Friday, March 19, 2010


Today Ellie pooped,

On my bedroom floor.

With Luke's toothbrush as a tool, she dug through her poop and smashed it into my carpet,

And onto her hand.

It stunk.

I gagged.

I didn't take a picture. . .

Your Welcome.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


I have recently returned from a fantastically fabulous trip to San Francisco. I loved nearly every minute of it (all except the part that I nearly suffered a severe panic attack due to a bit of turbulence followed by a ride on the subway. . .I'm SO sheltered!).
I fully intend to post a highly entertaining post giving San Fran all of the love and attention it deserves. . .but not today.
When I think about my trip it will always provoke feelings of excitement and enjoyment.
It will be easy to write about the great times we had even if I write about it a week from now, but today is different. Today was a normal day. A normal day that for some reason I am feeling a bit of fondness towards. If I put this post off for a week or so, I am absolutely certain my feelings won't be replicated.
So, Mom, Linzy, Kylee, and Grandmas, our trip will be featured, don't you worry your pretty heads, but until then. . . here's to normal!

One of my life-long besties and old roommate, Lynsey, posted a link to this blog. I am smitten. It was there that I read this overwhelming appropriate quote:

“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day, I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.”
I. love. it.
Today, this blissfully “normal” day, Tanner rushed into the kitchen and with a sense of urgency declared, “I’m going to be doing something that’s going to keep me VERY busy!”

“What might that be?” I asked

“Science.” He responded boldly and confidently

I quickly shot back, “Wow, what kind of science?”

“The kind that has never been done before.”

Umm Ok.

With that, Luke decisively declared his desire to join in, then the fun began.

They quickly got to work gathering their supplies which included:

  • Various Parts of a Breast Pump,
  • Several Halloween Cups,
  • Bottle Nipples
  • Medicine Droppers
  • Measuring Cups
  • Soap
  • Water

    What more could aspiring scientists ask for?

As for Ellie. . .She couldn't have been happier, reading (ok, looking) without interruption. . .

and playing with her best friend, Cow. Yes that’s right, her best friend happens to be a giraffe. A giraffe who seems to have no problem being named “Cow.”

Thank you normal day.
I hope to cherish you always.