Friday, April 23, 2010

8 months

Yep...this is how I look about 90% of the time! My nickname: "Smiley"
This child is almost ALWAYS smiling! It melts our hearts! How can you not smile back to that!

You're not crawling just yet! You move ALL over the room, so it's not safe to leave you very many places! You pull up on things, which make Mommy sooo nervous!

Your brother still "woves" you will all his heart, but he's starting to question why you don't want "baby" toys and want his tractors and firetrucks. He'll have to learn quickly that we will share in this house!
Happy 8 months Cole! We love you and that smile so much!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

my buddy

I love him! With Aaron's work schedule, Eli has become my little buddy!
We spend lots of time together and get to talk a lot.
I love it! It's so nice that he is old enough to have conversations with and we have some very interesting conversations!!
I love you Eli!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

can't wait!

My parents bought this:

We can't wait to spend more time out at the lake and relax! It was so nice last night. Eli loved it and Cole is happy any time he's outside!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


I love it! I love that it is spring time. We have been outside everyday enjoying it. I could do without so much wind, but I'm still loving it! Both boys LOVE being outside. In fact I often have to rag Eli in kicking and screaming (we are working on that though!) I can't wait for the summer to spend it with my 2 boys! They are so much fun!

Monday, April 12, 2010


Nikki came over tonight so we could spend time with her and Josiah. Eli and Cole get to see Josiah all day, but I enjoyed the company since Aaron was working! I didn't take any pictures while Cole was awake (mainly b/c we were outside right up to his bedtime!) So here are some pictures of Eli and his cousin Josiah.

Oh...and here are just a few of the adorable things Eli has to say about him!
"He's so cute!" "Awww, I love him so much!" "He's looking at me!" "Awww, I love you baby Josiah!"


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Birthday and Easter

So on Sunday, Eli got to celebrate his 3rd birthday AND Easter! It was a crazy day, but we tried to make it special for Eli. I think we were successful! We got lots of "I love you Mama/Daddy!" I can't believe that Eli is three. He is so special to us and we love him so much. Eli makes us laugh daily! He has become my little "buddy" when Aaron is working. It's nice to have someone in the house to talk to!
So, here's our day!

We got Eli a bike...he does GREAT on it! He did fall already, but it was so windy! He has a pretty nice "ouchy" on his knee!

Since it was Easter, we had an Easter Egg Hunt at Eli's birthday party! I think they had fun!

Then cake...the football didn't turn out exactly how I had planned, but Eli loved it!

Look at this face!!! (I had taken about 4 pictures of him before this one. I'm sure he's thinking, "Come on Aunt Shannon, enough already!!") He'll get used to it!

Eli was so excited that Josiah made it to his party! His first appearance of many.

We had a good day! It was nice to celebrate Eli's life and what he means to us.

Happy Birthday my precious "big" boy!

Mommy and Daddy love you so much.

Monday, April 5, 2010


Eli is 3!! I can't believe it. He seems so big and so NOT a baby anymore! It amazes me to think he started out at only 6lbs. 8oz! When we left the hospital he was down to 5lbs. 13 oz. He has grown into such a healthy boy! We love him so much!
Here are some of my favorites of his 3 year pictures. I will have more of his party later!I LOVE that smile! It melts my heart. Especially when it's followed by, "I love you mama!"
Happy Birthday Eli!
April 4, 2007