Sunday, February 21, 2010

Easy or Hard

I found this today and wanted to share. (Author unknown, various versions can be found on the web.)

Bad is Easy, Good is Hard.

Losing is easy. Winning is hard.
Talking is easy. Listening is hard.
Watching TV is easy. Reading is hard.
Giving advice is easy. Taking advice is hard.
Flab is easy. Muscle is hard.
Stop is easy. Go is hard.
Dirty is easy. Clean is hard.
Take is easy. Give is hard.
Dream is easy. Think is hard.
Lying is easy. Truth is hard.
Sleeping is easy. Waking is hard.
Holding a grudge is easy. Forgiving is hard.
Telling a secret is easy. Keeping a secret is hard.
Play is easy. Work is hard.
Falling is easy. Getting up is hard.
Spending is easy. Saving is hard.
Eating is easy. Dieting is hard.
Doubt is easy. Faith is hard.
Criticizing is easy. Taking criticism is hard.
Secrecy is easy. Confession is hard.
Pride is easy. Humility is hard.
Excusing oneself is easy. Excusing others is hard
Borrowing is easy. Paying back is hard.
Immorality is easy. Chastity is hard.
Argument is easy. Negotiation is hard.
Going along is easy. Walking alone is hard.
Dumb is easy. Smart is hard.
Cowardice is easy. Bravery is hard.
Messy is easy. Neat is hard.
War is easy. Peace is hard.
Sarcasm is easy. Sincerity is hard.
An F is easy. An A is hard.
Growing weeds is easy. Growing flowers is hard.
Can’t do is easy. Can do is hard.
Feasting is easy. Fasting is hard.
Talking about God is easy. Following God is hard.

Getting the Flu is Easy. Preventing it is Hard. :-)

Getting the Flu is Easy. Preventing it is Hard.

In short, sin is easy, righteousness is hard.
But in the long run...
Sin makes life harder. Righteousness makes life easier.

Food time

This weekend we gave Ella her first taste of rice cereal. She seemed to like it fine, but has a lot of work to do to master this new concept of eating from a spoon.

She is a hands on kind of girl and wanted to feel the cereal as it went into her mouth.
Then she kept trying to bite the bowl.

Then she just wanted to chew on the spoon.
We'll work on it!

Also... she has mastered her army-crawl-scoot-slide method of getting around.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ella's 6 Months on V-Day

Ella is 6 months old now! Her half-birthday was on Valentines Day

Here are her stats from her check up this week:
Weight: 17 lbs 13 oz (84th percentile)
Length: 27" (90th percentile)

She did not enjoy the shots. Mostly because our nurse took her sweet time with each shot, stretching out the whole process. I almost went into panic mode and snapped at the nurse, but was able to control myself. It's hard hearing your baby scream. I opted to have them give her two additional shots - the regular flu and H1N1 flu shots, but was regretting it when she was crying :( But she recovered later that day and now she won't get the flu!

She is loosing some of her chub. We discovered she actually does have a neck! It seems she is starting to stretch out. Think it's too early to sign her up for basketball? It's so cute to see her features become more prominent and her personality come out. She is getting more mobile every day.

Here's some Ella cuteness for you because I know you have been craving a fix!

Flirting for the camera
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Playing with her toy she got for Christmas from Grams. One day she'll learn you're supposed to push the orange button down, not suck on it. But for now, that's her favorite thing to do.
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Laughing at me smacking my lips.
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Brandon and I celebrated Valentines Day with our first date since Ella was born. Brandon had Monday off, so we went to the movies and saw Avatar (in 3D awesomeness!) and went to Black Angus. It was a great date, but even better since it was free - we had gift cards - Score! It was so much fun to be out just the two of us, but we missed our baby. We tried not to, but we just kept saying, "I wonder what Ells is doing." She had a great day with her Grandma Jensen, they went for a walk and played with toys.

I bought Rice cereal, a sippy cup and spoons for Ella this week. *sniff* She is growing up.
Here's our girl with me at Huntington Beach this past weekend.