Five Quick Things about Ellis

Ellis turned five months old yesterday.  To celebrate we fed him peas and some oatmeal.  You know when you turn five months, you must celebrate, right?
Here are five quick things about Ellis.  I do need to write him another letter but for sake of time, I am just listing today:
1.  He is a screaming eagle.  He was yelling so loud yesterday that I was certain the whole neighborhood could hear him.  So funny.
2.  He has recently started swinging his right arm when excited or angry.  Often this means he hits me in the face.  It also means that when he has toys in that hand, they go flying too.
3.  Ellis LOVES our dog, Reno.  Reno enters the room and Ellis will either smile or chuckle at him.  Often I will call Reno into the room when I am having a hard time calming Ellis and it does the trick.
4.  Ellis is growing like a weed. He is actually fitting into nine month clothes(and some 12 month) even though he is only 5 months old.  He's a big kid.  We are hoping for a basketball star.
5.  Ellis is a social bug.  He loves people.  He also gets very offended when we leave the room and will fake cough or cry to get us to look at him.  He also loves my friend, Sharri, and giggles at her when we are working out.  He also loves my friend, Kari, who he visits every Tuesday when I go to Weight Watchers.  He just looks for her as soon as he hears her voice.  Oh yeah, and he also loves all his relatives.  He was a huge hit in Wisconsin!


Hump Day.

This week is going fast. I am not sure why but I am not going to complain. 

Reuben sent me this pic of Ellis yesterday during work:

He wrote: "Just been cookin father and son style" with the pic. I melt. Really, I am one of the most blessed people. Not only do I have one cute kid, but I also have a wonderful husband. A husband who cooks, and loves his kid. Reuben truly is the right person for me and I am so lucky to have him on this journey. And I am so glad I bought him an iPod for Christmas so he can send me pics during the day!!!

Okay enough cute. 

It is snowing today and I hate it. What is my problem? I bet it is not enough vitamin D, huh mom?

Well, I really don't have much more. Oh, but I always write a letter to future Alice on New Years but for some reason so not have one from last year. What's the deal? Did I write it or did I space it? I working on this year's this week. I miss the fun of looking back and hearing my voice from a year ago. So fun. 

Until later. Cheers. 


Sometimes I feel like...

That's how I felt about going back to work yesterday. So what are your New Years resolutions?

I resolved to not make any resolutions. Well, except one. And that is to read the Book of Mormon all the way through(again). This book kicks butt in a way spiritually uplifting way. You can join in if you want. If you don't have a copy, I will even send you a copy. Just email me: softballrita@yahoo.com or message me on Facebook. I am following the guide here.

Okay, so I also really really want to get back to pre-Ellis weight. I am back on the tracking what I eat and exercising bandwagon. Half of Provo is too. They seem to be at the rec center this week. I hope they are all still there come February. 

Well. I am off to eat lunch. That was my five minute blog post. Maybe that will be a resolution too.