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I will be giving away custom made jewelry set. Earrings and a bracelet.
So yesterday I needed to stay occupied, so I did.
I went to Mr Silly's SEP (teacher parent conference), he is doing great and passed off one of his goals on his IEP! He is officially potty trained. No interventions or prompting for pottying! So glad that he got this far.
We ran some errands and then we went and picked up pies for my Autism Support Group. We went home and I had some kids dropped off for a few hours. We cleaned the boys room and removed 2 bags and a box of toys. Now there is room for a toddler bed for Mr Silly when we add a few kids for respite on the holidays. I then made lunch for 6 kids and I made some awesome homemade chicken soup for dinner.
1 can of chicken 1/2 red onion fried up with a teaspoon of butter
Add oragono, garlic and parsley
Add a box of chicken stock and 2 cans of cream of chicken soup
2 cans of water
Bring to a boil as you cut celery 1/2 a stock) and carrots (2 hand fulls of baby carrots) and I added a can of carrots
Then I let it simmer the rest of the day
I added a bag of noodles an hour before dinner.
Boiled for 10 mins then took off heat and left covered until dinner.
It was still piping hot!
Next time I will add 2 boxes of stock because it wasn't enough it was more like a stew.
I contacted my RM but he had no news :( told me he would call today around lunch time!
I attended the Autism Support Group meeting it was a great training on parenting kids that don't respond to regular methods.
I am going to write up some new rules for our house they recommended no more than 5 and very simple very clear rules.
Listen to Mom & Dad
Nice words, hands and feet
Do your chores
Use good manners
Take care of your house and belongings
So today I wait more and I plan to clean my room, go to a Dr appointment, and make rice crispy treats.
When I have news I will share it!
This year we are having a simple Christmas full of homemade gifts!
We are doing
Something you want
Something you need
Something to wear
Something to read.
Plus Santa will bring them a present and little stocking stuffers.
I will also be making them Christmas Eve boxes. This year jammies, hopefully homemade slippers or aloe sock for the older girls. Maybe a movie or book or snack.
I plan to make some fun picture book marks and jewlery for other family members.
So here is my Christmas list and planned buget.
Christmas Eve: Fleece, for PJs and slippers, from Jo Ann's black friday sale $25
Stockings: Buttons and ribbon and yarn for book marks. Already have it! Free
Stocking: PVC for Marshmallow shooters $10
Stockings: Candy and small trinkets $10 Walgreens
Family Gifts: Jewelry pieces $5 with coupons
Family Gifts: Pictures for jewelry and bookmarks $10 from Costco
Want: Flash mask and cape for Mr Silly already have fabric, Free!
Want: Homemade picture game pieces and recycled clue game, for Mr. Snuggles pics printed with others. Free!
Want: room decor for the princess Canvas for wall art, fabric for curtains, paint for furniture. $30 with coupons.
Want: dance attire for the quiet one $30 with Dixie Direct and Coupons
Want: home made for each kid,12 one on one date coupons on a ring $2
Need: Hand made Disney themed Road Trip Pillow cases $10 with coupons
Wear: Disney shirt not sure how much yet :(
Read: Hand made Learn it Yourself music books for girls $2 paper $2 ink
Read: Hand made learn to draw books for Littles $2 paper $2 ink
Total $140 plus disney shirts and santa present.
Not bad for a family of 6!
Also I easily add to some of this for not much more if we add more kids. $40 for a teenager and $20 for a little.
10 pizza rolls 10 for $10 + .40 off 2 use 5 double 3 + $5 back after .18 each
6 v-8 juice (Zachary needed some as soon as I got home so only 5 in picture) 2/$4 +$1 off doubled = free!!
12 progresso soup 10 for $10 + $1 off 4+ double+ $5 after buying 10 = less than .10 each
Crest toothpaste $2 + .75 doubled = .50
Milk $3.49 (no coupon and in shock!!!)
Straws .99 cents for my FIL
(not pictured) 10 Hamburger helper 10/$10 +.75 off 3 doubled + $2 back +$5 back =$2 MM!!
Today is the last day of the sale at Albertsons so if you have doublers and coupons use them today!!!