Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Eli!

Has it really been a year already? At exactly this time one year ago we were in the hospital anxiously awaiting your arrival. It seems like yesterday...

One year ago I couldn't imagine what life would be like with you. Now I can't imagine what life would be like without you. You are such a joy and blessing in our lives and it's so exciting to watch you grow and learn new things every day. I do wish that I could freeze certain moments and keep them forever. I feel like our lives have been going in warp speed since you were born and I know that you're going to grow up way too fast!

I'm amazed that it's possible that in 365 short days you went from being this teeny tiny 2 pound baby:

To this active, rambunctious big boy!

And who would've thought that this is how your mommy would look on your first birthday?

Not me.


So what are you up to these days?


The most exciting news is that you've taken your first steps by yourself! You officially took your first steps last Thursday (May 7th) and had a few more over the weekend, but then decided to take a little break and started up again yesterday! You're taking about 3-4 steps at a time, so I'm sure you'll take off any day now. I would post a video showing off your new skill, but you don't seem to want to cooperate with the camera.


You're not saying too many words yet, but you seem to have "Dada" mastered. In fact, most of the time when I try to get you to say "Mama", you get a very mischievous grin on your face and say "Dada" instead. Haha. Hilarious.... :)


You've recently learned how to shake your head "no" and do it constantly. I'm not sure you know what it means yet, but it's cute. I'm sure it will remain that way until you do learn what it means and then it may lose some of it's charm.


I love you, bud. Happy Birthday!

7 comments:

Jaci Spain said...

What a sweet post! Happy Birthday Eli! You are a little charmer and our Averi just LOVES you:) Can't wait to see you walking in person...

Beth said...

So sweet! Hope Eli has a very happy birthday!

Gina said...

How sweet. Happy Birthday Eli.

Greta said...

Yea for walking :)!
And happy birthday Eli!!

Ann Marie said...

sweet boy! he just keeps getting cuter too! :)

Reese said...

I hope he had a great birthday! Treasure every moment because before you know it you will be in my shoes wondering how it came to be that your first born is entering the age of double digits and turning 10yrs old.

Leanna said...

Happy Belate birthday Eli! This was a very sweet post.