Saturday, November 29, 2008

Black Friday

I've never, ever been a big shopper. I like to be able to go when I have some money to spend, or when the mood hits me to just look around, but it's not very often that I really want to. This year, however, I discovered that I LOVE the hunt on Black Friday. Julie called me Thursday afternoon with the information that Grapevine Mills Mall was starting Black Friday with a Midnight Madness sale. And it was midnight madness! It was almost like there was a full moon.

We started at Grapevine Mills at midnight, got to Toys R Us at 4am, headed to Target after that, then to Gamestop, JCPenney's, Walmart, Kohl's and ended with Mardel's. We got home at lunchtime. I wish I had taken my camera - I've never seen anything like that.

I got just about everything that we need for the kids - all of them doorbusters! I do believe, however, that we'll have a survival kit for next year. Inside it will be:

water bottles
hand lotion
a holder of some sort for cell phones - Julie lost her phone

I, at least, will be showering for the night before we leave and putting my hair in a pony tail or hat or both. I have never felt as crusty as I did when we got home with my 2-day makeup and unwashed hair.

We saw a group of three women who had matching shirts on that said "Black Friday Divas" on it. At first I thought it was silly, but now, I don't know.

Also, my Aunt Janet had sent her Christmas presents to us a bit early and said to get them at Thanksgiving because we would "need" them. They are car costumes! I have reindeer antlers and a red nose on my van. I had second thoughts about it after I realized what people were staring/waving at, but all second thoughts vanished when I was one of the very few people who could spot my vehicle across the crowded Black Friday parking lot at any store!

I had a blast and hope to do it again with Julie next year. Oh, and if I had bought everything I bought at full price, I would have paid $360.00 more than I did. I was really excited about that!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

My Baby's Sick

I hate it for him! He's so sweet most of the time, but he has a double ear infection and is quite fussy. Hopefully he'll be much better tomorrow. I feel so bad for him when he gets whiney and fussy.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Pictures from JCPenney






Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Some recent pictures of the cutest baby in 11 years...

This week

is crazy!

and of course, Joshua

Everybody's 3 and under.

I'm crazy, I know, but I've learned some things:

Crickets are extremely interesting - especially when they're under the kitchen table and really especially if they're missing a leg, and really, really especially if that leg is lying on the floor next to them!

"At least you're not ugly" according to Saben and talking to me.

Saben's Daddy takes way too long in the bathroom and that's why he won't go anywhere but his diaper - he has not got the time.

Nobody wants my attention until I'm on the computer.

Goldfish crackers are more valuable than money.

You can run faster when you're yelling and even faster when you're yelling and you've just taken a toy away from somebody else.

The Christmas tree (yes it's already up) is a HUGE attraction, even with a fence around it.

Naptime is worth so very much.

I'm tired.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I really should post more often

My baby is so big! I haven't uploaded the pictures from my camera in forever, so I'll just put a few here.

Naptimes have changed over the last few days. I have been keeping several kiddos - a couple of them are every day, and three are just here and there. When the "here and there" kids are here, they take their naps on pallets in the living room floor. On a whim, I made Joshua a pallet on the floor and he laid right down and went to sleep! I was so amazed by him. He's getting bigger and bigger every day! He's also talking so much. I absolutely love hearing him get a point across. I know there will come a day when I will wish he'll be quiet, but not yet. hehe.

On a different note, our good friends, Tim, Laura and their kids, will be moving here in a couple of months. I can't wait. Laura is one of my best friends. She's one of those people that you just know will always be close. I am so blessed with my friends. I know I have been given more than most people and I am so very thankful.

This school semester is almost over! Just a few more weeks and we'll be out for Christmas break. That's amazing to think about. I'm really proud of myself. :-)

Football and baseball are over and I can't say I'm really sad about that. Emily's coming this weekend and we're having some Christmas pictures done of all 4 kids - and some with Karleigh. It would be silly to not have her there when she'd be the only grandkid missing for my parents.

I'll have to get to the pictures later.