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We celebrated Eleanor’s first birthday with our family a little bit before her actual birthday to make her day separate from the holidays.  It was such a special day celebrating our special girl!
My dad stayed an extra week to watch E and we had the best time.  It snowed so I was able to stay home a bit as well!  Eleanor loved getting out in the snow and trying out the sled grandpa made for her!
Teaching her early that gratitude is key.  We love these crayons…she can grip them and actually color a bit!
E snuck in a kiss right as I snapped the pic.  Be still my heart.
We headed to Kansas City for the holidays (I went a little early with my dad since I get a bit more time off than Matt).  It was so good to catch up with friends and family!img_1766
I am obsessed with this picture.  My mom get E this Mini Boden dress for Christmas and I couldn’t resist getting this matching one for baby sister for next Christmas.  Gah!!
While in KC we made a stop at IKEA to get loaded up for E’s big room.  I cannot wait to start putting it together!
E kills me in this turtleneck  in this picture.  And the fur vest?  And boots?  At IKEA?!
We kept E’s nursery gender neutral (as we didn’t find out the gender) and so it just hasn’t felt like ‘her room’.  We have been gathering all the pieces of what will be her little space for her new room so we can prepare the nursery again for baby sister!
E got this chair and PJ set for Christmas and really hasn’t been out of either since.
We found out that Eleanor will be getting a baby SISTER in June!  We are beyond thrilled.
I’ve been nesting like crazy.  Sorting ‘baby’ toys from the ‘toddler’ toys.  Dare I say it’s been fun?  We are loving the addition of these blocks to E’s collection.
Pretty much all of December and into January (including my 31st birthday) we all had the sickies.  Just passed it back and forth.  I guess we shall blame all the kisses.  Oh, and Eleanor is getting 3 molars now, and she got one in December.  Safe to say, we are ready for warmer, healthier days.
Girl loves to accessorize and brush her teeth.
These boots have pretty much been on her since she got them from her Aunt Nennie and I really don’t see them leaving her feet anytime soon.  I mean, holy cuteness.

What about you all?!  What the heck have you been up to??

Have a great day!