Thursday, April 22, 2010


Happy Birthday to the sweetest little doggie around!! In honor of your fifth birthday... five Gordo facts!!!

1) You love to be held like a baby and cuddled to sleep.

2) Most days the top of your head smells like coffee because I give you lots of kisses in the morning.

3) You still sleep beside me every night, even though five years ago I insisted that I would have a dog who slept in his crate!! (In all actuality, you did sleep in your crate one time, for about 20 minutes).

4) You love Grayson a lot and want to give him lots of love all the time... even when he is shooing you away with one hand and holding his other hand in front of his face to block you!

5) You always want to me to hold you while I put on my makeup.

We love you Gordo!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Video Only a Mother Could Love :)

Grayson has recently (as in, this past weekend) discovered that he can make funny sounds when he hums and then touches his lips with his fingers. Usually he uses his own fingers, but tonight he wasn't feeling 100% (he has another cold) and he only would do it when I used my fingers.... anyway... a video only a mother could love.

Who Wants Spring Eggs???

I just logged onto Facebook and guess what I found out?????

Wanda McIntyre
Wanda wants to share some Spring Eggs with friends! Spring Eggs can be traded in for limited edition items in FarmVille!
Yesterday at 8:49pm via FarmVille ·  ·  · Get some Eggs

Apparently my mom is giving away spring eggs... I think that she might be giving them away because Easter is over.... anyway... apparently it is first come, first served.


Monday, April 19, 2010

Jason the Collision Reconstruction Specialist

When Grayson was about 2 months old, Jason started his training in Collision Reconstruction. He participated in a two week class in Clemson (I know, I know), then a few months later had another two-week class in Greer, and is finally in the middle of his two-week class in Columbia. Anyway, when he finishes he will be considered a Collision Reconstruction Specialist. These people do all kinds of work after major collisions, and they can figure out everything, from exactly how fast you were going, when you noticed that you might hit the other vehicle, even if you were really telling the truth when you said your headlights were on... 

WYFF did a story on his class and their activities today: Criminal Justice Academy Crashing Vehicles Monday

The best story seems to be from WSPA though. It has a video!! Criminal Justice Academy Crashing Vehicles

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Grayson's 7 Month Photos (7.5 month!)

Grayson officially turned 7 months old on Easter Sunday. Since we took a lot of pictures on Easter, and because it was a really busy day, I didn't get around to taking a photo with his 7 month sticker on... we did that just a few minutes ago!! SO- these are kind of 7.5 month photos. Anyway, which one is your favorite?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Quick Photo

I don't have too much to share right now. It has been a crazy week. I do have one quick photo for you though...

Aren't these the cutest little shoes?!? Grayson will be sporting these this summer... I can't wait! 

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My CVS Plan for Today

I have told several people about how I have started using coupons. I use to help me plan my weekly trips to Bi-Lo. I find that this is much easier than some of the other websites. Last week I added CVS to my list. I spent about $25.00 at CVS last week and got a TON of stuff. CVS gives you "extra care bucks" for some items each week. This week, you can get ECB for Cokes and Dove Shampoo... SO, today I am going shopping. Here is my plan:

Transaction #1
4 Coke 12 pks- $13.00
                      -12.99 in ECB
               Total Cost 0.01 (and will receive another $3.00 in ECB)

Transaction #2
1 Dove Shampoo- 4.49
                      - 3.00 in ECB
                      - 1.50 coupon (3/28 RP)
              Total Cost- FREE (well, I'll have to pay sales tax on this one) plus $4.49 in ECB for next week!!

Not bad, eh?? 

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Our Easter Bunny

Our little Easter bunny-baby didn't want to smile for his pictures today, but he had a great first Easter. He spent time with his Greenville extended family members and was definitely NOT ;) spoiled rotten all day long.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Baby Things I LOVE

I wanted to tell you about three of my new favorite baby things. Maybe these will be useful to someone you know.

1. Picky Sticky

Several people have asked me where I purchased the "monthly onesies" for Grayson. Guess what?? They aren't onesies... they are stickers! They are really reasonably priced, and we have enjoyed taking his photo each month on each new "monthday"!

2. Mommy Necklaces

I have REALLY splurged and bought several of these necklaces. They are kid-proof, and that means that Grayson can pull on them instead of my hair. Plus, they look cute. If you do end up getting one of these, you can use my referral code "AliciaBeth" and get 10% (maybe 15%... I forget) off your order.

3. Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

A couple of months ago I signed Grayson up for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. It is a FREE program where children under 5 receive FREE monthly books (did I mention that it is FREE??). The first one you receive is "The Little Engine that Could" and the last book you receive is something about getting ready for kindergarten. Anyway, it isn't a need based program, so anyone can sign their child up for it, and each child in your family can take part in the program. If you signed up your baby as soon as he/she was born, you could receive 60 FREE BOOKS!!!