Elise 11 Months

DSC_0002Sweet Elise,

You are 11 months old and I cannot believe how fast time is going by! I am planning your 1st birthday party and it is crazy that a year ago you were still in my belly!

  • You have 9 teeth now! The  last one came through really fast!
  • You love to eat, the only thing that we have come across that you do not care for is green beans
  • You can sort of say sissy. It sounds like a snake hissing but you only do it when looking at Brielle so we think it is sissy.
  • You are clever! If we do not come and get you out of your crib AS SOON as you wake up you have figured out how to take the crib guard off so you can chew on the crib rail.
  • You and Brielle really love playing together. Especially in the tub.
  • You are cruising all over. You even stand on your own, but you are still a bit nervous to take a step.
  • You make noises like you are trying to communicate. We cannot wait to hear you start learning more words.

We love you! Thank you for adding so much joy to our family!



Elise 10 Months

Dear Elise,

Once again momma is running late on your monthly posts! We have had such a busy summer of fun that I let it slip.

You continue to be the happiest baby ever! Even while teething you are so smiley!

  • You have 8 teeth now! 4 on top and 4 on the bottom, luckily you have learned not to bit so much.
  • You are still nursing but it is definitely slowing down. I think we will quit right at one year old.
  • You are pulling yourself up and walking around the living room slowly and holding on to the furniture.
  • You do not like to be penned in the living room. You have learned that you can slide the toy box and crawl through. You look back and see if anyone noticed and if they did you do a super fast crawl to the other side of the room.
  • You say momma and dada in the right context and we love to hear it!

We love you so very much Elise!!!




Elise 9 Months









Sweet little Elise,

You are already 9 months old! Where has the time gone! You are such a happy baby and we cannot imagine our family without you!

  • You are crawling EVERYWHERE!! Momma forgot how challenging it is once a baby becomes mobile!
  • You have 8 teeth and I think the 9th one is getting ready to pop through
  • You are in 12 month clothes, but you will be in 18 month clothes in no time.
  • You are pulling yourself up on everything. Your favorite thing is sissy’s kitchen. You like to pull open the cabinets and sort of sway while standing.
  • You smile all of the time! You think it is hilarious when someone says noodles. Your smile is very toothy and it sort of looks like you are growling. Your cousin Jameson asked if you were a mean girl with a mean face, but it is just because you have so many teeth.
  • You are still a biter
  • You love to eat! I do not think we have come across one type of food you do not like!
  • You are starting to play with your sister. You love to flop on her
  • You give big sloppy open mouthed kisses!

We love you so much little one!



Brielle’s 3rd Birthday


Brielle and her new bike

This was so long ago, but I wanted to write a little about her birthday party. She had a princess themed party complete with decorate your own tiaras and magic princess wands.

My mom helped me make a pull apart cupcake princess dress cake with high heel shoes. Brielle loved it and it was so much easier than the giant rainbow cake I made last year!

We bought her a bike for her birthday and she is getting the hang of pedaling. Although we need to get her a bigger helmet, the toddler one does not fit at all!!

We had a piñata which all of the kids loved and just had a nice relaxing party with good friends and family!


Waiting her turn to hit the piñata

Brielle's princess dress pull apart cake with high heels. Thank you Raven Mosher!!!!

Brielle’s princess dress pull apart cake with high heels. Thank you Gramma Raven!


Great Gramma Dotty meets Elise


JuJu enjoying the part

Side by Side Pictures

I am always trying to compare how much the girls look like each other, so here is a month by month comparison. They are definitely sisters. It seems like Brielle started out looking like Dan just like Elise, so maybe Elise will start to look like me eventually. 🙂




Yearly Birthday Questions-Brielle age 3

I saw this thing on Pinterest that was a list of questions to ask your child at each birthday starting at 3. So, here is what I asked Brielle and her answers. ( I know I am a little late, I have a whole backlog of posts to write!)

Brielle at her 3rd Birthday Party

Brielle at her 3rd Birthday Party

1. What is your favorite color? Green

2. What is your favorite toy? Duckies

3. What is your favorite stuffed animal? Minnie

4. What is your favorite thing to sleep with? Minnie

5. What is your favorite fruit? Banana

6. What is your favorite cereal? Bee Cereal (honey nut cheerios)

7. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Banana

8. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Banana

9. What is your favorite dessert? Hot chocolate

10. What is your favorite drink? Apple Juice

11. What do you want to eat for your birthday dinner? Cake

12. What is your favorite animal? Jep (What she calls our dog Remy)

13. What is your favorite book? Fancy Nancy: JoJos first day Jitters

14. What is your favorite song? Single Ladies by Beyonce

15. What is your favorite game? Candy Land

16. What is your favorite TV show? Team UmiZoomi

17. What is your favorite movie? Wreck It Ralph

18. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play with the Doggy

19. Who is your best friend? JuJu

20. What do you want to be when you grow up? A real rock star

Elise 6 to 8 months

I have been terrible with monthly updates sweet Elise. The months are just flying by, much to our dismay. You are growing so fast! I just cannot believe that we have had you for 8 whole months already. So, here are the things from the last 3 months that have been happening. 


Elise 6 months


Elise 7 months


Elise 8 months

  • You are getting teeth so quickly. You had 2 teeth by 3 months, 5 total by 7 months and at this point you are working on your 8th! 
  • You are very bitey! Nursing is challenging, but momma just watches for your signs of an upcoming bite. You do like to bite daddy and sissy though. 
  • You are very talkative. We think you are saying momma, you say it when you want me and when you are sad. So maybe that is your first word? 
  • You LOVE Brielle! When you are sad she can just come over to you and you smile so big. She loves to make you laugh and you laugh so easily for her. 
  • You are eating all sorts of fruits, veggies, puffs and yogurt bites. So far we have not found much that you will not eat. 
  • You are almost crawling. You get up on all fours and rock and even scoot a little. You have also started pulling yourself up to standing on your knees when holding onto the toy box. 
  • You are starting to get hair. Really blond on top and dark in the back, just like Brielle. 

We adore you Elise and we are so happy that you joined our family!!