Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

Thank you for all of your "Teething" comments! I loved them! Eli is doing much better with the whole teething thing actually... I'm not sure why but it's true! yay! :)

Here's a little storybook of what we've been doing all week:

Eli and I went to church and hung out with the band and Wes during the service. Now, this was not when Eli was doing good with the whole teething thing, so we were having some fussiness, but not too bad! This particular day Eli hadn't had an afternoon nap, which usually spells emotional breakdown around 7:00 pm, and that's exactly what happened at church. He was so tired, you could tell he was hurting, and he didn't want to be around anyone anymore! I hadn't seen Meredith in forever, so she stopped by church after it was over to see Eli. While we were in the parking garage talking, she was just holding him and kind of swaying back and forth and then she said, "Is Eli asleep?" I couldn't see his face so I said, "why?" and she said, "well his head is getting really heavy on my face!" haha... and yes... as you can see... he was asleep. so precious...

Eli and I went to visit Rachel in Athens, and I was so excited because she's only like an hour and forty minutes away and I love that! We had so much fun hanging out! She cooked this amazing dinner, the kids got to "play" with each other (which consisted of Eli drooling everywhere and Ellie growling at Eli...haha...), I got to go see the house they are building, we got snow cones, and they introduced me to the Wii!! oh my gosh! That thing is SO fun! So fun that I called my dad on the way home on Tuesday and told him about it and so he went and bought one! (THANKS DAD!!) I love love love spending time with Rach (we missed you Mere!) and so it was great. Ellie is such a cutie pie and that is that sweet thing sleeping on the left! It was really fun.

Tuesday nights are graduate school nights this summer and so I needed to get ready for class. Eli was being kind of needy (how dare he. ha!) and got fussy every time I walked out of his sight! So, I became a late blooming genius and actually used that play pen that has been set up in our bedroom since way before he was born and was previously being used to throw my clothes on! terrible... I know... so here is my sweet son playing with his toys in plain sight of his mother! Isn't he just the most precious baby???

This was the day that my mom was hanging out with her best friend from high school all day and the day that my sister finally finished her summer 1 class and got to come home! My dad went to Commerce, TX to interview for a high school principals job (which he got by the way! he is now a Commerce Tiger!) and also the day that he bought our beloved Wii! Anyways, after literal hours of playing the Wii, it was time to eat. So me, my dad, Amy, and Eli loaded up and went to Christina's for some Mexican food. This is Eli sitting up in a booth all by himself! (sigh...) he's getting so big.

Eli and I went to visit Jennifer who was actually at our friend Sarah's house watching Sydney with her son Grant. Sarah is being crazy and taking 9 hours of graduate school in summer 1 and so Jen came to her rescue by playing with Sydney for a while. Those kids remind me of those beautiful California people with their blonde hair and blue eyes! They are so precious! Eli looks so proud of himself sitting like the big kids! We also did our little 4th of July celebration this night by sitting in the Wylie High School cafeteria and turning out all the lights so we could watch the Wylie fireworks. I love fireworks!!!

Friday (today):
Most of my cousins are down with my aunts and uncle and so we've had a busy day today. One of the things we did was finally buy Eli a high chair. He has refused to sit in his little Bumbo seat (or whatever those things are called), probably because his chunky little thighs barely fit in there anymore! So after about 3 days of not eating any baby food and only formula, I was feeling like a selfish mommy and made getting the high chair a priority. So here it is in all its glory :)

Tonight Eli had green beans for the first time and LOVED them! I had my camera all ready to take a picture of his face when he ate them expecting this horrid look but I got nothin'! Just an quick swallow and an open mouth for more! Gosh I love that kid!

Happy 4th of July friends!


Jennifer-Colley said...

WoW! You had a very eventful week while Wes was gone! Looks like a lot of fun! I bet that helps make the time fly. We were in Dallas last weekend, but were crazy busy with our youth kids... saw Jeff, but it was super late.. 2 am or something. We need to figure this whole meeting up thing sometime!

GloryandGrace said...

Wow, what a fun and eventful week! It really is hard to believe how big he's gotten, and it's been so fun to watch the progression through all the pictures you have posted :)

Ashley McWhorter said...

Looks like you stay busy like us?! Fun times!!!!! Glad the teething is a little better! Oh, I love the new look!!!! :)