Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Its never too early to think about boy costumes

Its never too early to be thinking about Halloween!  This year we will be going on a vacation shortly before Halloween.  When I get back, I do not want to be thinking about running around stores to try and find a Halloween costume for all 3 kids. 
So I had the chance to do a review for a wholesale costume club, I jumped on it!
Right now Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are all the rage with my boys and every little boy out there, including my husband. :)
I remember when I was younger watching these shows with my brother and now they recently came out with a movie!  My kids are dying to see that.  They have been watching old shows on amazon prime.  My husband is thrilled that a favorite childhood show of his is back!  Just another excuse to be a kid again.  Have you checked out all the TMNT shows?
I was looking around at wholesale costume club and came across a whole section just about ninja turtles!  I knew my 4 year old would love this!!  I ended up going with Leonardo.  It shipped very quickly and was here within a few days. I was very pleased.
My 4 year old was thrilled to see this when I opened up the package.
I am a ninja turtle!!
Isn't he cute!?  I had gotten a size small which said was (size 4-6) for ages 3-4.
I was worried it might be too small or too big but its just perfect!!  Its a tad bit big, but I know in the fall when weather starts getting cool, he will be wearing more clothing and I know he will grow a little bit between now and then. 

Here is the back of the costume.

It gives you an option to stuff the shell, here it is stuffed (small round pillow).  I think I might just leave it empty because I honestly can't tell that much of a difference between it stuffed and not stuffed.  Plus the added weight was a little heavy for him.
Here what it looks like with the shell removed.  It has velcro across the shoulders to attach it.  It was very easy to put on and off. 
The costume has velcro on the back and it ties in the back like a sash.  It also has removable padded knee and elbow pads.  All he needs now is a sword and maybe a pizza!!  I might look around for a plastic one for him to use trick or treating. 


Thursday, July 3, 2014

More days till they go back to school......  not that I'm counting down or anything!!! 
UGH!  Kids driving me nuts today!
Ok... rant over!


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Long time no blog

Well, It has been a while since I've posted in this blog.   Just got to the point where I didn't know what I wanted to post about. 

My kids are all growing and thriving.  My oldest is starting middle school!! How did that happen?!  and my baby is starting pre-k.  This makes me feel old!!  But once school starts back up, I will have 8 hours of quiet to myself.  I have absolutely no idea what I will do with all that free time! I keep thinking I need to contribute more towards our household budget.  But I have no idea what.  I want to be able to be there for my kids if needed.  I also do not want to have to pay for daycare cost for after school. 

My biggest accomplishment this year is losing 36 pounds so far!!  I'm thrilled.  I've come a long way since I started in July of 2013.  I had only lost 24 pounds from July to November and I hit a plateau.  I was getting discouraged and frustrated.    I was happy that I did not gain any weight over the holidays. 

Then in May, A friend of mine decided to lose some weight so I decided I would push myself too.  I've been watching my calories and what I eat. Drink TONS of water.  I hired a AWESOME personal trainer that comes to my house 2 x a week and I go to her house 2 x a week.  Since May, I've lost another 12 pounds.  I'm just thrilled that I've overcome my plateau.  

We decided since we had a blast on our last cruise, we decided to go on another family vacation.  We will be going on a cruise for 7 days!  We are all excited about this!  I love the fact that my husband can just turn off his phone and email and not have to worry about being contacted by his boss 24/7.