This has provided much entertainment for all of us.
Eli giggles every time we push the button.
Kevin... your card is in the birthday hall of fame!
|The birthday duds. |
Eli must have known something was going on as he kept hanging out
by the front door and looking out the window!
|The birthday cupcakes.|
|The birthday chair.|
This was a gift from Josh's parents... it was the perfect present-opening spot.
|The guests. (Some of them, at least)|
|The presents. (Even though we said NO presents! Rule breakers!)|
|The Birthday Boy.|
Looking so much less like a baby and more like a little boy already!
|Turkeys under construction|
Our meal was very traditional... turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole, etc. The gravy, however, is always a source of marital strife in the Lauer house. You see, I am a 'au jus' kind of girl where Josh is an 'add a little flour' kind of guy. Fortunately, we had enough drippings to go around so major calamity was avoided. Josh got back in touch with his chemistry roots as he worked magic with the gravy.
|Eli and Coach Green|
|Cheerios make everything better, even being stranded in Detroit.|
|Grandpa (aka toll booth operator)|
|The word 'cute' just doesn't suffice.|
On Halloween, we headed to the Lansing Zoo to watch the animals play with pumpkins. The crowd around the lions was pretty big so we wandered over by the baboons to wait it out. Eli got right up next to the glass and said hello.... and ended up evoking quite a response from the male baboon in the enclosure. Wish I'd thought to grab my flip video because it was pretty funny!