Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pre-Thanksgiving Jitters

This is Eli's first Thanksgiving and he is so excited. While Alex was preparing the turkey today, Eli was sitting next to him in the kitchen and he was so excited!!!!

Eli also learned how to play the guitar with his dad this week and he was so excited! We love him!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

6 Months and Growing

Eli grew up all of the sudden. I am not sure who exactly gave him permission but it definitely was not either of us. He is a whole whopping 6 months old now. Can you believe that? Neither can I! We love him more than anything in the world and LOVE seeing him grow. He is such a mellow kid with such a BIG personality. WE LOVE IT! And now I have tons of pictures of Eli! YAY!

Eli has a new talent. If he has socks on his feet, like he does most of the time, he bring his foot up to his mouth, rips off his sock and will chew on it forever. I don't know why he likes it but he does. And if there is no sock, then he will go to the next best thing.

Yes he has learned to stick his foot in this mouth! Classic baby move that I thought my child would not get but he has this talent! Yay Eli!!!! Hey at least it keeps him entertained.

Now if you know Eli, you know that he LOVES his binkie. When Alex's family came to visit a couple of week ago, he got a new binkie and it is his favorite!

This is the funniest thing that I have ever seen! He loves it and will definitely love the pictures when he is older.

Eli also has a friend that he plays with basically every day. Her name is Lea and she is the cutest! We love her and so does Eli. Lea is the first girl he has held hands with and I have proof! They are so much fun together. Lea is such a good friend and always tries to help Eli out when he is crying. She shares all of her toys and her food with Eli. We are sad to see them move away at the end of the year.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Our Chatty Baby

Eli has become super chatty lately and he cracks us up. The shapes that his lips make are hilarious and I thought I would just share this short video of his talking. It brightened up my day and I hope it brightens yours! Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

All Over the Place

Life has been super crazy lately. Since we are both in school this semester, we are always running between home and school to make sure that we get all of our assignments done and to finish tests. We know it will be worth it in the end but it is just crazy! Eli has been such a trooper through everything. He is still a pretty low key kid but is growing up too fast. He loves going to the library with me to study because there are so many people there and he can just chat with all of them. He makes new friends everyday. Alex will be graduating in April and I will be graduating in July so hopefully things will start to slow down but I doubt it.

My family has recently moved to Washington and so we will not be going to Colorado for Christmas and am not sure when we will make it back over there. It is really sad because that is basically where I grew up and spent most of my life so far. But they are on to bigger and better things and will have the greatest time in Washington. So we will be spending our Christmas season in Las Vegas and we could not be more excited to have a Christmas without snow. We love the snow, but we do not like that we cannot travel in the snow here in Rexburg. When it snows here, you are trapped in your house for days.

Well that is about all of the update that I have for now. Life is crazy but we are loving every minute of it. Every moment in our life is a new adventure and we love being able to live it! Now here are a ton of pictures and movies. I still cannot believe how big Eli is getting. Well he is big to me but still in the 1st percentile for his weight. Still small, but such a big personality! LOVE HIM!

My big boy can hold his bottle all by himself now

We made zucchini fries. They were DELICIOUS!

I love his smiles. And he loves his sock monkey.

I came home and I asked Alex where Eli was. He said that I had to find him. So I looked everywhere and I said Alex this is n't funny anymore. All of the sudden I here this banging where we have the pyrex stuff. Yes Eli was just hanging out in there as quiet as could be. These two are going to get into so much trouble one day. 

hahaha he looks so old and so terrified that he was found!

My sweet child!

Alex was playing his chanter for Eli and he fell asleep. Don't know one person who sleeps through that. 

He loves his daddy!

Eli was getting sick of oatmeal and rice cereal so we decided to try baby food. He loves bananas. But we will wait again until he is really 6 months old

A messy experience but so much more fun

His first Halloween! Such a cute kid!

He loves the camera. He just wants to play with it all the time!

Love his hat and love that he will never let go of his toys!

Just love his face and his little cheeks!