Today our episode of Over Your Head was on HGTV, and thank you to those of you who commented that I looked cute. That was really good for my self esteem. I had told everyone that it was supposed to be on at 11:00 am, but it turned out that it was on at 11:00 am Eastern time. After buying 3 lbs. of cheese for a recipe that calls for 3 cups, you would think that I would have learned my lesson to read everything more carefully. Keith and Ellie went to our friends Bret and Amanda’s house this morning and watched it with them while I was at work. Once I got off I joined them, but decided that I would wait to watch it until we went to our friends Angelo and Lori’s house later that night. Angelo was nice enough to make us four copies of the show. I guess everyone knows what they are getting for Christmas this year. While we were watching the show, whenever Ellie would see me she would yell “Mommy! Mommy!”, and point back and forth between “real me” and “TV me”. It was almost like she was trying to let “real me” know that “TV me” was there, and vice versa. Every time I saw myself, I just kept thinking that I should have whitened my teeth before they filmed, because MAN they did not look good.
One Of The Best Things About Rainy Days. November 27, 2008
So, by far my favorite thing to do on a rainy day is to bundle up with a blanket on the couch and watch movies while drinking tea. Today however we bundled Ellie up in some warm clothes and let her play in the rain and puddles. That came in as a really close second to the best thing to do on a rainy day. Even when the rain was pouring down on her she still didn’t mind, and seemed more interested in walking back and forth through the huge puddle in our courtyard. Hopefully she won’t wake up with pneumonia tomorrow.
Storm Watch 2008…DUN DUN DUN! November 25, 2008
Tonight as we were leaving lifegroup, within the minute it took us to get buckled in to the car we saw lightning, thunder, and it started pouring. I know that this means that all over the news I will have to hear about the people who are plowing their cars into light posts and stuff because Southern Californians do not get enough practice driving in the rain. I am from Nor Cal, and while I know that there is not a huge difference in the weather between the two, I do remember people there being able to navigate their cars through puddles without loosing control and causing four car pile-ups. Come on people, lets try to keep those cars between the lines where they belong. While we were driving I decided that Ellie needs a pair of galoshes. Then I began to wonder…do you wear galoshes over regular shoes to keep them dry, and then take them off when you get where you are going? Or do you wear them instead of regular shoes? Can someone please help me with this? I don’t know if Ellie-bean really understood what was happening outside. She kept staring out the window, and I tried to explain to her that the rain was water falling from the sky, and that was how Mommy and Daddy wash their car.
This Saturday at 11:00 am. I of course will be at work, and even if I wasn’t we don’t have cable anyway. I wonder if they will make my husband look like an idiot. I hope I look cute.
Watch Out World…She Got Her First Tutu. November 24, 2008
While we were in Solvang we got Ellie-bean a tutu. I knew that she would love it because right now she is going through this phase where she only wants to wear dresses, and with this she can put it on over anything and dance around the house. We put it on her Sunday night when we got home and she loved it. Monday morning when I went in to get her ready for school she woke up and looked straight at the tutu hanging on her closet door. She pointed at it and said “Wear it”. When she said this she wasn’t asking me if she could wear it, it was more like she was telling me that she was going to wear it. I eventually got her into some more appropriate daycare wear, but I can tell that this is going to be an issue. Tonight she put it on over her jammies and Keith taught her some beginning ballet moves.
We got back last night from Solvang, and thanks to the Lytles our child made it through the weekend away from us in one piece. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get myself a pair of wooden shoes, but we did however feel compelled to buy a bottle of wine from every winery we visited. I’m not exactly sure how many bottles we ended up with, but I know that it was more than a couple. This could end up being a bit of a problem because on our trip I think I came to the realization that I don’t really like wine. Half way through our first tasting I was ready to be done. We did get a couple of good pictures though. On a side note, which if you haven’t noticed I am somewhat the Queen of Sidenotes, Keith referred to me as a “smelly hippie”, and told me that I need to cut my hair. I know it’s time since it is longer than it has been in a while, I just don’t know what I want to do with it. I have had super short hair before, the type that is so short that you have to have the back of your neck trimmed, and if I decide not to put on makeup I look like a thirteen year old boy. My husband would disagree with me, but I don’t think that I was able to successfully sport that look. So if any of you out there have any suggestions for my potential new do, let me know. Now on with the pictures.
I Hope To Get Me Some Wooden Shoes. November 20, 2008
So this weekend Keith and I and the Hutton’s are off to beautiful Solvang, California for our anniversary trip. While we are there we plan to drink…I mean taste lots of wine. Apparently the Dutch, or the Danish, or some people who like windmills have quite the presence in good old Solvang. Because of this I am hoping that maybe I can find myself some fancy wooden clogs to wear around the house on our wooden floors. If they don’t have any in my size maybe I can find them in Ellie’s size and she can wear them with her Sleeping Beauty dress.