Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Ella woke up before 7! I did not appreciate that.   Dave got to sleep in a bit.

Pretty much since within 20 minutes of waking up, I cleaned and did laundry all day until about 12 when I started cooking.  I barely got to eat by the time 2 PM rolled around.  I was also organizing new toys Ella got over a week ago from Kathryn. I only got the legos sorted out. But that's a big start.

Dave watched the Steeler game. Ella hung out with him a lot but also got in my way a lot. She was also bad and had to have a time out a few times.

At one point Dave said, "Are you ready for this touchdown?" and Ella said, "Touch down" and did the hand motion. But the play was not a touchdown. Then she felt bad and refused to say or do touchdown again.

Dave hurt his back at some point and it got so bad he was just complaining about it and not doing much of anything.

I tried to get Ella to nap. She was lying at first but then she wasn't. She was jumped and then would fly back and hit her head.  Then later she let out a painful cry and I run in there and her mouth is all bloody.

She never did nap. We hung out. We mainly hung out in bed since Dave's back is so bad. He was stuck to being in bed and we wanted to spend time with him.

Ella went to sleep for the day near 7:30 PM.  When she got really cranky I had asked her if I should make her go to bed at 5 PM since she's so cranky. She said 8. 8:00 is when we normally start bedtime routine. She knew it.  She said 8 a bunch when we were doing a bath and forth but instead we started bedtime routine near 7:15. I was going to do it at 7 but somehow started a bit late.


I rarely use a flash but it was too dark for a pic. I wanted to show Ella. Look at her hat. She's also in a night gown + PJ pants. 

 Look at the little bugger. She discovered climbing up on the toilet. Then she turns on the water.  She does it far too oftent oo.
This was a sweaty selfie with Poly. I also recorded a ton of videos for my Mix it Up Challenge. I was sore for 2 days after doing so many squats.

Monday, February 8, 2016


I set my alarm for 7:20 and was so tired and didn't want to get up. I was also so sore that I didn't want to move.  Ella woke up shortly after too. I had hit snooze but she woke up before it even went off.   I really didn't want to move so I got a late start getting up. Also, with Ella awake, it took longer than my plan. I thought she'd sleep in since she was up super late.

I had to hurry. I had to bike to pick up the car. I left and the tires were too low. I thought I filled them but I have a lot of issues getting the bike pump on correctly.  I went back home and finally got them pumped. That took a lot of time.  I biked the to Ford Dealer. I went the long way to be on less busy roads. I hit so many lights red. With the lights it took me 38  minutes to bike a little over 6.5 miles.

Picking up the car seemed to take longer than it should have too.

Then I was in a real hurry. I rushed home, changed my clothes, loaded the car, and headed to the MVPA Holiday Bazaar. I had to double park and get my stuff out of the car. Then I went to park. I got in there around 9:45 and still had to set up. We were supposed to show up between 9 and 9:30.   I got my table set up. It was a tight squeeze.  I couldn't get out from behind my table without walking behind another table too. There wasn't enough room to pull my chair out to sit because my table was right in front of the fire place.

I wasn't fully set up by 10 when it started but it was set up enough.

Traffic was pretty slow all day. I spent more than I made. I had to check out some other vendors.

I hadn't eaten and didn't have food with me and was standing. So it was a little rough. Luckily there was a bake sale. I bought some zucchini bread.

It was over at 2 and I headed out with the card packed up by 2:30.   I picked up Panera on the way home.

Dave got Ella to nap. They did pretty well together. He didn't send me any pictures of her. I asked what he fed her for lunch. He said he didn't feed her and she fed herself. She'd bring him snacks and he'd tell her she needed a snack cup so she went and got it.   She even went over to him and put her head on him. She was ready for a nap. She didn't cry in her crib either. After a little bit though she had to go potty so then Dave went in and then she was back in her crib. He said she wanted me to come home.

Ella napped pretty late.  I was cleaning up my stampin' supplies very quietly not to wake her.

We had leftover Panera for dinner and Dave made himself canned soup.  We hung out and watched some TV.

After Ella was in bed, Dave and I watched Taken. I didn't fall asleep during this movie so that's 2 in a row I stayed awake for.  But right after it was over, I fell asleep on the couch.
For some reason I lack in pictures of the day even though I know i took a ton. Here is a photo of my card table at the bazaar.


Ella likes to feed people so much that she even feeds people on google hangouts. She gets so happy too when my mom goes "nom nom nom" or moves her mouth like she's eating.

Little bugger got her stickers and was just taking them off and putting them on the counter.

 Ella loves the art projects at school.

 Most parents help their kids but Ella will not tolerate that. She has to do everything herself.

 She did an awesome job stamping too.
 This is what temper tantrum Ella looks like. I forget why but it just wasn't a good day.
 Everyday during music time, some kids go sit on Teacher Mindy's lap. Well most weeks it's Arabella, Laura, and Ella. Sometimes it's all 3 or just 2 of them.

 Miss Ella crawled under the bed!
 Ella's artwork. See how she did a pretty good job with those stamps!
We were just trying on a sleep sack. She didn't sleep in it.