Monday, January 23, 2012

Bye Bye Bottle

This crazy haired little girl is completely 100% off of the bottle. It's sippy cups only in our house now. I had decided that we were going to try to get rid of the bottle when Ella turned one. I thought this was going to be quite the challenge because Ella loved to have her bottle. She has a very strict bed time routine. She gets a bath, then her bottle, a story and bed. Ella knew after bath came the bottle and would start to cry when you put her jammies on because she wanted it so bad. All of a sudden one day last week she started to play around with the bottle and didn't really hold much interest in it. For 3 nights it took about a half an hour to feed her the bed time bottle. Taylor got frustrated and said "since we are almost out of formula anyway, let's just try putting her down with out a bottle." I decided we could try it. The first night she cried for literally 2 minutes and that was it. We just cut her off cold turkey and have been bottle free for almost a week now with out any problems. Now if the binky could be this easy. I doubt it though. While she did love her bottle she is way more attached to the bink. Oh well, one thing at a time. I will say that no more bottle makes me feel like I'm losing my baby. She's growing up so fast. She's becoming this little lady over night.

Ella Bean I'm so proud of you! You kicked the bottle before your first birthday! You're getting to be such a big girl!

Hello 2012

We are 23 days in to 2012 and it has already been an insane year. Already this year we have..

1. Celebrated Jackie's 50th Birthday
2. Taylor started his final semester of school
3. Celebrated Taylor's Birthday
4. Kelsey got married
5. Celebrate my Birthday
6. Ella got an upper respiratory infection.
7. I got an upper respiratory infection.
8. I broke out in a lovely rash cause by the upper respiratory infection that will not go away for 6-8 weeks!

All of this 23 days into the year. I don't see things slowing down for a while either. We still have Kelsey's Birthday, Super Bowl and Ella's Birthday all in the next couple weeks. I have a feeling it's just going to be another crazy year. Bring it on!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Fine Childrens Programing

Ella loves to watch Sesame Street and since we stream Netfix she can watch it any time. The newer episodes have a segment called Burt and Ernie's Adventures and it is all claymation. Ella was watching it the other day and I told Taylor to pause it so we could feed Ella her lunch. Next thing I know I'm hearing hysterical laughter from the living room. When I walked in I saw this.

Taylor was rolling and I couldn't stop laughing. He just happened to pause it at this awkward moment in the show. Looks like Burt and Ernie were having a little too much fun on their little adventure. I know that we are totally immature but come on... you can't tell me you aren't laughing too.