Sunday, March 14, 2010

Our Morning

Here's our morning so far...

I was so excited to lead worship this morning at church, but instead I was vomited on multiple times by Ellie. We decided to run to the store to get some Pedialyte, but we locked ourselves out of the house! After calling the local police, who couldn't help us, Joe got to show off his brute strength by bashing in the window to our back door with a brick. Oh yes, apparently Ellie detests Pedialyte. I wish she had mentioned that little fact when I told her that's what we were going to get.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Snow Baby

We got about 12-14 inches of snow last night, and this was Eliana's first experience with it! It took longer to get her dressed than we spent outside, but she loved it. She cried when I said we had to go inside. Click on the slideshow to see larger versions on the photos.

Friday, February 5, 2010

My Handyman

Joe is experiencing the joys of home ownership. He saved us some big bucks by fixing this one himself. I'm so proud of him and so happy I didn't have to do it!
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Spoon Skills

Check out Eliana's new skills with the spoon!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Potty Time

You have been warned. There will be talk of potty training within this post.

Okay, it all started about two months ago when Eliana started to relax during her baths by going poo. It didn't take me too long to recognize "that look" and quickly grab her from the tub and put her on the potty. After about a week of this, I thought...Hmmm. I wonder if she will go on the potty at some time other than during her bath. I gave it a try, and wonder of wonders, it worked! Enough of those dirty diapers if she'll take care of it in the bathroom. Eliana pretty much has #2 down pat. We've only had 2 dirty diapers in about a month (both of which I chalk up to an upset tummy for reasons that I won't detail here). We're still having lots of wet diapers, but she seems pretty young to push the whole bathroom routine more frequently than we already are. I'm just so grateful for the progress she's made thus far.
We have a great song I made up for the occasion that seems to produce wonderful results. I'll have to record it and post it for your enjoyment. Watch for it coming soon!

Christmas Photos

We had a wonderful Christmas this year in our new home. We even managed to get our tree up by December 23! Eliana was so fun. She got a real kick out of opening all her gifts and had a great time visiting with all the family. She's always a charmer in a crowd.

Monday, December 28, 2009

New Home Photos

Here are a few "before" photos of the new place. I can't wait to make my mark!
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Keys Tomorrow

While it looks like Eliana has already made herself comfortable in her new house, we get the keys to the big house tomorrow. Hurrah! After all this waiting, the time has finally arrived. I'm grateful that I've been able to arrange my work schedule to have both tomorrow and Friday off. It wasn't supposed to be that way, but I had to work a day this weekend to get a project finished which enabled me to get another day off during the upcoming week. Perfect timing! We should be all moved over by next weekend. I'm hoping to spend either Thursday or Friday night in the new place. :-)

Monday, November 23, 2009

New House

Hi all! Here are a couple quick shots of our new home. We closed last week and I'm just itching to get my hands on it. I'm hoping to get the keys before Christmas, but it's a bit up in the air. I'd move tonight if we could!

Holy Molars!

This has been the Week of Teeth--two molars and a another front tooth all at once. Not fun! I've got to say, I love seeing all those teeth when she smiles.

I didn't have to work today, so Ellie and I hit the mall to do some Christmas shopping. While there, we took a time out to have a good time in the garden playland. We've only been there once before, but as soon as Ellie saw it, she started squealing and kicking. She just couldn't get out of the stroller fast enough. Here are a few more shots from the morning:

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Okay, so it's 5:30 a.m., and Joe has left for work. I'm doing a little school work while Eliana is playing on the living room floor. I'm lost in a list of student names when, all of a sudden, I realize that it's too quiet. Do you know that feeling? So I quickly look up to see Eliana sharing her pacifier with the dog. Yuck! The dog would lick it, and Ellie would put it back in her mouth and giggle. I only saw one round of this before I put an end to it, but who knows how many times it happened? UGH!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fall Foliage Fun

Click on the photo below to see my entire fall album.
Fall Photos 09

Double click the slide show to open it in a new window. Otherwise, all the photos you are seeing below are cropped a bit, and I'm sure you want to see every pixel of Ellie!