Yes, it is true- there is a time and a season for everything in life, and unfortunately for me, that means my days of swimming on Mesa Aquatics Masters are coming to a close. I have been swimming masters since we moved home from Utah, about a year and half ago and I absolutely love it. I swim 3 days a week, right smack in the middle of the day- so not only do I get a little bit of 'me time' but I get to work out and get a tan all at the same time. It has been increasing more difficult with the three kids to work it into our schedule and find babysitters. Both my mom and Ryan's mom have been watching them once a week, but to make it worth the monthly dues, I really need to go at least 3 days a week. So really, babysitting is the only issue. So I looked into going back to the gym, and for the same amount of money I pay to swim every month, I can get a gym membership with unlimited daycare. So it just makes more sense to go back to the gym.
I really liked working out at the gym when I went before, but I'm kinda nervous to go back. Swimming was not only a workout, but a time for me to socialize and have friends. I think I will miss that just as much as being in the water. So if you work out at Mountainside Fitness- let me know- I need a friend! I'm hoping that when Kate and Clark are in school full time, maybe I can go back to swimming.
Why is it so hard to close chapters of our lives and move on to new ones?
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
|I bought her a swim suit at Target when she was first born,|
but now it is way too small. Luckily her cousin Daphne had
one to spare- so now she has this one.
|Swimming with Daddy.|
|She is really starting to love the water. It took her a little while|
to warm up to it, but she's getting the hang of it!
Monday the 4th our ward had a big pancake breakfast and 'raingutter regatta'. Basically it's like the pinewood derby with homemade sail boats. Ryan procrastinated making Kate and Clarks boats until Monday, so he drove down to the job site at 5 am to get some foam to make the boats. They were actually some of the best boats there!
|Clarks boat (on the left) takes the lead!|
|Kate's boat is the winner!|
|Kate and Clarks boat raced. I can't remember which won.|
In the afternoon we went to Ryan's parent's house to go swimming and Ryan and I sneaked away and saw Transformers. That night we did fireworks with our neighbors across the street. God Bless America!
When Charly turned 3 months old I started loosing my hair- BAD. It's still coming out in gobs. So when it came time to get my hair done, I needed to do something different. It was either chop it all off or cut bangs. One night while watching the Bachelorette, I was looking at Ashley's bangs and decided I should give it a try. So after not having bangs since the 7th grade, my friend Jessica, who I went to beauty school with, did the honors. I am liking my new "do", especially the part about not blowdrying it and just curling it!
|Here's Ryan's gifts and his Father's Day card. (Thank you Family Fun Magazine)|
|Heres the inside of the card|
|Traditional Haynes breakfast- blintzes. They are like crepes, but you put a cheese filling|
in the middle and strawberries on top.
|New tie and 2 new hats|
|The hat was a big hit. Ryan is SUPER picky about hats.|
That's what I hear any time someone sees Charly. It doesn't bother me one bit. I love having a chubby baby, although I don't love having to buy her new clothes all the time. She is 4 months old wearing 9 month clothing. When Kate was wearing 9 month clothing she was army crawling everywhere and her clothes got destroyed, so the only hand-me-downs I have are a few dresses. When Charly went to her 4 month check up, Dr. Hayden asked me," Is she rolling over yet?" I said no, and he replied, "Well, she is kinda chubby!" It takes a lot of energy to roll over when you are only 4 months old and weigh 17lbs! I do love my little Charly and she loves her Daddy. Most nights if she gets fussy, Ryan can take her away from me and she calms right down. I tell him he should just take over during the day time too! She is a happy baby, loves Kate and Clark and is working on sleeping through the night. At 17 lbs, it's not like she needs food in the middle of the night! So I started giving her water when she wakes up, and now she is going from 7-8pm till 5am without eating (she will still wake up, but I can get her right back to sleep). Here's some pics of our chunky baby- and if you want to squeeze her thighs, I'm gonna start charging money. I could make some serious cash.