Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I did make all of our costumes.  I put the ears on Pete's hoodie and made the cloak and knitted the hat with buns for my costume, the rest of ours were from last year.

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pete Zones

These are from last month but I just found them lurking around some dark corners of my picture files and had to bring them to light here on the blog. We don't watch tv around here, we only have our tv turned on when we specifically are watching a movie or playing a video game other wise it is unplugged!  Last month my parents were on vacation and loaned us the Roku (it plays internet videos through the tv basically) this drastically changed our television viewing habits while they were gone and we gave it quite a work out.  Pete is definately not used to watching tv and would zone out horribly when we would turn it on for him, here he is zoning out on March of the Penguins.  It is so fun to watch him just glaze over when anything is on.  He also developed a love for Shaun the Sheep, not just nature videos. 

I love how he doesn't even notice me clicking away the pictures normally he is into the camera and forgets whatever he was doing before! 

Really I am glad that we don't have tv, we save a ton of money by not using that electricity and by not having another bill and I think we are better off without it.  I do have the internet as a distraction but it isn't something I can run in the background all day long or just use as a constant babysitter for Pete.  I also enjoy having the excuse to actually play with my son instead of "zone" with him. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

So if you don't have much else to do and want to check out a cool website may I suggest going to  I have a profile there, you should totally go and check it out and see what you think! You can also go and look for other people, but really don't you want to look at mine?

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Goal #1-Success

So for Weight Watchers the first goal is that they give you is to lose 5% of your overall weight.  Well today I finally hit it!  I swear my high school math class has been haunting for the last month.  I was always approaching the goal but never quite hitting it, just like those nasty graphs in algebra! I went from losing about 2 lbs a week to maybe .2 lbs and then went up .8 lbs last week!  Well today I lost 1.4 lbs!  It was so exciting for me!  My next goal is to lose 10% of my starting weight.  I have lost 11 lbs since joining Weight Watchers.  I am really hoping to lose this bit a little faster because it isn't "birthday season" in our family after Phil's and Mom's in September, so no excuses!  I am super excited about it and hope to post about future progress soon!