Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Wild animals and Halloween

Totally random I know but I am trying to play catch up here. Much more to come.

So a couple of weeks ago we were getting ready to head out the door when I saw some movement out in our backyard out our sliding glass door that caught my eye. This is what it was on closer inspection.

A coyote. My husband runs down to the basement to grab his gun but decides that it was already on the run so it would most likely be long gone by the time he got ready to shoot. Which he was right. Then I read on the news a few days later that some lady in Canada got attacked by a pack of coyotes and actually died. So needless to say I wish he woulda got his gun. Ah well maybe next time.

So since we live out in the boonies we dont really have a good place to take the kids trick or treating so we decided to take them to a pumpkin patch instead. Which was a great plan because then we wouldnt have had to buy a costume but we could still do something entertaining (accept we did end up having to buy Boo a costume anyway because my sister in law wanted to take her trick or treating, so the plan didnt work out to well) We still had a really fun time at the pumpkin patch though.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Our little princess

Boo got this dress up ballerina outfit for her 3rd birthday. My friend Jen at work got it for her. It is absolutely adorable and Boo LOVES it! Annnnd the skirt has fiber optics in that light up when you push the star on the belt (GASP!) I have never seen such an adorable thing. She was acting like a total princess in it. Which leads me to the next photo....

Speaks for itself.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Wow so next week is Thanksgiving and I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I only have 3 FULL weeks left of work until I am an official SAHM. At least for a "to be determined" amount of time anyway. To be honest I am a little scared. Honestly I hate taking my kids to a sitter every day. I am away from them for 10 hrs a day, 5 days a week and I feel like myself (and my husband of course) are not the biggest influences in their little lives at this point in time and I don't like that. But there is another side of me that likes the interaction with people my own age and I like making my own money. Is that selfish? I know that this SAHM thing will not be completely permanent but I feel like this time off will really give me a chance to think about what I want to do for the long term and hopefully do something I really enjoy. That possibly being: Massotherapy. I went to school for a semester right out of high school and then dropped out. I am thinking of picking this back up. So many things to think about but most importantly I am going to soak in my precious babies every moment I can....because they grow up way to fast.

Speaking of Growing Up:
My little Curly is now 6 1/2 months old. He is rolling all over the floor to get to where he wants to go. Which is usually wherever I am :) I am still exclusively nursing him which we both love. When I get home from work my husband takes over taking care of Boo and I take Curly in the bedroom for some quiet nursing time. Usually about 15 or 20 minutes. He is babbling like a fool. He can already make an audible: hi. Crazy!
Side note: Boo started talking way early as well. She had probably about 50-75 words in her vocabulary by her first birthday.
He LOVES his jumperoo. He can jump in that thing for hours. He also adores his sister. Loves to pull her hair or maybe hes just trying to get it into his mouth. Not sure which. He doesn't have any teeth yet but it still hurts when he decides to clamp down while nursing. He still sleeps in our bed at night but will not be for long. Boo was out of our bed at around 7 months so I know the time is coming. I hate the thought though. I love having him close!

What else: I'm doing Body for Life to get some of this baby weight off and actually I only have 5 lbs to go before I am the weight I was when I got pregnant with my daughter. I have been doing really well with the diet portion but finding the time to exercise can be a challenge. I think it helps to have a "cheat day" once a week so that I know that I CAN eat some of the things that I am craving at some point. My husband is doing it as well. He doesn't have much of a choice since all I cook are healthy meals now :)

I am getting really excited for the holidays. I know its sounds corny but every Thanksgiving I always think about all the blessings in my life and all the things that I am thankful for. So many things.

Well time to get back to work.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fall and Pumpkins

I just have to write to say I LOVE fall! The changing of the leaves are so pretty and the smell always reminds me of good times. Another reason is because I absolutely LOVE pumpkin. Not the carving and digging out the guts part. The eating. I love pumpkin pies, cheesecakes, pumpkin rolls. OH MY! Just love it! So today I was browsing some blogs and found a recipe for Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins. I am totally making this. Check it.

Oh does this not look like the most delicious thing you've ever seen? Those little white things on top. Little drops of heaven (cream cheese)

Now I totally do not know who had the crazy idea of going on a diet. But I KNOW that this is definitly not one of my allowed items. Guess I'll just have to wait for my cheat day. If anyone would like the recipe I'd be happy to post it if interested. Oh my mouth it watering. Welp time to go eat my Chicken Salad. For some reason all of a sudden it doesn't seem so appealing. haha.

See ya!