Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!! I hope your day is full of love and laughter.
If you still need a few last minute ideas for the kiddos, I posted a roundup last week here!
We officially have an eight month old! Now, during these photo shoots, I avoid getting her to look at the camera because the second I get her attention she will attempt to stand to get the phone. Which in a chair is not ideal, so she is basically never going to be looking at the camera again. She is still sleeping around 11-12 hours a night without getting up to eat (which was not happening around month 4 and 5). She takes a nap in the morning and a nap in the afternoon. She is back at the sitter during the day and she is a 100% better eater for the sitter, but a better napper at home. She has two bottom teeth and has said “mama” and “up”. I am not really counting them as her first words though until she says them with meaning. Is that what you are supposed to do? She has lifted herself up while saying up, so maybe we will count that! It would sure be fitting for this on-the-go gal! She crawls, stands up on everything, and has stood for a few seconds on her own! She also mimics everything we do, grunts with displeasure, opens and closes her fist when you say “bye bye” or “Hi Eleanor!” and make the same motion.
She’s tried almost every fruit and vegetable on the planet and now we are giving her small bits of our food! Feels so strange that she is ready for that!
She is just as sweet as can be and can’t believe we are getting ready to celebrate the big ONE!
We love you, E!
Kansas City, you guys. If you haven’t ever been, you must. I would 100% move back there in a heartbeat. As a final summer hurrah, we headed to KC for five days. We filled our days eating Kansas City BBQ, visiting Deanna Rose Farm, hanging out with our friend, Jane at the Nelson-Atkins art museum, stopping at Fritz’s (where they deliver your food on a train!), and exploring Union Station. E and I caught up with our good friend Margi, and her daughter shopping at Easy, Tiger in the West Bottoms and then Lunch on the Plaza!
It was so, so much fun having Eleanor see and explore all of the things that brought me so much happiness as a child! Only bummer was that the Royals weren’t in town! I guess that means we just have to head back!
Things are back to being busy, busy around here with the new school year! I hope you are all staying cool in these sweltering temps!
Have a great weekend!
Good morning! We spent the happiest day at the zoo yesterday! It was the perfect temp and we got there in time to see Nora, the baby polar bear, who is only out for about an hour in the morning! E also got to feed the giraffes, which again, we stumbled upon at just the perfect time! Eleanor grabbed her Camera Teether and snapped the whole day! She’s just the best.
Speaking of the best, these teethers are amazing. They are so so easy for her to grab and to hang onto. Another aspect I love is that it is easy for her to hold WHILE she gums it in her mouth. With a lot of teethers it seems to be hard to accomplish both, especially having small enough parts that she can comfortably put in her mouth at this age. Plus, aren’t they the cutest??
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Good luck and have a great weekend, friends!
*I was sent a teether for review, but, as always, opinions are my own
Hi, friends! Natalie is in town this whole week so to give her a taste of Columbus, we headed out to a picnic in the park! We stopped in Brown Bag Deli and then headed to Schiller Park across the street! It is so so fun having Aunt Nennie in town! Eleanor is all over the place and it is so nice to have an extra pair of hands for these little outings!
E and I are wearing our matching t-shirt and onesie from Clothe Ohio. I just love this company. Not only do they have the cutest Ohio apparel, they also are a company with heart. For every purchase, they donate to an Ohioan in need of clothing. Through the end of July they are offering you all free shipping with any purchase with code planningforparis! We love our local businesses, especially ones that give back.
Stay tuned for more from Nat’s visit in the next few days! Happy Wednesday!
*I was sent clothing for review, but as always, opinions are my own