$500 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway

You’ll probably notice the new button on my sidebar for Bargain Briana. Well, she is offering a giveaway on her blog, in partnership with Nestle, for a $500 Walmart gift card. We can all use some help these days and $500 can go a long way at Walmart. To enter all you have to do is post a comment with your favorite money saving back to school tip. Then there are 4 “bonus” entries you can get by subscribing to her blog via email or RSS feed (I did the RSS feed), adding her button (I did!), blogging about the giveaway (hence my second blog for today, don’t you feel lucky!!!), tweeting about the giveaway, and Telling a friend using the widget on her page. I know this is 5 ways, but you can only do up to 4 of these. So go on over to her page here, enter the contest and check out some of her great money saving tips and bargains!

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Brotherly Love

Some pics of my two sons during one of the moments that Jonah was interested in holding “baby Micah”. Aren’t they soooo sweet!?!?! (don’t you just love Boppy’s??? They make holding a baby so much easier for little hands!)

What a good big brother Jonah is becoming! He loves his little brother and is so concerned for him!

Micah had his one month check up today. And, drum roll please…. he is 8 pounds 2 ounces! YEAH! So he is growing, at least he is gaining weight. He’s still the same length, but now that he’s gaining weight so well, he’ll start getting longer I’d imagine. He’s doing really well, and is hitting all of the milestones that he should be right now so we’re very relieved and excited!

I know this is a short post, but I just wanted to share these sweet pics and update you all on Micah’s growth. Have a great weekend! We are going to Steven’s uncles house tomorrow to celebrate his grandma’s birthday so I’ll post more pics this weekend! Make it a good one!

One Month Old

I can’t believe that our little man is one month old today. Steven and I went out on a date Friday night and we were talking about how incredibly fast this month flew by. It’s true: the more kids you have and the older you get, the faster the days, weeks, months, years tend to go!

We have so enjoyed having Micah as part of our family. He has molded in so well that it really hasn’t taken much effort. Brianna and Jonah absolutely love him, and they are always wanting to hold him and kiss him (Bri much more than Jonah, but he definately has his moments where he is interested!) They are usually very sweet with him, although you do hear the occassional “Be gentle!”, “That’s too rough!”. Brianna has so much confidence with him that it almost scares me sometimes! I have to remind her often that he is not a babydoll, to which she replies “yes, he is! He’s my babydoll!” (Yikes!)

Micah is very calm and laid back (you’d have to be coming in to this noisy family!) and can sleep through anything (which is good because his brother and sister are VERY LOUD!!!!) He is very cuddly, which I love, and he loves to be held and snuggled. We still only hear a peep out of him when he’s hunger (and then can he reve it up!) and if he’s getting bored (if he’s been in the swing, bouncie seat, on his belly for tummy time too long!) He’ll have his one month appointment this week so I don’t have any official stats to give you, but we think he’s about 8 pounds now. (YEAH!) He’s still long and skinny as you’ll see from the pics I took.

But we are having a really good time, and I’m trying to enjoy every moment because our family won’t stay like this forever! (I don’t know what I’ll do when he’s mobile too!!!! HELP!!!!)

Oh, bytheway Jonah is starting to show some interest in potty training (he went pee-pee on the potty last night after bath! YIPPY!!!) so hopefully we’ll be gettin’ that done soon, and getting him out of diapers (hence, saving ourselves big money!!!!!) so I’ll keep you posted on potty training because I’m sure you’re all just dying to know! (And if you were here he’d tell you all about it!)