Thursday, September 1, 2011

Goodbye August!

So glad to be done with the month of August!! I think it's the worst month of the year for me because we have so many things going on. My sister in law & her family came to visit us in early August which was awesome (very short visit, but we were very happy to see them)! My middle son's B-day was in mid-August.  We had a lot of doctor/dentist appointments as well, but the most stressful part for me was dealing with the back-to-school lists the teachers sent. Every year, I notice that the lists get longer (and more ridiculous), but I have to grin & bear it. The backpacks alone cost an arm & a leg, so I have to be on the lookout for the best sales cause it is not cheap shopping for 3 boys (my oldest gets his clothes in the men's department which makes it even pricier). We usually buy the boy's clothes/shoes at JCP and we got really lucky because we bought a lot of stuff, but after using several coupons & store rewards, we only ended up spending $180! The 2 oldest boys got the same sneakers because they were at a great price. I was glad they decided on the sneakers quickly this year cause they usually take forever to decide. I'm not one of those people that loves to shop. I have my list, grab the stuff, & head for the door as quick as I can. lol Here is some of the stuff we bought. The supplies we bought at Target, Walmart, Staples, & Office Max.  

The first day of school was crazy!! It's not easy keeping track of 3 different buses for 3 different schools. I tried hard not to cry as my 5 year old got on his bus for his first day of Kindergarten. He was a little emotional which made it a lot harder on me but I tried cheering him up & praising him for being such a big boy. Anyways, I'm more than happy to be done with the month of August & I'm glad that the boys already have their daily routine down packed. Now looking forward to my favorite time of the year.....fall!! Time for cooler days, pumpkin spice coffee, candy corn, and my favorite~Halloween!!

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