Archive for November, 2009

Yikes! I Just Peed My Pants!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

We made it on her blog!!


Creative Excuse

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Setting:  8:15 on Monday evening.  Elle has been put to bed around 7 ( thanks to a cranky attitude & no nap) but had come out of her bedroom multiple times for various reasons.

Me:  (after hearing footsteps coming down the hallway) “Elle, go to bed.”

Elle:  “But Mom…(pausing to find an excuse)…but Mom, I don’t know how to ice skate.”

Me:  “Elle, go to bed.”

Elle:  sigh.

Good News!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Today was the big day for Elle.  Remember this?  Well we put her to bed at 10 last night & I woke her up at 4:15.  She was fabulous.  Seriously, maybe she should function on 6 hours of sleep regularly?  Ok, not really.  My parents came out last night (on their Anniversary!!) and crashed in our basement so we could head out early & they could stay here with Paisley.  Thankfully Joe’s scheduled trip for this week was rescheduled so he was able to go with.  I had no idea what to expect so I was a bit anxious.

Joe, Elle & I started off with a stop at The Original Pancake House.  Mmmmm…I love  their french toast.  I MAY have eaten 4 pieces.  Maybe.  Then we were off to the meet with the neurologist.  He ended up also ordering an EKG.  After chatting with him & doing an exam, we marched over to the hospital for a quick EKG.  Elle was a rock star.  Not a peep out of her.

Then back to the neurologist for the EEG.  She was pretty tired by that time.  So she climbed right up on my lap (while I was sitting in a recliner) while the tech attached the “thingies” to her perfect little head.  Seriously, this kid did great.  First of all, she had to lay extremely still (on my lap) & then they held a strobe light over her eyes for 3 minutes.  After that the tech told me that this is when she needed to try to S-L-E-E-P. (I guess some kids freak when they hear that word so spelling is better?)  I simply said, “Ok, Elle why don’t you go to sleep now.”  Within 30 seconds the kid was out cold.

About 30 minutes after leaving, the neurologist called.  We got the all clear!  Both the EEG & EKG have come back normal!  He is assuming that she really did just have a Breath Holding Spell.  Thanks so much for all the prayers and words of encouragement.

Finally, Pioneer Woman

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sorry for the delay.  I have been going non-stop for the past 48 hours.  Yesterday I was so busy that I sent Nicole a text at 3 saying, “Does it mean you’re having a busy day if it’s 3pm & have you haven’t had time for breakfast or lunch?”  We have a huge Christmas event at church this week & I’ve been super busy helping get ready for that.  Anyway…

The book signing for The Pioneer Woman was a ton of fun.  This was the only book signing that I have ever been to so there isn’t much for me to compare it to, but when you’re a fan of the author it’s fun.  Nicole & I arrived at Christ Church Cathedral around 5:30 (I think) where we purchased our books & snagged the closest 3 seats possible.   Bethany arrived a tad behind & and we just chatted up a storm.

As we were talking about my girls, the lovely lady sitting of front of us turned around and said, “Are you talking about Elle McGill!?  Are you Kelli from Kellogues!?”  HA!!  She has been reading my blog for quite some time.  How fun is that!?  Anyway, Julie, it was so nice to meet you.  Here is a pic of me & Julie. (Please ignore how awkward I look in the picture.  I was holding Paisley (who I cropped out of the pic because I was cradling her & it looked like I was nursing her…which I WASN’T (I can’t do that in public)) & there was a row of chairs in between the 2 of us.  So let’s blame my double in this pic on those factors & pretend it isn’t always there, ok?)

Around 7:00 Ree made her grand entrance & answered questions for about 45 minutes.  She was a lot like I expected her to be, except maybe a little shyer (is that a word?).  But she was very normal, sweet, down to earth.  Oh & super skinny, how she manages that with those recipes I don’t know.

After that we sat…and sat…and sat patiently waiting for our turn to get our cookbooks signed.  When finally got our turns it was fun because Nicole & I were spotted by another blog reader.  Hi, Hannah!!  Hannah was assisting Ree by prepping books & taking pictures.  Fun job, right!

As we approached her table, PW asked us to give her one second to re-apply her lipstick.  Her lips were dry & she apologized multiple times for primping in front of us.  So funny.  Anyway, we got our picture taken with her & she commented that Paisley’s foot rubbed against her.  She’s got a thing for babies so it was fun to have Paisley there.  And can you just note how close my face is to hers in this picture?  What in the world was I thinking.  Hey Kel, give the girl some space!  You may feel like you know her, but she doesn’t feel the same way about you!  Sheesh!  Sorry, PW!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

MUCH more to come in a bit…but I have to run to a meeting.

Hello Pioneer Woman!

Bethany, Paisley, Me, Ree & Nicole