Guess who smiled this morning?! Honestly, actually, for real smiled? At her mommy?! Then at her daddy? Eleanor!!!! It was not a smile in her sleep or a smile from a gas bubble. It was a sincere smile as I was holding her this morning and talking to her. She smiled at me, I got all excited, I wondered if I imagined the whole thing, I yelled for Drew (who was working in his office), he came running and then she did it again! It was so exciting and exactly what this grumpy Mommy & Daddy needed this morning. Of course, I didn't get a photo of an actual smile (we were to too caught up in the moment), but I took a few when she was making silly faces at us. She was really interacting with us and it was awesome... silly faces and all. (It's a good thing that she didn't have a camera to take photos of the silly faces we were making back at her!)
I believe we can label this one, "Okay Mom, enough pictures."
Other stuff from the last few days...
Stacy & Patsy came over for a visit and Patsy finally got some good Eleanor snuggles.
Yes, another picture of tummy time, because I think she's adorable like this.
That's when Drew called a local moving company to see if they would come move it for us, because I have full intention of getting my $99 fee back from the retailer. That verdict? $90 an hour, two hour minimum, $65 for fuel just to show up. Really? $245 to move a treadmill up the stairs? Nope. Not gonna do it. The strongest backs we know (and happen to be related to) couldn't come help, so we devised a plan. I'll spare you the details, but know that Drew & I got the treadmill upstairs and into the bonus room and there are only two scuffs on the walls (which I can easily touch up). Neither of us had to go to the Emergency Room (thank God) and now we have a treadmill in the bonus room. Yeah!
Of course, while we were wrangling this massive machinery up a flight of stairs, Eleanor was hanging out peacefully in her pack n' play.