Sunday, March 7, 2010

Have you missed me?

I realize that I used to blog more than I do now. Somewhere between lots of sick kids, painting and prepping our house to go on the market, getting it on the market, and keeping it show-ready with three little ones, time just escapes me. Since this blog serves the purpose of scrapbooking for me, here are a few pics of the last month or so of my little treasures.

Cali has become a very happy baby. I love her smiles and watching her jump around in this jumpy thing makes me laugh. She is rolling all over the place now (finally) but she still isn't quite sitting up on her own. She'll get there.

Oh, Ez. He just can't resist Bella's pink things. I know someday he'll realize that pink cowboy boots and painted toenails just don't have a place in his world, but until then, I'll keep laughing and snapping away.

My girls looked CUTE on Valentine's Day in their matching dresses and heart tights.

The past few months have brought much snow and has been just generally cold. Is it almost spring? Please, please tell me that it is almost spring. Well, at least the kids have fun out in it.

And we've finally gotten to the point where this little stinker will take a bottle from Blaine. Not so much from anyone else, and DEFINITELY not from me but because she will take it from Blaine, I have discovered a newer freedom than what I have enjoyed the past half year or so and have enjoyed a few girls nights out.

Like this one: A bunch of us went to see the musical Legally Blonde. Most of us dressed in Elle's signature color: Pink. It was a fun night and really a funny musical.

We've been sick alot this past month. Stomach virus, pink eye, and colds. It's just been yucky. Good thing daddy can bring home the prescriptions easier now. Bella is his cute, little apprentice.

And recently I have discovered the fun of these kufi hats with interchangeable flower clips. The girls look adorable in them and I love matching them. Have I ever mentioned how expensive girls are? They are just really fun to accessorize. I've noticed that Ezra gets new clothes when I realize that his pants are now high-waters and that he doesn't have anything to wear. The girls get new clothes just about every time I step into a store. The cute things just call to me.

Something else I've been pretty dedicated to lately has been running. I go to the gym nearly every morning and run on the treadmill. I'd like to say that I am becoming a runner but I did my first run outside the other day and I didn't feel too triumphant. I will say that it was cold and I was pushing a jogging stroller. So I'm hoping that once it warms a bit and I am free to use my arms, too, that it will continue to get easier. I plan on running the Bolder Boulder in May. I love having a goal. I also hope to be back to my pre-pregnancy weight by summer (remember how I was skinny for about 2 weeks before I found out that I was miraculously pregnant?) Well, I've been working hard but I've found that post-pregnancy weight loss has been much harder for me. Nonetheless, it is coming off and I am currently about 15 pounds away from my goal. (For a gal that gained 65 pounds with pregnancy, I'll give myself a woot woot for that!.)


The Mohrs said...

Way to go girl!! If your gym has a spin class, try it!! It is the HARDEST, yet best thing I have done workout wise. I have never sweat so much, wanted puke and cry but felt so awesome all at the same time!! Give it a whirl!!!

I love watching your family grow. Finn wanted me to paint his nails yesterday and he's always wearing my shoes!! But it's still funny how so "boy" they still are. The trucks and dinosaurs and wrestling and everything else "boy".

Heather said...

Tirsa, I love you! Your kids are so cute. Cali is so cute and chubby! I love it. I too am still working on my last 15 pounds of pregnancy weight. I just finished nursing which will hopefully help because for me I hold on to that last bit of weight until I am done nursing.

Anyway, I hope things continue to go well and you are able to sell your house! Oh and go to the website, check out the 'big Kahuna' They have the cutest little Bottle Cap bow things that are all interchangable and with your two little girls you could use them.


Lisa said...

You are awesome! I remember feeling so discouraged when I tried to run outside after being on the treadmill. And the jogger makes a HUGE difference. I think when I went out by myself (w/o the jogger/dog) I went twice as far that first time and felt great. Good for you! Oh, and I hear you about the girls clothes thing! It's so hard not to buy them stuff!

Jen said...

Love all the pictures of the Allen's latest and greatest. I especially loved seeing all the changes with Cali....she is growing up! Wishing you lived closer, so we could enjoy some girl nights together. Until then, keep posting.

Laine said...

Hey Maybe I'll see ya at the BB! Are you going to the FSA conference in May? Nice to catch up, I think you look fab, and your babies are beautiful! Life is good, eh?