Wednesday, May 2, 2012

April 9th Museum and Zoo

On monday the 9th while my parents were still in town we went to the Natural History Museum.  Some of my extended Bird family went to it as well so that was fun to see them.  Payten loved seeing all the animals and different things there! She had so much fun! 

After the Museum we went to lunch at Red Robbins and get our energy back and then went to Hoogle Zoo! It was a big day of adventures but we loved it and Payten really loved seeing all the animals!

We tried out her cousin Brighton's backpack leash! She wanted to run all over the place so that was the best thing! 

Deven said that used to be his favorite drinking fountain when he would go to the zoo as a little boy!

It was a bit of a challenge but we managed to change Payten's diaper while Deven held her!

We had a great day as a family went to such fun places! Payten slept good through the night after such a fun day at the museum and the zoo!

Taxes Done March 29th

This year was my first year doing my taxes!!! With Deven's business we had to pay someone to do them. We lucked out last year and my mom was able to help us figure them out so we didn't have to pay anyone.  But this year I did them!!! Thankfully Payten took about a 3 hour nap so I was able to do them.  And thankfully my mom was nice enough to be on the phone with me in case I had a question.  I did them all once and then realized that I could do them a different way so that I didn't have to pay to submit them.  So I did it all again!

I felt very accomplished with the fact that I didn't have anyone else at my house helping me do them! It sounds a little weird but I thought they were actually fun trying to figure them all out! One big help was that I use!!! Mint is just a great program I recommend everyone to use!  It helps me keep track of my money so I know exactly where all of my money is going and then I can categorize all my expenses so that when Tax time comes I can group all my expense in the right category and easily figure out how much I spent on each thing!

By using Mint I am so much more aware of our money and trying to save as much as possible.  I love setting a budget so I know how much money I can spend on certain things! Since Deven is the one making the money it is my job to make it stretch as far as possible! And combined with using Mint and couponing I have been able to stretch our money out and save money!!!


We celebrated Easter with the Johnson's the thursday before Easter.  We had dinner and then found easter eggs! Payten got a lot of help finding the eggs with her Daddy.  I kinda think Deven was more excited about finding the eggs than she was.  

All the girls with their great grand parents!!!

Easter we had to wake Payten up for church (at 8:45) and she was not ready to wake up.  So we hurried and got her dressed and then ran off to church.  When we got home she was beyond ready for her nap, so needless to say, she was not a happy camper and did not want her picture taken!

She cheered up a little when we showed her what the Easter bunny brought her.  She loved it!

She was a good help helping Deven put up her princess castle!

She loved it!!!

We then celebrate easter with the Bird family and ate a delicious dinner and found more easter eggs! We are so blessed to have such great family that we get to see so much of! 

Nutty Puddy March 31st

One saturday we went out to Nutty Puddy with the Johnson family.  Spent the day hanging out and playing.  We took our four-wheeler but Payten has become scared of it.  So it took a little bit to get her on there. So we just took her for a slow little ride! We roasted hot dogs out there and had a lot of fun!