Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Speed Limit 35



I officially have a speed limit sign named after my age now. My parents took me out for lunch at Pasados today for my birthday. The Tortilla Soup was delicious! And so was the Margarita! But boy, am I feeling old. I went to go work out this morning at the gym. I was in my favorite class- Fat Burn Fusion, when we started the cool down. You know the move where you take both of your hands and intertwine them behind your back and pull them up your back? Well, that move didn't like my 35 year old body. My shoulder and neck screamed "Ouch!" After a hot shower, the verdict is I've pulled my right shoulder. Ah, the joys of age. At least this is better than when I turned 30 and had to have a colonoscopy. Honestly though, I can't complain. I love my life. It's the best it's ever been. I have an amazing family- caring, funny, smart husband and two caring, adorable, smart kids. I have wonderful friends. And I love where I live. Thank you God for all you have given me.
There's also a picture of the three August birthday girls. We all celebrated our birthdays this past Saturday by going out to Buca de Beppo for pizza and then coming over to our house for cake.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Rainy Day No More

It rained all last night and most of the morning. Finally the sun broke out around 11 o'clock. It was so beautiful outside. For the first time in months, it actually wasn't 100 degrees, more like 80. I let the girls go out in some old clothes and play in the water puddles on the deck and make water/sand pies in the sandbox. Then all concept of staying somewhat dry flew out the window when they saw their swimming pool that had been sitting outside. It was partically full and screaming "come play in me."
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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Crazy is just a word.

Today was Victoria and Bella's last swim lesson. I have to say, it's really paid off having them in swim lessons. Victoria actually went under the water and swam by herself today for a whole 5 seconds. (Although she said she was scared, she did it.) Bella as well, I've noticed improvement. She's swimming more with full body. If I hold her on her belly in the water, she uses her hands to "ice cream scoop" and feet to kick, and will occasionally blow in the water. They are both not water babies, but are now finally (just as the end of summer comes) much more comfortable in the water.


I'm sad and happy that the lessons have ended. Of coarse, they both really loved going to them, especially after the first week, but the preparation on my part everyday was exhausting. I would change the kids into their bathing suits after Fun Club (my time to work out at the Frisco Athletic Center while they get to play.) Then give them a light snack, while we watched Sponge Bob in the Lady's Locker Room. Then take them to swim lessons. Then take them back to the locker room and give them a shower (which Bella hated and cried the whole time.) Then change them and me back into our clothes and go home and eat lunch. That was our whole morning/afternoon for two weeks.

Today after our shower as I'm getting ready, Victoria is sitting in her towel looking at a lady that just walked into the locker room. She says, "Mommy that's a crazy woman." I try to ignore her (hoping the lady didn't hear) and say, "Why don't you sing Bella a song." Victoria proceeds, "Mommy, that lady has crazy hair." I say, "Victoria we don't talk that way. Sing Bella a song." At this point, Victoria starts to push her limits... "Tinkle, tinkle, pee, and poop... (song to Twinkle, Twinkle)." I respond with, "you have two seconds to stop or you're going to a very long time out." She hides under her towel, while I finish getting ready, then getting them ready. Later, I try to explain to her that we don't use words like "crazy" to talk about other people. I don't think she really understands, she just kept asking why?


After the kid's naps, I took Bella and Victoria to their first movie showing. We went to go see Horton Hears a Who- three thumbs up according to all of us. We met Chris and Nico at the dollar movies. Luckily it was only really us and another couple in the whole theatre. The kids were adorable. They kept laughing when the elephant would act silly and fall down. I love there laughs. We gorged ourselves on popcorn, soda, and M&Ms- too much fun. We will definitely have to do this again. They were all wonderful and I/we had a great time.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Cleaning + Dancing = FUN!

So I'm feeling stressed out and decide I NEED to clean the house. I blast the music from a really fun Disney CD and start to work cleaning. As I'm moving, I realize- where's the girls? So I go in search for them. I find them jaming to the music. I grab my camera and record. This is my first attempt at loading a video to my blog (inspired by my SIL and Caleb- aka Spiderman.)

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Swimclass





Victoria's started swim classes this week. She goes for a half an hour a day Mon-Fri for the next two weeks. Day 1 was interesting. She didn't want to get into the water with the other kids. Finally I had to walk away and let the teacher put her in. After 5 minutes I snuck up and watched how and what she was learning from afar. She is my little goofball! The teacher's explaining how to put your arms together and all the kids are doing it and here's Victoria staring the other direction- La Te Da. She wasn't like that the whole time and she did partially pay attention. (I can already see the progress reports going home from school.) They had her kicking on her back and front and using the bar floats while they dragged her. She really liked it then. Today she told me that she loves Miss Lauren. Mr Ryan also teaches her. She did much better today Day 2 and is excited to go back tomorrow. I've had a hard time watching Bella while Victoria is in class, so today I saw an opportunity. There is another class for Babies and Mommies that I signed Bella and I up for for the exact same time as Victoria's class. It's in the pool adjacent to hers. We'll see how it goes tomorrow.

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