Monday, October 31, 2005
So, she cried these big tears and wondered why she didn't have an Ariel Barbie. She hasn't mentioned it since, and I have found that their are many similar dolls for pretend play without the big boobies and the oddly shaped feet.
For the record, I like princesses. I like dolls. I just don't like Barbie. Did a Barbie ever climb Mt St Helens in a jogging stroller? Did a Barbie ever stand under the world's largest Sitka spruce tree? And did she ever see twin baby Grizzley Bears or drive across the whole United States at the age of two without a single potty accident? Well. Ella did, and hopefully her adventures will be even more exciting than any trip to the Dreamhouse could ever be.
Ok, it is Halloween, and I have but one true goal. No vomitting.
I feel rested but have so much to do here that I just want to crawl back in bed with the still sleeping baby. J took E to school this morning, but he'll be back in an hour and need a ride to work.
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Monday, October 17, 2005
On sunday we went to Sinkland Farm to the pumpkin festival. It was chilly and clear, and Ella didn't want to leave. She and J did the corn maze--and she understood the concept and her map. She rode a little four year old brown pony named little B and petted sheep, goats, baby pigs, a horse, and a bull with wide horns and a ring in his nose. It was absolute agony to be in a pumpkin patch with two kids and no camera. Back at home we planted chrysanthemums and built a scarecrow lady in a fifties housedress with a pumpkin head. Ella was asleep by seven thirty.
Friday, October 14, 2005
Thursday, October 13, 2005
In the afterglow of Ella's birthday party, much of the house is covered in glitter. She secretly opened a small bag of fairy dust and sprinkled her room "for good luck". There is even glitter stuck to the baby's head, and I found some glittery bread on top of the fridge. She has continued some of the art projects from the party here at home, and has added glitter and sequins to her fairy wings.
OK, the heating oil is ordered. Hopefully everyone in the family is ready for wearing socks 24/7 because I'm counting on six hundred dollars worth of oil to last until february. Ella is ready with the footie pajamas, and strangely enough she is seldom cold.
My throat is killing me and my fingers are aching. I'd do just about anything for Ella to take a nap.
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Monday, October 10, 2005
The Glade Road saga ended this morning. The guy was willing to go for our offer, but only if we wanted to close soon. We wanted something in the New Year, so we had to let it go.
Thursday, October 06, 2005
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
This is the house that is withing walking distance of Ella's school, John's work, the grocery store, coffeshop, etc. Click this picture to see the interior. It has a big deck out back and a big fenced in yard.
Monday, October 03, 2005
Sunday, October 02, 2005
Just camera testing for the most part. Ella had her first phone call from a friend at school tonight. She was so excited. "Sha Sha called me. With the telephone." He was saying that he would come to her birthday party, and she was telling him to check his mailbox because she had mailed him an invitation.