Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday phone dump..

Caroline is going to be in our niece’s quinceanera in March and this is her dress. I’m nervous about her following directions..and sitting through a full Catholic mass.

This one is from Caroline’s Valentines party at school..she was super tired that day and had a rough evening, complete with an on-the-floor meltdown in Walgreens.

About half the time she ends up wanting to eat at the kitchen bar instead of the table. I had my phone with me this night and she wanted me to take her picture.

We were originally supposed to go to the rodeo last Saturday but it was rainy and nasty outside so we decided to get tickets to Sesame Street Live in Austin. It was cute..but not as good as Yo Gabba Gabba. We paid $10 for this ginormous Elmo balloon..this was probably two minutes before a hole was ripped in it. I made sure that we got our money’s worth out of the balloon and had some fun with the helium..Caroline thought my voice was hilarious.

I was sitting in a chair watching her play on Monday and she requested that I take her picture.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Week 6 check-in..

I’ve made slight progress since last week..I’m down 0.6 pounds from last week, which is 8.4 pounds overall. I didn’t track anything over the weekend again and snacked too much. I was good during the week.

I tried a Zumba class at work last week and it kicked my butt..I felt great afterward though! I talked some friends into trying a class in Kyle with me on Tuesday and we’re trying another class in town tomorrow. I would love to find a place where I could do 2-3 classes per week and still walk on the other days. I’m usually not super excited about exercise but this is fun and I could definitely see myself keeping up with it.

3-Day Weekend..

For Caroline’s birthday this year we decided to put a swingset in the backyard. This seems like the perfect age because she’ll love it now and she can play with it for a long time. It will also be great for our future child(ren).

We decided to go with the Liberty by Adventure Playsets (bought out by Backyard Discoveries). We ordered it from Lowes to take advantage of 18 months without interest and free shipping. It arrived a lot sooner than we were expecting so she got her big present about 6 weeks before her birthday. There was no way we were putting this together ourselves so I found the Swingman online..he was great! He started organizing things and putting the tower frame together in the cold rain on Friday and finished the whole thing by himself on Sunday.

Here’s the final product. We are very happy! This thing is tall..I can stand up in the tower and it’s still a few feet above my head.
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We have been outside every evening until dark. There’s a built-in picnic table under the tower and Caroline wants to eat every meal there!
She’s a pro at the rock climbing wall already.
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While the swingset was being put together on Sunday, we took a trip to the San Antonio Rodeo with some friends that we haven’t seen in a while. The girls were tall enough to ride all the kiddie rides this year so we spent most of our time in the carnival area. Maybe when the Austin Rodeo rolls around we’ll take Caroline to see the actual rodeo (I’ve never even seen one myself).
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Week 5 Check-In..

I'm right where I was last week..and 2 weeks before that. I did well last week and not so well over the weekend again. I need to stop this cycle. Haha.
We had our second official weigh-in for the weight loss challenge I'm doing and, as of earlier today, I am in 2nd place, which is good, but the girl in 1st has lost almost 10% of her body weight already! (I'm now in 3rd place..I have some work to do!) I have lost almost 4%. I need to get my butt in gear!
I'm at 193.8..still, and 7.8 pounds down.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

Caroline is not a happy camper in the morning..she definitely gets that from me.

This is what she got from us for v-day this year. Mario picked the girl scout cookies and ate all but three of them. Ha.

The puppy sings Justin Beiber's's cute because she loved that song when she was a baby. If she was throwing a fit in the car, we would play it and she would start smiling and dancing.

Look at this attitude.

I'm off work today because I'm waiting for her new playscape to be delivered. I didn't realize it would be here so quickly because it's supposed to be a birthday present.

I hope they deliver soon so I can make it to C's class party.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Phone Dump..

I haven't been very good about taking pictures or blogging lately. Here are some pictures that are on my phone from the past few weeks.

These was from our trip to Houston a few weeks ago for a funeral.

These are from a trip to the McKenna Children's Museum last weekend.

She requested a picture while she was in the tub brushing her teeth..that has been a huge battle for over a year but she's finally willingly brushing!

We've been spending a lot of time with Caroline's BFF..they are so cute when they see each other..they run up and hug like they haven't seen each other in so long.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Week 4 check-in..

It has been almost a month since the weight-loss challenge started and I'm down 7.8 pounds..which sounds pretty good, but I know it should be more than that.

It look me all last week to get back down to where I was the previous week, then the weekend happened again..and 2 bottles of wine happened..and 2 cupcakes from Hey Cupcake happened..and I was back up on Monday morning. Luckily, I was able to lose everything I gained in a couple days (must have been water weight) and I'm actually down 0.8 pounds overall..and I'm sitting at 193.8.

I'm perfect with my calories during the week and I've been walking for 40-45 minutes 6 days per week. I just have a hard time controlling myself on the weekends when we're hanging out with friends..or shopping at Costco (those dang samples are so good).

My goal is to get under 190 by the week 6 check-in.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Week 3 Check-In..

Today marks the end of the 3rd week of the weight-loss challenge and I'm up 1.4 pounds from last Wednesday. We were out of town Saturday through Monday for a funeral and I tried to make good choices, though I slipped up a few times. I didn't allow myself to go crazy like I wanted to normally would and I walked on Saturday and Sunday.

I though for sure I had at least maintained my weight over the weekend..and I was not happy when I stepped on the scale yesterday (I'm down 0.6 from yesterday, but still up 1.4 from last week). My monthly visitor is making an appearance right now so I'll attribute some of the weight gain to that.

Anyway, I'm back on track and still motivated...I will report a loss next week!