Monday, April 30, 2012

Our week in pictures

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Ours was busy, which is why I am JUST now able to sit down and write this!

This week at our house...

We started off our week with Will getting sick with a sore throat and fever, but with lots of laying on the couch watching movies and good nutrition he was back to himself after a few days. I am so happy we still have the juicer too. Since his throat hurt he didn't want to eat anything, but I could get him to drink some carrot, apple and kale juice through a straw!


Sometimes you've just gotta let your baby walk around in his diaper and take picture of him from behind because it is just that cute.


Step one: Push toy over the step and let it crash to the floor; Laugh.


Step two: Cry until mommy gets you your bottle.


Step three: Chug bottle for aproximately 45 seconds.


Step four: Stop drinking and procede to push in the nipple.


Step five: Gotta make sure that nipple is reeeeaaallly pushed in good.

Step six: Make the I-know-mommy-just-told-me-not-to-do-this-but-I-am-going-to-keep-doing-it anyways-face, and hope that the cuteness of it makes her forget that I am not listening to her.

Step seven: Mommy takes away your bottle, so you are forced to move on to other activities. Like playing with rolling pins and water jugs.

All of that was a typical rundown of what happens when I finally get to sit down for ten minutes and eat my breakfast.


Will made a train in the kitchen.


They love playing hide and seek in mommy and daddy's bed! I love how Will is looking at Sam in the last picture!


We had my two youngest sisters over for the weekend while my parents were out of town. I loved having them there, even if my house did look like this the whole weekend:


Friday night we had pizza and ate junk food while watching a movie. Saturday morning I was able to run out to the market on my own which was lovely. If anyone has ever gone to the Public Market on Saturdays imagine doing so with two kids in a double jogging stroller. It takes lots of patiences, and I am pretty sure EVERYONE wants to hurt me. Moving on.

After Sam's morning nap we headed out to do some shopping at Target. Once we were back I got the boys down for naps and then headed to the gym for a 30 min run. Ok, so maybe it looks like I was taking advantage of the girls being there, but it totally wasn't the case. I mean, I let them sit on the couch and eat candy and chips while watching Netflix all day, and didn't get on their case about it once. Sounds like a good deal to me! I made a quick dinner and then Dean took Will and the girls out to the arcade and go kart track! It was so nice having a quiet night. I got Sam down by 7:45pm, did my Jillian Michaels Yoga dvd, and finally ate my dinner in silence. I could really get used to having live in baby sitters!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Carrot, beet and kale juice? Oh yes.

Spring is here, and you know what that means; Time for some Spring cleaning! And I'm not talking about my house (although it could definitely use a good cleaning too!) I'm talking about cleaning out the body. Our body naturally wants to cleanse itself in the Spring and Fall. My body has definitely been feeling a bit sluggish on the inside lately. I decided that I would do a juicing cleanse, and was able to borrow my mother in laws (awesome! ) juicer. I was shooting for at least 3 days of ONLY juicing. I am also training to do a 5k next month, so I didn't want to stop doing my workouts and running. I wasn't sure if my body could handle not eating while still exercising. The point wasn't to lose weight, but to get my body working better. So, I was open to changing it up if my body wasn't feeling it.

Day 1 of juicing I was feeling good all day! We were out and about, and I got in my workout. I juiced 5 times that day, but by 10pm I was HUUUNGRY! Like stomach grumbling so loud you could hear it from across the room hungry.  I didn't give in that night and have the brown rice cake I was so desperately craving, but the next morning I had some eggs before going to the gym. I went back to juicing, but by dinner I was super hungry again.

So, my attempt to only juice for 3 days didn't quite pan out. I have still been incorporating juicing into my diet though, usually having it for lunch, a snack and sometimes after dinner. The boys love it too, which is awesome. Especially for my picky eater, Sam!

So far we have been juicing carrots, sweet potatoes, cucumber, celery, zucchini, apples, oranges, kale, beets and their greens!


Will laughed so hard when he first saw, what he calls, "carrot poop." I am on the search for a good recipe or two to use the leftover pulp instead of just throwing it out.



I have done a little research on the do's and dont's of juicing. As with anything, you always get varied opinions on what the RIGHT way is. I've read your not supposed to juice fruits and veggies together, but also read that certain fruits are fine with certain vegetables. I've heard that you shouldn't juice spinach because it can mess with your thyroid, but then almost all websites I went to for juicing recipe's include spinach! I just take it all with a grain of salt, and make my own decision I feel is best for us!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Our week(s) in pictures

It has been a few weeks since I've done {Our week in pictures}. I guess that means we've been busy! Here is a look at what we've been up to, picture style! Or at least the things I took pictures of ;-)

We ate lunch outside in the BRIGHT sun!


He loves drinking from mommy's water bottle!


We hung out with cousin Ben!


Walked to the park with daddy!


Colored with chalk on the sidewalk. Don't be fooled by this. I had to quickly run and grab my camera and get a few shots before he moved on to something else. This kid is not the sit and color type.


 Wrestled with cousin Moe on Grandma Eaton's kitchen floor. Like I said, you're not gonna find him sitting at the table coloring!


 Playing in the fridge (One of his favorite things to do! Shhh, Don't tell daddy.)


 Made a special project.


 Dressed up all silly.


Gotta keep my eye on this kid. He loves to push Will's chair over to the window seat and climb right up!

Have a great weekend!