Saturday, March 27, 2010

Wonder Pets, Wonder Pets, We're On Our Way!

For Ava's 2nd birthday, I decided to go with Wonder Pets, since, she loves singing the theme song so much and LOVES Ming-Ming, the girl duckling. Apparently we missed the Wonder Pets flyboat, because I couldn't find Wonder Pets gear anywhere. I had to order some fromBirthdayExpress: the usual napkins, plates, cupcake rings and treats.

I am a an over-the-top homemade birthday kind of mom. Vincent's first 4 birthday parties were AWEsome. We did Blue's Clues, Jack's Big Music Show, Shrek. I really enjoy the theme planning, invitations, games, snacks. It's ALL fun for me. But, with the economy being well, crummy, right now, we had to tone it down a bit. So my daughter got a little less bling, but it was just right.
For the snacks, I made devil's food cake cupcakes with white icing. That's a big deal at our house. You must have WHITE icing with chocolate cake. We also had ants on a log - because everyone knows that after they save the animals, they celebrate with celery.

This week, she knew there was something special going called her birthday. She kept saying, "happy" and we would answer with "birthday" and she would grin from ear to ear. At her party today, when she saw her presents, she wanted right away to start opening them.

For her outfit, I made an applique for her shirt and I found this birthday party for my inspiration on her cape and other things. It was just a wonder-filled day! There were so many little moments where she would look at Rich or me and just give us a special smile.

I love that kid.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Weight Loss Wednesday

2 weeks have gone by since I've weighed, and I've gained the 2 pounds back. Problem is, it is that time of the month for me and I know I retain water. I'm continuing the habit of fruits/veggies, walking or running 6X per week and I can tell that my belleh is flatter and my legs are firmer. I'm getting my runner legs back! Yay!

So, I'm continuing the same with the understanding that I may not lose 15 pounds, but I'll definitely be a size smaller.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Weight Loss Wednesday, uh Thursday

I lost another pound, down to 133! But as I write this, I am hungry. Still working on increasing fruits and veggies and I am exercising 6/7 days a week. My cyst came back on my right foot and it's bugging me when I run, so I'm calling my doctor to see what I can do about it.

Does anybody know what triggers ganglion cysts?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Weight Loss Wednesday

Weight: 135 and holding.

You know hormones can wreck havoc on weight loss and last week was not pretty due to all things associated with monthly cycles. But, I am at 5.5-5.7 running on the treadmill comfortably. My friends are noticing that clothes are getting loose, so I'll take the unchanged weight for this week.

Maybe I'm losing fat and making muscle.