Thursday, April 30, 2009

My fun trip!

Amber and I went to the Vera Bradley sale on Tuesday and had a blast. I bought a wallet to match my purse and an apron that matches as well! I have wanted one of the Vera aprons for years, and they finally started selling them to the public! I'm so excited. Hadley did great for Bryan's parents, and then did just fine when he came home too. I actually got home just in time to put her to bed, and I was glad I didn't miss that!
Now, the next big trip will be going to Bryan's old roomate's wedding on May 9th. Hadley doesn't sleep well in other places, so that might be a long night, but we'll hope for the best.

Here's Amber digging through the discard bin. You find the BEST stuff in there because everyone forgets to check them!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

It's almost May

Some of the cute thing's Hadley's been doing lately:
laying her head down on pillows and the couch and pretending to go night night!
Running to the door when we say it's time to go "bye bye"
getting super excited when she hears the bath water running!
Dancing to the music from the fridge farm!

So cute!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Vera Bradley

A few years ago Amber and I went to the Vera Bradley Extravaganza Sale. It was so fun! Now Amber works at a Vera Bradley store in Plainfield, and her boss gave her 2 tickets to the preview VIP day before it opens to the public!!! I'm so excited that she asked me to go with her. She's taking a 1/2 day off school and Bryan's mom is going to watch Hadley. And we'll have a girl's day road trip next Tuesday! Now, I can't buy anything, but I'm hoping that since it's a VIP day we might get a gift basket or something!! Hey, a girl can hope can't she! Just wanted to share my excitement!

Also, today at my ladies bible study Hadley had a fun time playing with our hostess's cat. She's never been around a cat, and they were fast friends. Either she was chasing the cat around and petting it, or the cat was chasing her and batting at her toys or her jacket. It was very funny, and it kept her busy the whole time. That would have been really nice if we'd actually done a study today, but we only chatted and picked our next study. I'm interested to see how she reacts when the rabbit comes home for the summer. (she's currently living in an art room at my Aunt's elementary school) I bet she'll have fun chasing the rabbit around the house! How Cute!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Squirrel Update

So Emily and I were doing some yard work today in the front yard when one of the babies ran up to us. I had removed some black plastic garden edging and it was playing in it. Then it decided to run at me and tried to climb my leg. It jumped at my leg like it would a tree trunk. So I tried corralling it to the trees in the back, but it's not scared of people. It tried climbing the garage doors before finally going beside the house. It ended up running under our air conditioner. The unit sits up on some cinder blocks and the squirrel ran up under it. So we just gave up and left it alone.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Baby Squirrel

So our neighbor got a surprise when a squirrel fell down their chimney. Turns out it was a mother squirrel who had made a nest in the top of the chimney and had two babies. So they called animal control who got all the squirrels out and let them loose outside. Well the babies are still real small and don't know to run away from people yet so we got a few pictures.

The baby and it's momma

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


This is for the Lafayette ladies because I told them I'd go get some deals today and I did. I'll come back later and post the numbers when Hadley is sleeping and I can think long enough to do math! But, here's the haul:

Let me preface this by saying I HATE mustard and it will all be going to a food pantry. I only bought it because it was free. But when I got there, not only was I getting it for free, at the end of each transaction, I got a $1 off your next order coupon as well! So, I made $4 from buying Mustard! I will be freezing all the butter to use as needed. Meijer doubles coupons up to .50, but only 2 of the same coupon will double in one transaction, so I did 4 transactions in order to get all my doubles. Here's the run down:

Paper Towel: $2.69 - $2 coupon = $.69
Chocolate Chips: $2.96 (on sale for $1.88) - $.75 coupon = $1.13
Blistex: $1.58 - $.35 coupon (doubles to .70) = $.88
Mustard: $2.78 (on sale for $1.00) - $.50 coupon(doubles to $1.00) = $0!!!
Butter: $2.44 (on sale for $1.33) - $.75 off 2 coupon = $.95
Pasta: $1.29 - $1 coupon = $.29
Dole: $1.00 - $.55 off 2 coupon = $.72
Campbells: $1.00 - $1.00 off 4 coupon and 2 $1.00 of 2 coupons = .25 a can

Before coupons and sales my total would have been: $105.36
I spent: $29.06
TOTAL SAVINGS OF: $76.30 or 72%

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Pointing things out!!

So Hadley can now point out some items in a book. Emily just started working on this last night and she already knows half a dozen items!! She is so smart!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Trip to Tractor Supply

We decided to take a trip to Tractor Supply in Plainfield to see the Easter Bunnies. They also had baby ducks. There were no chicks, but they're supposed to be in sometime in the next week so we may go back. Hadley liked waving and saying "HI" to the animals (her one and only word). But as soon as we picked one up and got them close to her, she freaked out and backed away. She also huggd all the stuffed animals they had. It was pouring rain when we were there, so we also bought an umbrella!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Here comes Peter Cottontail

These are going in Hadley's Easter Basket, but she won't remember that she already saw them. She wore them around the whole store while I shopped and I was so shocked that she didn't rip them right off! Yeah, how cute! What are some other ideas that everyone is doing for Easter baskets? Let me know!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Look at what I just made!

So, I made this for someone online. She sent me the yarn and paid me for my time, but her little one is about the same size as Hadley and she wanted to see pics before I sent it to her house, so I tried it on Hadley and it is SOO cute. The pictures came out so cute that I had to share. I'm going to make one just for Hadley now!

I particularly like this one, she looks like such a big girl walking around!

Here she's saying HI to the camera!


Look at my Sprouts! I'm going to have a variety of flowers as well as some tomatoes this year! I'm so excited, and I just wanted to share a picture of my tiny plants!