Saturday, April 24, 2010

So it begins....

Jerome started tball last week and he LOVES it! It's a pretty big crowd with 4 three year olds and 4, 5 and 6 year old kids. It's pretty funny to watch the younger ones because they get so distracted (Jerome included) with the birds, butterflies and chasing their shadows. Those poor coaches really have their hands full, but they are so good with the kids and they do their best to make sure that all the kids are having fun.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sickies, teething & allergies

What a windy day it was today! I thought I was Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz and I thought I was going to end up in Kansas!

The kids are still sick and I think Lexi is teething on top of having a cold. That poor girl cannot catch a break! I did paint her toenails last night to make her feel better and of course her brother just had to have his nails painted as well. I convienced him to only paint his two big toes because I didn't know how daddy would react and boy Jerome sure was thrilled with his tangerine toenails, heehee!

We took Jerome to the doctor for a checkup yesterday that was unrelated to his cold. Sometime last month I noticed that he started blinking excessively and I thought over time he would just stop doing it, well he hasn't. As a parent I automatically start thinking the worst and thankfully the doctor thinks he is just suffering from allergies. We will be starting him on eye drops in the morning to see if that starts to give him some relief! I sure hope he doesn't develop severe allergies because I can see how bad my co-works suffer. However, we did learn that Jerome weighs 41 lbs! Holy moly, I think we have a future football player on our hands!

I hope everyone is having a great week so far! Until next time!

Monday, April 5, 2010


I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! The weekend went by all too quickly! The kids colored eggs on Saturday and dorky me forgot to bring my camera. It was very messy and Lexi broke about four but the kids had tons of fun and that's all that matters!

We had a great Easter, spent the day with family and the weather was gorgeous!

Lexi in her Easter dress.

Jerome being silly!

Hope everyone is having a great day!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Battle of the bulge

Over the years I have always struggled with my weight. I would go on a crash diet and lose a couple of pounds only to gain them right back. I decided in January that I was once and for all finally going to conquer my battle with my weight.

Since then I have made small changes: from eliminating fast food and replacing it with whole grain sandwiches and vegetable chips for lunch, to cutting out sweets, counting calories and eliminating diet cokes (that was hard) I love me some diet Pepsi!

Marcos and I have started making it a priority to go the gym at least 3 times a week. I have found a new love for spinning and I can't get enough! I have tried everything and anything but nothing compares to the endorphin rush I get from spinning! I have also started limiting my portions and measuring everything I'm eating. It's a pain and it dirties more dishes than you can imagine, but I finally understand what "normal" portions are supposed to look like. I'm trying to lose 1 pound a week because I don't want to gain all my weight back and from everything I've read that seems to be the way to keep it off. To be honest though, sometimes it's a little discouraging because of how slowly the process is but I know I have to keep chugging along.

Today I went to a routine doctor's appointment and I'm so happy to report that I've lost 10 pounds since the middle of January! I have a long journey ahead of me and I know this is only the beginning, but every beginning has an ending and I'm so looking forward to my happy ending....and a new wardrobe! =)