Monday, January 30, 2006

Happy Famaversary to Us!

Dear Elle,
Two years ago, we became a family. You changed our lives with your sweet unconditional love. We had no idea on Tuesday morning that we'd be your parents on Wednesday morning - the very next day! We are overwhelmed with joy to be your mama and daddy. You make it so easy for us, your smiles, hugs, kisses.

You have grown into a smart, thriving, beautiful little girl. Two years have flown by, while all at once it feels like forever and I can remember it like yesterday. Elle, you have a joy for life that is unlike anyone else. You see the good and sunshine in everything. I don't know what we did to deserve you, but we are never letting you go. Thank you for loving us too.

Happy Famaversary to us!

Friday, January 27, 2006


Today is a MAJOR day in the Forrester house. Can you guess what it is? Here are three clues:

1. It isn't any of our birthdays
2. It is not our wedding anniversary
3. Our lives were NEVER the same after this day

Commence the guessing. I will write more when Elle and I return from her first gymnastics class this afternoon. I can't wait to see what you'll guess.

The winner gets???

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The Big Bounce

I didn't realize until a few minutes ago, I haven't blogged for a couple of days. I can imagine that you've been waiting with baited breath to see what has been going on...

Oh, but something cool to share - On Friday, Elle and I went to The Bounce Factory with her schoolmate Autumn and Autumn's mom Katie. I'm not sure who had more fun, Elle or me? The Bounce Factory is a big warehouse that is filled with the gigantic inflatables that you can rent for parties, like the gigantic slides and obsticle course and bounce castle. It's only 5 bucks a kid and parents bounce free. Did you read that? PARENTS BOUNCE free. Who cares about the free part - parents get to BOUNCE! The cool thing is - during toddler time (which is when we went) there weren't many people so I was totally bouncing! It was so much fun - I can't wait to go back. I hurt my knee from bouncing so much - but hey by the time it feels better it will be time to go bounce again :)

Eh, American Idol is on. I need to go. Elle is a big fan, you know.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Sick and Tired of Sick and Tired

I am borderline disgruntled this morning. I'm going on a week of having a sinus headache at some point during every day, and this morning it is killing me to swallow and my ears are hurting too. I imagine that the fact that it was SNOWING Tuesday and it is supposed to be 60 degrees today factors into the sinus issue. I like to experience the seasons over the course of a year - not a week.

Fortunatly Elle is in a cooperative mood this morning. She is watching Sesame Street and eating her traditional breakfast of pizza snacks and 2% lactose free milk combined with Vanilla Carnation Instant Breakfast. Today is Oscar the Grouch's birthday, ironic, eh?

Just kidding about the pizza snacks. Admit it, you were suprised for a second there, weren't you?

So anyway, yeah a headache. A BIG craptastic headache and I can't think of any legal way to remedy the solution while keeping my parenting skills in tact. It's 8:22 AM and I already want to go back to bed - until tomorrow.

Did I mention that the dog has been barking constantly this morning and I think the Jack Russel terrier across the street has knocked her up? (open sarcasm)Today is going to be grrrrrrrrrrrreat!(close sarcasm) Yeah.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Wouldn' it be loverly?

I tried something new today. I wish I could tell you it was a spicy Moroccan dish, or page 36 of the Kama Sutra (but who are we kidding here, it's a Monday for chrissakes and I have a 2 year old). No, it was neither of those.

I spoke to Eleanor with an English accent. Just for fun. Just because it was Monday, she had the day off from school and well, there was nothing else to do. This played as well as Brokeback Mountain in Salt Lake.

At first she just stopped and stared at me, conveying mild interest. I went on for a few more minutes, just to see if she really noticed. At one point she cocked her head to the side to see if I possibly looked different, and maybe that is why my voice was different. Her interest wained as I continued untill she finally put her hand over my mouth and said "uh, uh, stop."

"Wots the mattar?" I replied in my best Mary Poppins meets Eliza Doolittle.

She blinked very hard, then smacked both of my cheeks at once and said "My. Momma. Back!"

All I need is a wand and chiffon dress and I am totally going to rock out at tooth fairy time!

Saturday, January 14, 2006

I will give you $100 bucks if you'd just take a nap!

Will somebody tell me why my child won't take a nap?

Jeezie Creezie

We're going on two hours of yelling "Maaaaaaaaa ma. Hey! Mom mom mom. Hey!"

She has a clean diaper, soft music and her tummy is full. She needs to take a nap.

I NEED her to take a nap. 30 minutes - that is all I am asking for. ONE. HALF. HOUR.


Wednesday, January 11, 2006

I still haven't figured out how to fix my comments. If I know you and you want to help me out - let me know. I really don't want to have to 86 this layout- I like it. Maybe you know how to fix it?

On to other news . . .

Elle doesn't have to have another surgery. The surgeon told us that to redo the surgery, it would have to be very invasive and may not help. The other option was to wait a year to see if she out-grows the tearing issue. We opted for the wait and see choice. I couldn't see putting her through another surgery (which would have a much longer recovery time) when it had a chance of not working. I'm glad we won't have that looming over us in the new year.

I need to run - I've got a meeting in 20 minutes and it my hair could use some attention and I need to locate some lipgloss.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006


FREAKING CODE! I'm so annoyed with my own lack of uderstanding that MY NECK HURTS. AND - I can't find where in the feck is the right place to change the font color. I am also OUT OF COFFEE.

I need to scream and get caffinated. Pronto!

Update: Ok, what in the hell is going on? Why does this specific entry have a place that says comments and the last one didn't? I don't think I did anything differently. . . I still need coffee.

Monday, January 09, 2006


Why can't I see the contents of my comments? I can read them via e-mail (obviously) but I can't read them on the site. ARGH! I hate not understanding code.

Back in the game

Happy New Year!

My blogging hiatus is officially OVER. This is the longest "quiet" period of time I have had since I started blogging almost 5 years ago. I've decided that I am going to leave UpSyndrome parked here at Blogger. It isn't exactly what I like, but I am going to learn how to deal with it. My biggest annoyance is uploading photos, so I am going to get flicker all sorted out and just use that for now on.

I have missed this, more that I can tell you. I can't tell you how many times a day I say to myself "I should be blogging this." However, life and general laziness got in the way and I would forget about it.

A lot has happened since November 14th - so I should have plenty to say for awhile. It feels good to be back in the game :)