Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Summer Fun

Sorry there is only 1 picture of Addy! She doesn't like to look at the camera any more so its hard to get a good pic of her!

Pour Your Heart Out

Okay so this a little (maybe a lot) off topic than my normal family posts, but its just something I have to get out there!

My weight!!

I don't know what to do! It's not that I am that overweight, but I look like I'm still 4/5 months pregnant and my baby is 13 MONTHS old!! I told myself that I would really work on it this summer because I don't know about you guys, but its too hard to work out while you have a full time job AND 2 kids to chase around!

So I have now been working out (not consistently, but way more than I was!) for a little over 3 weeks and I have not lost a pound! NOT 1 FREAKING POUND!

I don't watch what I eat, but I have been eating less because I really been running around doing things with the kids. I know me and if I stay in this house all day I will graze all day long!

I know its not going to magically come off, but a little help from above would be nice.

My only real problem area is my stomach! I didn't gain as much weight with Stone as I did with Addy. And I've almost lost all of the weight I did put on with him (only about 3 pounds shy). But I still look pregnant!

I am really (REALLY) starting to hate all of my friends and others that I know that are back down to their size and don't even look like they have had a baby. I guess the real reason this is bothering me so much is because it's summer and I have to wear a bathing suit! I'm also getting really sick and tired of people asking me when I am due and I have to tell them I'm not. Then they give me that pity look, like "Sorry you fatass!"

Thanks for listening!

Friday, June 17, 2011

5 Question Friday

1. What is your favorite summer time activity?
My favorite summer activity is laying out by or in the pool. However we don't have a "real" pool! We did put up our "redneck" above ground pool yesterday! So floating around here I come!!

I don't get to lay out too much because the kiddies keep me pretty busy around the yard. Stone is always trying to get into everything so I have to keep an eye on him!

Even when we go to friends' houses that have pools I have to make sure Stone is taken care of! I can't wait to get to that point where he is able to be more independent like Addy. And NO I am not wishing my cutie pie little boy grow up faster, I just want the independence back! There's nothing wrong with that!

2. Do you have one laundry soap you stick to, or do you buy whatever's on sale?
I only stick with Tide! A vary scents of Tide, but Tide only for us! Of course for the kids I still buy Dreft. I just love the smell of it! It smells so baby like and I want that smell to stay around forever!! I wish they could bottle that smell and make a room spray because I would invest in that!!!

3. What is your favorite dinner to make in the summer?
I don't actual cook very well, so the favorite dinner is burgers from the grill!! And I actual don't grill, the hubs does that! I love me some cheeseburgers! I also love the smell of the grill! What is up with me and smells?!

4. Do you have any talents?
My obscure talent is directions! As long as I go somewhere once I usually can get back there easily. I'm also pretty good at giving very (VERY) detailed directions to people. I can remember what landmark was by the road you turn or what you will see. Don't ask me distances though! I am TERRIBLE at measurement unless you give me something to measure with!

5. If you could instantly be an expert in something, what would it be? Why?
I don't know if I would want to be an expert at anything because then people would want to know stuff from me all of the time!

But if I had to choose one thing I would choose ..... teaching! And I know your thinking, wait aren't you a teacher and shouldn't you be an expert at that anyway? I feel that I am a good teacher, but I am always wanting to find new ways and better ways to do things! So I guess I would want to be an expert teacher so that I would be the best I could be at my job!

Hope I didn't bore y'all too bad! Catch you on the flip side!

Monday, June 13, 2011

2nd Baby Bump

Linking up with Shell from Things I Can't Say to Rock my Baby Bump!

Here is my baby bump with Stone!

This was the night before my C-Section. This was they day he was supposed to arrive!

And I still haven't lost all of that baby bump! :(

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Mother of 2 Again

Well, I'm now the mother of 2 (AGAIN)! Addy came back home today from being at my parent's for a week. She went to GiGi's and Grandaddy's because my mom wanted Addy to go to VBS at her church. She had a great time. My brother came in on Monday to my parent's with my nephew, Jude. Jude ended up staying the rest of the week with Addy, so she had a partner in crime for the week.

Of course Jude is only 14 months old!

She got to visit my mother-in-law and sister-in-law and her cousin, Aubrey. She had a blast with them! She talked all about how Aubrey cried when she left Addy and had to go home!

My mom and dad took her and Jude out on the lake for a boat ride.

The week before Stone went to my parent's house and stayed with them while Addy stayed here for her dance camp. She had a great time at dance camp. She learned 3 dance routines in 4 days. She did really well for a 4 year old!

Of course I let her stay out too long at the pool one day and she got extremely burned! No, I'm not a bad mother! I promise I sprayed her, but she is just so fair skinned!! Her face is still pink now even after more than a week!

So now I have both of my kiddies back! It feels like normal life again! Laughs and yelling!! ;)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Sprinkler Park

I took Stone to the sprinkler park for the first time. Addy is in Lexington this week for VBS at my parent's church, so it was just Stone and me. He was very hesitant at first, but once he found out what he could do there was not stopping him! He was all over the place! He ran back and forth each time a new sprinkler came on. He is a lot braver than Addy was at his age! I remember taking Addy for the first time the summer after she turned 1 and she wouldn't get near the water. Its so funny to see how two kids for the same parents can be so different! We will be going back next week (the 3 of us) to see both of them playing out in the water.

Yes, he put is face right in the water and there was no crying!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Missing my Baby Girl

Addy is finally coming home today after being gone for 11 days! I have missed her terribly! She went to my parents last Thursday (along with Stone). They went because Tim was gone to a conference in Tampa for his grad school and I was going to go "party hard" with my Chi O girls in Martin for the 50th reunion.

Pledge Class 97

Stone came home on Monday afternoon, but Addy stayed in Lexington with Grandmama (Tim's mom). The reason she didn't come back was because GiGi and Grandaddy (my parents) were taking Addy on an Easter Egg Hunt train ride that was leaving out of Nashville yesterday. Since they would have to come back at the end of the week to pick her back up, they decided to keep her in Lexington and bring her back today.

It was nice not having to rush every morning. You soon forget what it was like just to wake up and get yourself and ONE kid ready every morning before work! Also I did not miss fighting with her every morning about trying to get ready! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, my baby girl is a bit of a drama queen and wants to take her time on EVERYTHING in the morning!

Her friends at the sitter's missed her and asked me every morning while I was dropping off Stone "When is Addison coming back?" Where I would reply "Monday". This went on every day too!

Who knew 4 year olds didn't have time down yet?

Wait a minute... some of my 5th graders don't have time yet!

Addy missed her Easter party at the sitter's on Friday. I have her basket and goodies waiting for her in her room and haven't let Stone open his yet (like he even knows!). So this afternoon they both can open their things together!

Addy has had a wonderful time at GiGi and Grandaddy's and at Grandmama's, but Mommy and Daddy are ready for her to come home. My mom said that Addy had told her that she missed her Mama, Daddy, and Stone!

Whenever she is gone for a period of time, she looks like she has grown up even more on me! My baby girl is not so much a baby anymore! Somedays I wish there was a way to slow down time, but I know they have to grow and learn!

Can't wait to see her!!!

Addy, GiGi, Grandaddy, and the Train Conductor