Monday, May 21, 2012

A Pin A Week: Portable Sand Table

I really loved my sand box when I was little. I mean really loved it. Because of that, I would really love for the boys to have a sand box they can play in too, but it's just not something we can do right now. Living in base housing, you have to be really conscience of things like killing the grass in a spot where your sand box is sitting. They tend to frown on large patches of dead grass. Go figure. I still want to do one. I saw a great idea on Pinterest of one with wheels! 

Until then though, I wanted to have something that Parker could enjoy this Summer. (Sebastian might enjoy it too, if he likes the taste of sand.) So, I decided to make him a portable sand box. One of the things I love about this is that he'll be able to play with it anywhere, even inside at the kitchen table if we have a cold or rainy day.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

P90X Week 6

It's week 6. Since it is a 13 week program, that means I am almost at the half way point. Mid-way through next week will be half way I guess. That is exciting. It really has gone faster than I thought it would. It's been pretty fun too.

No reason to stall. Let's jump right in!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

P90X Week 5

Woo hoo! Week five! That means I start Phase Two today. Part of me never thought I would make it this far. Yes, I have far to go, but I am really pleased that I have stuck with it this long. It's not easy, but it is something I actually am starting to enjoy. (Except for Plyometrics. I will never enjoy Plyometrics.)

I will be doing two new videos this week, plus some of my old favorites. And (AHHHHHH!) I'll be doing plyometrics again this week. I did enjoy a week off from that. Ah well.

I will also hit 30 days this week, which marks 1/3 of the way done. I'm excited! Lets get started! Do your best and forget the rest!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Parker's Birthdays: A Look Through The Years

Last month, my baby turned three. That blows my mind. It truly does seem like only yesterday I was bringing him home. Now I have this very articulate, happy, smart little boy in my life who makes every day an amazing adventure for me. 

There was a lot going on at the time, so I didn't get to write a blog post about his third birthday. It was a blast though. I don't even have all of the pictured edited yet, but I will be sure to get a post up when I do. Until then, I thought that I might do a post just looking back at the years. With everything going on, I need a little reminder of the good times. 

So here we go. Parker's birthdays: A look through the years.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Kisses From Daddy: Deployment Countdown

Deployments suck. There is no way around it. They really suck when it is the third in just over two and a half years. They really, really suck when you have a just turned three year old who has only had Daddy back for 6 months before saying goodbye again. It's hard to help him understand the concept of Daddy coming home...but not for many months.  After all, how hard is it to wrap your mind around months at an age where hours seems like an eternity?

I felt like it was very important that we come up with some way to help Parker count down to Daddy coming home to us again. He really needed something for him to look at that he could actually see changing and bringing us closer to the homecoming we are all so anxiously waiting for. 

Enter the Daddy Kisses jar.

P90X Week 4

Week 4. This is going to be one of those weeks. I can already tell. Not because of P90X or anything, but there are going to be a lot of outside distractions. Michael says he can already see my body shape changing, so that is always nice. I mean, no one looks at my body as much as he does, right?

What I am hoping is that I can get so sexified by the time he comes home that he doesn't even recognize me. Let's see if we can make that happen, shall we? ;0)