Thursday, May 14, 2009

2 posts in one

We are heading to the beach for a week so I am probably not going to be posting for awhile. So today you get 2 posts for the price of 1!

First, this morning. It is all rainy and cozy here today. For some reason, Ellie has been waking up at the butt crack of dawn lately. So at 6 something, we hear "Daddy! Mommy! I'm awake! Come get me!"


So I stumble in there, pick her up, tell her it's too early, and she is going to go back to sleep with Mommy and Daddy for awhile. That lasts about 30 seconds.

"Scratch Mom."

Ugh. In all his infinite wisdome, Chris started scratching Ellie's back. Now, she wants scratched all the time.

I half ass scratch her back.

"I'm not tired. I am getting up"

Me: "mmmphft"

Off she goes. A minute later. "I can't find my flip flops. I CAN'T FIND MY FLIP FLOPS AND I NEED TO WEAR THEM RIGHT NOW!!"

You really can't blame her for this one. Look how cute they are.

We think they are downstairs, so off she goes in search of them. "THEY'RE NOT DOWN HERE AND I NEED TO WEAR THEM RIGHT NOW!!"

Chris: (throwing off the covers and muttering expletives under his breath) "I'm coming honey"

They are found in the toy room and all is quiet for a few minutes. Meanwhile, Chris and I are all cuddled up in bed for a few last minutes of warmth and cuddles. Did I mention it is all rainy here today? Is there anything better than laying in bed listening to it rain? Next thing we know, Ellie is standing by our bed.

"Eat some." (shake shake) "Eat some!"
Apparently, she went downstairs, rifled through the stuff we are taking on vacation, decided on these, and brought them back up. (Did I fall asleep? How did I miss her going down the stairs?)
Fine. Do whatever you want kid, if it means I can sleep for 5 more minutes. So, the first thing she ate this morning was teddy grahams. Oh well.

Next post, the zoo. These are just a few pics from our zoo trip yesterday.
This is the face I get when I say smile. Isn't it nice?

Hugging a camel.

Walking on a log. I swear we walked on every single damn ledge at the zoo. I remember loving to do this too, but sheesh. Every single one? Really?

Trying to get a pretty shot by some flowers. This was the best of the bunch. She looks spaced out.

Feeding the lorikeets. We both had birds on our heads at one point. I wish I could have gotten a pic of ellie, but I was holding her when it happened, and she was not pleased. She went rigid and said very calmly, "I do not like this. Get it off Mom." Notice the distance she is keeping with one on my shoulder.

So I will be back in a week or so with tons of beach pics. I am so excited!!


forever folding laundry said...

Can I stow away in your luggage? I want a beach week! You'll probably be all nice and tan when you come back. Ahhhhh. Enjoy!!!


Sschraed said...

Have a great time!
We are doing the same thing in the morning with getting up early. I think it should be a law that you have to stay in bed until at least 7 or 8. :)

Lindy from Indy said...

I've been wondering how your trip went. Can't wait to see the pictures!