Monday, October 22, 2012

Fastest Family Fun in Town

A few weekends ago we went to Lexi's first race. It was at a dirt track around here, technically a little drive, Baker, LA. I wasn't looking forward to it at all! But I sucked it up because I knew how badly the hubs wanted to go. When we got there we bought Lexi the little ear muff guys to protect her ears. I also brought her ear plugs but she hates them. I got settled while Ryan took Lexi to get some snacks. While they were gone the ambulance pulled up just in case (I am TERRIFIED of ambulances- I get really bad anxiety when I see them).  Then, I was looking around and saw all these signs saying things like 'enter at your own risk' and 'this is a dangerous place, stay alert at all times, debris flies frequently'. And then the races started and my anxiety went through the roof! I was like what?! Why are we here with our baby? I was so scared! I eventually calmed down but it really threw me off how bad my anxiety was. Lexi LOVED IT! She had so much fun it was a little ridiculous. We stayed in the stands for a good while and every time that the cars would speed by she would crack up and wave. It was the sweetest thing ever. Then we went down and let her run around for a while. She had so much fun. The worst part? We have disposables hanging around that need to be used so I put them on her. She LEAKED THROUGH it!! That doesn't even happen to me in cloth! Then they didn't have a changing table, obviously, so I had to use my blanket on the ground to change her. When we wen to leave Ryan let her walk to the car and she got a good ways in front of us, turned around, and ran as fast as she could back to the track. Then, she cried when we left. She was very sad to leave.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Serve Like Crazy

Yesterday, our church did this really awesome event called 'Serve Like Crazy'. It was a really cool event. What happened was everyone met at the church at 9am for prayer and then dispersed from there to their projects. They had all sorts of projects going on. One was at the carwash- they paid for peoples' cars to get washed and gave them half a dozen donuts. Another one was they went to three different subdivisions to minister and invite people to visit while giving them half a dozen donuts, just they had a few things at the church; Project Hope, Children's hospital packages, and Cooking for Christ. They also had a nursing home outreach and a Journey Kids outreach. At the church they had Project Hope in the sanctuary and This is the one I helped with. We packaged bags for Nicaragua and disaster relief. It was so awesome to be ale to help, even if it was in just a tiny way. I have never been on a mission trip but that video made me want to. Maybe one day. It really was a great and blessed day!
On another positive note, Lexi did great in nursery! We usually end up getting her because she can't make it through the whole service. (Big time mama girl) Yesterday, I stayed at the church because. Was worried about them needing me. Boy was I wrong! She did the best she ever has. I went to get her so we could do the donuts, and she told me 'no'. I was shocked! Apparently she started out in nursery but was crying and upset so they moved her to preschool room and she did fabulous! It made my heart so happy.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fab Friday

Linking up with Laura again over at Between the Lines for Fab Friday! Aren't linkups so fun? I should do more.

*unexpected flowers from the hubs 'just because' so blessed!
*reading another book in three days! 
*continuing a devo with the Bestie, even when it is getting strange..
*fall weather and activities!
*cookies!!!! Need I say more? Haha
*pumpkin patch with Lexi and Ryan
* a working husband all weekend long, so lots and lots of mother daughter bonding time

What was fabulous about your ? Go link up! 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thursday Thoughts

*This week has been a great week! Not that either weeks aren't, but this one? Extra great! Ryan had off on Tuesday and Wednesday so that meant lots of true family time. It was the BEST and long overdue.
*IKEA! This store I hear oh so much about but have never been. Why must you fail me now? It really breaks my heart that I need these picture frames from you and they are $0.99 and I can't have them! Sad day. The closest one? Florida, Texas.
*Lexi has a yeast rash and I have no idea what to do to get rid of it But I really don't want to make a trip to the Dr just for that.
*So many shows on now!! I am ADDICTED to TV, it is bad. Currently? Gossip girl, 90210, Private Practice, Grey's Anatomy, Jersey Shore, and Hart of Dixie. Thank you Netflix and Hulu+ for letting me watch them in my time.
*Pumpkin patches are a blast. We had a ton of fun when we went this year.
*It has been a rough week around here with Lexi. Praying it gets easier, because I have no idea what is wrong. Love my baby girl so much! I think this lack of sleep is getting to me as well.

What are your Thursday Thoughts?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pumpkin Patch 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Halloween Activities

We have been very festive around here lately. Lexi is getting to the age where she can do more now and it has been so fun! These were all Pinterest inspired, of course! (What did we do before Pinterest?) First on our list was the Halloween Sensory Box. I wanted to make it gun, but not scary. I think we succeeded :)

Our second Halloween activity was 'mumcakes' and boy Lexi loved eating them. We got our inspiration again from here, so thank you!! Hopefully we get to do a few more Halloween projects soon!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Fab Fridays

Today, I am linking up with Laura over at Between The Lines for Fan Fridays! I think it is a great idea and I am in :) 

+ a healthy and happy husband and baby girl!
+ a forgiving God
 + a new motivation/dedication to working out. Thank you Jillian Michaels!
+being able to say I tried yoga (even if I didn't care for it)
+ two fall activities with the baby (detailed post coming)
+ beautiful weather this week
+fall festivities this weekend :)
+a great devo to do with my best friend Ashley

All these things are fab and I am so very blessed! Thanks for the link up, Laura :)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A day in the Life

I haven't done a post like this before but I like the idea so I decided to do it. I think it will be fun to look back on when Lexi is a big girl!

Lexi typically wakes up between these times. On the rare occasion she wakes up a little earlier but it is usually like clockwork. As soon as she opens her eyes she begs for food and juice! She is such a food baby. She usually wakes up angry. I am not sure why though.

7:30 (or as soon as she wakes up)
Breakfast time! This usually consists of some type of fruit and a bowl of oatmeal. Girl could eat her weight in fruit especially blueberries. She usually eats while watching TV.

Watch TV, straighten up, baby K arrives and we feed her breakfast.

Free play in the nursery.

naptime for Baby K. Sometimes Lexi wants to go 'nigh nigh' but most days she just relaxes n her playpen or helps me straighten up.

Start making lunch for the girlies. Pub&j, Mac n cheese with Turkey dogs, or chicken nuggets with fruit are our usuals!

Lunch time and watching barney!

Free play in the nursery. We usually read books and do our craft/activity

Nap time!

Playtime! We play outside and eat our snack.

We cook dinner and straighten up the kitchen. Lexi usually watches TV and hangs out.

We hang out, eat dinner, play with daddy, grocery shop Some days.

Bath time and bedtime, depending on how tired cupcake baby is.

She sleeps in her play pen til around 12-2 and then comes in bed with us and goes right back to sleep. Then, it is wash, rinse, repeat :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Grocery Shopping when hungry...

Lately, I have been on a little health kick! I tried Insanity with a friend of mine and she got me hooked. I want to make sure I stick with it before I fork out the money for insanity. Why are these things so expensive? I get it, totally do, but still! So last night while grocery shopping I went on a mission to find me a workout DVD for at home. I went with one by Jillian Michaels- Ripped In 30. We shall see how I like it. I will probably take before and after pics, for my record. Not sure if I will post them or not. Since I started working out Ryan has been saying I need to make sure I'm getting enough protein or it is going to hurt me more than help me. I don't like meat very much, so this is a challenge for me. I have tried many protein drinks And i can't handle them. They make we want to vomit. But 100 grams of protein a day is a ton for me!! I have been trying protein bars left and right (I have a review if them coming) and some of them taste pretty good. I have also been eating a lot of Greek yogurt because it has some serious protein in it. Thanks to Ashley I found some Carnation instant breakfast shakes premaxe and while they are a little pricey, they taste great and have 14g of protein ! I have been looking into shakeology shakes too. I love the idea of them, they are just so so so expensive! Ryan wants to replace dinner with them, but no dinner? That doesn't sound healthy at all. I am also worried how they taste and I couldn't find any samples. Anyone use shakeology?? Yesterday, I went grocery shopping and had to laugh at myself. This is what I had in my cart...

Which of these doesn't belong? The worst part? That was only some of the junk in my cart... fail!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like fall...

Did that get a certain Christmas song stuck in your head? If not, you have stronger will than me! Yesterday was October 1st and it was a perfect day for it! It actually felt like fall! I got to wear my jeans and a thin long sleeve shirt, because it was pretty chilly- in the 60's! Perfect weather to bring in the fall season! Why else was it a perfect day? Because a little cupcake baby I know decided 6:30 was an appropriate wake up time. So I made the most of it and got dressed in REAL clothes, did my make-up, and even put random curls in my hair. All by 8am! That is a mom win in my book. Then us girls just hung out. I am so excited to kick off the 'fall season'. The house has been decorated for weeks now (I need to lost pics) and the fall candles are burning. Christmas lists, birthday lists, and final birthday preparations are being made. This weekend we are going to the first pumpkin patch this year! Then making caramel apples. If the weather is chilly then we will have a bonfire with chili and smores. I am so ready for leggings, scarves, hot chocolate, boots, and sweater! Bring on fall :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Italian cooking lesson

Another weekend has passed and it is back to the daily grind!! Saturday I went into New Orleans at my aunts to have a good ole Italian cooking lesson. I wanted to learn how to make my grandma's ever famous red spaghetti sauce. It was such a success! I am excited to try to make it on my own next time. I learned a bunch about cooking in general. My aunt always spoils me! I really look up to her and love her to death, she is like a second mom. She bought me some new knives, a cookbook, and gave me a bunch of my late grandmothers cooking dishes and such. Lexi had a blast playing. My grandpa has a porcelain deer and she kept putting kitchen towels on it saying 'he cold, mommy. He cold, mommy!' Then she took s preety bad spill and it was a downhill battle. Poor baby really hurt her mouth. Today we were lazy and just hung out and cleaned. I made Christmas lists and brainstormed birthday ideas for led. And then, I joined Origami Owl!! I am on the wait list to become a consultant but hopefully that is a quick thing :) I am really excited! It is my first direct sale experience but I have been wanting to try for a while. Prayng it goes well. There is a bunch of stuff I want from them. So keep an ear out for when I become official :)