Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Mom went to Shanghai to visit Amy for Christmas, and came home with lots of presents. This beautiful outfit was a gift for Ellie from Amy. Ellie loves to say "cheese" for pictures. If I want to get a real smile/laugh, I have learned to ask her to say silly words, like pickles or cattywampus.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
We clearly spend
Friday, January 27, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Lu fell asleep less than 3 minutes after we got back in the car on the way home, and then had an almost 3 hour nap.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Greg is the 3rd of 10 children, and for many, many years there were 5 siblings married and 11 grandchildren. Todd & Rachel have 5 children, Kyle & Jonette have 3, and Paul & Staci have 3. As Greg and I watched the grandchildren grow up (and the 5 on my side), we were increasingly worried that by the time we found our birth moms, our children would have no cousins to play with.
We shouldn't have worried so much--there are lots of cousins just the right age for Ellie & Lulu. Jon & Teri have Gwen, and Scott & Lisette, Rod & Jayme, Tanya & Dave, and now Kent & Jessica have all added fun cousins to the family!
Friday, January 20, 2012
Lulu loves to play the piano! We are spending a lot of time lately in the front room, with Ellie playing with her kitchen and Lu rocking it out on the piano. It usually lasts until I am tired of telling Lu to stay on her knees or her bum after 20 minutes or so. She always wants to stand up to reach the buttons better.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
..makes the best toy! Uncle Todd brought over an air scrubber in this big box (to clean our air of the construction smells). Ellie and Lulu have had a lot of fun playing in it! I put it away once Ellie figured out she could climb on it, because I didn't want the box to get crushed.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
I am feeling marginally better now, since my amazing husband took all of the night shifts and let me sleep/doze/rest for 12 hours. Lynnie is down for an afternoon nap, Greg is off for a game, and Ellie and I are going to play.
Sometimes it is nice to have slow, lazy days. It makes me appreciate health and "normal" days so much more.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
She woke up around 9:30 and had another power puking episode all over her and me. After a quick shower, she was ready for bed again. She and I spent a lot of time together throughout the night, as Ellie threw up 4 or 5 times more. Luckily, only one time was in her bed, and it only got on her pillow before she got the rest in her "hiccup bowl." After another bath, we spent a lot of time snuggling on the couch. Poor baby!
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Well, the 10:00 session was a live endowment, and the family and friends were already seated in the endowment room. They only took 2 rows from the general chapel, so we were on the 2nd to last row in the endowment room. And the session didn't start until 10:15. We were really sweating it then!
We found the right sealing room and slipped in at 11:58. The embarrassing thing is that they were waiting for the Bishop, and as soon as we got there, Jordan and Josh were brought in and things got underway.
Kylene came up from SUU to go to the reception. We had fun hanging out with her for a few minutes! What a fun day.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Poor baby threw up twice last night and has a fever. The first time was around 10:30 last night. She woke up and wanted to go potty and have a little more milk. (Ellie is totally potty trained now! She hasn't had an accident in weeks and wakes up dry in the morning -- probably because she wakes me up 1-2 times a night to go potty.) We ended up just snuggling for a few minutes, because she didn't want the milk after all. As I was carrying her back to her bed, she power puked. Timing-wise, it was perfect because she got it on her pj's and we got to the bathroom sink for the rest. After another bath (sans pink water) and fresh jammies, we snuggled until Greg got home from his basketball game, at which point Ellie only wanted Daddy. She threw up one more time before she was ready for her bed at 12:30. Then we were up every 20-30 minutes because she just felt yucky. No more puking though, which is good.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I found another new product that we tried tonight. I thought Ellie would love it, but she ended up hating it. She was mildly interested as the tub was filling, and that was it. We had the fastest bath ever, and the whole time she was crying about the pink water and how it was hurting her...
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Lynlee is doing really well at standing alone for a few seconds, and she can take1-2 steps on her own! It is really exciting stuff. I tried taking a picture of her standing by myself, but it didn't really work, so we tried when Greg was home for dinner. Well, Lulu was hungry herself and did not want to stand by herself for a picture! We quickly abandoned the attempt to get that perfect moment and had dinner instead.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
This picture doesn't do Lynnie's cute, messy face and hands justice. She had sweet potatoes everywhere. I love it!
Monday, January 2, 2012
My Ellie adaptation (the real recipe is made even yummier by slicing an onion into it):
1 can beef broth
1 can beef consomme
1 c rice
2-4 T butter, cut up
Mix all together in a 9x13 pan and bake at 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes.