Sunday, September 7, 2008

Burning a hole in her pocket

Emma had some money that has been burning a hole in her pocket. She had $20 from her Grandpa Alan and Grandpa Stephens and she was determined to spend it today. We went to Walmart (and just so you know Emily, Walmart is a bad place to be on Sunday too!) today to look around at DVD players. The kids have broken all 3 of our machines and we wanted to see what is available. Emma brought her money with her and she wanted to buy a Littlest Pet Shop set. She found that, then also found a 2-n-1 Habitat/Backyard Safari. She had enough money for both, so we let her spend it so she won't be worried about it any longer. She is very excited about her new backyard safari. This container can be used for bugs or even frogs. The package said that there was a coupon for free tadpoles included!! Emma was sold. She found a little baby toad when we were in Iowa over the 4th of July and decided she was going to keep it as a pet. Well, that is until it escaped the ice cream bucket and got lost in my parents' basement. Did you ever find that toad Mom and Dad? After we got home and got the package opened and found the coupon for the free tadpole, I noticed it said that the tadpole was free, but it was $7.99 for shipping and handling. No wonder this backyard safari was clearanced at Walmart! I think I am going to go check them out at PetSmart before I order it, as I'm sure we'll have better luck getting one there, rather than having one mailed to us!? Gage was excited about Emma's purchase as well, because he was sure she would let him have one of the tadpoles she would get. We didn't realize at the time you would only get ONE in the shipment! It also says in the directions that you shouldn't have more than one frog in this thing because it isn't big enough for more than that. I think we'll have to go with 2 anyway, to prevent the fighting. We didn't have much luck with fish, so I don't know how we'll do with frogs. Hopefully we won't have any escape this time!

The kids had a nice time at church this morning. They had a scavenger hunt planned for the kids and they had a good time showing their friends, Jadyn and Kya, around the church. They were also very excited to hear they would be going to Sunday School with them!! Gage said, "You mean they are going to come for good?" I told him I hoped that was what they decided, but yes, for now they were planning to try it out at our church. They are thrilled to death!

This morning before we left for church I put a roast in the crockpot. I had gotten a very simple recipe off of another blog I enjoy reading "Motherhood for Dummies" that was for Shredded BBQ. It was really good AND very easy, which is always a bonus for me! When we got home from church it smelled so good we were all disappointed that we had to wait until supper time to eat it! We put it over brown rice instead of having sandwiches and it was really good. We'll have the leftovers on sandwiches tomorrow for another yummy meal! I will definitely be making it again. We have tons of roasts in the freezer from when we bought 1/4 beef. I'm not very good at cooking roasts, so they have just sat in the freezer..........until now!

Looking forward to Monday! I don't know that I've ever looked forward to Mondays? Have I mentioned that I LOVE SCHOOL? :-)

5 comments:

Motherhood for Dummies said...

oh I am so glad that you liked it. It seriously is a new favorite here, plus I am a sucker for easy recipes.

Kysa said...

I think I love school much better than you!!! haha!!!

Anonymous said...

Stacy...did you click on the Wells Fargo guys picture for the roast...it very funny.....:0)
Well's Fargo needs him as a poster child.....I didn't know husbands could have fun and joke around....haha

Kysa said...

that was me that just left the anonymous remark....I must have hit the wrong button....imagine that....Think I've been on a computer too long today....

Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?