Cupcake Surprise

I surprised Joe today with cupcakes I had picked up from Miss Mamie’s after our playdate this morning. They were SO yummy!

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From bottom left clockwise: Red Velvet, Margarita, Reeces and Guinness. I had the Reeces, and Joe had the Red Velvet. We’ll probably devour the others tonight (I’ll let you guess who’s having what!). Next up? Trying Gigi’s cupcakes!

Cereal Giveaway Winner

The winner of the cereal giveaway is……

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Elizabeth! Congratulations!

Weekly Totals — 01/28/11

I had a pretty great week this week. Morningstar products FINALLY went on BOGO sale at Publix and, since it’s been 4-5 months since the last sale, I’ve given myself permission to go a little over budget in order to stock up because spending a little more now when I can get them for $0.98/each is definitely not having to buy them when they’re $3.95/each. The sale ends Tuesday at my store and Wednesday at the stores in the next county down, so I’ve got a few more days to hit the sales and grab some rain checks. This is the first time I’ve been able to really stock up since a friend sold us her chest freezer, so I’m REALLY excited!

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This week, I spent $55.84 and got $305.86 worth of groceries for a savings of 82 percent. And, that’s really not THAT much over my goal of $40/week (and only $5 over what I typically spent a week last year). For a detailed spreadsheet of this week’s purchases, click here.

Film Friday

We took Lucy to have lunch and play at McDonalds about a week or so ago. She loved the slide. She also loved being a daredevil on said slide. Enjoy. Also, I’m pretty sure the first video should be submitted to America’s Funniest Home Videos.

Spoon time!

We’ve been trying to work with Lucy on learning how to use a fork/spoon, but she’s got the the whole “why would I do it when you can do it for me?” attitude going on. And, after a few unsuccessful tries, we’d go ahead and feed her ourselves.

Today, I thought I’d give it another go. She knows how to hold the spoon, so instead of having her hold it with me while I put food on it (which really pisses her off for some reason), I put food on it and handed it to her. This is what she did:

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Yes, that’s my baby girl FEEDING herself! Like she does it all the time. I cheered and told her what a BIG girl she is, and she clapped and smiled. Because she’s awesome. Now, we just have to fine tune her skills with putting food onto her spoon herself. Baby steps.

I’m so tired of winter. Our power bill was SO much higher this month. I’m ready for spring to get here!