Wednesday, May 09, 2012
C called this morning and said she didn't mind bringing A and heading to CW, but what did I want to do? I figured I didn't mind if I got wet, but that Ellie wouldn't be the happiest of campers if she got wet.
The thing is, I had a miserable night last night. I had one of those dreadful nights where I couldn't get to sleep before midnight and then Lil was up and in my room around 4:45 saying she woke up and couldn't go back to sleep. And, in what was one of my finest parenting moments I asked, "You couldn't go back to sleep so you came in to wake me up and tell me?" :sigh: I quickly fixed myself, but I wasn't at my best having only had a little over four hours' sleep. Ugh. Then, Ellie started fussing and needed a snuggle. I was none too pleased when the alarm went off at six. :oS
So, when C called and asked if I wanted to go ahead and walk at CW or what, I quickly decided I had better go to her house to use one of her workout videos because otherwise I wouldn't be working out if I stayed home.
We did her tae bo tape and boy howdy...whew! I'd never done that before and I have to say it was a good workout. :o) C told me as we were cooling down that it was good I had come over because if I hadn't, she wouldn't have gotten in any exercise today. Ha! I tell ya, we're good for each other. ;o)
Speaking of Ellie, she's getting so big (okay, okay, not size-wise, but you know what I mean). She's become quite the talker and rattles of strings of words all the time...if only I could understand what she was saying. :oS Sometimes she's patient with me and will repeat herself until I get it, and other times she just gets frustrated with me and begins to yell. We all have those days and those moments.
I'm going to try to take inventory tomorrow and make a list of all her current words. I can tell you she calls brownies "bunnies". She kept begging for a "bunny" and I couldn't figure it out. Then it hit me when she went racing over to the counter the plate of brownies was sitting on and pointed. Ah ha! She really wants to communicate and be understood.
She is also quite the problem solver, scooting around anything she can so she can climb on it and make herself taller and climb things. If she can't find something to climb on, she'll use my feet to make herself just that much taller. Ouch!
She's very good about helping clean up--if you ask her. She also knows where things belong and is good about putting them away. And, her crib must be her most favorite place in the entire world as she is constantly tossing in toys and books. I have no idea how she has any room to even sleep in there. The latest toys to go in were four or five Duplos--which I found her sleeping on. Yeow!
I'm just going to take it one step at a time and try not to think about it. ;o) I'm also going to pretend like I don't care her room is a pigsty. :sigh:
She is such a delightful child and so creative and sweet. She still loves to snuggle and cuddle and really is quite patient with Miss Bean. The two of them are so sweet together (Lil reads to her!)--when they're not fighting!--and when one cries the other becomes upset and concerned and runs over to try to help (if the crying isn't fighting related, that is ;oP).
I honestly couldn't ask for better kiddos. :o)
1. Having a workout buddy. If you have a hard time being "good" about working out, this is a great way to keep yourself in check.
2. Check out Fred:
3. The rain has been much needed and quite lovely. I love the scent of spring rain. :o)
4. Magnum bar. :drool: Mochaccino. Mm.
5. A visit with the vet's office yesterday.
6. Making plans for the weekend. :o)