Friday, May 28, 2010

Learning to Ride Thier Bikes

From The Jackson Boys and ME


From The Jackson Boys and ME


From The Jackson Boys and ME


bry likes E's bike better, because he can firmly put his feet on the ground.  So that is the bike he has been using, he was getting use to his bike, but  then took a fall and now won't ride it.

i have a video but it didn't upload.. but these are pretty good

Thursday, May 27, 2010

This weeks shopping trip

So so far I have only gone to Super Valu.  I may go to CVS, it just depends, I have 5$ left after my trip to Super.

I spent 46
I saved 18
total value 64
total % saved 28%

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

iga

prairie farms ice cream 3.99

betty crocker suddenly salad .99

bi color sweet corn .25

kraft dressing 2$

nabisco ritz or wheat thins 2.50
$1/2 Nabisco Crackers, exp. 7-25-10 (SS 05/16/10)

kraft marshmellows 0.99

iga mac n cheese 3/.99

iga honey graham cereal 1.69

sweet baby rays .99
$1 off Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce, exp. 6-30-10 (SS 05/23/10)

van camps pork n beans .60

birds eye veggies 4/5$

super chill 2.50

yoplait 10/5$
$0.40/6 Yoplait Yogurt Cups, exp. 7-10-10 (SS 05/16/10)
$0.50/8 Yoplait Yogurt Cups, exp. 7-10-10 (SS 05/16/10)
$0.40/6 Yoplait Cups or Light Smoothies, exp. 6-19-10 (SS 04/25/10)

super valu

sweet baby rays  .95
$1 off Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce, exp. 6-30-10 (SS 05/23/10) 

Kraft Dressing 1.97
$0.55/1 Kraft Dressing, exp. 6-19-10 (SS 05/02/10)

Bar S franks .78

Peter Pan Peanut Butter 1.89

Ritz crackers 2.50

jays potato chips 1.66

chex mix, ghordetos, buggles 1.66

kraft cheese 1.95

blue bunny margerine .66

kraft cool whip .99

totino;s party pizza 1.50

5lb potatos 1.79

Monday, May 24, 2010

We Painted!!

B and E helping to prime the basement


 
basement room painted!

 
looking in from  the staircase



looking down the staircase


looking across the kitchen living room to the staircase


s painting

cookie baking

well since the boys (b and e) where grounded in the house after playing with water outside, I had to find something to do with them.  So we baked Cookies!!!


we made chocolate cookies with creamy peanut butter filling

these cookies are REALLY REALLY good.  I can't wait for S to try some.


here are some pictures. 

Not me Monday.. Jackson style

Mckmama- Not Me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to < target="_blank" href="http://www.mycharmingkids.net">her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

not much going on here.

how about I did not just let E have strawberry jam on apples for a snack this afternoon.  Nope I would not do anything like that now would I.

I have not grounded the boys (the older ones anyway) in the house, today, on a very nice day, albeit hot.  but in turn let them watch TV all afternoon. We all know that I do not let my kids watch that much TV.

gotta go a child just woke up from a nap

This weeks flylady

here we go lets try this again this week.  If you are interested in doing flylady then check her out at flylady.net


MASTER BATHROOM - DETAILED CLEANING
1. WASH RUGS
2. STRAIGHTEN UP MAKEUP
3. STRAIGHTEN DRAWER/CABINETS
4. CLEAN SHOWER STALL/DEMOLD
5. WASH SHOWER DOORS
MASTER BEDROOM - DETAILED CLEANING
1. POLISH FURNITURE
2. CLEAN OFF THE DESKS
3. CLEAN COBWEBS
4. WASH MATTRESS PAD/DUST RUFFLE
5. FLIP MATTRESS
6. EMPTY TRASH
7. WASH WINDOWS
8. CULL SOME BOOKS FROM BOOKCASE
9. STRAIGHTEN DRAWERS
10. CLEAN UNDER THE BED

CLOSET - DETAILED CLEANING
1. STRAIGHTEN THE TOP SHELVES
2. ARRANGE THE SHOES
3. TAKE SUITCASES TO BASEMENT
4. DUST SHOE BOOKCASE


and don't forget the house blessings, I am doing those right now.


Vacuum
Dust
Mop
Polish Mirrors and Doors
Purge magazines
Change Sheets
Empty all trash

Sunday, May 23, 2010

We Painted

Today we Painted the new room in the basement!!  It is so nice.  Next is the staircase.  Hopefully the bedroom soon, and the living room and the sunroom.. I am so excited.

I am also excited because I hope to get a table and make the sunroom/all season room into a dinning room with a bigger table.   Just need to find one fairly cheap!

I am so excited!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

School is for B

Today was B's last day of school. He is finished with Kindergarten, of course he does get to do it all over again next year. If you didn't know this, lets just say that B didn't quit learn or catch everything he needed to this year.

Holding B back had to be one of the hardest decisions S and I have ever made as his parents. I also think the hardest thing we have ever done is tell him that he would have to repeat Kindergarten. Needles to say their where tears all around.

Next year b will have a iep, and will have some extra help. He actually had lots of extra help this year also. We actually saw tons of improvement when their was a student teacher in the room. Seemed like he got lots of one on one when he needed it.

I really hope we made the right one... but as I have heard parenting isn't for the faint of heart right ( i think that quote is just for/about these kind of situations!)

Either way we are very thankful to B's teacher Mrs. L. She did a wonderful job of trying to help B. We also where very happy with Ms. B (the student teacher), and Mrs F, the title one teacher. WE thank them for all of their help and understanding.

We at home this summer plan to take a week off (per S) and then start in on at least a little educational stuff daily or almost daily. We don't want B to lose what he had learned. We will continue reading books all summer. I plan on looking into the library's summer reading program, i know they have one but I am unsure about the age requirements.

on to E

As for letters of the week. I am already slacking, we are on week two of the letter B, and i have only done one day this week. so we will do Letter B and maybe a review of A again next week!

On to N

N continues in Early Intervention.  Kim will actually be here tomorrow again.  Other than that he is doing great! 

So for the boys summer vacations starts tomorrow.  for S it starts Next Tues!  I am unsure if I am looking forward to everyone being at home or not.  It is so nice during the day when it is just me and the little boys, and although I enjoy it when S is home, I think sometimes I am lazier when he is home.  Also, I know the boys sometimes drive him nuts, at least a little anyway. But on the other side of that, we do lots of fun stuff during the summer months when we are all home and at least I won't be home by myself with three boys.

better go

Jessie

This Weeks FlyLady!


Bathroom Detailed Cleaning List
1. WASH AREA RUGS
2. SCRUB/WAX FLOOR
3. STRAIGHTEN DRAWERS/ CABINETS
4. CLEAN SHOWER STALL/ WAX (not the floor!)
5. WASH SHOWER DOOR
6. CLEAN MEDICINE CABINET
7. CLEAN SCALE
8. THROW AWAY EMPTY BOTTLES


Extra Bedroom Detailed Cleaning List
1. POLISH FURNITURE
2. STRAIGHTEN DRAWERS/ CLOSET
3. CLEAN COBWEBS
4. WASH MATTRESS PAD/ DUST RUG
5. FLIP MATTRESS
6. WASH CURTAINS
7. WASH WINDOWS
8. CLEAN WINDOW
9. CLEAN BATH TUB
10. CLEAN TOP OF SEWING MACHINE
11. STRAIGHTEN BOOKCASE
12. STRAIGHTEN COMPUTER DESK
13. CLEAN OUT THE CLOSET
14. PUT AWAY STRAY ITEMS
15. FERTILIZE PLANTS


Children's Bathroom Detailed Cleaning List
1. WASH AREA RUGS
2. SWEEP/ SCRUB/ WAX FLOOR
3. STRAIGHTEN DRAWERS/ CABINETS
4. CLEAN SHOWER/ TUB STALL
5. WASH SHOWER DOOR
6. SCRUB BATH TOYS
7. WASH DOWN OUTSIDE OF TOILET
8. THROW AWAY EMPTY BOTTLES


Children's Bedrooms Detailed Cleaning List
1. POLISH FURNITURE
2. STRAIGHTEN DRAWERS/ CLOSET
3. CLEAN COBWEBS
4. WASH MATTRESS PAD/ DUST RUG
5. FLIP MATTRESSES
6. WASH CURTAINS
7. CLEAN WINDOW
8. STRAIGHTEN TOY SHELVES
9. CLEAN UNDER THE BED
10. CLEAN OUT THE CLOSET
11. PUT AWAY STRAY ITEMS
12. SORT OUT-GROWN CLOTHES
13. VACUUM UNDER BED/ CLOSETS
14. DUST BASEBOARDS
15. CLEAN FINGERPRINTS OFF DOOR/ WALLS
16. REARRANGE VIDEOS/ GAMES/ BOOKS


Office Detailed Cleaning List
1. CLEAR OFF THE SURFACE OF YOUR DESK
2. THROW AWAY PENS THAT DON'T WORK
3. SHARPEN PENCILS
4. THROW OUT ALL THE TRASH
5. PUT ITEMS TO KEEP IN A PENDING FILE FOR WED (desk
day)
6. DO NOT STOP TO PAY BILLS
7. STRAIGHTEN ONE DRAWER AT A TIME
8. TOSS OUT OLD RECEIPTS FROM OVER 7 YEARS
9. CLEAN OFF THE MONITOR SCREEN
10. FILL PRINTER CADDY WITH PAPER
11. ESTABLISH A PLACE FOR CURRENT BILLS
12. VACUUM UNDER DESK AND THE WHOLE ROOM
13. DUST FURNITURE
14. CLEAN WINDOWS
15. REMOVE COBWEBS
16. CHECK SUPPLIES OF PAPER AND PRINTER CARTRIDGES
STAMPS AND ENVELOPES
Laundry Room Detailed Cleaning List
1. WIPE DOWN THE TOP OF THE WASHER AND DRYER
2. CLEAN THE GUNK FROM UNDER THE WASHER LID
3. THROW OUT EMPTY BOTTLES AND BOXES
4. EMPTY THE GARBAGE CAN
5. CHECK SUPPLIES OF LAUNDRY DETERGENT, SOFTENER,
SPOT REMOVER
6. SWEEP AND MOP THE FLOOR
7. REMOVE THE COBWEBS
8. PUT AWAY ALL CLOTHES
9. LOOK BEHIND APPLIANCES FOR ODD SOCKS

just read this, and i loved it

Sunday, May 16, 2010

CVS!!!

I finally got my butt back up to CVS, and it was a Great trip.  I got

1 herbal Essance conditioner  2.99   (saved 1.30)
1 lady speed stick stain gaurd 2.99   (saved .50)
1 razor   6.99

coupons

.75/1 speed stick
1$/1 herbal essence

Earned ECB
2.00 ecb for conditioner
2.00 ECB for speed stick
6.99 ECB for razor

spent 9$ in ECB


Total spent 2.00
Total saved 13.00
total value   15.00
total % saved 87%

I really need to keep up with going to CVS, it is where I get my best savings.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

CVS deals

have you checked out CVS deals at Surviving The Stores

if you haven't go here

you can also check out dealseekingmom, and Couponing101 for the same deals!

I hope to get to CVS this week, I have been very neglectful

Weekly spending

I know I haven't been around for a while.  I have been slacking.  I don't even think I put in last weeks spending, and I have lost my receipts, so I think I will just skip it.

This week I only went to Super Valu, I also limited my self to 50$ cash. 

I spent 50$
I saved 20$
Total Value  70$
total percentage 29%

I also lately have not been to CVS.  It has probally been 3 or 4 weeks.  So sad, I think their have been some good deals.  But all we can do is go forward from here, right!

Monday, May 10, 2010

letter of the week

LETTER B

This week we are looking at letter B.

here is where I am getting my idea's from  letter of the week

I love these letter printable from fisher-price.com

I also really like DLTK kids .com


we are not doing this totally by the book.  Really we are doing it here and their.  But I am trying to be consistent with it!

flylady


ok people it is monday and that means flylady time.  Lets start with the house blessings here they are

FlyLady sets her timer for 10 minutes to work on each of 7 tasks:

Vacuum
Dust
Mop
Polish Mirrors and Doors
Purge magazines
Change Sheets
Empty all trash


this week according to flylady we are working on the kitchen

ZONE 2

KITCHEN: DETAIL CLEANING LIST

1. EMPTY REFG/CLEAN THOROUGHLY
2. CLEAN MICROWAVE INSIDE AND OUT
3. CLEAN STOVE/OVEN
4. WASH CANISTER/KNICK-KNACKS
5. STRAIGHTEN DRAWERS/CUPBOARDS
6. WIPE FINGERPRINTS OFF WALLS
7. WASH INSIDE WINDOWS
8. CLEAN FAN/VENT-A-HOOD FILTERS AND HOOD
9. SCRUB DOWN CABINET FRONTS (only a few at a time)
10. CLEAN LIGHT DEFUSING BOWLS(GLASS GLOBES OVER
LIGHT BULBS)
11. CLEAN UNDER SINK/THROW AWAY OLD RAGS
12. CLEAN PET DISHES

Now if you have never heard of the flylady, go check her out at www.flylady.net.   If you think you are interested in flying with the fly lady go check out how to get started.  Then just come back here, and let me know,, maybe we can fly or flitter together!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Free Range, Mean Girls, and Mom worries

ug who thought their was so much going on when your child turned 6.  Today B was aloud to go farther than just our street, he went by himself to the cul-d-sac behind us.  My goal is to really be more free range than not.  (if you don't know what free range is google it.. Hint:  remember the mom who got so much flack for letting her 9 year old, i think, ride the subway home.  I thought I was doing well with just letting him go down the street, but apparently that isn't really good enough when you are trying to keep up with the other kids in the neighborhood.  So today he went around the block, kind of.  Well actually he went farther, and was then informed that he wasn't aloud to go down the other street that far.

Girls:  I AM SO GLAD I DON'T HAVE GIRLS!!!  B and E play frequently with a little neighborhood girl, L, and her sister.  Both of these girls are  older than B.  L is 7 and her sister is 10 or so.  They frequently play with my boys, they have had some issues with other neighborhood kids.  This is fine, they have always been very nice.  Well today, the neighborhood girl whom they had problems with and a new neighbor was over at their house.  I had encouraged B to go play, He kind of stood back (shy boy) and then went for it.. they started screatching about getting away from B and started to ride off on their bikes he ran after them (b's bike has a flat tire and is grounded)  I hollared at B to come back, that appartently the girls didn't want to play.  (I really was thinking of Banning L from my house, why is it ok to play with my child, when no one else will play with you, but then to ostrigize him when the bully girls will play with you.  Well eventually b started running around (i thought they where kind of including him) he was following the new neighborhoood Girl as she rode her bike, she and J (who i have always thought was a MEAN girl) decided to try to go down Koch lane so he wouldn't follow them, or i guess thinking he wouldn't, who knows what they thought (they are under 10)  B did follow them, and S went after him (i was worried when I didn't see him come right back) .  By the way,  J when b was younger(around 2), would come over and play usually with another neighborhood girl they where about 4, even back then b was a monster and they would run from him...

who knew their is so much stuff to worry about.  school, friends, and the list just goes on and on.

now if anyone has any advice how to deal with some mean neighborhood girls, please let me know?

S thinks he just needs to figure out not to hang out with people who don't respect you..how do you teach that to a 6 year old?

p.s. i think i am more upset about this than B, after all he is a boy.

Monday, May 3, 2010

IGA

IGA

yoplait yogurt .50
$0.50/6 Yoplait Cups or Light Smoothie printable
$0.50/6 Yoplait Cups or Light Smoothie printable

Jacks Pizza 2.50

Banquet Entree's .88

Capri Sun  2$

juicy juice 2$

select north star products .99

IGA garlic toast 1.50

3 DAY SALE  may 6,7,8th

Dorito's 1.88

Xtra laundry Detergent 1.49

IGA whole milk 2$

Prairie farms ice cream 1/2 gallon 1.98

that is what i saw.. thier maybe something else that you may like just check out the link

Sunday, May 2, 2010

B's Birthday Party

















We had a great day today.  Today we had B's 6th Birthday Party (he turns 6 on May 4th).  We are thankful to all of our family and friends who joined us to celebrate.


the sport cupcakes





















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