Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Prep

I am sorry I don't have any pictures today.  I went to upload my pictures and blogger says I have reached my max limit of free photo space, so I have to have my blog printed and then I can start uploading after I 'erase' some blog. Who knew?

Today has been a great day.  Sarah went to bed at 8pm but she fussed a little bit before falling asleep.  Then she slept straight until 1:45am and then slept until 7:30am!! WOOT WOOT! I have been waiting for less wake up times.  Moving Grace into Aaron's room has made it possible for me to be more awake when I get her and then nursing her better and putting her back to bed with a full belly. 
Also she has been getting a 2 hour nap in the morning and a 2 hour nap in the afternoon.  It has been so nice.  Putting the space heater in her room has been the best thing ever!

Once we got going this morning I started getting busy with Thanksgiving prep.  Baked Chess cake, cut celery and onions, and other casserole prepping. Scooped dog poop and picked up the back yard and moved patio furniture. Good thing because it was nice but windy and by this afternoon it got cold.  After that we came inside and made lunch and continued with more Thanksgiving prep before putting Peanut down for her afternoon nap with the big kids.  Then I jumped on the treadmill and got my run in.  On Monday I had the best run ever! I did a warm up for 5 minutes and then was able to run for 35 minutes straight and then had a 5 minute cool down. I think that's the longest I ever have run! It felt great!

We had leftovers for dinner (got clear the fridge out) and then bath for the kids. (Bath every night for peanut=helping her learn a sleep pattern) Kids are down for bed now and the hubby and I are watching a movie.  Looking forward to another good nights sleep (praying that this is a trend!) and then lots to do for tomorrow! K has a 4 day weekend and we are having massages tomorrow from a Groupon we have to use.  Then its a girls night out tomorrow for me! And maybe a boys night in for K this weekend!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Project time

I have been behind on the blogging! I think I said that last post as well! Ha Ha oh well.  What have we been doing?? Today we got up and made a run for the grocery store to get all of our regular and Thanksgiving shopping done.  We are having Thanksgiving here so there is lots to be done.  When we got home we had lunch and then Grace got to finish making her Thanksgiving project. She keeps forgetting and calling it a peacock. After I put the Aaron and Sarah down for naps I cut out the pieces and let her use the glue stick we bought to put it together.  She thought that the glue stick was so novel! 
Lately I have been considering preschool for Grace and recently decided that preschool would wait for at least 6 months.  Right now we are trying to get Sarah's sleeping schedule more regular and for her to sleep longer.  Last Thursday we moved Grace into Aaron's room temporarily so that we could get Sarah sleeping longer and better at night.  Right now she is waking up 3 times during the night.  We also moved a space heater into her room to help keep the room toasty.  We think she may like a nice warm room.
Anyway, so I decided that having a 7 month old right now and having a 3 year old in preschool was too much stress for me, especially since Grace won't be able to start Kindergarten until Sept 2014.  So we will revisit in in 6 months. 
I have been working out still and hit the treadmill hard tonight. Did my best run ever, 35 min of straight running on a 2 incline. This past Saturday we did a 5K walk for St. Jude's Hospital for Children.  They make it so families don't have to pay anything for sick kids.  So far I am down a total of 24 pounds.  I was going to take my measurements yesterday on the 18th but since it's almost that time of the month I am going to post pone that for a little bit.
K's still been working crazy long hours but at least he is done traveling for a little bit.  Time to jump of the computer and get to bed at a decent hour because my little peanut will be awake before I know it!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hangin with Friends

Another group of pictures from our San Diego trip.

 Just a swangin... I love this picture wof the big kids with Nana. Grace's face is just pure joy.
 And Sarah wanted to swing too!
 Such cuteness!

 This was after a swim night in Memaw and Pepaw's pool.  The pool wasn't exactly warm and before we tossed the kiddos into the bath we let them eat birthday cake outside in cups.  They were all a little cold but still enjoyed their cake!

Today we hung around the house and shoveled snow before heading out to a new store called Scheels.  It is the coolest store! They sell sportswear and gear, hunting gear, regular clothes and shoes and lots more! Inside they have a ferris wheel, small bowling alley, play gym and a cafe where they give all the free samples of fudge you can want. The fudge is SO GOOD!! I was able to try on some new running shoes and wish I could have left with them.  The last couple of weeks I have thought that I might need some new running shoes because my feet have been hurting, sometimes during and sometimes after I run. Oh the new ones felt so light! They are going on the Christmas list. And we left with some I better keep up the workouts!

Speaking of workouts...I've been hitting the treadmill hard last week and Saturday I weighed in and was down another 1.5 lbs. I know that I have said that I need to focus on the strength training but I totally haven't.  Last week I did better with my situps and push ups after my runs, but I am thinking I need to some how shake things up with that and really get focused!

On another note Sarah is growing bigger and bigger all the time we had her 6 month appointment when we got back from SD.  She weighed 16 lbs 6 ounces and was in the 50 percentile for weight.  Her height was 27 inches I think and the 96 percentile for height.  And we noticed today that her feet are practically sticking out of the infant carrier. Soon she will be in a convertible car seat! And yesterday I noticed she has her first tooth!!! She has been having bad naps so that may be why.  Tonight I thought I saw a slim white line that may be her second bottom tooth, but that one I am not sure about.  We got some teething tablets to help with that.  She also has been super needy to, really wanting mommy to hold her and soothe her every time.  Sarah is also rolling all over the place and is working hard at strengthening her arms to support her weight.  The dogs are SO good with her.  Not that they weren't good with the other two, but I think she gets around faster then they did and she will grab at the dogs feet and fur so quick before I have a chance to move her.  They walk carefully around her and Briggs let her grab his paw and didn't even flinch.

Friday we got our first real snow!  It was great, we got lots of snow all day Friday and Saturday, our streets are so pretty with snow and I think there is more to come!  We are finishing up our weekend with a pizza, fire and a couple of movies! Night!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Aaron's Birthday Party

I have a ton of pictures from our San Diego trip and I need to get them upload so I am going to make an effort to get them all done relatively quickly! Otherwise we will have holiday pictures to upload as well! Ha!  We did a Curious George birthday party for Aaron.  Aaron LOVES Curious George or Georgie as we call him at home.  I got these little George masks for the kids to wear and I think Aaron liked his the most.  He also liked his new Rescue plane and helicopter.
 The cutest little monkey ever!
 New friends!
 Another cute monkey!
 I ordered an edible cake topper to place on his cake.  At first I was worried that it wouldn't come in time because of Columbus Day being a holiday but it did come on time.  However after we trimmed it to make it fit on the cake we had a hard time peeling it off the backing with out ripping it.  Daddy was able to save the day and peel it and place it without totally ruing George. Yay for Daddy's!
 Waiting for his cake!
 Blowing out his candles with Daddy.
 Opening some presents with Uncle Cameron.
 His Georgie from Memaw and Pepaw!
 Presents and fun times!
I love my sweet boy, he is so tendered hearted and sweet.  I love how he has such good manners right now, saying, "No Thank you." He loves playing with Grace and he will say, "Hi Peanut!" to Sarah.  Love my boy!