Friday, January 16, 2009

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So a year ago my friend Jes called to tell me Target had a lot of toys on sale- WAY on sale. I threw Taylor in the car and drove to my Target, plus two more up in Charlotte and my Birthday/Christmas shopping for the boys was done... in the middle of January! It was amazing. There were some really good deals. I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of this year's sale, and it finally came! Yesterday I found out from that the sale was starting. As soon as Brayden woke up from his nap I rushed out the door. Here's the loot from my trip:

Play-Doh- 3lbs orig 6.99/pd- 1.74

Leap Frog # Puzzle orig 9.99/pd. 2.48

Leap Frog Letter Puzzle orig 9.99/ pd 2.48

Candy Land Castle Game orig 9.99/ pd 2.48

Bloom Memory Game orig 7.99/ pd 1.98

Leap Frog Sing Along/Read Along orig 14.99/ pd 3.74

Leap Frog Fix the Mix Sequence game orig 14.99/ pd 3.74

Leap Frog MatchUp Concentration game orig 14.99/ pd 3.74

The Office Board Game orig 24.99/ pd 6.24

FishePrice Little People Learning Town orig 44.99/ pd 11.24

I got taylor 3 shirts at $1.78/ea and snow boots for $3.74

My total should have been: 198.86

I paid : 48.94

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Those are some of my daily pictures... so cute. I love the rubber duck one!

So we've been pretty boring around here lately trying to figure out what we want to do with our lives... Matt got accepted to BYU- that's great news. Now we're just waiting to hear back for California (UCLA and CAL) and he's trying to decide if he's going to apply to Stanford.

Taylor hasn't had an accident since Saturday. We were at the Marker's house and there were new toys to play with so I think he just forgot and was too distracted. The other day we were driving up to Charlotte and he said he needed to go potty, and I'm not sure how long he can hold it once he's says he needs to go- so yes, we stopped on the side of the hwy. It took him a while to go because we stopped across from a construction site and there were cranes, dump trucks and bulldozers EVERYWHERE! hmm... maybe he planned it that way?!

Brayden is sick again. He keeps getting these colds and they are driving us CRAZY! He gets really congested and the poor guy wheezes. I don't know what to do. He gets sick almost every Monday... right after church. Other than church, we're not around too many people. I don't know if he needs to stay home and not go or what. Any tips for keeping your kid healthy? No one else holds him at church either... ugghh. See- this post is even boring me. I'll try again when we've done anything cool.

Pic from Ray's Splash Planet on 1/12

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Potty Party!!!

So the day is upon us... Potty Training. I tried back in, I can't remember, maybe September to potty train him. We wen through 8 pairs of underwear in one day and a package of pull-ups the next two. I was done, and he wasn't ready. I decided with the new year, this is a resolution I can handle. We started yesterday and it has gone great! Stickers, treats and "being like daddy" have worked their magic and he even goes to the potty without me asking him to. We had two accidents yesterday, but none today and we even were out of the house for an hour and a half.

I was really into scrapbooking while we lived in Utah- mainly because that is the Mecca for scrapbooking and I had a lot of resources available. Since I moved to SC I have really missed my friends that I used to get together with and "MY" scrapbook store Pebbles in my Pocket. I've decided I need to get over it and start up again because I really miss it. Becky Higgins- a designer for Creating Keepsakes came up with an idea called the 365 Project. The idea behind it is to scrapbook everyday this year. You take a picture everyday and write on a little card about the picture- nothing big, just to capture a moment from each day. Although all the kits are gone, I'm going to do it anyway. This picture sums up what we've been doing all day.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


We had a great Christmas here in South Carolina- all by ourselves. It was really nice to not travel at all during the holidays. Christmas eve we went to our friends, Scott and Jes's house for appetizers. That night we came home and read the Christmas story while Taylor rearranged and rearranged and rearranged the nativity set. We opened our family presents that night. Taylor was wired! He loved opening presents and playing with his new toys. We are so grateful for such wonderful parents and grandparents that really care about the kids... we can't complain about the spoiling that is done either! We sure miss our families- but are grateful for the blessings we have received from our Heavenly Father. We have a healthy family, a secure job, I get to stay at home with our children and we have the gospel. Here are some pictures from our holiday:

We had crepes (A Fowler tradition) on Christmas morning, even Braydo ejoyed them: