Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Dreams do come true

Eli loves "Machines at Work" by Byron Barton, we read it everyday.

Yesterday we were awakened at 7:30am by machines at work. I guess the roots of a tree across the street were damaging a water pipe. The chain sawed the tree down, and then pulled up the stump with a back hoe. They had to replace some pipe under the street as well, and they're still at it today. I wasn't so happy about all the noise going on right outside our house, but Eli is in seventh heaven. He keeps yelling and running back and forth from the window to me just to make sure I know they're still out there. He brought me his book to show me the trucks just like the ones outside, maybe I don't want them to finish. At one point they knocked on the door to ask us to flush our toilet (which is one of Eli's favorite things to do anyways) and I thought Eli was going to have a heart attack: Real construction works were at our door!
I just wish they didn't start so early.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the most fascinating thing about the construction workers. Every time they're doing anything, one guy works and the other 3 watch. At first I felt bad for the guy, but they take turns. This doesn't seem very efficient, maybe they should read Cheaper by the Dozen.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

If it ever stops raining maybe we'll leave the house!

Training him young. If we're stuck in the house I figure Eli might as well make use of himself!

Yes, we have cabin fever and can't wait for summer to start.

Eli's watching the squirrels, there's one just above his head jumping from the fence to the tree.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tongue Twisting and Potato Heads

Eli has been walking around twisting his tongue all day, I'm proud to say he got that from me! He's also learned how to put the body parts on Mr. Potato Head, some of them are quite unique.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Flu

I woke up yesterday morning and didn't feel quite right. Since then I've become progressively worse, and now I think I have the full blown flu. I'm just praying I don't give it to Eli, but he doesn't have much hope.
Ben has been great this weekend. He's taken care of Eli, made me food and picked up around the house. We're pretty much out of groceries and he offered to go to the store tomorrow before work, as he puts it "Winco has 24 hour savings"!
The only good thing about being sick is that it's an excuse to watch a lot of TV, and hang out in the La-Z-Boy. I'm sure that will get old, but for today it was a nice break (it would be better if I wasn't there because the room spins when I stand up).

I just hope I'm better by Wednesday, as we're having company.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

In the yard

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Bike Baby

This is another Goodwill Treasure. I bought it a few months ago and it's been sitting in the garage ever since. I didn't think Eli was old enough to ride it, but I underestimated him. I went into the garage to get a hammer yesterday and he followed me in. He went right over to the bike, hopped on, and started riding around the garage.
Last night I cleaned it up, sanded and repainted where some of the paint had chipped, and greased it up. When Eli got up this morning it was a good as new!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Mr. Potato Head

Eli loves to walk around with Mr. Potato Head parts in his mouth. I've been trying to get a picture of him with the teeth for awhile, and this is the best so far. Usually he just has an arm or an ear, and doesn't look so funny.