Sunday, October 31, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
1. He has a great witty way about him. His timing is great, he keeps us in stitches!
2. Andrew is so smart. He was reading at a 1st grade level in preschool. I hope he keeps up his love of reading.
3. Legos are his favorite things in the world. Star Wars Legos are his preference. He can build so many things using his imagination. It amazes me.
4. He has a caring heart. He shows his tough guy exterior but he has a sensitive little heart. He picks up on little things that are said and comments to me if he thinks it could hurt some one's feelings. I love that soft side of him.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Andrew got in the car the other day after school and immediately said, "Mom, I need to sign up for cheer camp." I sat there a little dazed...and asked him why he was interested in cheer camp. He then told me his friend, Milo (a sweet little girl that has been one of his best buddies for a while) signed up and she got a shirt. If she wears that shirt to the in town high school football games she gets in free. That's my boy, always looking for a deal. He gets that frugality honestly, Mark and I love a good deal! I think Mark will be OK with me missing this discount ;-)
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
OK, I've done it! I am back on my healthy eating lifestyle. I never really stopped, I just indulged more frequently on the not so healthy stuff a little too often. I started the South Beach diet phase one yesterday. The first few days are a little tough because you are cutting out sugars, but you NEVER feel hungry. I highly recommend this lifestyle. It is truly the healthiest "diet" I have ever researched. It really isn't a diet, it is a lifestyle change. The weight loss does happen but I have to say it is not the biggest benefit of the diet. When I am eating this way, my energy level is amazing and the mental clarity is unbelievable. Who doesn't need those things at peak level these days?
I've been doing a lot of thinking about what foods I put in my body and what my family is putting in their bodies as well. Unfortunately, eating good healthy, whole foods cost more than eating processed junk and that discourages a lot of people from doing so. I'm here to say with meal planning, it can be done. Even if you have to start small, it is so worth it! Maybe you start with healthy snacks or one meal a week. Over time you will find you are buying less of the processed snack foods (which are expensive too) because you stop craving them. This leaves you more money in the food budget for more healthy options. This is how I have found it possible to do this for our family. Food is the one thing you buy that actually becomes a part of your body. Wow, that makes me stop and think about the choices I make a little differently. I'm not saying I will never again eat cupcakes and ice cream. I couldn't live in that world ;-). I'm simply saying moderation. I want my boys to learn to take care of their bodies by eating food that nourishes, not just fills their stomachs. Who better to be their example than Mom and Dad?
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Sunday, October 10, 2010
Mason convinced Mark to run in our town festival 5K race. Mason has talked me into doing a couple of these with him so it was nice to just take pics this time. I would love to say that Mason gets his love for long distance running from me but that would be a lie. I have tolerated running but never loved it. Here are my two runners taking off on the far left.They both did great! Since Mark did this race with NO TRAINING! I think it was great that he finished in 32 minutes. He did tell Mason he would never do this kind of thing at the last minute with him again. I think you can pull that off when you are eleven...not so much when you are over forty! Here they are getting ready to cross the finish line.It was a beautiful morning and I am so glad they had this time together, even if Mark is paying for it today. ;-) They will both remember that time together for years to come.