Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Great Day...

So, I recently realized that Eli and I were in a bit of a 'rut' with how we chose to spend our time. Suddenly it dawned on me that we hadn't done any art projects together, even though he does them all the time at school. In fact, he is quite the artist! So, we decided to head to Michaels and load up on some supplies. We left complete with: washable paints, brushes, sidewalk chalk, felt, googely eyes, cotton balls, bakers clay, paper, glue, crayons, paper....and of course a toy snack. :) Additionally, while we were roaming the isles we did a little role playing, and Eli preferred to be a 'zoo keeper' over a pirate.

In honor of 9/11, it seemed only fitting to do an American flag. In the middle of 'moms prep time', Eli kept himself busy with alternative projects. Finally, after the supplies were ready, we got off and running and had a blast. Ok, ok, so I needed to do a little bit more research on 'glue for felt', but we made it work in the end....and our beautiful masterpiece is pictured below.

To unwind at the end of the day, and Eli to regain his 'man card', we chilled out to watch the first half of the Cowboys v. Jets game. Eli had to go to bed, of course, so I will have to tell him how it ended in the morning. But, just shortly before he hit the bed, we concluded our night with a little bedtime story and 'talk about I love you' via phone. Yes....I am one of the few unintelligent people that carry two phones in life. And, Eli LOVES to talk on one while I talk on the other. Most of the time he just picks up any phone he sees and puts it to his ear, but when I can take advantage of making the call to him, I do. He was sure to go over all of his animal sounds with me, tonight (my favorites are 'cat', 'spaceship', 'horse', and 'frog). All in all, we had a good day. :)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Holy...whoa, is this a blog update...?!?

Is this an actual updated blog post!?! I know, I am beside myself. Well....... that is all I got, nothing has happened since Easter.

Umm, ok...not in the slightest! Eli is doing so awesome! And, no, one needs to worry, because he is just as cute and lovable as he was a few months ago. I hate to say that I am going to keep this brief, but I almost feel like there has been so much going on, I don't know where to begin.

Updates you are interested in? Eli LOVES to dance! In fact, he is dancing right now! Any song that comes on (TV shows, radio, in a store, ect...) Eli shakes his groove thing. He loves to bounce up and down, clap his hands, and spin in circles. What else does Eli love? The IPad....Eli crack, otherwise called. Not only does he love to play with his favorite games and books on the ipad, and knows how to close out and open the applications as well. It has gotten so bad, that if he is playing a game, and he comes to a puzzle that he can not solve...he knows to push the 'home' button to close out.

Milestones? He has mastered walking, running, dancing, and climbing. Oh yes, Eli climbs on EVERYTHING. Talking? Nope, not yet. That is a big question that I get a lot, but, he is not doing a whole lot of it. That does not stop him from communicating. Eli points, uses about 10 different signs in sign language, and says a some words. In addition to that, he loves doing impressions....he two favorite are 'cat' and 'clock'. But, he also knows 'snake', 'elephant', 'seal', 'duck', 'tiger', 'train', ect. Knowing Keith and I, I don't doubt that once the flood gate of words open for Eli...there will be no stopping him.

Updates for Keith and I? Keith is still rockin' and rolling at Travelers and I started a new job. After 5 1/2 years with Samuel Adams, I left for a role in marketing at RaceTrac Petroleum. I am truly having a blast with my new role, and feel like this is what I am supposed to be doing.

So, here is some of the 'highlight Eli shots' from the last several months.