Saturday, May 27, 2017

Roadtrip Stats

I was going to put together a graphic but I keep not going to it. So here are some stats from our road trip

1 Roadtrip
21 days
19 hotels
66 cities -- per google
14 States
47 restaurants meals (35 at restaurants + 12 eaten in hotels)
37 charges at superchargers
6 Museums
2 Aquariums
2 presidential libraries
1 park
1 candy store

3 Swimming (2 Times in hotel pool (2 Ella 1 Miles) and 1 water at lego land)
4 loads of laundry (done on the road trip. We arrived with a TON of dirty laundry)
3 of us threw up on the trip 

I don't have miles traveled because we forgot to hit trip until we were in AZ or so and then we forgot to look at the trip when we arrived home.  We remembered after 1 small trip but we weren't at the car. Then we thought we'd check and subtract. But weeks went by and we never checked. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ella Says... (April 2017)

Some quotes from April
Ella: This is a sitting bench
Me: no that's a toybox

Big mistake. She played with everything and we couldn't get her to leave. She loved it

Eating froyo

Me: Ella do you like your birthday cake one? what does it taste like?
Ella: uh huh. It takes like sugar.

Ella can you count to 17
Ella (nodding) : one seven.

Turns over in bed
“Mommy will you be my friend?”

We have 2 old homes. Right? A big old home and a small old home.
(yes we do)
At park

Ella: I wanna go to the car now mama

It was so hot. Her face all red

Ella: Mom take a picture of that
Me: Of that wall? Why?
Ella: Because I like that wall

"I scratched my scab off like your arm"

Mama I want to go to sleep because I'm tired

4/26 both
What do you want for breakfast?

Ella: broccoli


Tuesday, May 23, 2017


I took some pictures to show my progress or transformation. I told people in my challenge group to do it so then I figured I better do it. Can't even tell I'm pregnant here from the back.
 Ella sleeping.

Ella and I went to our Monday run.  We played briefly at the park after.

We had to sort of hurry home so that we were back in time to prep the dough and have a meetup.  We had a pizza making meetup with the mom's group I was less active with.  Ella missed her friend Mary.

 Ella loved the baby.

 Everyone rolled out their own dough for little pizzas.

Some kids used the little rolling pins I ordered online. They were smaller than I expected. They seem like they'd be better for playdough.  But they at least gave everyone a chance until they got to use a bigger one.

 Everyone put sauce, cheese, and toppings on.

All the kids made their then the moms made theirs. We all got food that way. 
Some people were impatient waiting for the pizza.

After everyone left, we realized Ella's friend left her bag. Ella pulled out the apron and put it on.
Then she used the apron to make a swaddle for her doll. She did a pretty good job even though she forgot to put in the arms. 

 We went to Grant Park.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Miles was up too early.
 I was playing cars with Ella.

Miles was on the floor and I was resting on the couch. Poly  joined me after a few minutes.  He was up too early so I had to rest.
 Ella found a wizard cape and had so of course put them on.
 Miles woke up so Ella climbed in the crib to try to calm him. Of course that didn't work.

I got milk on my sleeve!  This happens more than it should.

 I ran with Miles.

Ella is brushing her teeth. Well she was being silly when she was supposed to be brushing her teeth.
Compare 1 year!