Friday, July 25, 2014

Meal Plan Restart

As most of you know, I iwas doing Meal Plan Monday for the longest time. Everyone seemed to enjoy them, and I loved hearing everyone's feedback and how they meal plan. Here we are and it's been a lost thing. I really want to start it back up, but I've been in a rut. I can't find meals that suit my goals or I plan biweekly or monthly. There are obviously more than one or two Monday's in a month. So what should I do? Bring it back? Include recipes on Monday's that I've already shared the meals? Maybe share organizing tips or grocery hauls? What do you want to see?

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Week 6

I lost count of the days throuh our journey with Mr. Man gone. Everything just seemed to be happening so fast. But I believe this is a good thing. It forces me to live dat by day and look to the present and future and instead of what happened the day before or even weeks before.

A is in swim classes on Mondays, Wednesday's, and Friday's. She is loving it. She has been going for 5 weeks now and by week 3 she was starting in the larger pool where she can't reach. She loves to swim. She talks about going under and cutting flips. She tells me about plying with toys and all sorts of things. I don't lays get to watch her because they don't like the parents to be In there with them because it breaks their focus, but when she hasn't wanted to leave me they have allowed me in. I must say I am very impressed with theit instruction and the kids' abilities by a young age.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we are doing ballet in the morning. For the most part she enjoys it, but she has her days where she isn't interested. She did ask to do ballet so it is somethin she showed desire for. She interested the new kid and most of the kids have been doing for the year prior, so she has a hard time relating to them when it comes to the instruction. She will only be doing interested so strutting this she umber since she is in the Italian preschool.

Little E is just a follower these days. She is still too young to do any activities, but she does attempt. Many times I have to drag her away from the pool or the ballet room. She does get upset with me. But overall, I try to take her places as well - even if it is just to the park.

We have at least 1 month left until Mr. Man gets back. Part of me wants it to go fast but another part of me doesn't because that means school will start immediately following. Sigh.

My girls are growing up too fast.

A's Favorite Movies: 3 Years Old

If you've been around for a while, then you know that every few months I document some of my girls' favorite things. I have done toys and books so far. Now I am going to do movies. Only A watches fullmovies, so E's will be her favorite shows or characters. Neither get a lot of TV time, but when I am alone and having to cook dinner or lay one down for a nap then that is when they get that time.

A is 3 years old. She is very well rounded with her likes. She liikes superheroes and princesses, plays soccer, and does ballet. Her newest interest is the Disney Princesses. Thanks to Frozen, which brings us to one of her favorites.

Frozen! If you ask her who her favorite Princess is, she almost always says Princess Anna. She also loves the music, and her ballet instructor has incorporated it into their lessons.

Another favorite is Cinderella. She loves the mice and birds!

Snow White and the Seven Dwards have caught her attention. She has a Snow White cottage by Fisher-Price Little People that she has been loving. Actually both girls do. When she saw the DVD that resembled her people.... well, you know the rest.

Another favorite that has been on rerpeat a few times is The Little Mermaid. I don't think it's because she is a princess though. A loves actual mermaids! She has for a while now.

Her last favorite lately is A Christmas Story. Christmas in July?! Iguess so. Right after Christmas last year, we lost the movie. We were all bummed as we showed it to her because it was our tradition every year - our favorite Christmas movie. A couple weeks ago A found it, and we have watched it over and over again!