Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

I don't know about you but I am super excited for the new year! I look back very fondly on 2015, the year my baby was born and the year I grew so much as a person and as a mother. It really has been a whirlwind of a year but an amazing one as well! 

Here are some goals for 2016:
-Pay down some of our student loan debt. We have a plan for that and it's exciting!
-Get moving! I really want to get walking way more and eating at least a little healthier. 
-Along with the last one, I'd like to jog or at least walk/jog my first 5k. 
-Grow more as a mother, as Elsie grows. Plan fun things to do with her and help her learn about so many things. 
-Travel. We haven't traveled nearly as much as we wanted to and with only a little over a year left we need to get moving!

This is my first time ever actually writing out a list of resolutions or goals for the new year. Even if I don't accomplish all of them, I think it's important to have some things to work towards. 

Happy New Year everyone! I wish you all health and happiness in the new year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Toys Elsie Loves: 10 Months

Elsie loves to play with her toys! When she is in a good mood she can sit and play by herself for hours. Here are some of her favorites lately:

Little Tikes Activity Garden Baby Playset : Like most of the toys here, she got this for Christmas and absolutely loves it! She likes to climb in through the slide and out through the door. I also love that the it can be setup more than one way to change things up if she gets bored.

Fisher-Price 3-in-1 Bounce, Stride and Ride Elephant : She loves to push this guy around the house and listen to his songs. She doesn't sit on it yet but I imagine she will when she gets a little bigger.

Munchkin Squirtin Bath Toy : These bath toys are a lot of fun in and out of the bath! She loves to chew on them right now too! Teething babies!

Disney Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Little People Figure Set By Fisher-price : Little people toys are the best! While these are normally marketed for toddlers, we went ahead and gave some to Elsie for Christmas and they were a hit. She can't play pretend yet so she pretty much just looks at them or chews on them but she really likes them.

The best part about these toys is that most of them can grow with her and be favorites for awhile!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Elsie's First Christmas

 Here's a video of Elsie opening presents on her very first Christmas! 
She's practicing present opening for her birthday! haha 

It's a long video (might be hard for some to watch all of it) but we wanted Elsie's grandparents to be able to watch her excitement on Christmas morning just like if they had been able to be here.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015


Elsie has pretty much hated Santa this year. 
She's seen him 3 times and the last time she didn't cry but I can't really say she enjoyed it. 
Maybe next year!