Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sweet Fall Days

Chris took Levi to the deer lease this weekend for some exploring and fun before hunting season actually starts. They left really early this morning. Kaytee is working at a cheer clinic fro little girls all day. Ahren went with me to give a guest lecture at the local community college and then we have been playing and relaxing. He was a perfect angel while I talked, sitting quietly for over an hour and playing his handheld game system and eating snacks. Oh, and FLIRTING with girls in the class. He was a huge hit!

Last week I was on my way home from dropping Levi at school when I saw something on the side of the road. i stopped to get a closer look and found a gigantic turtle. His (her?) shell measured almost 14 inches long front to back. I picked him up and put him in my van and hurried home. I was pretty sure he was an aquatic turtle so I took him out to the pond and set him on the grassy edge. Sure enough, he poked his head out of his shell, and then scrambled into the water. We see him every now and then, floating in the middle. He joins out other 2 turtles, but is by far the largest one.

What better way to spend a lazy weekend morning than snuggled on the couch watching a movie in 3 D. 
I found the best dessert ever. Very sweet and totally yummy too. I call it "Boyz in Bowlz". Don't you just want to eat them up? (Seriously, I have no clue why they thought this was such fun, but no bowls were harmed in the adventure so why not???)
Ahren, show me a smile. Ahren, smile? Come on sweetie, just a little smile? Please? Oh well, at least you aren't making that bizarre pained-looking fake grin! (He smiled as soon as I snapped the picture.....)
I love bargains. Especially really good bargains on really good quality kid's stuff. This summer I caught a big sale at Gymboree and got a lot of school clothes and dress up clothes for the boys. I earned something they call Gym Bucks, which I had never used before. My thoughts being, hey, I just bought everything I needed so why should I come back in two months to spend more money just to use this? By chance, I happened to look on-line during the period you could redeem them and I found a bunch of stuff in the clearance section that I could stock up on. I worked it so I just barely used all my coupons, didn't have to pay shipping and got the most bang for my buck. 

So here is my booty, 10 pairs of underwear (next size for both boys) 16 pairs socks, 1 pair dress pants (Ahren), two sweaters and three heavy rugby shirts. My cost? $109.00 These are clothes that can last. The shirts and sweaters will probably get 3 years of use. They are a bit big on Levi now and Ahren can grow into them. The underwear and socks hold up better than the ones I usually buy so we will get probably a year of wear for both boys. Besides, they have such cute stuff!!!


Leah and Maya said...

Kids have the best imagination for what is fun at the moment! Taht turtle is awesome! I am jealous what a neat find.

Recovering Noah said...

We bought all the kids clothes from Gymboree this year, too. I didn't realize they run a bit big, so the kids should be able to wear them next year (and maybe the next year), too. Score!

P.S. Gotta love those Gymbo sales!