Sunday, April 25, 2010

A few highlights from Universal Studios

While we visited southern California we took the boys to Universal Studios for the first time. They had a great day!

Theo loved seeing Marilyn Monroe!

I was excited to converse with Lucille Ball. She was a riot.

Spongebob excited the kids so much!

There was a 3D Shrek show, and then we met him, too. So cool.

The lower lot brought us Scooby and Shaggy! I think this was the highlight of the boys' day!

Hunter could not believe that Shaggy was real!

The boys have never seen the mummy, but from the Field Museum, they know what mummys are. They were so excited to see a real mummy walking around. So funny!

There was a giant room full of foam balls to play in. This was so much fun, I was even running around like crazy!


Donkey was very interactive, he told Ben they would open their own waffle shop, "Ben and Donkey's waffle shop."

Dracula scared the kids at first, because he "bit" mommy. I laughed so hard I drew a crowd.

But then Dracula persuaded the boys to approach him, and he covered them with his cape. Again, so funny.
We had a great day at Universal Studios, but I think when the boys are a little taller, and they can get on the rides, they will have even more fun there!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Making Mud

I am the coolest mom in the world. I let the boys make and play in a puddle of mud the other day.

How fun does this look!?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Progress Pictures.

A few days after I started Weight Watcher's (December 31st was my start date), I had my husband snap a few pictures. I did NOT want to get in front of the camera. I knew what I looked like, and in a "before" picture, I could not hide behind the kids, or the furniture. Nevertheless, I intended to stick to this diet, and I knew before pictures would help me in the long run. So, here you have it... my before pictures, taken about January 3rd, 2010.

As of today I have lost 22.6 lbs. I feel myself getting a little complacent. Still on the plan, but it's starting to feel second nature again. I thought some pictures would help me stay motivated. My clothes fit better, some of my smaller sizes (22's, I have such a long way to go, lol!) fit again, and the best part? My bras fit again. Taking these pictures, I really did not think I would be able to see the difference. Imagine my surprise when I did!
I think my face looks a lot thinner, maybe even one less chin. Hehe. I can see my waist area is thinner. Not a lot of change in the back yet, still the world's largest ass.
A side shot, so after the next 20 lbs I have even more to compare, too.

I am trying to stay focused, and still going strong.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The beat part of our trip to California?

Seeing these two wonderful people, my grandparents.