Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Ellia's First Birthday Wish List

All things birthday are definitely on my mind and I really can't believe I'm already putting this list together!  Ellie took out one of her newborn pairs of jammies about a month ago when we were packing away more of her smaller things and I still haven't put them pack in the storage bins yet.  She was carrying them around the house last night when I was trying to wrestle her into her 6-12 month jammies that look to be about twelve times the size of those teeny tiny newborn ones.  I can't believe she was ever that small!  I'm sure I will cry about a million times over the next month just thinking about Ellie's birthday - all the feels!!  Needless to say, we've been doing a little brainstorming over here for first birthday gifts for our little lady, so I thought I'd share what we've come up with so far.

The pig and the slide are really going to be her two gifts that she's actually going to be excited about (I think so at least).  I had dreams of putting that pig under our Christmas tree, but really think she'll be into it now.  She climbs everything and will stand up in her little rocking chair with her hands on the back and rock back and forth... this just seems to be a little more safe.  Hopefully.  I picked this slide because it can fold up for storage purposes.  I'm going to sound like a snob when I say that I really don't want an entire yard full of baby toys, so I wanted to be sure we picked ones that Ellie will actually enjoy and won't just clutter everything for no reason.  It gets great reviews and seems like it'll be something she can use inside and out which is always nice.  The rest of the stuff we'll get her are really just things we would probably buy for her anyways, but I'm using her birthday as an excuse to wrap them up!  The sprinkler is so cute and I'm 500% sure she will love it come summertime.  Ellie loves any kind of water, especially running water, and I like that this one looks like it won't wipe her out completely if she takes a nosedive onto it while trying to take a sip... because I'm also 500% sure that will happen.  We'll also grab some sidewalk chalk that she'll probably just try to eat (at first anyway), but I can't wait to doodle up a storm and have messages waiting for daddy in the driveway when he comes home from work!  We have catnip scented bubbles that I bought my cats a couple years ago (hey, crazy cat lady) and I was just showing them to Ells the other day - she thought they were hilarious so I'm sure bubbles will be a hit.  Some new jammies + more likely than not some hair accessories will also make the cut.

We really don't want to go to overboard since she still doesn't care a ton about her gifts, but wanted to get a few things that she can play with outdoors.  The nice weather is coming and I'm sure we'll be out there quite a bit!  She already has a kiddie pool and a little tricycle contraption that she can use outside too.  I can hardly wait to see her on that piggy rocker!  If I don't run out of time before her birthday, I want to make a floral crown for it to wear... because Ellie totally cares about things like that, you know? ;) 

Here's a little throwback to Ellia in her pool last Summer!  I am so excited to see what she thinks of it this year and really get to play with her outside this year. :)

Do you have any gifting recommendations for a one year old?  This is my preliminary list and I haven't committed to actually buying anything just yet, so I'd love to hear if there's anything you recommend! :)


  1. The slide will be a hit! My niece and nephew LOVE their slide. And that sprinkler is adorable!!! Can't wait for summer weather

  2. I can't wait for summer either! Isn't that sprinkler the cutest?! I can't wait to use it. I'm sure I'll be running through it too lol :)

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