Monday, April 28, 2008

Heavenly Mommy Moment

Today started out not so great. Both girls woke up before 6am and wouldn't go back to sleep. But they were both still tired and whiney all morning. Needless to say, I was pretty tired too and not wanting to deal with them.

Also, lately Kailee hasn't been going to bed very well so I had to cut her nap down to 1 1/2 hours. Since she used to sleep for 2 to 3 hours and I now have Ava who doesn't always want to nap right when Kailee goes down, my house cleaning, dish washing, laundry, and free time has been substantially decreased. So, today when I went to wake her from her short nap, I was ready to turn around and get to a few more chores while she lay there waking up. But she said to me in her cute groggy voice "Mommy, don't leave me." So I lay down with her and when I did she wrapped her arm around my neck and fell back asleep. As I lay there for the next ten minutes I started thinking of all of the things I had to do and wondered if I could slip out from under her arm without waking her. Then I remembered that someday she will not want to cuddle mommy any more and I should just enjoy it. So I got a nice little break and got to watch my sweet angel sleep for a few minutes till she woke up and gave me another big hug. Sigh. Made the rest of the morning worth it.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Fat Check

If you want to know a good way to get a big fat tax return, just try what we did. Work almost the whole year, quit your job and go back to school, and throw in an extra child. I think we just found an awesome benefit to being poor. I know we should have probably saved all of our tax return to …oh, I don’t know…live off of for the next few months. But where is the fun in that? Heck, we’ve already got the student loans so we might as well use ‘em right? So, I thought I’d show off our state tax return. I’ll try to save the Federal for something boring like food and rent. After 6 years, I finally demoted our mismatched Ikea table and chairs to patio furniture. This one should last us a while because it has a big leaf and 4 more chairs (we just can't fit them in our current tiny kitchen/dining room.
And here’s my new treadmill I’ve been trying to whip myself into shape with. Latest running update: I’m up to 3 miles now! Still not loving it but at least I can breathe now!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Nice Weather!

Can I just say how much I LOVE nice weather! I am such a whimp in the winter, and even in the summer when it gets too hot (unless I'm swimming). But, the past week or so here has been perfect in the 70's. We've been going on walks, and to all different parks around ther area. Yesterday we went to one called Twin Lakes that was almost like a small national park it was so nice. Since I have a neighbor that grew up out here, she gives me the scoop on all hte best places to go. We have been loving the fresh air. I am even in a better mood when I'm in the house if I can have my windows open. Ava loved the swings at the park and kept hanging her toung out so she could lap up the air like a dog with it's head out the window. And Kailee had a ball pushing her sister. I am just so excited for the warmer weather and all of the fun free things that can be done in the summer!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Just call me a RUNNING MACHINE!

I just ran 2 miles for the first time in my life. Just got home from the gym and I have to admit, part of what kept me running was the thought "I'm so gonna put this on my blog!" Yes, thats right everyone, I am tootin my own horn! Before tonight I have only ever gone 1.25 miles. I wasn't planning on going far tonight either but I was running a little slower than usual and felt like I could keep going so I did. I realize this is not a big deal to most of my "in-shape" friends but, I am obviously overjoyed! For anyone who does care....if anyone..... I did it in 19:10! My unofficial goal now is to do a 5K by June. Now, I'm going to bed.