Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Saige Is Too Cool

My 15 month old Saige is too cool to be a baby.

She's too cool for the baby swing.

She's too cool to go slow on the tire swing.

She's too cool to play on outdoor equipment that is safe for babies.

She's too cool to sit in her high chair.

She's too cool to be the baby in the family, she is gladly passing that title along to cousin Gianna.

She's too cool to grow up slow. Expect your invitation to her High School graduation party in about a day or two.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Foam Soap = Money Saver

Foam Soap = Money Saver? I know what you are thinking. "The soap in the foam pump bottle is more expensive at the store than the regular pump soap, and you go through it in half the time." True. Another quick fact about these foam soaps is that most of the liquid in the bottle is water (and cleans your hands just as well). So how is this a money saver?

1. Keep the bottle and rinse it out.
2. Buy (or make!) liquid hand soap to refill the bottle. (Try to stay clear of the soaps with moisturizer in them).
3. Pour about an inch of soap into the foam bottle.
4. Fill the rest with water and mix (with a knife or by tilting side to side).
5. Wash hands.

If I buy the 7.5 oz softsoap for a $1, I can probably get about 5 foam pumps out of it, making each refill $0.20.

I recently made my own hand soap as part of the Real Crunchy Summer that I am participating in. I still had some store bought soap to get rid of, and tried the foam soap with that, but I am excited to try my homemade soap with it. It will make each bottle around $0.04 if I use the homemade soap. (To read about how I made my hand soap, click here)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Summer: Week 2 Highlights

Our week started with a BBQ at Joann and Jason's house where we got to spend some much needed time with many of our Church family and friends. Joann showed me that you can peel a watermelon (with a knife).

On Tuesday, Caura, Aubree, and I went to the $1 10am movie at United Artist Theater in Sewell. We saw Yogi Bear.

Barrington had their 4th of July parade and fireworks on Tuesday night. We watched the parade, then stood out front of my Mom's neighbors house to see the fireworks.

Poppy drove his '31 Model A pick-up in the parade, and Mom, (cousin) Jessica, Me, Danny, My girls, and Luci watched and collected candy.

On Wednesday, we visited Nanny, Grandpop, Julie, and Ava who were vacationing in Ocean City. It was Saige's first time on the beach, and she was a fan.

On Friday, we went to Adventure Aquarium with new friends.

Saturday was a scorcher and Caura and Aubree spent at least 6 hours in the pool! We were so proud of Caura because she can confidently swim in the deep end.

We had a great week!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Moms N Tots 2012

Every year during the last week of June, my girls and I go to Mom 'N Tots camp at Camp Hebron in Halifax, PA. We had so much fun!

We went creek stomping.

We went boating.

We swam.

We made crafts.

Caura was old enough to ride the horses!

We enjoyed a fiesta theme.

We spent time with lots of friends, including 10 "Haluwasa" Moms and our 27 children.

We bonded.

Aubree funny for the week: "Mommy, I can feed God! He can eat what I eat because He's in me!"