Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Eli's 4th Birthday

In the blink of an eye, my little 5 pound premature baby boy has turned into a little man of 4 years old.  The older they get, the more fun their birthday's are and this little man could hardly wait for his big day to arrive this year!  We started the morning with his birthday breakfast request of birthday cake cinnamon rolls and 4 candles!  Because candles are fun!

Then it was off for a day of fun. It didn't start off to fun though as we had to drop by the social security office and take care of some business for LB and Malachi.  After 3 years of waiting for Malachi's updated social security card, we finally got  that resolved and got a number for little sister.  That was officially the LAST step for both of their adoptions so it was a productive morning! Eli hung in there through the loooong wait with the ipad! 

Finally we were off to have some fun!  Eli requested a game place for his birthday (see a theme here?) so we took him to a game place and he had the whole place to himself!  It was pretty fun!  

After playing lots and lots and lots of games, it was lunchtime.  A pizza buffet while watching some favorite cartoons seemed perfect for the birthday boy!  

And then the moment he had been waiting for!  A trip to the toy store where he was told he could pick out any lego set that he wanted!  The choices were endless and this took a bit of time and debate but he left with a set that he couldn't wait to put together! 

And last stop on the way home.  Nobody can resist a free scoop of ice cream on their special day! 

We picked up some small bundt cakes on the way home so we could have some sort of a dessert that night as a family.  Of course, we had to blow out a few more candles! I don't think he could have had a more perfect day!

Then a few days later, it was time to party!  We seem to have a bit of a lego obsession in this house at the moment!

                                      He couldn't have been more excited to be a big 4 year old!

 Happy Birthday Eli!  You are one great kid!  You're still as stubborn as ever but we deal with it. You take after your mom and dad just a wee bit!  I still think you're as sweet as sugar and definitely still a mama's boy.  The only drawback to turning 4 was that you needed 3 more shots and that was no fun for anyone.  You're now 35  pounds (41st %) and 41" tall (64%). Crossing that 40" threshold is always exciting in this house because that means you will be tall enough to do the fun rides when we take you to Disneyland later on this year!  We love our little lego man!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

6 Months

Well, after a bit of a blogging hiatus I am trying to get back caught up on the happenings.  We were super busy during the holiday's and that took awhile to recover from.  Then Peter has been working insane hours in the new year along with a really bad and scary bout of RSV hitting all the kids in the house.  Then a birthday boy and it has been a lot to just get everyone taken care of each day. But I'm going to try to get  caught up the best I can.

At the end of January this sweet little love celebrated her half year birthday.  Time has flown by since her birth.  I didn't think it was possible, but I must say she just gets more and more adorable every day! 

She's still wearing 3-6  month clothes and I think will still be in them for a bit longer.  She's drinking 8 ounce bottles and eating all sorts of baby foods. She's not a huge fan of baby food but we're working on it. She does love banana, apple, and pears.  The good stuff!  She loves music and loves listening to my not so great voice sing to her.  She's also one busy girl who is always wiggling and moving. She doesn't want to miss a thing and gets bored quickly if someone isn't entertaining her.  I could definitely classify her as our most high maintenance child. She knows what she wants and she wants it now! She's still a great sleeper though, so I'm definitely not complaining.

We love you little miss!  I can't believe you are already 6 months old. We've come so far in 6 months.  You are such a strong little girl!  We are so happy to be your mommy and daddy and look forward to all you are going to learn and do in these next 6 months. I know our days of you not moving all over the place are limited so I am savoring every minute that you are still my snuggly baby girl!