Ellie is pretty much a mess making queen (I realize this is not exactly news). Soup and smoothies are two of her favorite things–and she loves to smush them around just as much as she likes to eat them.
Whether she’s squishing it around on her tray or rubbing it on her feet (to lick later?) doesn’t really matter. She makes a huge mess. On more than one occasion this week she had to go straight from the high chair to the sink or tub and then get changed into a completely new outfit.
If there’s one thing I love about our ugly dining room set, it’s that it was free (I love you, Freecycle)! At least I don’t have to worry about this girl destroying furniture we paid good money for.
One last picture for this week (I promise I’ll be better next week!). I can’t stand how big my girl is getting. There’s something about seeing her sitting there, engrossed in a magazine (even if it’s just the Official Strawberry Shortcake magazine) that’s almost too much for me.
How did she get so big so fast?!
I also want to tell you real quick about a great project Anna at In Honor of Design and Hilary of Dean Street Society are doing in March. It’s called #EncourageBeauty and is basically a commitment to do just that–encourage beauty–in one person each day this month. Whether it’s a compliment or a note to an old friend doesn’t really matter. The point is just to encourage and uplift the people around you–and I love it!
I mean really. How often do we think something nice about someone and just keep it locked up inside our heads? Something so small and simple that really could have the potential to turn around their entire day (or week!). What if we let it out?
I think this is an amazing idea and I hope you give it a try too!