Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My Little Mommy

Ella loves to play mommy to her babies.

She has a million babies and she loves each one of them. But, she definitely has her favorites. For some reason she adores the one that I got her about a year ago. The great thing is, my Aunt bought her one just like it, but in different clothes, for Christmas. She adores them both. And I love that we have a back up! (Thanks Aunt Jill!)P1020984

Something that I LOVE to do is rock my kids. Kyler wasn’t so into it. Ella however has always loved it. In fact, when she was around 4 months old we had to go buy a recliner/rocking chair because her glider just wasn’t cutting it.

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I like to think that over the last 2 years of Ella’s short little life that I have been a good mama. I think I have shown her how to be a good mama. And apparently, some of those things are rubbing off on her.P1020992 P1020990

Yesterday, while Kyler was at school, Ella stayed home with me and we played baby. All.Day.Long! Honestly, it was great. I don’t get to do that very often. It was so neat to see her feed her baby with the bottle, rock the baby, hug the baby, kiss the baby, wrap the baby up in the blanket so it “Not get cold”, and once I even got to witness her attempting to nurse her baby. Nice Ella!

I have come to the conclusion that one day she is going to be a fabulous mother. In many, many years, that is.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Random Randomness


*We leave for Houston February 10th. I am a little anxious about this trip. It has been 3 months since I have had a PET scan. This is the longest I have gone in between scans for the past year.

*Please pray that the scans will come back clean. I check my skin every.single.night for new spots and change. So far, so good, but who knows what’s going on inside!

*Last weekend my parents moved into a brand new house that they have been planning forever! The house is beautiful, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t cry a bit.

*The new house, isn’t well, the old house. It’s not where I grew up. It’s not where I had many firsts. It’s been a little hard for me. The one bright spot is that my little brother and his wife are buying my parents old house, so old traditions can still be carried on. For that I am grateful.

*However, with a view like this can you blame them for moving?!!!

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*Lately I have been addicted to Nip/Tuck. I just started watching it and I am on Season 1. So far, I have discovered that it is soooo not appropriate for children to watch! So, I have been staying up until midnight watching it. No wonder I’m so damn tired in the morning!

*Ella has been sick for the last 4 days. It hasn’t been fun. For any of us. I thought it was just a cold, but now she has diarrhea. Diarrhea and big girl undies…not so much fun!

*If you know me, then you know that I HATE clutter. After helping my folks move it has become apparent that I did NOT  inherit this trait from either of my parents!

*Since I hate clutter I have been selling all kinds of things on diaperswappers, amazon, and ebay! Yay for clearing out crap and making money:)

*Speaking of money, I have done really well on saving money. By clipping coupons, I saved over $20 on our last grocery bill. It took more time and some comparing, but I was pretty proud of myself!

*Cody and I have set some financial goals that we want to accomplish. It won’t be a quick or easy process, but I think we can do it.

*Kyler was evaluated for the Role Model program at our local school. His only area of need is articulation, therefore he does not qualify for the Role Model program, but he will get speech services on an “out-patient” basis. I am glad we caught it early so that by the time he gets to school he won’t be made fun of. I would never want that for my baby!

*I started working on some Preschool activities with the kids. So far, so good. They both love it and so do I!

*I also started tutoring last week. I am working with a very sweet boy who will really benefit from the reading program that we are working on. Please pray that I can help him.

*I was doing really well on the Jillian Michaels workout DVD, however, the lunges ripped my incision open again, so I have had to modify the workout. No legs for me. The workout isn’t nearly as difficult when you don’t do the legs!

*Kyler has his 2nd dentist appointment on Wednesday. Please pray it goes better than his first!

*Ella has been rocking the potty. Except for when we were at my folks house. Apparently she wanted to christen their brand new floors! You’re welcome Mom and Dad:)

*In case you are wondering I have been feeling great. I have energy, I feel good and I am excited to live my life cancer free. I know it may not last forever, but let me tell you, I never knew how great life really was. I don’t regret my life pre-cancer. I just didn’t know what I had.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Practice Run

McMommy told me all about this new program called Windows Live Writer. She insists that it makes it easier to blog.

I am giving it a try. This is my trial run. I hope this works!


Sweet! I was able to drag these pictures from my picture file right to my blog. That was nice and timesaving!

And I was able to crop, add borders, change the color, and tilt right there!


I can also insert this nice little table. Because, you know, you just might care how much shit is on my floor!

Number of times Ella has peed on my floor today 0- Woo Hoo!
Number of times Ella has pooped on my floor today 2

And I can insert maps…

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just to make you jealous:)

(This is where I will be at in March!)

Bloggers, you must download this awesome program right now! You will not be disappointed! Thank you so much McMommy!

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