Monday, July 20, 2009

100 Posts!!!!

Wow! I was just checking out my blogger to see what's new on the blogs I follow(gotta great diaper deal if you are in need of diapers...more later) when I see that Dave's post made it our 100th post! Can you believe it?! In a way that sounds like so many, but in another way it sounds like we've hardly done any. So I have a lot of miscellaneous things to say, so if you are looking for a special post because we made it to 100, look elsewhere (just kidding - I hope you don't!). Seeing 100 posts reminded me of why we started this share our exciting news of being pregnant. I can't believe she is going to be 8 months old in a couple of days. She is growing so fast! She's 16 lbs. now...never thought we'd see the day. Of course, formula will make any baby grow, not my choice, but oh well. She scoots around and rolls back and forth. She tries to crawl, but only moves a little tiny bit. She actually prefers to stand and hold hands and walk...she might be the kind of baby that skips crawling. Thankfully, my mom had a baby gate that we can use for when she does start moving so I can keep her out in the living room area without having to chase her down the hall. Anyway, I was getting on here to post a video of her signing "more"'s so cute. She signs "milk" and "more" now. She knows "eat" and "all done". We're going to start working on "sleep" next. Also, we're in for another busy week: getting a family picture done today, Dave has a softball game tonight, we have people coming for dinner tomorrow and possibly another softball game, Wednesday is our last time at the library program for the summer (Karissa has read enough to get 2 free books!!! She could have gotten more had I signed her up at the beginning of the summer reading program instead of halfway through it), Thursday is our 4th anniversary, Friday is scrapbooking. Hopefully we'll be getting to the beach somewhere in there too. And next week we leave to take the teens to TLC. Back to our anniversary though - I can't believe we've been married for 4 years!!! Time goes too fast. Dave asked me what I wanted to do and I decided we are too overdue for a NYC's been almost a year! So he started checking out the hotels, but then we decided since we are going for a game in August, we'd just make that an overnight. So for our actual anniversary we will probably be hanging out at the beach and going to dinner...relaxing and enjoyable. Then we'll go to NYC to celebrate later...and we splurged and are staying IN the city this time! :) (Not that I don't love going to our Hyatt in Jersey with the view of the city, but it will be cool to actually stay in the city for once.) Back to the deal I mentioned earlier - My sister showed me some money saving blogs a few months ago and Dave and I are always checking them. We've gotten printer paper and photo paper and many other things practically for free and some other things real cheap, but last Friday I scored the ultimate deal thanks to those blogs. I usually buy diapers at BJ's because they have the best prices and I can use a BJ's Luvs coupon and a manufacturer's Luvs coupon, but this month BJ's only had Pampers coupons and they are way too expensive. So, Rite Aid is having a thing when you buy $50 worth of participating products, you get a $25 gift card (Rite Aid is where we buy a lot of our toiletries because of their Single Check Rebates...our July check is up to $21 already). Huggies were listed as participating products. There is also a rebate for a free package of Huggies when you buy 5 and a $2 rebate on a mega package. SOOOO...I learned to do certain coupons and two separate transactions. I spent $37.24 out of pocket. I will get back a $25 gift card, a coupon for free diapers up to $11.49 and a $2.00 rebate. I basically got paid $1.25 to buy 2 mega packs of diapers, 3 packs of Little Swimmers, a gallon of milk, a box of Qtips...and I can't remember if there was anything else. I was SOOO excited, but I wanted to wait until my rebates got approved to get too excited. I was worried I did something wrong, but all the rebates were approved yesterday! :) Anyway, most of you are yawning now so sorry I rambled and bored you. Have a great week!


Washing Away the Gain said...

Ok I've heard about baby signing. When did you start teaching her that? Please let me know I'd like to try that with Max!! I think thats very cool!!

Kate said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, 100th post, and your bargain!

That sounds like a great way to celebrate your anniversary!