Thursday, January 5, 2012

Puke & Packing Peanuts

My husband was in two Fantasy Football leagues this season, as he is every season for the last several years. This year he won one of the leagues and in this league, the winner receives a giant trophy.

Said trophy arrived in the mail today. It arrived in a big box. Coincidentally (or not?), this week in Timmy's preschool it was Box Week - they created things with boxes, hid in boxes, played in boxes, decorated boxes, etc. Well, Chris opened his trophy and inside was a delightful assortment of long pieces of paper, bubble wrap, and packing peanuts. The box was also the perfect size for not only a three-year old to fit inside, but also for a two-year old. Both Timmy and Natalie climbed in. It was fun for them, playing in the packing peanuts. They threw some up in the air, popped the bubbles on the bubble wrap, crinkled the paper, and enjoyed the fun that only toddlers can. (Except for maybe the bubble wrap - Chris and I both enjoyed that a little too much.) I was focusing on their fun and not on the mess they were making. Most of the contents did remain in the box, so Chris said, "I'll clean it up."

Today is Thursday, so Chris needed to go upstairs and change for basketball. I stayed downstairs with the kids and was rocking with Samuel. Samuel felt that during this time it would be appropriate to regurgitate his previous meal all over me. I was clearly not thinking when I went upstairs to change my clothes and get the puke off of me. Chris said, "I fear what they're doing down there," as we listened to the laughter and shrieks of delight coming from down below.

"I've learned to not fear it and just accept it," I told him.

I am pretty sure Chris regretted saying, "I'll clean it up."

BTW - Packing Peanuts are incredibly static-y. I mean, so much that when you put them in the trash they fly out the top and stick to the wall. This being said, Chris and I ate ham out of a bag for dinner and the kids had a fruit bar, an orange, and a banana.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Resolution Update

Well, we're four days into the new year and I'm doing pretty well! I even read a book! Granted it was 53 pages, but it was a book no less. And it had me bawling. I got it free on my phone and holy cow...tears. The Glass Case was basically about a young mother of three dealing with the loss of her own mother during a scary moment in her life.

I also started back up on MyFitnessPal (add me - mommy2tns - if you have an account!) and am getting a lot of encouragement from my fellow July PR mommies.

Sam is getting two teeth! He also was able to push his chest off the floor today. This is big since he's never really been into tummy time.

That's about it :)

Monday, January 2, 2012

First Blog of 2012! Resolutions...

I am posting my official resolutions for 2012 here on my blog so that I can be held accountable for them.

[one] I am starting the year off at 165 lbs. By the end of the year I will be down to at least 135 and be maintaining a healthy weight.

[two] For Lent this year I will be giving up all pop and alcohol.

[three] My 366 project will be a picture of Sammy for every day of the year. This is my third year doing a yearly project so I know I can stick with this. Two years ago it was a random pic each day for a year. Last year I did a pic of each kid for every day of the year. I would do the same this year but Tim and Nat were so sick of the camera that I don't want them to hate having their picture taken so I'll only do it with Sammers this year.

[four] I will blog at least once a week.

[five] I will keep a handwritten journal so that I can remember all of the important moments of 2012 like the kids' milestones and funny quotes.

[six] Back up all of the pictures I have on my old computer, Chris's work computer, and Cherie's old computer. Delete them from hard drives so that there is more memory available.

[seven] Read a book every month. I love to read but never stick with a book that I start. My book for January is She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb. I have actually read this before back in about 2005 and started rereading it again last month, but I didn't get very far. I will finish it by the end of the month! I am taking recommendations from everyone for books you think I'd enjoy. Books I enjoy - auto/biographies, mysteries (but not heavy ones and things with too many story lines. I won't even touch a book if it's thick like Clancy books LOL), and family-oriented novels. Books I do NOT like or won't read: Potter, Twilight, Romance fluff crap, and anything that will leave me crying for weeks because it involved the deaths of twenty-three children.

[eight] I will play with my children more doing things they want to do. I will get on the floor and pretend to be a "Dino-Rex" if I have to. (Dino-Rex is what Natalie calls dinosaurs) I will play outside with them even if it's freezing cold or a thousands degrees outside.