Sunday, October 30, 2011

Max decorating his pumpkin

We told Max we were going to decorate a pumpkin for outside....we took our eyes off of him for a second, we turn back around and this is what we find. He took Oreos from the kitchen and was "icing" the pumpkin. He's so cute, we quickly explained to him what we meant. Another fun annual pumpkin carving night with Max!

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Like father like son

I'm in delight, and decided to look through Mike's baby book. It was sure fun looking through all of the pictures and reading some of the stats about him. As I'm flipping through I noticed this picture of Mike holding his brother Matt. It reminded me of the picture of Max holding his brother Alex in the hospital. I think Mike and Max look a lot alike! What do you think?

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Visit to Grandpa Lamb's house

We took a trip over to see Mike's grandpa today. He is 93 years young. He is always so much fun to visit and listen to. He met his new great grandson for the first time, Alex was excited to visit. We sat for a bit and shared stories and I snapped a few pictures.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

3 sleepy boys

Here are the guys on the way to Russellville yesterday! They were so tired. All three are sound asleep, what a peaceful drive, I decided to turn on my Christmas music and sing.....made me ready for the holidays!!

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Back on the wagon

Picture taken on 10-24-11

The doctor gave me clearance to start working out!! I am so excited although I'm not completely sure how I'm going to get started or what I'm going to do, but I'm excited to start back up. I decide to take a before picture so I can go back and compare later.

In college i gained about 20 pounds...the mac and cheese, fried chicken, pizza, candy bars for meals, etc. i guess wasnt the best choice, but at the time it did the trick. I worked hard to lose the weight before my wedding, which was 1 year after college graduation, but than 11 months later had a blood clot in my leg. With my blood clot I couldn't even walk let alone work out, so that combined with sympathy food from everyone I put back on the weight. Just when I recover and start up the routine again, I get pregnant with max. With max I gained 37 pounds-wow, not bad I guess but still a shock to the system. After max I tried to work it off and lost 39 pounds, but it seemed like everyone would say after a baby, your body just isnt the same. I couldn't really diet because I was nursing and needed the extra calories. I just couldn't get back to where I wanted to be. 11 days before max's first birthday in february 2009, when I was suppose to stop nursing and finally get back on track with my weight, I found I had blood clots in my lungs, 2 pulmonary embolisms. This was tough. Tough mentally and tough physically. It took me a long time to recover from these and get my health back, but of course the blood clots came with some extra pounds too. Because of all of the changes and the roll the clots ha on my outlook on life, I than decide I need a new job, months after my blood clots I blink my eyes and than find myself sitting at a new desk with new coworkers in a whole new world. Needless to say my priorities were now on my new job and my family at home. Finally, summer 2010 I start to concentrate on my weight and begin working out again and eating right. This time me an mike worked on it together. We start to see progress, and encouraged each other, made it through Thanksgiving, and than suddenly I begin to struggle. I was exhausted when I got home from work and didn't have the energy to work out and than at dinner I didn't feel full after the smaller portions. I started to get frustrated. Than one day after a few weeks of this, a lightbulb went of in my head. I was pregnant again!! Oh comes Alex! So than I was pregnant with Alex from December 2010 to September 3rd and gained 40 pounds.Since I had to have a c section an I had some trouble with my blood regulating, I just now got approved to begin working out again. Of course I am nursing again, but I am still excited and plan on getting back into the workout routine and eating healthy. It will not be easy because with nursing I find myself hungry ALL of the time! But I know I can do it, even If I just start atleast walking and jogging again. So....since my blood clot in July 2005 I have struggled but as of of November 2011 I am ready to go! My goal is to lose 69 pounds. Currently I have lost 28 pounds from nursing so now I have 41 pounds to go.... 16 more pound til my pre-Alex weight, than another 25 to get back to my goal weight. I'm not putting a time on it because with two kids and the winter coming and my birthday thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, the odds are against me, but here I go!!! I find myself motivated this time since I'm on Coumadin so shouldn't be getting a clot ever again and I don't plan on getting pregnant again either! Wish me luck!!!

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Pumpkin carving time!!!

Since we leave tonight and don't get back until Halloween, last night was pumpkin carving night! Me and mike took turns helping Max, Alex slept most of the time. Max even wanted to color a pumpkin do I gave him some markers and a tiny pumpkin. Notice in one picture he even made me put a candle in on top of his pumpkin since we didn't cut it, he wanted his lit too. All in all it was a great night, a fun family tradition of carving a pumpkin the week of Halloween. Next year should be a little more interesting with a 3 year old and a 1 year old!!!

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New shoes!!!

The journey of the new shoe search is over!! I found me a new pair of Nike running shoes at the Nike outlet in Branson. I desperately needed some new shoes, I am so thankful I found some!

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Friday, October 21, 2011

For you mama

Max is so sweet. He's playing with play dough the other day and brings this up to me says, " I made this for you momma"

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Hot chocolate

It's that time of year again. Cold weather means hot chocolate time for the Lambs. We made a triple batch the other night. Max LOVED it....and so do we. So glad you can get a pack of 6 at Walmart for just a $1. It is delicious!

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Happy 1st Halloween hat

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Flu shot

Max did so good getting his flu shot. When the nurse poked him he looked at me and said, :I don't want that momma" The nurse laughed and said ok, no more. Since MAx did so good I took him to party city and let him pick out a surprise. We came home with a 79 cent sucker and a 50 cent pow pow.

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Rhea Lanas

Had another great trip to fall Rhea Lana's! I spent $40 at the full price sale - got some great things, went back and spent $47 at the half price sale!! I got so much cute things for Max, Alex, both toys and clothes. I am so thankful we have such a great event in NWA. Me and my mom have so much fun going fall and spring. It's like a HUGE garage sale. Who wouldn't love that?!

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A to Z

My mom drove me, Kelley, and the boys to A to Z. We had so much fun getting out of town for the afternoon. The boys did great and slept most of the time. For those of you that don't know what A to Z is, it's a neat store in Rudy, Arkansas that sometimes has great sales. We go about once a year. It's a store that apparently buys overstock from other places so you never know what they are going to have. It's a in a big warehouse. We didn't find a lot, but found a couple of things. It was worth the trip to just get out of the house on Maternity leave! haha

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Blue ice cream please

We somehow got Max addicted to "blue" icecream. It all started with goign to coldstone and letting him sample the blue icecream and than buying it for him. Me and Mike have out smarted him and now have a new form of blue icecream. The people at the Johnson Sonic look at us a little crazy, but we order the $1 vanilla icecream and have them put "the stuff that turns ocean water blue" on top of it....wahlah - blue icecream!

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Our recliner is now a seat for 3!

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Another famous phrase of Max these days. You gotta keep an eye on this guy, he sure loves Alex, sometimes a little too much! But it is great to see him already bonding with his brother

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Location:I want to hold the baby

I want to match the baby

"I want to match the baby" is max's new phrase. I think it's adorable he wants match. I found these pajamas at Sams! ( if it's at Sams we'll find it). A great buy and obviously a variety of sizes. Can't wait for them to get more matching outfits. I like when they match too!

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Aunt Phyllis!!!!

My aunt Phyllis visited all last week from Colorado. It was so fun to have her around the boys, this was her first time seeing Alex! We had a lot of fun with her seeing her everyday. Below are a few pictures I snapped with my iPhone of Time with aunt Phyllis. The kids sure missed her when she left.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

The chalk learning city!!

Me and the boys spent our afternoon in Sonora the other day, just for a little something different. While my mom watched Alex, me and Max got to play outside. when I was little me and my neighbor, Nathan used to make chalk cities, so I thought it'd be fun to make one for Max! There was all sorts of fun stuff. I made roads for max to drive through, with stop signs. We made a grocery store for him to buy food, made him his house to park and nap, a gas station (which he visits often). We even made a clothing store for him to practice colors, a count with me station, and an ABC station. It was a lot if fun, too bad the rain came so it is no longer there, but I see a lot of chalk cities in our future!

Mission: childproof garage

Ok, so I guess for the last two years Max hasn't been into much Because we are just now childproofing our garage. It is something we have been meaning to do for the last month or two. We put every dangerous chemical in the top shelf ( out of reach for now) and we've started organizing all of the tools on a pegboard up high. Hopefully we can finish up with this nice fall
Weather we have been having but we have a great start....with two growing boys there are a lot of safety changes we will need to make in the next year! You wouldn't believe what little boys can get into if they put their mind to it.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Halloween app

Random Halloween app download... You can carve your own pumpkin! Can you guess what it says?

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Delight shirt

I found this onesie at Ross Dress for Less for $2.99...what a steal! I had to buy cute! I can't wait for him to wear it in Delight....camo and orange, perfect!

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Lunch with grandpa

Since it was raining, and I desperately needed both myself and max out of the house, I packed up the boys and took them to the mcdonalds off Joyce blvd in Fayetteville. I will not blog about the car miscommunication between me and mike but instead skip to the lunch.....This Mcdonalds has a big indoor playground. I knew max would love it and enjoy running off some energy. My dad even met us there for lunch. It was fun to get out of the house....and Alex did perfect....I will keep this option in mind for future rainy day options for sure!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Big brother Max

Max loves to hold Alex, here they are watching cartoons together on a Monday afternoon.

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We finally made it to church! Alex is 5 weeks old meaning we hadn't been to church in a while. We tried last week but last Saturday Alex had a rough night sleeping wise which means we ALL had a rough sleeping So, we didn't make it to our 8:30am service. This week we were determined! Last night we had a decent night but Alex just happened to wake up at 6:30 needing to nurse so we all stayed up and just got ready for church...we left the house on time and pulled into the church at 8:25 am, perfect! It was a great sermon and it felt great to get back to church and our normal routine. We were welcomed by so many people excited to meet Alex. Max did fantastic, went up front for children's church than also went to the nursery during the sermon and got a great report. Alex did good too, only cried about 3 times briefly. We are so thankful for all of the prayers we have received and all of the support from the church during the pregnancy, birth, and recovery. Me and Mike feel so blessed and are excited to now be a family of 4!

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Daddy cheers on the hogs!

We let Mike go to the hog game, so this means I was in charge of the boys.... The first half mom and Phyllis came over, the second half, since I was by myself, I decided to move everyone to the bedroom. I got max in his pjs, got him milk and popcorn.....than I got Alex ready, nursed and happy and in the nap nanny...than I hopped up on the bed and we all watched the game in our pajamas. It was a lot of fun, Max even passed out on the bed before Mike got home. I had a lot of fun getting some quality time with the boys.

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

My boys

When they fall as cute as this.....I have to take a a picture so I can look back at these precious quiet times :) They really are a blessing.

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