Monday, June 30, 2008

blast from the past

Noah and I went to a friends birthday party. It was a great 80s party. From BIG hair to kamazi drinks and kegs. Ferris to Lloyd..It was a great night! A much needed night out for us. Here are some pictures.


Saturday, June 28, 2008

22.6 lbs lost!!!

I FINALLY hit the 20 lb mark. Now I only have 17.4 lbs left to go. I hope that I can keep it up. These past two weeks have seemed harder than usual. I actually lost 3.2 lbs this week; which I find hard to believe considering I ate a cupcake (red velvet) from Gabriels (thanks Andrea) and I also ate some S'mores galore that I made for Bunco. I guess all the running around I did at VBS this week paid off. I hope all my other WW friends are doing well this week!

Friday, June 27, 2008

I can do it I can do it!

These are the words said many times in Kate's swim lessons. Ms. Kat is the best swim teacher ever! I can't believe that Kate can swim now. It is amazing. It has been 4 years of swim lessons!
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Here is my daredevil boy swimming. He always screams cannon ball when we are at the pool. I don't think he really knows what that is. He just knows you have to say it when you jump in the pool. I think I missed him saying it as he jumped before I was ready.

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Monday, June 23, 2008

The Leprechaun did it!

This is the new saying in my house. Lil Noah has decided that a little Leprechaun has invaded his room. He was in his room for a while to rest after our busy day. When he came down he was going on and on about a Leprechaun. I really didn't think much about it. Well when we went upstairs to get ready for bed. The Leprechaun's presence was clearly known. Noah's room was turned upside down. I gasped and asked what happened and he replied..."I told you a Leprechaun did it". I nearly died laughing. That kid is so damn funny sometimes. He really knows how to get out of trouble and he started it hours earlier. He is crafty.



Noah has had some imaginary friends. They are called the red people. He has had them for about 1 and a half years. They are really little and can't climb the stairs (we send a rope down for them to climb). The red people have been showing up more and more this summer. Kate used to have an imaginary bear called Jin Jin.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Girls had their check-ups


Maggie had her 18 month check up yesterday. She is a very healthy girl. She weighs 22 lbs and 8 oz. (25th%) and she is 33 1/2 inches tall (90th%). She has a large head as the others-- it is also in the 90th % for growth. She received one shot and a finger prick to check for iron (13.5). So all was good. We did talk about her lack of speech and her major temper tantrums that she has occasionally (HA! I mean every time she doesn't' get her way).




Now for Kate...She had a not so great appt. In December she was not measuring on the chart for height (I realize this may not be a big surprise to most of you as I am a shorty). She was always in the 5th-10th % for height. Well she was -3% (not on the chart) in December. We were told to have her rechecked in June (her half b-day month). Well it looks like she is at a standstill for her growing (she grew a 1/4 of an inch). This may just be a plateau and she will most likely pick back up, but in the meantime we need to have some test run. So ugh they had to draw blood yesterday and it was the worst thing I have had to witness as a parent so far. She was screaming at the top of her lungs "it hurts it hurts". I was holding her legs and today realizes how dumb that was I should have been near her face so she could see me. It was awful. They couldn't get enough out of one arm so they had to stick the other arm. She was completely dripping in sweat form sheer terror. I felt so bad for her. We should have the results back on Friday. No need to get into what ifs until we know the results.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Father's Day at the Botanical Gardens




We started the morning off with brunch at the Marietta Diner with our good friends, The Kerstine Family. After brunch we were treated to a day at the Atlanta Botanical Garden's for Father's Day. Griff and Andrea have three kids also and so we were a party of ten everywhere we went!!

We had a great time. The gardens are beautiful and one of the terrariums was so cool (temperature) that I really didn't want to leave. It was a beautiful HOTLANTA day!! There was a band playing (which ironically the Uncle of my BFF in high school was playing in so I ran into her and her husband). The gardens also had cotton candy, popcorn and snocones for the kids. A train for the kids to ride and face painting. There is a great kids area. They have fountains that the kids can play in and they had a blast!

Happy dad's day! Love from your kids--Kate, Noah and Maggie oh can't forget our first born...Teak!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

NEW WARDROBE!!!

OMG I can't believe the day has come where I can fit into more than half (more like 2/3rds)of my closet!!!! I have held out for this day for 7 years!!! I am down 3 dress/pant sizes!!! I am amazed at how good it felt to try on some clothes. I am down 19.6 lbs. I didn't quite make it to the 20lb mark (this is my halfway mark), but hopefully will by next week. I really don't care what size the clothes say I am just so happy to have MORE choices!!! YAY for a new wardrobe that didn't cost me any money!!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Crazy busy week!!!



So Kate has been at G.S. camp all week from 9-3. It is an 1 1/2 drive there and back. UGH!!! Noah and Maggie have been super busy too. Noah has continued his swim lessons this week and yesterday he SWAM ALL BY HIMSELF!!! I think I cried a bit as we have never made it thus far. 4 years of swim lessons for Kate and Noah does it on his second week. I am so proud of him!!! (Kate is excited to get back to lessons next week!) Maggie has been such a trooper. She has tagged along on all our activities. 2 days not getting a nap accept for the long drive to get Kate. We went to a bounce house yesterday and Maggie is now BIG enough to jump inside the jumpys. She had a blast. Life as I know it has changed. I have to watch her like a hawk!!! Two days ago I found her standing in the middle of the table outside on our screened in porch. She is going to keep me busy this summer.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Girl Scout Camp



Kate started Girl Scout camp today. She had a great time. Camp is all week. So it is unbelievable all the stuff you need to go to day camp. We got these big buckets from Publix. We had a decorating party last Friday with some of the other girls attending camp. Well we had to fill these buckets up with towel, pool shoes, bathing suit, lots and lots of water, sunscreen, insect repellent and 40 S.W.A.P.S. (these are cute little things we made that she can swap with other campers). I can't wait to see what the other kids made.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

I am down 17.4 lbs!!!

Ok so it has been 9 weeks since I joined Weight Watchers. My goal is to loose 40 lbs. I am almost half way there. I have lost 17.4 lbs!!! I can't believe I actually may stick this one out. I was always a pretty thin girl growing up, but around 25 I just couldn't loose the weight as easily. Well when I hit 30 and started having kids....well here I am. When I got my learners permit I weighed 90lbs and I think I added a few lbs.

I am never infront of the camera, but will try to get Noah to take some pictures.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

HOLY 8 YEARS!!!

So yesterday made 8 years that Noah and I have been married. It is so hard to believe how much we have accomplished in the 8 years and makes us wonder where the next 8 will take us. I don't think we ever imagined having such a perfect family. I say perfect loosely as nothing is perfect. We are just so blessed to have the three kids! Oh and I must not forget about the crazy barking dog!! To celebrate we all went out to our favorite Mexican restaurant (La Parilla). I went off diet and had a HUGE bowl of cheese dip that had steak, shrimp and chicken in it!!! YUM! I will try to find a picture from our wedding and post it later!

SWIM LESSONS!

I can't believe how great the swim lessons are going for Kate! She loves them. Noah is also taking them and he is so excited and doing a fabulous job as well. This is Kate's 4th year yes I said 4th year taking lessons. I guess the 4th time is a charm in this case. We are doing the lessons with friends and it is going great.

Kate has Girl Scout camp next week so we are busy trying to get all her stuff ready for camp. Noah will continue to have lessons next week and Kate will join him again the third week. I am hopeful that is all they will need.

Maggie's new trick (mama is not so thrilled with)...those wonderful sheets we recieved as a gift that you zip on and off...well SHE can unzip them and it is CRAZY!!! I think I am going to have to go to the old sheets that are a pain to change.