Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Coast Guard Santa

 Santa came and visited us at Theo's work.  He came in on a helicopter, he's got style!
I think they are a little excited, Ha!
 Coming in for a landing!
 It's Him!  It's really him!!!
 I had to keep calling my kids back so they wouldn't run out onto the tarmac.
 Charlotte was impressed!
They filled a helicopter with gifts for the kids and Santa's helper passed them out while the kids got to sit on Santa's lap and tell him if they have been bad or good.
 Charlotte isn't impressed anymore, she didn't want to have anything to do with him.
 My shy Miriam.
 Emma had to really think of what the right answer would be.
 Hannah waited the longest, so she was like, just give me my present fat man! LOL!
Tobie didn't get left out either, he said he wasn't going to sit on his lap, but we see who won out in the end.
It was a fun afternoon, and the kids were super excited that they got to see Santa and even more happy that they got gifts! 

Monday, December 10, 2012


 Miriam was looking pretty rough!  Her top front teeth had spread W...A...Y out to make room for her adult teeth to come in.  I guess that was a good thing, but then they came back together in the middle and crossed over one another as if knowing their time was almost over and they were clinging to each other for dear life!  Finally one came out, but the other wasn't going to go so easily.  Another week later and Miriam came home from school declaring the tooth was ready! 
 And with one quick YANK! the tooth was out!  I can't help staring at her, it's so funny looking, but such an improvement than one tooth hanging sideways right smack dab in the middle.  I just hope that it doesn't take a really long time for her new teeth to come in, there is plenty O' room and I don't want those other teeth to start meandering in the front zone.
Tonight I made another discovery, pulled pork tasted delicious on pizza!  We made pulled pork sandwiches yesterday and we always end up with lots of meat left over, and usually by the 3 day of eating left overs we are so over it and it just go to waste.  Well, Theo got the idea to put it on the pizza and I thought that would work if we used the BBQ sauce in place of the pizza sauce we normally use.  Oh my, this stuff was seriously so good!  It was hard limiting myself to just one piece!

That brings me to the Accountability Project, I went to the Dietician today and what I heard wasn't as positive as I was hoping.  The good news is that I am doing everything right!  She looked over my food journals, discussed eating habits and exercising routine and everything looks good.  The bad news is I got the fat gene and therefore may never be thin.  She told me that there is lots of science that is yet to be done as to why the body does what it does when it comes to their bodies, and all bodies are different.  She printed out this article for me to read which  basically says if you have the fat gene your body works against you loosing weight.  It's not all bad, it does say that if you are working at it like I am then you just don't get super fat.  I could just throw my hands up, and say screw it and gorge, but then where would I be?  I prefer to eat right, and have the ability to run for miles.  So I'll keep up my routine and continue to try and find my way in the world of food, but from what I'm reading this is going to be a long drawn out process that is going to take years just for the upkeep.  I'm not liking the idea of keeping up with this project for the rest of my life.  So for now I'm ending my project, I was hoping for a more concrete plan, but she just assured me I'm already on the right path, so I'm just going to putter along and hopefully one day I'll be at the weight where I will be happy.

Friday, December 7, 2012

My Baby is 2!

 Two years ago this beautiful baby came into my world.  She has been the sweetest, most laid back baby, and then she hit the 2 year mark.  She has become more outspoken in what she wants, more stubborn about getting her way and has learned to tell anyone who deprives her of what she wants "No-No!" with the same authority she hears me and Theo use on her siblings.  Yes, I have another strong willed child, who would have guessed...Ha!  Even though she has no problem expressing her feelings, she just can't express them in a comprehensible way.  That little girl is taking her dear sweet time with her speech.  Right now she says; Mommy, Daddy, Mine, No, Stop and Spongebob.  Yes that last one baffles me, she can't say her siblings names, but Spongebob she has no problem saying.  She absolutely LOVES Spongebob!  Hence the cake:

 Spongebob is saying "Happy Birthday Cha-Cha".  It's a little pet name we came up with instead of Charlie, which was the original plan.  It just seems to fit her personality more.  She wouldn't stay away from this cake, and would scream bloody murder when I would take it out of her eye sight!

For her present she got her first car, a Barbie VW Bug.  It was perfect!  Can you tell by the look on her face that she was more than thrilled at her gift?  Ha!  I'm nervous of her teenage amateur driving years because as soon as she stepped on the peddle she ran the car into those rocks off to the right of the picture and pulled one of the back wheels off the spoke that made it turn.  At least this was a simple fix, with a real car it would have been a lot more costly!

I sure do love this little lady!  Happy Birthday to my little Cha Cha!

On another note, I wanted to address the Accountability Project.  I said I wasn't going to drop it completely, but this week was a complete failure and I know I would have done better if I had remained accountable.  I didn't run as much, and I wasn't as careful with my food choices.  On the up side, my appointment with the Dietician is on Monday.  I'm hoping by then I will be put on the right track and that's when I plan on picking my Accountability Project reporting back up.  I'll keep you posted!