Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Little Bug!

Today my baby girl turns 4. I can't believe that it was 4 years ago today that I had my first c section. I experienced pain (not being totally numb was pretty rough as was my first attempt at breastfeeding). But I got the best gift. A sweet snuggly little baby girl. She liked to sleep a lot, but only when being held. It took us a while to work out eating and sleeping, and she scared us a little by not gaining weight. But she did get to her birth weight eventually, even if it did take a month.

And here we are four years later. She's in preschool and gymnastics. She has a baby brother she loves to harass. She adores all things fairy and princess. Her favorite food is peanut butter. She is intelligent, and strong willed, and can be incredibly sweet as well. And I wouldn't have it any other way. Sometimes I wish I could keep her just the way she is, not let her grow older, but then I guess I'd miss out on all the things she has yet to be.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I could do better.

But I'm sitting in my bed with a sick kid who is snuggling me. Every time I get up she cries (real tears!) so I stay in my bed with her. We're watching Noggin. Ant is napping and the laundry really isn't that important. So I'll sit here with her, playing on my laptop, rubbing her back, until she falls asleep.

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

The new do

Isn't he a handsome little man? I took him to get his hair cut on Friday. My kids can sure grow some hair! He just turned 1 and this was his 4th hair cut! Look at the picture of Ant eating the sand above to see how much was really cut off!

Friday, January 16, 2009

It's late and I should be sleeping. Not sure why I'm still up.

So Anthony is sleeping in a bed now. It's the little bed that his crib turns into so I'm not sure how much longer he'll be in it. He's getting so big! Amelia is not even a whole head taller than he is. I liked the toddler bed we had for Amelia better, it had sides so she didn't roll out. Poor little man keeps rolling out of his bed. It's only about 8 inches off the floor, but still. However, I'm not going to buy him another toddler bed. I was contemplating putting the bunkbeds together. I'm not sure how I'd keep Anthony off the top bunk though. He's such a monkey! I need to check and see if we have all the pieces still. And we'd have to get another mattress. Anyway!

The weather here has been hot. Like summertime hot. It's weird! Now of course the forecast says showers next Saturday when I'm doing Amelia's birthday. GRRRR I guess I need to change the invite to say it will be at our house if the weather is bad. I guess everyone can squish! LOL

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Whatcha think?

I think I like this background. What do you all think? Kathy, is this one making you cross eyed?? LOL :-)

Can you see it? Can you read the words?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Monday Beef Roast with veggies

Tuesday Baked Pesto Chicken, Brown Rice, Veggies

Wednesday Hamburgers, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Veggies

Thursday Pasta, Veggies

Friday Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza (I'll update later how this turns out..)

Saturday Lean Pork Chops,

Sunday Leftovers/Soup and Sandwiches

Breakfast Whole Wheat cinnamon rolls Oatmeal, veggie burgers, cereal, Shakes, toast, Whole Grain Waffles

Lunches: Sandwiches, Leftovers, Soup,

Saturday, January 10, 2009

A little maintenance

I'm redoing my layout, and my laptop battery is dying and the kids need me so ignore any weird stuff and I'll be back later to fix it.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

What's worse?

What's worse than finding the baby playing in the toilet? Finding him holding your camera and playing in the toilet. Just one of the exciting things that will happen today.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

I know I know, it's Sunday. But I grocery shop on Sunday cause I like only taking one kid to the store with me.

We had most of our dinners last week even though we were all sick. I didn't make the rice and beans so that's going to get used this week.

Pancakes, fruit, toast, cereal, oatmeal, eggs, M.R. shakes,

PB & J, Grilled Cheese, pasta frozen meals

Monday: Baked Pork Chops, Veggies, Salad
Tuesday: Rice and Beans
Wednesday Chicken and Rice Casserole
Thursday veggie quiche
Friday Whole Wheat pasta, veggies
Saturday Meatloaf
Sunday Leftovers

More party pics.

Blogger wouldn't cooperate yesterday.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

It's party time!

We went to a birthday party up in LA today, the kids had a blast! Here are some of the pictures.

This is one of the birthday boys, he is two months younger than Anthony.

All the kids waiting in line to hit the pinata a second time.

After they finally killed the pinata, the kids dogpiled on the candy. I think Amelia was in there somewhere...

So it's two months late, Happy birthday Connie!

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Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year everyone! I hope the new year is everything you want it to be. I'm not much for New year's resolutions, I think it's just an excuse to wait until Jan 1st to make a change. If you want to change something do it now. If today happens to be January 1st that's great, if not, start it anyway. My goal for the new year is something I've already been working on, but it can't hurt to renew my dedication after Christmas. I need to lose weight. I've started Weightwatchers again and I'm down 28 pounds so far. I have a long way to go, but I want to be healthier by my 30th birthday. I have about 14 months until I get there so if I stick to it, I know I can be a healthier me, which is the goal. What goals or resolutions are you working on in the new year?