but underwear in Europe is not the same as underwear in the States.  So, even though Isaac loves them, I always chuckle a little bit when he puts them on, because they are basically toddler speedos!  LOL!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Thursday Deals - 5/12/2011

Hallelujah Blogger is back from read-only status!

Here are you deals this week!

1. Take this coupon for 20% off your purchase at Aerie through May 15.

2. 50% off a regular-priced item at Old Navy with this coupon through May 15.

3. FREE sample of Alpo brand dog food here.  Whenever I hear, "Alpo,"  I think of the movie Never Been Kissed.

4. FREE sample of Seattle's Best Coffee here.

5. Get $1 off a Frozen Strawberry Lemonde, Frappe, or Fruit Smoothie at McDonald's with this coupon.

6.  FREE sample of John Frieda Root Awakening here.

Monday, May 9, 2011


We celebrated Cinco de Mayo by scheduling Isaac's first trip to the dentist.  He thought everything was really cool, until she actually took the scraper to his teeth.  They gave him some cool pink sunglasses for the bright light above the chair, which he loved.  But, once the scraping started, it was game over.  SCREAMS.  Blood-curdling screams for the rest of the visit.  Poor kid.

The treasure chest trip and mommy's hugs afterward made him feel better.  And the $9.40 bill made ME feel better!  Now, I've got 6 more months to practice for his next dentist trip.  

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thursday Deals - 5/5/2011

Happy Cinco de Mayo!  :)

1. Pampers Gifts to Grow Points:  5 points with code YIYY9Y6DPDPD6DT, 10 points when you take this survey, 5 points with code LOVEFROMPATTIE5

2.  Put your little artist to work, and then frame it in these FREE download-able frames from Chuck E. Cheese.  Fits size 5x7.

3.  Print this coupon and bring it to your local Wal-mart vision center for a FREE 2oz sample of RevitaLens Multipurpose solution starter kit with lens case!

4. This is back!  Tell a friend about Cottonelle's Fresh Flushable Moist wipes, and you both get a FREE tub.  These were nice for Isaac's potty training days. :)  Yes!

5.  FREE 22 oz Pepsi Beverage and Small Curly Fries at Arby's with this coupon and purchase of any Market Fresh Sandwich.  Expires 5/11.

6.  FREE sample of Garnier Fructis Pure Clean shampoo and conditioner here

7.  FREE sample of AlternaVites here.  Interesting sample - vitamin designed for anyone who has trouble swallowing pills.  Instead, it's a vitamin powder.

8.  FREE sample of Osteo Bi-Flex one per day here.

9.  May 6 - 15, Starbucks will be offering 1/2 price Frappuccino's from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Details here.

10. Cute and FREE Mother's Day coloring pages here.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Order - take 3

First, came Isaac's love for lining up potatoes.

Then came the puzzle pieces, and his robot sandwiches.  He was also lining up other things, I just didn't have the evidence.

Now, I do - Lining up his trains and every single toy truck/car at Grandma and Grandpa's house.

Lastly, we have recently graduated to lining things up, with a pattern!  I am shocked.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Thank you Jamie Oliver

For this wonderful recipe for a veggie-packed tomato sauce.  I'm making it this week, and I'm pumped.  And then, after the sauce is made, I'm going to make his Spring Pasta recipe and serve it with some oven roasted chicken breasts.  Yum! :)  I'll let you know how it turns out!