*Hayden starts swimming lessons tomorrow. I am nervous. Layla HATED swimming lessons with a passion. I hope Hayden does better. The reasons I am nervous: 1. He doesn't like water in his face during his bath. 2. He is having some issues with me dropping him off places. He is good at school drop-off, but his preschool class at church is horrible. Every week he cries like crazy. I hope his little swimsuit clad body will jump right in and swim like a fish. We will be at the pool all summer long, and I want him to feel comfortable. The swim school that I choose has a very strict policy...drop off and leave. I will be in the viewing area, but I can't stay with him while he learns. It makes me nervous, but I know he needs these lessons!!
*I have been counting calories since I stopped doing Weight Watchers almost a year ago. I haven't really been dieting, but it seems more like a lifestyle change for Gary and I. When I log what I eat I am more accountable. We have each maintained our weight loss since last year give or take four pounds. Anyway, I really need to lose a bit more weight. Last Monday I started WW online again. I lost 2 pounds. I can't believe it! I am so excited!! I am loving that I can eat all the fruit and veggies I want. An apple-0 points, celery-0 points. Yay! If I am starving I can just grab a handful of grapes and they don't count against my points allowed for the day. I am glad spring is pretty much here, the produce in spring is always more tasty :)
*Layla usually gets out of her bed at night after we tuck her in. She thinks of any excuse she can. it is beyond hysterical and frustrating. Typical excuses: gotta potty, need itch cream on an ant bit she got 3 weeks ago, her bed sheets are twisted, and the best one...she has a hanger toe. (that would be a toe nail sharp and protruding.) She comes up with the craziest excuses. We made a deal with her. If she stays in bed for 7 nights in a row we will buy her the Etch a Sketch she has been wanting for months. I hope she can do it. She has one night down and 6 more to go!
*We are getting into the busy time of year. It seems like our weekends are getting booked up so fast. We love to camp, so any weekend that isn't free we want to do a ton of camping! I love this season of life. My kids are old enough to skip a nap or two without acting out too bad. I can grab a pull-up for Hayden and stick it in my purse. I don't have to carry bottles and wipes and a huge bag of stuff for a baby. Each stage of life brings more excitement from the one before. I loved the newborn stage, and toddler stage, but seeing my kids learn to spell and count, and Layla now reading. There is always something to look forward to. I'm loving every moment I have with my kiddos and so thankful Gary works so hard so that I can stay home and be a stay at home mom to my family. AND it helps when we do get busy on the weekends...I don't have to take days off work to go do things.
*My March madness basket ball bracket is a mess. I hope somehow I recover. There is hope right?
(taken yesterday before church)
*Happy Spring...Hug your husband and kids today :)