Monday, September 28, 2015

The one with national coffee day!

Monday: Good morning!! Fell asleep like a rock last night, thank you pm Tylenol!! After getting no sleep Saturday night and only an hour nap during the day Sunday I was exhausted but wanted to make sure my brain shut down so I could sleep. Hoping this week will bring us some information one way or another! By waking up off of sleep aids makes me cranky. Because I could have easily slept like 4 more hours!! And I really need to make coffee!

My house after being so busy is a mess, and I never sat down and got stuff ready for school today so I guess I will start this weeks school stuff tomorrow and be prepared for it!! Doing dishes all day is such a joy, that on top of Kyra not napping, Darren having a growth spurt again and wanting to nurse almost constantly. It has been such a Monday.

Dustin came home early much to my surprise!! And so I got to do my workout before dinner time!! It was so hard and I am not looking forward to getting up tomorrow I am going to be so sore!!

Tuesday: Woohoo!! It's national drink coffee day!! And boy does that make the day start great!! Dustin picked us up coffee for breakfast!! And it was amazing!! Also Kyra woke up so happy!! She came in cuddles for a few mins, then said okay mommy lets get up its a beautiful day! Who wouldn't wake up in a good mood from that? So we spent the morning cuddling and hanging out!! My kids are so sweet!!

My kids were super excited about a care package from grandma!! We have more ponies and trolls to play with now!! And mom is trying to think of a way to organize and display them in a more fun way than baskets now!! Plus she sent me some yummy smelling Chapstick, some stickers, and a magazine!! 

Kyra was terrible at nap ended up going with a spank and got a couple ponies taken away!! And in order to get them back I made her put away dishes!!

Tonight was cardio night as usual and lovely!! The sunset was pretty, and I felt like I had lots of energy!! 

Wednesday: I woke up this morning, dizzy, and really out of it, followed by a migraine!! Spent the morning in bed before slowly feeling better!! Not the best way to start my morning!! B by lunch I finally was able to keep something down and my head wasn't hurting as bad!!

After lunch I went to take another nap so I would have energy before grocery shopping. We got all our groceries and even picked up Kyras Halloween costume. And then our super amazing neighbors next door came by with a present, they are just too dang nice!! They just gave us a red wagon for the kids!! We are so blessed with fantastic neighbors!!

Thursday: Feeling much better now!! It only took forever, but happy we are back to a normal day!! Today was story time at the library and we read about Apples, and even got to taste a couple of them!!

After story time we went on a few errands which didn't result in much actually getting done except mommy being stressed out. Kyra has started being terrible in public, not sure what's causing the regression but it's exhausting. I am ready for vacation!!

The evening went by really fast with tacos for dinner and some playing with the kids before bed!! Darren is pro at saying daddy!!  And I got to workout so I feel ton better, I love working out!!!

Friday: We got up today and headed to the expo center to go to a just between friends and pick up some warmer clothes for the kids before our trip home. Kyra behaved so well at the sale unlike the past days that I decided we could go to McDonalds for lunch. She sat and ate lunch nice too. But then when it was time to leave the play ground all hell broke loose. And I mean all....she bit me, she spit at me, yelled at me, pretty much anything you name it she did it. And received timeout, when that didn't work she got spanked, and when that failed she got taken to the car kicking and screaming!! And I was so completely exhausted with her all I could do was survive until Dustin got home. Then I tied on my shoes to go for a run and get away from the house for a little bit while dinner cooked. Thank heaven it's Friday. 

Darren's first tooth finally broke through!! Oh and we ended up walking to Walmart and picked out a movie we were supposed to watch but someone got a bit into video games so I went and took a bath and went to bed. Have a quick shoot in the morning, and a baby shower tomorrow!!

Saturday: I started the morning out early because I was freezing, we had the window open and a fan going and I was right in front of it! So I layered up blankets and turned off the fan, but than the silence shade could hear every dog in the neighborhood, so I had to turn it back on and cuddle up to Dustin. But alas once I was back to sleep Kyra woke up and we were up for the day!! I went over and redid a couple pictures for a friend who during the first shoot her kids were not very happy, so today we got a few where they are smiling to finish a project for her grandma!!

After Dustin grabbed me coffee, I ran over and had lunch with a group of friends for Julie's babyshower!! We ate at Olive Garden which is always awesome because I can find something healthy to eat and it tastes yummy!!

We finished the day off with Hotel Transylvania and pizza night!! And I am currently trying to convince Dustin to buy me ice cream now that the kids are in bed.

Sunday: we are up bright and ready to go to the pumpkin patch!  I'll post pictures later this week!! And then we are coming home to spend the afternoon cleaning the house up, and eating dinner :) 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Darren is 8 months old

Nicknames: Dare bear, bubba, bumbles

Clothing Size: cruising into 24 months

Personality: still such a happy boy!! As of this week it seems we have hit a teething stage and so there has been a bit more fuss and neediness. But still over all very happy!!

Things I Could Do Without: you wanting to be carried around all the time, makes it hard for mom to get anything done!!

Item/Toy We Love The Most: standing table top so we can give you snacks 

Item/Toy You Love The Most: Moose, and any of Kyras toys you can get your hands on!

Things I’m Loving Most Right Now: you learning to kind of talk and wave, it makes you seem so grown up!!

Things You’re Loving Most Right Now: Chasing Kyra around, being fully mobile and going exploring other rooms. Also eating everything!!!

Monday, September 21, 2015

The one with the first day of Fall!!!

Monday: hey everyone!!! It's finally the first week of my favorite season!! Sadly Texas hasn't appeared to get the message about that however :( not sure it will. But at least we are going home next month so I'll get some cool temperatures!!! But we decided to make this fall week for school too!! So this morning Kyra and I did a bunch of activities with a fall theme, read fall books we got from the library, and counted leaves and acorns!! It was a fun school day for us!! The rest of the day we watched Disney shows, napped and played ponies like every normal day!!

Oh did I mention today is Dustin and I's anniversary. Yup the kid has been married to me for 6 years now and we have been together for almost 7 years!! That seems absolutely crazy to me!! But still just as happy!!

When he got home I drug him out for dinner with money I made from shoots, we had Red Lobster, and DQ and I still managed to stay healthy for the most part!! Came home and powered through my leg day!! Feeling really confident about my workouts!! Ready for the change up next week!! And to share my results so far!!

Tuesday: So Elmo is coming to town tomorrow so we switched craft day to today!! We made lots of crafts that were fall related!! And then spent lots of time just playing!! I will be doing an update about preschool Friday with pictures from all our crafts and activities we have done so far!! It has been a lot of fun, and she still tells me about things she learned in week 1 and that makes my heart so happy!!

This afternoon while doing dishes and trying not to go crazy from Kyras persistent bugging me, I was in  a really weird mood where I was on the brink, like if something good or happy happened I'd be in a really good mood and if something bad or annoying happened I'd be in a terrible mood. Dustin came home from work with some really frustrating news and I'll bet you can guess how the rest of the evening went. Today was supposed to be cardio day and I'm sure I'll regret it, but I skipped out because by the time we got home from getting groceries it was already almost 730 Darren needed to get to bed, and so I couldn't drag him to the park to walk. Yes I could have gone alone, but I think Arby's and a bath is way more appealing tonight.

Wednesday: So we originally planned to go to an Elmo reading thing!! But since Christa was clear across town and we weren't really sure about where the Elmo thing was. So we decided to go browse Target and Petco, instead! The kids were all a little fussy so it didn't last too long but it was nice getting out of the house regardless!!

The kids both took long naps and it was wonderful!! After nap we played in Darren's room and then watched frozen and cuddled. Poor Darren wasn't feeling great I think he is teething! Then this evening we Skyped with Dustins parents for the first time in a while!!  Powered through my workout, probably could have done it twice!! But my arms are looking so strong!! Cardio tomorrow and gotta make up for yesterday!! Oh yeah we realized after bedtime Darren turned 8 months today!! So I'll have an update tomorrow on his chunky butt!! 

Thursday: Well I started to get very motiveted while doin laundry last night to start doing fall cleaning!! I want so badly to have a little less clutter. We are collectors of things but I have had a hard time considering buying some cool new stuff with the fact we have a pretty full house already!! So maybe if I move the rest of the stuff we don't need anymore into the garage we will be able to have a garage sale come spring!!

This morning was story time which went perfect with our fall theme we have been working on all week. We made fall bookmarks!! Then came home for lunch and naps, and a big cup of coffee so I can get to cleaning!!

So both naps and cleaning didn't really happen!! But coffee did so that's a plus!! The rest of the evening was spent dealing with cranky kids, almost cutting my finger off cutting up veggies for dinner, and Thursday night cardio!! 

Friday: Today was like the longest day, not in a bad way but it just seemed to continue forever!! We spent most the morning hanging out with Christa and the kids just chilling!! We were gonna do pictures but just didn't end up getting around to it!! 

After they left Kyra and I watched a couple movies and listened to the little bit of thunder that came through. And playing dress up, she loves wearing moms shoes, and Chapstick!! And I love trying out new makeup, sorta new lol! 

Then I was off to Bunco!! Which is always a good time!! If for no other reason then the yummy food!!

Saturday: We were up and out the door before 10 to take Kyra to a build it workshop!! She made a wood firetruck!! It was a really fun project!! Afterwards we grabbed lunch and came home for the kids to nap!! I managed to sneak out and go to Amanda's house for her baby shower!! It was so cute, and I was happy to socialize with her and her other friends!!

Later on we had Christa and the kids over for dinner and her and I got dressed up and headed out to check out the local country bar. We got there around 930 and enjoyed watching all the 2-step and line dancing, but around 11 it changed to hip hop and like 90's and 2000's makeup so we were kinda over it and were home pretty early.

 Sunday: After a late night, in which I managed to not sleep at all. Yay stress. Anyways we woke up and enjoyed the morning with Christa and the kids!! Haha we did a baby battle to the death over a donut haha it was funny at first then they just payed there and nom nomed on the donuts!! And we did little makeup princess pictures with the girls!!

The one I wrote the entire week out and it deleted everything

So I am not writing it again. You can just have the pictures and assume what happened :)