Monday, September 28, 2009

Eli's Party Pictures

It was a GRAND day...had the best time planning every detail! Lil' man was oblivious to it all but had a great time playing with his favorite people. Fun was had by all!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Lil' Man

I cannot believe how fast this year has flown by...definitely been the best year of my life! This sweet angel face says it all....Happy Birthday Sweet Boy! Your momma loves you with all her heart!! xoxo

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Things I love...

about my son...there are so many!

  • his infectious laugh!

  • his ability to make everything wrong in my life melt away with one look...and those eyelashes.

  • his love for his daddy.

  • the way he picks up his food and puts it is in mouth...super cute! {can't describe it}

  • how sucks on his paci when he is really tired.

  • how he immediately lights up when he sees Capt or Gigi.

  • his super cute grunting noises he makes...he will wait to see if you will do it with him and then it never stops...or either he will start laughing!

  • how happy is his 99.9% of the time...I am so blessed!

  • his snaggle tooth grin.

  • his toes...oh his toes!

  • his one auburn curl that sometimes looks like a rat tail. Oh my! ;)

  • how he lifts one leg up when he is standing up reaching for the TV or his books.

  • his love of food.

  • how happy and content he is in the morning.

  • seeing him sleeping on his side or tummy...breathing sweetly. Makes me want to crawl in the crib with him!

....and most of all...his sweet kisses...and my new favorite that he started doing yesterday...a hug!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Eli's Likes and Dislikes

This post may be boring to most...but I really just want to document it for me and for him. This week is all about him! :)

  • Taking a bath or a shower - especially if you pour water over his head or he will go under and blow bubbles

  • Being outside watching things

  • Finding airplanes or helicopters in the sky

  • His paci and blanket at nap or bed time

  • Elmo

  • When Daddy comes home from work - he is becoming such a Daddy's boy

  • Mommy's laptop or Blackberry

  • Any kind of food but I would say Goldfish, tomatoes, yogurt and cheese are his favorites right now

  • His sippy cups filled with water {no juice}

  • Drinking ice water out of our glasses

  • His new fave: taking a drink of water and gurgling or just opening his mouth and letting it all fall out. Results in a VERY wet baby!


  • Being told no - playing w/ laptop, pulling books down off shelf, playing in dog's water bowl, etc
  • Getting his pajamas on at night after his bath

  • When the food on this tray is gone - he pitches a fit - you have to be fast.
  • Driving in the car for long periods of time.

  • Wiping his face after he eats - absolutely hates it!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Party Week

This is it...the big week! Eli will be one on Sunday and we are having his first birthday party that afternoon. Since I am slightly obsessed with parties...and even more INVITATIONS!! I searched and searched for the perfect invite for lil' man's it is! {theme of party is bright multi colors with balloons, polka dots and stripes}

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Almost One...

Where has the past year gone? My lil' man is almost one...only 10 days left. I am going to try and fill the next week up with posts all about him and how incredibly awesome he is! (only a mother's love right?) :)

We are heading off to the race this weekend...with lil' man in tow! Wow, we may be crazy but we will see. We are going down tomorrow in the big ole motor home. Lee's little brother is coming up from Southern to hang out with us all weekend. My good friend, Susan, who I used to teach with is oh my it is going to be fun! I am sure I will have plenty of pictures to share. Hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!!

xoxo D