Sunday, May 31, 2009
He was very nervous, but did great.
(I may be a bit biased though)
As he does with everything, he took it very seriously.
And you can see the concentration in his eyes...
And maybe even in his fingers...
We love her.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Not a cloud in it.
It was in the low 80's.
The course was flat and fast.
Can't you just feel the excitement in the air?
And I did cross the finish line with a smile on my face.I was not fast. I was actually very very slow. But there was a very very older, gray-haired woman in front of me that I was determined to finish before. And I did. Just barely. But I was not last! :) And I am pretty sure my mind ran that race.
And then my mind shut down for the afternoon.
And I had a large glass of water and slept most of the way home.
Friday, May 29, 2009
In his life.
I am trying to get our stuff together for an overnight stay in Des Moines.
I need to have the house all picked up just in case it needs to be shown.
So I am scurrying around making sure everything is picked up.
I went flying into Brigg's room to check it's cleanliness and this is what I found on his bed...
He may be excited about his game tonight.
I don't know.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I'm not sure I have.
My mother-in-law bought it for me last year as a birthday gift and it has been used 90% of the days since then. Usually twice. As Paul also shares my love for her.
I'm not usually one for "As Seen on TV" items. I get a little cynical. But I do believe that if it makes it into Target, it's probably legit.
I'm still pretty hesitant about Brigg's request of a SNUGGIE for christmas. Anyway, I digress.
Back to the Magic Bullet.
I love it.
And I have a smoothie addiction.
It's a Banana Chocolate Chip Raw Almond Oatmeal Flax Seed Soy Milk cup of heaven.
This is how you do it...
Take the large size Magic Bullet cup and fill it half full of ice.
1 banana broke up into a few pieces
1 scoop of oatmeal
1 tsp flax seed
about 8 raw almonds
a tsp or so of Enjoy Life chocolate chips
fill the rest of the way with soy milk.
it's a vegan smoothie.
and it's delicious!
Maybe that's why I keep packing on pounds instead of losing them....
She's doing just fine. She even moved up to the 10 percentile in height and weight.
She now weighs 21.5 pounds and is 30 inches tall.
We are giving her way too much milk...so we need to back off on that. More food, less milk.
She's really starting to say a lot of words. She says, "NO!" perfectly.
She got one shot and just got kind of mad at the nurse. But now we are done with shots for a while.
She is so funny these days. Very very animated.
She loves to eat beans...especially black beans, avacado and cheese. That is her favorite meal. She also loves hummus and crackers. A girl after my own heart.
She only drinks milk and water. She'll spit anything else out.
Her skin is super sensitive. It's always up around her neck and down at the top of the back of her diaper. The doctor says she has seen a lot of that up by the next with the new "tagless" clothes. The stuff that is ironed in the shirt to replace the tag irritates lots of little ones' skin. Ayla included. She'll scratch it until it bleeds.
She gives us a run for our money, no doubt.
She can go from hitting to squeezing you in a tight hug around the neck in about .3 seconds flat.
Can't remember life without her....
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I have been running each and every morning (well 6 mornings a week), and have gained yet another pound. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!? That's something.
2. Tonight was Brigg's first baseball game. He's been counting down the days since his first practice. It was cancelled. Too wet out. He was devastated. So sad. :( Good thing he has like 200 more this summer...the next one being Friday night already.
3. The house. OOOOOHHHHH the house.
Nothing. No showings. No offers. Nothing. So super frustrating. And nothing we can really do about it. I hate that.
4. Getting SO excited about the arrival of my newest neice or nephew. He/She will be making his/her grand entrance on June 12. We will be heading to Lisa and Tony's that weekend to help welcome him/her.
5. Overall feeling a bit defeated these days. We are frustrated about the house. Frustrated about my weight gain when I seem to be doing more physically than I have in a year. It's just annoying. But life keeps moving forward, and so will I.
So that's it. The latest Burback update. The end.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I used to have one junk drawer.
But now I have several....including all 3 of my main bathroom drawers.
Today I was searching for some super glue in one of the original junk drawers.
My hands got all caught up in a mess of cords. I was practically rolling around on the ground trying to maneuvure my way out of them.
It was time to tackle the drawers.
So I sorted and tossed ridiculous amounts of "junk" today.
I got through 2 kitchen drawers and 3 bathroom drawers.
Man, it feels good!
Plus I got through 3 loads of laundry.
It helps that Ayla took a 3 hour nap.
Who knew she could nap for 3 hours straight if uninterrupted?!?
Today was our first weekday with no preschool to run to and from.
A good good day.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Amy set up a merchandise table...
And the kids filed in, just dropping in bill after bill.
It truly was unbelievable.
Actually, he does. Considering he is a teacher.
An amazing teacher who rallied several hundred kids to get behind a cause outside of themselves.
That is no easy task when you are talking about tweens.
Kids love him.
And you could see why. He sings "Respect" like a champ!
And I have so much respect for this man who had a vision and who cast it to these kids.
They should be so so proud.
Way to go, West!!