Friday, November 19, 2010

Thank You Shutterfly!

We just received our beautiful Christmas cards last night from Shutterfly. If you read in one of my earlier posts, I mentioned that mom and I had ordered our cards from them this year. Let me tell you, they did not disappoint! They're so cute :)

I think mom ended up saving over a hundred dollars on these cards...she ended up paying a little over $8 for shipping and that's it! What a deal! Please go to Shutterfly and make your own Christmas's worth it!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I can't believe my birthday is just around the corner. I'm going to be 2! This year has flown by...I think I'm going to celebrate with a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse themed party this year.
Did I tell you that Grandma Longley from Massachusetts is coming out to see me next week for
Thanksgiving? I am so stinkin' excited :) I made her something special for Christmas and I can't wait to see her in person to give it to her. Mom and dad are going to make a nice turkey dinner for grandma....homemade applesauce (great grandma Ward's recipe of course), mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, peanut butter cup pie, dinner rolls, name'll be there! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sesame Street Live

I had the BEST time today! Mom took me to see Sesame Street Live!!! She was nervous I'd freak out at seeing Elmo and Big Bird so up close and big and all that...but I. LOVED. IT! Mom took a ton of pictures on her phone but she hasn't figured out how to upload them onto her computer yet...when she does...she told me she'd post them so you could see how much I liked the show.

After that, mom took me out for pizza and then we played at the mall and bought a Christmas present for daddy. I was such a good boy!

Storytime is canceled tomorrow for Veteran's Day and Friday we have MOPS all morning. We'll be packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child (OCC). Have a good weekend!

Free Christmas Cards!!!

I am so stinkin' excited! Mom just got 50 Shutterfly Christmas cards for FREE! She saved $119.50 (all she had to pay for was shipping and handling for $8.61). Not bad huh? I'd show you a sneak peak of the card but mom said no way...'it has to be a surprise'!
All you have to do is follow this link Shutterfly and you can get yours for FREE too!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Miracle Blanket Deadline

For all of you bloggers out there who are interested in winning a Free Miracle Blanket...I am closing the voting at 9pm CST. The winner will be announced on the Miracle Blanket Facebook page tomorrow after 2pm CST.

Thanks! And good luck!

Another Great Deal!

I'm coupons. I just went to Summer Fresh here in town with a few more coupons that Nichole helped me find. Take a look at what I got :2 bags of lettuce, 2 air fresheners, 2 things of dental floss and a package of Jimmy Dean Sausage for $11.83 and you're never going to believe how much I got this one for...everyone I've said this to has guessed $2 but nope...I paid $0.16 for ALL OF THIS!!! I actually made money back on most of the products in this picture so I was able to bring down my overall cost by a ton. Thank you Nichole!

Coupons Are My New Best Friend!

My dear friend Nichole - has introduced me to the beautiful world of 'couponing'. Oh - this is Dylan's mom posting today by the way :) Dylan is in bed!
Anywho - I recently wrote an article about Nichole in Connection Magazine for the December issue...about how she saves her family money by coupon clipping. After interviewing her, I was so intrigued with the process that I decided to pay more attention to those Sunday paper coupons! BUT - the next time I went to Wal-Mart, I still didn't save much money and only had a few cents to show for it :( SO...I asked Nichole if she would come with me the next time I went and she said Yes! Look what happened when I got her one-on-one help!!!

You might not be able to see everything I got...but here's a run down: 2 boxes of Cheerios, 2 boxes of Cheese Nips, 2 boxes of V8 soup, 1 package of WW Jiffy Pop, 2 cans of soup, 2 packages of cheese, 2 chili mixes, 2 bags of lettuce, 1 box of spaghetti and 3 boxes of total came to $43.57 and I got all of this for...drumroll please...$7.77!!! Oh yeah...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Miracle Blanket Giveaway Contest!

I was just re-reading my posts from my earlier days here on Earth...and I can't believe what a bad sleeper I used to be? Granted, I did have GERD and possibly, and dad NEVER slept and I am not exaggerating. Anywho, I wrote a post back in January 2009...I was about 6 weeks old? And my grandma Longley came to visit me from Massachusetts. Mommy remembers this night like it was yesterday b/c it was the first night since I'd been born that I'd slept longer than an hour.
I slept for 5 hours that night. And all b/c grandma wrapped me up in this thing called the Miracle Blanket. Yep, that's what it was called. And man was it a miracle. It was the best sleep I'd ever gotten and I wore that thing until mom couldn't squeeze me into it any longer.
Whenever mom hears about other parents who's kids can't/won't sleep - she always suggests this Miracle Blanket.
Since this is mom's FAVORITE baby gift to give to new moms and dads...she's going to give one away for FREE to a new mom or dad out there who is expecting a baby and wants to try this thing out. I guarantee you (and mom's got my back on this one) that this. thing. is. for. real.
The person who posts a comment on my blog with the funniest reason as to why sleep is important to them (since the Miracle Blanket in turn will put your baby to sleep, meaning you will get sleep) will win the Miracle Blanket! And you must 'like' Miracle Blanket on Facebook as well as Twitter (if you have Twitter).
The only way you'll know if you won - is to track Miracle Blanket's Facebook page on Tuesday after 2pm CST and look for your name. If it's there - you won!

Good luck!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Shutterfly Christmas Cards

Yes. Mom is already getting ready for Christmas. She's already started our annual Christmas letter (this is only year 2 that she's done it). Anywho, if you know my mom, you know that she's crazy about me, taking pictures of me and well, anything to do with me. So, what could make her happier than taking my picture, putting it in a beautiful Shutterfly card with our holiday letter and sending it off to all of our family and friends? Nadda :) That makes her pretty happy.

Mom always has to get the perfect Christmas cards every year. She usually buys ours at Walmart because they're cheap. (Sorry mom, yes, I totally just called you out.) But she decided to get ours from Shutterfly this year because they are better quality and still affordable. She won't buy just a regular card though. They absolutely have to be Christmas photo cards.

Mom bought some photo cards from Shutterfly when I was a little bit younger. She was really impressed with how they came out - so, here we are! I can't wait to see what you all think when you get them in your mailbox this Christmas!

1st Haircut & New Addition

I forgot to tell you about my first haircut! I went with grandma Ruffing, dad and mom. I did really good! I sat in a choo choo train and watched a video. I didn't cry once...only when we left! Imagine that? The lady who cut my hair kind of had an attitude - so I could have done without that. But I did get to keep a few locks of hair and they took my picture for me. Check out my slicked back hair before the cutting began :)

We've also added an addition to our've all been asking for pics - so here they are! We love our new space. It's called a 4-seasons room.

Halloween! I look so cute!

Has it been that long? Since I've blogged? Too much time has gone by. Mom is finally getting around to posting pictures...geeze mom!?Aren't dad and I so cute together!? Here's some more pics for you to chew on :)