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We had a pretty relaxing weekend and didn't do too much!
Friday, I wanted to do something fun with Macey. I feel like we have been busy lately running around and I wanted to make it all about her! I painted her toenails, which she loves! She knows where I keep the nail polish and she often gets the polish out bringing to me to paint her toes! It is so cute because for the rest of the day she walks around looking at her toes saying "pretty, pretty!?!" I also took Macey to a little bakery in the town I work in called, Cakes and All Things Yummy! It was such a fun little bakery and decorated so cute!
Here is Macey out front and I can't tell how many pictures I took trying to get her to look at the camera and they were all a fail! The traffic and people walking by were way more entertaining to look at for a toddler than boring Mom! I'm sure the people inside the bakery thought I was crazy jumping all around trying to get her attention, especially since she was too short and they couldn't see her through the class, so I'm it pretty looked like I was talking to the door!
We did go out for Mexican that night and she thought she was such a big girl because we let her sit in a booster seat!
Monday, August 20, 2012
Last weekend while Christian's mom was in town we went to the Bicentennial Garden's in Greensboro. We didn't stay long because it started to rain but we did get a few pictures of Macey.
It was right in the middle of nap time, so she really didn't want to smile!
Enjoy the picture overload :)
Sunday, August 19, 2012
...by any means, but I'm trying!!!
Let me start from the beginning of what I mean. At the end of June my Mom had a mild heart attack and from that day I decided I have to take better care of myself. It was a real eye opener for me and I know I do not want to put Macey or future kids through that when I'm older. Mom had her heart attack on Wednesday and we were scheduled to leave for vacation that Saturday. The doctors told us Mom could still go on vacation if the next day or two went well. Mom had a good night and was released from the hospital the next day...God is good!
We went on vacation and enjoyed ourselves! We ate what we wanted, relaxed, had more junk food...you get the picture. BUT...the next day after we got home (beginning of July) the healthy eating and exercising started in the Adams household. We went to the grocery store and bought low fat/fat free everything, turkey meat (instead of beef), whole wheat pasta, veggies, and fruits. I haven't had a soft drink/ soda since our vacation in June. That is a big deal for me! I used to have to have a Mountain Dew almost every morning. Now days I only have water and I think I've had unsweetened tea twice. We allow ourselves treats once or twice a week, which might sound like a lot some people, but y'all we would have cookies or something almost every night. We try to beware of our portion sizes, no pasta, no junk food...you get the picture. We have tried hard to make healthy eating choices lately.
That same week I started walking on the treadmill and a little outside (when it wasn't 150 degrees), but decided I needed to challenge myself a little more. One night while laying in bed I downloaded the Couch to 5K and kinda chuckled to myself that I would probably never do it. We were planning on going out of town in the middle of the week and decided to wait and start it when we got back. So the Sunday night I dragged myself out to the garage (where the treadmill lives) and jumped on it and started week 1, day 1. I was soaking wet and thought I might die by the end BUT I DID IT! I was so proud of myself. I came running inside to tell Christian that I completed day 1. The next morning I woke up feeling good and eager to start day 2 that evening. We went to the beach again and I even ran two out of the four days we were there (another big deal for me)! I completed day 1 of week 6 this afternoon and the kicker is I've actually enjoyed running these past 5 weeks. Y'all...I've never been the running type. I mean I hate or should I say loathe it, but I can actually say doing this app on my phone has been fun. I actually look forward to it in the evenings and I like to see how far I can push myself. I've also lost 10 pounds in the process! I would still like to lose another 10 - 15 pounds, but I'm taking it one step at a time. I don't consider myself a runner, I like to think of myself as someone trying to learn how to run. I'm still trying to figure out how to breath right while running, I'm not fast, I don't look very graceful, I give myself pep talks while running, I have arguments in my head to keep going, to just get though this song-but I'm trying! I've set a personal goal for myself to run a 5K by the end of the year. There is a local race October 6, but I haven't got the nerve to sign up for it yet. I'm nervous, scared, intimidated by the "real" runners...On week 4, Christian started running with me. He has been such a huge motivation. He talks me through it and encourages me when I feel like I can't go anymore and all I want to do is lay down right in the middle of the street and take a break. We take turns pushing Macey in the stroller. I push her downhill and on flat ground and he does the uphill (he's a keeper). We make a good team! I haven't talked a lot about it on Facebook, Twitter, on here, or really in general. I don't want people to think just because I'm doing some silly app on my phone that I've earned the right to talk about running...but I'm proud of myself and everyone has to start somewhere!
Saturday, August 18, 2012
My mom and I took Macey to the Children's Museum and she loved it!!!
Playing in the fire truck!!
Playing on the plane!!! This was one of her favorites because it had a slide to go down!
Having a tea party on the train!!
The train was also on of her favorites!! Girlfriend LOVES choo choo trains lately.
Checking out he bunnies!!!
We even got to go in with the chickens!!!
Macey loved this little play kitchen/ restaurant! I have no clue how she knew put the cups on the tray. I guess we go out to eat too much!
Such a big girl!
They also have a play grocery store, but I didn't take any pictures. She loved being able to push around the carts and fill them up! We will be going back here this winter when it is cold, since most of it is inside!
Friday, August 17, 2012
I realize Father's Day was 2 months ago, but I still want to share these pictures! Macey has two great guys in her life that love so much her Daddy and my Dad, her Papa!
My sweet girl!!!
With Daddy and her gift she made him and yes this is a Pinterest idea!
Macey and Daddy!!!
Me and my girl! I try to take pictures of us on Sunday's before church b/c we usually look nice and she is in a good mood...lol!
Papa and Macey!!!
Me with my Dad and Macey!
Macey is such a lucky little girl to have such a wonderful Daddy who loves her so much! I only hope she grows up to love and admire him as much as I love my Dad!
Macey and I are also blessed with a wonderful Dad and Papa! My Dad has been the best Daddy I could ever ask for. I've learned so much from him and love him more than anything! And yes, I'm still a Daddy's girl...you are never too old!
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Back in June we went on our week vacation with my family! We went to Myrtle Beach for the week and camped (in campers) with A/C, Internet, cable, and beds. The only kind of camping I will do. My family has been camping at the beach since I was in middle school and then we stopped for about 5 years and started back this year.
This is the best family picture we could get! It is hard to get Macey to smile these days, she SO busy!
My parents, nephews, and Macey!
Daddy and Macey riding the carousel! She loved it!
Christian and I got a 10 minute date while we rode the ferris wheel! It has been forever since I was on one. I forgot how afraid I was of heights!
I am so mad at myself because I didn't really take that many pictures. I didn't even take my camera out to the beach one time, but we had fun and that is all the matters!
Monday, August 13, 2012
Christian's mom was in town this weekend, so Saturday we went to the Natural Science Center. I remember going there on field trips in Elementary school. Macey enjoyed the animals, but she was a little young for everything else.
She refuses to smile for the camera these days.
I'm using the blogger app on my iPad and I can't rearrange my pictures, so here is Macey at Red
Robin for dinner.
She loved watching the animals.
Getting so big!