Sunday, November 18, 2012


Well, the flu hit our house early this year.  That means we have had our turn and are done...right?!?  I hope.  Everyone but Elise felt it this week.  Elle is still recovering (and throwing up every night!)  With that said here is what little we have been up to the last two weeks.

It SNOWED!  Elle was so excited and couldn't wait to get out and touch it.  She took off to the back yard and wanted to swing.  

She wanted the lawn mower and then looked at me and told me she was "vacuuming"!  Well, she knew she was cleaning it up.  Good thing the snow was gone by noon, I am not ready for it to stay.

The same day, I took Elise to school to meet my first graders.  They were very excited to see me and meet Elise.  What a nice bunch of kids.  I miss them, but am so happy to be home through the end of year with the little bundle I am holding!

Elle has been so into coloring, play dough and crafty stuff lately.  Each night we spend a good half hour to hour coloring or some type of activity at the table.  That is a long time for a 2 year old!  (so not a good grip in the picture, but normally she has a perfect pencil grip...needed to add that in for all my teacher friends who read! :)).

Look who is ONE MONTH old already!  Yikes...where did the last month go?

Check out those chunky cheeks!   Elise had her one month check up Monday (David took her because I was in bed with the flu. I cried!)  Here are her one month stats:
9lbs. 1oz 35%
21 inches long 41%
Head is growing - 6.4% :)
She is still our little peanut - just like her big sister was!

What else does our ONE MONTH old like to do?
1. She is getting up once a night between 2-4 am to nurse.  And then is up for the day between 6:30-7am.
2. Her favorite place to sleep is on your chest - laying on her belly!  She could stay there ALL day.
3. She is a  I don't know if this is a sign that she will be a talker or that she is trying to make more noise than her sister?  But the girl is always making noise!  I now know why some people "kick" their kids out of their room!?!?!?
4. She is spending more and more time awake during the day.  Her longest awake stretch is 2 1/2 hours.  
5. While awake she likes to look at her sister, look at her toys on her play mate and of course the ever favorite starring at the lights! :)

Last weekend gramma and grampa came to visit!  Gramma got her hair cut and they stayed the night.  We went to Adam/Amy's house for dinner and fun!  

Elle and Grampa danced!

Gramma's walker was fun for the kids to climb on, under and around!

So, the visit to Adam/Amy's was Saturday, by Monday morning Aiden, Adam, Kathy (Amy's mom), myself, and Elle all had a form of the stomach flu.  By Monday night, Ashton was picked up early from daycare for throwing up and David started getting it too. In other words all but Gramma, Grampa, Amy and Elise got flu.  We are so, so thankful that Gramma and Grampa somehow stayed healthy!

Tuesday, Elle was still wiped from Monday and fell asleep at the island counter while coloring...poor girlie!

This is what we looked like most of the week!

Elle had a 36 hour stretch of no fever or throwing up, so I sent her to daycare, because we were having the carpets cleaned.  Look how big the living room looks without furniture!

It was all stuffed in the dinning area.

We also decided to paint Elle's room that day.

Dave loves to paint!  See him peeking?  More pictures to come once it is ALL done!

Thanks for checking in.  It is hard to believe we will be celebrating Thanksgiving this week, which means Christmas is right around the corner.  YIKES!  The good news, I got 1/2 of my Christmas shopping done today and didn't even leave my house!  Gotta love amazon (well the internet in general)!

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