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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Ella

On March 18th Ella Rose turned 4 years old.  She said "look at me mom, I'm bigger.  I'm just like Paige except I have bangs."  I just don't quite know what to say about this girl.  She is beautiful and fun and crazy and ornery all at the same time.  I love watching her grow up, it seems life gets a little easier for her as she gets older.  She is a smart cookie.  She loves Preschool and has done so well with her teacher and classmates.  She is independent and loves to get her homework done.  She loves to sing and dance.  She knows all the words to all the cd's I have in the car, including "Senorita"  by Justin Timberlake.  She loves her dance and tumbling class.  Her teacher told me that she was frustrated with the other girls because they were goofing off.  She said "Nobody is listening!" with her arms folded across her chest.  I took her to the highschool dance concert and after every dance she turned to me and said "more?", it lasted 2 hours and she couldn't get enough of it.  She is sweet to her sister Ivy and try's to help out.  I love it when I hear her call her "babe".  The funniest thing Ella has said to me and keeps repeating everyday is "I don't like you mom, I love you, but I don't like you".  This is usually yelled at me after I get made at her for being naughty.  I find myself thinking the same thing about her sometimes.....  Anyway, this is my Ella and one day she will rule the world.  Believe me, she could.   

Friday, March 13, 2009

Lame O

I was at Target the other day picking up a few things, toilet paper, soap, you know just stuff.  When I went to go get some razors I noticed the kind I get had a few new ones to choose from.  I get the Bic Soleil disposables, their nice.  So here were my new choices, I could go with the Twighlight, the Bella, or just their normal one.  Hmmmm..... what a decision I had on my hands.  So after some prayer and thought I chose Bella.  The strange thing is after shaving my legs I started to feel extremely self concious and clumsy.  I even slipped while exiting the shower and smacked my head on the towel rack.  

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

global warming

the kids and I went to the library recently and one of the books we got was called  "The Wumps".  It is a cute little story about the Wumps who are furry animals that live in a perfect world of trees, grass and streams.  One day they are invaded by the Pollutians from the planet Pollutant, the wumps are scared of them and hide in a cave.  While they are in the cave they hear a lot of noise above.  The Pollutians are busy building freeways, sKyscrapers, apartment buildings, offices and more roads.  They are dumping their garbage into the streams.  Anyway, soon the Pollutians are coughing and sneezing and having a hard time breathing and so they go to their World Cheif.  He sends guys off to find another world to live in and once they find it the Pollutians pack up and leave.  the Wumps come out of the cave and are sad at what happened to their world.  Cheery story isn't it?  anyway, when we were reading and we got to the coughing and sneezing part Andrew said "that's because of all the carbon dioxide".   

Sunday, March 8, 2009

I am I am

when Ella goes to the bathroom it is an ordeal...  she takes most if not all her clothes off, hops on and off of the toilet, uses gobs of toilet paper, yells at me and refuses to wash her hands.  We are all now happy that she understands that privacy is important and at least closes the door.  We have a hall bathroom that is right off the kitchen.  On most nights during dinner she has to use the toilet.  What used to happen was she would go in  and not close the door and Steve would have a straight shot of her "tenders" (that is what Andrew has named his privates), this is of course not good for the appetite.  Anyway... tonight after using the potty Ella came out with just her flower stretch pants on and no shirt.  This is unusual because it is normally shirt and no pants.  I decided to let it go 'cause I get sick of fighting her.   okay, no joke, at this very moment Ella is out of bed and on the potty!  ha!  okay back to the story.  Tonight we were watching Nacho Libre and Andrew says "hey Ella, you look like Nacho Libre".  We laughed and then just a few moments later she stands with her legs apart, twists her body to look at us and sticks out her butt.  She is a crazy crack up.