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Monday, March 23, 2015

"By Self"

.. That's Ellie's new favorite phrase. She needs to do everything these days "by self".. And this morning was no different.

As you can see here, she got herself ready for school all "by self".

My socks, her shoes on backwards, and no clothes.. Yep! She thinks she's ready to go!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Camping on stradbroke island

We had a blast camping last weekend!! Koalas in the tree above our tent, kangaroos in the grass, catching fish, swimming in bath tub warm water, and acting with good friends.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Cold Turkey

Monday we decided enough was enough with Ellie's night wakings. She was getting in the habit of waking up 4-6 times a night for either her bottle of dummy (pacifier). Soo after procrastinating for months in fear of the meltdowns ahead we decided it was time to just get rid of then cold turkey.

So on Monday, Ellie put all her dummies and bottles in a plastic bag and we sent them off to the funny fairies. In return, the dummy fairies let her pick out a new toy. Ellie chose a baby doll with a bag of accessories. We came home and reiterated that the fairies took her bottle and funny and have her a baby doll instead. She understood.

First thing Ellie did was open the bag of accessories and went straight for the bottle and the dummy. Haha!! Fail?!
That night at bedtime, she went to sleep reluctantly.. As she usually falls asleep with her milk bottle and dummy..

She woke up several times upset, asking for them. I decided to go sleep next to her to avoid her having to get up and come into our room. She woke up prob 4 times, screaming and upset. She would carry on crying for about 45 min at a time before she would finally drift off... Ugh.. It was a long night.. And poor Dyllan had to listen to her From the top bunk too...

So last night, Dan and I bracers ourselves for another long, painful night f no sleep and screaming.. But to our surprise.. She slept through!! Well, until 4am, which was great! When she came into our room she did t even ask for her dummy or bottle. Success!! Fingers crossed.. Hopefully it was that easy?! Or maybe we are in for more tonight..

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

New bunk beds!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Breakfast on the porch

At 6am.. Gotta love these two.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

My buddy Ellie

Ellie and I had fun hanging out friday. Doctor appt, school run, ice cream, park. She's quite the character. Gotta love her.