Sunday, January 30, 2011

Out of the mouth of babes...

In Sparks they were talking about school, and Brandt responds with "well I am homeschooled so we don't really do school everyday. It really just depends on if my mom feels like it or not".

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Can't beat FREE!

In the last few weeks I have cashed in some rewards points on some of my favorite sites, and managed to get all of this for FREE...
Swagbucks is a search engine site similar to Google. Sometimes when you search you win points, or you can find codes for their site. Once you get to 450 points you can redeem them for a $5 Amazon gift card. In the last few weeks I have been able to redeem points for $10 in FREE Amazon money. I can usually earn 450 points once a week to once every other week depending on how much I am online. I use Swagbucks for all my online searching.
Disney Movie Rewards is one of my favorite rewards programs. They have sent me a free Blu-Ray movie on my birthday and anniversary of joining their program, all I had to pay was S&H. You also get points for entering codes found on Disney movies. I was able to turn in points and order both of these Handy Manny movies and the 2 DVD set of Funny Factory. I am going to put these up for Brennan's birthday, and he is going to LOVE them. has a Gift to Grow program and you can enter codes found on wipes and diapers. I was able to turn my points in for a $20 Sam's Club gift card.
One of my favorite deals had was a $5 Best Buy Rewards Zone gift certificate. I was able to turn in points and got $40 in gift certificates.
A few weeks ago had a special where you could get a FREE 12 pack of coke for 30 points. I cashed in on 11 FREE packs of soda!

What are some of your favorite rewards sites?

Several of the sites have referral bonuses for both parties, so if you are interested in any of these sites I'd love to refer you.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


The other day I found some gingerbread marshmallows at the store and decided to buy them for the boys as a fun snack. They are light brown and shaped like gingerbread men. I was passing them out to the boys and I got to Brennan and he was very adamant he did not want any. He has such a sweet tooth so I asked him again to make sure he understood what I was saying. He put his hand up in front of his face and said "no, those are dirty". I tried explaining they were suppose to be brown, but he didn't buy it.

Friday, January 14, 2011

First tooth

Brayden had a very loose tooth yesterday that he couldn't get to come out. Well Brayden woke me up 1st thing this morning, very excited that it had come out. I asked Brayden what he thought the Tooth Fairy brought for lost teeth, and he said $.50. If the dentist has to pull your tooth you get $5. Not sure what the Tooth Fairy brings for a regular lost tooth though. What does the Tooth Fairy do at your house?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Adios, Sayonara, Ciao, Farewell... diapers!!!

We have had at least 1 child, sometimes 2, but thankfully never 3, in diapers in our house straight for the last 8 years, 4 months, and 5 days...not that I was counting. :)
Today marks 1 full week of Brennan wearing underwear. I was planning on waiting until his 3rd birthday at the end of April to start potty training, but he decided he was ready now.
He had a few bumps in the road (or should we say pants) the 1st few days, but overall did awesome.
However, he has not had a single accident in the last 3 days! He even took himself potty several times today.
Tonight he was even able to go #2 in the potty which he hadn't done before.
So it's official, we are now a DIAPER-FREE house!

I think the boys are just as excited as we are!!!