BAM Family

BAM Family

Monday, August 31, 2009

The Shred

Today I started "The Shred"--Jillian Michaels workout video. Yes, Jillian Michaels of Biggest Loser fame. It is an intense 20 minute workout consisting of alternating intervals of cardio, abs and strength exercises. And boy, was I shaky afterwards. And now, 15 hours after completing the workout, I am SORE! I also bought Bob's Yoga video, which I am going to try tomorrow.

But I am determined to do it for (at least!) 30 days. I am working out for the first time since, well, before I got pregnant. And since I quit breastfeeding 5 months ago, my weight has crawled back up to, well, let's just say it's a little higher than I would like it to be). My favorite jeans are just too stinkin' tight and I've decided I can't use the excuse that "I had twins" for my poochy belly forever. So, we'll see if "The Shred" helps. I would love to tone up and see my flat belly again (Don't really know if that is possible but, hey! I am going to try!!)

Stayed tuned for descriptions of my agony, I mean, of my success! :/

What happened to "3"?

Counting to three is a common occurrence in our house. Sometimes we count to warn the boys that they need to obey NOW, and sometime we count before we play "tickle the belly!" or "throw the baby in the air!" Before we get to "three" the boys are usually squealing "YEA!" in anticipation.

So now, the boys have learned to count. When we say one, Micah especially, will pipe up, "two?" It is super cute. Unfortunately, when you are laughing at the cuteness, it is hard to keep up the counting in a discipline situation. :)

We are trying to get the boys to say "three." Here is how our conversation went:

Mom and Dad: One!
Micah and Benji: Two!
Mom and Dad: What comes after two?
Micah and Benji: YEA!! 

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Benji is the sweetest little boy. Here are some adorable things he does that I don't want to forget:

Whenever Benji looks in a mirror, I ask him "Who is that?"
His response? "Brother!" 
So precious! 

He has recently fallen in love with a small elephant figurine. It really isn't a toy--it was brought back from Thailand by our friend Anna. But he loves it and calls it "Eddie!" Eddie has his own plate at dinner. Eddie gets to swim in syrup at breakfast. Eddie goes "ni-night!" Eddie rides with Benji in the car. Eddie is loved. 

Benji LOVES to wrestle! He is a beast! I call him my "little scrappy ram!" He loves to head-butt things, and people. When he is in a wresting mood, nothing phases him, or hurts him. He often tries to wrestle with Micah but Micah gets "hurt" easily (read: annoyed). We have to call Benji off his brother frequently. But other things are fun to wrestle with--Daddy, Goldie, Mommy, the stuffed Elmo chair. Seriously, this kid has some rockin' moves! 

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My new 'do!

I finally got my hair cut! I have been growing it out for over a year (last haircut was July 2008!) I have always wanted to donate my hair so last year, I decided to go for it! I chose "Pantene's Beautiful Lengths" to donate my hair. It is like "Locks of Love." Enjoy the pics! I LOVE my new haircut and I think it will be really easy to maintain!

Before- SO LONG

10 inches!!!

I got BANGS!!! (that is for you Kalina!)
I love it!

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