Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sum it up Sunday - when I've totally slacked off & missed Friday Fragments & Saturday Posting...

Good Reads:
My boys have discovered a great book series "Diary of A Wimpy Kid". The series chronicles the life of a middle-school kid, Greg Heffley. Pure comic gold! If I didn't know better, I would swear some of the entries were written by my boys!

The third book is just out : The Last Straw.
A must read!

Cast Off
Alex had his cast cut off this week and is getting back into "the swim" of things. Literally. He is now able to go back to swim practice and Dad is having him do a bit of weight training to regain strenth in his arm. We are also back to 2-handed piano playing!

Bills are starting to roll in from the December trip to the ER as well as from the follow-up visits to the orthopedic doctor, x-rays & radiologist's fees. Fun times for my hubby who is trying to decipher them. Amazing how many "extra" charges were found. It pays to review bills and make sure they were coded and charged properly!

Million Dollar Smile:

Colin had two teeth pulled on Monday. He was a model patient and has recovered nicely.

Wish I could say the same for our pocket book!

Surprise Package

A friend who was visiting a few weeks ago from Florida, sent us a package which arrived yesterday. Inside was a cool book, Pandora's Box. This is a box/book filled with activities, pop-up pictures, stories and games that are designed to make learning about Greek Mythology fun.

She had learned that my boys are "getting into" Greek Mythology and thought the boys would enjoy this book (Which they are!)

My oldest son has read the series of books, Percy Jackson & the Olympians. (Greek mythology for kids) The last book in the series is due out in May.

Perhaps I can borrow this book from the boys. I have some catching up to do. I'm definitely not smarter than my Fifth ( and Sixth) grader.
Thanks Glynis!

Fill'er Up!

Price of gas on Thursday,
January 22, with my 20 cent Kroger Fuel Perk.

Gas prices dropped the next day from $1.83 a gallon to $1.77.

Hard to believe that prices were double this amount just a few months earlier.

At least we're saving money somewhere!


Tara R. said...

Woohoo! Congrats on getting the cast off and the brave tooth extractions. Such big boys! Gas prices here are back up to about $2. *sigh*

nonna said...

dang it! i forgot to take a pic of my price friday when i filled up my van, but at least I managed to stop it right on 27.00 and not go over 2 cents hehehe

terri said...

I'm so impressed that your boys get into any kind of books. I was so sad when it became obvious that my boys didn't inherit the love of books that I've always had. Thankfully, my daughter did and we now often share and trade books.

Ironically, my 17 yr old son just entered the family room and said, "Mom? I was reading this..." I looked up, astonished and anxious to see what he was reading! It was a Wii game instruction manual. Oh, well. At least he's reading something!

Weaselmomma said...

I have to check out that "Diary of a wimpy kid" series. Ouch, on the bills. Tell the boys that is why they wash the dishes!

Mrs4444 said...

It sure is a treat to "save" $20-$30 per gas tank these days. I'm glad your hubby gets to be the one to mess with those bills; not fun stuff.