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

Happy 4th birthday!

Happy Birthday to the coolest 4-year old I know! 

The moment your little sister was born was the moment I started worrying about our new middle child. You went from being the baby in the family to the glue that sticks the Ostrum sisters together. You've matured so much this year! You remember everything and even if we don't always know what you are talking about (otters = prairie dogs), you always end up being right.

We're so excited to see where your 4th year takes you!

red dresses and frosty the snowman

Last night miss Elinor had her first Christmas concert. It was one of the cutest things ever. A bunch of 2, 3, and 4 year-olds singing Christmas songs on a stage is so adorable it almost brings you to tears. Or real tears if you are this wimp.

Also, I really should have some Christmas themed outfit on Greta. Instead she is wearing her dinosaur jammies...

It's fun to see Elinor come into her own. This was her very first concert and opportunity to be on stage. She has watched her old sister perform a few times, but has never done it herself. She was VERY excited to wear her new dress and tights. And funnily enough, Chloe was equally excited to sit in the audience and watch. Greta was just trying to hold it together because it was past her bedtime. 

Happy Holidays!

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