Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Insta-Danaly :)

So I've been lagging on my blog lately - mostly due to schedules and sick kiddos - but I want to get some pics up. My friend Danaly told me today that she missed my posts. That made me smile. Don't we all love to be missed, just a little bit? So here you go. Danaly, this long string of random pics is for you :)

Faith actually ATE veggies a few weeks ago! Now to be clear, she wouldn't eat the whole bean, just the tiny, little beans inside the pod, but I counted it a win :)

A few weeks ago I watched a documentary called "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead". It's about a guy who decided to go on a juice fast to change his life. Well I must say that it changed mine as well! I was so convicted by the stats they would show about how much processed foods we eat, how little vegetables and fruit, how many starches. I know for a fact that the way I eat is not the best fuel for this ONE body I have been given to live out this life. I am 41 with borderline high cholesterol, and that with only eating fast food a couple times a month! I have to make some changes now so my kids will have an active and healthy mom for a LONG time, into grandkid time even.

So I juiced for 14 days and also ate just fruits and raw vegetables. It was rough the first few days - sick one day, sore the next, depressed the next. My body just wasn't used to absorbing all of the vitamins and nutrients that juicing forces into it. But by the 5th day I felt great.

I am hoping to use this experience as a springboard to change some lifestyle habits - to end some and to start some. I'll let you know how it goes!

All of these fruits and veggies were packed into two 16oz drinks :)

I love all of the colors!

As you know, Noah wants to be a police officer when he grows up. Here he is in his office working on some paperwork. He had a big day chasing bad guys on his motorcycle (see below).

This is my dad. I love him. He is an amazing example of a Godly, loving, and gentle man. I am blessed to be his little girl forever :) Here he is with MY little girl.

Darth Vader: 1, Lightning Mcqueen guy: 0

At my last MOPS meeting, the tables were given the task of forming something out of playdoh that described motherhood. Yeah, we rocked it.

Speaking of potty chairs... We have had a very tough time potty training Miss Faith. We have given it two very good tries that each lasted a week and consisted of all the videos, rewards, underpants, bribes we could think of. However, she never showed any interest in taking the initiative and going on the potty when she needed to go!

Yesterday she was looking at my painted fingernails and told me she would like hers painted. I explained that if she could show me that she knew how to use the potty like a big girl, I would paint her nails. She marched right into the bathroom, asked if she could be put on the potty, and went! I told her it wouldn't be that easy (after clapping and all the hoopla of course) and said that she needed to show me over a few days that she could do it.

Later that evening I caught her scrubbing at the flowers I had painted onto Noah's old potty chair (why buy new when you can recycle?!) "I don't like this potty chair" she said, as she scraped off the flowers... "Faith, would you like to pick out your OWN potty chair?"


So today we went to Babies R' Us, and this is what she picked out - in all of its pink princess glory.

And you know what? She went on it all day, on her own, without me even having to say anything. ALL DAY. One accident. It's a miracle. Let's hope it sticks.

(when you pull the wand it makes a lovely, princess-y, magical sound. She pulls it when she is finished hahaha)

Getting ready to go fishing with grandpa!

Noah walked up to me and literally said "mom, do I look like a movie star?"
I have no idea where he got this idea. And yes, son, you do.

Of course there is an Afro app so you can tell your friend you can't make it to her 70's theme birthday bash

A "just because" gift for the kids - they love to pretend cook!



Danaly said...

Is it weird I nearly fainted when I saw my name on the title? :)

My favorite is Faithy's on the that gray hoddie jacket. She looks like she belongs in a magazine cover.

I need to tell Lucy that Noah wants to be a police officer. So far what she wants to be when she grows up is Mom. Sometimes she'll say "can doctors also be Moms?" Love it!

Proud of you for all those veggies, sounds tempting but I don't think I could hang. I'm inspired to eat a lil' better though.

Yay for Faithy's potty!! and THANK YOU for my very own instagram Friday. It made my week!

KittyG said...

Oh, so glad to see you post! I was hoping you weren't sick, but I guess the kiddies were. Glad everyone's feeling better. I am SO impressed w/ your juicing experiment--how on earth did you do that for 14 days!? I should do the same. Tempted to buy a juicer, but it looks like it's very labor-intensive. Hmmm.
Lovely pictures as always!
Glad life is good!

Leslie said...

I was missing your posts too. HOoray! I'm with you on the juicing thing.. haven't done 14 days straight though. I either juice or make fruit veggie smoothies every day- its the best way to pack the veggies (and other supplements) into the kids without them protesting. Ha! We should get together and talk nutrition sometime. And the pics are so cute, please keep the updates going. ... :) leslie