Living life in the carpool lane..



Yesterday, M turned three and a half years old. That means that every day that passes will now lead her closer to four years old.

I don’t know how to feel about this yet. It’s just all too soon. She can’t be turning four yet!  I just got used to her being three. 

Ok. I have six months left. I need to just calm down. 

Hubby surprised M with a little chocolate cake. I scoured the kitchen for some candles and came across her candle from her third birthday. Luckily, I had a 5 candle from when Hubby turned 35 a few years ago. 

Yes. That is a candy decimal point. Yes I used #candydecimalpoint when I posted the photo on Twitter (Follow me: @mrsquinto2010) 

M was so happy when we sang “Happy Half-Birthday” to her. She’s had to go through so much with her sister being born and suddenly having to share her parents with some little baby. It’s nice to have the attention solely on her for a change. 

Happy half-birthday to my not-so-little M. Time is flying for you and I’m doing my best to catch up. I’m loving every second I’m with you. Keep on staying happy. You light up my life. 

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Holy moly, I did it!  I finished the alphabet.

I really liked this little project.  I used the alphabet to take a snapshot of my current state of life.  Looking back, I can see an overall theme of just adjusting to this new chapter of our lives.

I liked that I did this in the month of February, where it just all fits into the entire month.

Being able to finish this series at the end of the month is a huge accomplishment since it’s not easy trying to find the time to write posts… but it did it!

I hope you enjoyed this little blog series and I hope that you try to do something like this for your own lives.  It’s a great brain teaser AND a great way to capture your life in a specific point in time.

I’ve included links to each of the “ABC” blog posts.  Clicking each letter will take you to that specific post.

I can’t wait to see what my ABC’s are going to look like next year!

 A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L , M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

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We live in an area with two zoos.

One of the zoos is about half an hour or less away from us.  In the four years I’ve lived here, we’ve only gone once.

That needs to change.  As soon as K is old enough to tolerate her carseat and stroller for long periods of time, I plan on getting zoo passes for the family.  The price isn’t too steep.  In fact, the cost of a two-adult zoo membership is only a few more dollars more than ONE adult one-park pass to Disneyland…

I also know that a lot of the mommies around the area meet up and walk around in the mornings.  It’s a great way to get some exercise AND the kids have a great time walking around and seeing all the animals.  I really got to get into that habit.

I live so close, I have to take advantage of the wonderful places to see in my area…

Do you have a zoo membership?  How do you like it?  Does it get boring after awhile?!

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The energy of youth, it’s something that I definitely don’t have anymore.

M can run around non-stop for hours and hours on end.  I’m almost tempted to attached my Fitbit to her to see how many steps she can accumulate in one day.

Has anyone tried it before?

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Yesterday, I talked about how I have the Xbox hooked up again and how I’m using it to help with my weight loss.

I wish I were using it more than I currently am.

I have the game Dance Central 2.  I purchased it around the time I gave birth to M for the same weight losing reason.  I remember Hubby sitting M on his lap while I danced around in our old apartment.

Now, he’s holding K on his lap while M is dancing right next to me.

It’s super cute watching M following the dance moves with her own toddler interpretations… super cute.

Dance Central 2 has a weight loss setting.  So far, I’m using the Easy Mode.  It’s eight songs with easy dance moves.  I thought it was going to a breeze.

Wrong!

It was pretty tiring.  Eight songs and the dance moves weren’t too complicated, but I was pretty tired by the third song.  I think it has a lot to do with living sedentary for almost a year due to the bedrest.

It’s the best kind of exercise can think of at this moment.  I’m at home.  I’m with the kids.  I’m playing games.  I’m dancing.  It’s the perfect workout for me.

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I’m finding it hard to shake this weight…

Yes, I know, I know… I only had the baby eight weeks ago..

I really don’t know what it is with me, but after this pregnancy, I’ve been really wanting to get rid of this weight… I think it’s because I gained waaaaaaay more weight than I expected to due to the bedrest I was on for a majority of my pregnancy.

I’m still at about 170lbs and I’m a loose size 14 jean.  I say “loose” because the size 14 jean is pretty loose on me, but I know that the size down is still too tight for me.

My Fitbit is on me constantly, and it has motivated to move more.  However, I had to lower my daily steps goal from 10K to 5.5K.  I’m finding it nearly impossible to make 10K steps a day, especially with my life right now.  Honestly, I’m finding it difficult to even make 5.5K right now!  I push myself, but most days, I just don’t make it.   I just refuse to lower my steps goal anymore.  In fact, my goal this week is to hit my steps goal every day, Monday thru Friday.

Pending the weather and how K is doing, I try to take the girls out around the neighborhood in our double stroller.  The path I take is about a mile, and really puts a dent into my steps goal.  I wish we could go out and do that more often, but sometimes the newborn is just not in the mood, and I can’t force it.  I try to substitute it by walking aimlessly around the house, but I don’t seem to be getting as many steps in.

We’ve plugged in the Xbox 360 Kinect back in and I’ve tried to do a workout session with our Dance Central game.  It’s definitely a workout, and I really need to try to make time to incorporate that more into my week…

I know this weight is going to go down.  I just wish that it would go down faster than it really is…

I’m just so impatient.  Summer is coming soon (because this is Southern California and we have no real seasons…) and I want to look somewhat decent for the many trips to the beach I promised M we would go on..

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It’s been FOREVER since we’ve taken a vacation.

The last time we actually went to a hotel was last year in May when we went to Disneyland.  I was pregnant, but didn’t know it.

Because of our eventful pregnancy, we couldn’t go anywhere or have a babymoon.

I have to admit, I’m itching for a vacation.  I just want to stay at a hotel and have someone clean up after us every day…

I’m really missing Vegas.  Is it just terrible of me to miss how my trips to Vegas were without the kids??  I miss the late nights, walking around the strip, randomly sitting down to a slot machine, eating tons of food, drinking…

I think I’ve been watching too much of the Travel Channel and all their various shows about the best vacation spots and the best places to eat all over the country and the world.

A vacation does sound really good right now.  Maybe Disneyland, maybe Vegas, maybe Hawaii…

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