Saturday, September 28, 2013

All About September

September has flown by! Here are some of the highlights!

First, this month I finally got my cross stitch pictures with Joel & Alyssa's birth records on them hung up on the wall. It only took me 14 months after their birth to get these sewn, framed, and up! 

 The kids are playing more and more together. Sometimes they get along really well and laugh together and sometimes they fight over toys. But it is sure fun to watch them play together when they are having fun!

This month was the one year anniversary of the day Alyssa came home from the hospital. She came home at exactly 2 months old and 6 pounds 7 ounces and could fit in this tiny little outfit. We're sure glad she is home where she belongs.

 They all love to make a mess!

Alyssa has decided sitting in a high chair while eating is kinda boring. It is much more fun to stand in your chair, to climb out and sit on the floor for a few bites, go steal a few bites off of Joel's tray, and then climb back in. She is a girl on the move!

Kaitlyn has started playing with games and having a lot of fun. She has been playing with Connect Four, Sorry, Chutes and Ladders, Candy Land, and Checkers.

When cleaning out the closet one day I pulled out the baby bathtub and told Kaitlyn to give Pooh a bath. She thought it was a great idea, and soon Pooh, Piglet, and Kaitlyn were all in the tub and she was scrubbing them down with a washcloth.

The 5 of us went for a fun family walk one beautiful evening. Kaitlyn loves to walk! When we got home I mapped the route we took online and discovered she had walked 1.8 miles without complaining!

Joel & Alyssa are getting pretty good at walking along the furniture! At my parents house one day we stood them up behind a toy to see if they could walk with it. Alyssa walked all the way across the room. Joel didn't make it quite so far. But it won't be long before they both are running all around.

This month Kaitlyn had her first day of "school". OK, really it was speech therapy, which is only 3 days a month, but we call it "school." She's only had one day so far but it went well.

Kaitlyn and I got to go out and play one morning at Pump it Up. She loved jumping and climbing and sliding. It was fun to have time to play with just her.

And here is a video of Joel and Alyssa playing around :)

Weeks 9-11

I lost another 4 pounds in the last 3 weeks, so now I am down 27.5. I also won my 4th weight loss game on, just barely, that ended today. I haven't been exercising though. Life has been awfully busy with sick kids and other activities. But I am hoping to start again soon.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

September is Here

It's hard to believe that it is already September! Last weekend I finally got a chance to take Kaitlyn swimming in the pool at our apartment complex. She had a good time playing with the balls and noodles.
 The last few days the weather has been cold and rainy, so we started getting out some long-sleeved shirts. Kaitlyn was so excited to find that she and Alyssa both have shirts with 3 cupcakes on them! It was tough to get them to sit still on the couch for a picture though. Here is the picture I like the best.

And here are a few of them trying to get away!

Soon after those pictures I found Alyssa eating crayons!. Uh-oh!

And here is a silly video of Joel, haha!

Week 8

Week 8 is over and I lost another 2.5 pounds, which brings me to 23.5 pounds lost. It's kinda hard to believe! After I weighed myself a few days ago I picked up Alyssa and stepped back on the scale. She weighs just over 20 pounds, so it was fun to see how both of us combined weighed less than my starting weight just 8 weeks ago. Today I was able to pick up Joel, who is about 23 pounds, and together we came in just under my starting my weight. It's hard to believe that I have lost as much as Joel weighs! I guess my next goal is to lose as much as Kaitlyn weighs, about 35 pounds!

This week I worked out 3 times. I also went for a walk with the family, but that wasn't too strenuous. Last week I forgot to post how much money I won in my last online game. I won $21, so my first two games combined I made $41. My 3rd game will end next week, and as long as I don't gain any weight this week I will win again!