Saturday, October 10, 2009

Is It Fall or Winter?

Is it just me or is October 10th just a little to early for snow? For some absurd reason I thought we'd have time to rake BEFORE we had to shovel. Just saying...

Logan's 1st Birthday Party

We all drove down to Manhattan and celebrated Logan's 1st birthday in the park by his house.

Logan's 1st birthday cake.

Logan meets his Great Grandmother Cardona for the first time ever.

Lita and her first Grandchild.

Grandma Shirley shows Logan the wagon she got him for his birthday.

Looking at all of the presents.

Can I open one now?

Grandma Shirley took him for a ride in his new wagon. He loved the paper decorations.

The gift table and the poster mommy made for Logan.

Four generations.

The highlight of the day was the bubble machine Aly bought. It worked fabulously.

Grandma Shirley and Great Grandma Eloisa.

He was a little freaked out by 30 people staring at him and singing "Happy Birthday."

Blowing out the candle.

Licking the icing off of the candle.

Standing AND drinking out of a straw instead of a bottle. I taught him that.

Al & Aly"s high school friend Michael. His parents live across the street from us.

(L) Ben a friend from high school, (R) Kat a friend from Junior High and (C) Kat's sister Karole.

Brennan, Nicholas' friend from pre-school and his mom Julie.

Lucy & Bob.

PLHS Alums & friends Ben & Michael

How would you like to grow up around a bunch of your mom's sorority sisters?

Uncle Wes, Uncle Chris, and Daddy Andy.

Grandma Shirley and her sisters Betty and Millie.

Great Grandma Eloisa and Grandpa.

Logan and his Daddy playing on the slide.

Logan and his mommy opening presents.

He was tired when he started, but near the end he was exhausted.

Watching his mommy smile makes him feel better.

Getting ready for his very own cake.

Aly and Andy kept smashing his hands in it and kept trying to lick them clean.

OK, he says, I'm DONE.

Starting to get whiney.

All cleaned up and bonding with his Great Grandma.

Lita and her babies.

Alyssa and Logan after church on Sunday.

He loves to fly...whee.

He was too pooped to pop after his big weekend.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


For the last two weeks I have been on a plateau. I didn't lose any weight, and I was a little frustrated. I knew that it was because I was staying in the top range of my calories, and because I still haven't found time to exercise. I was also a little jealous (ok a lot) because I had only lost 10 lbs and Al had lost almost 20 lbs. He is a guy AND he's been going to the gym a lot so his is coming off faster. I was also worried that mine was the initial 10 lbs of water weight, and that I was done losing.

Last night I weighed in and the scale had actually moved. Thank you lord. I have lost a total of 13.1 lbs, and I'm back in my grove. Hooray! Also, I've been DVRing yoga, but I haven't been home long enough to actually try it. I have 6 1 hour sessions recorded, so I hope that I can get motivated soon (even if I don't get home until 9 p.m.) and start working out. I think (no I KNOW) it will speed up the process.

The boys are doing well. Nicholas is especially doing great. He's lost 13 lbs and that officially brings him to below 200 lbs. He weighed exactly 199 lbs last night. Great job Nicholas. Christian weighed in at 203 lbs. Losing slower than his brother, but still losing so that is a good thing. You're almost there Christian, but you've gotta catch up with your little brother :-) They are the same height and started out at the same weight. They have had a lifelong battle with who is taller, and it seems to go back and forth, so this should be interesting

I've got a long swim ahead, but I'm starting to see land. Bye for now!