Thursday, December 15, 2011

Eli and the Big Truck

A typical conversation with Eli these days is about one of the following things:  trains (choo-choos), back hoes (dig-digs), or big trucks (beh chruck).

So you can only imagine his joy and delight when his Pappy drove his rig to Athens for Thanksgiving and let Eli sit in the driver seat.


He was, simply put, over the moon.


Pappy even showed Eli how to honk the hydraulic horn!

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My big boy doesn't look so big when he is behind the wheel of this big truck!



Such fun!  Thanks, Pappy!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Thanksgiving in Pictures

Josh's family joined us in Georgia for Thanksgiving.

Which also meant that we got to meet our nephew, Jack, for the first time.
Which also meant that Eli had a new source of entertainment for the week!

Eli got to help his Grammy roll out the dough for the pumpkin pie crusts! (Pretty sure more flour ended up on him then on the counter!)


Thanksgiving place cards...


Sweet Jack...


Chris and Eddie loved the chance to hang out with their grandsons!


With family in town, we decided to celebrate Eli's birthday a little early... stay tuned for pics of Eli riding his cool new balance bike!


Jack couldn't keep his eyes off Eli the whole week... you could just see his wheels churning as he tried to figure out how he could keep up with his cousin!


Proud grandparents!


Friday, December 2, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday, Eli!

I don't know how it happened.

I blinked and my chunky little baby turned into a energetic and joyful toddler.

Who turned TWO today.  TWO!

He doesn't really know what all the hubbub is about, just that he has gotten some extra treats and a huge Lightning McQueen balloon.


He was not really in the mood to take a picture in the chair this morning.  So I am lucky I got a usable shot!  Most of the rest looked like this:

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Happy Birthday, Eli.  We love you to the moon and back.