Friday, January 10, 2014

Random Ross Ramblings

1. I LOVE my new camera. Like seriously.  The quality of pictures is just so much better than my old Canon.
But it's not easy getting willing participants

I mean is it really that hard to get a picture of you smiling nice AND looking at the camera?

Thank you Rascal.

2. I've kind of just been blah lately. I don't know if it's the weather, the fact that it's been cloudy and cold pretty much non-stop, or what it is.  I'm just lacking motivation and spend the majority of naptime watching things on the dvr or on my phone reading who knows what instead of being productive.  Today I'm going to make a January to-do list and get back on the ball!  

3. Layla eats NONSTOP. I thought it was a growth spurt a couple weeks ago but she seriously eats from sun up to sun down.  I should do a calorie tracker one day to see how much she is consuming, but holy moly it seems like a lot!  She's a pretty active little gal so I'm guessing that she is just growing but girl, where do you put it all?  And how do I get your metabolism?!

Just enjoying a little pizza

Her favorite

With her crazy brother. Checking for bodies under his bed as we speak.



And coloring too, don't forget to color with pizza all over your face.

4. Speaking of metabolism, I recently joined my Mothers of Preschooler's (MOPS) weight loss challenge.  It started today and it's a 10 week challenge. To stay accountable you take pictures of your weight with your feet on the scale. Slightly humiliating (and no, I'm not sharing the picture with you) but I think it's a good way to stay accountable. And bonus is that if you win, you get $360!  I'm still 10 pounds less than I was before I had kids but I'm ready to be at a healthy weight. I'm only 5'2" and I really need to be in the 120-130 range. So on to a healthier me!

5. Today was "shot" day at our house. And, no, not the fun kind.  Brady needed his flu shot and Layla needed her 18 month shots and flu shot as well. You would have thought we were murdering 2 children in the back by their screams. We decided to just let Brady get the flu mist because he has a healthy fear of shots and we thought that'd be easier. Ha. She squirted the flu mist up his right nostril and he screamed like she had just injected him with acid.  Needless to say to finish the job we had to have him held against a table. And then it was Layla's turn for 4 shots. She screamed like mad too but hey, I would probably cry if I had to have 4 giant needles in my chubby legs too. 

This was them 1 minute after shots. Candy in hand and all is right with the world again.
As we're walking to the car, "Mommy! I had fun! Did you have fun?" Loads. Sigh.


Traci@TheHallway said...

First "Mommy! I had fun! Did you have fun?" HAHAHA! I was dying laughing when I read that... I hate shot day with Charli... I cry way longer than she does afterwards. So glad you are liking your new camera! YAY!!! I have totally been in a slump as well... I've been sick all week and with the freezing weather earlier this week, it just didn't mix with me. Needless to say we have been cooped up in doors all week (and I haven't even crafted...) What's wrong with me... this needs to change, for real! And go you with the weight loss challenge!!!! I think you look amazing already, but I totally get just wanting to get a little healthier!!!! Good luck!!!!!

Becky Dougherty said...

I love that your dog will lose nicely for a picture, but your kids won't! It totally made me LOL!

I've been feeling very blah, too. When I'm not at work, I want to sit on the couch, read/write blogs, watch TV, and nap. I really hope it's just a winter thing.

Nicole said...

I love having a quality camera. It really does make all the difference with photos. Your kids are adorable. Hope you getting to feeling more energized and beat the winter blahs-or-blues!

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