Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Eli's First Birthday

Happy Birthday Eli!
We had a nice party for Eli on Saturday,
his friends and family came to help us celebrate.
We played "Pin the tail on the Monkey" and ate good food.
Yesterday was Eli's real birthday.
We weighed and measured him:
26 lbs.
Big Baby!

Thursday, January 17, 2008


I just couldn't resist posting this picture!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


I'm not sure who thought this puzzle was a good idea. We call it the "teach your child how to break through any lock puzzle". It has a variety of real metal locks that kids usually can't open, and it gives them the opportunity to work on them until they get it right. It came in a bag of puzzles from Goodwill and of course it's Eli's favorite. He hasn't figured out how to open any of the locks yet, and I'm contemplating putting it away before he does. If he masters these six locks it will really limit our options for keeping him in a room, or out of cupboards.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Baby Mozart

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Fold your arms

Eli just learned how to fold his arms for prayer. If we start eating (even a snack) and forget to pray, he'll remind us by folding his arms and waiting. He also wants to stop about 10 times during the course of the meal to say more prayers. At first we complied and said another prayer, now we just say "Amen" and that does the trick!