Toys, boys, crafts and food

New toy for Mama..

For Christmas this year I asked for a Fitbit and Aidan is awesome so now I have one. Yesterday was my first day of wearing it for a full day because it took me a little while to figure out how to set it up. Anyway, it’s set up and I’ve been wearing it for a day and a half.

I like this thing a lot! It’s pretty darn cool. Aidan got the Charge HR model in black and at first I was a little disappointed that it wasn’t one of the cool colors but black goes with everything so it was actually a better call. Plus I didn’t tell him what one I wanted (I didn’t really even know) so he did the perfect choice.

I’m still getting used to wearing it as I don’t normally wear bracelets or a watch but it’s not uncomfortable or anything. Sometimes I just have to move it a little to give my skin some air but that’s it.

The really cool thing about it is that it tracks so much stuff. Resting heart rate, current heart rate, steps taken, flight of steps taken, calories burned, sleep and you can enter food and beverages on the app if you are trying to lose weight.

I had a little trouble last night adding foods to the app but I am sure I wasn’t doing it right. I’ll have to figure it out today. It was easy the first night.

The sleep thing is nuts.

I thought it was wrong the first night because it said I slept for over 11 hours but Aidan told me that I passed out hard at 7pm when I was feeding Maddox. I really did sleep that long! It also said I was unrestful 20-some times and 48 minutes. THAT I believed.

This morning it said I was unrestful for over 4 hours and slept for 5. That I believe too because I feel like shit.

It will be interesting to see how my sleep patterns are. I read somewhere that when you have Fibromyalgia you never get to the REM stage of sleep and that is why you are sore and tired all the time. Looking at my data makes me wonder if that’s true. It seems like it could be.

Clean up, pick up, put away..

The past few days have been great in terms of getting things done. I’ve been on a roll since the day after Christmas, putting the holiday stuff away, deep cleaning and organizing.

The dining room got a deep clean and was put back to normal. I finally put a rug pad down under the rug too and it has already made a difference! The room feels great again.

I cleaned the outside of my kitchen cabinets (they needed to be scrubbed badly) and cleaned the stainless (again something that was neglected).

I deep cleaned the boys room and put away all of the holiday decorations. I actually put all of the things (aside from the tree and wreath) into a box and wrapped it before putting it in the attic. I think it will be fun for Logan to open it next year and get him pumped up for Christmas again.

I wanted to deep clean our room too but the filter on the vacuum was clogged so I had to wash it and let it sit out overnight to dry. I’ll do that today along with laundry.

Babes in Toy Land..

I’m pretty sure I’ve gotten all of the toys upstairs and down as organized as they can be. Two little kids = a lot of toys and it will turn into insanity if we don’t stay on top of it. Everything is organized by item type so they don’t all get mixed up and pieces lost. That is the worst!

I’ve been organizing toys since we have started collecting them but I think it’s a process that just can’t end. There can still be tweaks made to the system but for today I am happy. There are toys that stay in their room and toys on the main floor, all organized in separate areas and most in containers.

We are trying to teach him to put the toys away before pulling out more and he is doing pretty well with it. He does say “No, you do it” before he picks up but when we help a little he does the rest.

She’s Crafty..

I crack myself up sometimes.. For as long as I harped on Aidan about getting the painting done I’ve had my own little project that was sitting by the wayside.

We picked up letters from Target (I shop nowhere else obviously) and paint so I could put the little boys initials on their walls near their beds. I have been working on getting them finished for like 5 months because I wasn’t sure what patterns to make. That’s perfectionism at it’s finest.

Anyway, Regina helped me finish the last two up yesterday. Finally! Hurrah! Here is how they turned out:

I think they are pretty cute! We made sure that the outer edges weren’t the same on any that will be next to each other. It was something that would drive us mad. She is a perfectionist like me so the whole process was fun lol

Now we need to hang them up..

Crickets chirping..

I hope to get them hung today along with a few other things that need to get up on the wall. I’ll try to do a boys room tour :) Yes I am a nerd. It’s not a fancy room but it’s cute and for being the smallest room in the house it has to be hyper organized. I still have a long way to go to get it that way but honestly organizing is never done, right?!

Love in the kitchen..

Last night was also a little busy in the kitchen. For dinner I made Chicken Enchiladas from the Pioneer Woman’s new cookbook, another super awesome gift from Christmas. I might be her biggest fan if you haven’t realized yet and I know I can get her recipes online but to me a cookbook is so much easier to work from. I love cookbooks :)

So the enchiladas turned out well and then while they were resting Logan and I made sugar cookies. He made cut outs using the gingerbread man cookie cutter we hadn’t used for ornaments or play-doh. Today we will decorate them. The cutter is huge so we only have about a dozen cookies but it’s whatever. As long as he has fun and learns more!

Well, that’s all for now, folks! I hope you all have a great day :) I’m going to walk around the table a few times to make up for the steps I missed while writing this lol


5 thoughts on “Toys, boys, crafts and food

  1. Not sure if you remember from my blog post a while back but I bought a Fitbit ChargeHR this summer and absolutely love it. Mine is purple and I wear it every day – it really helps me stay on track to get my steps in. It motivates me, I’m sure, because when the evening comes around if I’m short on steps I either go on my treadmill for an hour or so or walk laps around my kitchen island!
    Yes – I am a crazy woman!
    I’ve even started walking around the island when I’m chatting on the phone with someone – might as well accomplish something at that time, right? And it feels so good when I complete the goals I set for myself.
    I also like the silent alarm I can set on it, and I like the exercise tracking when I’m walkin in the park or someplace like that – it tells me how long it takes me to do a Km (or a mile for you)…
    My daughter saw how much I like mine and she asked for one for Christmas, so I bought one for her. She wanted the purple one, too, as it is a nice color (although black is also great).
    So enjoy your new tracker – hope you like yours as much as I do mine.

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    1. I do remember and thought of you :) I worked my behind off yesterday and hit the 10000 and a little more and was so proud! Then I saw that was a daily goal.. Yikes, let’s just say I really needed this lol

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    2. Sorry — I cut off by mistake.. Anyway I’m not even at 5000 for today but I have done 16 flights of stairs. I’m really tired today and resting probably cause of the crazy sleep! Do you think the sleep tracking is accurate?


      1. I think it’s a good guesstimate! I toss and turn a LOT at night so I believe it when it says I’m extremely restless and am awake a lot. I don’t worry about it one way or another but it’s kind of neat to see how it says I did on any particular night.
        I’m way low on my steps today too – and am too tired to try to get up to where I want to be…but I did extra yesterday and I try to look at the stats as a weekly goal instead of just a daily one. That way I don’t stress as much if I’m down one day because I usually make up for that the next day…
        I’m a geek. I know…LOL
        Hope you enjoy your new gadget!

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