Monday, March 21, 2016

a day in the life - March edition

Y'all!!! I can't believe how on top of things I am right now.  I "documented" this last Friday for this post and I am getting it up today!!!  WOW!!!  I actually tried this back in February but then totes dropped the ball, so here we are again.

It's still just the three of us and I really wanted to try and get another day in before our sweet baby girl arrives.  

Date: March 18
Ellie: 2 years and 10 months

We woke up in the morning around 6:30 and girlfriend was in good spirits.  We had our morning routine of breakfast (cereal) and watching a show.  I was feeling extra cuddly and decided to sit with Ellie on the couch during her show so we could just be together.  It was then that I decided to snap a picture and document the day!

After Ellie's show was over she was begging to go outside to feed the animals.  I don't usually take her out with me because I am mean lazy.  If you know me I am not a fan of getting dirty and a farm is anything but clean. But sometimes we have to get over ourselves and give our babes the experiences they desire.  So we got changed and I figured that we would also have an underwear day at home.  Thanks to Daniel Tiger, we should always try to use the potty before we leave the house: so girlfriend obliged.  And then she decided to get a little wild before we went outside.

Sneaking her paci out of her bed and playing with her necklaces.

Finally putting them away (after I told her to like 5 times)

And then she wanted to climb on her bed...Ellie if you want to feed the animals we need to go NOW!! (exhibit 376 why I prefer to just feed them by myself)

Oh she found her mittens and insisted they be part of her farm apparel.

After about 10 minutes of messing around we finally made it outside!!

Why use the step when you can just climb off instead??

Ahh there they are!! (from front to back: Penelope, Annabelle, Delilah, and Stella)

In the barn and it looks like today is "Hay Day" scraping up the last bits for their breakfast and now I need to schedule in a trip to the feed store to get more today.

Making sure the Chickens are still kicking.  We are down to 2 now.  They are 6 years old, not laying and just holding on for as long as possible.  The two we have left are Ma and Solo.  I know it sounds terrible but I am just waiting for the day that I go out there and they are no longer with us...we need to do a major overhaul on the coop, but since they are still vibrant in life I can't seem to just end their lives, so we are waiting for it to happen naturally...  Then we are going to revamp the coop and get new chicks next year.  I think it will be nice to be chicken-less for a little while.  Ellie loves them though and they really are great animals to have.

Our shadows...

When we get back inside we have to try to go potty again!!  She seems pretty pleased.

Now it's time to start getting ready for Gymnastics class.  I let her watch a show on my bed while I get ready.  I was SUPER annoying because I asked her every 2 minutes if she needed to go potty because I was NOT about to have her pee all over my bed....

We got all ready (Ellie in a diaper) and out of the house around 9:00am to head to Gymnastics.  Doesn't she look adorable with her backpack on?  Gosh it makes our babes look so old when they have these!

She helped to put my shoes in as in each cubby, four spaces apart!


Her favorite is the tumble track...

And she found her bravery again to jump into the foam pit.  Every other week she is too "scared" to go in.

running around with a 3lb medicine ball...

And building blocks...

After Gymnastics we had to get gas.  I am showing you this picture not because of the price I paid ($1.89) but because of how many gallons I tank holds about living life on the edge!!

After gas we stopped in the store to get some groceries and Ellie wanted a pudding cup.  I don't like pudding and was a little leery of getting it but I obliged.

We got home and the weather was beautiful so we had a picnic in our front yard.  Ellie loves picnics and I think they are pretty fun too.

We got to FaceTime with Dada during our lunch and we had some front row entertainment with our neighbors digging out their driveway.  Ellie loves all things vehicles; Fire Trucks, Ambulances, and Construction vehicles so she was a happy camper.

I changed Ellie's diaper and got her down for her nap around 12:30 and went outside to do some yard work. 

Hello Spring!!! 

A few weeks ago I picked up some primroses at the store because they were on sale for $1 each!! so I filled int he holes where they didn't come back from last year along our front pathway.  I also got some fritillaria because I have been pining for them for 5 years!!

After yard work, I watched some old episodes of Fixer Upper, read some blogs, and then thought it would be fun to look for my own fixer upper (because a girl can dream).  I found three contenders, but I think we will stay put for a little while ;)

Ellie woke up and she got some milk and a cereal snack.  What baby wants baby gets.  "I want more Rice Crispies...they're my favorite"  She hasn't said that before!

Then into the truck and off to the feed store to pick up some hay.  While we were at the feed store they had baby chicks and ducklings and the staff member was so nice to let Ellie pet them.  She was enamored with their was so cute.

When we pulled around to the back for the hay to get loaded baby girl loves to get out of her car seat to watch...poor picture but you can just make her in there...

When we got home we parked the truck and then before heading inside sweet thing wanted to swing...sure thing babe!

When we got inside we still had some time to kill before Dada got home so we went for a walk to the neighborhood park...something that Ellie has been begging to do for the past 8923 days!!

There was a kid playing "basketball game" - forget the park - Ellie wanted to join.  He was so nice to give her a turn but then she started kicking the ball and we had to leave because that is not nice.  She apologized and thanked him for being kind and we went back to the jungle gym.

It was getting near Thomas home arrival so we headed home.  When we got home it was "underwear time" and we had some fun being super dangerous on the bed...

But then she found a book and we read it through a few times.

I was ready for a "break" of sorts and we went into the living room and the babe wanted to watch Cars - her favorite.  So we just got that started when Dada got home!! He brought us dinner - KFC because it's the dinner of champions on the way home and Ellie ate all her chicken!!

Watching more Cars and decompressing after work.  

We had family time for a couple of hours and then Thomas was so nice to put Ellie to bed and I hung out on the couch watching another episode of Fixer Upper before heading to bed.

A day well spent!!

I know I have to relish these "easy" days because pretty soon here we're going to have a newborn and life is going to get cray cray!!!

♥ Ashley


  1. I had every intention of doing one last one of these before Mabel came and then she showed up two weeks early and it never happened! SO I'm really glad you were able to record this :) :)

  2. She looks so cute at gymnastics! I used to teach dance and tumbling so I loove seeing pictures like this!!

  3. Great post! Our daughter is almost 2 and we have been playing with the idea of talking about another one. Haha. It will probably be another year before we do but this is good inspiration to make sure we take in all the time we can with her before the next one comes!

  4. Awww... Sounds like it was a really good day! <3

  5. I was diagnosed with poor ovarian reserve and very bad prognosis of having a baby with my own eggs. I was even given the option to consider donor eggs. That was around july 2014. I was absolutely devastated with the news and I arranged an IVF for November 2014 and it failed also, given that I had nothing to lose, I contacted Dr.Agbazara i meet online and he send me his herbal product,. Believe it or not... I am already pregnant within few after his help. contact him today with any kind of problem and be happy like me on ( )


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