Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Lego Maniac

Here is Eli with his General Grievous Lego set. 1085 pieces and 2 days later it was done! (this was awhile ago and it's already taken apart and built into other things)

I just love this Lego Maniac!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Effusive Eli:

This week is DARE week at school. I don't actually know if that's what they still call it but it's the week they teach kids to say no to drugs.

After only ONE day Eli is very prepared if "any one offers him alcohol or tobacco." What he will do is turn his back on the offender. He gave me a preview of this and here's how it went:

Me: Eli, have some tobacco (he keeps saying tobacco. So formal.)
Eli: *puts his arms in his shirt and turns it around. He looks very brave and proud of himself*
I'm now looking at the back of his shirt and he doesn't look like he's ready to walk away.
Me: *trying not to laugh* um that's not really what you should do. Let me show you.

I then showed him how to actually turn around and walk away. He smiled and said "oh I didn't know that's what they meant."

Ha ha I guess someone said something about "showing them the back of your shirt" or something. It was SO funny.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


I used to love U2. I mean really love them. I recently came upon a treasure in the basement. My scrapbook that I made in 9th grade. It's all about u2. It comes complete with a history of U2, lyrics, and drawings by moi!

notice the lyrics to silver and gold are written in silver and gold pen. I know, AWESOME!

I was just a little humiliated. Holy cow. I was a dork.

I still do like U2 but I save my love and obsession for things like people. And desserts ;)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Birthday Celebration-day 3

I'm supposed to do a birthday party every other year for Eli but wasn't up for it this year. Instead of a big party I took Eli and his cousins to Chuck E Cheese. Eli has been wanting to go ever since he learned "it's where a kid can be a kid mom!"

I have to say that's one of the best ideas I've ever had. Talk about stress free. The entertainment was provided and the kids were so happy and cute.

Eli was very happy with his last day of celebrations. What a great week!

Birthday Celebration-day 2

Eli was a lucky little boy this year. He got to have three days of birthday celebrations. We had all my family and some of Stewart's family (that sounds rude-they were invited but couldn't come) over for dinner and cake and of course-PRESENTS!

The chicken pot pie spells "Eli 6" and you can see that Eli got a FEW presents! We had so much fun with all our family.

Thanks everyone for coming and making Eli's birthday special. He went to bed a very happy boy.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

6 year old!

I can't believe that Eli is 6. 6 years ago at this time, I had been a mother for 30 minutes. Stewart was already in love with Eli and couldn't stop smiling. I was starving after not eating all day. I was also SO happy. I thought that Eli was so darling and he was. He had tons of hair and the nurses wanted to put a bow in it because it was so long. They also liked teasing Stewart about how usually the father has more hair than the baby.

This year we had our breakfast in bed donuts. Then after breakfast, the "mailman" aka my mom, dropped a present from Stewart off at the door.

The reason behind this is...Eli asked Stewart to get him the Lego Battle Tank. Stewart promised (what a sucker) him that he would get it for him for his birthday. I had already bought Eli's birthday gifts. So we figured it would be special for Eli to get a present mailed from him daddy. Eli was very excited and was kind enough to stop building it and thank his father when Stewart called.

We went to the aquarium and to dinner with some friends. It wasn't a really exciting day but we are having tons of family over for dinner on Sunday. So tonight, after Eli went to bed, I made his birthday cake. Tell me that's not the cutest thing ever! Well as long as you don't look too closely at the lumps under the fondant. My major mistake was using the rainbow chip frosting under the fondant. My other mistake was not really knowing how to use fondant. I've bothered my friend all week to get her trade secrets and she did give them but I still messed up a little. Oh well I'm so happy with it. I think it's darling and I think Eli will love it when he sees it in the morning.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"It's About America"

Eli learned the Pledge of Allegiance at school. When I heard it the first time I was so proud of him! It's the cutest thing I've ever heard him say! I mentioned that Daddy would be proud of him and so for the last 3 weeks he has been trying to get me to record him so we could send it to Stewart. Of course he remembers to record it when he's supposed to have been asleep for an hour already!

I think that it's so cute and sweet. I love my little boy.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Bedtime Reading

This is not a staged shot. Eli was having a snack before bed and I look over to see him reading a pamphlet about saving for College.

I hurried and snapped a photo and Eli looked at me and said, "I'm looking at these percents."

Man, he is so cute!


On Friday we went to the fair. It was SO fun. The crazy robot was pretty cool until he started serenading me. It freaked me out a little.

Grandma treated Eli to the sword. That was his favorite part. We all decided that if we had entered the fair with our "prize-winning" onion or our blackberries we totally would have WON.

Eli and I also decided that we want a pet rabbit. They were SO cute.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Building Bears

With Stewart gone, Eli has had to find another sucker to buy him things. I have stepped up to the plate. Eli got a coupon for build a bear and I told him he could choose some clothes or something. But I caved and let him get a bear. He chose the cute panda and is SO happy with it.

One of the things that I love about Eli is that he can be SUCH a boy! A little stinky, rough, crazy boy. BUT he can also be a sweet little guy who loves to cuddle and watch movies with his mommy.

Eli LOVES school and his favorite thing to say now is, "I love school. I like it much more than church." The sad thing is that I'm his teacher and he's my naughtiest child.


I've been going to school for the past 2 weeks. Eww

It's a miracle I graduated once from college. What am I doing back there?!

So now I have to figure out what I'm going to do stay in school or become a drop out?

Oh Really! For Me?!

I came home from school today to FLOWERS. I know! He's in Afghanistan and STILL remembers to send me flowers.

*sigh* I miss him. We talked today about plans for when he comes home on leave and I started getting SO excited and then realized it's 2 months away! Way to early to start getting so excited.

Remember when you were little and Christmas seemed to come SO slow! It was the anticipation. Anticipation slows time down.

But for now I'll look at my flowers and be happy.