January 28, 2007

So that's what you've been saying!

Yaya.... that's what you call your big sister Sara. I repeated to you last night and I could see the lightbulb going off.... I knew you were thinking.. "well it's about time you figured that one out" ;)


That's all I ask for.. 10%.. 10% of your energy! You jump, run, hop, bounce - you are a ball of engery, Eli. You currently have two emotions - happy or angry. You are happy when you experience something new. You are angry when you don't get what you want. Anger for you means throwing things - throwing sippy cups and your food are your top 2 favs. However, you are learning.. I don't take THAT crap. Time outs - you don't like them.

Recently Daddy and I regret selling our old video camera. I can't begin to describe the cutest thing you do without one. We ask you if it's time to go to sleep and you lay back (eyes open) and start to snore. You lay perfectly still - it's the funniest thing. When I open the van door to take you out of your car seat you pretend to be sleeping.. eyes wide open .. snoring. Then you laugh - like you tricked me. You goof :)

You still aren't talking much.... let me correct that... you say alot .. we just don't have a clue what you are saying. You use your hands a lot when talking. Are you Italian? We can tell by the different tones that you are very serious - we just don't have a clue. The words you can say are: Momma (used most of the time), Dada, apple, choo-choo, shhh (you put your figure to your lips... really cute!), on (for John) and some version of Sara. (kind of like ara.. but we aren't 100%)

You love to eat - your current obession is fruit snacks... you grunt at me and point to the cupboard. I limit you to one package a day. The cool part is you put the empty wrapper in the garbage now without being asked. Yeah! You love yogurt, pasta, cheerios, bananas, apples, mac n' cheese, rice, mashed potatoes, chicken, pancakes, brocolli, string cheese - there hasn't been too much yet that you atleast won't try.

I love you sweet boy - I love your desire for hugs and the sound effects of your wet kisses!


January 6, 2007

My little Helper!

Sweet Elijah... You will be 2 years old next month. And yes, you still use a bottle. This past week, however, you no longer use a bottle at bedtime! Yeah for you! You are doing so awesome. Mom & Dad are very proud. In another week or so we will take the night time one away too - we hope!

You are getting so big! You are now able to open the fridge by yourself. The other day you brought a yogurt for me to open for you. Too cute - you even closed the fridge door. You love to close doors. You close your bedroom door - then get upset that you can't get out. You close the door on the dryer in the laudry room. You also now bring the forks to the kitchen table to set the table. You just want to be involved with what everyone else is doing. I even let you do the dishes the other day. My kitchen floor was like a lake by the time you were done! Notice how I had to take your shirt off!
I love you!

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January 1, 2007

Merry Christmas Elijah! You had a fun Christmas morning. Nothing can be more fun then tearing paper off a box.... well.. unless you are tearing paper off your sister's boxes! You loved all your toys. May God bless in 2007! Love, Mommy Posted by Picasa