Friday, August 22, 2014

Favorites 8-22

This week has been a rough one weather wise. It has been raining and cold everyday making it pretty tough to get outside. We've tried to make the most of some peaks of sunshine so E could play outside a little bit. Here are a few favorites from the week(or upcoming weekend).

1. Last Saturday we FINALLY got a mamafiets(mothers bike). We have been looking for a bike that I could ride with Elliot for months and couldn't find the right one. Well, Saturday we found one and bit the bullet and bought it. E absolutely loves it! He talks or giggles the whole time we are on it. With the bad weather we haven't been able to use it a ton this week but the few times we did have already been worth it.

2. Elliot has a little area in our house he has made his "spot." In between the dresser and wall in our living room is a little gap that is the perfect size for a 13 month old. He takes books in there to sit and read, brings toys or just tries to hide from us. It is really cute and makes me smile every time he does it. 

3. I'm training to do the Amsterdam half marathon again and have been doing some of my training runs bright and early in the am before Brent goes to work. I'll tell you at first 5:45 was not a welcome sight, but the more I do it, the more normal it becomes. Also, running that early means no waiting at stoplights(the only turn on at 6:30). 

4. We had Brent's employee Tom's wedding this week. Thankfully, we were able to bring Elliot with and he cooperated for the most part. He loved all of the attention he got from everyone and may have started yelling "gog"(how he says dog) when Tom and Karins dogs came in to the ceremony. Oops :) Good thing he is cute!

5. We are hoping to get in a nice long family bike ride this weekend. Cross your fingers that the weather cooperates for us!

Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Elliot's 1st Birthday

We had so much time celebrating Elliot's birthday when we were in Minnesota! Even though I still can't believe he is already one! On his birthday we had his 1 year photos taken, we had lunch out and he had his first taste of cupcake. The Saturday after his birthday we had both of our families over to celebrate. We had food, some drinks and some awesome cake and presents. We are so lucky that so many people love our sweet little boy. 

Family pic from his photo shoot

I'm 1!!!

Birthday lunch with Mama

I love cupcakes!!!

Elliot's awesome birthday cake! It was chocolate with a cookies and creme filling


Opening presents, so many presents!

Best picture we got and E's eyes are closed

Smash cake time

This is for ME??

So good

I Love Birthdays!!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Favorites 8-8

To really get back in the swing of things, here are some favorites from the past 2 weeks

1. Elliot had ice cream for the first time and it was amazing. Of course he loved it(he is my kid). The only downside is that now I will have to share my ice cream :(

2. Now that he is walking, Elliot loves bringing things to me. I really need to take advantage of this ;)

3. Went to the Nintje museum this week with some new friends. Elliot absolutely loved it! He saw the playhouse that was in there and he went running and screaming with delight into the room. It was pretty awesome!
He loved this train

Inside a little tunnel that he thought was pretty cool

In the playhouse

So exhausted from the museum