"I should not talk so much about myself if there were any body else whom I knew as well."
-Henry David Thoreau

Monday, June 27, 2016


There's a little girl in my house who is nearly a year old. What in the world? I've bought a few decorations & a birthday hat and we're ready to celebrate this weekend. 
We are a week from her first birthday and so yesterday I added a bit of whole milk to her regular bottle. I read that that is a good way to transition from formula to milk, so that's what we are trying. So every few days I'll do a little more milk and a little less formula until we are totally on milk. It's going fine so far. I have noticed that since we are down to two bottles a day, one in the morning and one before bed, that she wants her pacifier more than usual. 
She's eating great throughout the day (mac & cheese is a newly discovered favorite) and drinking water. We've also finally started drinking from a straw some. I don't know that she's getting much from it right now because when she starts sucking she gets excited and stops to cheer for herself :-) 
She has two new tricks. 
1) she can sit down gracefully from a standing position. 
2) she will flex her arms when you ask to see her muscles. 

A few pics from the last week. 
Date night
We had dinner with Kyle & Misty and tried a new wine. It was pretty good and I'd definitely enjoy it again (sorry I don't have actual wine tasting descriptions, I'm new at this). 
We went to NWA Escape Room and  left feeling pretty smart for solving our mystery in less than 60 minutes. 

Eleanor has discovered that it's fun to throw things over the side of the bath tub. 
Playing in the baby pool at Nonnie's house. 
Pretty girl. 

Floating at Aunt Misty's house. 
Carrie, Mollie & I went to see Rachel Platten at the AMP. 
We are preparing for the 4th and the fireworks that scare the you know what out of our dogs. Eleanor is much more interested in the kennels than the dogs. 
We got Eleanor's room rearranged with the twin bed. Alex & Emma had matching beds that we passed on to Jessica for JR and any future children. We didn't plan on having more children and they thought they may have another. As fate would have it, they have decided to stick with just one child and Drew & I now have one child. So, we got one bed back and have put it in Eleanor's room for when she's bigger. But not yet, because I can barely handle the thought of her turning one. Let's stick with the crib for now :-)