Thursday, November 6, 2008


Tuesday was election day. On one hand I am SOOO glad it's all over but on the other it's hard to believe! I'm definitely glad to be able to watch TV and not have to watch a bajillion political ads attacking the other person.

I did do my civic duty though! Elliot and I headed off to his Grandma & Grandpa's house for the day. It was also their anniversary so he got to 'celebrate' with them. Elliot seemed to enjoy his first voting experience. Kay Swanson held him while I filled out my ballot and then I was able to talk with her and a couple other ladies.

That night he got to spend some more time with Grandma and a little time with Grandpa while he came in for supper. He was disappointed that Elliot was sleeping but he woke up just so Grandpa could see him and get some kisses in too!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Elliot LAUGHED discernibly for the first time just now. He's been making happy noises for some time now but nothing that we really considered an outright laugh. I'm SO excited to hear that from him - it's so incredibly sweet! His daddy was holding him and tickling his tummy when he did it.

Elliot is also very interested in his hand (the right one) tonight. He loves to look at it and then ATTACK it and chew. He's quite the little ham I must say.


I wish I had more to blog about...now that I have this set up I just want to write in it all the time ;) I'm silly...oh well. Elliot is fussing and about ready to wake up so I guess I wouldn't have much of a chance to get anything recorded here anyway.

Maybe we'll do some 'Silly Songs with Mommy' until Petey comes home....that ought to get a smile out of the little guy :)

Getting This Party Started

I've known for a long while now that I need to have a blog. I've been less sure about what to call it or how often I would be able to update it. My mom recently started one of her own and I think that was enough to kickstart me into writing one. My hope is that it will help me to keep track of the events in our lives and to aid in future scrapbook journaling. Won't that be fantastic to have it all already written down?! It makes me excited just to think about it.

I don't promise or plan to be an overly eloquent writer. There will probably be much rambling but this is a tool for me to use to aid my memory and is not meant to have lots of entertainment contained within.

To begin our blog I'll share what our day has been like and what it holds for us. Petey is currently at school slaving over homework that was saved until today. He's had a very busy weekend full of a seminar, initiation banquet, friends visiting and hanging out with us! Elliot and I are hanging out at home waiting for him to return so we can go to Target & use our 10% off coupon.

This is how I know I'm getting older - I get excited to get dressed up to go out to Target. Or maybe that's just how I know I'm a mom?

I chuckle to myself sometimes when I realize how much the things that make me excited have changed. I used to get SO excited to go out every night and be super busy. I used to get excited to spend lots of money and buy things I totally didn't need. I used to get excited to go to the movie theater. I used to get excited to sleep in until noon.

Now I get excited when we aren't over scheduled. I get excited when I get laundry done or a room cleaned. Now I get excited to go shopping for those household necessities - like detergent or cleaning stuff. (This may be that it's new for me & when the novelty wears off it will no longer be exciting) Now I get excited to see Elliot smile at me and show his preference for mommy - who needs a movie when you have quite the little entertainer in real life? Now I get excited to wake up and see my happy little boy - he is SOOOO happy when he first wakes up in the morning.

I never dreamed how much my priorities would change and how quickly but now I can't imagine it any other way. One thing that has not changed is my love of pictures and scrapbooking. The pictures and the people in the pictures may have grown older or changed but I love it still the same!!!