I’m exhausted. It’s been a busy weekend full of work. Even though it’s only 8:00, I think I’m going to bed. As Ellie-bean would say, “Nigh, nigh”.
Only One Nap, Ugh. June 27, 2008
I’ve been waiting for the time to come when Ellie would go down to just one nap a day. It used to be that when she would take two naps per day, that meant that I got to take a nap when she took her first one, and then clean the house when she took her second one. Well, now I have to fit both of those things into the time it takes her to take one nap. I know I should consider myself really lucky that I even get to take a nap during the day, but those who know me well know how much I enjoy my sleep. What most people consider a nap is not nearly long enough for me. Unless I can nap for at least 2 hours, it’s not enough. I’ve been like this my whole life. I remember coming home from school and putting on my pajamas (remember this is in the afternoon), and sleeping for a couple of hours before doing my homework. I need my sleep. Well, I guess I’m going to have to learn how to get by. Oh no, I just thought about something awful. What happens if Keith and I have another child and Ellie and the new one never share the same nap time. I think that just might be the worst thing ever.
Wanna Play Dress-up? June 25, 2008
Ellie likes to explore, and often that exploring leads to emptying drawers, bags, bins, buckets, whatever. This time she got in to the closet for Goodwill and decided she wanted to wear one of my skirts. So we turned it in to a lovely evening gown for her. Now all she needs is some swanky black tie baby event to go to. However if she does go to a fabulous event we will probably have to do something about the sweaty baby hair look. It just doesn’t scream “formal”.
Last night I went in to check on Ellie before I went to bed and this is what I saw. Notice the hand down her shorts, I thought for sure that Keith had done that to make me laugh because he knew that I would check on her. I was wrong. It was all her.
We Have A Name! June 24, 2008
Well I didn’t get a ton of people dying to name our new pet fish. And those suggestions that I did get unfortunately didn’t excite me very much, so I hate to say it but no one will be receiving free enchiladas. We did however decide on a name ourselves tonight…because I know you all were soooo concerned. Our fish’s name…wait for it…is…Petrozza. We took it from the show Hell’s Kitchen for any of you who don’t watch it. So now that he? has a name we are officially a family of four, Keith, Liana, Ellie & Petrozza. I think it sounds good.
That’s right people, the redheads are a dying breed. I had heard about this before and last night it was brought up again. In about 100 years supposedly there will be no more redheads on the planet because of it being a recessive gene. There is actually a website devoted to trying to save the redheads. This made me wonder if hundreds of years ago there were other hair colors that we don’t know about today because they have died out. Now being a brunette myself I have done my part by marrying a redhead and procreating. And I think that we may have successfully added a number to the redhead population. So if you have red hair, and are not yet married, please consider finding yourself a fellow redhead to spend the rest of your life with. Gentlemen, as far as I know Lindsey Lohan is not yet married. And ladies, I think Carrot Top may be on the market.
Welcome To Our Family…We’ll Try Not To Kill You. June 22, 2008
Yesterday Keith and I made a big decision. We got our first pet. Most couples get a pet first to make sure that they are capable of caring for another life before they decide whether or not they can care for a child. Not us though, we’ve done the kid thing and if our track record with caring for plants is any evidence it’s amazing that Eleanor made it past her first birthday. So we got our first pet…it’s a fish. We thought Ellie would be excited about it, but when I showed her the bag she pushed it back at me and said “No!”. Anyway, we don’t have a name for our new family member yet, and we’re not sure if it’s a boy or a girl. I tried to look between it’s fins to see, but I couldn’t get a good look. This is where we need your help. I would love it if people would give me their recommendations for our new loved one’s name. The person who suggests the name that we like the best will win a fabulous prize…a dozen enchiladas. I’m not kidding, you will really win a dozen enchiladas. Don’t ask why, it’s another story in it’s self. So lets go people. Get those name ideas flowing.