Saturday, November 29, 2014


Ella woke up near 7:30 and the old baby monitor did not work. My mom ended up hearing her and then they both woke me up.
We left for the zoo close to 10 am even though I wanted to leave at 9 or to be ready at 9.  Dave just would not wake up. He was so exhausted. Ella and I tried to wake him up numerous times.  He even skipped his morning shower.
Ella napped on the way to the zoo.  She woke up when we got her out of the car.  
She started off in the stroller. She was still in tired mode and had issues seeing the animals.  

After a little bit, I carried her and the animals got closer. She started to enjoy them a little more.  She seemed to like the aquarium the best. She'd put her hand on the glass and follow the fish.  She started clapping and was clapping a lot. She did get overheated inside a few times. We had to rush at the end because she had had enough.  We spent 3.5 hours at the zoo so that was pretty good. She was tired but did not nap on the way home.  (There are many more zoo pictures at the bottom)
At home, she nursed and fell asleep but then only napped about a half hour. She woke up again when I tried to put her in the crib. Too bad I had to go to the bathroom.   Then we went to lunch/dinner. It was near 4 PM.  Ella ate the full 1.5 hours we were there. She started to get mad near the end when we were too slow feeding her.  Dave and my dad sat at the end so they dealt with feeding her.   We ordered way too much food. Dave said it was like they were giving it away so then we ordered too many things to share.

Near 6 Ella had another nap on me but this one was about 10 minutes because I was in the laundry room. I was nursing in there. I tried to move to the couch and in transit, Dave just started talking at the TV not even realizing I was there and trying to deal with a sleeping baby.
Aunt Elaine and Uncle Ron visited after. Near 7:30 Ella seemed really tired. I went up to nurse but then she was a little more awake. Since we had company, I took her back downstairs. I said for another half hour but it was more like an hour.

We got another baby monitor app so I hope this one works. I'm not sleeping well and it's so annoying to not be able to hear her. (I'm typing this at 10:30 PM but going to sleep soon.)


  1. Really cute zoo pictures. I like the family one. Looks like Ella enjoyed it.

    1. Thanks.
      It's funny about the family one because even though my parents were there I just had Dave take a picture with me and Ella. My parents kept walking. But then some stranger said Dave should get in too. She kept insisting and said she'd take it. Then she took 1!

    2. lol someone did that to Tanner and I once when were trying to take a selfie. It was a little embarrassing but we did get a good picture out of it.

    3. People don't often offer. Once in Washington DC someone did and that was the only picture of Dave and I that we got. Once or twice we asked someone. Now selfies on phones are easier but sometimes you want the background too so it's good to have someone able to take one.

  2. Haha the pictures of Dave and Ella sleeping, next to each other, are funny.

    Looks like you had a lot of fun at the zoo! I wish we could have gone with you guys.

    1. We did have fun. I do wish you guys were there too though.