Grandpa built a sandbox for our backyard. All the grands are enjoying it, even 11 month old Jackson.
We had a big family gathering here for Mothers Day lunch. My husband smoked turkey and I fixed green beans in the crockpot with cole slaw, tabouli, fresh fruit and banana pudding. I did everything ahead so it was ready to eat when we got home from church.
Daughter in law Sheena brought an adult dot to dot workbook. She and son Jimmy both did one.
The numbers are teeny-tiny and I think they went up to 600 or 900 or so.
Sheena and Jimmy enjoyed doing them but just looking close at them makes me cross-eyed.
Where adult coloring are supposed to be relaxing, I think adult dot to dot books might just stress a person out :)
I've been mostly cooking things off of my May menu plan. I made 2 meals to go- each was shared with my parents and my daughters family. They are especially easy meals and very kid-friendly.
Above is Homemade rolls, fresh fruit salad, homemade fried rice with lots of veggies, and Tyson Popcorn chicken.
We don't eat a lot of prepared foods but we do like frozen Tyson chicken. These 2 kinds are made with whole white meat, not chopped up and formed back together, and they taste really good.
Below is Tyson Crispy chicken strips, strawberries and tiny potatoes cooked with whole green beans.
I am so stocked from previous CVS shopping that we just don't need much.
Last week, I had a 30% off email coupon good on anything not on sale.
So I used it along with my ExtraCareBucks to get a great deal on the press on nails I like so much.
My total was low and I saved 84%.
But I was a wee bit sad to not get any ExtraCareBucks back even though I knew I wouldn't.
I may go to CVS this week but I will probably wait until the new sale. CVS sent me a $5 BeautyBucksExtraCareBucks, a $6/$30 coupon and a 20% off coupon. They sure know how to entice this bargain shopper.
Thrift store finds
I don't think I've been in a month or so. Here is what I bought this morning......
A skort and play shorts for one granddaughter
3 nice pair of long pants, size 4T, for next winter. It is really hard to find like-new long pants for little boys- they seem to always have worn knees or stains.
I had a lot of comments on my last post about the Silver Dollar City skillet meal on our May Menu. I haven't made it yet, but when I do, I will photograph and blog about it.
That's about it from here. My husband has had several Doctor appointments that have kept us busy, nothing serious. The oldest grands are busy with end of school activities and summer sports.
And we are very excited about the upcoming birth of grandchild #8, a brother to these pretty sisters.
Enjoy May everyone, it's going fast!