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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day....

Neal of course had to work on Memorial day so it was just me and the kids. The pool at our apartment opened and I was determined to try it out. SO I fed the kids an early lunch and a little after 11:00 we headed out for a swim (this is after cleaning the house and doing some laundry a shopping trip to 4 different stores and baking a cake and making/feeding the kids breakfast and lunch and getting them and myself dressed and if you don't think that's a lot you don't have 3 kids who rely on you for everything) so I was a little tired alreadyd but I thought hey we are going to the pool it will be relaxing....WRONG :O

Ohh well the kids had fun and I love to see them happy. The water was FREEZING but Conner braved it and swam a little. I'm not sure how often we will use the pool after all. It will almost have to be Neal and I together it's too stressful going by myself unless Ethan learns to use the life jacket then it will be a little easier. We will either have to find a lake or something with a zero depth kiddie area for the summer.

 Excited little boys for their first trip of the year to the pool
 gatta do something with the baby ;)

 warming up
 snoozing...
 Conner braving the water...brrrr....
bubbles of course....

And I did get to put my feet up for like 5 min.........going to the pool has really taken on a whole new meaning!!!! 

We walked back home it was almost 2:30 and I was exhausted it was just stressful because I was worried about Ethan falling/jumping in!!! SO we came home I put the kids down for a nap (all 3) I made Neals cake truffles for work did my Jillian Michaels work out DVD and then Neal came home so I went running came home made the kids supper and we took the kids to the park and for some ice cream after. We came home Neal went running ad I gave the kids their baths (all 3) and picked up the house!!! Neal made himself a salad I was not hungry probably because I had WAY too many tastes of the cake truffles  :) our plan was to watch a movie but by the time 10:00 rolled around I CRASHED!!! Welcome to a day in my life....I love EVERY MINUTE of it.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

opps....

Well It's 5 AM and I forgot to sleep....oppps!!! Well it will be an interesting day to say the least :) especially if today is anything like the last two!!! Everyone is still sleeping and I'm brewing a fresh pot of coffee. I will have to keep busy to try and stay awake which wont be to difficult with my 3 little rascals :)
haha now that's talented!!! He has been doing his puzzles upside down....silly kid!!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A good night sleep....

Christopher slept 8 hours than another 3 last night....wooo hooo!!! I'll take that any time little man!!!c

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Never a dull moment....





Love her-Love this song!!!

A new persepective....

Yesterday Christopher turned 8 weeks. I'm not sure how we got here already but here we are putting away the rest of the 0-3 months clothes he is so long and everything is already to short. I'm not sure why this makes me so sad but it does.

I am cutting myself a little slack here because I feel that I am being too hard on myself. 8 weeks later I have lost 24 pounds and I only have 10 left and most important of all I can again run my 3 miles under 30 minutes. For me that is very good no it's not as good as others but I need to be proud of. I was just so frustrated with myself because I skipped exercise 2 days in a row Sunday because I was just SO SO tired and yesterday because Neal was gone all day so I could not escape for my 30 min of freedom :) My goal is to lose 1 pound a week and if I can do that I will be very very happy. I'm starting to fit into some of my clothes again and that is a good feeling. Most of my skirts and jeans still wont get past my hips but that will for sure take time. After Ethan it took a good 6 months.  I do need to step up my exercise though the 5k is in 2 months and I really want to do better than last year or at least as good which right now I can't.

Now the next frustrating thing...hair loss :( I've started to shed again but no handfuls yet I'm sure I will be clogging the drain in to time at all now!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A little baby talk anyone......

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Here ya go sis....

Take it one day at a time and sometimes one min. at a time!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Back on track...

Yesterday was a really bad day for me. I ate A LOT....always happens to me when Neal is home! I did go running but I gave into a piece of chocolate and I had two servings of the most yummy rhubarb crisp. Today is a new day tho and I am back on track lets hope. I did run 3 miles yesterday again even though I was so tempted to skip a day. Back on track today though...lets hope!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Is there anything better than spending a beautiful day with your family outdoors. It was really really windy though!!!
 We packed a picnic and headed for the park!!!
 Neal and I had sushi for the first time EVER!!!
 Kids eating their lunch!!!
 It was really windy and we got lucky the kite was in our van so the kids got to fly the kite.

 Conner found a caterpillar....
 and enjoyed watching him crawl all over his hands and arms....
 Can;t wait for the arboretum to have their butterfly display :)
 Uncle Mike joined us and while him and Neal played some basketball I watched the kids play at the playground.
It was really really windy and Christopher did not like it one little bit he cried almost the entire time :( 


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Feeling lazy....

I was gonna do a little photo editing before this post but I'm tired....I'm crabby....I'm sore from my run this afternoon and well I just simply don't wanna mess with it.
 This morning we headed to the farmers market....it's one of the largest farmers markets I have ever been to. It really is AMAZING and if you are ever in Madison while it's opened you MUST check it out. This was a honey merchant and he had a case of bees the kids were looking for the queen bee.
 Found it...it had a blue dot!!!
 There are stands all the way around the capital and into the side streets. The mostly had baking goods and starter plants today but I can't for the fresh produce. We did get some rhubarb though so can;t wait to make something with that. Strawberry rhubarb crisp...Neals favorite :)
 The capital...
 Stopped for some cookies of course....
 and listened to one of the many bands/musicians....
and of course some freshly popped cattle corn popcorn....
 We got back to our car just before it started raining and headed back to the garden that we visited earlier in the week. They have an indoor section with tropical flowers, trees and plants that we did not get to see and Connner has been asking to go back so since it was raining it was the perfect opportunity.
 Love this picture....
 watching the HUGE fish...

 Coco plant...we saw these when we were in Hawaii. Since I'm very much so chocolate deprived this looked mighty tasty :)
 It was really pretty. I love that our kids really enjoy doing things like this!!!
LOVE....

My wonderful hubby let me take a nap this afternoon and stayed up with Christopher.... a much much needed nap I might add. I rarely take them so I must have been sleep deprived. We did a simple supper I went running gave all 3 their baths (though I was SO SO tempted to skip them) and now for some reason I am spent again and ready for bed (I hope I'm not getting sick)  but it's always so hard for me to give in and go to sleep when the house is quiet!

Christopher




Conner


Ethan....