I'm not one to wish for Friday, but yesterday I was SO thankful that the weekend was almost here!!
After Baby Ellie was diagnosed with double ear infection on Wednesday, I was amazed that she was so happy. "Bubba" (my nephew, Braxton) came by on Wednesday while we were having dinner and Ellie flirted shamelessly with him. She smiled her BIG smile and looked at him the entire time. I was able to get a short video of her smiling and doing a fake laugh while loking at him with love in her eyes. We thought that my dad was her favorite person, (other than her Mommy) but now I'm not so sure!
The smiles lasted until bedtime. Ellie was asleep by 8:15 and started waking up at 11:00...every single hour until 6am when Little Miss Sunshine Maggie came into my room all full of happiness. One of the many times that I was up during the night with Ellie, I realized that Maggie had made door hangers for all of the bedrooms. "Jesus" was written on them at church and she added the "I Love You" part. I asked why she put them on all the doors and she said, "Because I love Jesus".
I spent the first couple of hours after our early breakfast cleaning up puke. It seems that Ellie's antibiotic makes her throw up...and crawl through it. It was just as pleasant as it sounds, I assure you. She crawls right to her sister's room or to the stairs ALL THE TIME. Even if it's dark in that part of the house. She's fearless. We're going to put up a fixed gate this weekend so that she'll be confined to the main part of the house.
After I thought the puke-fest was over, I got Ellie all dressed for Storytime at the Library. I was fixing Maggie's hair in a "different braid", a.k.a. a braided headband (THE hairstyle of the moment in our house), when Ellie pulled a table over on herself. I had just completed a perfect braided headband and was about to secure it, when that happened. Maggie and I fixed her hair again and then she wanted to pose for a few pictures.I finally put my clothes on and was putting on Ellie's shoes when she threw up all over both of us. I may or may not have cried a little at this point. Anyway, we left the garage with just enough time to get to Storytime before it started. The new house two houses away from us is about to close, so they were delivering appliances and the L.owe's truck had the entire street blocked. I realize that there were only two houses that could have possibly been impacted by the street being blocked, but of course, I was one of those houses. I was trying not to cry or shoot at the truck when the delivery guy slowly walked to the truck and moved it out of my way. We arrived at Storytime just as it was about o begin.
Storytime was uneventful and very enjoyable. We were back home at 11:30, so I started fixing lunch as soon as we were settled. I was cutting Maggie's chicken (in a mushroom sauce) when the ENTIRE plate fell into the floor. There was chicken, mushroom sauce, asparagus and brown rice EVERYWHERE. I cried, Maggie consoled me and we had a nice lunch.
The rest of the day was fairly uneventful or as uneventful as it could be with Maggie, Ellie and their crazy antics. Ellie cried a lot because of her teeth and ear issues and Maggie coughed and coughed. I had a horrible headache and might have continued to wear a pair of black yoga pants (after my jeans were covered in food from the spill) even after Ellie had rubbed spit up and snot on them. Needless to say, Big Daddy never noticed!
As for today, Ellie has cried a lot and is now taking a nap. Maggie has been great and is watching a B.arbie movie from the Library. I'm getting ready to get my black yoga pants out of the dryer and plan on being dressed by the time my mom comes over around 10:30 to help me with a couple of projects.
Hopefully, the kids will be less snotty and cough-y and we'll be able to go to P.anera for dinner tomorrow. The Muffin is singing at church on Sunday night, so we're excited about that.
Big Daddy has a couple of BIG decisions to make, so Maggie and I are praying for him and hoping that he makes the best decision. No matter what we have lots to think about and consider and these decisions would impact our family a whole lot. I'd appreciate it if you'd say a little prayer for me and Big Daddy today.