Sunday, January 30, 2011

Our Weekend

Our weekend was a sickly one. Mean stomach bug visited us again. Adam started not feeling well Thursday night. He called me Friday at work to tell me that he got sick and I had to convince him to go home. (He is such a dye-hard!) Then about 4:30 Adam's dad called me to tell me E had gotten sick 2x, so I left work and made a quick stop at the grocery store to pick up at the essentials...gatorade, powerade, pedialyte, gingerale, pepto, children's tylenol, and milk (that was for me). When I got home, Adam said "these have been the longest 3 hours. I am so glad you are home!" Poor guy. He was not well at all. E didn't get sick anymore, she was just really clingy. Finally after I got the two of them settled at 8:30, I went to pick up some mexican and watched Jerry Maguire lol! But it ended up being a very long night :( And I had to work on Saturday. No fun.

Saturday was better, praise the Lord! I worked and Adam's mom came to pick up E. Adam actually got out of bed so that was a good sign. When I got home from work, Ad and E both seemed to be like 90% so I was really happy. Adam's parents brought over a leather couch to our house for us to have because they bought a new one so we moved it in and got it all settled. We rested some and then met back up to eat at Zaxby's.

We slept in today because E woke up at 5am. We took our time getting ready and met some family for lunch at Ruby Tuesday. By the time lunch was over, E was getting really tired so we thought she was going to nap so Adam's dad took her with him and we went to run some errands. But when we got back, poor thing hadn't slept a wink. I knew something was up. I got her down but when she woke she started throwing up again :( So I am going to take her to the doctor tomorrow to see what is up. The stomach has really been going around in our area. I heard 70% of our area had it. I just hope I don't get it anymore than what i had last Wed. night! So it looks like it is going to be a pedialyte night, but hopefully not a long night. And there was our sickly weekend. Hoping tomorrow will be a fresh start to a WELL week!!

Watching little one loves some Disney channel :)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Stomach bug, tubes, and 1st tooth

Last night, E got hit with the stomach bug :( She has never been that sick, ever! She was a trooper and wasn't even really phased by it. She slept until 9 am yesterday and then I even had to wake her because we had to take my grandma to a doc appt. Little sleepy head! She is much better today, still a little puny but none of the other stuff! Thank goodness she is better because she is getting tubes today. She has had an ear infection each month since September and since it is just now winter, her PED thought it would be best to get tubes. We were referred by many family friends to go to a doc in our area that uses a laser. The doc is amazing and he is so good with Ella Jae. He completely explained the whole procedure to me in detail and even drew a little diagram :) I feel really good about this decision. Please say a little prayer for our pumpkin as she gets tubes today even though she won't feel pain, we do have to hold her down since they won't put her under. She will not be happy :( But the outcome is so worth it!
At 10 1/2 months old, E finally cut her first tooth!! You can see it on the bottom right! Her bottom gums have been swollen for a while now so I knew it was coming. I would check every day and finally on Jan. 15 it decided to poke through :) And now you can see it really well. It looks like the tooth beside it is about come through anyday now!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Mondays aren't so bad...

Now that I work part time, Mondays aren't so bad anymore :) I work on Saturday mornings until 12:30, so Sunday and Monday are my weekend it feels like! Today me and my lovebug cuddled inside and then met Daddy for lunch. We had a great lunch together :) Ella Jae is starting to become quite the Daddy's girl these days. It is pretty recent and she just squeals when she sees him. It makes me smile! She is becoming quite the actress, too! She does this fake cry now and when I lay her down for a nap or bedtime she peaks to see if I am still funny! Mama came to visit in the afternoon and stayed with E while I ran to the grocery to pick up a few thing for us and Mama needed a few things, too. It was nice having her with us for a little while. I know E enjoyed getting that extra loving, too :)

Favorite moment of the day...
E sat on me and watched almost a whole episode (which has never happened)!
I loved every minute!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Little Debbie lover

Tonight while I was cooking dinner, E was in the kitchen exploring as usual. She typically opens all the cabinets and pulls things out, goes over to the baker's rack and pulls all her babyfood and snacks out (off the bottom shelf), pulls up on the trash can and dishwasher, plays with measuring cups, etc. But tonight, she was really quiet all of a sudden and I turned and looked, and this is what I saw...

Ella Jae enjoying a Little Debbie cake :) The little stinker somehow pulled a Little Debbie cake out of the box on the second shelf of the baker's rack. (Take notice of the pink crumbs around her!)

And when I caught her, she dropped it and headed straight to me like "Momma, I didn't do nothing!" :)

And this is the damage! She managed to either bite it open or press it hard enough to open the end of it. She was going to town on that Little Debbie and there were pink crumbs everywhere! Looks like Ella Jae has a sweet tooth :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Happy Birthday, Nicholas!

Happy Birthday, Uncle Nicho!
We love you!

Monday, January 10, 2011

New Year brings new changes

2011 brings some new and exciting changes for the Lambert family! I now work only part time!!! I work Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. And the other four days a week I get to stay at home with the cutest sweetest and most fun 10 month old ever! What a blessing! Each day this past week I just wanted ot burst into tears of joy! I feel like a new person already and man, does it feel good! I was getting to my end point and stressed beyond measure with commuting (with a 10 mo old mind you), working all day, commuting back home, cooking, cleaning, being Mommy and Wifey. It was getting hard to enjoy anything. And I know I probably sound like such a weeney because millions of moms do the same thing everyday without batting an eye. But I just think I was cut from a different mold than most working mothers. So my sweet hubby and I came to the greatest conclusion of my life so far and decided that it would be best for our family if I went part time. My employer was so unbelievely understanding and agreed to my proposition! I started my part time schedule on Jan. 3. And this week has been one of the best weeks of my life. Sweet Ella Jae is even different and loving being home with Mommy! Can't you tell???....
Monday, we had a chill day! We went to the grocery store, and I cleaned while she napped. Wow, did it feel good to get my house in order or what! And knowing that I can stay on top of it puts such a huge smile on my face!

Tuesday, I worked. I was really tired when I got home. Adam's parents were so sweet to bring E to us because his mom keeps her on Tuesdays now, AND...they also brought us pizza :)

Wednesday, we traveled to the ear doctor and the prognosis is E does need tubes but they will use a laser so no putting her under! I loved the doctor and feel really good about the decision. If it gives her relief and their are no risks, I am all for it! Then we went to visit with Mama for a while since she isn't keeping her 3 days a week any longer. I know she will miss her like crazy. Later that afternoon we went to eat supper at Mem's for our weekly family dinner. Then Pep Lambert came in late to be with us for a week!

Thursday, we took Grandma Betty to the beautyshop to get her hair fixed then E and I met Pep Lambert, Dad and Uncle Mac for some Wendy's (our tradition when Pep comes to SC). E was really good besides making a huge mess on the floor :) We keep her mostly entertained with food! That girl loves to eat! Then we came home for a nap and then headed to pick up some WifeSaver for a friend who recently had a baby girl! It was so fun to see another newborn since E! I did kind of forget how small she really used to be. And E was in love...she would just squeal at the sight of Aubrey! It was the cutest thing! We came home after our visit to get dinner ready because we were having Pep over for supper. Pep and E played whiled I set the table and waitied for Daddy to get home and join us.

Friday was a long day because I worked until 6:15 and I met everyone else at Mom and Dad's for some Chinese :) Yummo. We hung out there and then went home to put E down.

Saturday I worked and then did a little shopping before I went home. I got some things at Hobby Lobby for E's 1st birthday! Yikes...can't believe I am already planning that day! It seems like yesterday we were bringing her home! We enjoyed a quiet afternoon at home and then it got supper time and we got hungry and decided hum...let's got to Old McDonald's Fish Camp :) We called Grandma Betty and off we went. It was so yum and E enjoyed her first bowl of grits...she may have a little smidge of yankee blood but that girl is all Southern :)

Sunday was so cold out that we skipped Church and stayed in our pj's then went to Mom and Dad's for lunch and to watch a movie with the fam. But before we left E destroyed our living room haha! Adam called her "destructo-baby!" Haha!! So my normal cleaning routine will begin back today!

E watching the Disney channel :)

"Destructo-baby" at her best!
Happy Monday!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Skipping Fall...onto Christmas

So I am totally skipping Fall and posting all about our Christmas holiday! There just isn't enough time to go that far back :) Ofcourse, Christmas came and went all too fast! With me working full time, having a commute to work, being mommy and wifey, along with all the other chores and duties of life, it really did come and go way too fast. I really enjoyed the week of Christmas. I was off most of the week so it was really nice to relax and take it all in and really focus on the true meaning of the season rather than all the hustle and bustle that comes with it.

Monday night of Christmas week I went out with some girlfriends from high school. They were my best friends for so long and we have been through so much together. I really really missed them like A LOT! We chatted and caught up of some yummy tappas food, and I totally didn't take any pictures :(

Then Tuesday night, my family and me and Ad went to a concert. It was so nice to be with my grandmothers and cousins. And I saw Dave from Lady A, again :) He is from the same area as me and was home for the holidays! He is such a cool humble guy!

Wednesday was Adam's birthday :) Before we celebrated his birthday, E and I met up with My Mama, Mrs. Joy and Mrs. Brenda for our annual girls luncheon. This year we met at California Dreaming rather than going to one of houses. It just seemed easier that way. Then we went back to Mrs. Brenda's to open gifts and have some cake :) These are the best women that I know! I love each of them with all my heart!! That night we celebrated Adam's birthday at his grandmother's house. We had pizza (his request) and a yummy red velvet cake I picked up for "A Piece of Cake" (my favorite...shh...don't tell)!
Thursday was a shopping day :) Me and E met my Mama and cousin, Adrianna, at Chili's for lunch and went to Target, Ross, and the mall. Then Adrianna came home with and helped out with E while I cooked. She ended up spending the night. We had such a fun day and E was a trooper :) I never really know how she is going to be when I take her shopping so I just play it by ear ha!

Friday was Christmas Eve! Ad had to work half a day :( So us girls went to eat breakfast at New Moon (my fav bfast spot) then came back home so I could get my cook on while E napped. Adrianna went home, and me and E were off to Tiff and Chris' house for a luncheon with my family. We do sandwiches and dips and open presents so we can be together because we all have so many places to go Christmas day, and we are like sisters so it is very important that we spend quality time together!
Ad met us there, then we came home so E could get another nap in and then we went to Church for our Christmas Ever service. Then we went to Adam's parents house for their annual party. We had a lot of fun and it was so nice being with our families! E fough sleep something awful, but she finally went down. She just hates to miss anything! After everyone left, us "kids" opened the present we open every year....Christmas pj' fun! Then...Megan (my SIL) and I begged to open another :) Typical girls :) The guys could have cared less, so they let us open another gift :) My gift was a bling ring :) My in-laws know me all too well!!