Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December 1-10 Outfits

I need to get rid of this top in my rotation and save it for when I'm nursing future kids. It's a bit loose and my nursing pads just float around.
 I don't know why I keep wearing the jeans I hate.
This is a new shirt from Kohl's. I grabbed it at the last second because I had more Kohl's cash to spend. It's a tad tighter than I'd like but I wasn't going back. You can see my love handles in it.
 Look I even wore nice shoes!
The first pic is what I wore to run. The second outfit is what I wore to the Mountain View Tree Lighting.  I'm bummed we didn't coordinate until it was dark. It's difficult to get good pictures when it's dark.
This isn't a daily picture. I was trying to set up the tripod to be ready to take family pictures the next day. This was a practice shot but it's the closet I have to an outfit photo. I already was in my yoga pants by this point.

I even left the house more than I have outfits here. I'm becoming a real slacker.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Citrus Lane December 2014

We got our 8th Citrus Lane box. This is the second box that arrived after they think Ella turns 1. I am still liking the fact that I changed her age in the system.
Here's what we got and pricing
Scrappy Cat from Under the Nile - 6.71 + 6.95 Shipping ($14 from Under the Nile + shipping?)
Knob Puzzle from Hope - 9.99
Little Pea from Chronicle Books - 7.99 (Says the books isn't released yet!)
Super Blends from Love Child Organics - 3 (1.50/each guess)

 Total: 34.64
The total was low again this month.  We got to choose what kind of knob puzzle.  Ells loves the puzzle. She can't use it but really loves it. I am very excited that we got a new book. The book pricing might be wrong because 7.99 wasn't available yet and elsewhere I saw it for more. I'm not sure if they are board books either.   Ella had 0 interest in scrappy cat. There was another baby visiting that is 2 month younger than Ella and she also had 0 interest in scrappy cat.  Ella's favorite part was the purees. So then I fed her puree. She never likes puree so I was surprised. She liked playing with them. She knows they are food.  Ella is also a big fan of the confetti.  I guess it's worth the $17.50 I pay but I wouldn't pay full price.

Sunday, December 14, 2014


Ella did not have a good night.  She woke up at 1:30 and when I went in she was burning up.  I took her temperature under her arm and it was 101.6. So that's like 102.6 but also she moved her arm so I think it beeped prematurely.  I gave her tylenol.  She was back asleep around 2:20.
Then she was awake again at 3:10.    Then we were up for a very long time. She was not happy. There was a lot of crying. She'd be happy when she was near Poly so we followed Poly around. Poly was quite confused.

I went to the dentist at 8. I was not happy that I had to wake up and go after only getting about 4 hours total sleep.   I got back from the dentist around 9:10 and Ella was still asleep. Dave had it easy for baby watching duty (and he still didn't make the bed).

She woke up at 10:20.  She had a fever. It was 98.9 + 1.  I gave her tylenol again.

People buying our old dining room table showed up.  When they tried to lower the lift gate, Ella got so scared. She started shaking then crying.  I'm glad the table is gone but these people were nuts.

Ella didn't really want to eat but would only tolerate purees. She's odd when she's sick.   I kept trying to get her to nap but failed.   The maracas my mom ordered showed up and when Ella played with them she was happy for a brief time. She was also happier if she was near Poly. Otherwise Ella was a crying mess.   Ella was playing in her room and took a tumble and hit her head off the wood handle on the glider. She CRIED. Poor baby. A little bit later a mark appeared. (And a lot later, the mark was bigger.)

At 2 she finally napped but only for 45 minutes. I napped with her in the chair. I wanted to get her in the crib but that failed.

Dave came home from work early to work from home but we thought if Ella saw him she'd be happy. She was. It was nuts. At one point she started crying and the only thing that happened was that I blocked her view of seeing Dave.

She went to sleep for the night near 5 PM. I took her temperature when she was asleep on me and it was still 101 even though she had taken medicine at 3:30.

I napped from 6-6:45.  The doorbell woke me up and I jumped up. I was thinking it was Gio. I saw that I had messages from her but didn't read them. Answered the door and it was some pizza delivery guy. I was so confused that I just walked away. Dave was right behind me.  On the way to the door he was asking me questions because I was so out of it.

I ate, did a few things, and cuddled in bed.  I didn't do anything that well since I was so tired.

Ella and I had to miss a Thanksgiving recipe exchange from the mom group.  Gio picked up the fudge I made and brought back some of the foods all boxed up for me.  I'm bummed we had to miss out. Ella is bummed too.   I've been freezing all day but don't have a fever myself.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

10.31 Halloween

Ella woke up at 5:15. I knew Dave was sick or getting sick so I did not wake him up. He said he heard me later but I tried not to wake him.
I put in laundry, did dishes, swept part of the floor, and swiffered part of the floor all before 7:15 AM.
Dave woke up with his alarm at 7:20 and came to tell me he was staying home sick. I told him he could go back to sleep so he did.

I was thinking of running and I heard rain so then I just played with Ella. I didn't hear it anymore but it was probably stopped for a bit. I check my weather app and it says that the rain will start in 43 minutes. I still have about 5.5 miles to go for my October mileage goal (really 4.5 but I thought it was 5.5) so I figure I better go. I have to get ready. I check again and it says 31 minutes later. By the time I start my watch and go, I got 3.11 miles in before the rain. I timed it to be right near home. Dave is home sick so I figure he can watch her while I run 2 more. (Watching Ella just meant manning the baby monitor because she was still asleep.)  As I'm going up the porch I see that he says he's going in to work and taking the car. I quickly get the car seat out because of trick or treating later and maybe someone will give us a ride. He has to get to work though so won't wait for me to run 2 more miles. (I looked it up just now and need 1.51 miles.) A few minutes later I realize the small stroller is in the car so it might be tough to have someone give us a ride and fit an extra huge stroller in their car. Then a few minutes after that I realize Ella's costume is in the trunk of the car.

We played and hung out.

Ella mastered opening her dresser drawers.

Gio saved the day. At 1:30 we left to go trick-or-treating.  We went to the businesses in Los Altos.  Gio gave me a ride. We had to squeeze in. She also let Ella borrow Lily's tutu so she was a ballerina. Gio's sister went too so there were 5 of us.  It was pouring when I had to install the carseat in her car but when we got to trick or treating there was no rain at all.  We wore the kids so you couldn't even see the costumes. But we did sit them down for some photos at the end. We couldn't back up too much but I still got a lot of photos. I just put all photos at the bottom since there are so many.

I put Ella in her Steelers sleeper to see how it fit. It's size 2T. It fits perfectly in the legs. The torso is insanely long. The sleeves are insanely long. The feet are big. I can't imagine this fitting later.

Around 5:15, I thought Ella needed a nap. We went in and both fell asleep. At 6:45 Dave woke me up for trick-or-treating. He just picked Ella up off me and put her in the crib. She woke up and he told her to go to sleep. Then she did! This never works for me.  So she ended up going to sleep for the night. (She did wake up at 12:30 though.)  I thought she'd get to trick-or-treat to a few houses but I guess not.

Since I was napping, our porch light didn't get turned on until 6:45. Dave never turned it on.  A little after 9 I turned it off and we had 108 total kids.  I wanted to relax so I didn't leave the light on longer.  We took down our doorbell so it wouldn't be waking Ella. I had the front door open and kept an eye out.  We only bought 60 big bars. After the first 30 min, I knew we'd be running out so I mixed big bars and small in the  bowl and kids got a choice. There were a variety of kinds.  There were a couple kids that took more than one. I corrected everyone and most put back the 2nd. One mom corrected her son and he said "but I want lots of candy."