Sunday, December 1, 2019


This week..
-- started with 8 inches of snow and Elle's first (attempt to) play in it! It came up to her knees so she was sort of planted in her spot. She made lemons into lemonade and at least made a few snow balls! Thankfully we were still able to travel safely to both families' Thanksgiving celebrations. We had a wonderful time. Elle traveled well and was a good sport at both meals. We didn't do much Black Friday shopping but we did save $100 off Elle's next carseat #thisstageoflife. It's always bittersweet to leave family and head back home but we're grateful we're driving distance and were able to spend as much time away as we did.

xo,

Krista

Sunday, November 24, 2019


This week..
-- Elle had her first haircut at a salon (instead of by a wiling friend at daycare!). She hated every second of the cape around her neck. Thankfully, the gal had her ends trimmed in just a minute or two. As soon as the cape was off she was thrilled to eat her sucker and no longer upset. Because of the tears, this was the only picture I snagged.
-- Elle has mastered turning the Christmas Tree on and off. It takes both hands for her to squeeze the floor button but she beams with joy when it works. So far, she has left the ornaments alone so we've had zero casualties. Our toddler-friendly decorations for other areas of the house are growing too. We spent an hour at the playground this afternoon and Elle sang and stomped over every inch. She cracks us up at mealtime when she asks for "more!" when she has half her serving left because she likes the item so much.  She is a professional at swaddling her baby dolls and walking around patting their back while saying "night night!" repeatedly. We made a "sensory box" with dried beans for her to scoop/shovel/pour/etc and she only follows the rules about half the time. It usually ends abruptly when she starts throwing or splashing beans. We're trying to get ready for a high-energy winter indoors!

xo,

Krista

Sunday, November 17, 2019


This week..
-- Elle turned 18 months. She had a good check-up with her doctor and is meeting all her milestones. Her weight is starting to fall into a more normal range but her head is still top of the chart. She went to the nursery at church during Sunday School for the first time. Travis was also asked to start leading our local church congregation which is a huge responsibility but he's always willing to serve where he's needed. Elle let a friend at daycare take a couple snips of her hair so we may be due for a real haircut soon. We're getting a taste of what this winter may look like with a wild toddler stuck indoors in the evening. We've found a few new activities like sliding down the stairs on mats which has given us giggles and an outlet for energy. This week (and weekend!) was filled with evening activities and work commitments so we're looking forward to this coming week.

xo,

Krista

Sunday, November 10, 2019


This week...
-- bedtime involved the book "duck duck!" (Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin) on repeat. Elle chimes in to answer all the "no's" in the book and can't get enough of it. She has a few more words like "night-night" and she enthusiastically points up & down on command. She was adorable when she insisted on sharing her dinner with our robo-vacuum. She just couldn't understand why he didn't need any pasta. She views it more as a pet than an inanimate object as she follows it around the house and stresses anytime it is under furniture. Other favorite toys of the moment include her pack of 10 bouncy balls she loves to dump on the floor and anything she can use to climb on to reach tall things.

xo,

Krista