Wednesday, March 14, 2012

In Which We See Our Daughter In Action

We got our CD of Ellen in the mail today!  I'm pacing myself; so far I've only watched her interview about five times.  An hour. 

It's a ten minute video so that's about all I can fit in with bathroom breaks.

Anyway, she's really grown and is looking to be quite the young lady now!  Jeremy was thrilled to learn that she enjoys playing "fighting games" on the computer.  I think he's looking forward to introducing her to World of Warcraft.  And I was delighted to discover that when she laughs, she wrinkles her nose up just like I do!  We can't wait to hear that lovely laugh in person.

I thought that Connor had school today, but it turns out that I was confused and had the snow schedule wrong.  Connor's teacher was gracious enough to call me this morning and make sure I knew that he didn't have school today, because she is completely awesome like that!  Seriously-- this woman should be teacher of the year, people.  Probably of the decade. 

So instead we hung out at home and I worked Connor's tail off with stretching, stander and squatting exercises among other things.  He tried to fall asleep on me late in the afternoon, so I think he's actually going to get some sleep tonight.  Whoo hoo!  Now if only I can actually fall asleep-- these nine-in-the-evening-or-two-in-the-morning bedtimes do really weird things to my sleep cycle.

Otherwise the day was relatively uneventful; we watched Ellen's CD a whole bunch of times, did laundry (Cricket helped by sitting on whatever clothing I was attempting to fold), worked on a sewing project or two and just cleaned up the place a bit.  For those of you who asked, I did manage to get outside today and take a quick shot of the backyard.  It's changed quite a bit since we moved in! 

The deck and and backyard when we moved in.

It's still looks a little bare and raggedy because it's winter time, and we've got a lot of new space to fill now.  Still, I can't wait to get started planning what we're going to put in!  I know it's not the same camera angle-- sorry about that-- but for reference the conifer at the foreground of the 'before' picture would be growing through the top of the bench in the after picture if it was still there.

So yeah-- quite the change, huh?  We've still got a long way to go, but it's a good start!



Anonymous said...

Cats like to help like that.

dlefler said...

YAY for getting Ellen's video in the mail! That has to be so exciting - I hope that paperwork moves through quickly so she can come home to be with you!

Your backyard is gorgeous - I love your deck design and I totally want to copy it!

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