Sunday, August 21, 2011


I'm trying to encourage Michael to fall asleep on his own in his crib for naps.

I love rocking him to sleep BUT I would really like it if he could soothe himself to sleep for naps.

We have not had too much of a normal schedule lately..


that will change! :)

I, Chantell, will promise to do my best to do my duty to my baby and the other baby I will be caring for! (Name that oath!)

Ok, I just went and picked him up and rocked him back to sleep. I couldn't help it. And I don't feel bad about it! There's always tomorrow. :)

Who could resist?

Friday, August 19, 2011


Last weekend Josh and I trekked all the way across Tucson to buy a jumperoo for Michael

It's SO neat!

needless to say, he loves it! And he looks adorable in it!

He's getting so big...tear :(

permanent play date!

We are going to be welcoming a beautiful little girl into our home a couple days a week while her mommy and daddy work and I am so excited!

She is 2 weeks older than Michael and it's going to be great for him to have a friend around!

They can roll over together, do baby signing together, look at each other, laugh at each other, read together, take walks with me together and hopefully nap together! and many more things as they grow! :)

I'm grateful to have a degree (kind of) that is allowing me to work (kind of) out of our home! :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

3 months!

My little man is 3 months old!

Boy does time fly!

He is getting so big and learning so much!

He plays with his hands for hours

Tries to stand all of the time

Smiles with his WHOLE body

tries really hard to giggle

Everyone but mommy gets real big belly laughs out of him

rolls pretty well now but still doesn't necessarily like it

follows everyone around with his eyes

smiles so big when he sees people he knows (his uncles, grammy, and especially his daddy!)

loves his toy scout [and mommy likes the song it sings about a lion wanting milk ;) ]

loves being thrown in the air (unless he's tired!)

kicks and lifts his feet in the air (but doesn't grab them yet!)

eats like a champ

sleeps from about 9-6 every night (mommy is grateful!)

is starting to look more like his daddy (definintely tall and skinny like him!)

likes to bite on mommy's hands

puts anything he can hold into his mouth

and is the most amazing baby we could even have asked for!!

Happy 3 months beautiful boy!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My Job

Part of my job as a "Stay at home Mommy and Wife" is to save us money.

Using Coupons.

I'm not like those people you see on TV on extreme couponing. I've never gone to the store with a $1000 dollar total and left paying $2. (although that would be neat!)

I have, however, gotten over 100 boxes of pasta, 25 boxes of cereal, 21 packages of wipes, 6 packages of tic tacs (great for 72 hours kits ya know;) ), 10 packages of rice, 20+ tubes of toothpaste, 20+ bottles of hand soap, plus other things I can't think of for FREE!

(I always mean to take pictures of my spoils when I get home but I tend to put stuff away before I remember!)

I also get other things we NEED for cheap using coupons and checking ads! We always buy lean meats when they are on sale, and eat the in season produce (and lots of it!) If you live in Tucson, check food city's ads and price match at walmart. Its FANTASTIC!

I love couponing! I feel good about saving our family money and really enjoy finding deals. I think that's the sarcastic motto of our marriage. We even got my engagement ring "on sale."