We were weighing the kids the other night because we needed to measure the correct dosage for Tylenol. 5 year old Maggie weighed in at 47.5 pounds, and 6 year old Eamon weighed in at 42.5 pounds....five pounds less than his younger sister! He's our runt and Maggie is our
giant supermodel, and I would just leave it at that, but at her 5 year old physical, Maggie's doctor told us that her BMI was a little high. I would never want to tell Maggie she needs to lose weight or start any kind of body image disorder, but I admit that I do get worried she'll always be a big girl. She seemed to have lost weight over the summer when she was playing outside and swimming more, and now she's less active, so it has crept up a little. A major part of the problem is that we tend to give all our kids the same amount of food and I think we should be giving her less than her almost 10 year old brother. Suggestions? (Cari let me know that she's heavy because awesome weighs a lot and she's full of it!!)
I just love this skirt I wore to work this week:
I didn't have anyone (Phil) around to take a picture of the complete outfit but here's the top half:
Shirt and blazer are Worthington from JC Penney and the Skirt is Apt. 9 from Kohl's clearance rack a long time ago.
Even though he got a taggie blankie in his stocking:
|You guys go ahead and open your presents, I'm all set.|
AND an adorable taggie puppy from his Aunt and Uncle, Xander still finds taggie substitutes. This time it's the tag from a scarf that I've never worn hanging from my disastrously messy closet (I think I found my weekend chore).
|Don't mind the scandalously undone zipper. Modesty does not suit him.|
I took a quiz to see which character on Downton I would be, and I ended up as :
|The Dowager Countess.|
Yessss, that sounds about right :)
Favorite quote (paraphrased) from Downton Abbey this week:
"He must be drunk on something!"
"Could it perhaps be the drink?"
Are you tired of hearing about the cat yet?
Well, we just love her. She's like a cat who thinks she's a dog, which is pretty much the perfect cat. She comes when we call her and just purrs on our lap. She is ready to play from the moment we come through the door until we go to bed at night. Poor kitty is home alone all day and must sleep for most of it. One of her favorite spots is on our bed in the sunlight. Does she use the heated cat bed I bought her? Well, yes......once. I know, I'm embarrassed for myself.
These bites of heaven are in my fridge and sometimes I sneak in and take a bite when no one is looking. They are so good, and so bad for you, which is the proper combination for a dessert, dontchathink? Here's the Magic Bar recipe I used, but I used 1 cup white chocolate chips, 1 cup butterscotch chips and 1 cup chocolate chips and no nuts.
|What's magical is that they are not all in my belly already!|
Still praying for Jen, and we had the kids use the Saint Name Generator to see who their saints are for the year. Phil got St. Dominic and I have St. Giana.
Here's who they got:
John-Paul ~ St. Claude de la Columbiere (never heard of him)
Andrew ~ St. Nicholas (awesome)
Eamon ~ St. Catherine de Ricci (don't know her)
Maggie ~ St. Afra (saint who? - oh, google says she was a prostitute, just perfect for my daughter?!?!?)
Alexander ~ St. Patrick (the best for a mostly Irish kid)
I printed up info for them to learn more, and they were so excited to do so! We have added these saints to the end of our family Rosary, and it makes me so happy that we are expanding our saintly knowledge in a fun way.
|Learning how to kneel with the rest of us heathens.|
Have a fun Football watching weekend everyone!! Go Patriots :)