I had such a great week with my grandkids. Tuesday afternoon I picked Amber (10) and Noah (5) up from their after-school daycare. They had gone to a park close to my house, because it was an Early-Out Day, so it was super convenient for me. I dropped Noah off at the house because he loves spending time with his Grandpa Du at the "farm." Amber and I headed to Kohl's for some shopping, I had given her a gift card for her birthday and it was burning a hole in MY pocket. I just love shopping with my granddaughter and buying her clothes. I never got to do that with daughters of my own, since I had three sons, so I take every chance I can get to take my granddaughters clothes shopping. They are both 10, and have already gotten to the age where clothes are all they ask for, for both Christmas and their birthdays, which of course, makes me so happy! I'm hoping when Mia comes back at Thanksgiving time, we can go shopping together.
We found a couple tops for Amber:
First this pretty grey, and very soft sweater, for when it's cooler.
Second, this bright pink tank top, which had a matching criss-cross bra with it.
She'll have to wear this now, and even then, it's probably going to be cool very soon, but maybe it'll still fit next summer?
Saturday, my two youngest grandsons came out and spent the afternoon and evening, while their parents tailgated before the Nebraska Husker football game.
I had the best time. Nothing those two very active little boys did upset me, and believe me they made lot of messes and required lots of attention. River is not quite 2, and Noah is 5, they are adorable and I was in the best mood Saturday (even during the awful Husker/Ohio State football game, which was a lop-sided loss for my Huskers--sometimes you just have to laugh it off), playing with my grandsons, reading to them, looking at photo books and feeding them what they love to eat (Noah--bacon, River--fruit). Even Duane was impressed with what a good mood I was in with the kids, not upset with their messes, or having to jump up a million times to get them everything they wanted/needed. River has always loved his Grandpa Du, and Grandma Pam is okay, but nothing special. But yesterday River and I really bonded, and he even took his nap in my arms, which is a super good feeling! After about an hour he crawled down to the floor and fell back asleep with his head on his lambie--so sweet! I played vigorously with him, physically jumping about with him, and doing gymnastics with his little body on my lap--he loved it and so did it. And I attribute it all to losing weight and having more energy. This is what I wanted. To have the energy to spend quality time with my grandkids and last night was really the first time I experienced it. Oh I've been to the amusement park with the grandkids a few times and taken them places: movies, indoor kid's parks, Pumpkin Farms, the Zoo, but yesterday was just good quality active time spent at HOME and I LOVED IT! I was actually a little hoarse last night from laughing so much!
In the last picture, the boys are playing with their little cars on my lap. It's been a long time since little boys played with their cars on my lap. Maybe never, as when my own boys were playing with little cars, I was morbidly obese, and didn't have much of a lap!
At my WW weigh-in Friday morning I was at 149.8, which is .4 pounds higher than last week, but still under my goal. I'm really going to have to work hard to stay within that 2-pound range on either side of 150 lbs. But I'm putting in the steps, every single day and hopefully that will help. I'm finishing week 3 of a Step Bet (6 weeks long), it requires (of me--everybody's goals are different, based on your average Fitbit steps per day I think), 8,763 steps for four days per week and 11,067, two days a week, with one day of rest. As you see, I'm hitting the high number most every day. The bet really helps motivate me. I may have to join another one at the end of this current Step Bet.