Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Busy, busy bumblebees!

So, I guess I am that Mom who runs their kids everywhere.
* We have 1 in preschool, so I am running to and from school 3 days a week.
* Currently we have 1 in swimming, which runs M-TH for 2 weeks. (I hate this schedule!)
* Next week we start Church School on Wednesday nights for the oldest while I take the little ones to church service (this should be fun!).
* We attend most Moms Club activites that we can.
* The two older girls are starting gymnastics on Tuesday nights in a few weeks.

I guess it is only beginning since now the older one will be old enough for fun things like soccer and t-ball. I guess I wish my parents exposed me to things like that when I was younger. So, run on for now and if they don't want to do it - we will stop...

Saturday, September 25, 2010

OMG! Look at these pictures!

So, I took the girls to the Applefest parade this morning, then headed to the Applefest.
For $15 I got a 5x7 matted pictured of the sepia pose, and for $5 more, I got a CD of all the poses (18 total!). Here is the untouched pic of my angels...
Here is the Sepia pose that I got -
Shh! It will be a gift for my husband!

The above pic in color-

Another pose, with my color doctoring...

Another pose that I messed with the saturation...

I am super excited. I thought I lost the CD and had to go back to get it... (or see if they could copy another) however - I found it in my bedroom. Hmm... how did I get to be so scatterbrained?! Well, I think that my parents and in-laws are also getting these for Christmas - cheap and cute!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Back in the saddle...

After 2 weeks of not watching what I ate, exercising sporadically, I have gotten back in the saddle. Those 2 weeks, I gained 3-4 pounds. Lucky me. After 4 days of being on track, I have lost 5. I am now 179.6 - the first time I have seen the 170's since I was in early pregnancy. So... now I have 14.6 lbs left to lose and 6 weeks to hit my goal. This isn't going to be easy, but I have to keep this up. I knew I had gained because my fat (size 14) jeans were getting tight.... now lets see if I can hit the 12's.... I have been seeing Jillian Michael's regularly and enduring her 30 day shred plus plugging away on the elliptical machine daily.... I wonder why I have been so tired too?!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pumpkin patch fun!

Today was a milestone in my Mommy-life.
I supervised my daughter's first field trip.
They went to visit Papa's Pumpkin Patch.
We we're there long, so here are some pics!
Alexandra, Alex & Taylor walking at the patch.Taylor in the pumpkin house.
Taylor & Dylan posing (Dylan slept most of the trip).

Alex, Alexandra, Taylor & Dylan posing for me.

We have to go back when we have more time. This was a really rushed trip.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

And the baby grows...

Baby Dylan is 4 months old now!
She is not loving that she had to get shots yesterday.
She was 13 lbs, 6 oz and 25.75 inches long (50% for weight, 70% for length)
Here are some cute pictures! Cheesin' for the camera!

Cheering on the Vikings with Daddy!!

All tuckered out from too much cheering...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Who is this?

I have been told that my kids look alike as babies...
Who am I?
Who am I?

.... or is it the same baby?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Another 5K done!

I woke this morning and got out to run. It was 35 degrees this morning after our snow flurries yesterday. (Seriously, it is SEPTEMBER!) I did not set any records. I ran the entire race and I completed it shortly after my third child turned 4 months old. I do not know my results (I think 33, my friend says 31... we'll know for sure when the results are posted on

My said daughter, was an angel for her father. She did not cry or throw a fit. She cuddled and took a nap and woke when I returned home. I am so relieved. That 2 hours was the longest I have ever left her and I think that 3.5 hour stretch may be the longest time she has went w/o a feeding... though she did sleep most of it.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The smells of fall...

I guess from the cooler weather that fall may have arrived. This morning our house was filled with the smells of fall as well. I got a bag of apples from the husband's grandma this past weekend. So, then of course I asked to borrow her canning kettle so I could make apple sauce out of them (which she happily gave me filled entirely with more apples!). So this morning while only Dylan was awake (and enjoys her "kick time" on the floor), I chopped apples and threw them into a pot to boil. The yummy smell of fresh apples filled the house. I them blended the apples and some of the water to make 5 quarts of fresh applesauce. I even strained some of them and froze them in an ice cube tray so baby Dylan can have them soon.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Are you ready for some football?

Today rings in the 2010 NFL season.
Football is big at the Arnegard house.
This was bright and early, with all 3 girls in their Viking apparel ready for game day.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

How does this happen?

The past 4 days I have not worked out. I have ate what I want, within reason (like a Bacon Cheeseburger and curls from Hardees, enchaladas, mochas...) yet I have still lost 2 more pounds!

I am getting closer! I gained 54 lbs with Dylan and have 11 pounds of baby weight left. I want to lose 5 more in addition... so 16 lbs to go! My goal is Nov 1st, that is why the bats in my ticker... 8 weeks to lose my final 16 lbs, I have been on track at 2 lbs a week. Oddly enough, after my first which I gained 48 lbs, I had lost 70 by the 4 month mark and I am 2 weeks away from 4 months - I guess it goes slower the 3rd time... (With Taylor I gained 38 and lost it all in 3 weeks).