Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Eli is the Boss!

Here is a funny video of Eli, Blitz and Doggie (Eli's toy).  It is a little long but it is a  representation of their relationship.  Enjoy our boy!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

finger painting

I tried finger painting with Eli today.  It didn't go exactly as planned but he had fun running around the deck like a little jungle boy in his trash bag.  Enjoy the pics!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Seeing Santa

Saturday night we went to a Children's Christmas party through Jeff's squadron.  It was hosted at a local toy store (which is a really cute store) and they served fudge, hot chocolate, and cookies and all the kids got to play with all the toys in the store.  The squadron also made sure there was a Santa Claus as well.  We were hoping to get Eli's picture with Santa and solve our Christmas card dilemma.  This visit did not go so well.  Eli was terrified of the man in the big red suit sitting by the tree.  He cried so we took a family shot which turned out pretty good and then he seemed to be interested in Santa and would peek in room to see what he was doing.  So we decided to try letting him sit on Santa's lap again and the hilarious picture I will post definitely lets you know his reaction.  Thank goodness we didn't have to pay for the pictures!  

I hope you enjoy our pictures from this year's visit with Santa. 

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Just Catchin' Up

My halloween blog should have been posted well around Halloween but I haven't been too good about keeping the blog updated.  While it doesn't look like we've been up to much we actually have been.  My mom visited the first week in November and we took Eli to the zoo and did all kinds of fun things.  The second weekend in November I was able to get away for a few days with some friends.  We had a great weekend on Lake Sinclair, thanks to the Snow family for letting us stay in their lake house.  The weekend basically consisted of food and lots of conversation, but hey it has been about two years and 3 babies since our last girls weekend so that's a lot to catch up on.  Then, our family travelled home for Thanksgiving where we enjoyed family and lots of good food.  This was our first trip home since Eli started walking so it was fun to watch everyone's reaction to his moves.  Of course now the Christmas season is heavily upon us.  We've been shopping and partying for a few weeks now.  We put our tree up last weekend and it has been hilarious to watch Eli every time we turn on the lights...mouth wide open with a huge gasp and a lot of oohs and aahs.  He loves it!  We will be taking Eli to see Santa at a Christmas party tonight so I hope it goes well.  I'll try to post some of the pics from the party on the blog tomorrow.  Until then enjoy these new shots of our sweet boy!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween '08

Halloween has been a blast!  We have actually been celebrating for about a week. We kicked off the Halloween festivities last Saturday night when we went to the Chesnuts for a Halloween party.  The kids got to dress up, Ann planned some crafts and games for the kids, and the adults just got to hang out.  The food was yummy and the company was was wonderful as usual.  Then on Sunday, I worked a fall festival for Jeff's squadron, the VT-2 Doer Birds.  (Don't ask me what a Doer Bird is because I don't even think they know.)  Probably the highlight of the festival was the costume parade.  All the little kiddos were so cute and proud of their costumes and some of them were really creative.  I think my favorite was a little Minnie Mouse (but only because my own little one was at home napping with his daddy).  She was so cute and I thought it was a really great idea!  Finally, the week finished out with Trick or Treating and more food with our friends from church.  We did this last year when Eli was just a little peacock and it seems to be turning into our Halloween tradition.  This year Eli was a baseball player and quite a handsome one at that.  I hope you enjoy the pictures from all of our Halloween fun!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Cute pic of Eli supporting the Dawgs last Saturday.  He's wearing a jersey that some friends sent him.  (Thanks Shannon and Brian!)  I just love Eli's toothy grin! 

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fabulous Fall!

What a beautiful few weeks we have been experiencing!  Fall has always been one of my favorite signals change, the holidays, many great memories are wrapped up in fall.  We have been quite the busy little bees these last few weeks.  Eli has started attending Gymboree classes where he is learning concepts like big and small, some fun new songs and is getting to play with kids his age and a little older.  It is also nice because mommy is there and gets to talk to other mommies!  I have been attending a stay-at-home mom's bible study which has been really great.  We learn, laugh and talk. It has been really helpful to me.  We've also been enjoying the beautiful weather by going to the park, the beach, and for walks around the neighborhood with our friends.  I've added some pics of our fall activites.

Eli is doing well.  He is trying hard to talk.  He can say some words but most of the time I have no idea what is coming out of his mouth.  He is still holding on to that happy disposition (not this week but most of the time) and laughs a lot.  He is so cute to watch as he stumbles around the house laughing all the way.

Jeff has been pretty busy lately.  He has traveled to Jacksonville, FL and San Diego, CA for golf trips over the last few months.  He is finally home for a little while and although we did just fine while he was gone, we missed him and are glad he's back.