Friday, April 30, 2010

Conversations with Eli...

Elias and Addie last they both look so different and grown up!Kiss from of my many girlfriends!Easter egg hunt at nana and grandpa's!Painting together!My little artist!Minnows...oh, the deep love of minnows!!Matching hats with Avery!First ice-fishing experience!Although I've enjoyed not having internet at home for many reasons, I have missed being able to share the life of our little guy...our 2 year old who has grown....oh so much...oh so fast! I've been writing things down to share and let me tell you my friends, there is so much to share! Here are just a few of the many new milestones of our little boy! (but he will tell you he is a "big boy" now)

One of the huge changes has been that we can now have full on conversations with Eli...conversations that make sense! It is so sweet how he expresses himself...asks questions...and makes comments!

While driving in the car:
Eli: "I see horses mama!"
Mom: "Do you see the horses?"
Eli: "I saw a whole bunch of horses mama!"

While playing with Addie(also 2 years old) in our little play kitchen:
Eli: "What are you doing Addie?"
Addie: "I'm doing the dishes Eli."
Eli: "You doing the dishes?"
Addie: "Yes, I'm doing the dishes."

While having a movement (which is a big event):
Eli: "pooping mama....pooping mama...POOPING MAMA!"
Mom: "Mama will hold you."
Eli: "Oh my gosh!" "Oh my gosh!"

Questions, comments, and concerns from Eli:
"You want to play basketball mama?"
"Let's go to Fairbault and get minnows dada!"
"Eli needs a snack."
"Can I have some please?"
A few months ago, Elias started singing....and continues to sing a ton! He sings many songs, like "twinkle, twinkle", "jingle bells", "old mcdonald", many songs from music class...and the list goes on. But I will never forget the day (about 2 months ago) that he sang the ABC's from beginning to end. I cried!
This spring we've continued our ECFE class "toddling toddlers" and we've joined an art class in St. Paul called "Art with Ellen"...he loves it! He absolutely loves going to Addies house three mornings a week...which has been such a blessing! But most of all we've enjoyed being home playing outside, going to the park and having play dates with friends!
I have to end this blog now because I'm running out of time...but I'm looking forward to sharing more as Elias continues to grow. It is my goal to share more often! And, we LOVE reading updates from you all!


Anne said...

hey angie! It's so fun to hear what's going on with you guys! I think of you often!

Anne, Leighton and Lilly said...

it was so fun to play together in the park this week! and Eli walking up the big slide and then sliding down again, all by himself!