Saturday, January 15, 2011

Dear Mr. Power

Mr. Will Power I would like some assistance at this time. Since I was a little girl I have been struggling with my weight. When I graduated high school I was very large and completely unhealthy. As I drove to my apartment across the street from Michigan State University I was in awe of all of the people I saw running everywhere. As it turned out I was roomed with three girls, one of which felt she needed to loose weight too. We were a team. We lost big time and you assisted us the whole way. After I had my first child I again started the weight loss challenge. I succeeded with your help once more. After my second child I didn't do so great. I did loose weight but I was still a little way from my goal.

Now that my third (and last child) is born and I am approaching 30 I need all of the help I can get. I have been working out, eating better and frankly Mr. Will Power I need you so much (especially right now as I want to raid my kitchen for anything sweet.) The cravings for peanut butter and cheese really need to stop if I am going to succeed here.

Please let me know that you are going to back me once again. Hopefully for the last time.


Monday, January 10, 2011

Elysse Jayne

Miss Elysse Jayne (my little name for her) has been filling our lives with such joy. On December 16th (during a party we were having at our house) Elysse sat up for the first time. She has been doing great ever since and loved showing off her new skill while we were in Michigan. Last week she began "crawling" though she doesn't go forward. The first couple of times I thought it was a mistake but she is very skilled and frankly I don't know if she will ever crawl forward because she is quick and gets where she wants to go!

All of this new activity has given her a lot to be tired about. Below are some of my best sleeping shots that she will be so grateful for later in life.

I just love this one... She sleeps with her hand holding onto the side of her bassinet. She also lays on her belly and puts her head above the rim to span the room. Unfortunately I do not have a picture of that yet. And yes, I know, she is getting too big for the bassinet and we do have plans to move her up to her crib. It will happen, one day---

Elysse also loves the bath. When I am filling the tub her arms start splashing around anticipating the drops that will inevitably sprinkle her nose.
She is also facinated by shirts. The more on the shirt, the better - zippers, strings, buttons. If your shirt doesn't have any of these gems she really isn't interested.