Monday, November 24, 2008

Photo Tag

This is the fourth photo from my fourth album.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Today's Ellie-ism

Ellie and I had this discussion at bedtime:

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


Usually I do fairly well at keeping my blog updated (let's be honest I do better than most of you...I have to at least update it once a week!!), and still I am not doing too shabby, but I need to hurry and get these Ellie-isms out before I forget them!!

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, 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

I'm Offended.

My first grade bully told me I looked like Velma from Scooby Doo.

When I told certain family members about it, they laughed. My family is mean to me. Dan said, "At least she (as in Velma) is smart." Yeah, who wants to be pretty and dumb anyway?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Next Time, I'll go by MYSELF!!

Yesterday I got home a little late from school. Dan had gotten off early (nice to have him home, sucks because of a smaller paycheck). Anyway, we were in dire need of some groceries (WHAT!!? I've been busy.), so I suggested that Dan and Ellie join me at the grocery store.

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

Can you say blunt?

Ellie and I were watching E! this morning (yes, we skipped church). A Pro-Active commercial came on...

Ellie: That stuff is for zits.

me: Yep.

Ellie: You need some of that stuff.

me: Thanks, no more TV. Go clean your room.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Interesting book?

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.

Spousal Abuse?

I really wanted my steak grilled, even if it was raining...

This face means, "I love you. You are a good wife, and I don't mind cooking you a yummy steak in the cold."

And here is cute Ellie. I should mention that Dan used a stick (in between the sliding glass doors) to keep Ellie and me from coming outside to "bug" him, that wasn't very nice.