Monday, August 30, 2010

Couponing Again

All of this was FREE with my coupons!!!
22 Cake Mixes and Frostings
10 Warm Delights
20 Post-its (I actually made $2 on those)
6 packs of pens
4 bags Pepperidge Farm Cookies
1 bag pretzels
1 bag bugles
1 bag chex mix

Here is some of what I purchased. I had to order a lot of my items because they didn't have enough in the store.

Last week I went coupon shopping again and it was a GREAT week. I spent $43.26 and saved $373.47! It was amazing. I purchased 172 items. It definitely makes me want to keep couponing.

Here's what I ordered that is not pictured:
4 Warm Delights Minis
7 Sweet Moments
5 Bisquick Shake & Pour
2 Sweet & Salty Bars Boxes
5 Bisquick Mix Boxes
5 Bags Nut Clusters
15 Totino's Party Pizzas
3 Boxes muffin mix
2 Boxes Cheerios
5 Boxes Lucky Charms
4 Boxes Gogurt
5 Cans Corn
5 Cans Green Beans

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Some things I've created lately...

A cape for Wilson
The other side of his cape
Whitney's cape
A Cape for Whitney. She definitely likes the princess side. Playing princess is probably her favorite thing to do right now. Of course she is always the princess and the rest of us are not.
Princess Playmat--This one I loved because the whole thing was my own idea! I patterned it a little after a car mat that I made last Christmas, but the princess It holds 4 little princess dolls and has a larger pocket for all of their extra dresses and accessories.
Outside of the Princess Playmat. It rolls up for easy storage and travel!
Diaper bag for a Mommy-to-be

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Family Pictures

The Whole Hendershot Family
I love the kids smiling/laughing faces!

Thank you Kristin! I love looking at our family pictures!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Budget Cuts

Apparently the town of Frannie (about 12 miles from here) has had some budget cuts. They are, however, still concerned about traffic safety. Look closely inside the car. :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sibling Love

Holding hands at Legoland (Wilson usually isn't such a huge fan of holding sister's hand)

Snuggled down to watch a movie...this only lasted about 8 minutes, then both of them were in our bed.
We've been doing this with them a lot lately. They seem to sleep a little better when together, plus, they look so cute!
Snacks after bath

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bighorn Lake

We've had a couple of chances to enjoy the lake this summer. I went with the kids one evening with our friends and then my mom and I took them again. They both love it! Whitney loves to put her tube on and just float around. The only downfall is that there are TONS of mosquitoes. We weren't prepared when my mom and I went so we ended up with several bites before we could get some bug spray on. We still had lots of fun!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Eating Cheetos by the campfire. We never buy Cheetos, so these were a real treat for all!
The View from the end of our hike!
We followed this stream for much of the hike. As we got near the end, there were pools of water and small waterfalls. It was a little scary walking on the rocks, but it was so worth it!

We went camping a few weeks ago with Eli & Kristin and their girls. We got a late start and didn't get camp set up and dinner done until about 9:00 at night, but we still had a great time! We made yummy foil dinners and made s'mores for dinner. The guys were great and had breakfast ready when we got up Monday morning! Our big adventure was a hike. We had tried to take the hike a few weeks earlier, but didn't have enough time to get to the location, but we made it this time! We just about died on the way back up, but the view at the bottom was incredible!! After our hike we went back to camp and roasted hot dogs and s'mores again:) We really had a great time! Thanks Kristin & Eli for the invite!!

Here's Kristin's post about our trip--she's the photographer!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


On our last full day of our San Diego trip we headed out to Legoland. We got really lucky because my Aunt was able to get us free tickets! Legoland is definitely geared toward kids ages 5-8. Wilson was too little for even most of the little kiddie rides (but he really wanted to be on them) and the girls were too small for a lot too. They had fun on the few rides they went on. I wouldn't really recommend Legoland--I just wasn't very impressed. It doesn't seem like it's been kept up very well. The lego creations are pretty impressive, but they are faded and look a lot older than they are. The kids had the most fun at a couple of play areas they had where they could just run! They also have an aquarium that we walked through at the end of the day. It wasn't too bad--if you like fish, which I don't. :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Poway RR & Lake Poway

***We decided to visit some of the local spots in Poway where my Aunt lives, so we went to the Poway RR. When we got there we found out the train wasn't running, but the trolley was; unfortunately, it needed a little help. My uncle and cousin jumped in to help the old guys push the trolley back to the barn. Fortunately, it was a quick fix and they were back on the track in no time. The little store had all of the Thomas the Train wooden sets available and a table for the kids to play with. They loved playing with the trains!

After our trolley ride, we headed over to Lake Poway to play at the park and feed the ducks. It was a really nice day and fun to do something cheap!

The Caboose :) My uncle Mark is the in middle and my cousin is the one pushing the other guys...Too funny!

On the Trolley
(l-r Uncle Mark, My mom, Whitney, Jaylynn, Josh holding Wilson, Aunt Jeri)
Playing with the trains while waiting for our ride. Wilson now has his own Thomas the Train toy and loves it. He can sort of say, "choo, choo."
Playing at the park
Feeding the ducks--there weren't very many ducks unfortunately, and they definitely were not interested in the organic rice puff cereal Auntie bought to feed them. I can't say I blame them:)
Here is how we ended the day...Josh needed the bed we were sleeping in, so I got the kids to sleep and put them in Jaylynn's room and settled on the couch, but they both woke up and we were definitely having some trouble finding enough space. My uncle took a picture too, but in that one Wilson was face up. I kept moving him, but he kept finding his way back. Needless to say, I woke up with a headache and feeling like I needed a nap. The kids were refreshed :)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Beach Day

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We went to the beach on Friday of our trip; but it was so cold that we didn't last very long :( Wilson absolutely LOVED to ocean. He kept running toward it and was giggling and screaming with delight. Whitney was definitely cold. We tried to see the seals at La Jolla too, but they were out enjoying the cooler day in the water. My mom loves the beach so she braved the water with Wilson while the rest of us tried to keep warm with the beach blanket and towels.