Saturday, February 14, 2009


Thursday was Steve's birthday, and since he's such a great dad, he decided that he wanted to take the kids to Disneyland for the big day. (The free admission on your birthday did help inspire the idea.) We left Wednesday after school and headed straight to Huntington Beach so we could eat at Wahoo's. We don't get to eat there often, so we were a little excited. Just after we got our food, Roman, who had been coughing all day, started coughing so hard that he threw up. Poor Steve ran him out of the restaurant and tried to avoid getting hit as Roman threw up three more times. So we boxed up our food and left, skipped the beach and went straight to the hotel. Sad, sad, sad.

Thursday went much better. We gave Roman some medicine and it seemed to make him feel much better. It was either that or Disneyland. Our favorites of the day were Autopia, where Roman and Grace were both thrilled to drive, Buzz Lightyear Astroblasters, where Roman got to play "hurt and kill", and the roller coaster in Toon Town. I didn't think that we'd be able to get Grace to go on the roller coaster. But Roman had gone first with Steve and liked it, and Grace just couldn't let her little brother outdo her.

After waiting for what seemed like forever in a line to meet some princesses, Grace informed us that they aren't really princesses. They're just people dressed in costumes. (When did she get so grown up?) She did pose for pictures with them anyway. Roman, however, wanted nothing to do with the princesses. He told us, "No! That's for girls!"

It was a really fun day. Maybe we'll do it again the next time one of us has a birthday. :)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Coupon Mama!

Last night I went to a coupon class, which was held as part of one of our enrichment groups. I actually debated going to the class, because I already considered myself somewhat of a bargain shopper. Wow! I was definitely wrong. After all, I have been know to, gasp, PAY FULL PRICE for cereal on occasion. This is, as I learned last night, a major couponing mistake. So I left the class armed with loads of tips and four subscriptions to the Sunday newspaper. Yes, I did say FOUR subscriptions. I am a serious couponer now.

This morning I woke up excited to try out the methods I learned last night. I went to the store and bought nine large boxes of name-brand cereal, two six-packs of kid's Yoplait yogurt, a gallon of milk, 64 oz of orange juice, three pounds of grapes, and a pound of bananas. For all of this food I paid a total of $12.80! That's right, no more full-price cereal for me. I am such a bargain shopper now, it's not even funny. And I haven't even started getting my Sunday paper coupons yet...

So thanks Nikki and Sarah. I am forever in your debt. ;)


It has come to my attention that some of my family members can't view my blog now that it's private. Because they're one of the main reasons I have a blog, I've decided to make my blog public again.