Saturday, May 30, 2009

Getting ready and saving money

Today we woke up early with the idea that we would go garage sale shopping. After getting the kids out of bed, pop-tarts in hand, we headed out the door. We got to the first "multi-family" sale only to be very disappointed. We drove by two to three more sales and saw nothing. We ended up following signs to Grandma Donna Phelps street. Our first "deal" came when we found a pack of 80 diapers unopened from grandma's next door neighbor. Total cost $1. We went across the street to another neighbor having a sale and scored a lot of baby stuff there and just down the street at another one. Thinking we were done and the car full we headed home. On the way home we stopped at a few more places. Our last stop was at a house of someone who has twin girls. For sale was matching cribs. The cribs will also convert to toddler beds. They were asking for $100 for one crib, when asked how much for both they said $175 almost worth it but...not impressed that much we decided to leave. Almost to the car they shouted $150 if we bought both. We pulled all of our money together including my birthday money, emergency reserves, etc and barely scrounged up $150. All in all it was a VERY successful morning. We found a lot of high ticket items that we will be needing for the twins at very low costs.

Picture of one of the cribs halfway set up. Looking online it looks like just one of these cribs retails at Babies'r'us for approx $310 on sale from $399.

List of items: 2 matching cribs,Graco Double stroller,booster carseat for Landon, 2 Graco infant carriers with bases, Boppy with hanging toy system, Bouncy/vibrating seat, Graco infant swing, 2 packs of unopened diapers and a few books for the kids.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Bike Parade

Today at school Cailyn got to participate in a bike parade. They decorated their bikes in red, white, and blue and rode them all around the school. She had sooo much fun doing it! Although we were a little embarrassed that her bike is so small for her. When did she grow so fast? After school we had a picnic at the park. It was such a beautiful day and it was so fun to spend it with my kids.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Daddy can do it all ....

My mom and dad got this book for Colby for his birthday and he's been reading it a lot lately. Today Cailyn was flipping through it and came to me and said, "Mommy, you don't have to do anything for the babies when they come. You can just take care of me and Landon cuz Daddy will do everything cuz now he knows how. Except when Daddy has to work, then you have to take care of everybody." :)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Waving Hello

One good thing about having twins is that they do an ultrasound at every appointment. Yesterday all we really got to see were the tops of our babies heads, but we were able to catch one of them moving its hand around. It was so cool to see at only 3 months how well defined the bone structure is and it was such a cool shot. Click on the picture for a larger image. Next month we find out what gender they are .... I can't wait!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day Tea

On Friday we had a Mother's Day Tea party at Cailyn's school. She'd been practicing her songs for a month and was so excited for this special day! We had so much fun and I just love Cailyn to pieces!!! She is growing up way to fast. :(

Big Boy Bed

We finally decided to put up Landon's bed. It sits quite high off the ground and I was so worried he would fall out! But so far so good. The first night he slept in it he was soooo excited! He got up out of bed a couple times, excited about his new found freedom. But then he finally fell asleep and has done perfect at night since then. He usually just plays in his bed for about 15-30 minutes, putting his dogs in and out of the cubby holes. But then he falls asleep no problem. What a sweetie! He is growing up way to fast!