July 19, 2010


I am finally ready to let you know where I have moved...
When I first started blogging I was a little nervous putting my real name on the web for the world to see.  I was unsure how safe it was.  I am just really tired of accidently typing the wrong name and really want to just be me.

When I first met my husband he called me Elliemae.  My real name is Cherie (shur-ree).
My sweet Lil'D has the coolest name ever...Dash.  It is short for Daschel.  Yes he is named after a cartoon character.  It fits him perfectly.

I have created a new blog called Habadasherie.
I have imported most of my old posts there so I can have everything in one place.

I will no longer be posting as Elliemae.
Hope to see you at my new blog


March 29, 2010

Lil's first soccer game...

Lil'D started soccer today.  He was so excited to start!!  You might have to watch the video a couple times to find him.  They all have the number 1 on the back of their shirts.  He is the one that keeps touching the ball with his hands!

February 25, 2010

Letters to Lil'D...

My sweetest Lil'D,

You have changed so much in the past couple of months. You are talking up a storm. You really never stop except to sleep. Here are a few sentences and words you are having trouble with:

what he does?
that is mines?
Darth Mater

You have also come up with some interesting phrases that you learned at daycare:

cheeze it
cheeze la weazel
booty, booty, booty
You're just kidding me
Stop it! (with a real whiny tone to it)

New phrases you have learned from your momma and daddy:

  • You're a menace!
  • Momma, you pass out
  • You're silly
  • You're crazy
  • Shredded Wheat

You love putting s's on everything and adding an extra syllable:

  • Instead of boats, you say boatses
  • Instead of jeep, you say jeepses
Some new foods you are enjoying are:
  • peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (these are your absolute favorite!!)
  • celery
  • whole apples skin and all
  • reese's peanut butter cups
  • reese's pieces
  • gummy worms
  • life cereal
  • shredded wheat cereal

Movies you are watching right now:

  • Up!
  • Garfield The Movie (voice of Bill Murray)
  • Star Wars
  • Empire Strikes Back
  • Return of the Jedi (you still haven't finished this one yet)

The tv shows you are watching:

  • Imagination Movers
  • Chuggington

Your favorite toys:

  • Monster Trucks (you get one for every bible verse you memorize!)
  • New tow truck that you got at Awana for doing Apple Tree this week
  • Poingo
  • Nascar #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Cars from Cars (Mr The King, Mater, Lightening, Sally, Mac...)

Games you like to play:

  • Hungry Hungry Hippo
  • Hi Ho Cherry-o

Activities you are liking:

  • playing with Skyanne
  • playing games on the computer through Kido'z
  • going out to the soccer fields with Skyanne

My love for you overflows more and more each day. You are the happiest little boy I know. I am so very proud of you. Especially how well mannered you are. I don't even have to tell you to say thank you anymore. You just do it.

You are testing me right now by not listening as well as you could be, but I know that will change and it will be something else.

All my love,


February 13, 2010

Lil'Ds book pick...

Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scary

I found this book at the swap meet a couple of months ago. I kept trying to get Lil'D to want to read it, but he always skipped it. I finally talked him into it. We have read through the entire book once. It took us two nights. Now it's all about who can find Goldbug first. Lil'D has memorized where he is on most of the pages. Lil'D says things like:

"Goldbug is really good at hiding."
"Where is that Goldbug?"

February 7, 2010

Superbowl halftime at our house...

In the backyard...
Lil'D didn't want halftime to be over. He wore Skyanne out!! They will both sleep good tonight!

January 31, 2010


She is growing really fast and is in to everything.

January 30, 2010

Monster Truck, redo...

We got our money back from the whole monster truck fiasco. So, we decided to go up to Anaheim and try again. The drive to Anaheim is about an hour and a half. Here is the sun setting as we were on our way there:

We stopped at Carl's Junior for dinner. Lil'D had a nice setup in the backseat watching movies.

Here is our exit...

Anaheim Stadium...

Ready to find our seats...

Panoramic view from our seats...

Yes, you understood correctly, we had seats!!!

Grave Digger and Monster Mutt racing...

Monster Mutt and Iron Man about to race...

Lil'D really enjoyed his cotton candy...

Blue Thunder... he was the racing winner.

Air Force Afterburner...he was the freestyle winner.

Grave Digger...freestyle.

Grave Digger...crashed!

We had a great time. We arrived just before all the trucks came in the arena. We found our seats right away and enjoyed the entire show!! Lil'D had a blast! He slept happily all the way home.

January 28, 2010

A new addition to our family...

Her name is Skyanne.
She is 2 months & 24 days old.

She is an Australian Cattledog.

She was born November 4, 2009.
She was born in Blue Jacket, Oklahoma.
She is AKC registered.
Her dad's name is Fitz's Stan.
Her mom's name is Houston's Rhinestone.

She came to live with us on Saturday, January 16, 2010.
(if we could only get her potty trained faster)


Today I found: Jonquils & Ladybugs (what is a jonquil?)

jon-quil [jong-kwil]
a narcissus, Narcissus jonquilla, having long narrow, rushlike leaves and fragrant,
yellow of white flowers
1620-30; jonquille junquillo, eqiv. to junc(o) rush, reed (juncus) + illo dim. suffix

(image courtesy of Flower-cs.com)
She is opening an Etsy shop: Stiching in Striped Socks (how cute is that?)
And this is what she is giving away today:

Hope I win!!

January 25, 2010

Monster Jam...

On Saturday night we went to Monster Jam. It began great, but didn't end well. We have been anticipating Monster Jam coming to town for the past year!! Lil'D has quite the monster truck collection! Jeremy got tickets and went to every Ford dealership in town to get free pit passes. So finally the big night arrived!! We got there at around 4pm and took pictures with all the trucks. Lil'D got more excited at seeing each truck. Here are the pictures from the pit party:

...standing in line...

...meeting the driver of Blue Thunder...

...Grave Digger!...


...Bounty Hunter...

...El Toro Loco...

...Monster Mutt...

...Iron Man...

...El Toro Loco in the background...

...Grave Digger...

...Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle...

...Here we are before it started, when things were still good...

These were the best seats for Monster Trucks. They were the nosebleed cheap seats, but it was the best view of the field and it wasn't as noisy as being down below. I walked up about 40 or so steep steps with Dash on my hip and turned around to see this view...perfect!
...our tickets were labeled Section 37, Row 18, Seats 6,7,8...

We had hot dogs, nachos and diet pepsi for dinner. Did you know that 2 hot dogs, 1 nachos grande and 2 sodas = $27.00. C.R.A.Z.Y! (Lil'D had peanut butter & jelly) About 30 minutes before the monster trucks were to come in Lil'D got a little upset. He was getting scared that the monster trucks were going to be really loud. He actually started crying, which is so unlike him. I walked down 40 or so steep steps with Lil'D on my hips and took him for a walk and watched the trolley bring hundreds of people into the stadium. He kept saying he wanted to go home, that he was scared. I finally convinced him that momma would work her magic and make the noise go away. In addition to having headphones on his ears, I pulled his hood over his head and he looked at me and said "Let's Go!" I had worked a miracle. I thought for sure we were going to have to leave. I walked up 40 or so steep stairs for the 3rd time with Lil'D on my hip. We got there just in time. They turned out the lights and announced each truck and their driver. The first two drivers were lined up for the first race when someone leaned over to us and said "excuse me, these are our seats."
It turns out we were in the wrong section. Our seats were in the next section over to the left. I walked down 40 or so steep steps with Lil'D on my hip walked over to the next section and went up 40 or so steep steps with Lil'D on my hips. This was my 5th time. My legs were starting to shake. When we go to the top where our seats were supposed to be there was a large concrete box taking up rows 16, 17 & 18, seats 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. So...we were sold seats, from Ticketmaster that were not there. It wasn't just us it was 27 other people also. I went back down those 40 or so steep steps with Lil'D on my hip for the 6th and final time. My legs were jello as we searched for an usher to make sure that we were not crazy. I finally passed Lil'D over to Jeremy. I was sweating and my muscles were shaking and aching. I really don't remember what happened for the next half hour or so. We were missing the monster truck show and waiting to see if the ushers could seat us somewhere else. It turns out that the show was sold out. If there was a seat in the house empty you couldn't find it. So we finally gave in and went down to Guest Services. There were no steps but we had to go down 4 floors to get to the bottom. Thank goodness Lil'D didn't have a problem walking.

So we told them our dilemma and they said they could put us in seats in plaza. Which was the very bottom and were probably too loud for Lil'D. We asked for comparable seats to what we had. They had nothing. They didn't even have seats together in plaza. We looked at each other exhausted and frustrated and asked Lil'D what he wanted to do. "Let's go home," he said. So they gave us a refund for the face value of our tickets and parking. We were really disappointed after so much anticipation for this night.

But, during the ride home Lil'D said "That was fun!" That made us feel a little better. Jeremy got on the phone with Ticketmaster as soon as we got home, but their customer service closed at 8pm. So we are still trying to get all the extra fees and handling that we paid for the tickets with the seats that didn't exist.

All day Sunday Lil'D played with all 13 of his monster trucks announcing each one of them, just like the only part of Monster Jam that we actually saw.