Today was Halloween at Sasha's school, so we decided to bring her in for an extra day (she usually goes Mondays and Wednesdays). Her teacher took a couple of pictures of our little kitty for us, though with 10 toddlers running around and wondering why on earth they're dressed as anything but themselves, she didn't have time for too many. Oh well, these turned out super cute!
See the Snickers wrapper on her plate and chewed up cup? That's what happens when your kid gets absolutely no junk food at home and goes crazy once in a blue moon. And the attitude, well, that's just priceless!
Remember my posts about working out and exercise DVDs and losing weight? Remember how long ago that was? Right, I haven't done much more than complain about my weight (and post-baby body), so I finally signed up for gym and went this morning. I'm feeling a bit sore, but not too bad. Here's hoping that I can stick to this plan.
Starting weight 145lbs (or thereabouts). No goal weight really, but I'd like to lose 10-15lbs, but most importantly I'd love to lose this annoying belly left over from pregnancy and the lovely muffin top.
Today, we celebrate out third wedding anniversary. It's been such a fun ride so far, with many ups and downs (but isn't everything in life worth having sometimes hard?) I love the man I married on that warm October evening more with each passing year. I had never imagined we'd be where we are today, but life surprised us in such wonderful ways, making us friends, spouses, and parents in such a short time. And through good times, and the bad, I want to be standing right next to this wonderful man, holding his hand.
Here are the pictures from our wedding day, our one year anniversary, two year anniversary, and today on our three year anniversary.
We celebrated by going out to the movies (saw Easy A, it was excellent!), then going shopping at Fairway (a very cool grocery store in Red Hook), and then watching our wedding video after Sasha has gone to bed (I totally imagine her watching it years from now and being ridiculously embarrassed by her dorky parents who *thought* they could dance)
My little sister is getting married (I wonder how many more times I can call her that before she throws something at me), so my mom and I decided to throw her and her new fiance a surprise engagement party. After mulling over ideas and locations, after a long guest list, and after moving the date because half of our family was sick, we finally had the party. It was definitely a success and everybody had fun!
The looks on Anya and Andrey's faces pretty much say it all
We went to a nearby pumpkin patch yesterday and had such a fun day! Sasha went on her first pony ride, which she loved, we got a lot of pumpkins (hopefully carving them tonight), and went on a hayride (that was a first for all three of us, actually).
So when Sasha started school, i knew perfectly well that sooner or later (and most likely sooner rather than later) she'd pick up some icky virus and get sick. And we've kept her away from whatever nasty thing I had this past weekend, but she still managed to come home from school with something on Wednesday. She had a bit of gunk in her eyes and apparently is horribly congested (which is causing the gunk). Poor kid! She ended up passing out in the stroller on our run to the pharmacy this afternoon and slept for about an hour. She does seem to enjoy wiping her runny nose with a kleenex, so at least she's helping, eh?
I've been a miserable sick complaining mama all weekend long, but last night Sasha returned home from her mini-vacation and I couldn't be happier! Sunday, Z went to "visit" and spend some time with her, but yeah, she missed us too. We played for a while last night and then she didn't want to let go of my neck at bedtime and then she did her regular "I'm going to hide my bedtime book under my butt and then have papa ask me a few times where it is and tell him I don't have it before pulling it out and having him read it" thing. All is well with the world.
I'm sick and Sasha went to spend the weekend with Z's parents. I miss her terribly. All I do is sleep and take medication. And miss the kiddo. While I know it's good for everybody to have her out of the house, I'm not liking this very much. I guess I better get my act together and miraculously get better by tomorrow. Or she might be spending all of Monday with her grandparents (they have a day off for Columbus day).
Also, did you know that Nutella has magical healing powers? Yeah, apparently, my husband has never heard that either, hmm.
On Sunday we went to see Sasha's pedi for her 2-year well baby visit (which of course was a month late with all the craziness of September). Sasha got her yearly flu shot, which she was just slightly upset about, and Hep A shot, long with some bloodwork. Yes, I chickened out this year again and had my husband come with us, so that he can hold her while they drew her blood. I had to leave the room, but to be honest, it wasn't that bad, Z said that Sasha didn't seem to be in pain, but was crying because she was being held down.
The dr. is very happy about how the kiddo is doing and developing. She's around 25lbs and 34" now (although the nurse has been measuring in feet and inches for a while now, since, you know, she's not a baby anymore.... so I guess 2'8")
I dropped off little Miss at school this morning and left under drizzling rain. It's been pretty much raining since then. It's so icky outside and I'm not feeling so great myself, so a good long nap really helped. Except that my usual 12pm came and went and I did not go back to pick her up. She stayed for the whole day today and as I'm writing this (hopefully) napping with the rest of the kids. I'm going to be honest, I'm nervous about her sleeping there, just because it's still a bit of an issue at home (although surprisingly not at either of her grandparents' houses!)
So now that I'm rested and finished reading Dan Brown's Lost Symbol (which by the way is fantastic and took me roughly four days to read!), I'm off to clean and wash and sweep and tidy up. And maybe start another book.
Edited to add: I spoke with the school director and, sure enough, our little Sasha did not nap today, sigh. She did, however, lay there very quietly with everybody, but didn't sleep. Yet somehow she had just as much energy as she does on days she takes an extra-long two-hour naps!