September 1, 2012

The Other Day...

I put this adorable new outfit on Ellie, took her on a walk, and thought we were off to a great start. By the end of the day I was calling BJ to save me. She hadn't napped all day, nor had she the day before, and I was exhausted. I wanted a break. When BJ got home from work he found me sprawled face-down at the end of our bed, and Ellie screaming her lungs out in her crib. (That gurgly, mad cry she does just makes me furious sometimes.) He swept her up, and drove her to McDonald's to get an ice cream cone. I fell asleep at home, and she fell asleep on the way there. BJ wasnt about to let her sleep on their date though, so he got her out of her carseat bought her a cone and said she looked drunk eating her ice cream because she was so tired. She fell asleep on the way home, but when BJ got her out of her carseat to put her in bed her diaper was messy. We had run out of diapers and when he came to ask me where they all were and Ellie saw me she unraveled. Her bedtime couldn't come soon enough.
It's funny now looking back at these pictures that are so adorable. Hopefully in a few years I won't remember what a horrible day this actually turned out to be.


  1. Cutest outfit ever. Ah, the joys of having a baby. How do they learn to drive us crazy at such an itty, bitty age?

  2. I found your blog through my hubby's cousin, Lindsey. Anyway, I am so impressed with the beauty you find in motherhood, how you take in stride and how effortless you do it. Thank you! I also think your daugther is adorable (I have an Ellie who is almost 13months)...I digress: I have had many days like this (I have 3 little girls - 4, 3, and 1) and I am sure I will have many more, too. Thanks for sharing your heart...I am sorry for your miscarriage and pray that you will have many more babies in the future! Sorr this is jumbled, all 3 girls of mine, want my attention so I better run...

  3. Oh, man. . don't worry, sometimes there are days like that. Sounds like you have a great supportive husband and that is what makes it all worthwhile. I always like to go back and look at baby pictures to remove those frustrations. Just take some time, and a bubble bath.