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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Safety First


First off I would like to say thank you for all of your sweet and encouraging comments on my last post. Sometimes I get in reflection mode and feel the need to put it into words to share and you all are so sweet to encourage me in that. I think since we're now going into year #2 with Ella and things are more manageable I've had more time to think. So, just be prepared to get more of where that came from. :)

Anyway, on a lighter note, here's what our Ella has been up to lately. The girl has taken a liking to Eva's scooter helmet. Actually, liking is putting it lightly, I would say she is borderline OBSESSED with it. You know how us Carders are all about safety, but really, this is taking it to a whole new level. If she spots the helmet somewhere she follows you around the house and whines until you put it on her head. AND, it must be buckled or she whines about that too. Sheesh! So high maintenance.

I'm talking morning, all through the day and night she will wear this thing. You would think for a child who had to wear a Cranial Band for 4 1/2 months she wouldn't want anything on her head. But, no, it's like an orange on a toothpick! Remember the movie So I Married an Axe Murderer with Mike Myers anyone? Remember the guy with the huge head they called "Head" but pronounced Heed? Yeah, that's Ella, Heed. Kills me. Just a little blast from the past there for ya.

So here's a little glimpse of some of what a day in the life is like...with the helmet of course.

Don't worry, got it on while we're feeding.

Sweet sister Eva keeping Ella company while she gets fed.
Working on eating some puffs and M&M's. Yeah, we eat M&M's for breakfast, lunch and dinner, don't worry about it. She loves them so you better believe I have them with me at all times, I even carry them in my purse and she gets them whenever she wants. Finally, something with calories! We might have cavities later but dog gone it we're trying to gain weight here. This picture cracks me up...not necessarily the best for promoting your child. Face all dirty, huge weird wonky helmet, shirt not even buttoned. Nice.

Just playing and "helping" mom unload the dishwasher.

Just "walking" around the house. For those of you who haven't seen Ella, she walks on her knees. Everywhere. It's hilarious. She wants to be walking so badly so she just walks around on her knees. I have it on video so when I figure out how to post video I'll put that up so you can see. It's great. Poor thing really needs some knee pads. Not kidding, her little knees are so red and chapped. I mean, look at her body/head size relation. This helmet is HUGE!

Even at bedtime we sssssttttiilll have on the helmet.

There ya go. The fun never stops around here. And don't forget about our other child. Wait, what? Is that Eva or Cruella Deville? It's not weird AT ALL that I have one child who wears a scooter helmet 12 sizes too big all day and the other one is sitting around in a bouncy seat looking all creepy in her fur coat. Good stuff I tell ya, good stuff.

I'll post on Eva next because she is one funny cat and she deserves a shout out every once in awhile. So, get ready for that because it will, as usual, involve some bathroom humor. You know you love it just as much as I do. Hey, I'm just trying to give the people what they want so don't judge. Stay tuned!

22 comments:

Lori said...

Let's just hope Ella doesn't have to cry herself to sleep on her huge pilla.

Kendra said...

Love the pics...and you found me out - the potty talk makes me giggle!Looking forward to the next post!!

LYN said...

Never a dull moment at the Carder house! Aren't you blessed that God put you just here? Just now.
LYN

Kacy said...

Heed! Pants! Now!

holly said...

Seriously, how cute is Ella?! I love her.
BUT... my stomach hurt I was laughing so hard at that picture of Eva. She is hilarious! The sneak peak of the coat at the first of the post made me giggle, but when I saw the picture of her by herself- I lost it! She is such a funny girl. Miss that girl!

Specks said...

Thank you for this fabulous post~ I literally laughed out loud four times. I sure do love those precious Carder girlies! Eva striking her pose in her fur coat rocks my world. And Ella with her helmet and knee walking is beyond awesome. B popped his tube open early this morning, so by 6:30 am he was soaked in a milk bath; of course I thought of you and the JOYS of g tube life :). I love your humor and perspective on life so much...keep the stories coming! Hugs to you all.

Ann said...

Now that's funny, I don't care who you are! I don't know what I laughed harder at, Ells and the massive helmet or Creepy Eva in the coat. I'm with Holly. I saw it in the first picture and got a chuckle, and then was completely blown away by the last picture! Amazing.
Why are your girls so amazing? Seriously, never a dull moment! Tell them Aa Ann misses them so much and to keep making you laugh! Love you...can't wait for the post on The Eves.

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Ann said...

Oh, and where is that coat from anyway? Wow!

Courtney said...

I am laughing out loud. I mean "does she have her own weather system?!" We still think those lines are hysterical and quote them ANY time a large head comes up. And Eva's coat is TOO, TOO much.

Ashley said...

AWESOME as always!

The helmet is hilarious, but you relating it to Axe Murderer is genius!

Your girls are precious.

Jodi said...

OH, how I loooooooooooove me some Carder Comedy!! Greatness. Sweet girls..... they definitely give you some good material!! Nice helmet there, Ella. :) Looking forward to Eva's Potty Post coming soon!! Love y'all!!!

PS. We quote us some "So I Married An Axe Murderer" quite often around here, too. :) Especially when Brook's head was up in the 120 %tile. Never worry though.... it is back to 100%, just like her sister always has been. Yeah, we got two HEEDS at the Beaver Dam. That helmet would probably FIT Brooklyn, but not Reagan. Poor babies...

Randi Freeby said...

Bahahahhahahaha! You are hilarious!!! Those girls are a hoot! I love the helmet and the fur coat. Did Rick tell you about Eva playing "golf" the other day at the church building with us? Hi-lar-i-ous! That girl has an arm, we were just very unsure of where the balls were going to end up. Anyway, I love you, your family, and all the quirkiness! Not sure if I spelled that right but keep it comin!

Anonymous said...

Kacy beat me to my post so I'll refrain from any other Heed comments. Hilarious. Love those girls!

Jess

Jodi said...

Amy, I was showing these pics to Reagan today. She goes,
"Oooooooh, Mommy, just look at that. I looooooooove her tiger blanket." Greatness. :)

Calista said...

Oh, Amy you make me laugh. You really should write a book on your experience. You would make a million!! Can't wait to read what's next.

Calista said...

Oh and you should be thankful that your kid chooses a helmet. My son likes walking around with his underwear on his head.

Shanta said...

Bring on the potty talk.

I loved our play date the other day! Please tell your parents thank you again for the visit. Good times with A & J.

Nancy Giurlanda said...

could those two girls possibly be any cuter...they are so sweet,leopard fur coats, helmets and all !! I am laughing so hard I really am not sure what to say honey...hahaha except I can't wait for the next post. Keep that wonderful sense of humor of yours, you and Rick are doing an amazing job. Love you all xxoo

Don Box said...

As the "second year" continues, it is great to see you looking at the lighter side of life. While this year will be no picnic, you and your family can take all the challenges in stride with God's help. Ella and Eva are awesome kids, worth every bit! Don

Jennifer said...

You. Are. Hysterical. I laughed out loud at the Cruella Deville bit.

Chris and Merry said...

Seriously, Amy you have got the best sense of humor! I love reading your blog, and your girls are adorable!