Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Le Bec Fin

I have been in a funk lately.  I am fully blaming it on lack of sleep.  Lack of sleep as a result of Bear's surgery and complications.  Her sleep routine is still off and this has led to 4:30am wake up times and lots of Ellie-no-naps.  Lack of sleep leads to a cranky toddler with epic temper tantrums.  You know the ones where the child throws herself onto the floor and actually kicks and waves her arms?  Yes, she is Ellie.  She drops her words and sometimes even drops her signs.  Thankfully, the PECS are our friends.  It appears that the trigger is our lack of donuts in the house, but in reality it is lack of sleep.  Mama Bear is tired and sadly I am finding it harder and harder to get out of bed.  Harder and harder to leave the house for things beyond grocery shopping.  In the last 27 days, I have emerged from my self-imposed cocoon twice--once for my dear friend's birthday at the Melting Pot (Yum!) in late April and once this past  Friday for a quick lunch for my other best friend.

I remind myself that this trying time shall pass and I find myself looking at these pictures of The Bear's Antics.  She is full of spunk and shows me how to live life to the fullest--through cupcakes, donuts, and birthday cake.

No serious posts on this blog, right now.  No thought-provoking posts or even my favorite and ever frequent medical posts.

Just plain old antics.  She brings light to my life and hopefully to yours too.  Many of these are unedited, iPhone pics.  I hope to pick up my beloved SLR camera soon.

In other news.  I firmly believe that the next time we are in Philly, I can bring Ellie to Le Bec Fin.  She is ready.  Awesome table manners.  She even wipes the table with a rag after she is finished eating.


What do you mean by "no shirt, no shoes, no service?"




Ahh, the Nutella Coma.






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21 comments:

  1. Oh the dark sleep deprived valley. I hope after you took a picture of Ellie asleep on the floor you took a nap:) Heartfelt and cute post.

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  2. Surgery really does a number on our kiddos, doesn't it? Here's to hoping life gets back to normal and that includes lots of sleep. I'm sure Le Bec Fin wouldn't mind a cutie like the Bear dining at their fine establishment! I've been there once and I think she would take the stuffiness right out of the place!

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    1. You've been there?!?! I have never been to Le Bec Fin. I image that they would kick us out once the Bear demands to watch Signing Time on the iPad and then throws her fork.

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    2. Yes ma'am, I have been there for a wedding rehearsal dinner. The hubs and I lived in northern Delaware for 10 years before moving to MN. He went to a very private (read: exclusive) school and thus had quite a few friends who could afford such places for rehearsal dinners. He was part of the groom's wedding party, so we got to go. I was terrified the whole time because there was more silverware at my place setting than my parents probably owned in their whole house! I didn't see a single child under 12 in that place, so I think Owen and Ellie could really tear that place up if they were allowed to set foot inside!

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    3. Whoa! I wouldn't know which fork/spoon to use! Could you imagine Owen and Ellie there? Bear would try to play peek-a-boo with the table clothe! I love Delaware :) Gorgeous. I lived in Philly for a while and then Southern Jersey (but worked in Philly). My best friend just moved from Media, PA. Anyway, I just couldn't imagine a dinner for 2 let alone a rehearsal dinner!

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  3. Here's to more doughnuts in the house! I will be needing your encouragement as Levi gets his tonsils out Thursday morning! I will be feeling your pain!

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    1. Oh Levi!!!! I shall bring you lots of coffee, April so that you make survive the surgery :)

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  4. Oh the laughs from those photos. She surely is ready. And I'm sorry you're so sleep deprived. Believe me, I am very familiar with that. Cora did the 4:00am wake ups for a few weeks recently. We resorted to tossing her in the pack and play in front of Yo Gabba Gabba for an hour or two. I know that wouldn't work for Ellie, though. Even so, sleep deprivation is my middle name and it's really hard. Hoping her behavior mellows out a big and you can get some more sleep and feel more like yourself soon.

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    1. Miss Cora, I am so impressed that you stay in a pack n play. Maybe you and me need to take shifts on the kiddos--that way at least one of us would get a good night's rest!

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  5. Hehehe - I walked past Le Bec Fin on Sunday, actually! I think she'll be just fine there. :-) Does Georges Perrier still own it, btw?

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  6. Hoping for more sleep for Ellie and for you. With Nutella around, who needs donuts?

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    1. I have visions of Ellie demanding Nutella on her donuts :-P

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  7. They would be lucky to have her. And sympathies on the lack of sleep - nothing, NOTHING, gets me down faster than going without. When my son was a baby and never ever slept, I'm pretty sure I hit that psychotic internationally-banned-as-a-form-of-torture sleeplessness level. Hopefully this passes quickly

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    1. Exactly! The psychotic internationally banned as a form of torture.

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  8. Hugs and naps to you and Ellie! Just remember: there is a party with the grown-ups in your future!

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    1. I'm wondering the same thing over at http://www.happysoulproject.com/ ...What is sleep anymore even? Hang in there Mumma- You're doing great & Ellie is adorable...

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  9. Been there, done that. Hoping good weather gets you out in some nature. It helps me.

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  10. oh hon, i too have been in a sleep deptived cocoon of late, hugs to all of you, love you x

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    1. Jane, don't tell me that! May you get some sleep too!!!!!! xo

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