Monday, December 21, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
We looked for the Big Heart in Herbie's garage and we didn't find anything. Eli kept asking where it was, and I kept saying "I don't know, you show me". After a couple of minutes going back and forth like this, Herbie proclaimed it lost. Eli seemed to accept this and said we couldn't get it since it was lost. Now he's asking for a real Bucket Truck, one that he can drive and go up in the bucket to fix lights! Well, at least I know what this is.....
Friday, December 11, 2009
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
It sounds cute, like he just wants to love everyone, but that's not what he's talking about.
After about the 10th time he told someone this is what he wanted, I decided he was serious and started pumping him for information. Here is our conversation:
Me: Did you see this in a show?
Me: Is it soft like a pillow?
Eli: No it's hard like plastic.
Me: Does it open, can you put toys in it?
Eli: No it doesn't open, but it has sprinkles on it.
Me: What do you do with it?
Eli: You just push it around the house.
Me: Does it have wheels?
Eli: Of course
Me: Does it have a handle?
Eli: I sure hope so.
Me: Are you saying CART or HEART?
Eli: I'm saying heart Mom, like a shape.
Me: Where did you see this?
Eli: In Herbie's garage.
I called Ciara (Herbie's Mom) to ask her if she has something matching this description in her garage, needless to say she doesn't. Eli is going over there on Thurs. and we'll look around to see if he can show me what he's talking about.
So far the best idea was from Eli's Doctor, she thinks he dreamed it.
The worst was from the mall Santa, he gave me a dirty look as if to say "Stop prepping your kid to say something you think is cute....just let him ask for a dump truck". There wasn't time to explain what Eli was talking about, so I just smiled. Believe me Santa, it would make my life easier if he would just ask for a dump truck.
As a parent I want to make all of my child's dreams come true. I thought someday he'd ask for something for Christmas we wouldn't be able to afford, I never anticipated the non-existent.
We are contemplating assembling something out of wood. But, I think even if we make something it won't match what Eli is imagining, and he'll still be disappointed. If we could only see inside his dreams, or if he had the ability to draw a picture....alas his Christmas dreams will be crushed the first year he really understands what's going on.
Monday, December 07, 2009
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Eli decided he wanted to be a Panda Bear while watching a zoo movie. I bought him a Monkey costume, because I didn't want to have to make anything this year, and he melted down. He actually threw himself down on the ground, screamed "I hate Monkeys" and insisted he wanted to be a Panda. I thought if I could just get him to try on the costume he would be okay, but it never happened. I returned the monkey and made him a Panda. At first he was excited, but then he said the fur was itchy and then he wouldn't try it on. I ended up having to line it last minute, but it was worth it in the end. He looked really cute, and was happy to be a Panda.
Lilly wore Eli's old bear bunting, but she slept through most of the festivities.
Trunk or treat was great! We had some trouble with regular trick or treating, Eli was tired and then had a dirty diaper (yes, potty training still hasn't happened). We ditched the Christensen's early and Eli fell asleep in the car on the way home. We're going to have an early morning tomorrow, Eli went to bed at 7pm and with the time change he'll probably wake up at 6am. At least we have some hope of being on time to church!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
We had someone else install A/C, and put in an attic fan and fans in both the bathrooms.
We had a lot of help from friends and family, both with the work and with childcare. We had horrible timing, we got the keys a week after Lilly was born. We actually signed the papers in the hospital, our lender said that was a first for them.
There are still a lot of things we'd like to do, but we're taking them one thing at a time now.
We'll eventually redo the master bath, and we want to put built in bookcases in the dining room (example below). We'll put raised beds in the garden, new counter tops in the kitchen and a new stove (I really love gas ranges). We need new carpet throughout and still need to paint a room or two. I'm sure all of this will take us years to finish, but all of the priority work is done.
The house was in really good shape, the previous owners took great care of it. Most of the work we'll do is just stuff to make the house our own.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Lilly can't do much yet, but Eli constantly asks for his Brother to lay down by him.
Yes, we have some confusion over who is the brother and who is the sister!
I had looked at them new and after recovering from sticker shock I decided our plastic one was good enough (also from Goodwill). I found the stove/sink first, and went back the next week and found the matching refrigerator. I love Goodwill and now it's just around the corner.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Eli is such a good helper, he wants to be involved in everything we do. Here he's helping Ben put the computer into our built in shelving. I'll have to post a picture later, it came out beautiful, you can't see any of our electronics when all of the doors are closed. Ben even ran the cable under the house.
We also got a bike trailer, and I got a bike, so we can go on family bike rides. It's nice my Mom is still here, because Lilly is still too small to come with us. She'll have to wait until next summer.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Eli cracks me up all the time.
Earlier today we were looking at plastic dinosaurs and he was asking the names of all the different ones
I'm no expert so I was looking for their names on the bottom, triceratops........
Anyways, one didn't have a name so I handed it back and told him "this one just says Made in China".
There were several that looked similar so he says "oh, here's Mommy Made in China and Daddy Made in China, and Baby Made in China".