Friday, May 30, 2014

Favorites 5-30

Oh this week has been the exact opposite of last week! The weather has been rainy EVERYDAY which meant a lot of inside time. So here is a little of what we have been doing to pass the time and keep little man busy.

1. Elliot had 2 new buddies born this week! We can't wait to meet baby Brooks and baby Everest when we are in Minnesota in 3 weeks!

2.Cleaning out closets and replacing the clothes with a cute baby :)

3. Crawling in ANY space(see above and below) 

4. We had to get out of the house so rainy day walk it was

Little kids in the park with their remote control boat in the rain
5. And we have been reading LOTS of books. Elliot has taken over and reads to us now

I can tell you I will be buying lots of books when we are home. You can only read Moo, Baa Lalala so many times!!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Favorites 5-22

What a great week we had! Wonderful weather and some great play dates and get togethers with friends! Here are some favorites snaps from the week. 

1. Elliot and I ran into a fire truck tour on the street near our house. If the line to take pictures would have been shorter, I would have put E in the driver seat and got some pics. But this one will just have to do.
 2. While I was running last weekend, there was a band playing along the trail. It's hard to see, but they are on the left. It was fun to see so I had to snap a pic :)
3. As I said above Elliot and I have been outside all week. The kid has been loving it! He has been loving going to the parks with us and with his little buddies.

Driving around the baby park

Swinging with his new friends Elizabeth and Eloise

All this play makes for one tired boy! He never sleeps in the stroller and he even transferred to his crib when we got home. 

Cruising some toys and sporting his baseball hat from Oma and Opa
4. Our first Dutch grilling experience.
Can't grill without a beer :)

Have a great weekend!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Favorites 5-16

The week has just flown by. We had rainy gross weather the beginning of the week and the last half has been beautiful. We've been taking lots of walks and spending a lot of time outside as a family. Hoping this spring/summer weather is here to stay!

1. Elliot needed some new pants(every 6-12 and 12 month pair he own are now capri length on him!) So I bought him a pair at a local store and bought the regular fit. When I washed them and put them on him it clicked, I'm in Europe and the regular fit is a skinny fit! But let me tell you he looks pretty darn cute in them!

2. We had Elliot's first outing to the playground by our house this week and he loved it. He spent most of the time just standing and watching the other kids, but also loved playing in the sand. We met some new friends (from the US!!!) at the park. Always great to meet new people and add more opportunities for play dates. 
Such a big boy :) 

Loved watching the other kids 
3. We went to a new to us baby park today with my friend Lindsey and her girls. It was Elliot's first time every being on a swing. He loved it and he loved the whole park. He giggled the entire time we were there. The park is meant for kids 4 and under so they had TONS of baby toys and perfect for Elliot. We will definitely be going back all the time now that it is warmer. 
Swing pictures are impossible! He was just so happy!

Loving the warm weather(he was definitely overdressed for the weather)

4.After a busy couple of weeks I am looking forward to a nice and relaxing weekend. The weather is supposed to be wonderful so Brent and I want to spend as much of it outside as we can. 

Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Elliot 10 months

This little guy is non stop!! This past month he has picked the pace of everything he does and amazes us with his speed. These pictures have become quite challenging!
I had about 2 seconds to get this shot

and then the moving started

Are we done mom?

He eats anything you put in front of him and rivals his papa in the amount he can eat. I look at him and seriously wonder where all of this food in going, and then I realize he never stops moving and he is using it all up! He eats 3 meals a day, normally 2 snacks and nurses as well. This kid never goes hungry!

He loves frozen fruit in his teether, of course its SUPER messy!

Elliot has 3 teeth now(2 on bottom, 1 on top) and loves brushing them right along with us. We let him "brush" and then he lets us brush. Hoping he stays this cooperative!

You can kind of see his bottom teeth

New this month
*Points to his hair when asked where it is
*Kicks a soccer ball when we walk with him(Brent is a proud papa :))
*Takes his zebra lovie everywhere with him. I don't let him take it out of the house, but he just loves it and really gets a lot of comfort from it
*Gives high fives
*Claps whenever he is excited
*Signs more, he is always asking for more :) It's not perfect but we know what he is asking for when he does it
*Starting to sign all done
*Walks/runs behind his push toy
*When you say bye Elliot, he waves and smiles at you
*Flirts with the check girls at the grocery store, never fails, every time :)

Elliot every month you are just more and more fun! We love you buddy!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Here is a little glimpse into what has been going on lately via our iPhones

Mother's day set up by my boys

Mom stop taking pictures and let me eat :)

A tale of two pictures during teething

The first one is pre teething tablets
Not a happy baby :(

And after those amazing little teething tablets
My smiley boy has returned!
Sometimes this is what it takes to get cleaning done

Someone needs a MN Twins hat not a Blue Jays hat!!

Being Batman is really exhausting

Have a good Tuesday!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Favorites 5-2-14

Happy Friday! It's been awhile again since I've done a favorites post. Here are some of my favorites pictures and moments from the past couple weeks!

1. Sometimes you just have to let mess happen. He was the happiest little boy while pulling every single diaper out. Picking my battles :)

2. Who needs toys, when you have a grocery bag

3. Baby feet in the grass

4. Watching these 2 together is so funny.  Elliot always tries to hold Bente's hand, it's so sweet!

5. Last week I had a night out with 2 of my girlfriends, Melissa and Daina. We all got manicures and then booked our girls weekend trip to Copenhagen!!! We are going in the beginning of September for a weekend and I am so excited! As of right now, it will be the first time I am away from Elliot overnight. It's a good thing I have plenty of time to prepare myself. 

Have a good weekend!