Monthly Photos

Something that I am so glad I did was take a picture of Elin on the 16th of every month for a year. I always took it in her same chair with the same few hair accessories with a monthly sticker. I know that many people do this and it’s nothing original but I am so glad I did it to look back and see how different she looked each month.

Recently I was going through pictures on my computer and I showed Elin some of the photos from each of these sessions and her face just lit up. She smiled and giggled at all the photos and shouted “Hi” at some of them.  It was fun to see the recognition on her face that the pictures were of her and how much she has changed. I have not started the daunting task of making her photo books from her first year, but I know she will love looking at all of them. I know I do!

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Tea Party

Elin has a new favorite and it’s playing tea time.

Elin Tea Time

We have a tea set upstairs and a different set downstairs and she can’t get enough of playing with them. I had bought this fabric tea set when she was just an infant, thinking that it was a nice starter set since it’s soft and plush. To be completely honest, I sort of forgot about it and it was on the back of a shelf in her play room. I got it out and was amazed that she seemed to know how to play with it. She immediately started drinking from the cups and pretending to eat the cakes.  I was shocked because we hadn’t played with a kitchen set yet or play food. I’ve had a kitchen set bought that I intended to give her for Christmas that is sitting in our basement. I think we will give it to her for her second birthday. I personally wanted to wait until she was old enough to know what a play kitchen was about and to be excited to get one.

Elin Tea Time

Elin Tea Time

It’s amazing for me to watch her play with the set because I assumed she didn’t know what do to with a play set like that. I tend to underestimate what she can do and what she knows because I still see her very much as a baby and I think I do this because I try not to rush her growing up. I like to savor each stage and it’s such a mixture of happiness and a little bit of sadness to see her doing and learning new things.

Right now, tea time at her little table is one of her new favorites.

Elin Tea Time

 

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Elin and her Babies

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Elin has always loved small babies and smaller stuffed animals, but her two current favorites are Boo dog and ducky. She also has several rubber ducks that she loves as well. I believe her two favorite words are dog and duck as well. She usually has one or the other in her hands. It amazes me how many things she can do and play with and still keep a hold of Boo and ducky as well.

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She has started showing them a lot more love by giving them kisses and hugs all the time.  Her face just lights up when she is playing in a room and she spots them.  She has many other dolls and stuffed animals but these are definitely the current favorites right now.

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