Thursday, December 31, 2009

Snow for a day

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Cute Girl

Monday, December 21, 2009

Early Christmas Present

We've been looking for a tool belt to give Eli for Christmas. Ben finally found one at the hardware store, but Eli was with him. Needless to say, Eli couldn't wait until Christmas.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Heart Update and Rice Cereal

We looked for the Big Heart in Herbie's garage and we didn't find anything. Eli kept asking where it was, and I kept saying "I don't know, you show me". After a couple of minutes going back and forth like this, Herbie proclaimed it lost. Eli seemed to accept this and said we couldn't get it since it was lost. Now he's asking for a real Bucket Truck, one that he can drive and go up in the bucket to fix lights! Well, at least I know what this is.....

Lilly tried rice cereal last week, and gaged on it. Both my kids have a sensitive gag reflex, Eli still gags on certain foods. It's a texture issue I'm sure they inherited from me, I can't eat oatmeal, cottage cheese or tapioca pudding. Maybe we'll just move on to Banannas!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 11, 2009

5 Months

Lilly had a check up today
She weighs 13 lbs 13 oz
She's 26 1/4 inches tall

This puts her in the 25th percentile for weight, up from the 10th.
She was in the 30th percentile for height, and now she's up to the 90th.
I think she'll be a tall girl!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

A Big Heart

Every time anyone asks Eli what he wants for Christmas he replies "A Big Heart"!
It sounds cute, like he just wants to love everyone, but that's not what he's talking about.

After about the 10th time he told someone this is what he wanted, I decided he was serious and started pumping him for information. Here is our conversation:

Me: Did you see this in a show?
Eli: No

Me: Is it soft like a pillow?
Eli: No it's hard like plastic.

Me: Does it open, can you put toys in it?
Eli: No it doesn't open, but it has sprinkles on it.

Me: What do you do with it?
Eli: You just push it around the house.

Me: Does it have wheels?
Eli: Of course

Me: Does it have a handle?
Eli: I sure hope so.

Me: Are you saying CART or HEART?
Eli: I'm saying heart Mom, like a shape.

Me: Where did you see this?
Eli: In Herbie's garage.

I called Ciara (Herbie's Mom) to ask her if she has something matching this description in her garage, needless to say she doesn't. Eli is going over there on Thurs. and we'll look around to see if he can show me what he's talking about.

So far the best idea was from Eli's Doctor, she thinks he dreamed it.
The worst was from the mall Santa, he gave me a dirty look as if to say "Stop prepping your kid to say something you think is cute....just let him ask for a dump truck". There wasn't time to explain what Eli was talking about, so I just smiled. Believe me Santa, it would make my life easier if he would just ask for a dump truck.

As a parent I want to make all of my child's dreams come true. I thought someday he'd ask for something for Christmas we wouldn't be able to afford, I never anticipated the non-existent.

We are contemplating assembling something out of wood. But, I think even if we make something it won't match what Eli is imagining, and he'll still be disappointed. If we could only see inside his dreams, or if he had the ability to draw a picture....alas his Christmas dreams will be crushed the first year he really understands what's going on.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Biggest tower you've ever seen!

Thanks Churches for the fun blocks!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Look alike?

Lilly 1 month

Eli 1 month

Lilly 4 months

Eli 2 months