Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My soccer star

This year Ethan played Soccer for the first time. It wasn't your regular soccer league or anything, just a training type. The kids had a few practices and then scrimmaged other teams from the same rec center. Because of the rain they played on the hardtop for most games, which obviously isn't the best place to play soccer.

The first scrimmage he played he had never even been to practice, so he had really no idea what to do and he kinda just stood way back from everyone else. Fast forward a few games and add in a bit of confidence, he was playing goalie and would not let the ball be very far from him at any given time. he turned into a great little player pretty quick. The last game they played he even scored his first goal!!!

But sadly since I was poorly informed about paying for the end of the season shindig and trophies Ethan didn't get a trophy=( I felt so bad, so my husband is going to go up to the corner where they sell and make sports trophies
and where they probably made the ones for our rec center since they are the only right around the corner and been in this city for many years. So hopefully my little soccer star gets a trophy soon.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I get an email newsletter from Love and Logic. This was in the email today about socializing our kids. I don't feel I am very social, unless I really know you. This helps me and I would love to teach my kids the following as well:

Most of this teaching should take place in the classroom of real world experience. That is, at the very moment our children are interacting with others. Listed below are just a few of the things we ought to expect our children to do:
  • Shake people's hands and look into their eyes.
  • Smile.
  • Say "hello."
  • Say "thank you" when complimented.
  • Say "please."
  • Say "goodbye" and wish people well.
Do you have any other tips on socializing kids?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


I think I want to try Zumba. I think I'd be too shy to do it at the gym! I've seen these ladies moving it there and I'm not sure I could do it. I'm a white girl, and white girls cant dance...most of us anyway...haha. Ive been thinking about getting wii zumba , my sister in law has it for PlayStation and the other has it for XBOX 360. I should probably go do it with them, but I might even be too embarrassed to do it in front of them...Im actually not sure I could do it in front of the kids or my husband. I might just need a glass or 2 of wine before I try. I'm not sure why I'm so shy. I should just let loose and have fun!

Have you tried it? How hard is it?

Thursday, June 02, 2011

I LOVE them

I love, love, love coupons. They are like paper money! Seriously. If you use them right you will save a TON of money. I am not an extreme couponer, although that would be fun (and I'd give it all away, not hoard it.) But I do use coupons for everything I can.

Ive kept track over the last few years and have saved about $700 each year. And I'm sure I forgot to write down some. I use them mainly on food items at grocery stores and pharmacies (CVS, Walgreens etc). I need to get better at looking for restaurant coupons and retail coupons before we leave the house and plan our outings according to coupons. I'm loving the group coupon sites for getting great deals for family outings. I have even been passing off lowe’s coupons
to my husband. He has actually been using them...YAY. I've been seeing a lot more Lowe's coupons coming through in the mail and that makes me happy! Becasue we WILL use them.

And I am currently watching Extreme Couponing on Im a dork, but that is ok!!