Saturday, March 29, 2014

Active Mama: March 2014

It's time to link up to Active Mama. I really hope this link becomes a success and a place to find and share activities, ideas, milestones and anything kid related.

Violet Imperfection


I have been posting ideas to the Acitve Mama idea board, you can find it here: Active Mama Ideas 2014.

The other board is where I will feature YOU, anyone who links up each month will be pinned to this board: Active Mama Posts 2014. This board will be great for blog exposure for all of us I hope.

You can link up anything "active mama" related. I use this as motivation for myself in staying active with V, going on playdates, playing with all those messy involved toys she got for Christmas, getting outside to play, etc. Anything you do with your kids is fair game for this link up.

Violet Imperfection


March 2014

This month has been very birthday centered, I still can't believe my baby girl is 2! We also didn't have time for much with my surgery and recovery.

We took V to build a bear to build a princess palace pet, she is completely addicted to that app. She loved making her very own Pumpkin.

I scored a brand new bubble machine at a second hand store for $5, a wonderful find because we have had a few bubble parties or had bubbles during bath time. It's the little things that are the most fun.

My best friend Jen came to visit this last week. It's the first time we have been able to spend time together away from Disney. Also she got to meet Violet and Marc and I met her daughter. We had a lot of fun playing with the girls.

The pictures we had planned didn't go so well...both were super cranky. Turns out they were sick. Poor girls.

Despite being sick for a lot of the week we still had fun.

We painted with baby chicks that wind up. It was a lot of fun and a simple craft.


After we painted we took an Easter themed bath of course! These themed baths are my new favorite activity. I spend a little bit of money on the items and then V gets multiple baths out of them. I especially love them on those really long days when we both need something fun to shake things up. I used plastic Easter eggs, foam Easter shapes and I forgot to add the Easter grass, next time! P

I think we did pretty good for such a busy month. I'm itching for some outside activities, can't wait for warmer weather.

Make sure you link up below with how you have been an Active Mama this month.


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Dear Violet,

You are an official 2 year old. How did that happen? I swear it was just a few minutes ago I was cuddling you as a newborn, smelling that sweet baby smell.


You are one amazing kid. I know all mamas say that but I'm telling you the truth. You are so smart, it amazes me how quickly you pick up on things. You are also very kind and gentle. You have been amazing while I recover from my surgery. When I came home and told you I had boo boos you ran and got your doctor kit and gave me medicine.


You have a temper on you. I hate to admit that it comes from my side of the family but it does. We come from a long line of or those who overact, good news is that it seems to dilute a teeny bit every generation.

We had a blast celebrating your birthday. We kept it low key just the three of us. We went to lunch at Rainforest Cafe


You are loving cake and blowing out candles. It is so cute.


After we went to lunch we went to Jordan's furniture where they have a little town made out of jelly beans, ice cream and a water fountain light show. Of course the highlight for you was riding up and down the escalator.

We gave you a fish tank and betta for your birthday.

It's been so much fun just spending time the three of us, your big party will be next week.


We love you so much sweet girl.

Love, Mama


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

My Weight Loss Bucket List

I'm a list person and also a visual person. I'm working on a weight loss chart of sorts right now but I also wanted to make a list for my blog. A list that I can come back to that will keep me motivated on working my way to losing 200lbs.

This list is made up of all of the things I want to accomplish or do while losing weight. Some are silly, some are things I can't currently do because of my weight and some are life changing.

  1. Go parasailing.
  2. Fly without a seatbelt extender.
  3. Lose 10lbs.
  4. Lose 25lbs.
  5. Lose 50lbs.
  6. Lose 75lbs.
  7. Lose 100lbs.
  8. Walk/run a 5k.
  9. Walk/run a 10k.
  10. Finish a Disney race.
  11. Learn yoga.
  12. Ride the little train in the mall wih Violet.
  13. Have photos done with my mom and Violet.
  14. Spa day with a massage.
  15. Run at Disney during the princess weekend.
  16. Lose 125lbs.
  17. Lose 150lbs.
  18. Lose 175lbs.
  19. Lose 200lbs.
  20. Travel to Europe.
  21. Night on the town with a rocking outfit and high heels.
  22. Have a second baby.
  23. Have a third baby. (Reserve the right to eliminate this, ha!)
  24. Go to Weeki Wachee's Sirens of the Deep Mermaid Camp.
  25. Develop a solid exercise routine.
  26. Become a Disney travel agent.
  27. Take an exercise class.
  28. Chase Violet without losing my breath.
  29. Baby wear my future babies.
  30. Find a clothes style instead of going with what fits.
  31. Be able to enjoy baths.
  32. Weigh less than Marc.
  33. Be able to water tube again.
  34. Take Violet ice skating.
  35. Fit in Violet's new princess tent.
  36. Actually look pregnant, not that questionable fat or pregnant.
  37. Ride the family bicycles at Disney's boardwalk.
  38. Go to a Broadway show
  39. Wear a shirt bought from Disney.
  40. Cook dinner most nights.
  41. Establish a cleaning routine and have the energy to do it.
  42. Take a crazy class like trapeze, silks, dance, something.
  43. Family photo shoot at Disney.
  44. Do something adventurous.
  45. Weekend away with Marc.
  46. Don't break a sweat when I take Violet to have her pictures taken.
  47. Go to a social event and not feel self conscious.
  48. Spend a lazy afternoon in a hammock.
  49. Don't panic when going out to eat and having to sit in a booth.
  50. Teach Violet to hula hoop.

I really can't wait to start crossing these items off of this list!