Birthday Shopping

 

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This week was a short work week for me because I took some time off for my birthday. I’ve had lots of time to shop and I have found some new fun items and a few things I have purchased awhile ago came in the mail.

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It has arrived!  I am very excited to get my new computer up and running. I’m on the hunt for a nice sleeve/bag for it. Any suggestions?

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I came across this adorable bunny shirt on Etsy and it arrived this week as well. It is just adorable in person as online! This is just perfect for Spring and Easter season!

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 How sweet is this little pearl necklace and bracelet set for Elin? I found these at Gymboree and I think she will love wearing these someday. I am going to wait a little while because I am afraid she might rip off the silver heart when playing with it.

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I have already seen some swimsuits for Elin and I came across this navy and green one from Janie and Jack. Navy and green must be the colors of the spring season because it is everywhere in stores. All she needs is some white sunnies and she will be all set.

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No shopping trip is complete without some new beauty goodies! Most of these items are just the basics, but much needed.

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1 Month Post

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I really need to start planning Elin’s second birthday! I just am not sure on what theme to go with. Once I have that all picked out, it will be so fun to start planning and thinking of all the little touches. How can she be almost 2???

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Rosemary Beach Florida 2013

I am excited to begin planning our summer vacation. Elin had a blast last year and I am excited to see her enjoy it even more this year. I am hoping to find availability at the wonderful house we rented last year. It was just perfect.

 

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I recently found out that a poster I worked on with my mentor got accepted to the Pediatric Academic Society in Vancouver, Canada this year! I have not decided if I am going to go. I went last year to the conference when it was in Washington, DC and it was a blast, however the conference is very close to Elin’s birthday and that is a hectic time to travel. I’ve never been to Canada or the West Coast so that would be exciting. I’m so proud to work with such a talented group of physicians.

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Elin’s hair is getting longer everyday.  I adore her cute little ponytail!

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I have officially been blogging for 1 month! The whole point of this blog is to document Elin’s daily life and to use this as a tool to encourage me to take more pictures. So far I think I am accomplishing that. I’m already meeting some amazing new friends and  I am excited to enjoy more of this new experience. Thank you to everyone reading and stopping by. To commemorate the one month I am posting one of Elin’s one month photos.

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Max is 5 on Friday!

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Today is a very special day because one of Elin’s best buds and cousin Max turns 5 today! How’s that for the ultimate 5 on Friday? Max and Elin share a special bond. Max is so sweet and caring. They have a blast playing together or just sitting and cuddling. Here is a picture from his birthday last year.

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I am so excited that we just received this gray and white chevron scarf that I ordered from this Etsy shop. I originally saw this scarf on the adorable Lex on Erin’s blog and she was nice enough to share where they got it. I am obsessed with anything gray and chevron.

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My desktop computer is quite old and has been non-compliant lately. After much thought and research I am super excited to order one of these! I have been deciding between the Pro and the Air and I have decided to go with the Pro.

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We are thinking Spring around here and getting Elin some new kicks. She has these  new Under Armours and has been enjoying them.

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Elin is starting to get very helpful. She closes doors, helps pick up things, and she loves to “vacuum”. She looks so cute pushing her little vacuum around.
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 link up hosted by: The Good LifeA. Liz AdventuresCarolina Charm, & Hello! Happiness.

 

#Team Teddy

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This Five for Friday is all about bringing awareness to the adorable Teddy Fish and Menkes Syndrome.   There is a movement of supporters, bloggers, celebrities and athletes who are making  Team Teddy signs and posting them on social media. If you would like to read more about Teddy’s story please check out his CaringBridge page. I would like to do this Five for Friday on five staggering facts about Menkes Syndrome.

I am super excited to be participating in another link up hosted by: The Good LifeA. Liz AdventuresCarolina Charm, & Hello! Happiness.

 

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Menkes is a rare genetic disease that is commonly overlooked by the medical community because the signs and symptoms at birth and in early infancy are subtle and often confused with other diseases. Early treatment of symptoms is crucial for these children to maintain a sense of normalcy during their infancy and early childhood.

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Menkes syndrome is caused by a defect in the ATP7A gene and that makes it hard for the body to distribute copper in food from the intestines into the bloodstream for use in other areas. As a result, the brain and other parts of the body do not get enough copper.

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Symptoms of Menkes can include, but are not limited to:

  • sparse, kinky hair
  • poor weight gain
  • sagging facial features
  • poor muscle tone
  • seizures

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The incidence of Menkes syndrome  is estimated to be 1 in 100,000 newborns. Children with Menkes syndrome typically begin to develop symptoms during infancy and often do not live past age three.

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As of today, there is still no cure. Awareness is the first step.

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Linking up with The Good Life Blog A. Liz Adventures Carolina Charm and Hello! Happiness

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Here are some additional outtakes.

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FIVE on Friday

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Happy Friday! I am super excited to be participating in another cool link up hosted by: The Good LifeA. Liz AdventuresCarolina Charm, & Hello! Happiness.


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I was so excited to come across these super adorable chevron mini Chinese take out containers in the Valentine’s section at JoAnne fabrics. I thought they would be great for Elin to fill with goodies.

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 Elin had a blast filling the containers up with chocolates for family and friends for Valentine’s Day. Impressively, she even understood when I told her to give each container a mixture of different candies. It’s exciting to get her involved in holiday activity.

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 We had a snow day on Wednesday where I was able to work from home and it was so wonderful getting to spend some extra time at home with Elin. My commute time alone adds at least an hour and a half to my time away from Elin.

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It is hard to get Elin and the dogs (Angel and Fifi) to sit in one place together. I have very few pictures of them in the same frame looking at me. One of them is always a blur on the screen because they all move so fast! I was thrilled to capture this image of them together. Elin thought it was hilarious that that the dogs were sitting in her chair.

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 I have been blogging for 2 weeks and I have been enjoying it so much and I think this will be a great hobby for me. I am excited to see how this blog grows.