Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Our Saturday Adventures

Addi and her Honey (Brad's mom) made a trip to the pumpkin patch a couple of weeks ago, but I wanted to take her as well.  Saturday afternoon my mom and I decided to take her again, so we could be a part of the action.  We went to a smaller pumpkin patch that is really close to our house.  It ended up being perfect b/c there was hardly anyone there, plus we couldn't have asked for better weather.  We started out with getting her face painted...


She decided on a purple butterfly


Little Miss Scarecrow


Hayride to the pumpkin patch


Off to find the perfect pumpkin


She decided to get one for Jack since she already had one


She loves her Nana!





She may or may not have had a temper-tantrum when it was time to get out of the bouncy house




After stopping to get some ice cream (chocolate with sprinkles, of course), we made our way home.  We were having friends over and they invited us to go to Boo at the Zoo with them that evening.  Addi LOVES Jacob and Colyn, so she was thrilled to go with them!  Here are a few pictures of our Boo at the Zoo adventure...


Princess Sofia (or as Addi would say, "Sofida")


She was exhausted and fell asleep before we even got to the zoo!


Oh how she loves him!


Riding the spooky carousel.  It went backwards and the lights flashed on and off - she LOVED it!


Family pic minus Jack.  Brad looks thrilled to be there - haha!

 We had such a fun weekend, but I'm still exhausted!


Monday, October 28, 2013

Losing the Baby Weight - Part Two

I wrote part one of my "losing the baby weight" journey about two and a half months ago.  I have surprised myself and kept with it.  Since that post, I have lost about 25 pounds.  I'm so proud of myself and I feel SO much better!

My workout consists of just running/walking.  I know I should be doing more, but I'm not joining a gym right now and we don't have an elliptical or any equipment like that, so I just run outside in the afternoons and I walk at lunch time at work.  I started the couch to 5k program and i'm on week 4 right now.  My ultimate goal is to run a 5k in December.  I don't really care how fast I am, but I just want to run the entire thing without stopping.  Brad has also joined me in running and I'm so proud of him.  He's only been at it about a week and has already lost over 10 lbs!

As far as my diet is concerned, I am counting calories and cutting carbs.  I still eat the good carbs like oatmeal for breakfast and sweet potatoes - yum! I allow myself a few "cheats" during the week, but I find myself thinking about my food choices instead of just mindlessly eating because I'm hungry. The MyFitnessPal app along with my Fitbit has helped tremendously with keeping on track.  Brad got a Fitbit too and we love comparing our stats each night.

Hopefully with the holidays quickly approaching I will be able to stick with it and keep dropping those pounds!

Three Months Old





As you can see in the above pictures, Jack man is growing SO quickly!  It blows my mind that he is three months old. He is such a happy baby and only cries when he is hungry.  I love his smile and little laugh! His sissy LOVES him so much.  Brad and I were both worried that having a little brother would make Addi jealous and act out around him.  Thank goodness our worries were for nothing, b/c she loves him more than anything and always wants to help me take care of him.

Weight: I have no clue - we go to the doctor tomorrow and will find out then
Length: No idea!
Eating: .He eats 6 oz every 4 hours
Sleeping:  Brad and I are blessed with babies who love to sleep :)  He takes about a 3 hour nap in the morning, 2 hour nap in the afternoon, goes to bed around 6:30/7:00 and I have to wake him up at 6 AM to feed him and get him dressed for the day.
Likes: FOOD, his sissy, he also has a new love for the paci
Dislikes:  He doesn't really have many dislikes...maybe not getting him his bottle fast enough??