Sunday, October 25, 2009

Spiderman Celebration!

I know I haven't posted in a while, so I will start catching up with David's 3rd birthday party.

It was a Chick-fil-a, and had to be the easiest party I have ever planned. It was relatively affordable, short, and the kids had fun. Oh, and I didn't have to clean up before or after the party. Can't get any better than that. Here are a couple of pictures from the big day.
I asked him what kind of cake he wanted and he said, "Spiderman's hand doin like dis". And did his hand the way Spiderman does to make his web. So I asked a few days later, thinking he would change his mind, but he stated the exact same thing. So I, by all means, had to at least give it a try. The hand was formed from Rice Krispie treats and covered in fondant. I was pretty pleased...other that how the hand was put on the cake. Although I think it was the best tasting cake I have ever made. Chocolate Cake with peanut butter filling..mmmm. But most importantly, David thought the cake was, "Awesome!"

Lion Slayer

So, David has been learning the Bible story of David and Goliath, and apparently how David also killed a lion.

Daddy: David, we have to put change your pants, those don't fit you.

David: No...

Daddy: Yes, you are not wearing those pants.

David: You not boss o me!

Mommy: David, look at Mommy (in a serious, no games voice). Daddy is the boss and you have to do what he tells you to do. You must be obedient.

David: (with a matter-of-fact tone and expression) I killed a lion...I killed a lion with a rock.

Mommy: (looks at Daddy, holds back laughter) You may have, but Daddy is still your boss.

It's so reassuring that he is retaining the information he learns at school.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

My Life!

Today, on my birthday, at 28 years of age, this is what I have to show for my short time here on earth .

I couldn't be happier or more grateful. My life is heart is full!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I'm Shredding

Note: The below entry was actually written a couple months ago. I found it when cleaning out some unpublished drafts. And realized that I still haven't fully committed to doing anything about it. So this is my commitment. I am going to complete the 30-day Shred, and watch what I eat. I will be posting updates here about my workouts and diet for accountability. It's now or never.

Everyone has a weight or size that they feel their best at. And that is not the same for everyone. So when I got on the scale and saw a number that I hadn't seen since one week postpartum for my last baby (8 1/2 months with the first baby), I knew that I had to do something. It's not about the "number" on the scale really. It's more about what the number represents, as it is not a huge number. But over the months, past couple of years, I have stopped working out, stopped trying to eat right, except for a few ill-timed attempts...ahem, the raw food diet that I started on the first day of school that just left me completely exhausted. I have really stopped taking care of myself. So it's not really about weight, its about health, about my health now and my health when I am 50.
Bob Barker, when he found out that he had skin cancer, said that it was a result of "misspent youth". I don't want to have to claim that when I am his age.

So this weekend when I got off the scale, I had a moment and I cried and I beat myself up and I moaned and groaned about how I don't have enough time to exercise. Then my loving husband came to my rescue. And told me in that encouraging way of his, to make a list of the things that I feel will not get done if I take 30 min-an hour out of my day to exercise, and he will do them for me.

The past two days, I have come home from work and exercised. I jogged a mile and walked a mile on Monday, then I jogged/walked again on Tuesday. Today is also day three with no Dr. Pepper. I am determined to make myself healthier.
Cecil says that everytime I do this, it is all or nothing for me. And he is right. For instance, the raw food diet. I spent oodles of money getting all the right foods to eat then it only lasted one day because it was just too drastic for me.
This time I am just going to try to be sensible about my eating habits. Usually when I start out doing The Firm, I jump in with the 10-pound weights right away and its makes me want to quit. I am not going to deny myself chocolate, I just won't eat it every day, or every break I have at work. I will even allow myself to have a Dr. Pepper every now and then.