Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Johnny and I are doing a family Biggest Loser and trying to get in better shape. I had high blood pressure during my pregnancy with Lily so we decided to see what we could do to improve our health.

So I am tracking my food points daily, taking lots of walks with Lily, and spending of time on my new favorite fitness invention: WII FIT.

This picture is an example of one of the many things you can do on Wii Fit. My past relationships with yoga have never gone very well. I was the one in the back of the room at Yoga Enrichment night, tipping over and making other yoga enthusiasts lose their concentration. However, in the safety of my own home - with only a baby to giggle at my awkwardness - I am actually enjoying my yoga time as I "strengthen my core." Wii Fit also has aerobic, strength, and balance exercises. It also tracks your weight daily - unfortunately your Mii (Wii character) plumps out to resemble your current weight. That unfortunate fact aside, I am enjoying my 40 minutes a day of Wii time!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Our little walker

Lily has decided to join the world of walkers. She's been cruising along the couch and taking a step or two for a few months now. She surprised us last week by taking some steps when she didn't think we were watching. Since then she has been practicing and getting pretty good! She has also started this new giggle that is hilarious.

Friday, May 16, 2008

San Diego Trip Part 1

Since I plan on homeschooling our children - I am trying to get into the whole educational vibe. Johnny and I took Lily to our Credit Union's SeaWorld day to show Lily the penguins, sloths, and turtles that they brought for an educational day. Before I knew it .... Southern California was calling my name ... shouting more like it :). I jumped on Priceline to see what kind of a deal we could get and as luck would have it - we were able to get a fantastic, unbeatable deal. Being the spontaneous people we are, we packed up the next week and headed to sunny San Diego for a few days for a much needed vacation. We absolutely loved it! And Lily was fantastic the entire time ... except for when we went into the shark pavilion ... can't blame her there! So here are a few of the pictures from our trip with more to come from the other sights we visited.

I love Beluga Whales. I am saving my pennies so I can swim with them next time. Lily was fascinated, too, and paid attention to them much longer than we thought she would.
I love Behind the Scenes tours. We signed up for the Penguin Encounter. This is Penguin 133 - a macaroni penguin. Who they said has never bitten anyone before, but got dangerously close to Lily's pink hair bow with a sneaky look in his eye.
This is Johnny and Lily in the actual Penguin habitat at SeaWorld. Guests usually just get to see the Penguins from a moving walkway behind the glass, but our tour took us into the habitat! It was a cool 27 degrees! Good thing we brought Lily's sweat suit! This penguin is blind and named King Tut. King Tut was kind of moody.
And here is Lily with her favorite type of penguins - the kind she can hug! She is like Johnny and will hug anything furry that she can get her cute little hands on!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Child Labor

Johnny and I were making dinner while Lily was watching her new Signing Time DVD. Suddenly instead of laughing and signing - we hear splashing! We had accidently left the bathroom door open. She is such a big helper.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I will admit it - I am cheap, but I still want quality. I hate to pay full price for anything. I think it is genetic because my mom's the same way. Now that I have had a baby my addiction to finding a good deal has gotten worse. Ebay, consignment stores, freecycle - all my best friends. Three-fourths of Lily's toys are practically new hand-me-downs and I am not complaining!

So my latest addiction is I found out about it at the South Towne Expo Mommy Fair. They offer a brand new "baby steal" every day. The steals are fun mommy/baby products at 40-80 percent off regular price. Their shipping speed is fabulous! I got my Teething Bling two days later.

So far I have bought Teething Bling and Signing Time videos for Lily. I bought the teething jewelry for me to wear since Lily is finally getting her teeth (at 11 months old). After the fact, I went to the company's web-site and saw that I had good company with my Teething Bling - Tori Spelling, Mr. Big from Sex in the City, and my person favorite - Niecy Nash from Who Wants a Clean House. Now I am a big fan of Who Wants a Clean House. Probably because I lean toward pack rat tendencies and it makes me feel good to see houses messier than mine :). So I figure if Niecy has it - it must be great right? She always looks fabulous.

So check it out! The web-site is