Thursday 5 September 2013

August Breakdown and summary

Well today was a great great day. positivity was up and where I want it to be and need it to be. Spent a bit of time at the park, and little man decided to go in clothes and all into the splash pad. He just loves water so hey why not. At least he was worn out for a bit in the afternoon so he slept a lot.
Messaged a place of course not worried no something will come along.
Mail day was awesome.... got my Awake Chocolate bar win ( yes goes right to my oldest) , Dentyne gum from FB promo ( to teen again , although I did manage to score a piece. Midnight mint floavour, very delish and the flavour lasted the whole time I was chewing which was about 30 min ) , got my Edible cupcake toppers, in Minion characters of course( I paid for them but WELLLLL worth it, so excited can't wait to try them ,,
I have a surprise coming as well as I got word form someone who is going to sponsor a Giveaway for me sooo super excited) .
We did of course decide to go to the Mustang Drive In again , Smurfs 2 and Grown Ups 2 were playing. The older boys not so much for Smurfs but I was excited to watch . So a busy packed place again and would you believe it , we got our spot where we park every single time we go was still available. LOVE IT.
Of course made a stop for goodies before the movie, ( had to go to Shoppers anyhow, then Zehrs for cash back didn't want to make more stops so did that instead of running to bank). Well of course Shoppers had to have candy and sale and needless to say I went a little candy crazy . My entire purchase at Shoppers came to 21.79 (taxes in ) I managed savings of 19.60 over all , so almost half as well.
I love Zehrs, I walked to the Clearance spots and OMG Baby Cereal and Mum-Mums were on the shelf . I paid 5.61 for 2 boxes of the Mum Mums and 3 boxes of the baby cereal . (saved exactly half :) )

Lazy day till later when we went to help Bestie (well try to fix her internet). Grabbed my Gas at Canadian tire with my gas coupon of course. Loved that I got 20 bucks of gas for 18.95 :). Grabbed us all Timmies and hit Besties. Little Man had a great time, running around. He only hit his head twice ( well I think only twice) no welts this time only little dings. He is actually very stable on his legs now , so no more wobbly legs. He ran and ran and ran around Besties house. Surprisingly he paid no mind to her little Weiner dog which was weird, thought he would be all about playing with her. He got ahold of the TV remote though and wouldn't let go.
Cashed in another 5 bucks for from SwagBucks. Turns out that getting them in $5 increments is cheater than saving to spent 1500 bucks for 15 . Only costs 450 for $5, so that is 150 bucks saved. Hey just like couponing so away we go . Can't wait to pay for Christmas all free from thanks to doing silly little things on SwagBucks :) Wish everyone i knew would sign up under me then I would accumulate more points , but they would also be saving money as well. Can't figure out why more ppl won't get on the saving money train. Meh I will keep trying.
My winner from my Nellie's Giveaway actually allready received her prize which is sooo way way cool . So excited and blessed to have been able to support that Giveaway.

Another laze about  for the most part. Did the one load of laundry I had. Little man and I walked to Giant Tiger to get a few things . So I may have in total bought 6 boxes of cereal. But we can never find this kind almost never and they had tons (French Toast Crunch) and it was also on sale for 2,97. The box also has a code to receive a free food item so really the savings and freebies justified the purchase :) .. We did however make it home originally with 3 boxes but then walked back and I bought 3 more. I had a good excuse to go back as the cheese we bought was allready expired and opened. Not quite sure how that was missed but it was so there you go.
It's Civic holiday today which , basically just for government jobs. Most things are open on Sunday hours so not a biggie.
Had to go look at a place but the lady who was goingto show us didn't answer her door, so there you go in the trials of new place hunting lol. Good thing I didn't get to look at the place anyhow, turns out there is bug infestation and the last person in that apartment had to be evacuated in a sense. ManI would have flipped and the Super-Hero signs would be back over my head again.
So wanted to go to Westfields Ice Cream Festival today , but even I am not that much of a SuperHero to deal with the crowd that was there esp with a Toddler . Never have I seen it so so busy there. Mommy made a decision to turn around and head  home. Def not a place to take an allready sleepy Toddler.
Went out to Walmart for a walk around got a few things, didn't do a coupon shop. Needed a few things for the business venture taking with my oldest and got some food colouring. I also found a cupcake corer which is so cool so that you can take some cupcake out and fill with goodness lol. Helped a couple save 8 bucks on their purchase as well by being a Coupon Fairy. They were very happy .

So I payed it forward in the Timmies line and bought the lady behind us her coffee. It was nice that my oldest was on board and I remembered to tell him that something always good comes back to you no matter what or how. Got a great deal at Zehrs . Wohoooo got my first Henkel Insiders product and can't wait for the Blog contest .

Got my blog post review up and going and I can't wait to host the review... Purex Plus Oxi.. Love it , can't wait .

Awesome family day at the beach today , gotta love Christie Lake for sure :)
 Loving his first taste of Watermelon.

 Nephews out and about , swimming around .
All tuckered out .

Got some awesome mail today, 4-10 off coupons for Pampers Diapers

Woot woot won MAM July's Newsletter giveaway from MAM again this month :)
It was however a day of fog, in this Wanna Be Super Hero household, a night of almost no sleep , made for a very sleepy day. However I actually was able to have a semi nap, well lay down while Little Man took a nap.
Oldest wanted sushi, and of course I say YUCK. Was going to make it but then remembered that Metro sold trays so we went there to pick some up.. I did end up getting really cheap turkey . Got a couple legs and scallion (for chili) all had coupons attached :). Did buy a box of mini chocolate bars, yes paid a bit but def. thought about giving little man his first chocolate bars. Although 3 mini Kit Kats in an hour and a half span was probably not a good idea. But he absolutely LOVED them .. Although he had quite a sugar high .
Took little man to the Momstown 6th birthday party in Kitchener. Not quite sure what to make of it. Not really something for the little ones Zach's age. I will put the positive spin on the good things bc don't want to put out the negative, so for the positives you got some free samples :) . Alothough it did solidify not becoming apart of Momstown for myself. My own personal opinion to the point of where I won't even use the 6 weeks free code you were given.
13th House sitting for mom , just making sure Kitty Cat is fed and taken care of. Night was freezing cold, we actually were in sweats and hoodies to keep warm .
16th  Got my Giveawy for the amazing Chapman' Prize pack up. This one I am excited about..Love that I can give an awesome prize pack to someone, and this one is a goody :)
My Dad came down for a visit. Just blows my mind every time that I found him after 33 years and he comes to see him . Yep found my dad at 35 years old. Dosen't matter the past the future is where it is at, don't care what happened only happy to have him in my life and the lives of my little ones now..
Triplets birthday .. It was an interesting drive (got lost like always lol)
Zehrs shop.... 10 bucks for all the stuff
out with Dad my boys and my nephew Chuck E Cheese Alex 18 got the sticker
Lounge day mostly , laundry , made dinner for my Dad.. We were up at 4am till 730 am but then up up at 830 so early day for sure .
Saw a mole
My dad left today , always a sad time, but I know we will catch up sooner or later . Turns out Giant Tiger is selling lined paper for 15 cents so I bought 7 packs. & for the usual price of 1 :) Got a tip as well to be there for opening tomorrow to get crayola pencil crayons for 98 cents each .

Brantford Twin Valley Zoo
What an awesome place to go, putting up it's own little review with vids and pics , here is just a little snippet :)
 Can't believe Little Man stayed with my sis and her boys to get this shot .
 Nephew feeding the goats ..
 Little Man no fear with the animals, walked right up and investigated lol.
Cool little play area for kids , love that Little Man acted like the king of the playground.. A few other kids tried to take toys away from him and he wasn't having it .

Zehrs buy , didn't go in for what I came out with but had no choice when I say the prices on Chicken :)
Mall stop with Grandma for little man to get a pair of shoes . Mommy scored more SuperHero points when I managed to score a blow up Spiderman bed., with a sleeping bag.  We had to travel to a cool store in Waterdown called Carousel kids  . so glad I got the item and made the trip. What an amazing store with an incredible amount of good quality used item. They also carry higher end new products that are well worth the money. Lots of good quaility toys and the like. He got a turtle hat which was only 2.50 and he actually wears it , so now I can lay off, of the Sun-tan lotion in his hair to keep him covered.
Trip to the Flamboro Speed way with Grandma and the boys. What a fabulous time. Little man was well behaved and shook a little at the first with the cars zooming past but became content when there was a race He would pick his favourite car and watch the track intently . Although next time we will make sure to bring snacks and cushions , as the bleachers can hurt your butt esp with a toddler sitting on you the whole time. I was very impressed with the amount of crowd interaction and prizes they gave away . Have alot of trivia questions and silly games to win. The best part was they pick 5 little kids to pair up with a racer and if their racer wins at the end of the night they get a bunch of prizes and get their pics taken . I would have liked to have dedicated an entire post to the Speedway , but it was a little out of reach with having to hold a todd. I did manage to take 2 pics, next time will make sure I take a blog view of the Speedway . Def a night you want to save up for . But a family pack which is for 2 adults and 2 children is 32 bucks (children age is 12 and under)

Def just a lounging day. Chili in the crock pot. The last Beardy we had died today. :(
Little man went crazy for the chili which is good. Love that he likes it and that means more to his diet . We hung out at Grandmas for a bit .
Got some bargains at Zehrs , they had the taco kits (which the Zehrs brand always have more shells and stuff in them then Old ElPaso  and they are cheaper too.) they were 50% off and 3.99 reg price , so I bought the last 4 @1.99 each , contains 12 shells , salsa, and seasoning ) They expire in October of this year , but that is fine. Thanks to cheap ground turkey and chicken this week at Zehrs, we are set for 4 (with left over meals) :)
Oh my goodness. A def day to forget about and squash it from memory .. Not a pleasant mall exerience to say the very least.. First time I have had to give my Little Man to my Sister to hold and I had to walk away.  Of course it happens every once in awhile . I learn that you can't be perfect every min of everyday and moms who say that their life is perfect with kids are wrong. Or well maybe they are the moms who have nannies .
Oh no Little man had his first fall out of the bed. The fact that he has made it since day one of birth and he is almost 17 months and this is his first fall i would say we are doing pretty good. It was early morning around 7:45 am ( and that is early when we don't get to sleep until well past 1 on a good night) and he went pluck. Thankfully I left the laptop open and he face planted on the squishy keyboard instead of the hard wood floor . he wasn't hurt , barely whimpered and just went back to feeding . Of course I was up for good .
Get to explore and check out the Candy Funhouse just opening on Sept 1 ..
Can`t wait

Wohoo won the MAM Musings contest for a cool bag.I chose the cooler sling bag
Have everything packed for the move with Bestie till we find our own abode . Of course there is alot to be said about the negative you face as a single mom, but hey not going to let me down at all .

Wonder what September will bring :)