Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Life with Ella {week 28}

Well, I am almost two days late in posting this. I know you've all been concerned. 

I'm in the middle of helping my long-term sub set up my classroom and so far, it's been super not fun! Here it is, almost 10 PM and I just finished a 4 mile run...and I am just now sitting down to write this! To say this week is hectic would be the understatement of the century.

Anyway, here's a look at our week 28! :)

On Monday, we just hung around and relaxed... (ahhh, wouldn't that be so nice right now?!)

We also realized that I have a MAJOR smocking addiction! 

Have you seen the resale smocked groups on Facebook?! {This one is my fave!} They are so addicting!!!!! All of these are from there, except the UNC outfitTravis actually told me to buy that one! :)

On Tuesday, our new stroller arrived, so we had to take it out for a test drive! 

We still love our Britax stroller, but had to get an umbrella one for travel and going to football games!

Not sure how many of you know this, but I am actually a part of a mom's focus group that meets periodically to discuss baby products. It's kinda my favorite thing ever.... 
Anyway, this past Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night, we got to go, and on Wednesday, Ella came with me to try out some play mats!

She was unsure about some of them...

She also got to reunite with one of her boyfriends, Carter. Carter is 25 hours younger than her and his mom and I were in rooms next to each other in the hospital (we knew each other before that though!). I think I've mentioned him on here before.

How sweet are they?!?

When we got home Wednesday night, Travis had gone to Asheville for a work trip. I was putting Ella to bed and noticed she felt warm. I took her temperature...100.4*!!! I immediately started freaking out and called the nurse on call at our peds office. She assured me Ella was probably teething or had a minor viral infection, but if Ella still had a fever in the morning and was acting miserable, to give her a little Tylenol.

Luckily, we woke up Thursday morning happy as a clam with NO fever!! Thank goodness! 
So, we played in the Jumperoo (sans pillow girl is getting so big!)...

...and caught up on RHOC while eating some avocados for lunch!

Friday, we reaffirmed that my child is completely obsessed with remotes...

...and we were so happy to have Daddy back from his work trip!

We also met Amanda and Rhys at Rusty's for dinner! Neither of them was very interested in having their picture taken. 

Saturday, someone decided to be the messiest eater on the planet.


I promise I won't keep posting pics of my child eating...I realize it's not that cute to anyone (except probably me).

We also went to Target, and sat up top for the first time!

And we found these mocs at Old Navy! 

Shortly after taking this picture, I realized my phone was missing. I couldn't find it in my diaper bag, or any of my shopping bags and promptly began to have a panic attack. I thought maybe Ella had thrown it on the ground or something without me noticing, and someone had probably stolen it. Needless to say, I was freaking out. I raced home and opened the "Find My iPhone" app on my iPad, and saw my phone was at my house!! Where was it?!?! Ohhhh...20 minutes later, I found it, tucked away in my diaper bag, wedged in the changing pad mat. Seriously

We wrapped up our weekend by taking a stroll up to TCBY for fro-yo with Auntie Kaffy on Sunday!


If I survive the hell that is setting up my classroom this week, we are headed to the beach Thursday! Fingers crossed!!


  1. A beach trip! Hope y'all have fun!

    Also, now I want Rusty's and TCBY. And it's 10:30pm...

  2. She is so cute! Love all the smocks!