Wednesday, January 25, 2012


A few months ago I made the plunge and joined a gym. Yes me, Lashelle not Ben. Lashelle has NEVER joined a gym before and working out in a room full of strangers watching you was never really something that I was into. Turns out I was completely wrong about the whole gym thing. It has actually (to my surprise) been a wonderful experience. I was a ball full of nerves at 1st, always watching to see if people were watching me, hiding on the corner machine and staying FAR far away from that group class area. I even think I may have promised that you would never find me in "that" room. Here we are almost 2 months later and if you need me I will be in "that" room or on the machine right smack in the middle of it all. I no longer hang out in the daycare as long as possible secretly hoping Chloe will cling onto me to give me a reason to leave. Which she never did by the way, she is killing it in daycare!!! Finally a child of mine that likes daycare!

I love sports and miss being able to head to the field or court after work. But lets be honest I haven't worked in almost 8 years (yeah for stay at home mommies) and I have been living in the "past." Sure I go with Ben every now and then to play volleyball but nothing to write home about. Newport was different we played in a league and had a kick ass sitter so I was able to go all the time. I knew the only way I was going to get this body into shape was drag my ass to the gym and work for it.

Gym is hard work and I really struggled to find the fun in it. You go in kick your own ass on the machine, group class, weights, or if you are really lucky your trainer will work you extra hard that day just for fun. I have a love/hate relationship with him still. But today I think I may have turned the chapter. I actually ENJOYED every lunge, plank, side plank with leg lifts, kettle bells, jump rope, rabbit kicks, squat, and medicine ball and the rest of the stuff I blacked out for ;). I did all these things without the violent shakes and in control of my own body. What a GREAT feeling!!!! So turns out this gym thing is working out and I am getting stronger and on my way to a better me :D

Now if only I could get the diet thing under control I may be on to something. Baby steps, baby steps

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Discipline, time outs and following through

There is something to be said about having your children close in age. The boys are 2 1/2 years apart and while disciplining them may not have always been easy it came natural. I was so used to following through and time outs with Bryce because I was still being challenged daily with Noah. Somedays it seemed like someone was ALWAYS in time out or that every minute and every breath was used to repeat what you just said. I learned the art of 2nd chances, when to let things go and I was pretty awesome at picking my battles. There were nights when nothing would help but Daddy and a good bottle of wine and there were nights when you just needed to cry in defeat. But it was all worth it because I think we raised two pretty awesome little guys!

Then almost 4 years later came Chloe. This little adorable toddler we have gets away with murder around here! No really she does. Partly because her Dad and Brothers think everything she does is adorable and laugh their heads off. Yes even her Dad! But mostly because I am lazy at home and do not do very much discipline or time outs with her and forgot following through on anything I say, she knows I am not going to at this point and THAT'S a problem. I noticed this at the dinner table last week, she rules the table. Sings songs, plays with her food, puts her feet on the back of the chair making a plank with the table and chair as her prop, she yells over the boys talking, bangs her fork on the plate and just gets down when she wants. No joke its out of control. Then I started to noticed she just yells and gets her way, takes things from her brothers (which they totally let her), and is super impatient.

So today we are turning over a new leaf. I/We will take more time to follow through and put her in time outs. We will start to teach her discipline and what is right and wrong. She may only be 2 but I know she understands. We must start this now because this Summer is coming and fast and with an out of control toddler there will be NO fun.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Where is the snow?

That is the question I get daily in this house. Noah and Bryce are DYING for some snow to play in. Not just a dusting here and there no these boys want some serious snow. You know the snow that's so deep you almost lose a child walking across the lawn kinda snow. This is the 1st year we hired a plow guy and have yet to need his services. While I am super excited for the day I can sit inside with all 3 children with a warm cup of coffee and watch someone else clear my driveway and walkway I can also wait :) Ben and I are loving the no snow factor that we have going on here in NE this winter, us CA kids like to be able to see the grass ;). But my poor, poor kids are being tortured.

Last night we finally got some snow. And by some I mean very little but just enough to put a smile on the boys faces. No need to call in the plow trucks or anything but snow gear was in order this am. Noah loved every minute of walking down to the bus stop in his snow boots kicking the snow. Bryce however got to stay cuddled up in bed as he was up again last night sick. Chloe touched the snow this morning and quickly said "no snow hands freezing mama" love her!

Noah was hoping for it to stick around so he could play in it after school. Unfortunately, it is already melting and I can see the grass again.

What a difference a year makes!

Noah turns 8

8! Seriously?!? We have been parents for 8 years now and we couldn't imagine having a more amazing little guy. Noah was such a happy baby, toddler and now big kid. He amazes us everyday with everything he does. Not to mention he sets the bar pretty high for the best BIG brother EVER!

We celebrated Noah for the whole weekend and it was a blast! Friday was his Birthday and he was off to school with a smile to celebrate with his class. While he was at school our dear friends Erik, Shae and Liam came up from the Cape. This was very special to Noah as he calls Erik "his 1st buddy" The Watson's have pretty much been there for all of Noah's 1st and a steady part of his life. He loves them dearly and couldn't wait to get home to see them all. We then loaded up with more friends and headed out to Birthday dinner. Saturday was Soccer as usual (with the exception of Bryce as he ended up with a stomach virus and was down for the count, yes that was LOTS of fun) Noahs team had a huge win that day and he scored a few goals himself :) I wasn't there as I was still holding up the puke bucket ;(. After the game he had a sleepover at a buddys house then Sunday was the party. What better way to say Happy Birthday then to take 8 boys to the movies. Our friends helped us chaperone and it was a blast! The kids were amazing and everyone had a great time.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Today was Bryce's 12th trip to the ENT in the past 5 weeks. Okay that number might be inflated a little bit but seriously not that much. Last month he ended up with a double ear infection, pneumonia and strep throat. What can I say the boy knows how to do it right. Due to the mass amounts of drainage coming from his ear we were not able to get a hearing test done until today. All we knew is that from the pressure and drainage he was having troubles with hearing from his one ear.

Of course Chloe didn't sleep well last night and I had to skip the gym to make this appt so we were all a little edgy. All Bryce could think about was getting back in time for Library. All these little things on my mind I completely forgot how much fun hearing tests are with a tired toddler and an edgy Bryce. By the grace of God we made it threw the test and he passed his hearing test.

After we left Mom needed some motivation to get me through the day
this is my motivation. There is nothing better then a Starbucks Double Shot over ice on days like these. Most of you know how much coffee means to me and my life and THIS drink right here IS my lifeline.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Transfer season or the lack thereof.......

It's that time of year again for us. Time to put your picks in, patiently wait (or in my case not so patiently) for Mr. Detailer to tell you what the next 4 years of your life will look like. Pack your boxes, ship your cars, make travel plans and start a new adventure....or is it?

Ben received orders a few months back and it turns out we will NOT be moving this year!!! We are all very excited to stay here in NE and in Hampton. Ben will be moving units but just "up the road" to Station Portsmouth Harbor. While he will have a new job with new adventures the kids and I get to enjoy life in Hampton. This is VERY exciting for us, we love our house, our neighborhood, our schools, our sports and most of all OUR FRIENDS! As most of you military families understand this is VERY hard to LOVE all these things. And yes the day will come and we will have to say goodbye but that day is not now :)

So cheers to another 3 years in Hampton, NH <3

Did I mention how absolutely GORGEOUS the new station is?

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy 2012!!! 2011 was an amazing year and we have little complaints here in the Molnar household but we are all looking forward to an amazing 2012. We kicked off the New Year right with a little adult/kid party at our friends house. No better way to ring in the New Year with some pretty amazing people! The kids (yes all 3) made it till midnight and we all watched the ball drop together &lt;3 The next day we had our annual Marland house brunch. Which was a blast as always. The kids are all getting so big now..tear...but it allows us adults to sit and relax while they play. Of course it helped that it was almost 50 outside on January 1st!!!!

Noah's Birthday is a few weeks away *more tears* followed closely by Chloe and Mom. Lets not forget Valentines Day, my favorite. No better way to start the New Year then with celebrating.

I know I have been HORRIBLE at updating pictures and blogging. I blame it all on Facebook ;) I am not one for New Year resolutions but maybe this year I will try and blog more. Here are some pictures from 2011 &lt;3