Monday, October 19, 2015

Momma's gotta brand new game

I've started blogging again.  That's right, I said it. I am blogging again.  This time it is about my journey with my gastric sleeve surgery. It may not be the blog for you.  After all it is about my weight loss from surgery. may know someone who has been thinking about this surgery (even if they haven't talked to you about it).  I mainly started blogging as a journal of sorts. I have had some friends who have gone before me in this surgery and I have asked them TONS of questions. Most of them gave me what they could remember. It was immensely helpful. I am just putting down in my blog what is going on as it is happening. I hope I can be even more helpful, as well as use this as a tool to see how far I have come when I get stuck in a plateau.  I don't expect this to be a go to blog for everyone. So, if you know of anyone interested in this surgery and they want some answers to their questions without judgement send them to

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Future Olympian

I see a future Olympian at my house!  No, not my I will be competing in several "up and coming events" or at least I will be petitioning that they become events.  Mommyhood has provided more challenging events on a daily basis than I could have ever dreamed. Some days I am not as high scoring as other.  I think, however, that I will have enough skills to compete in the following events:

1. Early Morning Appointments- this event includes getting all children awake, dressed, fed, seasonal accessories (i.e hats,coats, shoes etc...), distraction/nutritional time consuming items, getting them all secured appropriately in their safety seats,  and arriving on time (yes on time, did you see this list early is not likely).
2. PM Kindergarten preparedness- This event includes: getting anything that you need to get done that morning done (i.e. showering, appts, grocery shopping, dishes,laundry etc..), feeding your kindergartner, making sure that he/she has shoes and clothes on (yes this can go unnoticed), making sure eyeglasses are on child, finding then unloading (if not already done night before) backpack, reloading backpack, watching for bus, making sure the rest of children in the house do not escape when the bus comes for the kindergartner.
3.The bedtime routine - We all know this one....lets review- First off, you need to make sure that the children have eaten dinner (always a plus!),  if your really going for the gold, clean table and dishes up before bedtime routine is in full swing. Picking out the jammies (the path of least resistance works best here), The bath, everyone gets clean, dried and into previously agreed upon jammies, teeth brushing, potty time, then book choosing, book reading, back rubbing, threatening (don't act shocked, if, er I mean when they get out of bed, I get ticked). lights out, going back up to remove toys, separate children or (in my case...the last straw) yelling...first one to get kids to SLEEP wins.

In the Olympic events that I am entering, the prize will not be a medals, it will be Bronze- Alcoholic beverage of choice!, Silver-Massage followed by alcoholic beverage of choice!, Gold-a vacation with (unlimited) alcoholic beverages of choice!

I will be going for the Gold! Wish me luck! I get daily practice, so I should be prepared.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Culprit

I am a mommy sleuth...I amaze my kids by knowing who is responsible for whatever it is.  I love the looks on their faces when I say, "Devon, I know you wiped the peanut butter and jelly from your hands onto the blinds, you need to clean it".  Just today, I witnessed Jake whisper in Devon's ear, he then told Devon to "do it!", Devon hit him and Jake yelled "mom Devon needs to go to time out in his room, he hit me!" Devon, looking at him like he is crazy, looks at me and just shakes his head in disbelief. Jake too looked at me in amazement when I told him...."NO! you just told him to do that, I will not punish him for what you did."  They look at me as though I am some sort of amazing all knowing person. Callie, now that she crawls all over the house at lightening speed, has been blamed for all sorts of things she didn't do. Jake will tell me "Callie spilled my chocolate milk while she was playing with Devon's cars"  meanwhile his elbow is smack next to the spilled milk while he is playing with his cars. Devon will blame Jake for spilling the cat's water, when Callie still has her hand on the bowl.  I find it very amusing! I wonder when their deductional reasoning will kick in....or has it already. I have often wondered if this calculating is purposeful, if so I am in big trouble. Until then, I find it very funny when I hear things like "it was Callie that hit Devon, not me!"

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Devon

Well, I am a little behind, but I am so proud of my little man! Devon is 3 years, I don't understand. I can't believe how fast time flies now that I am an adult, and even faster since I am a mom. Devon is the most sweet, funny, tough, and freakishly strong little guy for 3. We had a BLAST at his Pumpkin Patch birthday party! Devon's favorite part?  The Zip line....yes, he is too short to reach the handle, but they let him ride anyway. He held on as tight as possible and even though he isn't heavy enough to make it down and back, he NEVER let go.  Really, the lady had to come get this tough little guy down.  Here is a pic of his final spot, I laughed so hard I cried (and nearly peed myself).

Monday, September 19, 2011

Thank You Pinterest!

The first of a few crafts that I will be doing....Thanks to Pinterest! This was very fun, and I LOVE it!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

This makes me smile : )

What a smart way to get up into the little problem solver.


Jake has informed us that the reason that he has streaks in his undies is that his butt gets grumpy and makes him need to poop in his underwear :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Out of the mouth of babes...

Me: Devon, come here I need to change your poopy booty (yes, he still wears diapers, he has NO desire to go in the potty. I have a 7 month old, so I have NO desire to play his games...he'll do it someday)

Devon: Alright, Alright.....(he saunters along, playing with toys)

Me: Devon, what are you doing? come here please!

Devon (walking to me as an almost 3 year old, but talking like a 16 year old): why you so worry 'bout me for?


Me: Jake do you need to go poop (it really is all about poop at our house)?

Jake: NO!

Me: Jake, you need to go, why don't you go?

Jake: The poop is trying to control me! I don't like it to control me!

 This morning, Callie was fussing in her room during her morning nap, and let out a very loud shreek.

Jake: That was LOUD! I think she must be turning into something! like a monster