Sunday, January 18, 2009

Weekend Updates

Well, no photos of Ellie at the basketball game because I never made it there. There was a shower for our friend, Amanda, who is having a baby in a few weeks. I was supposed to bring the plates, cups and napkins. After agonizing in Target over which kind to get, big surprise, I left them at home. UGH. So I went back home to get them -- causing delays in the eating process at the shower (sorry, girls!!) and then I didn't want to miss anything so by the time I left it was too late to make it half way across the world to the ballgame.

Instead, we met out at Opry Mills to look for some brown shoes for Ellie. We did not find any, but since I did find a pair that Elizabeth had given us while we were in Kyrgyzstan, it was not a huge loss. Ellie had her first ice-cream at Opry Mills, but sadly since she had a cold and ate from all three of ours (big mistake, eh?) and since we all shared a drink (we never do this -- for a reason), her cold has now been shared among the ranks. I think I'm still immune to it, but Kevin and Josh are coming down with it, and her nose is all crusty and she had a difficult night last night.

Needless to say, we didn't make church today. After Kevin got up at 6 a.m., I slept until 10:30. Then, he slept from 11:00-2:30. So, we are going to start battling it with fluids, saline spray, cool mist humidifiers and vapo-baths. Poor girl -- poor daddy and brother. Hopefully, I will stay well to be able to keep things moving.

We have our first post-placement visit on Friday. That should be fun.

While we were at Opry Mills, we used our gift cards from Build-A-Bear and Ellie got to build a friend for Curious George -- a pink monkey we named Mona Monkey. We thought George and Mona sounded good together. I can't tell you how much Ellie LOVES George. I got it for $5 at Kohls during Christmas and she just laughs and cackles everytime she sees him. Here are she and Josh playing with George last night.


Johnda said...

Sounds like you had a lazy sunday like we did :) love the video...

Hilary Marquis said...

Well who doesn't like curious George?! Hope you stay well, and the rest of the clan gets over it soon!

Kelli said...

What is it with these kids and their monkeys???? Aiden just loves his like no other!