Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Holding Steady

Still sitting here with my 3 pound loss. Got a little off track with the exercise, but continued trying to keep up with eating decent. Glad i didn't put the weight back on. I've had a good last few days now, so I'm hoping to keep it up and hopefully lose a couple by Tuesday. Wish me luck!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

It's all about the numbers.

So I'm starting to believe that Isaiah truly is smarter than the average bear. This isn't something that I talk about with many people, and I know not very many people read this blog so it's kinda my getaway and place to let things out. I just don't want people to think I'm crazy, or one of those "my kid is better than yours" moms, cause that's not how it is. He really amazes me sometimes, and I've had a few people tell me that he really is above kids his age, so I don't know. He's known letter recognition since he was 20 months old, could memorize books by 2. Lately tho, it's allllll about numbers. He counts everything! I think if he would stop being crazy for a moment, that he'd be counting to 100. He's totally into telling me what time it is every 5 seconds. His new thing is counting backwards. The other night he counted backwards from 10 for me...something he learned at the Demolition Derby. The next morning he started at 30 and counted backwards. Yesterday, dad told me that the did addition on their walk. Only did plus 1's, but still...he just turned 4! They did 1+1= all the way to 6+1= and then Dad started to try and do subtraction. Today Isaiah and I did the adding all the way up to 20+1=. He's such a smart cookie! I've started reading a bit about the behaviors of gifted children and he fits practically every catagory. The one thing that really caught my eye was sensory sensitivities. He's always had a serious issue with bright light and his eyes. It's not the normal "oh it's bright" - it was to the point he would hide behind me and his eyes would actually water and he just couldn't take it. It's eased up a bit as the years have gone by, but I just read that that is something that gifted kids deal with. Also, food texture issues...I won't even go there with him and food. LOL. I'm not going to worry too much about it, just going to continue to teach him the best I can and hope that when he starts pre-school in the fall that he's not too bored. :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Brave boy

One of our friends has two snakes...Isaiah finally got to hold one of them:

We're on a boat!

It's been nearly 4 years that we've been here, and I know that we got our boat not long after arriving in Maryland. This past weekend was the first time that I've been out on it, and more importantly Isaiah's first time on a boat and catching a fish. He absolutely LOVED going fast in the boat and catching a fish. We had so much fun that day. After boating, we went home, got him changed and he went with Chris to the Demolition Derby at Potomac Speedway. When they got home, he told me ALL about it, and then got changed and put to bed. Then me and Chris went out with Jacob for a little night fishing since we had a lot of bloodworms leftover. We had so much fun and I finally learned how to take my own fish off the hook! Woohoo - go me! LOL

First Beach Day of the Season

Turning 4!

Yes - I'm late - again. LOL - Isaiah turned 4 on May 3rd. We had a great little party with some of his friends. Cake and ice cream, a pinata, bubbles, moon bounce and fish! I figured that he didn't need anymore toys, so I bought a fish tank and had everyone bring him a fish for it. That worked out well, except for 2 things. He didn't care about the fish like I thought he would, and they died. So I've been working on getting this tank right for like 6 weeks and it's FINALLY good and keeping fish alive - woohoo! Anywho - back to the party - it was a lot of fun. I still some days cannot believe he's 4!

After all the kids left Isaiah spent some fun times playing basketball and learning to hit a thrown baseball vs. tee-ball with his uncle. :)

Time flies when you don't pay attention

:::sigh::: Almost 2 months later I'm updating...sometimes I wonder why I don't keep up with the things I start. It's something that right now I'm vowing to work on. The first thing I've begun working on over the last 3 weeks is how much and what I eat. It's been doing good so far. I've lost about 3 pounds over the last 3 weeks, which is pretty reasonable. I've contemplated getting my hips done sometime during this summer...but the more I think about it the more I feel that it's in my best interest to wait it out until I lose the weight. I KNOW I can do it. It's going to be a long, hard, sometimes painful road...but I know I can. I know that I'm extra sore now because I haven't been as active...something I'm changing. Today was Day 1 of working out. It felt great and I did it first thing after feeding the kiddo this morning. I've developed the way of thinking: Exercise first, everything else after. My normal day consists of feeding the little guy, then eating my breakfast while checking stuff on the computer, then cleaning up the kitchen and blah blah. I always tell myself that I'll clean up, then exercise. By the time I get done straightening up however, I hurt too much and feel like poo, so I end up not exercising. So my theory is that...well...the dishes are not going to double, or rot, or whatever in the 30 minutes it will take me to get some exercise in, right? So why not put them off just HALF AN HOUR? Half an hour that will in the long run help me live a longer life, hurt less, and be happier. Worth the wait? I totally think so!

Big Boy Haircut 4.27.10

Whenever Isaiah gets a haircut I usually just break out the clippers and do it myself. For his 4th birthday tho, I took him to get it trimmed up nicely. He looked SO grown up!!! It has since grown out and we've been going to the pools and beaches so I went ahead and cut it down again.


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