Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter hat parade

Today was Kinley's Easter hat parade at school. I went after Presley's ear surgery & took pics!
I was a little early so I took a few pics of her in group time, etc. All the kids were lit up with excitement :)

Kinley & her BFF Alli Jo

Emma, Anna & Kinley.. I swear they look like teenagers here!

Remy & Kinley


Friday, March 22, 2013

Weighing In

Since around September of last year I have been on a weight loss roller coaster!
I'd do Atkins and lose weight.. do low calorie and lose some. But most of the time it would come back, not all of it thank goodness but some. So finally I decided to join the Naturally Slim program through my work :) It has been great for me. The first week alone I lost 5lbs. and am now on week 5. Basically I am eating very slowly for 10 minutes, taking a 5 min break & then finishing with another 10 minutes (slowly). Taking a full 25 minutes to eat instead of eating it all in 10. It's teaching me portion control & actually shrinking my stomach! I really can't eat as much as I used to. You can eat almost anything you want, just in small portions! No sweets though ;)

The motto...

I have also started the Advocare 10 day cleanse. I am currently on day 5. And down another 4lbs since day 1. It includes drinking a fiber drink on days 1-3 & 8-10. Day 1 I will admit that I was totally gagging on it & almost threw up in the kitchen sink! I didn't finish 1/2 of it! It's like drinking really fine oatmeal. So I was told to drink it with OJ instead & I can now drink it with no problem. It's just like drinking OJ with lots of pulp so it doesn't bother me. Plus it's a citrus flavor to begin with ;)
Next you have herbal pills & pro-biotic pills to take. And then of course the eating. You must eat only clean/healthy foods. So I've been staying away from preservatives & only eating chicken breasts, tuna, veggies and fruits. Oh and lots of water! LOTS!! I've also been walking about a mile (not really measuring exactly) every week night.

Overall, since September, I have lost 29lbs.. almost 30! My goal is to lose 47 lbs total. Yes, I was that big! So I have 18 more to go.. but I have a cruise in about 36 days that I will NOT be dieting on so I'm sure some will come creepin on back ;) My goal is to be down another 8lbs before we sail (April 28).
 Although the Naturally Slim to me is not a diet.. it really is a new way to eat and keep the weight off. It's not hard at all.. unless you are a sugar/sweet fanatic then you might have a hard time letting that go!
After I get the weight gone I plan on starting to tone up the flab with some weights! Don't ask me why ~ that's just the order I want to do it in :) 
Here's to losing that baby weight (& then some)!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


I don't think I've ever been more excited about Kinley participating in anything until now! She is playing T-ball this Spring at the Woodway Family Center. Last night was her very first practice, and she did great. We need to work on fielding the ball when the other team hits, but she throws and hits like a champ ;) I was just flooded with memories of my ball playing days.. the absolute best days of my childhood & it all starts here. I hope she continues to want to play through little league. It is so Kinley! 
We were just a little sad.. she made friends with another girl right off the bat (no pun intended lol) but turned out she was on another team so she had to leave. But at least she still has 2 other girls she can get to know!
We can't wait for her 1st game~ which is still TBD!

Miss Priss cheering on her sister ;)

I'm ready for my close up!

Here is a video of them running the bases. She is in a red shirt with a pink helmet ;)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Presley at 1 year

Really behind on this post! Here are some things little Miss P is doing at 1 year (now 13 months)!

  • Weighing in right around 20lbs
  • Height 29 1/2 in.
  • Teeth : 4 - working on 5
  • Clothing size: 12 mo
  • Diaper size: 3
  • Taking a few steps on her own & stands for a while on her own. Walks great when you are holding her hand but she is getting a little more brave as the days go on ;) She is almost there!
  • Sleeping great, usually 12 hrs a night. Goes to bed at 7pm with no fuss & sleeps till 7am. That makes for not so long nap times tho, unfortunately! I can only get about an hour.. hour 1/2 at the most out of her per day. 
  • Hasn't been on bottles since she was almost 11 months old. The previous daycare was laying her down in her crib to give her bottles.. thus began our long journey with ear infections. So I immediately took her off the bottles & she did great.
  • She loves her new school & so does Mommy ;)
  • Says "mama, daddy, bye, thank you (but sounds like dan ohh), eye, uh oh.. hmm I'm sure there's a couple more I'm forgetting!
  • She loves to push her walkers around the house!
  • Loves to dance to any music
  • Loves going on walks with me..anything outdoors she loves. Even crawls in the grass which is something her sister hated!
  • March 27th we are getting tubes. She's had 4 rounds of 10 day antibiotics since January & she still has the double ear infections. I am ready to get this over with! 
  • Overall she is one great baby & always has been!! She's pretty happy & spoiled ;)
We love you Presley Kate! Can't wait to see what the next few years are like with you :D

Monday, March 4, 2013

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day came & went so fast this year! I guess that tends to happen when you don't get home until almost 6! 
I brought home some flowers for the girls along with other things! Kinley wouldn't be still long enough for me to get pictures with all her things. But at least I got one!

Presley made this thumbprint heart magnet for me :) LOVE IT! So sweet!