Thursday, June 30, 2011

A few of her favorite things...

Elsie loves to sit up on my legs and sing or just chat with momma.

She also loves her bouncy seat:-)

Her newest love is for her cuddle dog. A teacher I worked with gave it to me soon after I told that I was expecting. Since she won't really take a paci, her dog has come in handy. She will get it in her mouth and it will calm her down.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Green thumb or not??

Plants like this in my landscaping make me think that I have a green thumb.

But then we have green shrubs that should take barely any attention and they look like this.

Yes...there is a gaping whole in the middle. It puts a damper on our nice landscaping.

Might I add that last summer was HOT and I think my poor shrubs burnt in the hot sun...or it could just be me.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


I added the blogger app to my phone in hopes that I will be a better blogger and I will be able to add pics a little easier.

I am very excited about my time at home to spend more time with this little lady!

I am also excited to make more of our food from scratch such as this pound cake. (which I haven't tried yet)
I am loving pound cake with nutella and bananas but I can't bring myself to pay $6 anymore!

Change of Plans

So, the plan was for me to go back to work July 18 at Lincoln Elementary in a Special Education classroom. July 18 was the first day I technically had to report, but add a week of training before that and setting up a brand new classroom and essentially I would be going to back to work within the next week or so. This made me very sad and the amount of hours I would spend at work when the school year started had me freaking out. I would sit and think about it the entire time during Elsie's middle of the night feedings.

Thus, I started looking for part time jobs. Andrew and I looked at our budget and things worked out. Since we have been debt free for a few months, we were able to financially support this decision.

I interviewed for one Pre-K position, but did not get the job. I e-mailed the pre-school at our church just asking if they had an opening. Well...they did!! So after I e-mailed my resume the director called and asked if we could talk. We arranged a meeting in which she said I could bring Elsie (How awesome is that?) However, I left Elsie with her papaw and went to meet. I was there an hour and a half and it was awesome. I felt like this is where God wanted me when I left. SO, the only thing I could do was pray that this really was where God wanted me.

Side note-a lady we know very well from church had suggested me for this position before I e-mailed about it. Talk about God having his hand on all of this...yeah...

The director called Monday, I called back and accepted Tuesday and sent my resignation to the EVSC yesterday. I worked with some AMAZING people the past two years and I am very thankful for facebook in order to keep in touch with them.

I will be teaching Pre-K M/W/F 11:30-3 and 3 year olds T/Th 8-11:30. My mom will be keeping Elsie (another HUGE blessing)

I am very excited to spend more time with my little lady!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I was VERY close!!

Yesterday, I guess that Elsie would be 11 lbs 3 oz and 23 inches long....and she was 11 lbs 1 oz and 24 inches long. That puts her at the 55th percentile in weight and 95th for height.

Monday, June 20, 2011

2 months

Baby girl is ALREADY 2 months old!!! Time flies when you are having fun and being a mommy is SOO much fun!!

So, we go to the doctor tomorrow for our 2 month check up. I am going to guess that she weighs 11 lbs. 3 oz. and will be 23 inches long. I really have no idea if I am even in the ball park, but we will see. I'll post tomorrow night for those of you who are curious.

Month 2 has kept us busy...
We went to Cincinnati with mamaw, papaw, Uncle Adam, Aunt Em, and Bella. Elsie was awesome in the car and everywhere we went, which was a huge museum, PF Changs, IKEA, and Jungle Jim's. Elsie also swam for the firs time and liked it. The very next weekend, she went camping for the first time and was also a champ. She slept in her travel bed next to our air mattress in the tent. The next weekend was the huge family yard sale to raise money for MS. Once again, baby girl was so good. We had our first night with Daddy out of town, but luckily Aunt Em and Bella were at our house. We went to BG to help Adam and Em at their yard sale to bring home another cousin for Elsie. Elsie got to experience the Somerfest in Haubstadt, but didn't get to swim due to the weather:*(

We have spent TONS of time with Emily and Bella (and a little with Adam). It has been soo much fun to watch Bella interact with Elsie. She will say her name every time she sees her. It is so special to me that she knows her cousin so well already. She got to meet lots of new friends.

We spend our days hanging out at home. Elsie's schedule is eat, play, sleep, with play time becoming longer and sleeping becoming a little shorter. We go for walks in the neighborhood and spend mornings playing with the crew from across the street.

She has been sleeping around 5 hours at night, but will occassionally go 7 hours. We like those nights:) We are also working on a bedtime routine, but it hasn't been completely successful yet, but we are still trying.

Did I mention that we are loving being parents???

and now she would like her last feeding before off I go:)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bad Blogger!

Sorry Ladies and Gentlemen that read my blog-I have been slacking on the blog posts like crazy.

When E is not sleeping, we are playing on the playmat, in the bouncy, chillin' in the bumbo, doing tummy time, reading books, eating, outside with the neighbos all kinds of fun stuff. So, when she is sleeping, mommy is sleeping, eating, cleaning, laundry, watering flowers, etc.

As you can see, we stay busy around here. It's hard to believe that on Saturday Little Miss will be 2 months old. I will most definitely blog about that with pictures. It may be Sunday before I have time to blog. We have swimming, Bella, Adam, Em, Haubstadt Sommerfest, food, friends on our agenda this weekend.

Here are some newborn pics that we just got back yesterday. It took 2 1/2 hours and me holding her with a backdrop draped over me to get anything decent. Baby girl did NOT want her pic taken that day.