Monday, February 28, 2011

Going to the Movies Cheap!!

Since having kids, Justin & I don't go to the movies much. Every once in a while the two of us will go but that usually only happens when we are visiting family. All of our family live out of town & movie prices are so high so we hardly go.

There is a drive in theater about 5 miles from our house. It costs $5 per adult and kids under 3 are free. 3 and up are $2 per child. This is how we normally go to the movies. For $10, the whole family can load up in the mini van (in our pjs) & I can make our own popcorn & other snacks. Most of the time the movies don't start until 7-8pm so the kids fall asleep.

The Living Social deal today is half price for the drive in!! I bought mine this morning!! The next time we go to the movies, it will only cost $5!!! You can't beat that! :)

I also was able to score a deal on Groupon...$1 for 3 Red Box movie rentals! We rent movies from Red Box all the time so this deal is great for us!! I also purchase the deal through so I got 80 swagbucks for my purchase!! Woo Hoo, great day in savings!!!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Night Trip

Sorry, I have not been good about posting all my deals!!

Justin is working late tonight. I needed to go out & get my newspapers for today so the kids & I went out for a bit. We stopped first at CVS for 3 papers. I also got chocolate pudding (I know...bad Mommy but it will be a fun summertime snack)...I got 4 four packs of Snack Packs for $1.78.

We next went to Walgreens where I scored some freebies! I got 3 Vicks cough drops & 3 Puffs for $0 plus $.03 money maker!! :) I was going to be good & get V05 shampoo (on sale for $.79) & get my $.03 off of that but the kids & I went down the Easter candy aisle & opted for jelly beans instead. Again, bad Mommy! Oh well! :)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

1st T-Ball Practice

David had his first t-ball practice this morning. This was David's first time playing baseball with other kids & people (besides his family). He had a blast!


Running Bases

Grace Watching Big Brother Practice

Telling Grandpa & Nanny all about practice on the phone!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Stock Pile Room

Justin cleaned & organized the closet under the stairs today. With all my grocery savings & stock piling, I needed a place to store everything!
Under the stairs, I have shelves that hold laundry detergent, cleaning supplies & canned food.
My Mom's friend gave me the idea to put medicine in boxes on the top shelve in our bedroom closet. With the kids running around, we don't want any chance of them getting into anything! I have separate boxes for all my items (medicine, shampoo & conditioner, deodarent, etc) labeled on the top shelf of my bedroom closet.

(The yellow diaper box is the box I am keeping all the scarves for the church ministry)

I still have the pantry in the kitchen. I have all food in there. I have some cans on the floor that I know I will need soon. I have all my boxes of pasta & rice, etc in there also.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

For Valentine's Day, I took the kids to the Birmingham Zoo. We walked around a little bit & played on the playground.

For dinner, I made a heart shaped themed dinner.

Heart Shaped Meatloaf

Homemade Bread

Heart Shaped Butter

Red Velvet Cupcakes

The Spread

We LOVE Cupcakes!

The day after Valentine's Day, the kids had a party at their MMO.

David wearing the tie Mrs. Handy made for him. He is holding the balloon Daddy gave him for Valentine's Day.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Daddy Daughter Dance

Justin & Grace went to their first Daddy Daughter Dance at our church. Justin took his girl to dinner at Chick-Fil-A before & then they danced the night away.

Beautiful Grace!

Daddy & Gracie

Pretty Girl!

Dinner Date at Chick-Fil-A


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Groundhog's Day

Happy Groundhog's Day!
We went to the Birmingham Zoo & met Birmingham Bill!