Archive | August, 2007

Target’s Clearance Schedule

By Kay on Wed, Aug 29, 2007

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Check out this link to find out what day of the week Target marks down each the departments and also the schedule for mark-down after holidays.

Always good to get a great deal at Target!!!

Target’s Mark Down Schedule

“Oh, yeah?!?”

By Kay on Sun, Aug 26, 2007

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We currently have a ‘baby pool’ set up in our backyard for the kiddos to play in. I say ‘baby pool’ in quotes because it’s not really very small – it’s actually 8 feet across and 18 inches deep. Hardly a pool for a baby. Nevertheless, the kids have been having a blast in it over the past few weeks.

Yesterday, Shawn filled up the pool and climbed in with the kids to play. They LOVED having Daddy in ‘their’ domain and proceeded to jump, climb, and splash all over Daddy as they shrieked and squealed in glee.

I don’t remember how it started, but somewhere in the course of the fun, Daddy and son started the “Oh, yeah?!?” game. Continue reading…

Product Review: Mothers Minder Sling Diaper Bag

By Kay on Thu, Aug 9, 2007

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Mothers Minder Sling Diaper Bag
I finally did it! After using the same diaper bag since Kate was born 4 and a half years ago, I finally got a new bag!! (Can you tell that I’m excited?)

Granted, it’s not my dream bag (I’m still in love with the whole DadGear line of bags), but it’s still a great bag, especially for the sale price of only $16.83 on Amazon!
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Umbrella Strollers Rock!

By Kay on Mon, Aug 6, 2007

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Umbrella Stroller from Wal-Mart
Right before our trip to LA, the Hoover Dam, and the Grand Canyon, my mom and I bought this umbrella stroller at Wal-Mart. When you’re trying to pack 4 adults and 3 kids into a minivan along with 2 weeks worth of all their various and sundry stuff, you don’t exactly have room to bring the nice, big double stroller.

Let’s just say that I enjoyed that vacation experience of whipping out the stroller and putting Karis in it in 10 seconds flat so much that I decided to buy myself an umbrella stroller to throw in the back of my car for quick jaunts to the library and such.

So, last week when I was at Wal-Mart I stopped in the baby section to see what they had in stock. They had the same exact stroller that my mom had bought just a month ago, but I found one I liked little better. The one I wound up buying had metal legs and a really cool primary color design.

And the best part??

I only spent ten dollars and 52 cents!!

What could be better?

And I’ve already used it several times and have LOVED how easy it is to get out, use and put back in the car without throwing my back out!!

Don’t get me wrong. I still love my bigger strollers for longer walks and strolling the mall and anything else that would need the diaper bag and other gear to come along. But for those short little adventures out with baby, I’ll take my $10.52 Wal-Mart umbrella stroller any day of the week!!

Free Movies, Anyone? Part Two…

By Kay on Wed, Aug 1, 2007

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AMC's Summer Movie Camps

Now that I’ve attended a couple of movies at AMC’s Summer Movie Camp, I thought I’d share a few tips on how to make it a more enjoyable experience.

  1. Go early. Try to arrive at the theater at least 15-30 minutes before show time. There are usually a TON of day-cares that take advantage of this great opportunity to get the kids out and you’ll want to beat them to a good seat. Also, at our theater they start the movie right on time WITHOUT any previews. You’ll want to be in your seats ready to go AT 10am on the dot!
  2. Go with someone. Either take along another adult to help out, or go with friend who also has kiddos. That way, if your daughter needs to go pee in the middle of the film, there’s someone else who can watch your other children in the theater and you don’t have to drag them ALL with you to the bathroom.
  3. Take your own snacks. While I’m not sure that the movie theater appreciates this piece of advice, you’ll thank me later. My sis-in-law usually packs a baggy of popcorn or a box of raisins in the diaper bag along with the kids’ sippy cups. Although you CAN buy a ‘snack-pack’ there at the theater for pretty cheap ($3 for a drink, popcorn and a snack of your choice), the lines are usually pretty outrageous with all the day-care kids.
  4. Make a day of it! My sister-in-law and I have now done this outing twice and both times we’ve taken the kids to eat lunch at Chick-Fil-A after the movie is over. It’s a great way for us to get some adult time while the kids eat (without being forced to) and then play on the playground.

Holy cow!! Great use of visuals to help explain the proposed budget cuts and their actual impact on the overall budget.

You’ll never fold tshirts the same way again!

If you ever wanted to hear someone put a mommy’s day into a song, try this one! (I guarantee you’ll laugh your butt off.)

A little on the political side, but interesting nonetheless…

Children’s Books We’ve Read