Elijah Said That.


Elijah’s vocabulary is expanding everyday and sometimes he says awesome things.  The other day he was calling me “babe” (he heard RJ call me babe) and laughing because he knew he was being a silly monkey.  I have started noting some of the good ones– so here they are:

RJ is in the bathroom shaving.   And Eli runs up to me in the family room:

Eli: “Daddy take beard off!”

We pull into the driveway at church:

Eli: “Church!  There it is, found it!”

Sees himself in the mirror:

Eli: “Wook! (look) It’s you!”

Sitting on the toilet, trying to poo:

Eli: “Daddy toot!  Daddy toot! Noooooo, Daddy work.”  Then he precedes to laugh at his own joke. RJ taught him that toots are hilarious and it is necessary to announce them and laugh. 

I am in bed sleeping one morning, Eli is right next to my face:

Eli: “What mommy doing?”


And everything is 100 times cuter when it is said in Elijah’s sweet little voice.


We Love Weekends.

We had a great weekend last weekend.  And since today is Friday and the sun is out; I’m remembering all the fun stuff we did and thinking about how this weekend can be just as fun.

First we went to the library.


He wanted to drive the bus with Emmy in it. Continue reading

Monkey Fashion.

Here is some of the cool stuff Eli has worn lately.


Boys can rock leggings too.

Cardigan: h&m.

Helvetica tee: American Apparel.

Leggings: Kickin’ Legs.  I found this super cute shop on instagram last month.  She made these custom Mickey leggings for Elijah and they turned out awesome. (check out her etsy shop here.)  I may have to buy some Minnie ones for Emaline, because I’m going to be all cheesy and make my kids match sometimes.

High tops: Converse.


Hanging out in his favorite spot…Emaline’s room.

Tee: Grey Thread by Riley Clay.  This is another sweet shop I discovered on instagram.  She makes awesome tees for grown ups too.  (check out her etsy here.)  I ordered him a 4T so he can wear it for a while.

Pants: Crazy 8.  They are a little loose on him, but I could not resist the neon green.

IMG_0438Batman wegos. 

Ever since RJ took him to the Lego movie, every Batman item he owns is now a Batman sego (lego).

Tee: Old Navy.  I bought this at the resale shop for $1.00 last summer.

Jeans: First Impressions.

Suspenders: Zulily.  These have been in his closet since he was still crawling and this is the first time he let me put them on him.  This time was purely function since his pants just fall right off his skinny butt–especially when he has underpants on.

Socks: Body Glove.


Library Day.

Tee: Zulily.  Rawr means I love you in dinosaur.  Really.

Thermal: Osh Kosh.

Jeans: Levis.

Sneakers: Converse.  $6.00 at the children’s resale shop.  I can’t resist awesome shoes for an awesome price.  Ever.


Tiny Pianist.

Hat: GapKids.  He picked this out.

Sweater: The Children’s Place.

Pants: babyGap.  And they are so cozy.  Although light colored pants like this are not the best choice for my messy monkey.

Socks: Body Glove.  We love bright colors.

Maybe I will have to start posting Emaline’s cool outfits too.  She changes more times in a day than her big bro does.

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Elijah Oscar is Two.

Last week, my baby monkey officially became a toddler.  Maybe it is because we have a tiny newborn, but Elijah seems so big now.  He is genuinely a little person and it surprises me every day the things that he says and understands.  I love Eli’s little personality; he is a real goof ball sometimes, but such a sweet boy.  Here are some cool things about Elijah Oscar as a two year old.IMG_0310

He loves books.  There are currently books scattered all over my house, because he picks one out and carries it to another room to read it.  His favorite book is “What Does the Fox Say?”   Continue reading