Tuesday, December 30, 2008
1-She has some type of fascination with my hair (the other night I was getting ready to leave, and she told me to wait because she hadn't rubbed my hair yet).
2-She always takes a big whiff of my cheek (she says I smell like Jell-O).
3-She wraps her arms around my neck and gives me a million kisses.
4-She tells me I am the best mother "EVA" (if you knew how Ellie talked, you would understand that I can't write "ever")!!
5-When I tell her I love her even though she eats her boogers, she tells me she loves me even though I always get mad.
6-She likes to tell me funny stories while her cheek is next to my cheek, and then we laugh together.
7-She tells me she loves me all the way to Natalie's (and that is at least 45 minutes away...which means she loves me a lot!!).
8-If I tickle her arms, she tickles mine.
9-Every night she asks if she can sleep in my bed when her bum gets dry...
10-Cuddling starts all over again in my bed at 4 am.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
She's desperate, she even discussed options with Dan. I was flipping through channels, and I happend to stop on the "pregnant man" story on Discovery. Ellie's jaw hit the floor. A couple days later she had this conversation with Dan:
Ellie: Hey Dad, if mommy doesn't want to have a baby you can.
Dan: No, I can't. Guys can't have babies.
Ellie: Uh...yeah they can, I saw it on TV.
And she DID!!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Well, Dan had a really good experience getting Ellie ready one day before we went out to eat. You see, Ellie hates getting dressed, she hates wearing hats, but most of all if you put something like a shirt over her head she can't see the TV. Except for this night, Ellie let Dan get her dressed. She didn't fight it or scream, and best of all she wore this hat:
My grandma's neighbor made it just for her, and even though I had tried multiple times to get her to wear it, I was never successful.
So, I thought to myself, let's take a family picture by the tree. Great idea right? Well, I guess it is a great idea unless you are a camera. I set it on the timer, and this is what it gave us...
Now it is obvious, when it comes to family pictures, we need professional help.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Ellie: How come you get to stay up, and I can't?
Me: Because I'm an adult.
Ellie: Well, I just really want to be an adult.
Me: Just enjoy being a kid, you'll grow up fast enough.
Ellie: So, maybe when I'm six I can be an adult?
Me: Try 26.
Ellie: Whatever mom (as she rolls her eyes...who taught her that? I'm not looking forward to the teenage years.). When my bum is dry can I sleep in your bed?
Me: Sorry, only two adults maximum in a bed (well, at least in my house).
Ellie: I'm just kidding mom, I'm only a little girl. Can I sleep in your bed when my bum is dry?
Monday, November 17, 2008
Dan (who I guess pretty much wants another baby), informed Ellie that mommy and daddy could make her a baby brother or sister if she wanted us to....uh, yeah...I don't even let Dan have input on that (obviously). Anyway, while I have been teaching my family has been helping take Ellie (they are so HELPFUL!!). My dad was watching Ellie, and they apparently had this conversation:
Ellie: Grandpa, I want a baby sister.
My Dad: You do?
Ellie: Yeah, did you know that my dad and I can make one if we want to?
Good thing she told my dad, he won't call CPS on us...
Today, I took down Halloween (get off my back, I've been busy!!). When I informed Ellie on what I was doing she said, "Oh, great....now our house is going to be boring again!!"
A couple of weeks ago, we had game night with some friends. Our house was a disaster, but luckily I had this multi-tasking girl...
I would say she will make a man happy some day, but I think that is sexist!! Besides, she is planning on being a blue (blue is her FAVORITE color, you know) doctor that delivers babies. Hopefully she finds a husband who is a GREAT housekeeper.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Now when just Ellie and I go to the store, I refuse to use these stupid shopping carts:
Ellie knows and respects my wishes, but Dan...well he's a sucker. Dan runs Ellie up and down the aisles in these carts, she loves it. I really shouldn't question why she prefers her dad, should I? Anyway, back to the story at hand...
Ellie was whining (three year olds are the best, aren't they?), in her defense she was out late sans nap. She didn't want to be in the blue cart anymore, so I let her out. Dan and Ellie decided to play tag around the store which left me with this BIG, DAMN shopping cart!! I don't even know how to manuever these things. So, there I was at Macey's trying to get in-between the aisles without making sharp turns. I was sweating profusely, cussing under my breath, and getting weird looks, because I was pushing around this STUPID cart with no kid in it!!
Mark my words, this will NEVER happen again!! Forget about spending time with the family, I will enjoy my time by myself when I go shopping.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Lately I have been prying books from Ellie's hands at night, tonight was no different. I missed her today. I just started my field work, and I am gone from 8-4 Monday through Friday. I didn't realize what a privilege it is to stay home. Hopefully we can play our cards right so that I won't always be a working mom.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
When I threatened to give Teeny Tiny Baby a spanking, Ellie said, "Oh, mom it was just me...I was kidding. SHEESH!"
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Okay, so we really weren't...I have to admit that I didn't even notice that the "Frankenstein monster" Ellie had colored was hanging above the bed when I got up this morning. Oh well, Dan tried.
Now, I've mentioned that Dan hates Halloween, and I LOVE it (minus scary shows and Haunted Houses). Really, I hope our marriage works out, I'd hate to get divorced over this!! :P
The history behind Dan despising Halloween is this: Dan was not allowed to go Trick or Treating when he was younger. His family didn't celebrate Halloween at all, well except that ONE time...
Dan doesn't really remember how old he was, but he was home with his siblings one Halloween night. His parents left the kids at home, and while they were gone, Dan and his two older brothers Eric and Kimball decided that they were going to get some Halloween candy.
It is amazing how they worked together, and actually really touching. Eric and Dan designated Kimball to go (instead of fighting about it, heart strings already, right? Wouldn't you think they would argue about WHO would get to go?). Kimball didn't have a costume, and didn't want to go without one, so Dan and Eric scrambled to make him one. They used a football helmet and plastic garbage bags. Kimball went out the back door, jumped the padlocked fence, and went Trick or Treating in the neighborhood while Dan and Eric watched him from their little sister's room, cheering the WHOLE time!!
When Kimball got home he dumped out his pillowcase, and divided the candy evenly among all the siblings. Isn't that sweet? Really, it is one of those stories that make you laugh and cry...I know I did!!
Anyway, that was Dan's happiest Halloween EVER...The End.
Luckily we have some great friends that celebrate, and we are looking forward to the party Halloween night, and yes, we are dressing up...TBA.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Ellie has an imaginary friend, Teeny Tiny Baby. I'm really not a huge fan of the little one. She constantly complains, she never sits in her carseat, she has been known to jump into Ellie's mouth on occasion, and I have sat on her before. In my defense, it is hard when they are little, and don't exist!!
Even though my teacher (okay, actually professor) told me that imaginary friends are a sign of creativity and intelligence (I told you she was a genius), Teeny Tiny Baby didn't really appear until I started getting busier with school. What breaks my heart more is when Ellie is doing her "homework", and she tells Teeny Tiny Baby to leave her alone, because she is busy (Do I really say that?).
I start field next week, and even though I am excited to get going on it, I'm also nervous. I've never left Ellie with anyone, but family (and Meagan's cute sister Maddie for an hour on Wednesdays). I know she'll be in good hands, I am just realizing what a change this is going to be for us. I'm looking forward to her social interactions with other kids, but I will miss our daily interactions (she is at her best when she first wakes up in the morning). Who knew that I would like being a stay at home mom, even though I really don't like little kids that much? I guess it is different when you have your own...
Anyway, I didn't mean to turn it into a blubbering post...I hate school.
I do love this though...
Thursday, October 23, 2008
You can only honor five people with this award...the first four are dedicated to being a reader of your blog. The fifth is an out of state (or country)...Jessica honored me with this award, and it really touched me...
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
1. Katy (Ellie usually refers to me as Katy when we are playing together, I don't mind...it is a little less formal.)
3 Restaurants I like:
1. PF Changs
3. Old Spaghetti Factory
3 Trips I have planned for the rest of the year:
1. none (sad)
2. none (WAY sad)
3. none (are you crying for me too?)
3 Things I REALLY want:
1. A bigger house
2. Better time management skills (lesson plan, due tomorrow...I still have all night, right?)
3. Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses
3 Pets I have/had:
(these were all at my parent's house, luckily Dan and I share the philosophy...the only good pet is a dead pet, or a monkey.)
3 Things I did yesterday:
1. Running at 5 am (no worries, I think I am falling out of love with it)
2. Went to school
3. Did "cool tricks" with Ellie (jumping on the bed and such)
3 Things I ate yesterday:
3. One Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kiss (they do exist)
3 Fears I have:
1. Car Accident
3 Things I plan on doing today: (Considering that it is 10:20, we'll just mention what I did today)
1. Took Ellie to gymnastics
2. Grocery shopping
3. Met with the bishop of our new ward (Say hello to your new nursery substitutes!! Poor kids, I told them I didn't like little kids, but really where are they going to put me? I don't like teenagers or other adults either...)
3 Things I plan on doing tomorrow:
1. Give a kick-a presentation involving this video.
2. Go running
Holidays I love:
1. HALLOWEEN!!! This has actually been a struggle in our marriage, I LOVE Halloween, and as a kid Dan never got to celebrate it (well he did once, but that will be in a post all its own closer to Halloween day!!), so he HATES it!!
2. 24th of July
3. New Year's Eve/New Year's Day
3 Beverages I like:
2. Orange Juice
3 People I tag: