Kit took Thursday and Friday off of work. And rather than have a vacation himself, he gave me one! Yes, he is an amazing husband! Although I didn't fully abandon my motherly duties, Kit did most of the caring for Ellie.
Thursday morning I just relaxed, caught up on various blogs online, enjoyed my coffee and had a nice chat on the phone with my wonderful sister-in-law, Kirsten. That afternoon, I took the plunge and got my haircut. It was fun to get out of the house, and my friend Maria is great with hair so I love my new hairdo.
Friday morning I relaxed again, a little more than Thursday as I even let myself simply sit on the couch enjoying coffee while having my near-daily chat on the phone with Kirsten. (Normally she's running errands and I'm doing housework in my pajamas while we talk.) That afternoon I went to Starbucks and had a nice time with my iPod, some blank paper (that wasn't blank when I left), my Bible and a green tea frappuccino. Kit called while I was Starbucks to see if Ellie would tell me what she had been telling him sadly ever since she had woken from her nap. Although she tried to eat the phone rather than share her message with me, Kit relayed that she had been saying, "Mom-mom," repeatedly ever since she had woken up. So precious.
Last night Kit and I left Ellie with a non-family sitter for the first time. Ellie slept the entire time, and Kit and I had a wonderful time being out just the two of us.
And without further adieu, here are photos of Ellie and of my new hairdo.
Oops...mom didn't strap her in!
Trying to get into a drawer in the kitchen.
Just being cute.
Strapped to her changing pad but still rolled over and attempting to grab one of the birdies on her mobile. Half of the birdies are sitting waiting to be reattached from past times in which she has successfully pulled them off.
Enjoying a story while out to dinner with her Aunt Laura.
Tasting her first lime with Uncle Sean.
Showing off her cute teeth.
She's long enough for 9-month onesies but her neck and shoulders aren't wide enough to keep them up. I found her like this after a nap.
Side shot of my hair.
Front shot of my hair.