Food shopping with the girls has always been a pleasant experience. Even though the supermarkets are typically flooded with people, my husband and I were able to zip through the crowds with ease while the girls sat calmly in the carts. It was not at all an inconvenience… up until now.
Yesterday was a new shopping experience for our family. The girls realized that not only could they look at the food and the people that surrounded them; they could touch everything as well.
They knocked fruit off of the tables, they pulled cereal off of the shelves, and they tugged on people’s shirts.
We couldn’t get out of there fast enough. We quickly grabbed what we needed and let out a sigh of relief as we started unloading the contents of our cart onto the conveyer belt.
That sigh of relief was taken too soon as the girls were not at all done exploring their surroundings.
While the cashier rang us up…
Brielle grabbed a handful of gum off of a display case and dumped them on the floor.
Alexis removed the items we placed on the conveyer belt and returned them to the cart.
Brielle grabbed all of the plastic bags off of a hook and threw them on the floor.
Alexis managed to lick the conveyer belt even though she was strapped into a cart.
And on and on it went.
The obvious solution would be to leave the girls at home the next time my husband and I go food shopping, but I don’t wan to do that. The girls really enjoy going to the supermarket. We will just have to strategize before we take them there again.
This afternoon my husband and I took the girls to the park. They enjoyed sliding down slides and swinging on swings. They even made a few little friends. It was a perfect Sunday afternoon.
I went to the mall today and bought another dress to wear to the girls’ party. I will bring the original dress as a back up…in case things get messy.
Over the past week Brielle has made some changes to our nightly routine. She has decided that she would prefer falling to sleep on me rather than in her crib.
She looks so content wrapped up in my arms as we lay in bed. I enjoy watching as sleep washes over her, and her eyelids grow heavier and heavier until they inevitably close for the night.
At around 7:30 p.m. my husband lifts her off of me and places her in her crib where she spends the rest of the night sleeping soundly.
I am going to miss our nighttime slumber parties when she grows out of this phase. It is incredible how quickly my girls are growing up, but I am still able to see glimpses of the infants I brought home from the hospital during moments like these.
Today marked the first day of my diet. I was on my way to getting my pre-pregnancy body back …and then this afternoon I ordered some take out chicken.
I assumed this was a healthy choice until the deliveryman dropped off eight whole chickens with a complimentary side of stuffing!
(I ate one)
I was wondering why they charged me $32 dollars for two orders of chicken without any sides(the second order was for my friend by the way). I was too tired to question the man on the phone being that I was up all night with the girls, and so I paid the questionable amount and went on with my day.
Damn you chicken take out people. I couldn’t refuse the stuffing.
Alexis has decided that being spoon-fed is no longer acceptable. Every time I try and feed her she does one of two things.
- She grabs the spoon from me and feeds herself.
- She grabs the spoon from me, waves it in the air, and watches the food splatter all over the floor
I am in favor of number one.
Here is a video of her eating carrots without assistance.
She is getting there. Practice makes perfect.
Here is a video of the girls eating bananas.
It is amazing how much your body changes after you have a baby. Before I had the girls, consuming healthy foods would keep me slim. I didn’t have to run, do crunches, or participate in any type of physical activity. Eating six small meals a day kept me in a size 2 or 4. I miss those days, but I have to come to the realization that those days are now over and I have to work for the body that I want.
While I still refuse to go to the gym, I have a plan. I will walk three-five miles daily, do crunches, and participate in zumba(on my wii). With all of these activities combined, along with a healthy diet, I believe that I will be able to return my body to it’s pre-pregnancy appearance… I hope.
While I am trying to stay confident I still have my doctor’s words imbedded in my head. He said, “You will never look like you once did.” I have to push that though aside. What does he know anyway, right?
Hopefully writing this post holds me accountable and today marks the first day of my weight-loss journey.
I fully admit that my first attempt at baking my daughters’ birthday cake was a MAJOR FAIL. Since I am not one to give up I tried again and this time I think I got it right.
“Now that’s more like it.”