Sunday, January 15, 2012

my happy place...

We headed down to Mexico to spend the week after Christmas with Eric's family. Each time we go, I realize more and more that Rocky Point is seriously my paradise. Good food, great company, perfect weather, and a happy sand covered baby who could spend all day at the beach and pool. I sat on the beach while Eric and Harlow were running around chasing the waves and caught myself smiling. It really doesn't get any better than seeing my sweet family having the time of their lives being together.

The below picture pretty much sums up my attitude while we're there and apparently Harlow has turned into a mini me. Pina colada by her side, soaking up some rays:)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Ellie the Elf

This year marked our first annual Elf on the Shelf tradition. Our Elf's name is Ellie. She wears a skirt. She's messy and very mischievous when she choses her hiding spots. Harlow totally got into it and loved looking for Ellie the first thing in the morning when she woke up.

On the first day of Elf on the Shelf, Ellie was kind enough to make Harlow some mini chocolate chip pancakes. (She left quite the mess and didn't even clean up after herself!) Everything was mini: the plates, untensils, cups, cookware, etc. She also brought Harlow a present of Christmas p.j.s to start the Holidays off right. Harlow had me read the book to her multiple times:) It was adorable.

I'm sure I'll put more effort into it as Harlow gets older and understands it better, but for now, this was such a fun way for us to welcome the Christmas season! We all loved it!