Sunday, February 27, 2011

Lego's and Lights

Those just might be Elliott's two favorite things. About a week ago one of the lightbulbs in Elliott's room started to smoke - thankfully E and Dan were both in the room at the time and caught it right away. So, we took out the bulb and actually haven't replaced it yet. Every night (and day) Elliott has to talk about the smoking bulb and getting a new one. He thinks we need to get a giant ladder to install the new bulb. I keep telling him that Dan can reach it standing on the floor so I think we are okay. It seems to be a huge deal for him. We also have an unworking pot light in his room, we have to discuss this daily as well. I try to pawn it off on my dad, saying Grandpa will need to come fix it. Still, Elliott is not deterred, we have to talk about it all the time. Obsession!!!

He also loves Lego's. Not just duplo legos that most kids his age play with. He has those, and the sets he has are pretty cool, if you ask me. No, he is crazy about the Harry Potter Lego sets that I have purchased as an adult. He will happily play with Harry's car or the Burrow for probably 30 - 40 minutes. He sits in his little chair while the lego set is on the table. You can hear him from the other room chatting away with the characters. He knows all of their names. They do things together. I'm completely amazed that he doesn't destroy these sets. Yes, things will get broken, as expected. But, for a 2 year old he keeps things amazingly in tact.

Here are some recent pictures of Elliott.

Playing with The Burrow:

Giving me a 31st Birthday Kiss:

On the 24th we had snow! It started snowing the night before and we woke up to a pretty dusting all over. It was probably 1 - 1.5 inches, nothing big. It was beautiful and sunny out, so Elliott and I went on a walk to stomp around. Because it was so sunny basically everything melted away (at least on the streets) by 11:30am.


Happy to stomp around in the slush:

Not so happy after falling down in the yard:

That's the kind of snow I can deal with. It's there, you can have fun. Yet, you don't have to shovel your driveway or start your car 5 minutes before you leave just to heat it up.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Baby Girl!

Dan and I went to the 20 week ultrasound this morning. We are so excited to say that we are having a baby girl!! I was trying not to wish for a girl too much. It would have been great to have a little brother for Elliott, so either way would have been good. I think it will be fun to experience both boys and girls. Elliott wants to name her Polly Pocket. We'll have to figure something else out...

I've been feeling pretty good. My Colitis was flaring up badly for the first 14 weeks. I've gone back on Prednisone (a low dose, thankfully) and things seem to be under control. Last Friday night D & I went to see "The Kings Speech". Right in the middle of the movie I felt a huge kick, baby must like Colin Firth too.

Elliott is continuing to talk, a lot! His favorite thing to ask is, "What's your name?" or, a variation of that with middle and last names. All of his cars and guys have to have names. He amazes Dan and I with his memory of things. He will bring up an event that was 3 months ago that we haven't talked about since. We are working on potty training again, after taking a break. It's slow going but I think we are making much more forward progress than the first time we tried.