Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
The funniest thing that happened all weekend was during the match on Saturday. While the game was very exciting, nothing holds the attention of a 3 year old for long. We got an extra ball and Granny, Ellie and I started playing "Monkey in the Middle". Granny was the monkey and I advised her not to catch the ball when E threw it as she does not enjoy being the monkey (or losing at any game for that matter). She was very tired- I was trying to keep the atmosphere pleasant. Anyway, Granny missed several times on purpose because E was throwing and then she caught one that I threw so I became the monkey. So Ellie began to throw it to Granny, I missed mostly on purpose and then Granny missed a couple of balls again. To which Ellie said, "It's ok Granny, it's hard to catch balls when you're so old like that." I thought I would pee my pants from laughing so hard. The best part was, Granny didn't hear it and I had to repeat it because she wanted to know what was so funny. Of course I also had to repeat it for Mom and Lori, then for Davis when he finished and then for Tyler when he came that night. Hilarious!
And here's Derek, or as I like to call him- Granny's boyfriend. She is in love with him. I am going to make her a shirt for her birthday that says "I HEART Derek". He is really good.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
#2 I'm addicted to facebook and it's a little more fun than this because you can see what everyone else is doing.
#3 I don't take as many pictures as I used to unless we are traveling.
Those are my excuses.
And here are some pics to sum up what it's been like since the last post.
Brandon came home on Sunday, but before that it was a little crazier than usual. I think Ellie was feeling a little jealous and neglected. So to lift her spirits, she decided to decorate the living room-with glitter.
The tree was still up, so I didn't really think the extra flair was necessary. I think that's the maddest I've ever been at her. It wouldn't have been so bad if I hadn't just told her that we would do a craft with glitter as soon as I was finished feeding the baby- just don't open the glitter by yourself. She literally, threw it around the room so it would "rain" down on her. It was quite a mess. Lucky for me it was only glitter, not paint or nail polish. Lucky for her, I only put her in tine out.
After that, we went to the Fun Factory for playgroup (I know, I should've taken that away from her for the glitter incident, but that would've been more punishment for me than her). She was so tired from staying up late while refusing to sleep in her room that she had a couple mini meltdowns at the FF. (sleep problems are almost solved now)
Saturday I (finally) took the tree down. I think that is a record for me. I usually take it down pretty soon after Christmas. But I was out of town and it took me a while to catch up. While I worked, Ellie introduced Ann Marie to Baby Einstein. Both of my girls are big fans of the TV.
Sunday Brandon came home. Hooray!!!
And this is how AM spends most of her time these days- with either her own or someone else's hand in her mouth. I really think she is in the beginning stages of teething. She drools all the time, constantly gnaws on her hands and sometimes acts like it hurts her to nurse. Ellie didn't get any teeth until she was 7 months old, but I think AM will get hers much sooner.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
It was a fun and busy one as usual.
A very concerned Ann Marie goes bowlingEllie and Nicole at the bowling alley
Cheezin' for the camera