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.

Choices Choices February 25, 2009

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Which toy will Elly choose to play with? Check back later to find out!



Valentine’s Day

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Made with Love



Sickos February 23, 2009

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     First off, I need to apologize to my plethera of readers who have been waiting for what must have seemed like ages for me to make a new post.

     Our family has been battling many germs this week. Jamie came down with the flu, Elly came down with a cold, double ear infection, and horrible cough. I’ve been healthy until this weekend where I finally caught Elly’s cold, which was bound to happen with the amount of her snot that has ended up all over me!

     Jamie was definitely down for the count so I was on my own with Elly. This week has made me appreciate even more all the help he usually gives me.

     I am happy to report that Jamie is doing much better, Elly seems to be improving, and I will be doing great once the skin around my nose turns back to a normal color.  Here’s to hoping we all stay healthy for the rest of the season!

Tried and True Recipe to Good Health

  • take 25 cough drops (Jamie)
  • use 1 box of tissues in less than 24 hours (Christine)
  • swallow 12 Nyquils (Jamie)
  • make 3 visits to the pediatrician and a trip to the hospital for chest x-ray (Elly)
  • drink countless cups of hot tea, hot cider  & ginger ale (Christine/Jamie)
  • use numerous sprays of  liquid crack otherwise known as Afrin (Christine)
  • switch from 1 antibiotic to a stronger one (Elly)
  • use a nebulizer 3 times per day and eardrops 4 times per day (Elly)

     I wanted to add in get plenty of rest but Elly didn’t agree with me on that one. 😉 She says to add in have your Mom sleep on the floor of your room then when you’re tired of that make your parents let you sleep in a swing or bouncy seat in their room.


Elly’s Half Birthday February 14, 2009

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Elly celebrated her half birthday on February 12th (also happened to be Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday). We of course had a dessert ready for her. It’s hard to believe how fast time is going as we celebrate each of these monthly birthdays. Elly has brought us so much joy over these past 6 months.


It’s getting really hard to keep Elly’s hands away from her monthly birthday treat. I can only imagine what she will look like covered in cake on her 1st birthday!



Cupid Draw Back Your Bow

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Happy Valentine’s Day! We are sending out lots of hugs and kisses to our loved ones today. We hope you will pass them on!




Wonderful Warm Weather February 10, 2009

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On Saturday we went walking around a big lake near our house.


Sunday brought temperatures in the 70’s so we took a trip to the beach.  Otis was in heaven; digging, swimming, and fetching the ball from anyone who would throw it for him. And I do mean anyone! He drops the ball at the feet of anyone close by. He gets lots of positive reinforcement because no one can resist that intensely focused, quivering, sand covered face.




We’ll Miss You Daddy February 9, 2009

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       Jamie is off on his first business trip to California since Elly has been born. We are really going to miss him! I think Elly will miss listening to him read ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ as well as hearing him sing what he tells her is a song he wrote just for her, ‘Hush Little Baby’. No copyright worries there, the tune is totally different when Jamie sings it ;o). She’s also going to miss the way he carries her close all around the house when she’s fussy and she’ll miss seeing him in his office each morning when we come downstairs. Hurry home big Poppa!