Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Years, a little late..

Two weeks into the new year, and I have a post! We quietly rang in the new year playing games with the kids. We played pictureka, uno, and yahtzee. I won most of the games! And I'm pretty sure my family was as happy as I was about my winning streak, I am ridiculously competitive (even with the little ones) so no one wanted to see mommy lose!
The kids have had their first week back at school.. which has been great, and much needed.. I have managed to get almost everything put away from the holidays (with the exception of some collectible Rudolph house's of my husbands) and my house is in it's usual state of "as clean as I can get it."
I started doing the south beach diet this week.. Nothing like hopping on the scale after a few months and seeing it way higher than I thought it would be. It's rough not having sugar, and it's made me tired as hell.. but I've lost 4.5 lbs in the first 5 days. I'm just trudging along, and hoping to get some more energy soon.
My girls have been asserting themselves in our household lately. A lot. I don't know if they are struggling to find their place, or to see how far they can push me, but most nights when my husband comes home, I'm almost in tears. They are 3 1/2.. old enough I would assume, to be a bit more decisive, and a bit less dramatic. Is it just girls? Or just my girls?? They have moments when they are just the most adorable little creatures, saying the cutest things. Then in the same breath, they are screaming at the top of their lungs, insisting that I wait on their every need! Needless to say, I am longing for the days ahead, hopefully free of being bullied.. we shall see!