Sunday, November 23, 2008

Chocolate Milk: Here today .... Gone today!


I know I have mentioned in past posts that I am a big coupon shopper. I am also at a big advantage because I deliver papers so I have access to tons of coupons it is an added bonus to the job. I keep saying I am going to put a place on my blogsite to have my latest great coupon buys,but I have not done it yet. I try to share my excitement with Foote when I get a great deal, but I think it is hard for him to relate to how great deals are because he doesn't do our shopping enough to know how much things usually are. So I guess for right now I will just occasionally blog when I get a great deal. So this past week it was Nesquick chocolate milk For Free...can't beat that. I love chocolate milk it is one of my biggest weaknesses. This is my second time in the last few months getting chocolate milk for free. So on Saturday I picked up 25 Nesquick chocolate milk chugs for free. Here is the worst part by Tuesday of the following week they were all gone. At least last time they lasted a couple weeks. The girls were the main consumers(I am hoping you buy that) but I probably should have done a better job of regulating their chocolate milk consumption...Oh well what can you do I guess I'll have the last chocolate milk and think about it.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Turkey Trot


This post is to invite anyone living in Colorado Springs and even visiting family (hint, hint) to run the YMCA Turkey Trot with me on Thanksgiving day. The race starts at 9:00am and the cost is $20.00 if you want a T-shirt or you can register on race day for $17.00 no T-shirt. The money goes to helping those less fortunate be able to afford memberships with YMCA. We will be eating all afternoon and evening why not at least run off enough calories to off set a couple pieces of pie and it is only a 5k (3.1miles)...no sweat. Come on you know you want to.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

First trip to the theater.....Shoot me now

This past weekend a company Foote works with invited all their clients and Families to a free matinee showing of Madagascar 2 at the new theater on Interquest. Foote thought it would be fun to go, since it was free and all, but I was a little skeptical of how the girls would do.

So here is a little play by play on how our first attempt to take Brooklyn and Aly to the movie went. The movie included a complimentary soda and popcorn for everyone attending so I had all our popcorn and drinks on a tray and was carrying them so Foote could carry the girls. Brooklyn was very upset by this because as soon as she saw the drink she had to have it immediately or she would probably die. So as soon as Foote put the drink in the cup holder next to her seat she grabbed it and it was so full that it started leaking out and spilling all over her. Foote tried to get the drink out of her hands to avoid any more spillage and Brooklyn had a death grip on it and was squeezing it so hard that the spilling got worse. Foote in his frustration was trying to hand off the tray with the other drinks and popcorn to me so that he could have both hands to deal with Brooklyn's tantrum and ended up hitting the tray spilling two bags of popcorn on the floor. This wouldn't have seemed so bad except the cleaning guy right next to us had just finished vacuuming and the floor was so nice and clean. I overheard him say "Oh thanks a lot."

We get the drink away from Brookie amid her screams and try to clean up the popcorn a little. We finally get both girls situated in their seats and they seem to be pretty content to wait for the movie except Brooklyn doesn't weigh enough to keep her seat from folding up so it keeps swallowing her up in it which makes her really mad, but she refuses to sit on our laps. So we try to hold it down, but it keeps folding up and Brookie will yell "I stuck I stuck". It looked so funny we tried to take a picture of it, but unfortunately it didn't turn out. We are able to keep the girls amused with popcorn and soda so they're not so upset to just sit in their seats, but then the movie finally starts and the popcorn and soda are gone. Brooklyn watches pretty good for about the first ten minutes and decided she needs to get down and climb on the railing that is right in front of us.

Since it seems to keep her entertained and she is not bothering anyone I just let her play quietly. Aly decides that Brooklyn must be having a great time so she decides to join her climbing on the railing. Brooklyn gets bored with climbing and decides it is time to explore new territory so she goes to sit on the stairs next to my seat and then she decides to climb the stairs and say hi to everyone row by row. Now that she is bothering other people I try to get her back in her seat, but she refuses, having just had so much unrestrained freedom. So I tried to stand up with her by the door of the theater and this makes her furious, and of course she throws a fit. So I result to bribery. I get some M&M's that she and Aly can have one at a time as long as they sit in their seats this buys us about 20 minutes, but then they climb under the railing and take off in a full sprint to the front of the theater. We proceed to chase them to various corners of the theater for the next ten minutes and then give up all together and leave the theater.

Well at least it was free.

As we are leaving the theater Aly is screaming "I want to watch the movie! I want to watch the movie!" As loud as she can. So needless to say it will be a few years before we attempt the theater with the girls again.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

It's Always Something



I know while reading this post you will probably think that I am some crazy neglectful mom, but the truth is my kids manage to get into trouble in .0000001 seconds. Tonight I put the girls in the tub and Brooklyn usually wants to get out as soon as she has had her hair washed and is clean. I think it is because most nights she wants to avoid being left in the tub with Aly the torturer. After I got Brooklyn dressed I told Aly I was going to shut the bathroom door because I did not want Brooklyn to come back in and get her pajamas all wet. I told Aly to just yell for me when she wanted to get out. So about ten minutes later I thought things are really quiet which all moms know usually means something bad is happening. I went to check on Aly and found that she had climbed up on the counter and got my razor out of the medicine cabinet and had sliced her lip open and cut her nose trying to shave like her daddy. So there was blood everywhere from where she had touched her lip and than climbed back into the tub....These girls are going to drive me insane with both of them in that terrible two age. They are into everything like little destroying angels. So while we are trying to get Aly's lip to stop bleeding Brooklyn reaches up on the counter and gets the toothpaste and is able to get the lid off and proceed eating the toothpaste, sucking it right out of the tube.. well at least she will have nice breath. I think these girls might slowly drive me insane....wait I already typed that...see it is already happening I am going crazy.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Halloween

I am a little delayed in the Halloween post, but what can I say, when there is candy to eat I just don't have time to blog. I have no self control when it comes to candy it is a sad, sad thing. I have decided that kids today have it made Halloween has become an all day event over the Halloween weekend Aly went trick or treating three times once the night before Halloween at our ward party and trunk or treat and than again at Walmart Halloween day and than to the neighbors Halloween night.


It was kind of funny to be trick or treating in Walmart's garden center surronded by Christmas trees and deocrations. Aly didn't want to leave who could blame her Christmas and Haloween all in one place life doesn't get much better than that.




Aly and Brooklyn to busy checking out their stash of candy I could not get them to look up for a picture.




I thought trick or treating in Walmart would be a pretty quick deal, but Aly, Brooklyn, and their friend Cassidy had to stop and check out all the toys between trick or treating departments.

Aly did a lot better this year last year she wanted to stop and eat each piece of candy as she recieved it this year the challange was to get her to say "Trick or Treat" she preferred just to hold open her bag at any given person that might have candy.

Aly and Brooklyn with their cousins Talia and Milo