So its already been 2 months since I've blogged. My bad. I'm not real good at this anyway so I'll try to catch you up, without boring you to death. Here goes.
James: is doing great. His A/C business is doing really good! I was so scared when he lost his full time job in January but he's making more $ and staying more busy then he ever has. I am so proud of him. He is pretty proud of himself too! We've been able to put money in savings and that is an awesome feeling. That savings will definitely come in handy this winter if his work slows down. he has some possible jobs with home builders that he is hoping will keep him busy through the winter. He's working hard & obviously doing a good job -- most of his calls are from people that have been referred to him from someone who was happy with his service/knowledge/prices. Sometimes I get aggravated when I leave before him in the mornings with 2 (not morning/grouchy) kids in tow and he's home before me watching tv. I have to remind myself to step back and remember that his job is not a 8-5 and he gets stuck in 110 degree attics for hours sometimes. Yeah, he may be done for the day by 2pm, but other days he isn't home until 9-10pm. In Texas people can not live without A/C so late night calls are necessary sometimes. I'm thankful. Super thankful.
James had company shirts made.
Cori: Where do I begin? This girl is something else. A friend of mine and me joke about our girls having split personalities. Cori is THE sweetest girl. She tells me she loves me probably 50 times a day (note, I am away from her from 8-5 five days out of the week, so that is a lot of "I love you's" in a short period of time) She adores her little brother. She says that she is his mommy...and tells people that too. She tells people they look so pretty and she likes their clothes and hair. She is so encouraging. If I finish my plate at dinner she will say "Good Job Mommy for eating all of your dinner" or if I'm writing something down "Oh mommy, that is beautiful". It makes me happy that she says these things b/c I know that she is repeating what her teachers tell her at school. (We call daycare school). If I leave the house for a walk/run/bike ride she hugs and kisses me and tells me to "Have a great exercise Mommy!" If Levi is crying she will run to him, give him his paci, and sing to him. Cori is also the MEANEST girl. if she does't get what she wants at that moment she will cut this glare at you and say something really mean - usually "I'm mad at you mommy, I don't want you to come to my birthday party". She "huffs" a lot too. If you take something from her (usually my iPad) she will scream at the top of her lungs. She cusses. (totally mine and James' fault) We have been working really hard to watch our mouths and tell her over and over how ugly the words are and for her not to say them. Now if we cus, she corrects us and reminds us that those are bad words. Her cussing phrases consist of "Oh shit" (it has been replaced with shoot) "fucker" (she added the er by herself) "What the hell" (she says heck now) "shut up" and "stupid" (The last two aren't horrible, but as far as she knows, they are now bad words!) I feel like a failed parent as we are walking out of Target and she says "Mommy, Fuck is a bad word, right? I won't say fuck anymore okay?" I totally blame myself b/c I have a bad mouth, but growing up I was never told not to cus. Cori is getting better about not saying bad words....its been a couple of weeks since she's gotten in trouble for that. On the flip side she uses her "yes ma'am, no ma'am (&sir) constantly. My girl is gonna be a strong willed, hard headed, independent woman!
She knows how to work the iPad better than I do. She's got all her games and movies on there. We take it everywhere!
She wants to snuggle him 24/7
Cori and daddy - this is an attitude face b/c she didn't want to take a picture
Levi: Oh my sweet baby boy. He has such a laid back personality. Always cool and calm. He's starting to smile now and it melts my heart. He is so precious. I don't have much to update on him b/c he basically eats, sleeps, cries a little, kicks his legs, and hangs out wherever we leave him. At his 2 month appointment he was 22" and 11lbs - he did good with his shots. He sleep at night from about 9pm to 4-5am. He's a good sleeper and mommy is thankful since I have to get up for work every morning. I can't wait to see him grow up!
Cori say's she's a "ROCK STAR"
Me: I'm doing well. Started back at work at the beginning of September. Things are going good. I'm eating super healthy, exercising every day and for the most part I have a positive outlook. I'm still a little tired somedays but I feel like I have more energy the more weight I lose. We decided that we will not be having anymore babies so I have to get serious about getting back in shape. I slacked between Cori and Levi b/c I knew I would be getting pregnant and gaining all the weight back. I'm determined this time. Its been about a month of a good routine and I am really enjoying it. Its not hard this time. As far as weight loss goes....I have a long road ahead of me to be where I want to be. I'm just taking it day by day. I don't expect to ever be my 115 that I graduated High School at....(I wish) but I think I do have a realistic goal that I will be happy with. We shall see.
This is my new "Ride" I'm gonna get my bike on!