Today Eli turned three! Yes, you've heard it before but I'm going to say it... my baby is not a baby anymore. He's at the age where that baby face is turning into the face of a little boy. Oh me. Time is fleeting and may I relish every. single. moment.
Eli is such a fun little boy. He is mischievous, a sweetie, silly and a mamma's boy all rolled into one. He keeps us on our toes and keeps us laughing!
He requested a guitar cake for his birthday and he got one! He had so much fun! He loves to play his guitar and pretend to be a rock star! He's pretty good at it!
(Robby always asks me what I let them watch during the day when Eli plays his guitar. He's a little wild!)
He enjoys playing with his big brother! And they really play so well together. He is much better at sharing and 'letting things go' than his brother. Eli does like his alone time (don't we all!?) though and sometimes just wants to play by himself. We know he needs some time alone when he starts telling us "Luke is touching me!!!"But for the most part they love being with each other.. building towers for batman, playing police man and 'bad guy', pretending to go to school.. or the museum.. or to work!
Some of Eli's recent funnies:
~ Stripping down naked after we put him to bed and running out in the hall way grinning (or falling asleep with his brother!).
~ Spinning on the Sit -N- Spin while yelling, "My getting BIZZZZYYY!!"
~ Drawing all over the walls and being very proud of it!
~ Asking, "Did you hear that toot?"
~ Drawing mustaches on his face
~ Telling me to 'pretend' in situations where he doesn't want to do what I ask. For instance, Me: "Eli, go put on your shoes." ... Eli: "Just pretend they on!!"
Some of Eli's favorites:
~ Cheese!! He eats cheese every morning!
~ Hot Dogs on the "gill"
~ Being rocked to sleep by mommy (yes, he still wants to be rocked!)
~ Playing with his little trucks in my flower pots
~ Jumping off the end table to the couch! (no we don't allow it... but there is no telling how many times he's done it!)
~ Making messes
~ Helping mommy cook
~ Washing the car with Daddy
~ Playing with the "map" (iPad)
~ Cookies from Wright's Dairy
(result of a cookie from Wright's Dairy)
What a blessing and a joy Eli is to our family! And tonight I end this day praising God for my little guy....
"Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost."