Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My New Job

Yesterday was my first day as a stay at home Mom!

It wasn't too different from my Thursdays and Fridays that I always had off. I did a load of laundry, balanced the checkbook, made Brownies, took Elliana with me to Walmart for some grocery shopping, made a few phone calls, cleaned the kitchen, and of course, chased Elliana all over the house! Taking care of Ellie took up most of my time. :)

It's funny, I always have a long list of things that I want to get done, and I end up finishing about half of them. Overall, I mostly enjoyed my first day with Ellie.

The reason I only mostly enjoyed it was because Elliana refused to nap.
I tried putting her down several different times and in several different ways and she simply would NOT nap! Arrgh!

She finally fell asleep (under her own terms of course) late in the afternoon when I didn't want her to nap. I let her take a short nap anyway so I could get some things done (like my bible study for one).

I'm learning that she is such a determined and stubborn person. She cracks me up! When she has her mind set on something, there is no stopping her. The napping was just one example.

I've been trying to work out in the mornings. For those of you that have never seen our house, our exercise equipment is in our unfinished basement along with our couches and TV. It's hard to explain, but the exercise equipment is behind the couches and TV. Every day before getting ready to work out I make a barricade with the couches, the gate, pillows, whatever I can find, I'll use it. I do this so that Elliana is safe to play and I can watch her while I work out.

It never fails! So far, EVERY single time I have done this, she sees it as her mission to find a way to break through and get to me and the exercise equipment. I don't know how, but she has succeeded EVERY time! So, my work outs aren't nearly as long as I'd like them to be. (Sigh)

She also made it her mission to learn how to climb the stairs yesterday. No matter how many times she fell, or how many times I pulled her away, she would make a bee-line for the stairs. She tried over and over and finally succeeded! She made it up several stairs. I think I'm in trouble.

These were taken with my phone so they aren't very clear.

Oh dear, I love my daughter but she is going to be a hand full!

P.S. Here's some pictures I took of the two of us at the park today. I had fun playing with them. These are some of my new favorites!



Tara Brown said...

Yeah!! I'm so excited for you - everyday spent with Ellie! The pictures of the 2 of you are gorgeous!!!

Courtney said...

Christine!!! I LOVE that last picture of you and Ellie in black and white! It NEEDS to be framed and hung in your house somewhere.

Dana Marie said...

CHRIS! you are a ridiculous photographer, whenever I take pictures of myself usually only a nose or something makes it... well done! :)

Shamree said...

You are going to have your hands full with that one:) She is determined!

Anonymous said...

Christine, I LOVE the pictures, but especially the black and white one of you and Ellie!! =) You look so content, happy, and serene there in that picture! I LOVE it!! Your little daughter is going to stretch you and Caleb in ways you have never imagined!! She has a strong will just like you wrote. What a joyshe is too!! She cracks me up!!
I love you, Mom

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I am a daughter of the King. Saved by grace. Follower of Christ. I love my God and I believe that he is faithful and true to his word! I'm still figuring out and trying to follow his plan for my life. I am a wife to my best friend Caleb, a mother to my miracle babies (they are my greatest joy and challenge), a sister and best friend to 3 passionate women, and a daughter to 2 amazing parents that continue to teach me what it is to be real and faithful to God and his word. I am lucky to get to be a stay at home Mom (thanks to God's provision). I love music, singing, coffee, cooking, baking, traveling, our beautiful state of Colorado, and mostly being with the family and friends that I love!

Husband, Caleb

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Caleb is an amazing husband and father. He is always so good to me. He is my best friend. He is the romantic one. We love to laugh and spend time together. We've been married for 7 years and I just love that I get to spend the rest of my life with him.

Our 1st Miracle

Our 1st Miracle
Elliana Faith... God blessed us with our first miracle little girl in December 2008. She is sweet, smart, spunky, funny, strong willed, precocious, extremely outgoing, vocal and so full of life! She brings us so much joy.

Our 2nd Miracle

Our 2nd Miracle
Ethan James,.. God blessed us with our little boy in March 2011. Ethan was a bit of a surprise and an even bigger miraclle. Ethan is ALL BOY! He is very active, into sports and running around. He is also sweet, introverted, affectionate, and laid back. These days he often has us laughing, he's starting to show a little bit of "clown" in him. He makes our hearts happy too. :)

Our 3rd Miracle

Our 3rd Miracle
Emsley Jeannette... Our surprise baby girl was born on June 11th, 2013 and came into the world 4 weeks early. Her first 2 weeks of life were spent in the NICU, but due to God's hands and the prayers of many people, she grew quickly and came home to join our family! She is an easy, sweet baby and we are enjoying getting to know her personality.


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