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Friday, October 31, 2014

Annabelle's First Halloween

Howdy Friends!

I hope you are all having a Happy Halloween! Someone once told me that holidays become much more fun when you have kids, and after this morning, I totally believe them. Dressing up a baby for Halloween is 1,000 times more fun than getting dressed up yourself. The only thing that might top it is matching said baby!

I went to the store a few weeks ago to buy Annabelle a Halloween costume; however, there weren't many things small enough for her. I purchased a super cute bumble bee outfit that was a size too big hoping we could make it work. Not even close. It swallowed her and looked pretty uncomfortable so back to the store it went.

It's her very 1st Halloween so it wasn't an option not to have a costume! I had already planned to dress up as an 80's aerobics instructor for my classes (to be honest, I've done this for about the past 6 years), so I decided Belle should get in on the fun!! I hadn't ever seen "baby aerobics instructor" at a costume store before, so I had to get creative.

I used a onesie and leggings we already had. Her leg warmers are actually an old pair of socks I just cut the toes out of to turn them into leg warmers for her. I used one of E's sweat bands (washed) for her belt and then bought her a reguar sized sweat band for her head. Piece of cake.

After she was all dressed, it was time to head up to the studio where she continued to ham it up in her stylish outfit!

By the time class was over, she was worn out and ready to head home for a nap. Let's pray she will stay asleep a little while longer so I can get a few things done! I hope you all have a wonderful day and a Happy Halloween!

What are you dressing up as for Halloween?

If you have kiddos, what are they going to be?

In health,

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Just a wishing, and hoping, and playing!

Howdy Friends,

Happy Happy Thursday! This morning started out bright and early at 4:00 AM (my tiny human wanted to make sure I didn't miss my training run). I got up, fed Annabelle, and headed out on my run with the intention of climbing back in bed once I finished. However, after I got out of the shower, I was too awake and hungry to fall back asleep so I decided to do a little work instead (please Lord let her sleep later so I can nap!). It's really amazing what you can crank out at 5:30 AM in the morning when no one else is awake and only infomercials are on tv. :) Although there was nothing on TV, I did check a few of my favorite blogs, and came across this great list on Nutrition Nut On The Run. Minus Annabelle's monthly updates, I don't do many non health and fitness related posts, so I thought this might be fun.

Here it goes!

Making | my favorite oatmeal with egg whites, almond butter, cinnamon, and slice bananas

Cooking | anything and everything with pumpkin and yummy GF banana bread

Drinking | coffee! I stick to half-caff, but 4 AM feedings make you crave coffee.

Reading | Gina Harney’s “Build Up Your Blog”

Wanting | a facelift for the blog

Looking | forward to celebrating the holiday’s with Annabelle for the first time!

Playing | Florida Georgia Line’s new album.

Wasting | time worrying. It’s just the natural worry wart in me.

Wishing | I could see the leaves changing for Fall in Colorado

Enjoying | spending time every day with my sweet tiny human

Waiting | for the weekends when E is off and we all three get to hang out together

Liking | expirementing with workout videos for the blog like my Spartan Arms & Abs video.

Wondering | what Belle will be like at 1, 5, 10, 16, and 18. Yikes!

Loving | tiny baby giggles and gummy smiles.

Hoping | my training for the half marathon in December keeps going well

Marveling | at how quickly babies grow up. Slow down!

Needing | to check a few things off my to-do list I’ve been procrastinating on

Smelling | pumpkin spice candles

Wearing | spandex, spandex, and more spandex. Living in workout clothes is a definite bonus of the job.

Following | my fellow healthy living bloggers

Noticing | more core strength returning with each and every Pilates and Barre workout.

Knowing | life’s an adventure I can’t plan (well I’m trying to tell myself that until I stop fighting the urge to plan out everything).

Thinking | about the future (hence the previous note about trying to relax my overzealous planning gene)

Feeling | thankful and oh so blessed

Bookmarking | parenting advice on Pinterest

Opening | a new chapter of life as a mom and fitness professional

Giggling | because Annabelle makes the funniest faces!

That's about a wrap on what's happening over here! I hear Belle starting to stir and it's about time to head to the studio.
What are you hoping?