Friday, January 29, 2016


Once we were at my parents house, Ella played. She loved all the clocks in the house.

I finally napped near 10 am. My fitbit says my I slept 1:38. That wasn't nearly long enough. My mom was with Ella but Ella fell asleep shortly after I was asleep. She saw I was asleep so she figured she could. She also had about a 9 hour deficit of sleep too.  She fell asleep with my mom holding her.  Eventually my mom put her down on the couch and she napped there the rest of the time.

Dave napped 5 hours or is it slept that long.   Ella slept about 5 hours, too.

We went to K-Vay's for dinner.  Service was so slow. We were there extremely late. Ella ended up napping on the way home for 5 minutes and that was all the way near 9 pm.

We had so many issues getting apps to work as baby monitors. It took forever. We tried so hard. I was so frustrated. Even the apps we pay for were not working. Or they would work then fail at working.

I was so so tired. I didn't even get 2 total hours of sleep for an entire night's sleep.

I went to sleep around 11. Dave was up until about midnight.

 Ella tried on some old Halloween Costumes.

 And an old dress of mine that my mom made.
We showed her the little potty we borrowed. She loved the thing and tried to carry it everywhere.

 Ella had fun running around in the yard.

 Ella's first coffee!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

10.9 & 10.10 Travels

I asked Ella what she wanted to pack and she took off her dress and packed it.
Packing took a long time but we were ready slightly before we had to leave.

Ella spilled water on our bed just before we were leaving! Beth picked us up near 8:15 PM.
We get to the airport at 8:44!

The line to check our bags wasn't long but it took forever! Carrying a carseat was rough but at least it was close.

In line for security, Ella started getting frantic that she had to go potty.  The line was going so slowly too.

We made it through security at 9:20 so I guess it wasn't that long. Ella's teeth were bothering her so we gave her tylenol before we walked to our gate.

We got to our gate at 9:28. Then Ella the terror started.  Dave went to the bathroom, to buy food, and try to find medicine for Ella.  Well I had to stay with the luggage and Ella. Ella wanted to run around. It was so difficult to keep near the luggage.   It seemed like Dave took forever. He couldn't find the Benadryl. It was not a fun time.  When Dave got with her she'd always be calmer. I'm not sure if it was the fact that we were both there or that she just wanted him.

We boarded and the plane was full so we knew that someone would sit by us.  Ella was pretty good at first but we had to wait to take off and then she wasn't good.
She did like looking out the window and seeing things. That got old quickly.
She kicked chairs. She whined. She was so tired and wanted us to take her to her crib.
I knew it was going to be a long flight and it was.  I had to walk Ella up and down the aisle for about 2 hours total of the flight.  It was a rough time. She cried a lot. She kicked and squirmed a lot.
Finally she fell asleep near the end.  I fell asleep as soon as she did. I slept 21 minutes. She slept slightly longer. She woke up and then back to sleep on landing. So she slept 44 minutes total. She was asleep while I walked off the plane too. She woke up as soon as I tried to transfer her to the stroller.

We walked and then took the tram then met my parents.  Then we all went to baggage claim. I was glad my dad drove so I didn't have to deal with it. Shockingly nobody fell asleep on the way home. Dave went to sleep shortly after we were home but nobody else did.

December 16-31 Outfits

I actually wore boots 3 of the 4 days here. I definitely wore boots with the leggings but forgot ot take my pictures until after they were off.

12/16 top is one I ordered on Amazon and it's definitely a knockoff and not a real thing and the seams are bad. It's also the wrong size. But I just kept it. I wasn't dealing with shipping it back.
 I was cold so I wore the scarf.  Funny no picture on Christmas. I'm pretty sure I didn't even get dressed.
Got into the leggings trend and I sure wear them a lot! I need more!

Which outfit is your favorite?

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


I got a new headband for running. Rock Solid is the group I'm part of for beachbody coaches.

Ella wanted the headband. I barely had time to try it on!
We went for a run with Diana and Kathryn then after Ella walked Ruby for a little.

Ella got a new dress from Kathryn and she immediately wanted to put it on.

We were inside a few minutes later packing and I asked her what she wanted to pack. She took off her dress and put it in the suitcase.

Ella made a huge mess but at least she was trying to help sweep it up.
Ella was trying to put on a backpack to get ready to leave.

The rest of traveling is in another post.