The Real World: Wilmington

This is the true story … of four family members … who chose to move to the south … live together and have their lives blogged … to find out what happens … when people stop being polite … and start having babies … The Real World: Wilmington.

Here Comes the Airplane January 28, 2009

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Elly got her first taste of baby food today, rice cereal. I think more of it ended up around her mouth and on her bib than down the hatch, but she did a great job!


She only ate a little bit before giving signals that she didn’t want any more. We’ll try again tomorrow!



Sitting Pretty

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Elly is working on a new skill, sitting up on her own.


She is able to do it for less than a minute before toppling over, which doesn’t seem to bother her at all. She is learning to put her arms out and use those to help her balance.


My little girl is growing up!


Return to Red Robin

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     As our blog followers clearly remeber, Elly’s 1st big outing was to Red Robin when she was about 4 weeks old. We made our grand return over the weekend to the kid friendly chain. Elly was cooing and squealing as loud as she ever has through the whole meal and we could barely hear her.  I saw another young kid have a complete meltdown, his screams were like whispers in that place. It was awesome!

Elly at 1 Month

Elly at 1 Month

     Now Jamie and I know that no matter what stage Elly is in, we always have Red Robin to escape to. If we end up there a lot over the years I may have to stray from my regular order, the Whiskey River Chicken Burger (hold the mayo).

Elly at 5 Months

Elly at 5 Months


Movie Night: Benjamin Button January 26, 2009

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     Jamie and I watched Benjamin Button over the weekend one night after putting Elly Bell to bed. You are probably wondering how we did that since it’s still in theaters, well, we know people, duh. These people are skilled at finding current movies online someplace then downloading them, then sharing them with us since they know we don’t get out much.

     Ahead of time Jamie had told me he heard there were lots of similiarities to Forrest Gump…check this out.


Inauguration and Snow Day January 21, 2009

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We happily watched Barack Obama become our 44th President!  We are very lucky to have such an eloquent, gracious and inspiring man as our leader.


We never thought we’d see snow here…but then again, many people probably thought they’d never see an African-American elected and sworn in as President of the United States. Anything is possible!



MLK Jr. Day January 20, 2009

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A lot of progress has been made in our country since this speech…

I hope more and more people will strive to make Martin Luther King Jr.’s dreams a reality; peace, equality, acceptance. I plan to teach my children about his dreams, imagine our world if everyone did.


5 Month Birthday! January 14, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christine @ 3:32 am

Elly turned 5 months old on January 12th! Mom and Dad celebrated by eating some cake…Elly celebrated by putting her hand in it.