What an exhausting weekend! Eloise is still sick and now sounds so pathetic. When she cries her voice is so hoarse she sounds like, as Matt described, a 50 year old womam who has smoked her whole life. I will take her to the doctor in the morning to be sure she's okay.
We had Melissa's babyshower this morning and it was alot of fun! I think Melissa and her family enjoyed it and liked having a party in their honor they had to do no work for. I was sooooo mad because I tried to bake a pumpkin bread recipe I love. I tried to make the recipe last month, as well, but it seriously failed both times. For some reason it bakes and bakes and stays basically raw in the middle but develops a tough crust on the outside. I have made this bread before, last year, and it turned out beautifully, so I don't have a clue what happened. I am a serious baking failure. I'll be the mama sending my girls to the school bake sale with store bought Chips Ahoys. Sigh.
My newest excitement is that my cell phone, a regular ol' Razr, died. Wait, that's not the exciting part. The exciting part is that my Christmas gift is going to be the Razr that Ami James from the show Miami Ink designed. It's called Cherry Blossom Tattoo. Isn't it beautiful? I can't wait for it to come! It's perfect for me since it is pink and designed by a tattoo artist. Okay, I'm sure you don't care, but this is my excitement!
I'm glad the weekend is over and we can get to the doctor tomorrow. Having Eloise be so sick has, oddly, made me feel more connected to her. Not that I wasn't before, but as I get to know her and bond with her I find that I truly do deepen my connection with her. I have felt more protective of her in her sick and fragile state.