Thursday, July 30, 2009

Never gonna hear the end of it...

So I totally missed Random Thought Tuesday! Darn it! This week has just flown by! So my mom flew in last Tuesday night and we've been having fun ever since! We've been shopping, eating, going to the park. Just a bunch of different things. So we went shopping yesterday and we walked by Christopher and Banks and my moms says all excididly, "OH I DIDN'T KNOW THERE WAS A CHRISTOPHER AND BANKS STORE!" and I say, "You liar! We've been in here tons of times!!" I thought she was joking when she said that because I absolutely hate that store! Old lady pants with animals on the pockets or buttons on the blouse or maybe a little of both on each that match and look absolutely rediculous! I drag my feet everytime I go in that stupid little store. So we went in and mom found a cute shirt and I thought it actually looked good and the pattern was good. Usually in this store I say, wow, really? That looks horrible. Don't get that. Why would anyone want to wear that? But we passes a rack that had stuff on sale for $9.99 and I actually, yes and this is for real, I actually found 2 (count it) skirts that I went and tried on. My mom about died and when she saw them on me she started laughing and said that finally I was going to wear something from Christopher and Banks...SHOOT! I also told my SIL Val and she started laughing as well. Now people, this does not mean that I will go into this store by myself and this does not mean I will be buying stuff in this store. I think that it was fluke and it will probably never happen again.

So on a lighter note, I had a Scentsy party tonight and had a great turn out at my house! It was so much fun and we had yummy treats that mom made and juice and even some veggies with dip that Laura made. It was a great evening and now I'm looking forward to the weekend! We are meeting my dad in Cascade and going camping!! It will be Ella's first time camping and I hope it will be fun and turn out good. We are also taking a train ride on Saturday and we are all really looking forward to that as well. Alright, well its 11:37pm and Ella is screaming! Doesn't she know that it is sleeping time? Suppose she wants to nurse and then go back to sleep. Have a great weekend!

CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I almost forgot the most important thing!!!! Ella crawled today!!! It was only a couple little ones but she kept doing it and is really catching on! Its so fun and so adorable to watch her! Go Ella!!!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Random Thought Tuesday

So here it is Tuesday again, time is flying by! Today I was supposed to babysit for my friend Laura but her poor daughter was up all night coughing. They are going to the Dr's today so I hope that she feels better!!! So I've been up since 7:30 this morning and I've already cleaned a ton! I hate cleaning but you always have such a great feeling when its all done! So its been my goal to to really clean stuff every day!

We've been trying to teach Teddy how to use the doggy doors! He is such a stubborn dog! There's a doggy door to the garage and then another one in the back door leading out to the backyard. We think that maybe he doesn't like it because since he's a pug and has a flat face maybe it bugs him? Who knows but it would be really nice if he was to let himself out when he needs to go. Speaking of, its so hot out already and he's outside but he won't use the doors unless we help him. So maybe one day he'll get the hang of it.....???

So now I'm just relaxing about to make some lunch and watching Twilight. Yes, I know what you are thinking, but I like this movie (and yes I will admit there are some seriously cheesy parts) but I still like it! Ella is scooting around all over the place. She now gets up on her knees and rocks back and forth. Yes I've started Ella-proofing the house :) She loves trying to crawl but she gets so frustrated when it doesn't happen. She's a strong little thing though! Yesterday I was sitting behind her and stood her up and she was standing holding onto the couch. She stood there for about a minute! She did that the other day too! Of course I'm right there ready to catch her! Ella amazes me everyday!

Well I'm off to make some Mac and Cheese. I've been on a kick of making it for lunch for over a month now, I don't know why but oh well. Have a Happy Tuesday...tomorrow's already Hump Day! (Okay people we all know what hump means....right? Its the middle of the week of course!)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ella Bella

Ella has been scooting all over the place (as I said in the last post) and here's a few pictures of her in action! I love these pictures, she just loves to smile! Look closely and you'll be able to see a couple of teeth :) Now if only we can work on getting some more hair!!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Crawling in the near future???

So yesterday I was on the phone with my mom and we were having a nice chat and I looked down at Ella and she was on her hands and knees! This is the first time I've seen her up on her knees and its exciting yet crazy to think that the next step for her is to crawl! She already scoots on her tummy and moves all over the place. I suppose its time to start baby proofing the house a little bit better!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Random Thought Tuesday

So I borrowed this idea from my sister in law Val who in return borrowed the idea from her sister! Its called random thought Tuesday and you just blog about whatever is on your mind. Today I went to Albertsons and got a few items. Now everytime I go there I always think a sign is going to fall on my head. A couple of weeks ago as I was walking in, the sign up above the door fell and hit me on the head, really hard, I didn't know what the heck it was. At first I was thinking that I somehow ran into the door even though I was walking right in the middle. Some people saw it and asked me if I was okay, I got all embarrased and walked around the store, couldn't remember what I was there for and walked out. Tyler was thinking I maybe got a concussion but I think I was okay, just a bunch of ibuprofen and the couch the rest of the night. But I got in and got out of the store A-Okay today!

I'm drinking Cherry Coke, its my favorite! I wish sometimes that I liked water more than I liked pop but that'll probably never change. I'm making salmon for dinner tonight and can't wait to eat! I also have to make cupcakes because tomorrow I have Faith in God in the morning and its my turn to bring treats. For the summer they had switched the time from 4:30 in the afternoon to 9:00am! We only did that time once and everyone hated it so now its at 11:00am which I can handle!

People think I'm funny when I tell them I am making scarfs to sell on Etsy. I guess it is a little funny that I'm making scarfs when its so hot out! I actually am looking forward to Fall. I love summer but I get overheated too fast when its so hot out, especially down here in Boise! I've always been that way, I can handle the cold a lot better then I can handle the hot weather! I love Fall because its still so nice out and cool at night and walks in the evening are wonderful and the new tv shows come on. Okay okay, I suppose I shouldn't wish time away!

Well I don't really have anything else, Happy Tuesday!!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

6 months appointment

Today Ella had her 6 months appointment and everything went great! She weighs 16 pounds 2 ounces and is 24 inches long. She was so happy the whole appointment. She was flapping her arms all around (she flaps them up and down and she looks like a little penguin, its so cute) and played with her toy and made all sorts of noises. Then she got 2 shots and of course she cried but got over it pretty fast and was all happy again! Here are some pictures that I just took of her. She loves sitting up and looking around and playing will all of her toys. The next picture is of the bandaids that cover the shots that she got and the last one is of her in excersaucer. She loves playing in that thing! But Ella is healthy and the Dr doesn't have any concerns and he also said that her head is going to turn out perfectly fine and that there's nothing to worry about! We love our little Bean!!!
You can see her bandaids! Our poor baby got 2 shots today!

Friday, July 10, 2009


I love this picture!!!

Kisses from the daddy!

She loves any blanket over her face!

I love this picture too. I had walked out of the room for a moment and usually she is talking and singing so loudly but she was silent. When I walked back in this is how I found her. Eyes glued to the tv! I don't mind her watching some tv now and again!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

6 Months, where is the time going!?!

On Monday July 6th, Ella turned 6 months old! We can't believe how fast the time has passed us by! Ella Karen Seely was born January 6th at 3:51 in the afternoon. She weighed 6 pounds 9 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long. Now she weighs 16 pounds 3 ounces and we have so much fun with her! She sits up, scoots around on her tummy, laughs, smiles, tries to grab and reach for everything! There's so much more but I'd be writing forever about all of her accomplishments. Here are a few pictures of our precious baby girl! We love her so much and she fills our life with so much joy.

First cries

Blessing day: March 1st

Messy face!

Auntie Val took some amazing pics of her! Thanks sis!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July

So this last Saturday Tyler and I kept it pretty low key for the day! One year ago we were on the beach in Coeur d'Alene with my family and I was 13 weeks pregnant with just a little bump! Fast forward a year and we have our daughter Ella and she's 6 months old! This year we enjoyed a beautiful day and then barbaqued in the evening. Since Ella's bedtime is between 8 and 9 we opted to stay in and light some sparklers. I LOVE sparklers! Its a funny story because when I went to the stand I thought I was only buying 5 sparklers and ended up with 5 boxes of sparklers, I think there was 6 in each. Around 8 we put Ella to bed and then just hung out until it got dark. Then we broke out the sparklers and had so much fun with them! The pictures aren't the best of quality but they turned out pretty cool! We are so blessed as a country to have the freedom that we do!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Second tooth already!?!

This morning at 3 am Ella was super fussy again! Enough with the early morning already!!! I gave her some Tylenol and rocked with her, poor thing! So I took her to the Dr's this morning and had her checked out. Her pediatrician wasn't in and so we saw another Dr from the same practice and he was great! So great in fact that we switched over to him! He said that she doesn't have an ear infection and that he was impressed by the fact that she is 6 months and has never had one! Ella is just fussy because she cut another tooth! My goodness everything is going to fast! I'm so glad she doesn't have an ear infection and that we know why she is so cranky! Oh and she now weighs 16 pounds 3 ounces!!! Her 6 month check up will be on the 13th. Guess that means more shots for the little Ella bean.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Latest Stuff

Yesterday I decided to have Ella play the drums with me. I want to get her started early and maybe (if she wishes) she will play the drums too! Tyler held her at first and she just watched me. I didn't play too loud and I don't think she jumped at all! I will admit though, it was hard with her on my lap because she just wanted to grab the drum sticks and put them in her mouth!

Tyler looks like he's asleep but he's not!

As long as she is getting most of the food I don't think she cares where some of the other winds up! She loves being spoon fed!

I know I already blogged about how she cut her first tooth but ever since then she has been a pretty crabby girl! Sometimes we can lay her down and she'll go right to sleep, other times we aren't so lucky. This morning she woke up to feed around 5 and afterwards would not go back to sleep! I can't tell you how many times we had to get up to put her binky in but finally I could tell that I needed to give her some Tylenol. After that I rocked her and she finally went back to sleep. She woke up like that the night before too. I called the Dr. today and she said that if she has trouble sleeping again tonight then we need to have her checked out because she may have an ear infection or something else. We have been keeping an eye on her because she has tugged at her ear a couple of times. So who knows if its that or if she's cutting another tooth. Only time will tell! I am excited though for her tooth to get bigger!!!