I have seen/read/heard several times that giving a child a toothpick to eat their food with will often encourage them to eat more or eat something that they don't normally eat. Today I decided to try it because Ellington has been more and more reluctant to eat her fruit. Strawberries were the main thing I was going to see if it would work with and it did!!! Ellington hasn't been eating them recently and today she ate a TON because she liked the way that she got to eat them! So, in my book the trick definitely works!
Around Christmas I found a cute pillow case that matches Ellington's room at Pottery Barn Outlet. She still sleeps in her crib, but I thought it would be good to add a pillow to the mix. I finally bought the pillow today and she is currently taking her first nap with it. She was super excited about it!
We haven't met with our small group since the first weekend in December when we had our Christmas party. Tonight we are meeting again and we're so excited! It seems like it's been forever. It's fun to have something to look forward to when you're doing the two year old thing all day. :)