Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Jessyca's Page: EO Products Review and {Giveaway!} Ends 3/3

Jessyca's Page: EO Products Review and {Giveaway!} Ends 3/3: I have a bathroom that is stocked full of bath and body/beauty products that I enjoy using for different occasions, or when I am in the mo...

Jessyca's Page: Kicking Horse Coffee Review and {Giveaway!} Ends 3...

Jessyca's Page: Kicking Horse Coffee Review and {Giveaway!} Ends 3...: Recently I had a chance to try some really KICK ASS coffee...  Kicking Horse Coffee sent me a canister of their Kick Ass Coffee. I opened...

Jessyca's Page: Purex Ultra Packs {Giveaway!} 3 Winners! Ends 3/10...

Jessyca's Page: Purex Ultra Packs {Giveaway!} 3 Winners! Ends 3/10...: I previously posted about the Purex Ultra Packs Review about a month ago. As you remember, or if you don't (You can click that link and g...

Jessyca's Page: Peeled Snacks Review and {Giveaway!} Ends 3/5

Jessyca's Page: Peeled Snacks Review and {Giveaway!} Ends 3/5: I just want to start out by saying I love dried fruits, well most of them anyway. So when I had the chance to try out a company called Pee...

Jessyca's Page: Swirly Buns Review and {Giveaway!} Ends 2/29

Jessyca's Page: Swirly Buns Review and {Giveaway!} Ends 2/29: Looking for an amazing fresh baked treat? Then you will definitely want to check out Just Buns . They were so very generous and sent me a ...

Sunday, February 26, 2012

A Busy Weekend!

This weekend went by in such a blur. We had so much going on and barely any downtime. We started the weekend off with Monster Jam at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore Friday night. We had never been before, so we did not realize how loud it was going to be. Justin plugged his ears during most of it and I had Marcos on my lap with my hands over his ears. They had lots of fun, though, and asked when they could go back.

After not getting home until 11:00 and going to bed around 11:30, I had to get the boys up by 8:00 to get dressed and leave for Mazza Gallerie where we saw an advanced screening of The Lorax in 3D. It was a really good movie and definitely recommended. The boys really like the 3D movies and wearing the glasses.

We got home in time to get ready for a neighbors birthday party. I was extremely tired, though, so I sent my husband with them while I stayed home and took a nap with Carlos. Marcos didn't want to stay at the party for some reason, so my husband took him over to his aunt's house to spend the night. Justin came home from the party at 8:30 and got to bed at 9:30, which was two hours past his normal bed time.

Sunday consisted of going through the house bagging up things to get rid of to put out for Amvets in the morning, as well as cleaning and doing laundry. The boys played outside with the neighborhood kids and then went to Hill's Gym with Justin's cub scout den. They had such a great time they didn't want to leave. They definitely want to go back.

The weekends never seem to be long enough and I can't believe Monday is already here. I'm looking forward to spring break and our annual trip to Ocean City for Easter. It will be Carlos' first time at the beach. I'm also looking forward to the boy's birthdays. I cannot believe Justin will be 7 and Marcos will be 4. Before you know it, they'll be graduating high school.

Well, everyone is asleep, so I guess I better get to bed myself. I've been staying up way too late the past week and have been exhausted during the day. I have to make sure I get enough sleep so I can function normally.

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Late Night/Early Morning Post

Well, I find myself up at 2:30 in the morning. Not sure why and this is a rare and strange event. Carlos is sleeping soundly next to me and the rest of the house is quiet as well. Luckily, Marcos is not still up with me trying to hang out. I feel really bad for him sometimes for being the middle child, but I do give him the love he desires. I remember being the middle child in a family of four siblings, so I know he sometimes feels left out. He's not the oldest and now is not the youngest anymore. I know it's hard for him to share attention with Carlos. He's used to sharing attention with Justin, so that's nothing new for him. I know it will get easier once Carlos is old enough to play with Marcos. Another year or so to go for that!

Here we are in the middle of February and we still haven't had any real significant snow yet. I don't really like the cold, but I would love one big snowstorm before spring comes. Just one, though. Nothing at all like the snowmaggedon we had before. It felt like we were digging out from that for days! I'm wondering if this summer is going to be mild or extremely hot. We spend most of our time at the pool in the summer. I'm really looking forward to it this year because Carlos will be the perfect size to fit in the baby boat float. We're also looking forward to some great camping trips and our usual yearly beach vacation. We missed all those things last summer because I was on bed rest.

I really don't have much else to write about right now because I'm really tired and know I should get to bed before Carlos decides to wake up to eat again. He's been sleeping until around 4:00, so I might be able to get an hour of sleep in before he wakes up. Luckily, he eats and goes right back to sleep. Only thing is I have to make sure I get up by 8:00 to get Justin ready for school. Marcos still has the luxury of being able to sleep in later if he wants/needs to. That is as long as Justin doesn't wake him up on purpose. He thinks it's funny to wake him up. It's so not funny for me because then I have to listen to Marcos whine about being tired.

Okay, that's all for now. Hopefully, I can make time for another post before another week slips by me!

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

BluApple Giveaway from Give Peas a Chance

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Pediped Giveaway

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Even More Giveaways

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Ready for another giveaway?

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I was the biggest loser last night!

I'm currently in a weight loss challenge to lose the baby weight I put on, too much because of being on bed rest the last three months of my pregnancy and having to take prednisone in the beginning. Last night I was the biggest loser in the challenge! Yes, I'm really excited to be the biggest loser. This was week 5 of the challenge and the first time I was the biggest loser. It gave me the incentive and push I needed to continue working hard to lose the weight.

I stepped things up a bit with my exercise and started jogging on the treadmill instead of just walking, but then I developed leg pain in my lower right leg. I went to the doctor yesterday and she thinks it could be tendinitis, but she is sending me for an x-ray just to check it out. I now have to find a different type of exercise to do. We are looking into getting an elliptical and getting rid of the treadmill. It will be less stressful on my leg I guess because the elliptical won't have the pounding motion like the treadmill.

We do belong to a gym, but since having Carlos I went a few times and then realized I did not want to put him in the child care because of cold and flu season and he's still so little. I'd hate to see him pick some kind of illness up there. His health is more important than me getting to the gym. I have aerobic tapes I can exercise with and we have some weights here I have been using. Not to mention just running around after my boys is exercise itself. I sure do plenty of that!

In other things, Justin lost his first tooth this week and was so excited. He didn't bring it home from school, though, and when I asked him why he said he left it on the stage in the cafeteria because he did not want to put it in his pocket. The tooth fairy decided to come anyway even though he didn't have a tooth to leave under his pillow. Instead of keeping the money for himself, he put it in the box he had brought home from school to donate for cancer research. He took the box with money he earned and donated it yesterday. I was very proud of him for wanting to donate his own money. At 6 years old, it's sometimes hard to let go of things like money and toys and to understand it's going for a good cause.

Carlos is doing pretty well and has figured out his hand can make it to his mouth and his thumb has found its way in sometimes. His liver issues seemed to have resolved, but now we are dealing with reflux. That's nothing new in this house as Justin and Marcos also had it. The doctor is starting him on Prevacid and we hope it works. He sometimes does not want to eat because of the pain and he definitely needs to eat to catch up growth. The last time we were at the doctor's for his two month check-up, he had gone from 0.18% on the growth chart to 0.2%. I slight improvement and we're hoping it's even better at his four month check-up.

Jason is still working at Target and plans on starting Montgomery College in the fall. He has narrowed down his major to Accounting or Business, both good choices. I have actually finally decided I want to go back to school to get my Master's in Nursing. I have always wanted to go back to school but could never figure out what I wanted to go back to school for. One day it just popped in my head that Nursing would be great. My husband always tells me I would be a great doctor because I diagnose my children before even going in to the doctor, but becoming a doctor would be take too long and be too stressful.

There's really not much new going on with Marcos or Milton. Marcos is still enjoying preschool four days a week and looking forward to Valentine's parties in less than two weeks. I think he's really just looking forward to the candy he thinks he's going to get. Milton has been back to work for about a month since taking two months off to stay home and help me after the c-section. It seems to be going well because I haven't heard him complaining too much about his job.

Well, it feels good to finally get a good post on here. I still have to figure out how to add pictures and post giveaways. I tried posting a giveaway using Rafflecoptor but am not sure I'm doing it correctly. I'm sure I'll figure it out when I get a chance. Have a great weekend!