Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
She got to eat giant roasted (German) corn.
Then she rode a (German)pony.
But the thing she wanted most (which of course had the longest, nonmoving line ever) was to get her face painted. We finally got almost to the front and she had to go to the bathroom. Brandon held our place in line (with the floral diaper bag). He's really a good sport when it comes to Ellie and her whims. And I ran faster than I have ever run before to the fabulous portable facilities. we got back in plenty of time and the nice lady painted a special design on Ellie's arm instead of her face so she could really see it and admire it and show it off to everyone.
She painstakingly (for a 2 year old) looked over the choices for (German)face painting.
She finally chose a (German) heart with sparkles to go on one cheek.
But the lady convinced her to get a (German) flower vine on her arm instead and she loved it!
After that we finally got some German food (bratwurst and schnitzel) because the lines were not so long by then. We never did get any beer because by the time those lines were short, it was time to come home.
The only other part that was German was the music. Ellie loved that too. She danced all around. When I asked her what her favorite part of the night was, she said "The music...and the ponies, and the painting and the corn and Spiderman." (There was a Spiderman jumpy thing which she did not go in. She is terrified of those things when there's other kids in them.)
But the funniest thing of all was actually yesterday morning before any of this even happened. We had been talking about going to the "festival" (pronounced "bestibal" ) since Thursday. So on the way to eat lunch with Brandon yesterday Ellie started asking me all about vegetables, or so I thought. I launched into a whole discussion with her about what kinds of foods are vegetables and what are fruits, etc... By the way, according to her chicken is not meat, it's just chicken! Anyway- we had this whole conversation and then about 3 hours later I realize all she really wanted to know about was the "festival" not "vegetables". Sorry E.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Today Ellie wore one of her pillowcase dresses that Ilene (thanks I!) made her last year. She has grown a lot as you can see......
(November 06 )
Then she had to be
a ballerina for the rest of the day.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
"Daddy, I feel my leg better!" She used her soft bristled baby hair brush for an applicator. It was a thick layer from thigh to toe. And even between each toe. Joy! Of course she was already dressed for gymnastics and we didn't have an extra outfit. Butt cream is hard to wash off for a reason. She was slightly greasy all day.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
then a dressup and art area with a whole wall of chalkboard paint. Then there is a room made for smaller kids with a toy kitchen, balls, etc... That's the room Ellie likes the best.
And there is also a room for Bear Factory Express where you can make animals and dress them up in silly outfits. We didn't do that today though. It's extra. It was a great day for it because it rained all day. I am so glad to have another option for playtime.
After playing for a while, we went to lunch next door at Euro Bistro where they have a $6.00 Italian food lunch buffet. It was delicious. We ended the day with a trip to Wal-Mart and no fussing all day. So she got to ride the carousel.
Then of course, she didn't take a nap and had an uber-meltdown at supper time/right when Brandon got home. So needless to say, she's fast asleep already. Overall though, it was a great day. Hope everyone else's was too.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
OMG!! I just saw on the TV that Kohl's is opening in Dothan October 3rd. There will be a Kohl's only 29 miles from where I lay my head at night. wahooooooo!!! I can't believe it. There wasn't one in the whole state of LA for most of the time I lived there. I think there's one in Baton Rouge now, but that was hours away. Movin' on up!
And I discovered there is a very nice potential babysitter living right next door. She came over with her mom to introduce themselves today. I'm a little worried I might be struck by lightening or something tonight with all this good news. Better sign off so I don't blow up the computer.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Oh- and I walked across the Cooper River Bridge with Ashby. It's huge, and STEEP. My calves and shins hurt until yesterday.
I didn't take many pictures. Now I wish I had. We had almost everyone together. We missed Davis and Lori and Forrest. Hopefully over the holidays we'll all be together. For now, we are glad to be home in our own space. But I do miss waking up and seeing the ocean across the street.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Today the beach is on the schedule and maybe some seafood. That's it!
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Yesterday we stayed around the house mostly. Well, Brandon went hunting early and Ellie and I slept in. Actually, we got up about the same time as always. She has some kind of internal clock. We did go out to the Mellow Mushroom for dinner. It was yummy. They had football on in surround sound so it was a little loud for me. Then we went to Carvel's and all three of us only ate half our ice cream because we were so full. It's just nice to have lots of places to go.
Today we slept in again (8:00) and I made us pancakes. Then this afternoon I went stamping. For FOUR hours. It was great. We made 9 cards for the fall holidays. I had a lot of fun and got lots of ideas (that I will steal and make my own cards with) hahahahahahahahaha Of course, while I was gone, Ellie slept for about 2 hours and then played in the garage with Brandon for the rest of the time. Check out the Ellie says section for a funny.....For everyone in SC, see you THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW!!!
Friday, September 7, 2007
Then she fell asleep on the way to Wal-Mart so she was less than happy for that whole errand. And of course, she did not take a nap for the rest of the day. I tried. She stayed in the crib forever, just talking and playing babies. Finally she called me to say she had to go potty and when she was done, she said "Mommy, I just can't sleep." It was so funny. She was good all afternoon.
Then this evening we went to the woods with Brandon (after he rode his bike 12 miles home from work) to look around. It was fun. I wore Ellie in the backpack and she loved it. She kept looking for "all the baby animals". When it started to get dark, she was a little concerned because of all the cricket noises and stuff. We told her nothing was going to hurt her. Then she was afraid that all the baby animals would be scared. We had to reassure her that they were all with their families too. She is a riot. Here is my attempt at the sweet picture. But she has learned a new trick so it's hard to get a nice one anymore.
Here is a close up of her new favorite face.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
In other news, there is apparently nothing wrong with my jaw. The x-rays showed no signs of misalignment. I was told to just keep taking the ibuprofen and call back if it doesn't get better. Maybe I'll try to get a job at the hospital here.
I do however have a slight problem with my toe. I think I may have broken or at least jammed the heck out of it. I was gracefully walking into my closet yesterday afternoon and slammed/caught my toe on the door frame. If you heard a loud bang followed by a curse (or six) about 3 yesterday, that was me. It is not pretty. I took a picture for evidence.
It doesn't really show the lovely purple color well on camera. It started between the toes, but now it's spread a little down my foot. Didn't stop me from jazzercising last night or this morning though. I'm glad it's the pinky toe. I've discovered I really don't use it that much anyway. And since I already have the ibuprofen and the other super pills, I'm not even going to the Dr. this time.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
And, no, I did not decorate her....
Not really sure why she has the frightened look on her face. I think it was just for effect.