Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Halloween Costume Comparison

We don't just wear 1 costume a year and we don't just dress up on Halloween. These aren't even all the times Ella has worn her costume. She wore that cupcake one a couple dozen times.
Here are a few pictures of Miles. He had a borrowed bat costume but we never put it on him. It's too hard to have it on him and have him in the Ergo or in the carseat.

2014: Cupcake & Ballerina
2015: Witch, Genie, Cupcake, Pumpkin
2016: Skye

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Transformation Tuesday

I have taken many pictures over the years to show my progress. I always hope the changes are for the better.  I wanted to capture this collage. It's different than any other physical transformations I've been able to capture.   The picture on the left is just before I got pregnant. Then I'm almost 9 months pregnant in the picture in the middle.  On the right I'm 2 months postpartum. I hope that I get back to the picture on the left. We shall see how it goes!  Usually I take these pictures and I have to analyze to even see a difference. I shared some collages once before on here.

I feel like everyone should take pictures from front, side, and back to compare to some other points. Don't wait for something to trigger pictures, take them every few months.

Monday, November 28, 2016


 Miles asleep in his crib
 Look how precious.
 Ella loves Miles.
He was asleep so she got to hold him for a bit. I asked her how long she wanted to hold him for and she said "forever."  She surprisingly held him for a full 25 minutes!

Ella was even was all over us when we were in the other room. She just wants Miles all the time.

 Poly joined us.

Miles had his first doctor appointment.
 He slept so much through the appointment. I was amazed.

 Miles actually likes the swing!

Angie and Jaden stopped by for a few minutes. Angie got to meet Miles and Ella got to play with Jaden a little.

Ella Chased Jaden around. They had so much fun circling through.  Then Ella would catch him and they'd do it again.

Ella is a helper. She stands on a step stool during diaper changes. (Well it was a plastic bin at first then it tipped so I got an actual step stool in there.)
Miles is in his crib and Ella still wants to be close to him.
Here's what I look like. Poly was ruining my picture.

Sunday, November 27, 2016


I slept horribly. Ella wanting to wear big girl undies was stressful for me. I kept thinking she was coming in all wet from peeing the bed. I even jumped out of bed twice.  Ella slept until 6:30 and came and told me she was cold. She had peed the bed but insisted she didn't and she was just cold.  She wouldn't go back to sleep though so we were up and it was a long morning.  I did laundry and showered and set up with tables and chairs for a meetup that started at 10:30. Oh I also cut a ton of strawberries into small pieces which was quite time consuming.

Kids were so excited to make ice cream sundaes. We didn't get them out until some started with lunch.  The meetup went from 16 to 6 over a couple days.  It was so hot and sunny that I was dying.  I felt so bad someone was ringing the front door bell and I didn't hear from outside.  It was a dad who brought his daughter since mom just had a baby 9 days ago!  I posted it on a 2nd meetup group and she was the only one from that group. Kids sure love maraschino cherries.  I think my favorite part was when someone asked what happened to the bowl of cherries so we looked around and Ella had them and she was sitting at the table eating from the bowl. She left her ice cream bowl right on the table with all the toppings!  No my favorite part was when I thought we'd set the toppings on the table and kids would go assembly line through. Instead they swarmed around the table and just wanted it all!
Ella got her late birthday present! She loved it.

A few stayed back to help clean up and Ella was so tired. She was so tired she wasn't being very nice.  Then she went to close the door to the backdoor and got Sofi's fingers stuck in it. She cried a lot. 3 fingers got in the door :( :( :(   After everyone left, Ella was crying to go in the swing but I still had some stuff to carry in. Then I went and pushed her on the swing.

Little Miss Ella fell asleep on the swing!!!! Then she napped almost 4.5 hours.  I did so much stuff on my computer planning events, sharing pictures from events, and chatting it up with people.

Ella and I snacked when she woke up. Then did a google hangout with my mom. We watched some gymnastics on TV (recorded from a week or so ago).  Then Dave got home. I said he was bringing burgers because that's all he told me. As soon as I said he was home Ella said she got a milkshake. She actually did. I was surprised.  Dave got 2 so I actually got one!

Ella watched her iPad until it died. Then she played in bed hiding under our covers.   Before I knew it, it was after 10 PM.