Monday, March 23, 2009

Twins- 3 months

On March 19th, the twins turned 3 months old. I have a goal to write them a letter each month. Here are their letters for this month.

Dear Macky,
You are such a sweet boy! Thinking of how sweet you are really makes me smile. I love seeing your toothless grin and wide smile. Your creamy dark brown skin is so beautiful and I truly love you. This month you have learned to hold your paci in your mouth for much longer periods. I love that because I don't have to rush to your room as often to give you your beloved paci. You have a very high pitched cry and sometimes sound like a squealing pig (albeit a very cute little pig)! You are very easy going and laid back. Nothing really bothers you which is great since your sisters can be a little more demanding. I think you are being a gentleman and letting the ladies go first! When I change your diaper, I sing to you..."Macky Boy, Macky Boy, I love my Macky Wacky Boy! I love my Macky, I love my Macky, I love my Macky Wacky Boy!" When I sing, you shoot me that winning grin that melts my heart! The day before you turned 3 months, you rolled over from your stomach to your back. I was so impressed. I sent text messages to Daddy and close friends and family. You did it two times in a row. I ran to get the camera and when I came back, you wouldn't do it anymore...oh well. You can also push up on your arms to hold your head up and look around. You love the swing and watching the mobile that's attached to it. Halley adores you and enjoys hugging and kissing you. At your last Dr's appointment you were only 1/2 lb behind Mariah. You are catching up to your big sister!
Macky, I love you,

Dear Rae Rae,
You are such a delight and joy! Your facial expressions make me laugh. I love your round, puffy cheeks and toothless grin. Your thighs are pleasantly plump with rolls of fat. I like to say that you have 4 rolls of sexy bread on each leg! You are quite demanding and will scream until you get your way. Unlike your brother who takes a paci to go to sleep, you typically cry for 5-7 minutes and then go to sleep. You have been sleeping through the night since you were 8 weeks old. You look like such a big girl laying on your stomach peacefully asleep in your bed. You have started to laugh and coo, and it sounds so cute. Rae Rae, you are a very good nurser and sometimes help Macky at meal times. Macky gets upset when the milk doesn't come down fast enough, so sometimes I put him on the breast that you were on so that he can get what he wants. In that way, you are being a big sister to him and helping him with his meals! What a sweet girl you are. This month I started dressing you in some of Halley's baby clothes. It has brought back so many fond memories of Halley. You look just like her and sometimes I tell you that I had the same child twice. The only difference between the two of you is that your hair is curlier and you don't have a dimple. I hope that you two will be very close to each other. Even as I write this letter, Halley is "reading" to cute!
Rae Rae, I love you,

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Wheelin' and Dealin' at Walgreen's

There's a hot new coupon out for $5 off a Huggies gentle care product. The wipes that I bought say gentle care and therefore qualify for the deal even though they are priced at $3. I used 2 coupons and got "paid" to purchase the items. I used the overage to buy some much needed boxes of tissue. I wanted to use the q on diapers, but of course they were out of stock. Anyway, I got all of this stuff for $1.61.

CVS Superstars

Since having the twins, I've put couponing on the back burner. Since my parents are here for the weekend, I had some time to get back to the savings. Here is what I purchased at CVS.

Huggies Pull-ups on sale for $9.88 reg. price $12.99
4 Johnson's Buddies soaps $4.76

Total $15.81

Qs used:
-$3/$15 CVS q sent via email
-$2 Huggies pull-ups
-2 $2/2 Johnson's Buddies

Total OOP $6.81

Savings of 62%!
What a great trip!

For more CVS deals, check out the Centsible Sawyer's CVS Superstars

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Jesus Saves!

I love this song. The first time I heard it, I'll know which part elicited this response when you get there!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

My Firstborn

Halley is growing so much. It's hard to believe what a big girl she is. Some of her favorite things to do are reading, playing with dolls, pushing her stroller, buckling herself in her carseat, changing her clothes, taking baths, helping with the babies, kissing the babies, wrestling her dad, and helping me with chores around the house. She can be so sweet but also a huge challenge. She is potty trained and uses the phrase, "I gotta hotty (potty)" as an excuse to get out the bed! It's so sweet to see her interact with the babies. In the morning she comes in the babies' room while I'm nursing and gives each of them a hug and a kiss. When I put them in the swing or baby chair she likes to buckle them in. This past weekend she went to a skating birthday party. For fun, I put a pair of skates on her. After helping her skate on the carpet for a little while, she was ready to be on her own. She did really well balancing and walking with the skates on. My baby is really growing up.