Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sitting up, boot camp graduation, and more!

It has been an INSANE week, which is why I haven't managed to get the blog updated much lately. So here's a run-down of what we have been up to . . .

Last week was our last week of boot camp . . . at the weigh out, I had lost 13lbs and over 14 inches. Woohoo!! We had our victory celebration on Saturday at Bayfront Park. Garrett had a blast playing Frisbee with Daddy, and also enjoyed going to look at the boats. It turns out that I was awarded with the "grand prize," so to speak, of boot camp -- a 6 month family membership to the Y. I was so excited--we've been using it a lot this week, which is part of the reason we've been so busy. I've still got a ways to go on my weight, but am headed in the right direction--I ran 5.5 miles on Sunday, which was amazingly not as hard as I would have thought.
Some of the boot camp girls (and our trainer Mikey in the background)
Post Boot camp me
(never mind the hair, its too long to leave down and the layers are too short to pull up).

Summer is almost 6 months old. She is sitting up well on her own, and is cute as a button! Her hair is getting easier and easier to put in pigtails, and actually NEEDS to be in them because it is so blasted long. She's been staying awake a LOT longer during the day and is down to 2 naps. We still haven't started on solids--she is interested in our food, but still has major tounge thrust stuff going on so we're waiting longer. Garrett was already on solids, but he didn't give us a choice. I also think I am putting it off because I am DREADING making food again, but I know I owe it to her to go as natural as possible in that regard.

And Garrett. Oh, my Garrett. He is amazing me. He LOVES building things. He plays with his blocks daily and builds walls, towers, whatever . . . he had his blocks all sorted by color the other day. He likes puzzles too--we get 25 piece puzzles at the dollar store. He needs major help putting them together, but he gets the basic concept and can sort them based on the parts of the character. He can do his little opposite pairs puzzles on his own. We got a generic set of lincoln logs at Walmart, and he is loving those, although he needs major help with them too!! I can't believe he is going to be 3 in 2 short months. He already has his birthday cake picked out, and mentions it to me weekly. The theme?? Why, Race Cars of course.

Speaking of which, we will be spending the next 4 days at the speedway, the Koni Challange will be here this weekend and has a ton of cool things going on. Garrett is going to love it! The sad part is that I am getting as in to "race cars" as he is!

Last, but not least, Brad and I have been climbing as often as possible (see Wordless Wednesday). We had a month long pass, which we got at a discount, to the climbing gym, and we used the heck out of it (Thanks largely to Dana's babysitting services!!). It has been so fun, we really enjoy it!!


Leanne said...

wow girl you have been busy..nothing unusual;) I am so proud of your weight loss! Im trying as well and it is so hard...I hate exercising! I enjoy the recovery drink after though so i guess that gets me through it:) The kids are cute as can be and I love the pig tails!

Kaycee said...

You look FAB!! and omg can Summer get any cuter??

Sounds like you have a lil architect on your hands with Garrett

Grandma Becky said...

You look awesome daughter!!!! The kids are getting so big. Can hardly wait to see you in 30 more days and counting.