Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Maybe if I don't look her in the eye...

Another Wordless Wednesday post.

Actually this photo says SO MANY words to me, it's hard to know where to start. I couldn't do it justice, for sure... Call it a cop-out if you want.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Snow at Home!


We went in for hot chocolate and dry socks, and not ten minutes after Noah was asleep for his afternoon nap, it started snowing again:

Snow on campus!

There was practically a blizzard on campus today! :) Maybe an inch in about half an hour, by my rough estimate. Of course I didn't think to take my camera to work, but luckily my cell phone did a pretty fine job:

Main Building

cell phone + cold = cool (unintentional) special effects


Another Angle on Main Building

Holy Cross Hall

Outside my Building

View from my Window

The weather guy was predicting snow around 4-5pm, so I wonder if it came early or if this is just a bonus. It's been about an hour since I took these photos, and I just looked out the window and it's coming down hard again. If only it were cold enough outside to let it stick around. I think I should go pick up Noah from the sitter... who needs a nap when there's SNOW falling!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I hate to sound like I'm bragging, but...

Noah just wrote his name!

Okay, maybe you missed it... let me help:

The N is a little disconnected (ignore the horizontal swoop that came later, it's the two vertical lines with a barely-diagonal vertical line in between), and the H is a bit wide, and of course the whole thing is not linear, but he's TWO... whaddyaexpect? :)

As an aside, nobody pays me to endorse Crayola, but their Hassle-Free Watercolors are really cool!

Oh, and since I'm already bragging, this morning he also solo-finished a Wii MarioKart race in Not-Last place for the first time! Seventh place, in fact.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

You Gotta See This!

Dave was eager to show me this video as soon as I got home from work today. Apparently, Noah told Daddy he was going to kick TWO balls, and of course Dave assumed he meant he'd kick one... and then the other... But no. He had something more impressive in mind.

We have no idea where he came up with the idea. It's certainly not a maneuver he's seen us attempt!

On a related note, lately he keeps trying to jump into his shoes -- both feet at once. I haven't seen him pull that one off quite yet.

*Toddlerese-to-English translation: "Mine can kick two (at) one time."

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Pampers Gifts to Grow Points

I started a list way back in November, with lots of free promo codes for the Pampers Gifts to Grow program. I've found so many more freebies since then that I thought it was worth re-posting. Let me know if you know of any more promo codes, if you find out any of these are expired, or if you have one-time codes from Pampers diapers or wipes that you're not using!

In the past year or so, they've changed their prizes to eliminate shipping and handling charges, and they've added lots of great toys (Melissa & Doug, Manhattan Baby, etc.) Check out my November hack to see how to stretch these promo codes even further.

Promotional Code STARTEARNINGNOW 10
Promotional Code OHAMANDAAWGTG08 10
Promotional Code WELCOMEBONUS089 10
Promotional Code WELCOME2GTG0809 10
Promotional Code THRIFTYMOMMYGTG 10
Promotional Code JUSTBECAUSE2009 10
Promotional Code GRATUIT89102009 10
Promotional Code XKCMYXFVD96VXVK 30
Promotional Code JOINTHEFUNGTG09 10
Promotional Code happyholidays10 10
Promotional Code WELCOME2GTG2010
Promotional Code WELCOME2VILLAGE
Promotional Code GTGPLAY2USA2010 30
NEW! (2/17/10) GTGTEAMUSA2010 30
NEW! (4/3/10) APR2010FACEBOOK 10
NEW! (5/1/10) GTGLEARNMORE089 10
NEW! (5/15/10) GTGSPRINGFREE10 10
NEW! (5/15/10) GETSTARTEDNOW10 10

In May 2010, I started another new GTG account (see the hack I posted way back when) and a few of these had expired. I crossed out the point values on those that didn't work for me this time. Let me know if you have better luck with them, or if any others expire.