Sunday, February 26, 2012

smart and determined!

Levi is really smart, I can tell already! I can see his gears just a workin when he wants something and can't quite reach

Last week I made some brownies and I stepped out of the room for a moment. When I got back I found Levi on the counter licking the bowl, he was covered in batter! He had pushed a chair from the table over and climbed up! I wasn't thinking fast enough to get the camera, all I could think of was getting it all cleaned up.

About a month ago I got asked to make some cookies for a baby shower, I had spent all afternoon baking these 2 kinds of cookies. I put them on the table to cool and thinking nothing of it went and switched the laundry. The house got quite and I went looking for Levi only to find him sitting on the table devouring the cake batter cookies. He didn't touch the lemon crinkles, the sprinkles must have been calling his name and I have no idea how many he ate in those 5 or so minutes he had unsupervised.

 Yesterday when I was dusting I finally decided to move all the movies up a row. Levi can reach them on his tippy toes, and it was becoming such a battle to have to constantly tell him that they are off limits. I watched Levi do what hes doing in the above picture cause I was shocked! First he stood on the toy box and couldn't reach, then he grabbed his potty (which has never been used in case your worried) and put it on top of the box. Then climbed up all of it just to be able to reach. Told ya he's smart!
Then again this afternoon I caught him! I made muffins and Levi had eaten quite a few and I told him no more.  Then I can hear him behind me go get his chair and drag it to the counter and  pull the box closer to him. Then he snatched one and laughed. How could I not let him eat after that?

He's one determined and smart kiddo!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

worthy of a wedding slide show. . .

I went walking/running this morning and when I got back I changed out of my workout clothes. Then headed down to the kitchen to finish loading the dishwasher. Levi comes walking down the hall to me, wearing this:
    . . . . and if you know levi he loves to "cart" things around, generally its always a blanket but this morning he's carrying around my sports bra.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

at least its not "stuart little". . .

Our lives focus around one thing right now. If its 4 am, 7pm, 1pm or anytime of the day for that matter. Levi wants to watch "despicable me". He wakes up in the night asking to watch it, as soon as he wakes up in the morning, soon as the credits roll he asks for "mooor gru"! I'm writing this down just because when this phase is over it'll be funny, right now its not. One of my friends in the ward came up to me laughing saying she heard levi is obsessed with the movie. Then she proceeded to tell me her oldest was obsessed with "Stuart Little" when he was Levi's age. So it could be worse, at least despicable me is a cute show.

So here's Levi at 7am after being up for 3 hours of fighting off the movie, I finally caved and let him watch it. Look how tired he is?! If only he understood that he's momma would be less cranky with more sleep at night. He's will 19 months old this week and still a terrible a sleeper, it may possibly be my fault since I have the hardest time letting him cry it out. Here's hoping tonight I can get a little more then 4 hours like last night!

Happy Valentines Day from the Murray family!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

proud, really really proud!

Daves been working so much lately that not a lot of people (besides coworkers) have seen him lately. Its gonna be a shock when you do see him. I need to brag about something, Daves lost almost 30 pounds, and down 2 pant sizes!! Our big goal this year was to get healthy. Loosing weight is of course a perk of getting healthy. We have learned so much! 
We've learned:
portion control
to count calories
to control sodium
to cut out sugar
30 mins of exercise isn't that hard
to bake more, fry less
veggies, veggies, veggies
no fast food is good food
eating healthy isn't more expensive, because your eating less portions

We've changed so much about our lifestyle and its amazing how much we've really enjoyed this. We still haven't eaten fast food! We get headaches if we have too much sugar, and feel sick if we eat too much. For Dave its more physical then anything, portion control and exercising. For me its almost all mental emotional/bored eating, and learning I can find time to exercise and make healthy meals.

Im blogging this to say how proud I am of Dave. That having him on this journey really does make it so much easier for us as a family. We hope that by making these big changes we will be able to start Levi off with good habits and skills to be healthy.

So 6 weeks in:
no fast food
daves down 28lbs 
nyshas down 12 pounds

If your curious to what were using to count calories go check this OUT!! We really love it, its so eye opening!
Did you know a slice of cheese cake from cheese cake cafe has 1800 calories?? That's your daily intake!
( I'll update in another 6 weeks)