Day off at home

The past few weeks, I have been picking up a lot of extra shifts. Which is great on the bank account, but not so much at home.

But luckily today, not only did a get a ton done at home, but I also had a few visitors

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This guy was my buddy for most of the day (his sister slept most of the day)

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I even had time to set up a new piece of furniture in the living room

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Even before I picked them up, I headed to the gym. I have been trying to get in some GREAT workouts. Not necessarily LONG workouts, but SWEATY ones haha

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Baby stuff was everywhere!

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And I had a blast taking  care of them, not overwhelmed or stressed at all. Can’t wait till next week

Question for you:

Do you get stressed with lots on your plate?

14lbs of baby

After a long day for my brother and sister in law, the babies finally made their appearance at 11:43 and 11:47 (thats right. 4 minutes! between each!) My sister in law is my hero!

Introducing Fiona and Seamus 🙂

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My brother and Fiona

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Crazy 14lbs of baby

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Mr Seamus

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My brother, dad, and the babies

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Also my nephew and I were buds on Friday, and he got this superman outfit from the babies. He was pumped

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I have to say I love these babies so much already! They are adorable and they are doing so well, so is  my brother and sister in law.

Unfortuantly, I have to work this week, but I know they will have plenty of visitors and hopefully they will let me help when they go home 🙂

Question for you:
Who is the most recent baby that you have held?

-I last held Fiona 🙂

 

Diggin’ in the dirt

The past few days have been busy with the preparations for this weekend.

On Friday, Andrew and I will have a very special one year old staying with us for 6 days!

I am beyond exciting, and already have some of his things

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This is only part of it haha. I forgot how much room babies take up

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My dad and I also tore apart the backyard because this weekend we are putting up a fence

(and by WE I mean my brothers, dad, cousin, and a few of my parents neighbors)

We had to take down the fence, saw the other poles down, and pull up the rock

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90 degree weather + a billion degree humidity….I got MIGHTY sweaty

The garage is also filled with stuff (I carried those 80lb bags. I make my OWN crossfit workouts haha)

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But of course, I did find these beauties

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Question for you:
Would you rather take care of a day old baby? or a teenager?

Mom and me day: Magic house

Today, Andrew had a mom and me day. Between work, and just the hussle and bussle of life, we haven’t been able to just have a day for us.

After the gym, I grabbed an ice coffee

Andrew got a donut (not healthy. but its a mom and me day! haha)

Then it was off to the Magic House. If you ever come to St Louis, you MUST take the kiddos there. Basically, it is a place for kids to have fun with most activites being about science or just daily activites.

First up the vaccum. You place a ball in one place and it goes through the tubes, and out another based on the suction pressure.

Or you can drive a horse and buggy

Stand inside a huge bubble

Or climb and then slide

There are also multiple “stores”. This one was a pizza parlor

Of course, my favorite was when he tooked care of the babies

This is only a tenth of what they actually have to offer there. It is an amazing place~

After two hours, it was time for lunch! Pizza picnic

Then its time for legos and blanket tents 🙂

Question for you:

What is your favorite city to visit?

-I love going to ANY beach, but my favorite city is Chicago

Abs and Legs

Yesterday, at the gym I did a lot of arm exercises. It even hurt to put my hair up in my pony tail haha

So today, I decided legs and abs were in order.  All of these pictures/exercise examples are from sparkpeople.com (a site which I have used to track calories and fitness minutes)

LOWER BODY

-I used the machines today (I need to start loving squats and burpes, but I dont haha)

Seated  Hip Abduction

Seated Hip Adduction

Squats on leg Press

Seated Leg Curls

ABS

Exercise

 

Reps

 

 

Side twists

 

50

 

 

Plank

 

30-60 seconds

 

 

Toe Touches/reverse crunch

 

20

 

 

Bicycle

 

20 each side

 

 

I can already feel my abs and I felt better working on a certain area.

Question for you:

What is your favorite ab/lower body exercise?

How is your weekend?

obsessed

I know the rest of the world has been on pinterest since the beginning of time…..well I just finally got on board. (thanks Anna for getting me obsessed.)

So I typed in my email to get an invitation, but I still haven’t got one.(just an email saying I will someday….) Anyone know what the deal is?

Anyway. Here are a few things I found that I love!

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Twins. One baby wasn’t doing so well, so they put them together and the sicker baby started doing much better!

I would love to make a fire pit for my back yard!

I think Andrew would want this,since he is obsessed in love with legos

Fall outfit! and of course the starbucks 😉

and the quotes are amazing on there too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doesn’t Italy look like an amazing place?!?!

Maybe one day, Ill get to go w/ that “special someone”

I love being crafty, so I found a million things to do- but this would be perfect for the holidays!

Question for yoU:

Do you love pinterest?

What is your favorite thing or things on there?

Wardrobe Changes

The past few days, I had MANY wardrobe changes.

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 Friday I worked a 12 hour shift in the NICU. It was a pretty steady day and I was busy most of the day. Of course I wore good o’ scrubs

from first day in the NICU

I then went to see the Little Mermaid at The MUNY with my son, grandma and mom.

(I had to change in my car in the parking lot. My mom brought me clothes…it was a last min decision haha)

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The muny is an outdoor theater here in St Louis. I HIGHLY recommend it!

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Saturday was started with a kickball tournament of the Squirrels! Where I wore the official uniform!

We ended up losing (darn. Im obviously upset) Then it was time to shower and off to my friend’s baby shower

Change two!

dress #1

 My new pink dress from old navy (only 13 bucks!)

The shower was fun. We were there for three hours eating fruit and dip,

 spinach artichoke dip, veggies, crackers, and of course mini cakes!

My friend and her husband decided not to find out what they are having…I think it will be a girl. We will see!

THIRD change for the BBQUE.

yep another dress. and with my  cool shades from target.

It was SOOO hot. But Andrew had a blast playing baseball with my guy friends.

The bbque including chicken, ketchup (of course) pasta salad,

cookies, and buffalo chicken dip (which I dominated haha)

Sorry not many photos today. Wardrobe changes take a lot of my time haha

Question for you:

If you had a kiddo, did you find out if it was a boy/girl?

-I found out with Andrew. I didn’t want anymore surprises haha

If you dont have kids, do you think you will find out or let it be a surprise?

What is your favorite disney movie?