Friday, January 29, 2010

Learning, Learning, Learning.....

Here's what we learned this week:

We finished our study on some of the kings of Israel - Saul, David, Solomon, & Josiah
Verse for the week: Prov. 9:10 - "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the holy is understanding." (Mj enjoys singing the Patch the Pirate song that goes with this verse.)

More work with Bossy r, learned about cowboy gear and the jobs cowboys do, reviewed rules for using upper case letters.

Started Reader 1D. Read "Kate's Blue Dress," a folktale about being too busy, and "Rainy School Day."

Subtracting Double Digit equations

Mj using his unifix cubes to see how to subtract double digit equations.
Heritage Studies: We started a new chapter on schools then and now. Mj couldn't believe that Pilgrim children were homeschooled like he is.

Science - Studied Evaporation and Condensation.

Spanish - Review colors and numbers 1-20.

Jadyn's Tot School:

Reading Books
Playdough Fun
Shape Sorting
Computer Game - Ready for School Reading

Jadyn's first time playing a computer game. She loved it!

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Last night, Mj lost tooth #3. We may need to buy him dentures soon seeing how fast his teeth are coming out! =)

Pregnancy & Family Pics

A girl in our youth group, asked me if she could take pregnancy pictures of me for her portfolio. Of course, I said yes! I was excited to get some pregnancy pics and I knew she'd do a great job! We also did some family pics, too. Here's some of the pics! Thanks Anna!!! They look great!

Friday, January 22, 2010

What We Learned This Week

We've tried something new to keep Mj focused on his schoolwork. I set a timer and he has to beat the clock (and still have neat handwriting and coloring). Whatever time is left on the clock he gets to use to add to his 30 min. of wii. Quite the motivation!!

So what Mj learned this week:

We studied King Saul and David. Memorized I John 4:7 - "Beloved, let us love one another for love is of God, and everyone that loveth is born of God and knoweth God."

We talked about cowboys. Mj wrote a story about what it would be like to be a horse.
He learned about bossy R and how he makes the vowel say his name. ("ar" and "or")

Read a story about President Lincoln

Double Digit Addends

Heritage Studies:
We finished our chapter on settlements. We talked about Jamestown and Plymouth and why the settlers chose the areas they chose to build a settlement.

We began a chapter on Heat. We did an experiment. Mj had to melt an icecube and then freeze the water.

We reviewed the colors in Spanish

What Jadyn's been learning:
Coloring, Shape Sorting, Building Blocks, Putting together Unifix Cubes, and Playing with Mrs. Potato Head.
Of course, lots of books are involved, too! She loves to read.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Lost Tooth #2

Sunday night, Mj lost his 2nd tooth!!! He was pretty excited as you can see in the pic! He now has lost one bottom tooth and one top tooth! He's getting so big!!!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I LOVE Swagbucks!!!

Search & Win

I absolutely love swagbucks!! I paid very little for Christmas gifts cause I had earned lots of Amazon gift cards using my swagbucks!! I was just on the computer for 30 minutes and won 4 swagbucks!!! 45 swagbucks = a $5 Amazon gift card. You can easily make 45 swagbucks a month! That's a $5 Amazon gift card a month!!! Right now I have 68 swagbucks. I'm going for a higher reward for myself. We'll see what I decide to get, but I do have 2 Amazon gift cards that I have already earned since Christmas just sitting there waiting for me to use them! If you want to start earning swagbucks, click on the pic at the top of this post or my swidget on the side of my blog!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Find Coupon Blogs in Your Area

Bargain Briana has a great frugal map now to find local coupon blogs!!! Check out her Frugal Map! It's always helpful to find a blog who finds the deals for stores in your area. This will be a quick way to find them!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

$5 Rebate

Ok, so this just made my day!!!! I was looking through my rebate forms to see what I could use and found that I can get $5 rebate from SC Johnson for buying 3 ziploc bags!!!!!
Here's the link to print off your rebate form
It's good for Ziploc, Glade, Windex, Scrubbing Bubbles, Pledge, Shout, Fantastik, Drano, Raid, Off, Saran, and Nature's Source. The rebate is good through June 30, 2010 and you can send in 3 rebate forms per household! Woo Hoo!!!!

Stocking Up Before Gabe Gets Here!

What a great day for couponing!!!! Even though I'm incredibly sore from walking all over the place, it feels so good to get some bargains and stock up on things so I hopefully don't have to drag all 3 kiddos out right away!
Here are my deals!!
Kmart: General Mills Cereal is on sale 4/$6. I used 4 $1 coupons to get them for 50 cents a box!!!! Check, and for coupons.
Total OOP: $2
Total Savings:13.96. That's 87% Savings!!!!!!

Special K deal - If you buy 2 boxes of Special K (on sale $2.39 a piece) you got the Special K Fruit Crisps for free. I used a manufacturers coupon Buy 1 box of special K get another box free. Stacked that with a $1/2 Target coupon and a $.50 off Special K fruit crisps Target coupon to get quite the deal!!!
Stove Top Stuffing - I had a coupon to get a free box!
Ketchup - No coupon, but was in desperate need of ketchup! LOL
First Aid Kit - in travel section for $.97. I used a $1 off Johnson & Johnson First Aid coupon to make $.03 cents off of it!
Total OOP: $3.97
Total Savings: $11.43 (74% Savings)

Rite Aid: Huggies were on sale for $8.99
I used my 2 $5 coupons for Huggies for signing up for
Also, I received $1 SCR.
Total OOP: $7.98 (will be getting $1 back thanks to the SCR)
Total Savings: $17 (71% Savings)

Notice the newborn diapers for Gabe!!!!

CVS: Pantene was on sale 2/$6.97. I had a coupon for $3/2. I also used a $2ECB
Total OOP: $2.10 I received $2 ECBs so it's like I got both for $.10!!!!!

Bread and Jelly - no coupons just needed those!
Lenders Bagels $1.37 - used $1.50/2 coupon
Ziploc bags - $1.77 - used 2 $1/2 coupons
Beechnut Toddler Bowls $1 - used $1 coupon = FREE!!!!
Animal Crackers - $1 each - used $2/2 Nabisco coupon = FREE!!!!!!
Total OOP: $9.84
Total Savings: $6 (38% Savings)

Giant: (can you tell I'm stocking up - Look at all that yogurt! LOL)
Bananas - $.59/lb
Strawberries - B1G1
Potatoes - $1.99 for 5lb. bag
I used a $2 off $5 produce purchase from Giant (they sent it to me in an email. sign up for their emails. They send pretty good coupons sometimes)
Minute Rice - on sale $1.79 - I used $.50 coupon which was doubled
Frosted Mini Wheats Cereal on sale 3/$6 - used 2 $1.50/2 coupon
Stovetop Stuffing - I had a coupon for a free box
Ronzoni Pasta - on sale $1.19 - used 2 $1 coupons
Apple Juice on sale $1.25
Lil' Smokies - on sale 2/$5 - I used 2 $1/2 coupons (Bought these so I have a go to meal for the kids when Gabe comes.)
Coffeemate - on sale 3/$5 - used 2 $1 coupons
Yogurt - All the yogurt was on sale 2/$4 - I had a $1 coupon for each one.
Milk - $3.26 - I used a coupon for a free half gallon of chocolate milk if you buy 2 gallons of white milk.
Total OOP: $42.02
Total Savings: $42.39 (50% Savings)

I normally don't like to spend that much at Giant, but since I'm in stock up mode and really don't want to have to go shopping next week (unless there's something I can get free) I decided to spend a little extra this week.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Holidays are over - Back to school!

Mj to Mj's chagrin, school has started again and our break is over. I keep reminding him that in a couple of weeks he's going to get another big break with the new baby and Mj's birthday coming. He was a trooper this week and did well overall. Now that we're halfway through the year, things are getting harder and he's learning to take his time with his seatwork. Keep it up Mj!!!

Mj's canoe he made in Phonics class.

Mj and Jadyn made trumpets to walk around the city of Jericho in Bible class.

Jadyn tried to blow the trumpet with her nose.

Mj's loud trumpet blast!

The wigwam Mj made in Heritage Studies. It was not an easy task, but we did it!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Christmas 2009

New Christmas Pj's for Christmas Eve.

Jadyn's new baby doll. She's going to be a great big sis!

Aunt Lyd and Uncle Marcus got Mj an electric guitar.

Jadyn using her new vacuum from Papa Wise.

The candy house at Chocolate World! Delicious!!!!!!!
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