Eleanor’s Favorite Toys

Eleanor (9 months) is pretty easily entertained by any new object that she encounters, but often she quickly seems to tire of them.  I have compiled a list of items that seem to be her go-to favorites (at least for the last few months): 1) Käthe Kruz Rainbow Baby Grabbing Ring Doll This is actually a hand-me-down from Eleanor’s cousin, and it has proven to be a great toy for …continue…

Sweet Moments

It’s past 1am and I just got back into bed from Eleanor’s room. She started crying, and I went to tend to her. Now, we don’t ways rush to her rescue, but a busy schedule lately and a last minute trip home for Brandon (family emergency, everything is thankfully fine now) has left E a little out-of-sorts lately. Anyway, back to my story. I went in the nursery, picked her …continue…

Our Travels, Part II

Next up I’d like to tackle the airplane and how we dealt with that.  I’ll start out by saying our return flight was much more pleasant/successful than our trip out to Chicago. First off, on our way to Chicago we had to leave for the airport right during Eleanor’s morning nap which mean no morning nap.  We were mid-flight when her afternoon nap was supposed to begin.  This meant we …continue…

Our Travels, Part I

(yes those are my knees, yes I’m wearing pants/shorts, and she was actually a lot happier than she looks here) Alright, so I posted before we left that I was stressed out over what to bring/what not to bring, etc. for our first extended trip with Eleanor.  I’m here to report back on what we brought and how it worked out (despite Brandon’s best efforts at reminding me, I didn’t …continue…