Friday, August 27, 2010

More on Caden's First Days of School

He's reading his little workbook he created to me.

Monday, August 23, 2010

His First School Project

His First School Project
Originally uploaded by Joe Jon!
Caden has officially started pre-school in the homeschool. The last year or so he has done a few things with colors, numbers, reading, and writing. But this will be his first "official" year of school with a regimented daily schedule of academics, art, etc. We think he'll do fine and be much more prepared to begin Kindergarten next year. This morning he completed an art project. A raccoon! Doesn't he look thrilled to be in school??? OK, it will grow on him.

The homeschool room is ready, curriculum is in place, the students - Gabe, Ethan, and Caden - are excited, and the teacher (Mommy) is all set for a great year.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Coupon Master

Originally uploaded by Joe Jon!
Stacie continues her dominance in the world of couponing. I remember when we first got married. She would go to the grocery store with 2-3 coupons she happened to see in the paper. Now she has a huge red binder all sectioned out in some order with pages upon pages of baseball card holders full of coupons.  The detail to organization is amazing!

She gets pretty excited when she scores huge savings. For the year she has been averaging around $32 paid for every $100 worth of food, and she plans to do much better.She tells me she wants to dip below $25 per $100 soon.

Tonight she sent me this picture of a number of items, including milk, orange juice, french bread (yummy french toast!), Pop Tarts, apple sauce, Rice Krispy Treats, cheddar cheese, yogurt, cereal, turkey breast, etc. She brought this nice pile of food home for the grand total of $3.65.

Yes, that is three dollars and some change. One gallon of milk should have cost that.  This trip is certainly going to lower her average!

She is getting good!