Tales from a Christ-follower, wife, mommy, daughter, friend, runner, cook, reader, maid, volunteer, and seeker of the lost art of sleep.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

LOVE a good deal.

So, Montgomery has this INCREDIBLE consignment sale twice a year called the Children's Clothing Exchange.  I have absolutely loved being a part of it the past 4 years.  They only accept items in excellent condition, so you know you are getting great things when you walk through their doors.  The prices are occasionally higher than your typical garage sale items might cost, but most of them are higher end as well (but that is also good news for the consignors...you make good bank!).

I was able to get Jack 6 pairs of shorts, 7 Polo-style (a couple of actual Polo) shirts; got Will a fancy little outfit for Easter that I can't WAIT to hear J complain about (woohoo!  And Will is going to look so precious!); and I got Joshie 4 cute little john-johns for this summer.  I also got Will a swim thingy so I don't have to freak out when I take the boys to the pool this summer, and Jack got a new booster seat for the car (we aren't ready for it yet, but I know we will be before their next sale...besides, it was a Graco one for $5!).

And since I consigned 60 items, our budget is still going to come out in the black!  WOOOOHOOO for makin' money on crap...I mean wonderful items that I want to share with the world...that we don't need anymore and getting awesome things that we DO need! :)

They've got baby stuff, kids stuff, home stuff, toys, toys, toys, and next week they'll have women's stuff as well.  Get yo'self over there and find a good deal.  You can thank me later.

And I would like to extend a special thank you to my hubby, for letting me go and for riding over with me and hanging out at my mom's with the boys while I went CHILD-FREE to shop.  And a HUUUGE thank you to my momma for taking care of my men and feeding us a delicious dinner before I left on my quest.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Help needed.

I think I typed this up last summer, but for whatever reason, it didn't get posted.  I thought it was cute, though! :)

How do you argue with a 3-year old who is avoiding sleep by getting up and voicing his great concern that his invisible friend (who is currently and affectionately named "Baby Jesus") is missing?!

All afternoon long, Jack's been carrying Baby Jesus (his newest, and apparently his most favorite, invisible friend) around in his cupped hands. Jesus seemed to enjoy his (or is it "His"?) stint in the baby swing and bouncy seat. Bless his heart, Jack even attempted to nurse the poor babe while I was feeding Josh.

My loves...

My precious babies are at SUCH fun stages right now!  As my mom tells me, this, too, shall pass, so I'm just soaking up the laughs and sweetness while they are here.

Some of my favorite things:
Jack LOVES to randomly, out of nowhere, say, "I love you, Mommy!", and it is usually accompanied by a sweet hug and/or kiss, and he even tags it sometimes with an "I love you to the moon and back!".  Also, he likes to think he is in charge of his little brothers...which is hard for me to combat, because he's normally spot-on when it comes to what they need/don't need to be doing.

Will: whenever he is asked, he proudly proclaims that HE IS FOUR!!  Except he's not.  He's definitely 2.    And while he is starting to occasionally act a bit, ahem, like a two year old, he is still mostly sweet, smiley, compliant Will.  He's even made some small baby steps toward being potty-trained.  Woohoo! :)  He is getting VERY verbal, and when I can figure out what he's saying, it's usually pretty funny!

Josh is absolutely in love with his brothers...in fact, he started crawling at 6.5 months so he could attempt to keep up with them.  However, they are equally smitten with him as well.  Josh's favorite game is definitely "peep-eye"and will squeal with delight if anyone will engage him in it.  He is SUCH an easy baby...I just wish he would revert back to those 11-hour nights of sleep he was getting so good at (however, I'm acknowledging that those middle-of-the-night cuddles are the only ones that go uninterrupted by his precious big brothers, so I'm not going to gripe too loudly about it...again, this phase shall pass soon enough!).