Saturday, January 19, 2013

This and that

Well here's another this and that post if what's been going on here lately. Nothing too exciting just staying busy and wishing I had better time management skills.

*** It has seriously been so freaking cold here lately. Like for a month it seems like. We are used to mid 60's and mid 50's in the winter here but it had been down right freezing. I hate going in the garage to do laundry and the poor kids have been stuck inside. When they do go outside and play after a couple hours they are ready to come in. Well also because Easton always finds a way to find some water and get wet then wants new clothes and that's when I say time to come in and also everything is so wet they get all flipping muddy. Mud stuck to shoes all over the patio....a muddy mess!!!!

*** I just turned in Cameron's open enrollment form......SHUT THE FREAKING FRONT DOOR!!!! Kindergarten already?! Cannot believe that! Really hoping he gets in the school we want him to go....fingers crossed.

*** So two weekends I discovered I have a few kidney stones. Yes so freaking awesome. I started having some back pain and it kinda wrapped around my hip and lower abdominal area, it hurt so effing bad. I thought I just pulled something lifting Bentley but the pain started getting super bad then I started feeling ill and nauseous so I thought I was coning down with something. I got to the point where I thought I might pass out and start puking so I asked my MIL to come over. Once she was here she made me call the doctor cause she said I didn't look good at all. So I called and they told me to go to the ER. And then the pain just stopped and I felt 80% better but she still made me go. They did a scan and discovered I have kidney stones. So last Friday I had a doctors appointment and I had some blood work done and had to collect my pee for 24 hours (this was just the other day and haven't heard from the doctor yet). 
At least now I have some pain meds when I start to pass another one;))

*** I am totally obsessed with couponing!!! I love it!!! It's like an addiction!!! My SIL and I have totally lost it. Our family thinks we are nutty. We talk coupons and  store deals all day long. It's so much fun!!! I have tried setting a budget but this months budget totally went to hell. Last month I set a budget of $300 and probably spent about $ not too bad for just starting. 

*** High school baseball has started already and I am already over it. I usually don't mind and look forward to it but this year I am just over it. Probably because Ryan helped out with fall ball a few months ago and that lasted for like 6 weeks or so. It's never ending. And he's gone so much more. He does say that this is his last year with kiddos getting older and Cameron starting t-ball this year. I think once the season actually starts and they are playing games and the boys get to go out there and run around it will be all good. 

*** Speaking of I am going to sign sign Cameron up! 

*** Tonight we are going to Monster Jam with some friends. The boys are so freaking excited. There is a new truck making their debut tonight.....Scooby Doo:)) Although I am hoping the boys aren't feeling too bad.  Everyone has been sick lately. I am just getting over a little cold, Bentley is finally over his, and now Easton is coughing and so congested. My mom, grandma, SIL, MIL, and FIL all have been sick. The boys are still sleeping so fingers crossed the wake up and aren't too bad because there is no way they will want to miss Monster jam.

*** Oh and I am totally freaking out...I have a dental appointment on Wednesday and have to have a tooth pulled. I have cancelled this appointment several times (the dental office probably thinks I am nuts) so I really can't cancel anymore and just need to get it done. Ryan was going to go with me but because of the holiday next week he is off Tuesday instead of his regular day off Wednesday, so I have to go by myself:( Has anyone ever had a tooth pulled? I am freaking the F$#@ out over here!!!!

Hope Everyone has a fabulous weekend. 

Sorry for any typos.....If I don't post this now it may never get posted...LOL.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Monster Jam Party.

So a little over a month ago we had the boys'  birthday party. Even though their birthdays were still like 3 weeks away we like having their party the first weekend of December. It's a little bit away from Christmas but still in their birthday month. They wanted to have a Monster Jam party with a bounce house. Well since their birthday is in December we had to warn them that it might rain and if it rains we cannot have a bounce house. We told them that several times and they still wanted to have it at home.

So the birthday weekend comes and its pouring rain and actually it poured all week  and was suppose to let up on Sunday the day of the party. That Friday I was running errands for the party and it was crazy out. Pouring and windy. I was soaked every time I got out of the car. So Sunday morning comes around and it's just crazy out! We had a few down pours and one lasted for a while the  backyard flooded and water came into our bedroom:)) Yep water all inside our room, it could have been worse....down the street it was a river and cars were flooded, so thankful that didn't happen. SO we got a little water in the bedroom and had to pull out some of the padding and replace it. We were a little displaced for a few days but nothing too bad. And we went on with the party and the sun decided to show itself but still no bounce house. Everything was waaaayyyy too wet for that.

Even though there was no bounce house the boys still had a great time. And really that's all who really matters. I am not concerned with everyone else {I mean a  little bit}, as long as my boys have fun that's all we care about. I ordered this cool Grave Digger pinata and filled it with gold fish, graham crackers and m&m's. Instead of having your typical party favors I ordered these little monster jam boxes and the kids filled them up with the snack pack of goodies that filled the pinata. It was so funny watching the kids try and hit the pinata blind folded. So after the first time around we took off the blind fold. It was a little hard for them:)

At first I wanted to order a cake shaped like a monster truck but then after calling around and getting some quotes I just couldn't see paying that much for a cake. Then when Cameron said he wanted me to make his cake I started  thinking and looking around. I came across this blog where I got the idea for the cake and thought to myself I could totally do that.....and I did!!! The boys loved the cake and thought it was "super awesome". 
I made 3 cakes put two together and then the third one I used for the ramps. I used graham crackers and brown and gold sprinkles for the dirt. I had some posters of the invitation made and used for decorations and I also put up some pictures of the boys at a recent Monster Truck show we went to. 
I made the little fabric flag garland, I just love making these! Its super easy and looks so cute. Then afterwards you can use it for decorations around the house. I hung these ones I made for the party in the playroom. So it kinda has a Monster Truck theme now. I also took the posters I had made and put those in there too along with the all the monster truck wall decals. The boys think its so cool.

 Eating left over birthday pizza for breakfast the next morning:))

Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday to this guy..........

The hardest working husband and father!!!!!!

Thank you for all you do for us. We love you so very much and hope you have a great birthday. The boys and I will be hard at work later making your favorite.......Funfetti cake:)