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A few of our favorite things...

The little one's current favorites:



The Zo-li Bot Straw Sippy - awesome cup with a weighted straw, so she can get every last drop of milk.  :)


This Fisher-Price Doll Carriage - oh, wow.  She loooves this thing.  Although it always holds her baby, it isn't as much a stroller to her as it is her cart for stealing things around the house.  A carrier for cell phones and lost remotes.

The Best of Elmo...Eloise loves anything "Melmo" right now, so we listen to this a lot. And I happen to think he's adorable, so I don't mind.


My parents just got her this Little Tikes Water Table.  She is IN love and could play for hours and hours.  


The BOB Revolution.  I got this stroller for my birthday and could not be happier with it.  Honestly, I think I've used it every single day since then.  As you know, I've loved our stroller (it's been great), but I've been wanting to start running again without taking away time from El.  I'm able to jog/walk with her today, but it works so well as an everyday stroller, too.  Eloise seems super comfy and is always happy to go along for the ride.


Cute Stride Rite Sandals.  Okay, maybe she doesn't claim this as one of her favorite things, but these shoes have been awesome.  Half shoe, half sandal, 100% perfect for a new walker.

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