Monday, February 25, 2008

Nanny Diaries

Today Ellery and I were in Learning Express picking out a few gifts for upcoming birthday parties and the sales lady helping me asked if I was her nanny!! She told me I didn't look a day over 18 and that she hoped she didn't offend me. It must have been the lack of makeup I was wearing! I just had to laugh.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Lemons

A few things have happened since I last blogged. Our computer being fixed is not one of them...bummer. We had a service guy come out to look at it and it seems we may have gotten a lemon. They are sending us an entirely new one.
Which makes me sad because I can't post pictures from our ultrasound yesterday! It amazes me how much he/she has changed in 6 weeks. I got to see the little arms and legs waving around. The ultrasound tech told me that I had one cooperative little baby on my hands. Maybe this is an indication of #2's personality? Let's hope so! I asked if she could tell me if it is a boy or girl but she looked at me like I was crazy. So, not until April 10th!
I am craving anything sour. I have never enjoyed lemons in my water but I cannot get enough these days. I am also heavily snacking on sour patch kids!
Ellery is doing great. She is always saying or doing something that makes Nathan and I laugh. She has started this thing where she brushes her hair behind her ears with her hands...what a little lady! I am trying my best to enjoy even the days when she decides to throw herself on the floor of every store in a complete tantrum. I know it is just a phase!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Dentists and V-Day Surprises

Yesterday was Ellery's first trip to the dentist! I was preparing myself for a rough visit but to my surprise and delight, Ellery was an angel! She just sat in my lap and opened her mouth in order for the dentist to remove plaque, floss, and brush her teeth with bubble gum toothpaste. It was amazing! She is a girl after her mom's heart - I love getting my teeth cleaned! The dentist promised her a look inside the huge toy chest which didn't hurt either. We were concerned because one of Ellery's front teeth is not descending, but the dentist said it was from her pacifier. It is good to know that there is a tooth up there! After my consulation with her, it looks like Ellery is headed for a mouth full of braces down the road.

On another note, Happy Valentines Day! I have a great picture to share of Ellery someday (hopefully soon). We were outside this morning before school and she was playing with this huge heart balloon I bought her yesterday at the grocery store that even plays music. Nathan came home for a few minutes which is out of the norm (I will tell you what he was up to in a second) and Ellery was showing him the balloon. He thought it was weighted at the bottom and before we knew it her balloon had taken flight. This of course led to many tears, but he did promise her a new one.

So when I got home today, there was another balloon waiting by the door for her with elmo stamps attached to the string. I thought how sweet of him to have gone right out and purchased her a new one. But the sweetness doesn't end there. He had put elmo valentines in all of her favorite spots around the house - the kitchen cabinet she likes to reorganize all the time, the backyard door, her table and highchair, the bottom of the stairs, etc. etc. It was just adorable! I can't wait for her to get home and discover all of her little surprises! And for me, there was a bouquet of about 3 dozen multi-colored roses and extra-long twizzlers! He sure does know the way to his girls' hearts!

Monday, February 11, 2008

A little of this and that

Wow...it's been a long time since I have sat down to blog. Part of the reason is that I have all these great pictures to post but we are in the process of switching computers and I haven't been able to upload them. So stay tuned for pictures!
We have been staying busy as usual. Ellery is saying new words right and left and I am starting to wonder where my "baby" has gone. Along with all her sweetness, she has started some behaviors that make me think we are already in the terrible-two's stage. She now finds delight in screaming at the top of her lungs (especially in public places) and has become very possessive over her toys and things. "Mine" and "no mine" are very popular words at the moment. I know it is just a phase but it is sometimes difficult to know how to respond and discipline appropriately. I need to read up! She does surprise me at times and show great empathy when another toddler is in distress. I will even sometimes catch her saying "Sorry".

I have been attending the Beth Moore Bible study at our church on Tuesday nights and it has been so timely in my life. I am continually amazed how even as adults we go through seasons of life that take us back to the drama of junior high school minus the bangs and braces. It is in the rough seasons though that I find myself growing so much. If we let Him, these seasons can be used for eternity purposes.

Oh, and guess who will be celebrating his 30th birthday tomorrow? Nathan! He is not really wanting to celebrate but we are! So make sure and wish him a happy birthday. He is such a tremendous blessing to not only me, but to his daughter, his family, and his friends! I will give you all the details from his "surprise" party next time!
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