Monthly Archives: August 2015

3 Things!

#1

Charlotte is now a successful crib sleeper. {Fist pump and applause}

After a couple of nights, she figured it out….much quicker than I thought.  She’s been falling asleep for the night around 9 and will wake up between 6 and 7am. Yay! We’ve come a long ways from waking up every 3 hours to feed.

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Picture quality isn’t the best here (sorry), but little miss squirmy pants will inch her way down to the bottom of the crib by the morning. The Rock ‘N Play sure doesn’t let her do that, ha!

#2

We will be on vacation so soon! I love living in Texas, but I am very ready to get out of the heat! It’s not awesome to go on a walk in 90 degrees weather at 8pm.  I’m packing my running shoes so I can run along the beach path just like old times. Ahhhhh, I’m relaxed just thinking about it.

Packing with the little one is a little more complicated than just packing my own suitcase. Charlie sometimes goes through 3 outfit changes a day, so it’s hard for me to estimate how many onesies to bring and I’m already a notorious over packer (I think most women are, right?)  Luckily we will have a washer & dryer where we are staying so I’ll fit what I can in my suitcase and just plan on doing laundry a few times!

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Little Miss will be styling at the beach!

#3

There is a new Pure Barre Studio in town, which means it’s a 5 minute drive from my house! Woo! If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you already know how obsessed I am with barre classes. I hope to teach someday, so having a studio  close to home makes that much more doable! Once I’m back from vacation, I’ll post a little studio review!

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I’ll be back after vacation!! Thanks for reading! ~M

Catching Up

Hello Friends!

Today I wanted to update you all on what’s been keeping me busy lately!

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{It’s mostly this girl}

The Crib

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Okay, I said I would update everyone our progress…..

I’d say we are about half way there, {lol}. She’s been pretty good once we put her down at night, but will wake up (more than once) whining for her pacifier. Ugh. As you can see in the picture above, it is stuck on her cheek.

Last night, I put her back in the Rock N’ Play after she woke me up twice, so that we could both get a couple hours of sleep.  Oy! Its a work in progress!

Stroller Strides

One of the reasons I enjoy teaching these classes is that we have to be creative when writing up the workouts. We need to keep those kiddos entertained all while giving the mommas a great workout. We’ve played games like Simon Says, Tag, and Red Light Green Light…all with an exercise twist. Fun stuff!

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 California Trip

Our vacation is quickly approaching…….we leave NEXT WEEK. Ahhhh!

I am so ready for a change of scenery, to visit the beach, and to get out of this 105 degrees weather. Don’t worry Charlie has more than one cute swimsuit she will be showing off in the sand! Wish us luck on the plane please!!

Kickball

Kickball

Hubby and I joined a kickball league once a week. Haha. Good times.

Reading

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One of my New Years Resolutions this year was to read more books. I figure that is a better use of my time (and brain) instead of scrolling social media. I’ve read two other books by Jodi Picoult and loved them….always a quick read. I just started this one last week and am already 70 pages in!

New Blog

I know I haven’t shared much about our angel son, Declan, on this site. I decided to create a separate blog dedicated to him….I didn’t know how to combine the two and thought this was the best way to make both work. Check it out if you’d like!

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Alright, that’s all for today friends! Have a great Wednesday!! ~M