Saturday, December 31, 2016

Ella Says...

I was documenting her quotes in the notes app on my phone and I lost all my notes so I lost 2.5 months of awesome quotes. My last post went up to August 31.

Ella: Take a picture of my butt.
Me: You don’t want a picture of your butt.
Ella: Take a picture of my face.  (looks at camera all cute)
Turn on the timer and boom turns around to moon camera.

Me: Ella do you want a roll with butter?
Ella (super excited): yea! I’ll be there 1 minute.
Ella: I’m cleaning up everything first. (all her doll clothes and shoes)

Little later
Me: Ella, here’s your roll.
Ella: Hold on. I’m cleaning up everything.

Little later
Hands me bucket with toys in it “I cleaned up all my toys”

While nursing I hear
“It's a little bit messy” over an over

I go in. She's mopping
Tells me “It's soaked. Go outside while it's wet”
“I'll close door for you”
She walks and boom falls bad

Ella freak out crying in her room. gate in. She is supposed to be napping. I almost have Miles to sleep. Then yelling she's scared. Then finally said "someone is at my window."
I rush in to find a picture on a string fell behind the curtains.
Ella is sad
“I need a pacifier. I will feel better with a pacifier in my mouth.

Comes In with band-aids
Me:Where did you get them?
Ella :Drawer
Me: It's ruined so can you get another one?
She runs off. Comes back with one

Me:Where did you get it?
Ella: Band-aid box!
Ella: I will put this in really nicely
Referring to putting hair claw in my hair
When did she learn nicely vs nice
Ella just walked around. I asked where she was. she said "I pottying for daddy."
I peeked and she was dumping her potty of pee in the big toilet and saying "I wiping for daddy"
I asked if he changed her pullup. He said "No I told her she had to."  I said "oh she told me you changed it" and that's when she left
Miles on floor. Ella dancing like a nut
I tell Dave “I'm afraid to go to the bathroom and leave them here.
Ella grabs my arm: Don't be scared. You don't need to be afraid
I ask her to go to the bathroom with me so I'm not scared.
Ella walking to bathroom: Follow me so you won't be scared

"I love the Grinch so much. I never want to turn it off" while watching



Ella woke up at 8:15 so then I put Miles in the crib. He was asleep on me. I figured we better start getting ready since getting ready takes forever nowadays and we had 2 hours for a birthday party.
Ella was already in clothes since she insisted on changing into real clothes before bed (around midnight).
We were a little late to the party because Miles was asleep and I just let him sleep a bit thinking nobody is every on-time anyway.
Dan's party was amazing. It was train themed. They had a Thomas Bounce House. There were these wooden trains (that were either just trains or train banks) that you could paint, train themed tattoos, and cookie decorating.  The kids did not run out of things to do that's for sure.  There was also a play ground a little walk away but I think Ella is the only one who went down to that and we were only there a couple minutes before she wanted to go back to the bounce house.  They got food from Dickies.   The first part was not too bad for me with 2 kids while I was baby wearing Miles while he napped. Then he woke up and had a blowout. That sure was fun. He normally hates his clothes being changed but then the spare outfit I had wouldn't fit over his head. I had to tug and pull and he sure didn't like it.  It was hard to hold him and get Ella onto the swing. Then she seemed to be playing in a play structure so I started to nurse. Well she was done with that and wanted me to push her in the swing. That was not going to happen unless I got more hands. I told her to wait 2 minutes. Then she decided she'd go back to the bounce house. I was running after her with my bad knee and while nursing.

My knee just kept getting worse at this point. It didn't even hurt before then.  I had to stand while she was in the bounce house. There was no seating anywhere near it. I stood talking/playing with Ella through the mesh walls and nursed a bit.

I had to make Ella leave and that was difficult. Then we went up to the tables and started packing up to go but that took forever. She kept putting on tattoos and different things.  Finally we were on our way out and the walk to the car took forever. I think from the point I gave Ella a 2 minute warning and the time we actually were in the car leaving it was an hour alter.

We were one of the last ones there. Ella and Dan had a blast playing together.  Earlier on when there were a ton of people there, they still ended up sitting by each other at different tables.
Miles fell asleep in the car but woke up when we got home. I spent over an hour and a half trying to get him to nap. Dave got Ella to nap since I was dealing with Miles.  Finally I get Miles to nap and go to load my pictures from the party. I wanted a snack next. Dave wakes Ella up while I'm still loading my pictures.  So then it was spend time with Ella and not rest time.
For dinner, I was asking Ella what she wanted. She said pasta.  We didn't have beeferoni but had a lasagna can so I tried to heat that and give it to her. She didn't want it. She wanted the long and skinny noodles. I had a TV dinner in the microwave but still made her pasta.  She was getting so cranky because she was so hungry. At the party she was too busy having fun and didn't actually eat lunch. She didn't eat breakfast before going. So she only had the cookie she decorated and cake.
Once she got food in her, she was not cranky anymore. It was great.  Too bad by that point it was quite late.

At 7, Ella wanted to use the potty and Miles was asleep so I got a little tiny break!

I don't know where the evening went. We started bedtime routine with Ella at 9:20 instead of 9:30 but it seems to have taken longer for me to get out of her room. 10 PM I decided not to keep watching TV with Dave after I left her room and to lie in bed to try to go to sleep.  Miles woke up only once since 3:30 and ate and went right back to sleep. I figure I should try to sleep when I can.  


I made my instagram public temporarily to do this. I liked seeing the best 9. I also liked to see 309 posts because my goal is 1 a day but I know I miss some.

Do you feel like these are pretty accurate for what you'd say is the best 9?  I think some are but I'm not sure how that one with my HUGE belly is in the top 9.  It's interesting how 8 of the 9 are within the last 3 months of the year!

Friday, December 30, 2016


 All 4 of us in a picture. 2 of us via mirror. I actually framed it to include Miles and me too!
Ella the photo bomber.

 Miles barely fits in the skeleton onesie but he fits. His toes get squished.
We were off to a Halloween Party meetup. I did not help plan this event since Miles was so little. It felt odd just going and not having been part of the prep.

I was so glad I talked Dave into going. It made it much easier. Well Miles also slept the entire time. I was amazed at that. So it was basically the easiest meetup for me ever and I actually got to talk to some other moms.

Ella loved Paige. She seemed to like Ella and Dave. It worked well since her mom was tallying the voting results and she was content and not bothering her or anything.  I know when I try to do tasks at a meetup, Ella is all over me and I'd love it if there was some sort of distraction for her.

Here's a group picture. I find it funny. It looks like there are just 2 giants on one side of the group.

The meetup was only before nap but I barley have any pictures after nap so I guess it was nothing to write home about.

Apparently I wrote this without realizing I drafted a post. I then wrote that post without realizing I had this one. Instead of combining them I'll just have 2.