Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Our Weekend

Our weekends (for Ellington and I anyway) start on Thursday now.  Woohoo.  It's such a nice change of pace.  I am LOVING my new job and our new schedule.  On Thursday morning we met up with some friends from church at the park, Ashia and her little girl Austin.  Austin and Ellington are in the same class at church and at school and they are just a couple of weeks apart in age.  This past week they became best friends at school, so we decided to get them together!  Ellington was soooo excited about playing with Austin at the park!

Sweet Austin

I tried hard to get a picture of them together on the slide!  Ellington just sat there while Austin slid and quickly ran around to do it again.  I guess Ellington was too hot! :)

We have been trying to SERIOUSLY cut back on eating out.  It's a huge money drainer for us.  Huge.  So huge I could cry....ha....anyway.  After the park I decided it would be a fun Mommy/Daughter treat to go to lunch together but I didn't want to spend much money.  We went to Wendy's and we ate for under $5 total.  Not too bad!

Thursday afternoon we tried a ponytail for the first time!  It was super cute but it didn't stay up well at all!

Friday morning we went to our friends house to have a play date lunch.  Last school year we tried to have once a week play dates with the Hammetts.  Erin's little girls are 15 months apart and Ellington is right in between their birthdays so it's really perfect.  We hadn't gotten together with them since the Spring and it was a WONDERFUL treat to all get back together again!!  I took my camera, but didn't get any pictures because in the hour and a half we were there Ellington had three dirty diapers the first of which was so bad she had to just wear a diaper the rest of the time!  I thought it was just from teething with her molars, but later would find out otherwise!

Saturday morning about 4:30 am I heard a sound on our monitor that I knew wasn't right.  When I looked at the monitor I saw that sweet Ellington was throwing up.  Of course we rushed in there and the poor girl was covered in throw up and diarrhea (sorry...I know this is kind of gross).  So, Ellington said hello to the stomach bug for the first time in her life.  The next few hours were pretty rough.  By 7:30 am we had already done two loads of laundry.  She finally stopped throwing up and having dirty diapers by about 9.  Ellington layed on me  Literally, she was plastered to me the whole day.  Except for one time when she walked to the kitchen for a second we were never apart.  She just layed there so lifeless and dozed in and out of sleep.  I have NEVER seen her like that....including when she was so sick back in the winter.  I also have never spent so much time on the couch!  I was so glad we had no other plans and I was able to just hold my girl the whole day.  She was also able to finally keep some water down and a little bit of dry cereal.  About 7:30 (when I was about to put her to bed) she asked to get down and was totally ready to play!  Ha!  I was EXHAUSTED since I had been up since 4:30.  I got her to bed not too long afterward and we all rested well last night!  Obvisously I stayed home with her this morning rather than going to church, but she's doing really well!  She's not eating much, but that's to be expected.  We are glad to have survived the stomach bug!

Below Ellington is feeling better this morning feeding Lambie salad.  
(I have been eating a lot of salad lately so Ellington talks about salad a lot!)

Our weekend wasn't at all what we expected, but it was honestly kind of nice to just all be at home together and not feel like we had to do anything!  We are glad that the stomach bug left quickly and that Ellington is perfectly healthy now!  The stomach bug is nothing compared to what some parents have to deal with.


  1. your pictures turned out good! i haven't even looked at mine yet. :( i'm the WORST blogger ever lately. :( glad ellington is better!

  2. So glad Ellington is better. She gets prettier with every post! Now....if only I could get you to post a picture of some purple & gold LSU gear! Ha!