Thursday, February 19, 2009

Spaghetti Face

Like Father
















Like Son

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Keaton Update













Keaton has changed so much in the last month! Here's what's new in the world of K-Ray:
  • No more baby food - he is 100% on table food now. His favorite foods are oranges, goldfish, hot dogs, quesadillas, peas, and cheese, but he pretty much devours everything I put in front of him. I'm so thankful that he is a good eater!
  • He is still crawling (see video below) and starting to pull up
  • Waving bye bye and hello
  • Words: "Mama" "Dada" "Didi" (kitty) "Shhh" (goldfish)
  • 5 teeth now!
I can really tell he is understanding much more than I give him credit for as well. He smiles when I mention certain foods or books, looks at the ground when I talk about the kitty, looks at the front door when I say "where's Daddy?" and puts his head on my chest when he sees the nursery doors at church. I've already had to start the spell-talking - especially when talking about C-O-O-K-I-E-S!

Here's an update on Keaton's crawling skills. He is still scooting around on his belly, but he is much faster now!

video

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

We had a great morning hanging out with our neighborhood playgroup friends and decorating some yummy Valentines cookies!































































Keaton saying "bye bye" to his friends!












We missed you, Jody and Rory!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Cookie Time

I had the best morning baking cookies! Keaton is hosting a small Valentines gathering for his neighborhood buddies tomorrow morning, and we are planning to decorate Valentine cookies. One of my biggest pet peeves about cutout cookies is that a perfectly cut cookie dough shape always gets distorted into a unrecognizable blob of a cookie in the oven. I had a brilliant idea today to solve this problem. Once I took the cookie heart blobs out of the oven, I let them sit for 1-2 minutes and then used the cookie cutters to reshape the cookies! The result? I beautiful pile of perfectly shaped Valentine cookies ready for decorating! I can't believe I didn't think of that sooner!

Bonus: you get a truckload of cookie scraps to munch on all day.

oh, did I mention that I got 2 bags of Betty Crocker cookie mix and 4 tubs of icing for $1.38 after coupons yesterday at Publix??

Monday, February 9, 2009

Teeter and the Rite Stuff

I admit it. I am a dork with a capital D! Scott stayed with Keaton for few hours on Saturday so I could have some time to myself. A normal person would head to the mall, the gym, maybe Starbucks, a movie perhaps. Not me - I couldn't wait to go to the grocery store to use all my coupons! Here's just a taste of the deals I got this weekend.

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arris Teeter







It was triple coupon weekend! Three or four times times a year, Harris Teeter triples coupons up to $.75 for 3 days only. This means that a $.75 coupon = $2.25 off an item!
Spent: $55
Saved: $68 in coupons

Rite Aid












I earned some good rebate money at Rite Aid in January, so I got everything in the picture (over $50 value) for next to nothing . The Glucose Monitor and Bayer were basically free, so I'll donate these to charity since we don't need them.

Spent: $1.61 out of pocket
Coupons tendered: $24.49

Here's the kicker: this purchase earned me two $10 Rite Aid gift cards that I can use in March!

Molly, are you proud??

Friday, February 6, 2009

Got Cool Whip?

I babysat for a family in college who would not let their 4 year old have any sugar. I vowed that I would not be one of those moms, so I let Keaton have a little taste of something sweet that I am enjoying every now and then if he eats a good lunch. A little cool whip will not hurt him, right? He seemed to like it! Here's some pics of him with his cool whip mustache:

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Objects of Affection Article

I'm not even sure how a got a subscription to Parenting magazine. I definitely did not pay for it, but it comes every month, nonetheless. Usually, these issues arrive in get thrown in the ever growing stack of books and magazines I plan to pick up and read when I get a minute. I did open the February issue and stumble upon this article. I enjoyed it because it made me reminisce of my childhood with my thumb in my mouth and my beloved wet washcloth that I rubbed to my face. It made me think of my precious nephew Douglas and his green blanket with the little strings he wraps around his fingers. I also related to it because it is about watching your children grow older and mature. I know, Keaton is only 9 months old and he is my first. But, as exciting as it is to watch him move on to new and exciting milestones of growth, I'm always a little sad to see the previous stage go. This is just a fun read... hope you enjoy!

Here's the link: Objects of Affection article