Ethen's 6th Birthday

We spent his birthday with 3 friends at Chuck-E-Cheese.


Lowe's has an awesome program every other saturday where the kids can go and build a project with "a real hammer and nails" as Nait puts it.
This is their first project, a golf putting green. When we got there they gave each child an apron and goggles to keep, and when they completed their project, they got a patch to sew (mom fabric glued ;) on their aprons. This summer we have made a treasure chest, pirate ship, drum, school bus, paddle boat and a helicopter. We were happy to find out that they do this throughout the year. It is a great Saturday activity with the boys!

Ethen's Last Day of School

Can't believe a year of school has gone by (can't believe summer is over and we are in a new school year!)
Ethen really loved Kindergarten.

He loved his teacher Ms. Purser.

He loved his friends.

He learned to love to read and loves numbers (he is so a math child, I am in trouble ;)

But, he is more excited about the end of school because that means he will be in 1st grade and get to have "hot lunch" at school.


What Nait Does at T-Ball Games

Flip Flop Battles

Ethen and T-Ball

T-ball lasted just over a month and a half. I wasn't sure how Ethen would do after our soccer debacle, but he insisted he wanted to play so we paid the money with the understanding that the money would come out of his new bike fund if he refused to play.
Thankfully it didn't come even close to that. He LOVED every minute of it. Even the practices. He had games on Tuesdays and Thursdays and then practices on Saturday afternoons and wished he had more (we were grateful he didn't, and it scares me to think of having 3 boys in sports!)
He was a lot of fun to watch, but hey it was t-ball. BUT it made me very excited for the prospects of little league, and I hope at least one of my boys stays interested long enough for that!
On a side note, Ethen's uncle Alex is serving a mission in England. Uncle Alex's very favorite sport is Baseball, his very favorite team is the Yankees and his number was always #3. Ethen was very excited to learn that he was on Uncle Alex's favorite team and that he got to be his number also!


My Deals for Today.....

So a little while ago Matt and I went to a class to learn how to use coupons. I was VERY skeptical. I didn't want to spend my Sunday evenings "clipping" coupons, and then my shopping day sifting though coupons to find what I needed. So I went with a BAD attitude!

Let me just tell you that I was convinced! And today, I am even more convinced! Look at what I bought today:

9 Small Boxes of Jello

11 Packages of Crystal Light On The Go Drink Mixes

3 Bottles of Kraft BBQ Sauce

5 20 oz Bottles of Vitamin Water

5 Febreze Noticables Starter Kits

4 Jars of Salsa

Total price: 70.14

WHAT I SPENT: 27.46!!!!!

Definately worth the class time. Questions? Let me know! I will gladly share the wealth of info!

I was also thinking about hosting a class at my place.....Let me know if you are interested.

Happy Birthday To Matt!

The boys went on the Father and Sons outing on Friday Night and then Matt spent his birthday fixin up stuff around the yard. Saturdays around here are just as crazy as the rest of the week!
So finally at 7:30 we took dad to dinner for his birthday. We went to Cafe' Sabor.
When we got seated the whole staff went to another table and sang a birthday song for someone there, and THEN made them wear a silly hat. Ethen was determined to have his dad wear the hat. So when Matt took Nait to the bathroom Ethen snagged the waiter and told him it was his Dad's birthday and he needed to wear the hat.
Matt was a good sport!

Hey, it was worth it for the FREE dessert!

On Sunday we had Steve and Melissa over for my very first homemade Ice Cream Cake

Don't know if I will be making another one anytime soon, but it worked, and tasted great!

Happy Birthday Babe! Love Ya!