Tuesday, June 26, 2012
After one year off...
I took the plunge...
And joined Jazzercise again...
I am going back to basics...
Going back to what I know...
Doing what I did to lose weight in the first place...
Motivating others so they can help me stay accountable...
Dance this weight off...
Sweat my booty into shape...
Work through my abs being sore...
Do high impact...
Count my calories again...
I am so excited...
I am back to taking Jazzercise!
This picture has nothing to do with my post... My little peanut got a new swim suit and looked adorable in it. I wish I looked this cute in my swim suit!
Tonight we had an early dinner of ham salad and the peanuts and I were at the pool by 5:15pm tonight. It was a lovely swim. We ended up having the pool to our self's for 90 minutes or so. Kendal started winding down, so the hubs came to get her and brought her home. Dustin even surprised us with Sonic drinks for our lazy nights.
My house isn't clean, I still need to fold some laundry however, nights like tonight is when it is clear to me, the house can wait.
Another swim suit picture... you can't take Kenni's picture without taking Mia's.
I feel good...
I feel good about my new chapter...
My new goals...
My new routine...
Have a great Monday and check back often, thanks for reading about our peanut gallery!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Today was our pizza day, I wasn't going to have have any but after dishing it out to daycare I ate. I counted it on my calorie counter and now only have 200 calories to last the rest of the day. I can do it- it'll take some planning on my part and no snacking.
I forgot to put the pork in the slow cooker, so we are having sandwiches for dinner.
We haven't done many daycare lessons this week. The kids love playing outside in the morning before it gets hot so I let them. I say it is time to do circle time and stories, I get groans. So I let them enjoy playing outside, enjoy their social networking, and try being less of a routine. It is summer. We'll catch up soon, and we'll be back on our plan... I hope.
I planned to fold laundry today at nap- instead I am blogging, changing that plan, and then reading my book. I know will have to work tonight on nursery stuff so I am doing some relaxing now.
I had planned to have the kids play in the sprinkler at nap time too- however, our AC wasn't running correctly and we had a repair man come during nap to fix it. Not a bad thing but just not a planned thing.
I have been doing a new work out... not as I planned. Instead of pounding away on the treadmill at the gym I am doing Jazzercise again. I figured it was time to drop my membership since my work out buddy is moving and Dustin would rather walk outside vs a gym. Because D LOVES me so much, I have been leaving at 435 each day so I can get a class in at 440p at the center. Normally I only have 1 child left for daycare when I leave so I am grateful he doesn't mind me leaving. I love getting it done and out of the way too.
Dustin is still working hard on the house... see picture above. The joys of having an older house and doing everything yourself. He is a hard worker and it amazes me how much this boy can do. The house project has been planned for but wasn't supposed to take this long. Hopefully he will be ready to paint this weekend. That is what we are planning on.
I am trying to grow my hair out... just a little, I think. I am not sure what my plan is on that but right now that plan is to make my hair look okay and that plan is failing. I need to figure out what I am doing and stick to that plan.
Well, there are my thoughts in a nutshell.... nothing as planned but going with the flow. Have a good day!!!
Monday, June 18, 2012
On the last day, the kids had tent awards. Parents went to the kids' assigned tents and heard what award each child received. The leaders gave each child a ribbon and a hand written note as to why the child received the award.
I am grateful for the experience that Gaby and Kadyn were allowed to have through this program.
We didn't get to much of out theme last week so we are doubling up on some of our days. It's cowboy week. Yee Haw! Today we made home cowboy hats and vests. The "big kids" like to sit at this table to work.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Seems like forever since I blogged, it has been forever, like an entire week.
The kids are doing camp this week, and I have gotten to hang out at church to help as their health person- I am no where close to being in the health profession but they needed someone who has been through classes like first aid and CPR. It's been a blast to see the kids and leaders in action. However, I am more then ready for a normal week next week. I don't like being away from home this much.
Gaby has had a huge couple of weeks... I will sure more pictures soon. She is growing up, staying away from home for 6 days, and being baptized. I am proud of her- I see so much of my husband in her, simply amazing.
In a nutshell, that is what we are up too.... exciting, huh?! I hope to have more updates soon.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Showing off what is like to be a child, dancing her heart out, and not caring who is watching her.
Love this picture, love this kid.
Tonight we wait for Gaby to come home. To keep us busy, the younger three girls hung outside playing, singing, and dancing. This made my heart smile. I remember being Kadyn's age, and performing on our porch at the house I grew up in. Watching my kids act so carefree, so full of spunk, and full of smiles was just a A+ parent memory for me. Loved tonight, love my peanuts, love being their mom!
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Full house today... summer is like that. Today I am busting at the seems and yesterday I had three. Out of all the days of the week, we have a full house maybe one day. Love how that works out. It was an awesome morning to play outside. So we took advantage of the cooler temp, shaded back yard, and played. I know it isn't a structured day but I guess I don't see what's wrong in doing lessons after lunch when it is wicked hot vs. in the morning when we should be playing. I love being outside... and the kids do too. Today the older peanuts played dodge ball. Love it!
I miss my Gaby. I know you already know that but in case you missed it. I miss her. I have only gotten to talk to her once since we dropped her off on Sunday night. I keep telling myself that if there was something wrong, if she wasn't having a fun time, or if she was super home sick... the camp would call. I am trusting God on this. I know He is watching over Gaby and she is fine. I pray this week is a life moment for her. Something she will remember for years to come. I want her to look back on this week and have great memories.
I am thinking of switching up the hair style again. I have had super short hair for 6 months, which is a long time for me to stick to the same cut. I need to get a trim but I want to have a plan for when I go in. Hmmmm. This is a big thing.
My mom comes back tonight. Last weekend she went to my brother and sister in laws house in KC for a few days. Things were kinda building up between us and it was a good time to have her go and visit for a while. Even though most days I don't care that my mom lives with us, we all needed a break. There are still times we don't see eye to eye on things, there are times she tries to parent me still, there are times I am not patient with her, and there are times we just need time away.
While she was gone I worked on her room. I don't know if it is a stroke thing or a mom thing but she never cleans her room. At risk of my sounding like her parent and saying, " you need to clean your room, mom". I just let it go. It's not worth fighting over. Looking back at our home growing up, my mom never kept a tip top house. So maybe having a clean and picked up room isn't a big deal to her. Anyway- I cleaned out her room, washed all the bedding, caught her laundry up, put all of her pictures into collage frames, bought pink baskets and organizing cubes. I hope now that her room is picked up and looks nice maybe she will make the effort to keep it that way. One can hope.
Total God thing happened this morning. I was paying bills and balancing our checkbook. We have tags due this month, extra money is going out for food/snacks for daycare and kids have a couple summer events we are paying for. I thought to myself, "wow, we are totally tight this month and I have to do my big walmart trip tonight". I was stressing out a little. I went to my wallet and grabbed all the receipts so I can make sure they were getting accounted for. I checked the outside pocket and found two pieces of paper. I opened them up and found two checks I had not deposited. Wow. What a cool thing to have had happen. That totally made my morning and helped our super tight week- now we can eat tomorrow and not have bread and butter...Just kidding! But like I said, total God thing!
I have a headache today. I don't like it. It slows me down and kinda makes me lazy and grumpy. So, after I am finished posting this, I am going to sit and read my book for a while. Then maybe I will find my motivation to meal plan and prep for my big grocery store trip.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
After the last kiddo left, Kadyn and I had plans for tonight. We started out at, "Charm Nails". When we first walked in a lady greeted us. To be honest, I couldn't understand her but by her gestures figured out what we were supposed to do.
Kadyn and I were giddy. Kk has never had a pedicure and I have not had one in a long time. We picked out our colors and sat down in the chairs. We waited long enough for me to look down and realize, "Wow, I really should have shaved my legs".
I looked down thinking, maybe it won't be that bad- it is just a pedicure, not a leg"icure". Maybe he won't HAVE to touch my legs. The gal that greeted us, came over to Kadyn. The entire time we were here, Kadyn had this huge smile on her face. The nice gal ended up painting Kadyn's nails as we soaked our feet. This was a bonus for K. She laughed and giggled as the hot water swirled around. And for a short time my attention was on Kadyn and her joy not on my hairy legs.
After we had our feet in the water, a gentlemen came over and started the whole pedicure treatment on me. I was watching Kadyn and laughing at all of her expressions. Then I am noticing all the massaging and the touching that the gal is doing to Kadyn.... oh crap, "why didn't I shave my legs??".
I don't like to be touched, I hate feet, and now I know I am gonna get touched. I try to focus on Kadyn, she is giggling and still loving everything that is going on.
The next thing I know... I am being touched, by the dude, and I am lost in my own world. I don't care that my legs are hairy, I just don't want the guy to stop. He had magic hands or something. My legs felt great... like I just got touched and I don't want him to stop great! Finished by a hot good smelling towel rested on my hairy legs, I was melting.
Well, all things must come to an end. After he is done working on my legs, he paints my toes, and we are finished. Kadyn and I had a blast at "Charm Nails". She loved her blue color and her hand painted flowers. I loved my neon french pedicure as well.
We wrapped up our night by getting a happy meal and heading to Walmart. We had two birthday gifts to buy and beads/necklace kits for daycare. On the way home, Kadyn kept saying, "my favorite part of the night was my pedicure". What a sweet girl. I love one on one times with my kids. It is such a great reminder how blessed I am to be a part of these kids' life, and to always shave my legs.
Dustin has started... we, I mean, him, have to replace some siding and make repairs to the house before we can start painting...