Thursday, April 28, 2011

Still here.

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The four of us after church on Easter Sunday. The Easter bunny should have brought us haircuts instead of toys and candy!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Today.

-Doctor's appt. for Elliot who no longer acted like he needed a check-up. Elliot and Sylvie love going to the doctor. They have a train table, a slide, and a fish tank. Elliot screams and falls on the floor when it's time to leave. I felt dumb because I did the whole "Bye-bye Elliot. See you later!" thing and walked out the door thinking he'd come running. Well, it doesn't really work anymore. He would have stayed. I had to go back into the full waiting room and pick my screaming child up with my free arm (I had Sylvie and the diaper bag in the other) and take him out to the car. He gets over it pretty quickly though. He has something viral. I'm blaming the bouncy house thing he spent so much time in on Friday. If we ever rent one of those for any reason, I'm going in first with a can of Lysol and disinfecting the thing!

-We went through the drive-thru at Wendy's after leaving the doctor's office. They have a couple of those floppy, wavy inflatable column things out front. As we were leaving Elliot pointed at them and said, "Look, they're waving at God!". He's starting to say the most unexpected things, and it's so much fun!

-Elliot was riding his little motorcycle through the house, popped a wheelie, and came down kinda hard which resulted in "Owww, my weenie!". I'm sure for moms of older boys this isn't anything new, but that's the first time he's made an injured weenie reference that I can recall.

-I love my husband. We were leaving Wal-Mart this evening, and Elliot wanted to ride the tiny carousel in the arcade area. Of course Sylvie pitches a fit to do whatever Elliot is doing, but she can't be trusted to not fall off of the thing yet. The carousel is tucked in a corner with very minimal room around it, but Randy holds her on the horse and walks around and around until it's over. And apparently it's not the first time!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The days are long, but the years are short.

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This is one of my all-time favorite photos of Mr. Elliot. I was thinking about this photo yesterday. He was about 8 months old, had just woken up from a nap, and was ready to be released from jail. He had the best pout face ever. Still does. Funny how this was only a couple short years ago, but Elliot as a little baby is already such a fuzzy memory.

"The days are long, but the years are short." -Gretchen Rubin

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I've had absolutely zero interest in uploading photos or making blog entries as of late.

I've had an online journal of some type for around the past 7 or 8 years. Ideally I'd love to keep a blog. I'd love to share funny stories of my children, photos that offer little glimpses into my life, and bits and pieces of our daily going-ons. I like thinking about having a blog and what it could be. I love the idea of blogging (even if I do hate that word).

In reality, I don't really like blogging. It's something that I really WANT to like. But I don't really. It feels like a chore.

I love reading blogs, and being inspired by others. I don't love the information overload, and I have a hard time regulating my computer time. There is SO much out there. Blogs are my reality tv. I get involved in the stories and families and watching the children of strangers (that I think of as friends) grow up. I laugh at their funny stories, shed a few tears over their hardships, admire their homes and talents, and wonder and even worry when someone's blog goes quiet for a long period of time without explanation. I often feel like I have more of a vested interest in the lives of strangers than in the lives of my real-life friends and family.  I'm sure I'm not alone in this.

I plan on participating in Screen-Free Week coming up week after next. I need to fast from the computer. I need to stop using The Disney Channel as a crutch for entertaining Elliot. I need to become an active participant in my own life.

*Edit* I made the jump and invited some friends and family to read this blog. Maybe if I have a few more readers I'll be motivated to post!