Greg has been out of town for the first time since Ellie was born. It was fun to hold Ellie as much as I wanted, and not have to share her with him. And yet, I really missed him - and it seemed like Ellie did as well. I was able to get all of the basic things done with him gone, but there was no time for extras (like blogging). As soon as I thought I had a minute after a shower or doing the dishes or switching the laundry, Ellie would wake up and we would play again. So, as fun as it was, I do not want to be a single mom. Greg is back now and has not really put Ellie down since he walked through the door. She is all snuggled up with him in the rocker and they both look pretty content.
I try not to have anxiety, because I know I cannot control things like drunk drivers and airplane crashes. But it is nice to have him home safe and sound.
Our beautiful and nice neighbors have finally made it home from Florida with the newest addition to their family. Ellie and I went over on Thursday to visit Hope. These adorable and sweet girls are about 5 weeks apart in age, and live next door to each other. They are destined to be best friends! Hope was 3 weeks early, and weighs about 6 pounds-ish now. Ellie is about 9 pounds. In person, Ellie seemed to dwarf Hope, but it is not so pronounced in this picture. Maybe only because Ellie is kicking her legs!
Tayler and her family came over yesterday to catch up and visit with Ellie. Poor Greg missed their visit (for the second time in a row). Tayler was excited to push Ellie in the stroller, so we took a little walk through the neighborhood. Tayler has a namesake in our neighborhood, and that Taylor was outside playing. It seemed like destiny that they meet! They have the same name, and their birthdays are only 6 days (and 7 years) apart .
After Tayler left, I went up to my mom's house to have Book Club and watch the Relief Society broadcast with Mom, Bobi, and Teri. It was nice to get together and get caught up. I managed to capture Ellie making a couple of funny faces!