A taste of summer life.

In this moment, I am laying on the couch while Ellis plays on the floor. This happens nearly everyday since summer has started. I need the time to wake up, even though Ellis does not. So, I lay and he plays. 

In 40 minutes, we will be watching the USA play soccer in the World Cup. Now, we are watching Treehouse Master, my summer TV obsession. It makes me want a treehouse, but my HOA probably wouldn't approve one! Maybe one day, when my dream of a house near a lake becomes reality, a treehouse will come to fruition. 

The days are filled with walks, letter writing(see my letter writing blog: letteralice.blogspot.com), feedings, diaper changes, reading books(both to Ellis and then for fun during nap time)and keeping Ellis from harms' way. Being a full time mommy is a pretty good gig. Maybe one day we will strike it rich and this could be my full time reality. For now, I'll just live in these wonderful moments. 

Reuben has been out of town quite a bit lately working in Indianapolis. I am appreciating him lots more because parenting is pretty hard core solo. Reuben is wonderful and helps so much. I'm missing him horribly and appreciating all he does even more while he's away. 

We celebrated two years of marriage this past weekend. Luckily, Reuben was able to come home for an extended weekend. It is crazy to think that we have already been married for two whole years. Sure, we are rookies in so many ways, but two years seems like a lot to this rookie. 

Now, it is 10:30pm. Ellis has been asleep for an hour now. We got busy this afternoon. A friend called, after Ellis' doctor appointment, with an invite to a pedicure. It had been almost a year since my last one, so I couldn't say no. Then another friend came to visit and invited us to eat burgers. Most of you know that I can't say no to burgers! Then, it was time to bathe and put Ellis to bed. Because I feel wide lately, I am now pedaling the exercise bike. A filled day and onto five days until we fly to Wisconsin.  Can't wait. 

News of the day: no more helmet head. Ellis looks like a completely different person. A little piece of me will miss little helmet head, but I'm glad the work of it is gone and that Ellis will be more comfortable.