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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Back To School

Anna's first day of school was yesterday. Third Grade...I can't blieve it! She was so excited. She really liked her teacher and said that it was a great day. She is in all the advanced classes this year so we are really proud of her. She had a hard time in reading last year, but has improved so much.

I had some good news yesterday. Elizabeth got into the pre-K program at the elementary school. We had been waiting to hear all summer. And at one point we were told she would NOT be getting in. So it was a great surprise yesterday to find out she will be starting today. I have to drive her to school but she will be riding the bus home with Anna. She is beside herself. When we found out yesterday I took her to get a back pack and a new outfit. She picked a dress to wear and a Disney Princess backpack, of course, because she is the queen of girly things.

I have to say that I am a little nervous about all this. I can't imagine a four year old at school without me or riding a bus, (at least Anna will be on it with her). She will be going half a day every day of the week. It will be so strange to just have Dallin and Audrey home with me. Dallin has never had time with just me, I think it will be wonderful for him.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Audrey Smiling

I can't believe it...I actually got Audrey to smile, and I took a picture of it. It is hard to believe she is already 6 weeks old!
I am also posting a couple more of Elizabeth and Anna from our vacation...Enjoy!!!!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Get with the program

Yesterday I decided to get back on track with my dieting and exercising. Before I became pregnant with Audrey I was doing Weight Watchers and exercising 5 days a week. I had lost 20 pounds. So I decided to give WW another try. I like the program because they work with nursing moms. I just have to add a few points a day to keep my calory intake at the right place. So today is day 2 of eating good and exercising. I'm not sure when I'll actually have the time to get to the gym again, but for now I am exercising at home. Hopefully I will be able to keep up with it.

I hate dieting though. It is so hard (understatement of the century). Last night at Young Women we borrowed a chocolate fountain and had a chocolate party. We had every delectable treat known to man to dip in the beautiful waterfall of glistening milk chocolate. It was one of the hardest things I've ever endured...but I did it. I only had some apples and strawberries, and one pretzel stick...not to shabby. I can resist temptation, I know I can. I can stick to this diet program and by Christmas I will look like a super model...right???

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

More Pics

Ocean City Pics

Here are a few pictures from the weekend. I did not take as many as I thought I did.

Back to Life, Back to Reality

Well, we are home. We had such a great time! I love the ocean. We had beautiful weather. We hung out at the beach, at the pool, and at the boardwalk. We ate horribly unhealthy food and went shopping. The kids had so much fun. And Jeff and I feel relaxed and re-energized.

The most entertaining part of the entire vacation was taking my daughter on her very first "real" roller coaster. It is pretty tame as far as roller coasters go, but it does go upside down and backwards and has a pretty big first hill. Anna has been dying to go on this ride since we first moved here. Every year we go to the boardwalk and we take her to see if she passes the height requirement. This year, finally, she passed...barely. When the head restraint came down Anna looked so tiny, like a little doll. I was so terrified that she was going to fall out of the seat that I wouldn't let go of her leg the entire ride. She probably still has bruises where I was holding her thigh. She had so much fun. The weird part was that I was terrified. I screamed like a little girl. In fact I didn't even want to go on it at all. Anna had to talk me into it. It took me 2 hours to get the nerve up to take her. I don't know what is wrong with me. I have loved roller coasters my whole life. I have always been a major thrill ride enthusiast. I tease Jeff relentlessly because he abors roller coasters. Now, I am 31 and I suppose mortallity is cathcing up to me. I was positive the entire ride that I was going to die. And as I mentioned previously, this roller coaster is pretty tame. The lamest part is I have been on this roller coaster before. What does this mean?? Will I have to hang out with Jeff now at the shows and game sections of amusement parks? Will Anna have to go on roller coasters by herself until Elizabeth is tall enough to ride with her. I am so ashamed. Maybe it is because I just had a baby and in a few months I will return to my old thrill-seeking self. I hope so.

Elizabeth definitely takes after Anna. She went on every single little kiddy ride, and wanted to go on the big rides with Anna. Dallin on the other hand takes after Jeff, he went on one ride...a pretty lame little boat ride, that just went around and around. He hated every second of it and refused to go on anything else. Jeff was happy that he now has a perminant game playing buddy.

We got home last night and I was so sad. I wish we could have stayed longer. It was so nice to have family time and play together. I was happy to be back in my own bed however. I always sleep so much better in my own bed.

Stay tuned....I will post some pictures of our fabulous weekend trist later today.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Weekend Get-Away

I am so excited! Jeff and I are taking the kids to the beach for the weekend. Jeff took off tomorrow and Monday and we are going to stay in Ocean City and hang out at the beach for four whole days! Yes, I know it doesn't count as a real vacation, considering we are only going 20 minutes away. But I am excited nontheless! It will be nice to get out of the house and let the kids have some much needed fun before school starts on the 28th.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Check Up

Audrey had her 2 week check up today. She is doing great! She has grown 2 inches and gained over a pound since she was born! She is now at 9.25 lbs and is 21 and a 1/2 inches long. The doctor said she is just perfect...Yeah!! It is so nice to have a baby that loves to eat. Breastfeeding was such a struggle with the other three.