Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Diva has left the building

My niece went home last night. Whew...I will need a week to recover. I have a new found respect for those of you who are trying to lose weight and/or focus on you and your health when you have young children. I felt like I didn't even have time to think about myself while she was here.

 Every time I turned around she was wanting something to eat. She is used to eating fast food almost daily, so it was quite a change for her since I didn't let her have fast food at all. She survived it, and so did I.

We stayed busy doing different things every day. I let her help me cook, which made the whole eating healthy food easier. One day we made bracelets.



The Diva made herself several and then made some for her friends.



I made an ankle bracelet...but ended up giving it to the Diva.



Another day we made suncatchers...




We went swimming a couple of days, shopping one day, and finally on the last day we got a pedi. All in all it was a good visit, but I am glad it is over. I have to get back on track...and that is much easier to do without a 7 year old around :)

13 comments:

CJ said...

I want to to be your niece!! ;-)

Enjoy your quieter week!

adorkbl said...

Glad you had a fun week. I hope she treasures the cooking lessons. I wish someone taught me to cook when I was younger!

Tina Morris said...

I am so glad I came across your blog, I am in the beginning phase of my lap band saga. lol As I was ready your blog i realized we have so much in common. We are neighbors.. well if you call a state line between us neighbors... I'm from AR. I'm a co-teacher, ok special big word for teachers aide. So I am also out of summer and LOVE it. I am renovating my hallway as we speak. SO happy I found your blog. You look great btw!

Vanessa said...

Glad you survived!

Run, Chelle, Run! said...

I want to be your niece too! Those suncatchers look awesome. Maybe when Lila is a little older I'll get a chance to do that with her. :)

Enjoy your recovery week! I'm glad you're getting some time to focus on yourself!

jennxaz said...

lol---no kidding! They so consume your time---sounds like you gave her a great time doing stuff and teaching her better healthy habits----go rockstar!

Ronnie said...

You're a great aunt. So glad you gals had fun each day and ate healthy - maybe from now on she'll ask her mommy for some real food! :)

Rachel said...

Can I come on vacation at your house?

Sarah said...

I hope she made a giant sign that said Barbie = superaunt! The bracelets and suncatchers look like such fun.

Elizabeth said...

Looks like tons of fun!!! My daughter would love the bracelets!!!

Terrie said...

yay, you survived!! Sounds like you need a vacation.

Kelli said...

love the bracelets!! I have just boys so I am jealous of all the girly stuff you got to do with your niece!!

Michelle said...

Your in for a treat as she gets a bit older! Sunday is national Antie's day