Letter to Elin 2015


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Dearest Elin,

It has been a joy and a blessing to watch you this past year. Looking back through pictures, it is amazing to me how much you have grown and changed. I am very much looking forward to all the new firsts and milestones coming up for you in 2015. Here is a peek at some of my predictions for you.

Sleep Transitioning: We have been so lucky that you have never tried to attempt to escape your crib and that you have never asked to go into a big girl bed at home despite sleeping in one at Nana’s house. You love your crib and we love that it keeps you safe in the night. Keeping you in a crib is still one small item that keeps you still a baby to us. However, I am sure at some point this year you will transition to a toddler bed.

Potty Training: I know that we have both be slacking in this department. You show a little interest in it but not all the time and then I am not the best about always remembering to make you sit on the potty. This year we will have to buckle down and work on this, especially because they will not allow you in preschool untrained and I know you will want to go to school.

Preschool: I can’t believe that I will be signing you up for preschool in a couple weeks and by mid-late year you will be officially attending preschool. Preschool is such a big step in your small little life. You will learn so many things there and meet so many different people. I’m sure you will enjoy it and that excites me for you but again it will be a little bittersweet because it means that you will grow up even quicker.

Gymboree: Gymboree has been such a huge part of your life. You go numerous times a week and have learned so much there. But, all good things come to and end and I think by the time the summer rolls around it will be time to let our membership go. By this time I think you will be ready to transition to some different activities.

I’m sure there are many more milestones and exciting things that will happen this upcoming year and I am so excited to watch you experience it all. And through it all I hope that you always remember that Mommy loves you.


  1. Aww, such a sweet letter, and so many big girl changes coming up this year. So exciting (and a little sad)!

  2. What a great idea! Such sweet memories and new ones to come!

  3. Such a sweet idea. Oh gosh we have been so far behind on all of these things too! We waited until we had moved to Abu Dhabi before all these other changes, but so far she’s handling them well, and I’m sure Elin will too! It is amazing watching them grow isn’t it. I miss my baby for sure, but love this new little person that changes each day! Happy New Year to you sweet girls xx

  4. We’re on the same page with toddler bed and potty training. Big changes coming our way! It’s going to be a fun year!

  5. Sweetest letter! Oh Elin, why must you grow so quickly?!