Saturday, May 31, 2014

Gage art awards!

I didn't get to go to his award's ceremony since it was in the evening and I had the other kiddos so Steven took him. He not only got the Scholastic Golden Key Art award for his self portrait earlier this semester but he got the only 7th grade class Art award. While they didn't do certificates he did get on the Honor Roll again all year. Weird that they stopped handing them out.

Next week is the last week of school for the kiddos. It would be the older two's week at Church Camp in Oklahoma if they didn't have to go. Getting out in June is no fun at all.

On a side note, I officially lost 10 pounds this month! Woo hoo!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Kieran's talent show!

Steven sent me a pic before Kieran went on of her hula hoop all bent up. Apparently some kid had grabbed it from her this morning and jumped on it. I emailed the teacher as I wasn't happy about that. I wanted to see if this was deliberate. Waiting to hear back on that. Luckily she got to borrow someone else's which was similar to hers. By the looks of things she did well enough with it.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


I couldn't get him to look at me for nothing!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Difference in 23 days.

Ridlee loves her exercauser. We have the same one we have used all the way back with Kieran. We were going to get a new one, now I am not so sure. Afraid she won't like it as much. I started filming her on May 1st right before she turned 4 months old.

This was the first video.

2 weeks ago.

And today.

The strength in her legs is awesome. Especially for how short she is. Imagine that, my child, short.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Ridlee 4 month pics

Taken by yours truly.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

30 minutes

That's the time it took to go get Ryker a haircut, come home, take his pics, and order them. Pics totaling less than $10 even with shipping.

This is why we don't do professional most of the time. With the exception of using my good friend Jaime to take our pics here and there. 

Now I just need to get Heston's done. If I can just keep him still for 2 minutes. Much less requirement than taking him somewhere else. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Kieran and Ridlee around the same age here. 10 years of difference, but that's about it. 

And Heston close to that age as well..

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Posting for accountability

I decided to make the jump and join WW. The weight didn't melt off with this one. I admit I gained a bit more trying to make sure Ridlee's weight would be good. After we were told at her anatomy scan she was on the small side I figured that was not the time to skimp on my diet, just in case. While she was still small I like to think my diet did help her. I had to increase my protein quite a bit. Well with small babies comes a not so nice postpartum issue. Less weight loss. Smaller babies means, smaller placenta (trust me it was way small), smaller everything. So more of the weight gain was in fat stores. Well the good thing about that is good milk supply. Last time with Heston if I decreased my diet any my milk would suffer. With this one it's not taking such a hit. I started last week, in the midst of my sickness of a sinus infection and bronchitis. Perfect timing really. My appetite was very little and that made the sugar cravings very sparse.

I ended up losing over 5 pounds in the first week. And that was without exercise. Being sick made my motivation for exercise...nill. Monday I finally went to the Doctor and got antibiotics. I am feeling about 70% better. I am hoping to start getting back to working our asap! I am 11 pounds away from prepregnancy weight but since I joined WW I want to go the official prebaby route and that's a bit more. Honestly I will be happy with a bit more than that considering I like some curves. I just want to fit in my small clothes again. I have no time limit. I plan to go the patient route. I know not all weeks will be like this one. I plan on nursing for awhile and that means getting more point values, which is awesome. WW is perfect for breastfeeding.

Ridlee's 4 month appointment is tomorrow. I weighed her at home and it appears she is around 12 pounds already. She is doing a lot better now. Hoping she stays healthy for a long time.