Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Grateful

It has been a rough couple of days, days I didn't really ask for, but happened anyway. Hello, where is the off switch!!? Although, life can be a drama blur at times, I'm happy to just stay around my highly entertaining family.


Rhys is bound and determined to figure out how to get out of every baby restraint. He is constantly fiddling with his carseat and high chair buckle. However, his buddah belly gets in the way. I think it is about time Dan and I teach him the "truffle shuffle".


Dan's been working a bit more (which financially is better than less). He actually picked Ellie up the other day, and gave her a ride in his truck. She was in Heaven. If, she lowers her standards and wants to be a truck driver instead of a doctor that delivers babies...you won't see many happy posts about him anymore. ;)

And that Ellie girl of mine...how do I get her to stop saying OMG? I claim majority of the abundance of colorful language that comes out of her mouth, but that is definitely not one of them. TV gets the blame for that one.

I realize some are not as fortunate as me, and that makes me sad, but never should someone's happiness and joy be someone else's source of belittlement and anger. It just isn't right.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Swim Blessings

Lucy and Ellie finished their first week of survival swimming this week. Ellie LOVES it, and Lucy wants to love it. They both worked really hard today, and did some pretty amazing things. In fact, Dan and I took Ellie to the pool today only to have her jump in without either one of us in the pool, and then she swam back to the side...awesomeness.




Don't mind the pantless baby...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Awww...he's "cute"

And you wonder why I don't believe you when you say my baby is cute, family.
"He looks like Larry H. Miller."



"He looks like the Clown on Spawn." That one was particularly hurtful. :P

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Age Progression








Phew...I'm glad that is over!!

Ellie had her first friend birthday party this year (and fingers crossed, I'm hoping her last). The party was bug themed. We made antennae headbands, had a bug hunt, made dirt cups, opened presents, and broke a pinata.



One of the many presents from her friends. This one is from our cute, new neighbor Kaylee. Ellie loved it!


The pinata, and a couple of action shots.

And then what do you do when your party ideas end 45 minutes before pick up time? Panic followed by Improvising. We played I had a little Buggy (think I had a little Doggy), followed by musical leaves, and then when all improvised ideas were out, we put in a Bug's Life.
Dan took a two hour nap, we went out to eat, and then Dan took Ellie to the pool with our friends while Rhys and I took a nap. I'm so glad the friend party is over!!

Take Five

We celebrated Ellie's birthday with family on her actual birthday. Dan pumped up Ellie's new pool all night long, just so she could swim in it the moment she woke up in the morning. She loved it, and stayed in her swimsuit all day long. Well, until it was time for the family party.



Dan told her she could wear whatever she wanted. She chose this:

Doesn't this picture look questionable?
Her cake looked like this (don't be jealous over my cake making skills):


Her favorite present was a pillow pet. Ellie is a walking infomercial, and now everyone on our street has a pillow pet. You're welcome neighbors. :)