Showing posts with label Elinor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Elinor. Show all posts

a sucker cake

Last weekend we celebrated Elinor's 3rd birthday! As you can see by the photo above, a great time was had by all, especially Elinor.

She had been asking for a sucker cake for months. Elinor is not really one for deserts or cake, so I was guessing the sucker cake idea was just an excuse to have suckers for her birthday. Well, lo and behold, that's exactly what happened. She exactly 0 bites of cake and devoured her sucker. 

I was glad I didn't spend too much time on her cake since the main event was definitely the suckers. Chloe was pretty excited about the concept too. Candy on top of her cake, what is there left to complain about?!

It was nice to celebrate at home as a family. Our 3 year old didn't care too much that we didn't have a fancy party somewhere with a gaggle of kids, she was more than happy to hang out and eat her sucker with her family. 

It's so cliche, but these past three years have just flown by! She got a big girl bed for her birthday and it's so fun to lay down with her at night and hear what crazy things she has to say. She's definitely the 'ham' of the family and enjoys telling stories with a myriad of facial expressions. It's hilarious. 

Happy birthday miss, I'm excited to see what your future holds!

happy 2nd birthday

Happy 2nd Birthday to our youngest, miss Elinor! Oh my, look how you've grown!!! Thanks for bringing the goofy vibe to our house. Your little dance moves and side eyes always crack us up. Thank you for keeping Chloe in line, even when she doesn't need it. Thank you for always requesting mac and cheese, even when we didn't know we needed it.

And though she be but little, she is fierce

Love you forever!

Elinor at sixteen months

Time is flying by with this little one. Elinor is sixteen months going on 13 years. She's definitely the ham of the family and even though she's the littlest, she's frequently got the biggest personality.  In the past few months, she's gone from the quietest family member to the loudest. Since she doesn't have that many words yet, she communicates through a lot of squawking and chirping at her sister and us.

> milk
> Cheetos and Cheezits
> hot dogs
> fruit
> putting on pants or shirts (as pants), and usually only one leg
> babies
> books
> hugs from mom and dad
> following the chickens around
> swinging
> Maya
> holding hands with her sister
> waving at everyone and anyone, she also gets pretty upset if people don't wave back

> mom, dada, up, pup, moo, woof, and ball

> hungry, thirsty, all done, and down

> diaper changes
> being in a car seat for longer than an hour (though she's getting much better)
> sitting down for a meal, she'd rather take two bites and keep playing

> 22 lbs
> wearing 18-24 month clothing and sometimes old 2T shirts from Chloe
> sleeps through the night 7:30pm to 7:00am
> naps 45 minutes-2 hrs a day
> she loves to run places, especially if it involves following her big sister
> size 3 diapers

things and stuff

Life has been pretty crazy lately, I mean just look what we've been up too!

taking baths

playing on pink trash trucks

organizing the Tupperware drawer, and....

we've been walking!  Go Elinor go!

nine months with this little lady

Little miss Elinor is 9 months old today!

It's been so fun to watch this second child grow up. This time around I know how quickly time goes and I've also somehow managed to forget just what happens in which order.

She's refusing baby food already?

She doesn't want anything to do with a bottle and only wants a sippy cup?

Where did all this baby come from? She doesn't fit in my arms so snuggly anymore! 

All of sudden in the past couple weeks she managed to start crawling, decide she only wants to feed herself, grow her fifth tooth, only fit into 12-18 month clothing, and she figured out how to wave hello and goodbye! It's like she's hit all of her milestones at rapid speed.

Chloe was just like her. I remember waiting forever for her to start crawling and within another month or so she was walking! These last few months before she turns one while go by like a whirlwind.

You will never have this day with your children again. Tomorrow, they will be a little older than they were today. This day is a gift. Breathe and notice. Smell and touch them; study their faces and little feet and pay attention. Relish the charms of the present. Enjoy it today Mama. It will be over before you know it.

-Jen Hatmaker