Monday, June 22, 2009

The Lake


This weekend was a great fun filled too-fast family extravaganza!!! Friday night after work we toted Addison with us to visit our Aunt Chrissy in Del Rio!!! We woke up Saturday and spent all day at the lake and had a blast. I was nervous at first because Addison can tend to be a BIG chicken and is scared of everything... She was a total trooper on the boat though and even went tubing in the back! No sunburns; tons of fun and cannot wait to go back and do it again!
Kirstynn stayed home with my parents! And I am so glad she did. First, it would have been too much for her to be in a life jacket the entire time and it was too hot and she wouldn't have been able to swim around. Second, my parents have yet to have Kiki alone. They had some really awesome bonding time and I think had a chance to fall in love with her all over again.

Sunday was an awesome Father's Day! The girls and I got Thomas a cool new shirt and a cute mug with their 3 pictures on it and "World's coolest dad" written on it. I think he was really pleased.
In addition to that we had the entire family over for a BBQ. My parents, my grandparents, cousins, Thomas parents and his siblings and their families. Over 20 people!!! It was madness but I think everyone had a good time and it was nice to have all the people together at once!! And Thomas got to use his new BBQ grill that he got for his birthday!

Kiki is still not talking and Addison is talking too much! I have my weigh out for the $600 contest on Thursday! Wish me luck! I am pushing for 12 total pounds!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Couple of pictures


So, we went to see Wicked this weekend (a girls night with my mom, Nana and sister)... was a blast! If you havent seen it, you should make a date to go! The good witch reminded me so much of my Addison. Sadly so. ha ha

Here is a quick one of the kiddos cuddling on the floor watching a movie. Moments like this never cease to make me the happiest woman on earth!

Monday, June 15, 2009

10 pounds down...

Whew! I haven't been writing because I have been waiting for the end of my weight loss story. But heck, I'll do a short post!

So, about 4.5 weeks ago, I joined a weight loss challenge here at work. You pay $20 and then weigh out 6 weeks later. Winner is the highest percentage of body weight gone!
I have been completely carb free (no cheese, bread, fruit, sugar, artificial sweetener, potatoes etc) for 2 weeks now and was exercising before that. As of yesterday, I have lost a total of 10 pounds!!!!
That is awesome and the hardest darn thing I have ever done. My goal for the 6 weeks was 15 pounds and weigh out is June 25th. I have a little less than 2 weeks to lose 5 more and I am ready to do it!!!
Prize is almost $600!!! As of today, I still have 18 pounds left to get to my college, pre-body baby.... I would love to get to that but if I could lose 10 more, I'd be thrilled! Wish me luck!

As far as pre-school goes... Addison is doing fabulously! She loves it and was even upset she couldn't go this past weekend! I am so happy for her. She is such a social creature and is just doing fantastic.

Kirstynn is such a laid back easy going toddler. She plays so well by herself and just is a joy to be around. That being said, it kind of puts her at a disadvantage. She is so quiet and laid back and Addison is so social and gregarious that Kiki sometimes gets left in the dust... I picked her up by herself on my day off on Friday to just spend with her. Funny how much 2nd children really do have to share the time.
I worry because she still isn't talking a whole lot and I am pretty sure that is our fault because we are constantly talking to Addison cause she talks SO much!!! My new project is on the ride home every night I am trying to teach her new words... We'll see how it goes!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


So, Addison started preschool this past Monday! I was a nervous wreck and the Mommy-baby nostalgia hit hard.
Monday came and the very first thing I heard after the pitter patter of little feet was "Mommy - Do I get to go to my big kid school today?".

She was thrilled.

The first 3 days have been awesome and I don't think I could have asked for a better experience. She loves it and loves her new classroom, her new teacher "Miss Amy", and all her new friends. Every morning I hear the same question and it makes life so easy.
Miss Amy also sends home report cards every day telling us how long she napped, how much she ate, what they learned for the day and any comments. Both days the teacher couldn't say enough about what wonderful manners Addison has and what a great listener she is.
**Can you see me beaming with pride?**
I did have the small voice in the back of head saying - "ha ha - wait until she gets to know you better"...... Either way, Children's Lighthouse has been incredible so far.

Kirstynn, on the other hand, has been having a bit more of a tougher time. She hasn't been wanting to go to "Auntie Alice" and she LOVES her usually. I really think it has been toughest on her and she misses her big sister a lot. After awhile I hope she enjoys having some independence and some individual attention. Breaks my heart though when I see them hugging and kissing and playing all night cause you can see clearly it is tougher for her. They cannot stay together forever though and I know she is strong and will pull through. There is nothing more beautiful than sisters.... I know cause I adore mine.