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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

You NEVER know....

I try not to get caught up in the "if I won that" that goes on in our world today. But I have to say that I would love to win the new The Children's Place contest. It is a chance for my kiddos to be in a commercial and win a gift card to give them a new wardrobe. I know I am partial, but I do have 2 of the cutest kiddos around. Come on just take a look:
Please go vote for my kids!! Their entry numbers are: 6252 and 6350
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have everyone you know vote too!


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The cutest cows EVER

If you are a fan of Chick-fil-A then you know that this month they celebrated Cow Appreciation Day.

Seeing as we live in Georgia and have 2 Chick-fil-A's within 5 minutes and 5 within 15 minutes, we are HUGE fans!! Rarely, do we miss out on an opportunity to get free Chick-fil-A. Back in June we went to Chick-fil-A and the guy who rang us up said, "dress like a cow and get free chicken". Junior Mint heard "dress like a cow" and I heard "free chicken". Now, if you know my son you know he is deathly afraid of the Chick-fil-A cow, however dressing like a cow is a whole other story. From then on, about once a week he would ask when he got to put on his cow costume. Right before Cow Appreciation Day I decided we would make the boys' costumes. Junior mint had so much fun helping and they turned out wonderful. I took the boys for their free chicken and then Junior Mint wanted Mommy and Daddy to dress like a cow too. So, we went back home and made Mommy and Daddy shirts and off we went to Chick-fil-A for dinner too!! The kids thought they were in heaven!

We did discover that Twix LOVES the cow and Junior Mint is still highly scared of him, however he has kindly decided he can hide his face from him so his Bubby can touch the cow.

The boys had SO much fun and it took me 3 days for Junior Mint to understand that Cow Appreciation day isn't every day! He is already asking "when is it cow day again?"

Aren't these the cutest cows you have EVER seen??

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Our not so little man!

Our littlest man isn't so little anymore. We just celebrated his 1st birthday! He is 19.5 lbs and only about 8 inches shorter than his 3 year old brother! Side note: He is only about 11 lbs away from his brother too!

He is walking...really running everywhere! He is into EVERYTHING he can be. He sleeps SO well and loves to nap. He plays hard and sleeps harder! Twix loves his Bubby; loves to annoy him too. He likes to get him into trouble now. If Junior Mint touches him he will look around to see if we are watching and if we are, he will cry. I think he is starting to understand that isn't going to get Junior Mint in trouble.

Twix loves to cuddle and give kisses. He isn't speaking more words, but I think that is because his wonderful brother decides to talk for him most of the time.

They both are a handful. Twix can be into everything and Junior Mint can be a typical 3 year old, but they couldn't be more of a joy!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Big change...B-I-G Change!!

Well...we have a major change happening for us. It isn't completely official, but it is pretty much said and done, barring any unforeseen things happening. No one knows except the 4 of us (well, I guess 3 since I'm pretty sure Twix has NO clue what we are talking about).

Junior Mint will start preschool August 29, 2011. He will attend school 3 days a week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00-1:00pm.

We visited this morning and loved it. He just keeps saying "I just can't wait to go to my school". He will be in class with 8-12 other 3 years olds with 2 teachers. He will spend his days rotating centers learning numbers, letters and writing. He will have creative play and arts and crafts. He will have Chapel, Bible stories and Bible verses to learn. He will have a party every month focusing on something different. They encourage parental involvement, which we love! Example, they celebrate Dads in September so Mr. Goodbar will have doughnuts with him one morning. Even grandparents can come be a mystery reader when they are in town! They are so wonderful, nice and flexible there!

This was a hard decision for us. Junior Mint has been home with me since he was born. We feel like the time has come for him to get a little more socialization and structure outside of the home. We didn't want him somewhere 5 days a week or all day. This way he will gain new friends and new skills. We are very confident in the school we have chosen.

Now, comes the preparation for him to be gone. This is very sad but very exciting. I know he will flourish and love it. I am confident they will take good care of him!

Please pray that the transition goes smoothly for him (and me)!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I'm ALIVE!!!

It's true, I'm ALIVE!! I haven't been sucked up by aliens or fallen into a deep dark hole! Things have been so hectic around here!

We did go on vacation to the beach. Twix experienced the ocean for the first time and I will do a post of that as soon as my wonderful Mr. Goodbar surrenders the pictures to me!

I had surgery on my head right before Easter to remove a bone lesion from my forehead. It came back benign and it was a pretty quick recovery. The only "bad part" was my head was hurting really bad after they removed the stitches and Mr. Goodbar looked at it and found they had missed one of the 15 stitches and it was healing over it. He removed it and then it was great!! They didn't shave any of my hair but you can see the scar in the front part of my hairline and I assume that will be there for awhile, but it's no big deal!!

I think I had written about our ENT appointment with Junior Mint where they wanted to test him for allergies. Well, we went yesterday and there were no significant allergies. He did pretty well considering it was 32 pricks. I think us holding him was the worst part. He suggested a new combination of medicines to ease the problem and we go back to the ENT on June 16th. I guess at the appointment we will discuss nasal surgery to reduce the tissue in his nose. I think that is much better than a lifetime of allergies and allergy shots!

As for Twix, he is growing up so fast. I am in major planning mode for his birthday. The little monkey turns 1 on June 17th!!

I promise to post pictures soon!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Not just any other day....

Today is not just any other day in the Noble household!! He did it, he finally did it! Twix took his first little steps.

Twix is 10 months old today and he did it! It was just two little steps but they happened. He has been "cruising" for a while now. We worked on walking the other night but he couldn't stop laughing long enough to keep balance. That is what happened today, he gets so excited and falls down. He is such a happy baby and he really was laughing out loud when we were trying to work on walking.

It will only be a matter of days before he takes off. Then, I really will get NO rest when they are awake!! He already crawls so fast he is hard to keep up with and him and Junior Mint play and you have to keep an eye on them every second so Junior Mint doesn't get too rough!

On another note, my surgery is scheduled for Friday to remove a bone lesion off my forehead. I will be out of commission for a few days but should be pretty quick and easy recovery (with the use of some good pain medication). Please pray the results are benign and everything goes smoothly.

Monday, March 14, 2011

A great shopping day...

As some of you know we are well into the midst of party planning for Junior Mint! He turns the big 3 on Sunday (I can't believe it), the same day Twix is being dedicated!! We have a good ol' fashion cowboy shindig planned for Saturday, complete with fire ring for roasting hot dogs and cornbread sticks!

With all that I had to get started shopping for the food! We talked about how I was going to save money on the stuff I needed when I didn't stock up weeks ago like I do with everything else when it was on sale. So...I hit the internet and used my brain a little (and some friends) to come up with a plan. I was going to try out the new coupon policy at Wal-Mart. I am NOT a Wal-Mart fan, as anyone who has spoken with me about it knows. They are usually rude and have always seemed to treat couponers poorly and I can get better deals elsewhere these days. But, with a little planning I did great today!! Check it out:

3 Rootbeer
1 Dr. Thunder
1 Diet Dr. Thunder
3 bags Northern Beans
1 Dial Nutriskin Lotion
7 packs Purex 3 in 1 sheets
10 packs Bar S Hot Dogs
1 Mini Oreo can (just for Junior Mint being so good)

TOTAL: -$1.94 (YES, That is negative. They PAID ME $1.94 for all of this!!!)

Here is the breakdown of coupons: the Purex sheets were 97 cent a pack and there is a coupon for $3 off that earned me $2.03 each and the lotion was $1.97 and there is a coupon for $2 so I earned 3 cent. That gave me a total of $14.24 to spend on other stuff I needed or I could have gotten the cash back but I needed stuff. The hotdogs were 88 cent each and I had $1 off 2. I got all that for free plus profit!!!

I then had to go to another Wal-Mart to get the other free plus profit thing to help with other things for the party. (We have 2 Wal-Marts within 5 minutes) Check this one out:

2 25ct. cups
1 2lb. bag of powdered sugar
1 50ct. plates
1 48 ct. forks
6 boxes Gain dryer sheets
5 individual Millstone coffee
2 packs sucker sticks and wrappers (for the favors for the party)
1 Mini Oreo can (this one was for being patient while I drug him to another Wal-Mart)

TOTAL: $3.80

Here's that breakdown:
The Gain dryer sheets were $1.87 and there is a coupon for $3 off, so I earned $1.13 on each, $6.78 total. The Millstone coffee was $1.67 each and there is a $2 off coupon, so I earned 33 cent on each, $1.65 total.

The total I actually spent today was $1.86 for everything above!!

Not bad I say!!!!

I really enjoyed Wal-Mart's new policy. Will I fore go Publix and Food Lion...NO but I may have to make more of an effort to check out the Wal-Mart deals each week!!