Last January a few of the Graco gals and I packed up and flew out to LA for the Boom Boom Room. To prepare for the long plane ride, I bought some magazines. Since I was going to be on a plane, sitting with nobody I knew, I decided to buy an InStyle Weddings magazine. There would have been nothing wrong with this, except, I had no plans of getting married at that time, I wasn’t even engaged. (so I was kind of reading undercover!!) Once we arrived in LA and the Boom Boom Room began, I noticed this beautiful, tall blonde in our suite – who just so happened to be on the cover of my InStyle wedding magazine!! It was German bred actress, Elisabeth Röhm and she totally blew my cover (of course I was excited to tell her that I had read her interview)! It was pretty funny- I was so excited to meet her, just a day after reading an article about her pregnancy, upcoming nuptuals to Ron Wooster and all of the plans. How cool! Elisabeth turned out to be just as beautiful on the inside as the outside.
About two weeks after the BBR, Patrick and I ended up getting engaged, and since Elisabeth has shared wedding planning advice like, “remember that less is more” AND she gave me the great idea of having my dog Rocky as the “flower dog.” How cute!!
Elisabeth was kind enough to answer a few questions for us about her new role as a mom to beautiful daughter Easton. I am very excited to introduce, Elisabeth Röhm!
What is your favorite part about being a Mom?
I have definitely reached a new level of happiness. It’s not that I wasn’t happy before, I just didn’t know I could be this happy all the time. Easton makes me happier than I could have ever imagined was even possible.
What was your latest wondrous moment with your child?
Wow- we have continuous wondrous moments with this little one. Easton has the best sense of humor and laughs A LOT. I think she is probably the happiest person I know. Her laugh is wonderful.
What is the biggest thing you have learned now that you are a Mom?
I hate to sound cliché, but I’ve learned what it means to be selfless. I feel such a sense of satisfaction in taking care of Easton. I never knew how much I would enjoy taking care of someone else all of the time. I truly feel that if something can’t get done [because I have to take care of Easton] than it just won’t get done. She comes first!
Is there a family tradition you are passing down to your child or have you started a new one with your own family?
We’ve started a new family tradition. Ron and I recently purchased a home in another country, a country that has no ties to either Ron’s or my family history. It’s a new place for us to go as a family. Easton will grow up visiting on Christmas or over summers; this will be like the backyard to her childhood. We are creating her memories.
What is your favorite children’s book?
Harold and The Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
What’s your favorite time of the day with your child?
I love nighttime with Easton. Ron painted her room a beautiful lavender color, it’s extremely peaceful and quiet at night when she is sleepy and ready for me to put her down. I also LOVE when she falls asleep in my arms and wakes up in the same spot. When she wakes up and looks at me it’s like she is thinking “hey, thanks for not putting me down.” She wakes up so happy and relieved to see that she is still in my arms. It’s truly an amazing moment we share each time.
What is your favorite Graco product?
The SnugRider! The SnugRider has been very convenient for us while traveling. I can have her in her car seat on the plane and then use the stroller frame in the airport- its very easy to travel with. I also love the SnugRider because when Easton falls asleep in the car seat I can just pop her right into the stroller without waking her up – that’s key!