Thursday, February 4, 2010

As Promised

It's been a pretty slow week around here for us.

Although some would even consider it somewhat boring, I'm not complaining. I've realized that it's the slower weeks that I spend more quality time with Ellie. On the weeks that I have a ton of errands to run, and lots of things to do, I feel as though Elliana doesn't get quality time with me. Sure, she's with me all day, but what fun am I when my mind is on other things?

I've really cherished this week with Ellie. We've read a lot of books together and just spent a lot of time playing together. I know some day I'm really going to miss this time with her. There's also a good chance that very soon our time together, just the two of us, will go down to 2 1/2 days a week (I'll give details to this later).

So, while it's been a slow week, it's also been a good one of getting to know my daughter even better.

I have some great pictures and videos to show for it. I promised in my previous post that I would update the blog with some photos and/or videos of Miss Elliana. We started putting her hair up a few times this week. She doesn't have a ton of hair, but I figured it was time for her to get used to having her hair done. My sister Jenn put Ellie's hair in pigtails yesterday. Cute, huh?!







Some of these pictures were taken with camera phones, so they aren't great. Sorry. Here she is wearing her sunglasses. She got these from her cousin Abby. She just loves them, she feels really cool when she wears them.





Elliana's newest thing is that she wants to "help" me with whatever I'm doing. She loves to help with laundry, the dishes, and even putting things away. She climbed into the dryer (with my help) when I was doing laundry. I think she thought I was crazy at first, but then she loved it! Don't worry, I would never let her do this if I wasn't watching closely, and she can't climb in by herself.





She also loves to climb into boxes and baskets. This is the toy basket that holds all of her bath toys.



This picture makes me laugh every time. It looks like she's announcing "I've conquered the basket"!



Here are two videos I took this week. I just love this girl.






Despite our slow week, we have a pretty busy weekend ahead. Friday night we're having dinner with some friends. Saturday, I'm going to a basketball game with my Dad. It's a tradition that my christmas gift to him every year is a date to a game. And Sunday, we're going to church and then my sister Courtney's house for the Superbowl. I love the Superbowl. I hate to admit it, I mostly enjoy it for the socializing and yummy food (Caleb would be so disappointed) ;).

Have a lovely weekend.

2 comments:

Courtney said...

All done!!! I love that girl's personality, she is SUCH a crack up!

Anonymous said...

What fun! You do such a great job at writing and posting pictures and videos! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and lovable Elliana! Love, Lita

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