Can you stand how cute this is?Maxibillion is such a sweet happy baby! He smiles at absolutely everyone and has started full on giggling! We sure love him! Can't believe he is 4 months tomorrow! The time has sure flown by!
Gavin always does/says some funny stuff at church. Yesterday was no exception! After the sacrament prayer he very loudly says, "Hey mom, can we talk louder now?" It took all I had not to laugh out loud! I finally calmed down and reminded him that we still needed to whisper (which I might add is not one of his strong points!) He is so cute! He loves going to nursery and always prays about his church and teachers which I think is so cute. He is such a thoughtful, sweet boy already. I can hardly believe that in 2 short months he will be 3.
Also on the way home from a friends last night we passed 1 of the 4 churches on the road just south of our house (crazy, huh?!). It wasn't ours but he said, "Hey mom, there's my church." I said, "That ones not ours buddy," so he says, "Oh, right. Mom, is that Santa Claus' church?" HUH?! At least he knows Santa must be righteous :) Gavin still has a fascination with Santa since Christmas and is in fact almost certain that it is Santa that brings him birthday presents! I half expected him to think Santa brought him his valentine stuff, but he was pretty sure that was our neighbor, Jeri!
I am such an Olympics junkie and I think it is starting to rub off on Gavin. He was watching figure skating with me the other night and I didn't have the heart to make him go to bed so I let him stay cuddled with me on my bed watching it. He kept asking me who everyone was and I didn't catch one persons name so I told him I didn't know. He then informed me that it was him and every trick the skater would do he said, "Look at me spin mom!" Then all the sudden he stands up and asks me if he can show me how he spins. It was HILARIOUS! Gavin got his coordination from both his mother and father so it was pretty funny to watch! I made him go out in the living room and show me some of his moves so I could record it. I will upload it here in just a bit. Be prepared to laugh!
I guess it's time I post this...Keith has a new job! He was slightly, ok more than, done with the credit union and it wasn't looking like there was anywhere else he could advance there in the near future. This is a completely different venture for him, but I think he is really excited about it. He is now an assistant manager for the Quarry Bend Wal-Mart in Sandy. He has 8 weeks of training which is mostly located in West Valley (thankfully he is not working out there). We had a couple good surprises with his pay getting increased from what we were originally told and that's always nice. Almost 2 weeks of training down and I haven't heard him complain once! The only problem Keith has had is his question of, "Do you think people will think it's ghetto if I say I work at Wal-Mart?" I had to laugh and reassured him that as much as people make fun of Wal-Mart, you all shop there. Don't tell me you don't. Keith is planning to work hard and advance and there is plenty of room for him to do that here. I'm so proud and happy for him. Best part for me? I am finally going to start getting a discount on all those dang Pez dispenser :)
This is quite possibly the dorkiest blog that I have ever posted. It will let you all in on a little secret of mine...I LOVE COUPONS. I can't help it. It's addicting. I love organizing all of my coupons and cutting them out when I am ready to use them, and I love handing a big stack of them over to the cashier, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE watching the price go down.
Tonight I took Keith and the kids and headed to Smiths. We needed something to do and that was our excitement for the evening...sad, I know! I was a little worried about Keith being with me while I shopped, but he didn't good and didn't say a word about anything I put in the cart. He was also a HUGE help with the kids! Gav got a little cart and got to push that all over the store and he thought that was great!
Anywho, after completing my list we headed to the checkstand. The kid scanned everything and Keith made a comment about the price going up...I mentioned that I hadn't given the cashier my coupons yet. It totaled out at $127.13. Keith was still a good sport and didn't say anything. Well after my Fresh Values card was scanned that took off $52.81 and then with my big fat stack of coupons it took off another $25.35 leaving me with a bill of $48.97!!! That is a savings of 62%! The lady behind me was watching us intently and I said, "My husband doesn't believe I know what I'm doing." When she saw that price go down she had a really shocked look on her face and said, "Man you do know what you're doing!" I know I'm a dork, but that kinda made my night. Keith's surprised look sure helped too :)
So to dorky this post up even further...here is a picture of my stash :) It's not a great pictutre because you can't really get a feel for all the stuff hiding in the back, but it'll do. Oh yea, and it's minus the $1.69 I had to spring for a new Pez...but that's nothing new! And yes, I know that's a lot of ice cream, but we have birthday coming up to use it for and you can't beat the good stuff for only $1.49! Dang, 1.5 quarts of ice cream cost me less than the Pez! Will someone please find me some Pez coupons????
Now that it's February I probably better post about January! We really didn't do a lot that I can think of...yucky weather and not wanting to take the kids out kept us inside a lot. This meant I had to get creative for things to do! One Sunday at Church my best pal Nancy played Play-doh with Gav during sacrament meeting. (She's brave...not only for playing Play-doh during church, but letting Gav sit with her!) She gave Gavin 2 little containers of it and it's been his favorite thing! I got crafty and made some homemade play-doh and that has been a lot of fun for Gavin. He is so cute with the things he comes up with to make!
Max is getting bigger and bigger and he has to be the smiliest kid ever! I used to have to work so hard to get Gavin to smile and Max just smiles at everything! I love it! He seems to be settling down from his colic and is fairly content most of the time.
Brittani came to visit one night with Kenna and Paisley. We sure had a lot of fun! I love the picture of Gav, Max and Kenna. Paisley was sleeping so she's not in it.
Keith started his new job on February 1st. He is now an assistant manager for Wal-Mart. I know...big change, huh? So far I think he is really enjoying it. He has 8 weeks of training at a store in West Valley and then he will be at the Sandy store. His schedule will definitely be different, but I think I am going to like it. He works 12 hour shifts, 3 days on and then 3 days off. And get this...it's day shifts! He'll end up working some holidays and Sundays, but it will be nice to have him home during the week sometimes. I am really looking forward to camping this year...no more packing just for 1 night, leaving late Friday and coming home Saturday! It's going to be a lot of fun with the boys! Now maybe I will feel better about spending money for the trailer!
I have been busy with my photography and doing lots of little crafts around the house. I never realized I was into that, but I have had a lot of fun. I also started taking a cake decorating class and I am LOVING it. To be honest we really haven't done anything, but I can't wait to get started. I was a little worried because I am not very artistic, but I think this is something I can do.