April 22, 2011

It’s been awhile….

Filed under: family — mommy1st81 @ 3:14 am

I’ve been super busy in the last week or so so blogging has been put off a bit. Anyhow, let’s see what’s new with me……My husband and I are watching our 3 yr old nephew during the day while my brother and SIL are at work. See, my husband works part time and I do also so basically when I am at work he’s home with our nephew and when he’s at work I’m home with my nephew. I know it sounds confusing but it does work out for us. That’s been a little adjustment not just for my hubby and I but our two kids and especially the little one, she’s feeling left out:( D. ( our nephew) has been adjusting well, this is the end of his 3rd week with us and he’s had a great week!!
I registered for summer and fall classes at the college, woohoo….now I just gotta go pay for them! Come on tax refund come in the mail already!!!!hahahha!!!!!!
So the last month Braden, my 5yr old has been getting really bad headaches and I am suspecting that they are migraines for a couple of reasons. 1. He’s been saying it hurts all around his head 2. his mood changes 3. My hubby is a migraine sufferer and 4. I suffer from migraines as well.
I took him to the Dr. yesterday and the Dr. said from what it looks like his eye-hand coordination is well and he’s walking fine etc. but he said that doesn’t mean that it’s nothing with Braden’s age we really need to be on top of it and keep an close eye on him. So tomorrow morning we are seeing the ophthalmologist to check his eyes and make sure it’s nothing concerning his eyes. He also prescribed us some Ibuprofen for when the migraines happen. So, I am really hoping it’s nothing but I’m not too concerned knowing that my hubby and I both suffer from them. So….we will see!!

Don’t you hate getting phone calls from your kids teacher? I sure do and as an educator I even hate MAKING the calls, they are just so uncomfortable. I’m sure I’ll get used to it the more I am in the career. Anyways, about the phone call his teacher calls to tell me that Braden got a bloody nose from another child today during lunch recess. Apparently the other child went up and kicked Braden in the nose. The child got sent to the office and Braden got sent to the nurse. I asked his teacher if Braden provoked the child to do such a thing and she said the parents think so but she said not bad enough for a bloody nose. So at least I know the teacher is on Braden’s “side.” I asked Braden about it and he tells me what happened, basically the kid was being a little sh%$! to another girl and Braden just happened to be standing at the wrong place at the wrong time and got hit. Braden said it was an accident. This is the same kid who has gotten so many RED tickets and always wants Braden to come over and play…..not over my dead body kid you hurt my baby boy!!!
Chris and I believe in asking our children what happened and will the teacher tell me the same thing you just did. We believe Braden!

So, it’s been a little crazy the last week or so but hey I can’t complain that I’m not bored!!!


April 13, 2011

Zumba, I love you!

Filed under: exercise — mommy1st81 @ 10:58 pm

Last week I didn’t do any Zumba classes but I did workout at the gym so last night I went back and did my zumba class….it felt great! I got an AWESOME workout and was actually on the right foot and everything! I didn’t realize how much I missed it. Last week I was soooo tired every night so I didn’t go and just went to the gym right after work, I’m so glad my husband convinced me to go last night…thanks sweetie:)

April 7, 2011

The Doctors

Filed under: exercise, family — mommy1st81 @ 3:32 am

So today was filled with 2 Dr.’s appt’s.  One for my mom and one for me.  I took today off work because my mom HAD to have someone drive and pick her up from her appt. or else they wouldn’t do the procedure….yep you read right procedure.  My mom had to have a colosocopy and I have to say I am so glad it is over and done with.  The best news, no cancer!!!!!  She’s not due back for another 10 years, woohooo!!!!!!  She just has to eat lots more fiber, don’t we all?

My Dr.’s appt. was later in the day and I have to say I LOVE this Dr.  He’s my new OBGYN and he has had experiences in high risk pregnancies, PCOS, etc.  The best part was when he was asking me who I was seeing in Phoenix and I told him my OBGYN’s name and he said that he knows him and actually interned with him while he was going to school to become a Dr…..I tell you God sure does look out for me and my family!  I was having trouble finding a good practice to go to in Yuma and now I’ve finally found one!!:)

I was suppose to go to Zumba class tonight and I didn’t even go last night either but I did run/walk after dinner and I feel so much better!!  Sometimes it can be hard to exercise, especially when you’ve had a long hard day and all you want to do is go lie in bed and watch mindless t.v. like Keeping up with the Kardashians opps I meant house-hunters! I’m just glad I did it! What seems to motivate you to exercise? Tonight it was my Husband, he wanted to go run so I told him to go and then when he got back I would go. We don’t have a jogger yet and can’t wait til we get one that way we can all go as a family especially since our 5 yr old is taking up running lately. Now I am sitting her enjoying a nice healthy chocolate strawberry smoothie and ready to have some cuddle time with the love of my life!

April 6, 2011

Met with my personal trainer!

Filed under: exercise, weight loss — mommy1st81 @ 1:08 am

So after a month of joining the gym or there- abouts I starting thinking about my weight loss goals and what I really wanted out of it.  One of them is to be fit and stay that way but I’m not so good about the strength part of it.  So I started looking into personal trainers and I found one!  I met with her today and love it and it’s not too bad on price and the very cool bonus is that there is no contract!!!  So for 4 sessions it’s $130 and she comes to my house and will also show me things I can do at my gym….I’m loving it! My first workout session will in 2 weeks:)

April 4, 2011

Goodbye spring break….hello work!

Filed under: crafting, exercise, marriage, Uncategorized — mommy1st81 @ 12:42 am

Today is the last day of my spring break, ugh!  Going into spring break I didn’t think it was going to be much, I mean Chris and I really didn’t have much planned.  The only thing was to AVOID the Yuma County Fair like the plague.  Chris has BAD allergies and so does Alexa so avoiding the fair was a must and the good news is that we avoided and the 5 year old didn’t ask about, woohoo mission accomplished!  My Mom and I sewed all week and did NO housework, it was awesome!  We decided to do NOTHING and enjoy it!  So here are my Top 10 favorite things I did on Spring Break:

Top 10 favorite things of Spring Break 2011:

10.  Waking up every morning to coffee and the sound of my kids playing

9.  Going to Joann fabric almost everyday for a project

8.  Watching my son paint his countless bird houses that we bought at Joann’s

7.  Making homemade food everynight

6.  Watching a movie everynight with the love of my life!:)

5.  Going to Zumba class ( to me this is awesome because really who wants to workout during spring break?!)

4.  Reading Bert and Ernie’s opposites about 5, 000 times- I can thank my MIL for this one, lol:)

3.  Making a wristlet, cape, and spy backpack for kiddo’s- the wristlet is for me!

2.  Going to movies to see “hop with my kids, my mom and the Bate Clan

and the #1 favorite thing I did on Spring Break 2011 was…………………………………………………………………………………………………..



I love my husband so much, he means the world to me.  He’s always there for me and the kids and does so much for us!!!!!

April 2, 2011

Super Agent X

Filed under: crafting — mommy1st81 @ 12:56 am

So my son asked me yesterday to make him a spy backpack and he even picked out the material for it when we were at Joanns(go figure!).  Well we got home and tried finding some free tutorials online for one and well I found one and my spy Super Agent X approved.  So, Mamma got sewing today!!

My son’s is white and black:)

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