Friday, July 31, 2009

I LOVE Albertson's

7 boxes of cereal
2 boxes of Nurtri-Grain Bars
3 cans of tuna
5 boxes of pop-tarts
1 rubbermaid water bottle
1 Glade gel warmer
Total out of pocket = $12.32
After Mail-In rebate = $2.32 ($0.12 an item)
Saved = $60.82
I still can't believe that coupon shopping pays off this much, I LOVE IT!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

What just happened?

What Just Happened!?!

Well, that could have been what Kurt thought when he heard a loud popping noise Friday evening when he closed our van's rear door. However, I'm pretty sure that thought was followed by a few choice words not worth mentioning :) Who would have thought that the handle bars on your child's bike would go thru your back window.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Coupon Party

So I'm a total coupon dork right now and to prove it I'm going to be hosting a coupon party. I know it sounds weird but it's a party that teaches you how to shop with coupons. It's totally free and you don't have to buy anything. So if anyone is interested it is going to be on August 13th @ 6:00pm, at my house. Let me know if you want to attend, I have to have a headcount to let the girl know how many print outs to bring.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

We could have been rich

According to Cassie, the last fruit snack that she just shoved into her mouth looked like Jesus. I wonder how much that would have gone for on Ebay? We could have been rich!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

4th of July & Parents Homecoming

Well we had another AWESOME 4th of July!!! This year we started the celebrations with a much anticipated trip to Lagoon. Now that Kurt and myself are out numbered 4 to 2 and the younger two are a handful, we decided to let Kurt go to Lagoon with Sadie and Jessica, while I stayed home with Cass and Easton. It was great! Unfortunately for Kurt and the older girls it rained half of the time they were there which meant that they didn't get to ride as many rides as they normally do. To make up for the lack of rides Kurt and his brothers let the kids play some games. I'm not sure what game it was but after Kurt and Tyler both tried to win the grand prize Sadie stepped up and tried her luck. After winning a small stuff thing, Kurt told her to aim for the red thing-a-ma-jig (a hole in which the ball is supposed to fall into) Sadie let go of her ball and after it bounced around a few times, it landed right in the red hole. She won the biggest stuffed pug I've ever seen. Needless to say she was ecstatic and paraded that thing everywhere. I first saw it when I opened Grandma Peden's front door and saw Sadie carrying it on her shoulders up the walkway. I was a little surprised and a little proud when I heard the story behind the stuffed dog.

On Friday we had our annual Peden Classic Golf Tournament. This year it was held in Preston, Idaho. It was fun, hot and long. I think I'm only good for 12 holes; however, I did win the women's long drive competition. Take that boys, Justin did help my golf game out a little. (Justin is the head golf pro at Talon's Cove that coached our women's golf clinic that we went to the week before).

Later that evening, we all went to the Middle School to watch Kurt's dad perform with his High School Band at their 40th reunion. He did awesome!!! Our girls had a blast dancing with anyone and everyone who would dance with them.

A first for the family Peden gathering: Malad City Softball Tournament. We started on Friday night with a win and then played three games on Saturday. Wow, was I out of shape!!!!! I played catcher all day on Saturday and honestly could not go down the stairs normally after that. We played well but lost momentum with each game. I don't know if we will play next year.
We enjoyed the parade on the 4th and the girls did great in their races. The family BBQ was excellent and the watching the fireworks was great. Sometime during the fireworks Sadie started shouting: "Light up your night Fireworks, Ligth up your night." I don't know where she got that but we were all laughing. It was a great 4th of July and we're already looking forward to next year.

July 8th finally came!!! Sadie made a paper chain, starting at 55 days, to count down the days until my parents were to come home from their mission in Bulgaria. They arrived at 11pm in Salt Lake, and our girls could not have been more excited to go to the airport and pick them up. Cassie was an angel and went right up to my parents. We were all a little nervous to see how she would react to them, since she was 6 months old when they left. It was also so nice to be able to introduce them to Little Easton for the first time. He of course was great and had no problem letting his Grandparents hold him.

A few hours before we left to pick up my parents I took the girls for a walk to kill some time. We went and visited with the Carters and while we were there Jessica told us to watch her as she ran to the mailbox and back. Just as she was running from the grass to the driveway she tripped and landed on her face with her arms pinned under her body. It was sooooo painful to watch. We picked her off of the cement and saw that her cute little face had started to bleed. Her upper lip and nose kissed the cement, and her mouth was bleeding a little bit as well. You can see the damage in some of the pics.

One of things we did while my parents stayed with us was make patriotic fruit kabobs. They were so good and Sadie and Jessica LOVED making & eating them. I'm pretty sure fruit kabobs were a hit.

Here's a pic with my mom with Easton. I'm pretty sure she missed seeing and holding her grand kids while they were on a mission.

We're glad to have you back Mom & Dad.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Cassie

Happy Birthday Cassie!!!

Cassie turned 2 on Saturday June 27th. I only have one picture from her birthday party because I was video taping the whole thing and forgot to take pics. The picture above is Cassie with a sleeve of Oreo cookies that Grandma Donna & Grandpa Kelly gave her after she told them about 100 times that she wanted cookies for her birthday. Cassie was sooooo spoiled by all of the family who were in Malad for Kurt's Grandmother's family reunion, thank you everyone for all of the presents!!! I think we should plan all of our children's birthdays around family events:) At first Cassie was a little timid at opening presents, but by the time she got near the end of her pile she was really getting into it. All we could do was laugh at her cute little ways and personality. We just can't wait to see how this little one is going make the "terrible twos" her own. I can just bet that this upcoming year will be lots of fun for the whole family. Cassie we love you and are so thankful to have you in our family.

Easton turned 4 months old on Cassie's birthday. We took him in for his well child check up and he is doing great.

  • Height = 25.5 inches 90%

  • Weight = 15 pounds 90%

  • Head Circumference = 42 cm 90%

We can't get enough of our Little E. He is soooo smiley and warms up to everyone. I absolutely LOVE the fact that he sleeps close to 10 hours a night and has for the past 6 weeks. He is definitely a trooper for dealing with the constant mauling from his older sisters and the hundreds of kisses he gets from me. I just can't believe how old he is and how fast time flies.

Here are a couple of pcitures I found of just Cassie and Easton together.