Sunday, September 4, 2011

Look What I Made, Daddy!

Jackson has been doing AWESOME at school.  Park Avenue has a program where if the kids do something good for another person, follow directions, etc. they get a Panther Pride.  It's basically a little slip of paper that says you did a great job today.  If they get 25 of them, they can then turn them into the Principal and get a special reward from him!  Guess how many Jackson has after 7 days of school????  5!!  Isn't that great?!?  Daniel and I are so proud of him.  Now only if he'd do this awesome at home with listening and following directions...  we'd be all set!! 

In Art class one day last week, the teacher asked the kids to do their self portrait.  Look at how talented Jackson is... 

Our very own Pablo Picasso perhaps?  And yes, that is an Angry Bird t-shirt he's wearing.  We are OBSESSED with the game now and everywhere we go Jackson now wants Dad or Daddy's phone to play Angry Birds!  LOL.

Now that Jackson is in school during the day, Peyton and I have a lot of time to play!  Well, I guess it's more he plays and Daddy picks everything up and puts them back in place.  If you know me, you know that I don't like things out of place so a messy house drives me CRAZY!  Anyway, does anyone know if there is a Kinder Music Class or something good for Toddlers in Des Moines?  We need to get out of the house and go do some fun things now that it's just the two of us and Jackson isn't dominating our choice locations. 

I snapped this picture of Peyton on Friday.  Our current toy of choice is the vacuum.  I'm guessing because it's loud and he likes to scream when it's running and he's pushing it around.  Whenever Peyton cries or screams our Chihuahua named Gizmo goes insane and starts howling.  I swear, it's my own personal hell with all that noise, I can't think!

On a different note...
Have you heard of Extreme Couponing?  Last night Daniel and I were flipping through the channels and came to TLC where they were showing a show called "Extreme Couponing" where these people buy groceries valued at $1,500 for $0.  It was nuts, but at the same time inspiring!  So today Daniel ran out and got a newspaper and we clipped a few coupons and found some online to use.  After naps we ran out to the mall, Bed Bath & Beyond, Michael's, and HyVee.  I'm happy to say we saved over $30 today using coupons. It's a start at least!


  1. extreme couponing is insane. I looked into how to do it, and it's just way too much work. There's more to it than what they show you on the show I think.

  2. Matt, I agree! There is a lot of work cutting and looking for the coupons or hiring a clipping service. Plus in Des Moines they don't have reward programs at the local stores nor do they double or triple coupons. So I guess we could never get our groceries for $20 for a load worth $600.

  3. I'll keep sharing the clipped coupons so that should help save you and Daniel time! :) Today Harris Teeter was advertizing triple coupon value up to 99cents. Every little bit adds up and saves. So good luck and here's to cutting coupons to save a bit. Love you! Mammaw