Monday, May 22, 2006

Catching up after the weekend

Wow am I tired. I can't snap out of it today. I survived the busy weekend while Joe was out of town :)

Friday night Brendan's preschool graduation was so adorable. They had the kids come in while Pomp and Circumstance played, and they sat in rows at the front. The executive director, director, and their teacher all gave mini-speeches and then the kids sang their ABC's and counted to 25 for us. Then they had each child give their parents a book they had made about themselves and a yellow carnation. From there the kids went back out of the room, and were called in one by one to get their "diplomas". At the end they threw their hats up in the air and were officially graduated! As ready as I am for him to go to school, I really thought I wouldn't be teary eyed, but for some reason I was! Not really sad that he's leaving preschool or that he's growing up, I think it was just because it was a neat little ceremony and the teachers were getting teary eyed, mixed with a nice poem and the music playing...just the atmosphere was touching and sweet, and I cry at touching things. lol (I cry when I read greeting cards too. lol)
Adam was pretty good during the ceremony itself, but right afterwards he was a handful. I wanted more than anything to run out of there and go home, but they had cake and punch and I couldn't deprive Brendan of that! So, it was a pain, and embarrassing to have Adam crying and throwing a fit, but oh well. As we were (finally) leaving, I could barely carry everything, and of course Adam wouldn't walk where I wanted him to, so I had to pick him up and carry a bunch of stuff, and Adam was squirming so much I ended up with him in a football hold before we made it out to the car. One of the other dads gave me a sympathetic look and held the door open for me at least. lol Brendan wanted Wendy's so, on the way home I went through the drive-thru for him.

Saturday our trip to the farm was canceled so that was one less thing I had to worry about. So, Brendan and I cleaned his room (which was badly needed) and I did laundry and such too. Then Saturday night I had a babysitter watch the boys while I went out with some co-workers to the comedy club. That was a nice break. I had a 2-beer warm-up before the show, and drank another whole pitcher to myself during the show. But that was nothing compared to one of my co-workers who was drinking who knows how many hard drinks and ultimately was so obnoxious that she got thrown out! LOL

Sunday I took the boys to my nephew's 6th birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese's That went pretty well. My dad and his wife and my mom and her boyfriend were all there too, so I had some help with the boys! Brendan played various video games. After going down one little slide, Adam then wanted to stay on the same Bob the Builder tractor and turn the steering wheel the entire time! I had to pry him off of it eventually, which he was not too happy about. He did have fun dancing with the big boys at the party when Chuck E. Cheese came out and sang/danced with the kids.

I have to admit I felt pretty good when we arrived at the party and my dad and his wife both commented on how good I looked. (they haven't seen me in a couple months) His wife said, "Wow, you look awesome" and Dad said "you look like you've been working out again." Um, no, but I have the best of intentions! LOL But hey, at least I looked thinner to other people! haha! It's happening slower than I'd like, but the last of the baby weight will not be a permanent part of me forever. I won't let it! I have the Slim in 6 program that I used to do every morning at 5 am before I had Adam, but Joe and I have decided to take the plunge and do the Power 90 program now (read as I've decided to and begged Joe until he finally gave in and said I guess so). I've done Slim in 6 in the past and I like it, but Joe thinks it is too feminine (whatever!), so we're gonna do Power 90 together (I could talk him into that easier). It's a 90-day bootcamp. Hopefully we can keep each other on track! If I can get up enough nerve I *might* post our before pics here on my blog, and see if there's a big difference once we reach 30 days, 60 days, and finally 90 days. Not sure if I'm that brave though, will have to think about it. lol I have a few days to think, since it hasn't arrived in the mail yet and we haven't taken the before pics yet. Hmmmm...

7 comments:

Carolyn F said...

Good for you on the power 90 thing!

monica said...

Oh do it!!!!! I will too when I'm done with baby. I'll do a before and after. I'm super curious about the power 90????

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

That just brings back memories of days when my only son graduated from is Preparatory school, grade six, high school and college. It gives me a nostalgic feeling.

Norma said...

Since this covered Friday, Saturday and Sunday, can we call it a Monday Memory?

My MM is up.

FrogLegs said...

Never heard of either of those exercise things... I got teh BIGGEST LOSER dvd, but packed it- so will start it once we move. glad you survived yoru weekend. :)

Rachelle said...

Good luck with the 90 day thing! It sounds intensive. Thanks for stopping by my blog. For the letter game, I give you "N".

Holly said...

Good for you! I did Body for Life between babies, but thus far I haven't been able to force myself into a disciplined program like that again. It worked really well for me though, so I should do it. I did go for a walk/job the other day, first time in 3.5 years, so there IS hope for me.

Anyway, good for you, it really takes committment to get back into shape.