May the fourth be with you

In honor of today Ben dressed Elliot in a Star Wars shirt this morning, but as you can see by the below that didn’t last very long. We decided to spend the beautiful morning planting in our garden, which of course led to Elliot getting filthy = removal of said shirt. But so much fun was had!





9 months old

Dear Elliot,

I’m a day late, but I’ve been sick for the last few days and this month has been busy!

I hate to start this letter off with bad news, but your Great Uncle Dietmar passed away the Monday before Thanksgiving. He was my Uncle (Vweko in Ukrainian) and Godfather, and a great, hard-working man. He will be missed by many. I flew to Berlin, Germany with Babcha and Teta Lida to be with the rest of our family for his funeral. It was a sad trip, but it was so nice to spend time with everyone. I wish you could have met him, but one day I’ll tell you all about him and hopefully after that you’ll feel like you have.

Now on to some happy news! You have a new cousin from Aunt Charity and Uncle Chris! He was born on Thursday night and his name is Cody. We met him today and he’s so little and so precious. It’s hard to believe you were that small only 9 months ago. He’s your cousin closest in age, and I hope you will be great friends!

As for milestones, something very exciting happened this month… you said Mama! And now you just won’t stop saying it. That’s okay because it’s music to my ears! Daddy and I are trying to teach you to say Dada now, but no luck so far. I know you’ll just blurt it out one day and it’ll make Daddy SO happy.

You’re not walking yet, but you’re getting really close. Though, if it were up to me I’d have you wait at least another 3 months. I’m not ready for a walker yet. I can’t barely keep up with a crawler! I’ll be so proud when you take your first steps though, regardless of when it happens.

Until next time…



Elliot’s Nursery

Here’s where our little man lays his head.

I’m not into nursery themes, so we decided to keep his room modern with accents of things both Ben and I like, and hope Elliot likes one day too (i.e. Star Wars, robots, owls, planes). It’s still a work in progress, as I want to add a few more things to the walls, but I’m really happy with the way it’s turned out (especially given the small size of the room).