Came back from playgroup yesterday and there was a couple of packages on the porch. The kids got their rain boots from their Nana in the mail. Needless to say Grace was thrilled about her boots and showed them off.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Grace is such a big girl and loves dresses and playing dress up, it's so cute. She wanted to wear this bow that goes on a knitted crochet hat she has, so I stuck it in her hair..of course then she had to get my high heels.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Yesterday after we left the zoo it was dinner time and we were all hot and sweaty and tired and hungry for some yummy food without doing any cooking. So we headed over to Rubio's which I hadn't been to before. At least not here. It was delicious! And fresh and the kids ate great. The thing is Sarah has really been into trying to grab my food lately when I am holding her and eating. She will try to grab my plate and pull it towards her and last night she was trying to grab my burrito! I really can't blame her because it was a very yummy shrimp burrito. But seriously the girl is ready to start eating real food I think!
And, last week at playgroup one of my girlfriends offered me a box of rice cereal that she had leftover that was going to be expiring soon and I said, "Oh no thank you I think we still have another month before we try rice cereal!" If only I would have known!
I was at Costco last week and could not resist getting this pjs for the big kids this winter! They were only 7.99 each. I was going to buy Sarah some but thought I should wait and see how much bigger she gets!
Sunday, August 19, 2012
In August Thanksgiving Point has $2 Tuesdays and so I decided to take the kids, I tried to get there early..however I got to the off ramp 8 minutes after they opened and I still had to wait in line for an hour!
Still loving my FitBit and going to work hard this week to get some extra calories burned. Going to head off to bed soon after K and I finish watching a movie, because we are tired! Last night I think I was up at least 6 times with Sarah or the dog on the hour. Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Yesterday I posted pictures of the big kids but I didn't have any of Sarah. Now today I have one of Sarah asleep at the park today. I looked over at her and she was passed out like this. I had to take a picture because she totally reminds me of her daddy with her arm and leg like this. Can you believe those pudgy baby legs, don't you just want to gobble them up? And those cheeks and that belly??
She still hates paci's and is beginning to use me as a paci! Which of course I am not fond of, but because K has been gone traveling and I am trying to put all 3 kids to bed at the same time, I do what I have to do to get a little bit of me time.
Tomorrow our street is getting repaved and we have playgroup, K has another busy day at work and we are meeting some friends at Buca Di Beppo for dinner, time to hit the rack!
Monday, August 13, 2012
I can't believe that August is almost half over and soon summer will be too. I have been trying to grow Grace's hair out and train it to go back. Baby hair is a tough one and I am still learning with my 3 year old. I am hoping I will have gained some sort of wisdom about training baby hair by the time Sarah gets enough to train. So a few weeks ago I suddenly remembered how to french braid. I had never been able to do my own or anyone else's for that matter. But when you try to puzzle out different ways of doing your daughters hair so its cute and out of her sweet face, you brainstorm. So I had her sit down (she didn't want too, bless her heart but she is obedient for the most part) and we tried it out. As you can see one side is better.....
So on Saturday I weighed myself again and I am down another 2 pounds! That makes a total of 10 pounds! I am very excited and can't wait to fit into more of my pre-pregnancy clothes. And last week I didn't do a lot of working out because it was the 2nd week of K being gone and I was feeling pretty worn out, so I just tried to eat good and not splurge. Also on Saturday night we went into Best Buy and checked out the FitBits, for K. It's funny because at the end of August we had a birthday dinner for some family down at my mother-in-laws place and I was telling everyone about my FitBit and how much weight I had lost and how I loved it. Well I guess my sister-in-law was all about getting one, to track her steps. She recently graduated from the U's nursing program and got a job really quickly as a nurse. And since nurses walk a lot, she was diggin it. Well to make a long story short she got a FitBit and then K did and then my brother-in-law got one yesterday after seeing his wife get one! So now the 4 of us are all on FitBit tracking our steps and getting healthy! And I am excited to have my hubby with me so we can compete! The rest of this week he will be working at a huge job site where he does a lot of walking up and down hills and such. It will be interesting to see how many 'floors' he gets on his FitBit, the only downside for him is that he hikes around there with his tool box and a lot of gear and FitBit can not measure the exertion you do when you are working really hard like that. But it's better than nothing.
Also last week I had a doctor's appointment with the dermatologist. When I was pregnant with Sarah I broke out in a few red scaly patches and thought I just had some eczema and it would go away when my hormones settled back down. But then I had her and I kept getting more and more all over my legs. So I booked an appointment and found out that I officially have psoriasis. It can come on around age 28 and you can't get rid of it, just treat it or control it. Their are different triggers that people have that can make it flare up, strep, a sunburn, winter weather and stress. Mine was for sure STRESS! Having the 3 littles and running around like a headless chicken...yeah I am stressed. Another thing I didn't want to do was to treat each spot topically, however that is exactly what I have to do. But at least it is working pretty quickly. I took a picture of my leg with the 4 worst spots. They used to be dark red, but the strong steroid ointment I have is doing the trick. I just have to remember to put cream on each spot daily and they are mostly all over my legs front and back. Our poor kids between K's eczema and now my psoriasis they are doomed! Well hopefully not.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
It's finally done! I was able to finally get the last little projects done for the girls room and I love how it turned out. I wanted the colors to be blue and yellow, but there is a lot of pink in it too which wasn't planned but I rolled with it. So you can see the walls are 'Glass Bead' blue and I love the color.
This little peanut is so cute! Took these pics last week I believe and she was in a happy mood in her swing (rare). And that's her Frankie dog.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
So it's been a few days since I posted anything. K went back east for some training last Tuesday so I am pulling the load by my onesie. It has actually been a good week, considering. I think it's because of all the exercise I have been getting. It is keeping me leveled out. Took these pics the week before last, don't remember where we were going though.
So here is the problem with teaching your 3 year old to write her name. She thinks it's GREAT (which it is) so she writes it everywhere! I guess siding makes for good lines when your learning to write between the lines instead of diagonal. The only problem is she has been told not to color with chalk on the side of the house, the tree, the fence, etc etc., only on the concrete. Today it was the air conditioner unit she was coloring on. Kids!
I need to start incorporating some strength training into my routine. I haven't done that yet because I wasn't sure what exercises and it seemed too much to take on. But I am going to just use my own body weight as resistance and try to build some muscles and tighten things up. I think that hopefully by the fall/winter I will be down enough to buy some new clothes. I have lost a total of 8 pounds in 4 weeks so I am pretty happy with that and am looking forward to seeing my old jeans again.
On another note, I am going to try to finish up the girls room this week. I have finished their names and going to try to put the letters up this afternoon after naps and then I have an easy decor project that I want to add. Then I will take some pictures! I am excited to show it off, so is Sarah, she is sitting next to me just a squealing away!