Wednesday, August 27, 2008

"You're way too young to date..."

I know she's only 3months old...but, I already dread the day Ella asks me if she can go on a date. In fact, it makes me feel like I should start praying for her future husband...that he will be a great man, just like her daddy.

So, here are some pictures of Ella on her first date with Mr. Miles...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

"Mommies don't get sick days..."

It was a rough night a few nights ago. Ella had decided she missed waking up at night, so she's reverted to waking me up several times this particular night. So, at 2 am when I woke up for now the third time, I thought the dizziness was because I was "just tired". But at 5 am (I've now woken up with Ella about 7 times), I realize I'm not just tired...I'm sick...I'm not even sure I can sit up my head hurts so bad and I'm sweating really bad. As I start to panic, I wake up my loving hubby. It dawns on me that I might actually have to ask for help. It's been 3 1/2 months and I've never asked anyone for help...after all, I'm super-mom (sarcasm)!! As Andrew gets the Tylenol and water, I start to think..."what does a mom do when she's sick?" I mean, I can't call-in sick like I would do for work. I can't tell Ella, "you know, mommy just can't help you today."

Luckily, this panic moment only lasted a moment as I remembered that I had several vaccines during my annual physical the day before. I wasn't really sick...I was just feeling that semi-flu like feeling you get after having vaccines. After two tylenol, two advil, and a bunch of water I was better within an hour. But all this got me wondering...what do mommies do when they get sick? I know the obvious answer, but once again realize that this really is the hardest job in the world. Makes me dread flu season for a whole new reason...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

"Look at me, Mommy...part 2"

So, I had to post a couple pictures of Ella's other new trick. She's not a fan of "tummy time", so I'm trying some new techniques to help her hold her head up. Here is her majesty on her royal throne.
"Yeah, I'm not so sure I'm ready for this mommy. Hurry up and take your picture!"
"Um, hello mum! I'm falling over!"

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

"Look what I can do, Mommy!"

So, I thought it was an accident at first. But, it's official. Ella has a new trick. She can roll from her back to her stomach. The only problem is that she can't roll back and becomes quite irrate if left on her tummy for more than a minute. Here's the wild one doing her stunt! Almost There!...

Keep going!...

You made it!!!!

And then, again this, we go again!

And, so it little girl is no longer a newborn anymore, but a 3 month old baby! She's already on her way to becoming an independent woman! Some people define a good day by how much money they made...but, a good day for me is watching my little girl grow!

Monday, August 4, 2008

"Summertime and the livin is easy..."

I love that song. was composed by George Gershwin for the opera, Porgy and Bess. Ella Fitgerald sang it later on, whose version I prefer most. I love some old jazz! I was thinking of this song today because we are officially in my least favorite time of year. I hate August. It's ridiculously hot...even the swimming pools are hot! It's also when school starts back, which means traffic for my hubby is bad again. I can't wait for late October...that crisp air in the mornings. I love putting my blue jeans and turtleneck sweaters and boots on again. Oh, and I love, love, love all the pumpkin and spicey scents in the stores. I can't wait to burn my pumpkin candles again. I wish it was fall year around!
However, this little cutie looks adorable in her little sun brimmed hat! It makes me look forward to dressing her in cute winter hats! This time next year, we'll be hanging out at the pool...and wearing number 70 spf!