Monday, June 30, 2008
Ellie was fine all day and ate like a horse. She took a 3 hour nap even which is awesome! She went to bed around 9 and Chris and I watched a few episodes of our new fave show...Dirty Jobs. That guy is so funny. And cute!
At 12:22, just as I was about to fall asleep I hear "MOMMY!!!" and then lots of crying. As a mom, you quickly learn the "mommy?"s from the "MOMMY!!!"s. This was definitely a "MOMMY!" I swore under my breath (or out loud, maybe) and rush into her room. It was dark so all I feel at first was wet. I thought she was bleeding, maybe a nosebleed or something. I rush over to tun on the light. It was not blood. It was, you guessed it, vomit. Now, while vomit is much safer than pounds of blood, I still was not relieved. It was all over her pillow, her bed, her jammies, in her hair, everywhere. Of course, all she wants is to be comforted, and all I want is to not puke myself.
I start stripping her pajamas off and stripping her bed while Chris starts the bath. God bless my husband, he got in the tub with her to wash the chunks out. He wanted to make her feel better and not so scared. He is such a good daddy. Luckily I was down in the basement putting the barf covered stuff in the washer and missed all the chunks in the tub.
By 12:45 am she was clean. She still smelled a little funky, but what are you gonna do. We put her in her crib and said a prayer that there would be no repeat offense. There wasn't. The other good part was that none of her loveys (yellow sunshine, blue sunshine, or sherbert) were hit in barf-fest 2008. The rest of the night was pretty uneventful.
She woke up with fever though and now I am trying to decide if I should give her Tylenol even though she won't eat anything or wait til she eats to medicate her. This mom stuff is hard. Especially when vomit is involved.
1 hour has elapsed from above story to now...
Ok, gave her the tylenol at 8:42 and at 8:50 she wanted to go downstairs to play. My kid is a tylenol junkie.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I should first mention that this place is GORGEOUS and you are treated like a queen here. I should also mention that you have to dress to play here. And I mean dress!! I wore heels to a golf course (to wear before and after of course)! I should also mention that the majority of these ladies are hoity-toity and have way too much time and money on their hands. I love to just listen to the conversations around me..."we can't decide where to vacation, the south of France or an African safari, what do you think?" Boy would I like to have tough decisions like that.
We start out with a nice breakfast of fresh muffins and some kind of eggy souffle thing. Delish. Then we head to our carts to start our round. How they remember my clubs and what cart they go on is amazing. I am sure they have some kind of system, but it sure is classy the way everything is taken care of for you.
They you go play your round. The course is hard. Almost too hard for a girl that plays 3 times a year these days. I struggled a lot but hit some good putts and did help my team. Along they way they have little refreshment stations set up for you with drinks and snacky stuff. Awesome.
Then you go have your "ladies lunch"on the patio and see who wins and have a raffle. Every year they give everyone a gift for attending. This year it was a cashmere pashmina. Ho hum. HA! This thing is awesome. Don't know if I will ever wear it but it sure is pretty.
Due to handicapping (to those non golfers reading, it is a system to make the game fair), our team came in second at -17. We won golf shoes! Of course I had just bought brand new golf shoes but it is still an awesome prize. I think I am gonna try and sell mine on Craigslist. Trashy? I don't know...
So another guest day has come and gone. My one day of the year to pretend I am filthy rich is over. It was fun.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
She actually tried to splash me in the pool.
She requested cold cereal for breakfast. Not a big deal you think? I pride myself on her healthy hot breakfasts every morning and she finally said "no eggs and sausage, mama, I want big cereal!!" Her wish was my command.
She talks on the phone like she had been doing it for 15 years.
She plays pretend. This is so much fun to watch. Every morning, she refills my coffee, makes me a pie (cherry of course) and pops me some popcorn. I did not teach her any of this. In this particular picture, she is feeding all her babies (who are in their highchairs!) and she was going "and a bite for you, and a bite for you," etc...
She is a diva!! Must be wearing jewelry at all times.
There are a few other clues as well....She negotiates. She has painted toes and loves them!! Cute or trashy? I have no idea but the power went out the other day and I gave us pedis (to kill some time)!! She tries to make us laugh and is very good at it. She has to carry a purse when we go out filled with essentials like a car, a toy dog, 12cents, a book, and a little man. Like I don't have enough to carry...
Slow down honey! Don't grow up so fast!!
Monday, June 16, 2008
Chris and I have been married for 7 years today! Of course, we have been together since the dawn of time so it seems like much longer (in a good way!!)
Ellie's godparents are babysitting tonight and we are either golfing and having dinner (weather permitting) or doing dinner and a movie. It has been A LONG time since we have had some alone time together and we are looking forward to it!!
In honor of my husband, here are some things I love about him...
he always gives me the first drink of his soda
he rubs my feet every night
he makes awesome scrambled eggs
he does a lot of Ellie duty when he comes home from work, even though I know he must be tired
he always cleans his whiskers out of the sink when he shaves...well, almost always
he is a great kisser
he is good to his mother
he loves that I am home with Ellie and works extra hard to make sure it is financially possible
he is home every night by 5:30 and spends most weekends with Ellie
he is very good about giving me some much needed alone time
he is a stone cold fox!!
He is so wonderful and I love him very, very much. Happy Anniversary honey!
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Did you know...
a squirrel can't run and breathe at the same time?
banging your head against the wall burns 150 calories an hour?
right handed people live, on average, 9 years longer than left handed people?
pearls melt in vinegar?
turtles can breathe through their butts?
no word in the English language rhymes with "month, orange, silver, or purple"?
the average lifespan of a major league baseball is 7 pitches?
non-dairy creamer is flammable?
there are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball?
Don't know how I know these things...I just do!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
1. Cheese is not a crayon.
2. Don't pinch Mommy's bottom.
3. Stop drinking the bathwater. It is yucky!
4. Poop does not go on the wall.
5. I know Meow (our cat) has a pink butt.
6. Dora loves broccoli!
7. Rocks don't go to bed.
8. Here, give mommy your booger.
9. Sunshine cream (sunscreen) is not for eating.
10. Eat one more french fry and you can get down. (This coming from the mother that wasn't going to give her kid fries EVER!)
Funny things Ellie has said the last few weeks...
1. It's my hair. Don't touch it!
2. Come on guys! Apparently Mommy and Daddy are now "guys."
3. Kiss my butt. (She had a boo boo on it.)
4. Howler monkeys go "ooo ooo ahh ahh"
5. Mommy, I eat bubbles!
6. I has yellow hair.
7. I love my rock.
8. I needs a bath. I am stinky!
9. I see a car far away. I think I need my telescope. (This one blew me away!)
10. I need to get my poop out.
Life with a toddler is great. She is so much fun!