Wednesday, January 29, 2014

spending and more spending

He ran up to me and said "Mommy I so pretty!"(Kai-Li did his makeup) I took a picture and showed him how pretty he was, he still thought he looked pretty. LOL
I feel like I am spending so much money recently! First all new clothes for the kids and shoes backpacks etc.

Then Gymnastics and ballet is starting up again and there are the registration fees etc to pay.

We bought a "new" van and put a down payment plus paid taxes and registration fees as well as new insurance.

Then everything broke last month, microwave, DVD player etc. We put all new brakes and did an engine flush on our Honda Pilot.

Now Jasmine is turning 8 next month and I decided to get her a laptop since she has been begging for one forever and I think she is finally old enough to have one. I got a good deal on it, but still.......

I feel like I keep working and seem to have nothing really extra to show for it! I guess all the things are extra, but I really haven;t saved up anything this summer! I hope I can stop the spending for a while and save. But since we plan on going to Florida this winter something tells me if I do save anything it will be going toward the trip. I am estimating that for all of us it is going to be about 6,000...ouch! That is a high estimation, but I don't want to be under. Unfortunately Bailey will be three when we go, so he can't fly for free. But Naomi will.

I have been working four days a week now, with three days off in a row. It's nice to have those days off.

So excited for next weekend!

Next Saturday my family will be coming over to visit us. We're going to hold a huge party with balloons and cake! The kids are going to love it.

I literally cannot wait for my mother and father to come back. I haven't seen them in ages. The thought makes me so nervous and excited... After that I'll probably have Ben come over to take the kids to see a movie.

Has anybody seen the new Catching Fire movie? I believe it's still showing in the cinemas.

Happy 7th Bailey!!

Time sure flies when you're having fun! My baby boy is 7! How did that happen?  We had our usual home bound birthday and we all made his no bake cheese cakes he wanted...we may have made too many because we made 4 and still have two left...even though Jaden came home from his Dad's house and polished off quite a bit of one!  Bailey got more Skylander's (video game accessories) and a new Lego video game. Surprisingly he is not that into gaming, thank goodness, at his age we could not pry Jaden away. But he does enjoy playing for 15 minute spurts unless of course his sisters play Minecraft with him then I have to kick them off. I honestly do not get that game,  but I like it...doesn't have any violence and seems creative.
We had a wonderful Christmas as well.
Oh and here is Jaden turning 14!!! Now I feel REALLY old! ;) and yes he still loves gaming, but is doing really well now with an EIP in place and is growing up so fast it's crazy.

The above are a few pictures from Christmas. :)
So many things have happened since I last updated. Naomi turned 5, Jaden is 14! I can't even believe that one. Jaden grew about 9 inches since his last birthday and has a manly voice now, it's crazy how quickly they grow up. My Business is  growing and keeps me very very busy, I am so blessed with wonderful customers and just such a great network of friends making it very successful. of course when you are breeding dogs it's hand to mouth pretty much! And food and vet bills make for very little profit, BUT and this is huge, they are finally paying for themselves and I am not spending anything out of pocket anymore which is awesome. I honestly love what I do and it is not for everyone I am sure, but I feel it's my calling. Everyday I get a phone call from someone who has lost their best friend and needs that void filled, and I get to do that for them! It feel great!
Little Kobe is such a little fire cracker, he is so quick witted and smart, and get this NOT shy....he will talk to anyone and everyone, and I wonder if it has to do with us having strangers in our house quite often now! LOL. Love that little guy he is such a blessing.
Kai-li has been chosen to be a role model at school in an in school program for kids who are lacking in social skills. It is so funny because not long ago (preschool) Kai-Li refuse to speak to anyone or her teachers and now here she is showing children who are just like she used to be how to make friends and be more social.
Jasmine is still my beauty queen, she is so well liked and so opposite of me it's crazy. She is always stylish and knows everyone, not shy of adults and has everyone wrapped around her finger. Not at all awkward and shy like I was at 12...oh boy is she even mine?
Bailey is as usual my little bad boy, he is neck and neck with Naomi in height and weight and still in size 5. But When I look at Jaden I know that there is hope he may grow as Jaden was also the same size at the same age. Bailey has that little man syndrome though....LOL
I think I have covered everyone...
Me I am just sick sick sick, I just want to start feeling better and not wasting so much food! Gi Jye is at the store right now grocery shopping and I gave him very little direction except for "Make sure it's something I don't need to cook.." LOL I am awful right now, but it will end soon...right? right? LOL
We are having another baby due June 21, 2014! We found out via blood test that it is a healthy baby boy. We went to Dartmouth and got a test called "Harmony" it tests for the trisomy's as well as XY if you ask. Pretty happy baby is healthy and another boy, not sure how I feel about that at this point. But I am sure will be thrilled to pieces when he gets here! Now who wants to help me think of a name?

We got to try Hormel REV WRAPS as a Buzz Campaign last month and I was honestly impressed. I was expecting the wrap to have a weird after taste or just be a weird texture. They were actually really good. We bought several more after we used up our coupons too. These are quick on the go snacks, perfect for school snack, taking to game practices or games.