Thursday, July 7, 2011

Diet, Birthdays, and 1ST HAIRCUT!!

So, my diet is not going well.  Band Camp pretty much destroyed it for me.  I guess I could have continued on the track, but the cafe didn't always post correct calories.  I lost 7 pounds the first week, so if I can get myself back on track I think I can do well.

Another thing that did not help my diet intentions was birthday parties.  The boys turned two June 22 and we had their party the 25th at the splash park in town.  I think the boys had fun.  My sister made the cake, and it turned out nice,  but promptly melted because of the heat.
My dad said it was bigger than some wedding cakes he had seen.  I pictured it smaller, but I still loved it.  All that it lacked here was the border around the bottom.

The boys got lots of cool stuff, but once they opened Woody and Buzz they were done opening gifts, so Josh and I opened most everything.
Opening Woody and Buzz.  Look at the excitement on Aaden's face!
Now Mom and Dad opening gifts while Aaden and Noah play with Woody and Buzz.  Also, notice Noah sitting on his new potty.  :)

We celebrated my niece, Zoe's, birthday the next weekend.  We went to the zoo on the first for her actual birthday.
Here, they are looking at this...
This chimp was full out interacting with them.  He was wiggling his fingers like he was waving, and  kept grinning.  Now, I'm glad there was glass in between him and my babies, but it was still pretty cool.

The boys also had their first carousel ride and they loved it!  I was worried we were going to have one of those moments like when the Gosselins went to DisneyWorld and Collin didn't want to get off the Dumbo ride.  But they only fussed for a minute.  There was too much else to be excited about.

Today we got the boys first haircuts!!  And they were FREE!!  And we got these cute little first haircut certificates, too!  We took them to the Barbershop (yes, that's the name, and it even has one of those rotating candy cane pole things!) and they were great.  The boys did so well.  I was really glad they like to have their hair brushed!

Aaden's Before:

and After:
Noah's Before:
and After:
They look so handsome!! They didn't have a whole lot of hair, but it sure does look nice all cleaned up!  Unfortunately it also reminds me that they are growing up way too fast!  :(

Afterwards we treated them to sno-balls.

Such sweeties.  I'm a blessed girl!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Diet day one

According to the online calorie counter at free I have an allowance of 2100 calories per day.
Calories today:
7:20 am 1 cup special k cereal  110
              1/2 cup 2% milk            65
10:25     Granola Bar                   140
12:25     Smart Ones Ziti             300
              Light Yoplait Yogurt    100
2:00       1/4 cup almonds            180
6:55       2 cups salad greens        15
              4 oz. sauteed chicken    120
             1/4 cup cheese               100
              50 grams avocado        200
              3 tbsp honey mustard  135  (I don't need this much next time.)
7:45       1 cup ice cream           600  (i had a bunch left...)
               Total                         2065
I also had two diet green teas which were no calories and 96 oz of water.
I plan on doing Jillian Michaels 30 day shred before bed.
I think it was a good day.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Band Camp and a healthier lifestyle

Pre-camp for band camp starts tomorrow.  Working in the office has been...interesting.  It is really teaching me patience and understanding with parents as well as the people I work with.   It's easy work and the money will help out a lot this summer, so I will continue to put a smile on my face and just do the things asked of me.  I've heard that things get better when camps actually start, so I'm really looking forward to that.

This weekend I attended my Aunt's birthday party at a place called Painting with a twist.  It was A LOT of fun.  I never thought that I could actually paint something that looked decent, but I did, and I am very proud of it.
This is the finished product:
There is a teacher that walks you through the painting and the twist is that you can have a "beverage" while painting.  I recommend this place to everyone.  And I did not partake in beverage proving that you can have fun without the "twist."

Tomorrow I start my weight loss regimen.  I'm planning to set a goal each week so I'm not just looking at weight loss.  My first goal, however, will be about weight loss.  I hope to lose 3 pounds this week in addition to working out 5 out of the 7 days for at least 30 mins.  

Lastly, the boys' birthday is coming up so fast.  It's so hard to believe that they are about to be 2.  Time is flying by.  And it's amazing to think about where they came from.  

Noah at 28 weeks gestation.
Noah at 23 months
Aaden at 28 weeks gestation
Aaden at 22 months.

I am one proud M.O.M!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Summer Job and Sickness

This weekend I was struck with a horrible awful no god stomach virus.  I suppose I got it from Aaden who had tummy troubles earlier in the week.  At any rate, the weekend was uneventful, and that was a GREAT thing.  Josh let me sleep a lot while he handled the boys (I really don't deserve him) and I didn't do any housework, whatsoever!

Luckily I felt well enough to start my summer job yesterday.  I am working in the band office while the regular assistant is overseas.  I input band camp stuff until camp starts, then I help with camp, and then I may work a tiny bit after camp.  It's not many hours, but it's exactly the type of thing I wanted to do over the summer.  I knew I needed a job, but I really didn't want to delve into food service or retail, so I'm really glad that opportunity arose.

I began writing my article about my mono-mono twin pregnancy yesterday.  It's really stirring up some of the old emotion and making it feel like it was yesterday.  The wounds still feel raw.  It's amazing that after two years many things are still so clear and present to me.  I think it will take much longer than I originally planned to get this story on paper.

Got a cute video of the boys last night.  They were putting their crayons away and Aaden kept pushing the bottom out of the box so that they would have to start over.  They look at us and say things clear as day, however, they seem to be speaking in a different language.  Other times they magically put sentences together, like "Where's my paci?" and I'm amazed.  Hard to believe they will be two in a few short weeks.  Seems like we just celebrated their first seems like we just moved to Henderson...Seems like just yesterday we were in Dekalb...ugh.

These were taken last year close to this time.  My how time flies.
Until next time!

Friday, May 13, 2011

First Blog

Today I decided that it was very important that I start writing about my life and hopefully one day I will be able to share it with my boys. So, here goes nothin'.

I'm officially on summer break.  I'm going to take the rest of may to get the house back in some kind of order.  The boys are in full time daycare until then so it gives me plenty of time to try to make some sense of this messy house.

I'm still waiting for grades and it is killing me.  This is almost worse than actually doing all the work during the semester and all I'm doing is waiting (and checking blackboard and mysfa incessantly, but that's part of it, right?).  Last semester I knew where I stood in terms of all of my classes, but this semester...I just really wish one of my professors would have kept on top of grading.  I hate not knowing, and it killed me to take an exam without knowing exactly what grade would be necessary in order to get an A.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

I have recently become on "On Assignment" writer for  Twiniversity is this great community for moms of multiples, or MOMs, in which there are message boards, giveaways (I won a $100 snapfish gift card recently), and classifieds.  I have met so many people through this website that know exactly what I deal with everyday, the good , the bad, and the beautiful.  So I will more that likely be using this blog to share my articles as well.  My first one is going to be about having mono-mono twins.  I'm really looking forward to sharing.

Until next time!