Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pizza! Pizza! {Project 365: Day 21}

Today was a good day.

It started off pretty chill. My mom came over and we had our shakes for breakfast. I had my Vanilla Latte shake...again. Yes, I know I'm obsessed. It's a real problem. Today I made my mom the birthday cake shake. Seriously, it tasted like I was drinking chocolate cake with frosting! It's amazing that I feel like I'm cheating but I'm really being healthy. Win!!

Anyway. After we had breakfast, Little Butt went to play at my mom's house while her and I took Baby N shopping. We went to Best Buy first, but didn't find what we were looking for. We then went to the fabric store to get her some new fabric to redo her kitchen table chairs. After that, a pit stop into Ross. I ended up finding a really awesome picture and a really pretty elephant for my bedroom!! Maybe I'll take a picture of the elephant tomorrow. She's really pretty. :-)

We came home and had some lunch then my Older Sister and I took the kids to the Y for the Yoga class this afternoon.

Now, I LOVE Yoga. It's crazy. I feel so inspired whenever I practice. It's really hard to explain in words, but my body feels so alive, and tingly, and connected. I feel like my body and soul sing whenever I practice Yoga. I've actually been toying with the idea of getting my certification to become a Yoga instructor. But I need to get fit again first.

Anyway. So this was my very first class today! I've done DVD's but never went to an actual class. I loved it!! I can already tell that I'm getting so much better at it! Every time I do it, I notice how much I've improved. My Older Sister loved it as well!

This was also the first time I've ever left the baby with a stranger. Crazy right?? 

Anyway, the girl in the child care center said he was super good and that I can bring him back any time!! She really liked him. LOL! He is a really good baby. I got lucky...twice! It's unheard of! But I think I'll pay in the teen year.

After the Y we came home and the kids made pizzas with my Baby Sis. 

They pressed out their own dough.

Spread on their own sauce.

And added their own toppings!!

When they weren't busy eating them of course!!

Aren't their pizzas pretty?!?! Little Butt's is on the left.

They had a really great time and thoroughly enjoyed the results. Thanks for the pizza party Baby Sis!!! The pizza you made for us was dang good too!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Oops! {Project 365: Days 18, 19, and 20}

You seems that I let ONE day pass and all of a sudden I'm catching up on THREE!

How the heck does life get away with you??? 

So now I get to play catch up! 

Day 18:

Living here in Texas, it's freaking warm. All.The.Time. I am totally annoyed.

But the kids get to play outside and wear t-shirts, so I guess it's not all bad.

And yes, Little Butt is wearing cowgirl boots. She's always wearing those boots. She's so obsessed with those boots that I had to buy the exact same pair in a bigger size for when she outgrows those. It's a problem she has.

But...while the kids are outside playing...

I get to have a little fun of my own!! LOL!

My wine of the month shipment came in!!! This makes me a very happy momma. ;-)

Day 19:

I've mentioned that Baby N is a rolling fool right?? Well, sometimes he slips past me and ends up in the dining room. Little Stinker.

Day 20:

Now we are caught up to today.

Today was a pretty good day. We joined the YMCA today!!

I'm super stoked on it and Little Butt can't wait to go play. I think we are going tomorrow. We'll let the kids play and maybe we'll get in a yoga class.

The one thing that I've noticed I a not able to blog about while doing this Project 365 thing is my fitness updates.

I want to be able to write about the things that are going on in my life, as well as the kids. But I'm always behind the camera.

So how do you write a blog post about something that you don't have a picture of??

Well, it's my blog and I get to write about what I want, so I'm going to add in some fitness stuff if I want to.

So here's the deal...

In the last month I have lost 11.4 pounds.

There was one week in there (last week) that I was so unfocused.

I ate out at least FIVE times. AND skipped 2 days of working out. So I was definitely not surprised (and had no one to blame but myself) when I GAINED 1.6 pounds last week.

BUT! I refocused this week and lost 3.6 pounds! So I RE-lost last week's gain and then some. I'll take it!!

People keep asking me how I am doing it...well, I've been drinking Body by Vi shakes.

These shakes LITERALLY taste like cake mix.

I am so obsessed with them. My 2 BIG obsessions are the vanilla latte shake and the peanut butter and jelly shake. Mmmmmm...

And what good is nutritional meals without a good workout plan? I have also been doing the P90X program. I'm about to finish week 3 tomorrow.

So there ya have it folks. I highly recommend you jumping over to the Body by Vi link and seeing what they are all about!

And OF COURSE!!! I can't leave you without today's picture...

Yup. That's my girl...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands {Project 365: Day 17}

Today was a first for Baby N.

See...I've been worried that he was behind in his motor skills.

The boy needs to learn to control his arms. He hasn't yet and he's already 5 months.

All he does is flail around and flap his arms like he's trying to take off in flight.

So today, I put a teething ring in his hands. At first, he looked at me like I was crazy. He wasn't quite sure what to do with it.

Then he sized it up...thought about his next move...

Then went in for the kill!!!

Om, nom, nom, nom nom

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Welcome to the Jungle {Project 365: Day 16}

I think Baby N hates me. 

No really.

He is at least determined to drive me crazy.

See. I decided last week that I was going to start getting up early to work out. I will set my alarm for 5am...and he will wake up even earlier.

Take this morning for example. I set my alarm for 5am. He wakes up at 4:30am. (He started waking up at 3am but officially got me up at 4:30am).

What kind of crap is that??? I swear! That child.

He had physical therapy today. 

He's getting a lot better with it. He loves to work and play with Miss Helen.

He really hates the stretches though.

But it has to be done. He will thank us for it later.

The other really important thing that got done was our yard.

I noticed when we got back from Alabama after Thanksgiving that there was a jungle in my backyard.

Well...things just got worse...

So I called our lawn guy and got him over here. I kept waiting for him to just show up but he never did.

Oh well. At least it's done now.

It's time for bed.

Wish me luck with the boy!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Dirty Laundry {Project 365: Day 15}

There was a whole lotta this going on today.

I feel better now that it's done.

Now, time for bed!

Did you have a productive day today?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Korea House {Project 365: Day 14}

Today was somewhat bittersweet. 

The Hubble's best friend and wifey left. I was quite sad to see them go. The time together was definitely not long enough. But they have a baby to get back to so what can you do??

The good thing that happened today is that I found an awesome Korean restaurant!!

I just love living in the Austin area. Everything is at my fingertips. But I do have to do a little searching and finding the right place.

So far, I have found a fantastic Vietnamese place, an amazing Indian place, and now a delicious Korean place.

I'm still looking for a stellar Chinese place but I'm confident it will come. Oh, and I need a good Mediterranean place too. I just have to keep searching. 

My Older Sister and I packed up our 4 year olds and went in search of this place, Korea House. It was actually kind of hard to find. It was in the center of this shopping complex. You cannot find it if you are in your car. You have to walk through the buildings to find it. It was a nice little hole in the wall kind of place.

The BEST thing about going to a new restaurant is trying a bit of everything...of course! We definitely ordered way too much food.

We even added sushi on top of that.

Even the kids stuffed themselves silly...and even asked for more fish cakes at the end!

We pretty much had to waddle out of that place. But it was worth it.

Right outside the restaurant is a cute little pond with koi fish swimming around.

Naturally, we had to stop for pictures. I love how kids smile in pictures.

But of course, the best ones are when you get the goofy faces.

I am definitely looking forward to going back again. And I cannot wait to take The Hubble there when he gets back too!

Now, my goal for this week is NO MORE EATING OUT! I can do it!

Have you found any new restaurants lately?

It's Fun to Stay at the YMCA {Project 365: Day 13}

I'm totally late with this post!

Yesterday was a fun filled day but there was no time for me to sit down and blog. So today is all about playing catch up.

I went out with my Older Sister yesterday morning.

We had recently joined Gold's Gym here in the area, just to find out that the child care sucked. They would let Little Butt play in the room, but if I took Baby N and he needed a diaper, they would get me. If he needed to be fed, they would get me. If the poor boy cried at all, they would get me.

I only went to the gym twice in 2 months because I still needed to figure out child care for Baby N so I could go.

My dear friend Tammy started talking about the YMCA up in NY so I decided to try the one here. My Older Sister and I went on a little tour of the complex and we are ecstatic!

The place is gorgeous! And an extra bonus for me is that since The Hubble is deployed, it's FREE!

While I was there looking around the grounds, I snapped some pictures.

I really want to try Little Butt in soccer so we are going to join before the end of the month. I can't wait to take her there and let her play with the other kids.

After running errands, I ended the day hanging out with The Hubble's best friend, his wifey, and another good friend of ours.

This is the first time they were able to meet Baby N.

We went out to Luigi's...again...and ended the night doing Dance Central 2 on the Kinect and drinking wine.

It was a great time and I'm glad we did it...even if some of us girls (including me) cried into our wine at a certain point. But sometimes that just needs to happen.

How was your evening?

Friday, January 13, 2012

So Many Books {Project 365: Day 12}

I know this is goofy...but I seriously cannot believe I have blogged for so many days in a row.

I think I really like this. ;-)

Last night was a rough night. I had the hardest time going to sleep. Then around 1:45am I heard some banging type noise and ended up wandering the house for about 20 minutes checking locks and looking out windows. It took me forever to get back to sleep. Then, Baby N woke up at 5am. We got up and I fed him. I was rocking him and I literally ended up falling asleep in the chair with him. So we went back to bed.

I didn't get my workout in and I feel like a slug.

I also haven't made the best food choices this week. Tomorrow is weigh in day and I think I'm going to gain. Blah.

But what can you do?? We all have bad weeks. We just have to pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off, and get back on. I'll get it done.

I went to my mom's work today during lunch to do a Body by Vi tasting. It was a lot of fun. I ended up making a Butterfinger shake, an Orange Pomegranate shake, and my new favorite, a Vanilla Latte shake. We all sat around and drank shakes and talked. It was nice.

This evening was my book group meeting.

We met at a local Italian restaurant.

The food was really delicious!

Every time I eat at a really yummy, local restaurant, I find myself wishing that The Hubble could be there with me. He definitely appreciates these little hole in the wall places as much as I do.

And what is a book club without a book??

We read the book Sold by Patricia McCormick. It's a teen book so it was an easy, fast read. But boy did it pack a punch.

My mom didn't have time to read the book so I was trying my best to explain it to her in detail. By the time I told her the end, I had tears in my eyes. I hadn't realized that the book instilled such an emotional response in me.

I had an enjoyable time. I'm so grateful to have met such an amazing group of ladies. This book group is awesome.

So now I'm stuffed, happy, and well read. LOL! The kiddos are sleeping and it's 10pm.

I've recently started Rob Lowe's bio for my Goodreads Book Group so I think I'll go get ready for bed and curl up with Rob Lowe for a bit before sleepy time.

Are you part of a book group? Are you a member of a different kind of group?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Little Bro Turns 19 {Project 365: Day 11}

Today I set my alarm and got up at 5:15am. I know...gross right??

My thinking was that I would get my workout done before Baby N woke up.

That worked out great actually. Baby N did not wake up until about 8 minutes before my workout was done.

However, the workout didn't go so well. was Yoga X day. 

Waking up at 5:15am for the first day to do Yoga...not a good idea!

I don't think I ever actually woke up for the workout. I was stumbling all over the place. It was pretty ridiculous.

Needless to say, I won't be doing that first thing, early in the morning again.

Today was also my Little Bro's birthday. He turned 19.

He decided that he wanted to go to dinner at Plucker's because they have a huge ass burger called The Gut Grenade. It's insane. And he ate the WHOLE thing!

Of course, since I'm the baker in the family, it was my job to make the cake.

I made a Texas sheet cake. It was pretty awesome, but really rich.

Other than that, it's been a pretty chill day.

Speaking of "chill" it was quite cold today.

How was your day today?