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Random Elliott Richard pictures and My Daffodils

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Silly Elliott Richard! :) lol
Elliott Richard and Rob were across the street visiting our neighbor after we returned from my jail break. (Details of that are here.) When they got home they had daffodils that my neighbor Michelle had cut for Elliott to give me.

Please ignore my mess on the right. :) lol
One of my daffodils.The Highjacker returned to the scene of the crime! And highjacked my bed again! (lol)

Ah the joys of pregnancy

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Here we have my view all day, every day. At least from this angle I can still see my feet.
And these motled look disasters are my feet after a trip up the stairs to the bath and then the kitchen for a snack. I'm slowly loosing the difference between my calves and my ankles when I get up anymore.
Ah the joys of pregnancy...

A Couple of My Cards

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I've mentioned a few times that I enjoy making cards. Rob always tells me that I should take pictures of them and keep a sort of catalog of what I can do/have done. I always mean to be never do. So I only have two to show you right now. I just thought I would share these two so you can see what I do. :)

This is one is just a basic "thank you" card. I've seen some cards that are really fancy and whatnot but I prefer the more simplistic approach, which is why my cards are just simple and basic. I like them at any rate. :)

And then this one I made for Rob's youngest brother's high school graduation. His parents got the picture from his high school (I think). It definitely shows Tim's personality. (You can see it a little better if you click on the picture and enlarge it. If your interested that is.)

The quality of the pictures isn't fantastic but you can get the general idea. :)

Care Packages...

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So quite a few of my postings are behind schedule because I've been doing battle with my digital camera and my laptop. As I've mentioned before, they are not currently on speaking terms. I don't know why. And despite my best efforts to get them to kiss and make up, they refuse. I may have found a solution, thanks to Nikky. I received a care package in the mail the other day...

Inside I found: a digital camera, Reese's Peanut Butter cups, a Snickers (both for Rob), Silly Putty, Gummy Bugs (both for the boys), Dove Dark chocolate (for me), batteries (for the camera), an adorable onesie and two cards.

Rob was nice enough to share one of his Reese's Peanut Butter cups with me (Yum!) and thoroughly enjoyed his candy. We haven't given the boys the Silly Putty yet because Gavin has to be watched like a hawk with it (he tends to get it permanently stuck on the oddest things). And Elliott Richard has never had it before and we haven't been able to introduce him and watch him with it since he and I have been sick. They loved their Gummy Bugs though! :)

Here's a close-up of the onesie because you can't really read it in the picture above and I felt you should be able to. (lol)

I am simply amazed by the generosity of others. I haven't had a chance to play with it much because I need to get a memory card for it. But I've played with it a little bit. (I can take a picture and see it but as soon as I take another one, it disappears.) I can't wait to use it all the time. No more camera v laptop battles for me! :)

Apples! :)

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So imagine my surprise on Thursday when the mailman brought a package to my door. Then I had to try and figure out who the mystery sender was. (I'll explain this in a bit.) After the little mystery was solved, Elliott Richard was more than willing to help me check out the contents of the package.

These are the goodies as they arrived. Cute and beautifully wrapped. This is the "Before" picture. The unwrapped gifts came that way.

Among the unwrapped gifts are: a Pooh Bear rattle and blanket teether, 2 Binkies, an Apple teether toy (one of my clues as to the mysterious sender), a blue Hawaiian onesie and a green Hawaiian onesie.

These pictures are Elliott Richard opening my gifts. He was climbing on the bed as I was trying to take the above picture. Always the curious child, he just had to see what was going on. And what fun stuff Mommy had but wasn't sharing. (lol) No sooner did I have the picture taken than he climbed up and grabbed the wrapped gifts. (lol)

Don't you just love the "Farrah Faucett" flip on the side and his "excuse me?" expression. (lol)

He was quite excited to have gifts to open though. Even if they weren't technically for him. (lol) He took great joy in ripping off a tiny piece of wrapping paper and then throwing it over his shoulder onto the floor. He didn't care where it landed so long as he got to toss it on the floor. (lol)

His face is a little blurry in this one but I love the expression. (lol) When I asked him what it was, his face lit up and he squealed, "A gook!" (a.k.a. "A book!")

And here, to the left, we have the final shot of the opened gifts. The wrapped gifts were: nesting "Caterpillar Spillers" tubby cups/toys (just above the binkies), Sweet Pea photo album (to the right of the tub toy), "Blue like Jazz" book, "Chronicles of the Cross" book.

After opening the gifts and being thrilled over the "gooks" he realized that there were toys included. (lol) He grabbed the Caterpillar Spillers and "forcefully requested" (otherwise known as "demanding") we open them. Then he sat on the floor, in the middle of the wrapping paper he so joyfully tossed on the floor and checked it out.

When I asked him to show the new toy to me, he was so engrossed in checking out the different pieces that he couldn't even be bothered with actually looking up at me! (lol)
Now I want to tell you about the mystery behind the sender. I feel like an idiot but it's actually pretty funny. At least I think it is.
Anyway, the package arrived and it had a return address on it. However, the return address only had the last name. Now it took me a few but it finally dawned on me who's last name it was. The "Apple" teether also helped, although I don't know if that was intentional or not. ;) So my address and the return address was written on an envelope about the right size for a card. I didn't think anything of it. Honestly I just figured that she didn't want to fill out one of the actual labels and went with an envelope for aesthetic reasons. Well today I was writing down everything in my written pregnancy journal (Yes, I have a written pregnancy journal and a pregnancy blog. After all, there are certain things a girl doesn't want to share with the whole world. lol) and it occurs to me that the envelope feels a little thick. So I open it and low and behold there's a card in there! (lol) So I read the card and Ta Da mystery solved. Only it took me about a week to solve it. (lol)
Thank you Apple! The boys are having a blast with the Caterpillar Spillers. I can't wait to see Tiny in the onesies. And Rob used his gift on himself, as promised. :)

Bed Rest ~ Day 41 "The Walking Dead"

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I was going to post yesterday about it having been 40 days and 40 nights. You know, a nice little Noah's Arc referrence. I didn't get to post that blog.

I'm sick. No more "Dueling Pukers", Thank God. This is more like "The Walking Dead". Elliott Richard and I have both become members. I ran a fever all last night of about a 100-101. Then I woke up this morning still feeling like "The Walking Dead" but without the fever. I just generally feel like...well, like "The Walking Dead". I've got a horrible cough, my whole body just aches as if someone is beating me in my sleep, my head is pounding and nothing will touch it, my nose is runny...I'm just a miserable mamma-jamma. Elliott Richard too. All of that appliles to him - although I don't know about the aches or headache because he's not offering much in the way help. ;)

I just thought I would type up a quick post and let y'all know what's going down here on the HomeFront. Now I allow you to return your regularly scheduled lives as actual living people. I am not going to return to my life as a member of "The Walking Dead".

*holds arms out in my best zombie impression* Aaaaarrrrrggggghhhhhhh....

41 down ~ 94 to go

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