Saturday, April 30, 2011

Thomas & Friends

Yesterday Jacob woke up with what looked to me like Pink Eye.  Grrrrreat!!!
I called the doctor to get an appointment and sure enough it was confirmed he had it!
Giving him eye drops has been so FUN!

I wasn't sure if he should go see Thomas the Train, but he never complained once about his eye nor did he ever try to rub it.  After the first round of drops, I could tell a difference.  

We went to the show and told Beth beforehand to keep Kate and Luke away!
{it's in his right eye.  i can definitely tell an improvement}

They still managed to sit next to one another, but this was just during intermission.

Afterwards we took a few pictures outside.

Sadly, James did not make an appearance in the show.  
And ironically, Jacob was OK with that.  

sidenote:  I got a laugh out of all the parents who were on their cell phones (internet) during the show.
And I was one!  :)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday Randoms (spoiler alert)

*I'm so sad Casey was voted off American Idol.  He brought so much entertainment to the show.
He was so fun to watch!
I cannot believe Jacob is still there.  Him I just don't get...

*I am lovin' this season of Biggest Loser.  It's probably been my favorite.  
I cannot wait for next week's episode - the makeover.  I will be crying along with them!
Oh, and I definitely want to go to New Zealand now!!!  BEAUTIFUL!!

*Kris and I are going to a wedding this Saturday for one of my coworkers.
I couldn't tell you the last time I went to a wedding.  
My own maybe?  :)  

*Speaking of weddings, I want to see Something Borrowed.
I have a slight crush on John Krasinski.  Aka Jim from The Office.

*Why couldn't these been produced in the 80s when I didn't care about my weight!?!?!?!?

*I overheard Jacob telling Levi yesterday, "You're such a good baby."   :)  And I concur!!
Speaking of... 
I just love Levi in his birthday suit!

*Tonight we are taking Jacob, along with my sister and her bunch, to see:

Truth be told, James is actually his favorite train!
He has a slight obsession over him.
And I'm afraid James is not part of the show.  I hope he doesn't cry out for him!  :)
Oh, and see that number 5 on his car?  Yeah, Jacob is a little OCD about 5.  For example:
-When I give him wafers to eat he only wants 5.  Not four, not six.  Crazy!
-When I operate the microwave, his little voice asks, "did you press 5 mommy?"
-if I'm in a drive thru ordering he yells from the backseat...  NUMBER 5 MOMMY!!!  SAY FIVE!!
-on his FOURTH birthday, I placed a candle in the shape of a 4 on his cake.  According to Jacob he is FIVE!  That may have caused a slight melt down.  

All this to say... let's hope James decides to show up anyway!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Weight Loss Challenge - Week 4

Weight Loss Challenge

I will honestly admit I did not try hard at all this week.
Easter weekend at my moms surrounded by her cooking is temptation I tell ya!  

Also every night this week when I would normally do The Shred, I had a terrible headache.
Enough to make me want to go straight to be, in fact, that's what I did.
No Shred for me this week.
I'm sure the headaches are due to my eating.  I don't think I'm getting enough protein.
Also, I'm sure they're from caffeine withdrawls.  :)

But in my book, a loss is a loss.  I was down 0.2 from last Thursday.
Giving me a total percentage of weight loss of.... weight for it... (get it, weight not wait) :)

I will take it!  
And I hope to do much better next week and get my head on straight!!
Thanks for all your support!!!!  Feels great!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Weekend Recap

*warning, lots of pics*

As mentioned, we went to my parents house for Easter.
My mom bought a new swing set for the kiddos.

I was impressed with Kate on the monkey bars!

Look at sweet Lukie.  He's getting so big!

Had to get the infamous bath in the sink picture of Levi, then guess who wanted in! :)

Saturday we took the kids to an Easter egg hunt at my cousin's church

This is my cousin Amber's little girl, Kayla - so sweet.

Adorable Kate

Isn't she precious?  Why couldn't Jacob be looking up?

Surprisingly, Jacob wasn't in the hunt too much, and was ready to go back to Meme's house

My mom had put a bunch of Easter signs in the yard 

Someone wasn't happy

Oh now he is

They also had some thunderstorm(y) weather.

My cousin Shelby drove down from Memphis.  She was a hit with the kids :)

Sunday was also Beth and John's 7th wedding anniversary.  
They went out to eat together while we watched their monkeys.
As soon as I put Jacob and Levi in the bath, Lukie wanted in.

Easter Sunday after church

Baby Tiana is never away from Kate's side  :)

I thought this was a good picture

Me and my love

How precious is this?

Bunny ears!

Whew, I think that's a good recap!  

Oh, and Levi took over a 2hr nap after church so he missed the photo session.
When we woke up he was soaked in his Easter outfit.

I will have to 'stage' Easter photos for him sometime this week.  
He looked so precious, as did Jacob, in his TIE!!! :)  

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

From my little bunnies!!!

This is Levi's first Easter!

Here is a closeup of his shirt :)

Jacob was less than 2wks old his first easter, so here he is at age 1, 2, 3  :)

We are celebrating Easter at my parents house.
I cannot wait to show you the boys Easter outfits!!!!  

Saturday, April 23, 2011


Levi, you are 10mos old today.
You know how I feel about that, so I won't even say it.  :(

This is such a fun stage!
You are laughing and smiling all the time, such a happy baby!

*You weigh 22 lbs (ish)
*Wear a size 3 diaper
*You are wearing mainly 12mo. clothing, but you can still wear some 9mo jeans/shorts
*You are pulling up on everything, especially when we are sitting on the couch!  We have nicknamed you the little gopher.  You just pop up outta nowhere.
*You can take a few steps while holding on to the couch, coffee table, etc...  
*Still doing the army crawl like a mad man.  You are so fast.  You sneak up without us even knowing, I refer to you as a little sniper :)
*You greet us standing up in your crib in the mornings and after a nap with the biggest smile!!!  Love this!!!
*Still love all baby food!!
*You started waving hi and bye bye - so stinkin' cute!!!
*You've shown a few signs of doing the peak-a-boo game.  
*You have 8 teef!!  Four on top, four on bottom
*You had your first mini-nilla wafer by accident, courtesy of brother.  Gave daddy a slight heart attack, momma wasn't home.

And I just had to throw in this picture to show how hard these pictures are getting!

Little precious one, we love you more and more each day.
You make our house so much fun!!  

Friday, April 22, 2011

Boys & Bugs

Inside the bags they handed out at Touch A Truck was a Home Depot Kids apron. 
They even wrote his name on it.  
Can he be any cuter?

Also inside was a Bug House kit.
I asked Kris who would want to collect bugs, he said BOYS!!  HA!
Guess that is my future.  :)

Here they are assembling the kit.

Such a good helper

Levi supervising

Finished product

I think I'll leave it to Kris and Jacob to see what they catch! :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Weight Loss Challenge - Week 3

Weight Loss Challenge

I had a good week considering I was in Little Rock a couple of days last week and did not exercise while away and my eating options were limited, but I tried to make healthy decisions where we went.  

I was also introduced to My Fitness Pal which I think is going to be really helpful with monitoring my food intake.

Exercise this week was the Shred dvd.  Jacob did a few of the moves with me.  He was even cheering me on.  
It was so funny!

So according to my scale this morning, I am down 2.2 lbs from last Thursday!
Hip hip!!!
With a total percentage weight loss of 1.22%!

I hope I can keep it off as I'm heading to my parents house this weekend for Easter, and you know I can't resist momma's home cooking! :)  

Two words that will help:  Portion Control!!   :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Picture Proofs

Well it's time to decide which picture (from daycare) I want as a magnet to hang on the fridge since you know I won't be buying a package that contains 2 8x10s, 3 5x7s and 100 wallets!
Here are the proofs:

Which cheesy background shall it be?  :)
The picture lettered "H" reminds me of senior pictures in high school.  HA!  :)
Do you spot the wooden squirrel?  
Bless the photographers heart, they try.  

Luckily the boys are adorable even with fake grapes.  :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Boys Play While Momma's Away

While I was at the Beth Moore Conference, Kris had both boys by himself, a first I believe. :)
They had a wonderful fun-filled weekend themselves.
First up, Touch A Truck!

This is a local event put on every year by the Junior League of NWA.  
Definitely a little boy's dream!  There were monster trucks, fire trucks, ambulance, school buses, boats, you get the idea. :)  Sidenote:  Jacob tells me almost every morning on the way to daycare, "I wish I could ride a school bus."  Melts my heart.  I always tell him some day.  So he FINALLY got to go on one.
This picture literally brought a tear to my eye.  Look at that excitement on his sweet face.

Inside a monster truck

Levi enjoyed it too

Next to a fire truck

In a boat
Can't forget the bouncy house!

Next up, lunch at Chuck E. Cheese.
I cannot believe Kris braved this place with 2 munchkins by himself on a Saturday!

A long day for this little fella indeed :)
I missed all 3 of my boys :)
So glad they made their own sweet memories.