I wish I had as much motivation as my title did. Seriously, I hate this time of year. It gets dark at like 5p making it so all I want to do is lay on the couch and watch tv. Lucky for me, I have one kid who goes to bed religiously by 7p so at least I get to veg out after Ella goes down.
However, I will admit even though I am still fighting this darn cold/sinus infection I have still been quite busy. On Thursday Ella and I both napped for quite a bit in the morning b/c she had a rough night, and we all know a rough night for baby makes a rough night for Mommy. She is STILL working on those damn molars. Only one has broken thru the skin. Ugh! I have that one line from "Finding Nemo"...."just keep swimming, just keep swimming..." when it comes to her teething. We are almost at the end of this stage. Just her canines are left after these 4 molars come in, and if she's miserable from her molars now I have a sinking feeling she will be miserable with those too. *sigh* being a mommy is so hard sometimes.
But anyway, so Thursday after we woke up from our naps I decided we all needed to get out of the house so I decided to take the kids to a place called The Sandbox, in Fairport (check it out, it's cute...www.thesandboxplayground.com) and let them just run around free for a couple of hours. What a great idea it turned out to be! I treated them to McDonald's while I ate an apple and a granola bar before hand. Sometimes I really do feel guilty for putting so much grease into my body. The kids LOVED The Sandbox! As soon as I let Ella in to run around she squealed in great delight. I have never seen her so excited before. There were plenty of other people there her size and of course she's the friendliest child (well, besides CJ) that I've ever met. She walked up to every kid in the place and smiled at them or just wanted to follow them around. It was very sweet. Ella especially loved the little sandbox they had. Not with real sand of course, but like little pebbles and she only tried to eat them a handful of times, LOL! CJ had a blast of course. They a had a little bounce house and a giant slide, plus he loved the little sandbox just as much as Ella did. It was a great way to let out some pent up energy and Ella and CJ both napped as soon as we got home. It was wonderful!
Friday I had Ella's 12 month picture review. Her pictures once again came out great and I can't wait to get them. We had so much fun at that last session. Trammel Photography does a fantastic job!
After that appt I had my monthly waxing visit. I don't think I've blogged about my whole waxing thing. Shockingly, I get my underarms waxed. Not b/c I'm really that vain, but I have a skin condition that causes my hair folicles (in certain areas) to get infected and unfortunately I had a few get severely infected in my left armpit last March. It got so infected it was the size of a golf ball, extremely painful to the point where I couldn't sleep on my left side and I was popping Vicodin just about every 2 hours (which in turn led to my little pill addiction, but we'll save that for another day!), and Magellan's aunt, who used to be a nurse, said I had to call the dr the first thing in the morning to have it drained. I actually was to the point where I just wanted to slice my arm off, it was that bad. To make a long story short, I had it lanced and drained and it was the most painful experience I have ever had. Really, seriously. Way more painful than childbirth. I had to have a drain put in my armpit (really, who has ever heard of such a thing?!) to drain any remaining pus and stuff and that was awesome as well. I still have a little scar. So in order to prevent that from happening, I don't shave my underarms anymore, since that really has a lot to do with the bacteria getting into my hair follicles, and now I get waxed. And in all honestly, it is not half as bad as everyone tells you. I really don't mind it at all. It's a quick stinging feeling, but then it's over and there is no more pain. And I love how clean it looks. The only downfall, is you go about every 3 weeks and the hair does get some what long. I'm not allowed to wear tank tops in the house, LOL! Both CJ and Magellan make fun of me when it gets to the week of my appt. Oh the pain and suffering women go thru to be beautiful!
Ella and I got some quality one on one time together Friday afternoon as it's the day CJ stays at school til 5p. I think she enjoys that quiet time with no one else around. Sometimes she's more playful and happy b/c there isn't as much nosie or so much going on. It's cute. We spend a lot of time rolling around on the floor, chasing each other and just laughing. We ordered pizza for dinner and the boys played WII after Ella went to bed. I caught up on some TiVo since I'm a bit behind. Slept like shit, so did Ella which made for a very loooonnngggg day today. We did absolutely nothing. Well, the kids and I didn't. Magellan cleaned up the garage (or so he says), picked up some piles of leaves, then hit the hay at 5p b/c we now think he's getting Bronchitis. I feel bad for him. The man rarely gets sick, and now he's been sick for 2 weeks. None of the OTC meds are helping him so I told him he really needs to get in to see our regular dr. Not some on call dr, or NP, but our dr who doesn't beat around the bush. He gives you some drugs if absolutely necessary and then you're on your way. Magellan went in about a week ago, got stuck seeing one of the part time dr's there and all she gave him was an inhaler. He came home and I was like, "HUH?!" It didn't do him a damn bit of good and he is still coughing so bad it keeps me up half the night.
Me, I'm doing a lot better. No more sinus pain but I'm all stuffed up and coughing a lot as well. Not near as much as Magellan but enough to irritate me. Tomorrow we'll be spending the day at my mom's, and my mom and I are going to Kohls to do some more Xmas shopping. I think she's gonna try and get some stuff for Ella and CJ.
Monday my step sister finds out the sex of her baby. I am so excited! I'm thinking girl, and so is she. I think my dad said she's due end of April. Can't wait!! Another little girl to spoil!
And now, to end the post with some pics of the kids at The Sandbox.
And this picture is of Ella's adorable piggy tails. She sits so good for me when I do her hair, and then when I'm done, she pats her head as if to make sure they are in place and then takes off running to play! I just love having a little girl so I can play with her hair! Some day she will hate me but until then, she's all mine!!!