Saturday, February 2, 2008

Lovin' the Free Days!!!

I have to say, I have been getting a LOT of free stuff lately! It seems I get free samples of diapers, baby spoons, pacifiers..etc. almost daily!
To top it off, today was the first Saturday of the month, which means a free Home Depot project for kids up to 12 years old!
You go there and they give you the craft kit and give you all the supplies you need to make the craft for free. Last time we went there, we made a pirate ship!
Since this weekend is Superbowl weekend, the craft was a football step stool!
There are some pics below of Alex making the step stool!
We went to Michaels afterwards and bought blue and white paint and almost finished painting it in the NY Giants colors! The Giants are Eddie's team and has been ever since he was a kid. I am DEFINITELY going to take some good pictures of him tomorrow during the game!
Another free thing we have been doing weekly now for about a month is going to the library. I hadn't been to a library in YEARS and I was SO amazed at how much better they are now! Tons of computers and bright and clean! They come complete with coffee shops with flat screen tv's!!
I honestly don't think I'll ever buy another book again! It's great for Alex, too because once she reads a chapter book, that's pretty much it. She doesn't read it again. You can also go online and put the book you want on hold. I just love it and had to share! The book I checked out last week is a recent Oprah's book club choice, "The Pillars of the Earth". It's 975 pages long and will be the longest book I've ever read! I'm up to page 130 and I can NOT put it down! It's so good!
Also, I am so ready to pop! The doctor said I'm measuring a "little big", so they are doing another ultrasound in 3 more weeks and if the baby is as big as we think he is, my due date gets moved up! yay!
By the way, don't you just "love" those hanging hearts? Totally compliments of Alex as she loves decorating for Valentines Day! Ha!


Donna said...

Cute hearts, Toni. You look cute, too. I didn't know the Home Depot crafts were free! I'll have to look into those next month.

Dolly said...

Toni, you look great! I had a dream last night that I was as pregnant as you are in this picture and had not been the Dr. once. Also, I had been running and everyone was telling me how bad that was for the baby. Weird! I've been having weird dreams lately.

I will have to check out our library too. I haven't been in forever. I still need to read that book you recommended before.