Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty's Day.....

although this post has nothing to do with the holiday! We do have a bit of Irish in our family, but not really enough to even know where it comes from, so it doesn't really get celebrated here. As a matter of fact, none of us even wore green today. How sad is that? I could've at least done that I guess. Oh well, I can't do it all!

I was really just glad to be able to post at all today. I'm sure you've noticed I'm not the best blogger, but I have a terrible time finding time! Nap-time is consumed with laundry or cleaning.  At night, Wyatt goes to bed and I like to spend time with my hubby. So, the only option I have is to stay up late and do it. I really love blog though. It really is like a journal to me, and even more, I love to read about other peoples interesting lives! I'm a total blog stalker, but at least I'm not hiding it! haha...

Since I last posted, lots has gone on. Last week, we made our last visit to Vanderbilt to Wyatt's helmet doctor! He gave him the all clear on the helmet, so he doesn't EVER have to wear it again. Thank the Lord. We are so grateful that we were able to do that for him, but it really was challenging at times. As a parent, we all want our children to fit in and it was difficult for me to answer questions all the time about it. It made me really think hard about the way I react to people who may look differently. It definitely made me more sensitive to the issue and realize how ignorant we all can be sometimes.

It was a long six months, but he has a beautiful round head to show for it!!
Another issue we've been battling in our house is sickness. Between Wyatt and myself, I think we have been on 4 antibiotics, 1 nebulizer, 1 inhaler, 3 steriods and a ton of Tylenol. Oh, it has been miserable, but thankfully I think we are almost over it! I went to the doc last week running a 103 temp and he told me I had Bacterial Bronchittis. You could have beat me with a baseball bat and I wouldn't have felt any worse. It was horrible, and the cough was even worse! Fortunately, after a nice shot in the booty and some medication I am feeling much better :)

Wyatt had a double ear infection and a respiratory infection. He was also running a high fever, so they gave him a shot and some medication. He is doing much better also!

We have had some fun times lately as well. This past weekend, we went with 2 other families to the Smokey Mountains. It was so fun! We rented a nice cabin and had the best time. There were 6 children total, so you can imagine there was always something going on! It was a blast.

While we were there, we took the kids to Ripley's Aquarium. It was a lot of fun, and Wyatt LOVED watching all the fish. He did so good the entire time. I thought he would get bored, but he was a trooper for the whole thing!

We tried to get all the kiddos in for a picture. You see how thrilled they all were :)
Wyatt took it all in. 
After the Aquarium, we went to eat at the Apple Barn. Oh my, it was sooo good! I would recommend it to anyone. They bring out fresh apple fritters and apple butter before your meal. I could've made a meal out of that in itself! After the kids ate, the sweet waitress brought them all homemade ice-cream. Morgan wanted it for himself, but Wyatt ate it all up! You have no idea how much these Ellis men LOVE ice-cream. It seriously is an addiction!!

That about catches us up for now! This weekend Morgan and I are both in a wedding, so I'm sure I'll have lots to post about next week. I'm thinking my life might slow down soon, but it never does, so no promises!! haha.....


  1. Sorry to hear you guys have been sick! I think it is going around in Texas too! Im sick now but can take nothing....yuck!

    Loved all the pics! Your little man is so cute!

  2. You guys were right up the road from us in Gatlinburg!! We live about 20 minutes from there!! How fun!
    I hate your house is sick, we are sick this week too...Jack now has bronchitis and an ear infection...fun fun.

  3. I love Wyatt's cowboy outfit. He is precious! Beautiful spring weather should be here to stay soon so no more sickness! Right?!

    Gretchan Jennings

  4. Your little man is simply beautiful. We have been through an experience recently where others look at you and stare. It makes you wonder how many times have I looked at someone and thought...I wonder what is wrong with them. When the shoe is on the other foot it changes alot of things in your life. Glad you all are feeling better.

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Wyatt is the cutest thing ever, and I love his name!