Monday, September 8, 2014

Labor Day Hike at Hanging Rock Observatory

 Clay and I were so proud of how well Eli did hiking up to the big "bird house."  This is one of our favorite day hikes and Eli rocked it!
 Looking at this picture compared to the one below it, really reviewed just how quickly Eli has grown up in less then a year.  The lower pic, was taken in the same location in November, 2013.
 Grindel, the gnarly tree face is one of our favorite places for a photo opt. 
 Enjoying a snack inside the Bird House.
 On the way back we stopped at little spot called the Interior Whistle Stop on Big Stony Creek Rd. 

 Here are a few pics taken earlier in the summer.  Eli became a master corn shucker this year.  He has really enjoyed a lot of the edibles that we grow in the yard.  His favorite is probably blue berries (blue babies), but he also likes the asparagus, sugar snap peas, beets, okra, and corn.  I'm sad that he hasn't taken to eating tomatoes, because we have an ample supply and the cherry tomatoes could really keep him busy while I worked.  He does like to eat his dad's homemade pizza with pesto sauce that is made from the basil in our garden.  We're pretty excited about all of the foods he is willing to try!


 One of his favorite activities is surprising us with his dress up creations.  We're thinking Halloween will be a big event for him this year!

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Easter 2013

 It took awhile for Eli to warm up to the big stuffed Easter Bunny.  Way back when, I won this giant cotton tail from River Way convenient store.  At the time I imagine I felt like someone winning the lottery.
 "My future's so bright, I gotta wear shades!"
 We have VERY few family pics.  Eli's saw this hat in the store and started calling it "Farmer Brown Hat."  I'm sure he picked it up from one of his books, but it worked to convince me to splurge for Easter.
 Love this boy.  He just got his hair cut.  I always miss his long hair that borders on shaggy, but it grows so fast, we'll be back to this length again soon:)

Friday, March 29, 2013

Catching up on the blog!

 Eli's first playtime with crayons.  These were a gift from Katie and Ian.  He started by emptying the crayons out of the container and using it as a noise maker or a pretend cup.   He did a little tasting and broke a few.  He finally discovered the colorful explosion he could make.



Spending time with cousins Daniel and Rachel!


 Special picture from Christmas Eve 2013.  Grandma with her great grandchildren from Indiana.
  Christmas morning - "Riiibit!"
 Snow suits can turn active two year olds into a grumpy slow moving turtle!

 Now this is how we have fun in the snow!!
 Snowman Nose Kisses
 I'm turning 2