So yesterday Eli made his first actual crawl! I was dangling my sister's necklace in front of him (sorry Ams...) and instead of his usual rocking, he moved his arms forward one at a time. I was like WES! WATCH THIS! I THINK HE'S ABOUT TO CRAWL! And sure enough, he moves one leg forward and on the next try he moves the other one, and on the next try he crawled! Of course immediately I start crying and his entire life flashed before my eyes! I was so blessed to be present in that moment and I just could not believe how proud I was of him! He's now crawling about maybe a foot or two, not all around the room yet, and I am so excited! We do have a video, but it's on Wes' computer so I'll have to get him to email it to me this weekend while he's gone! To my facebook friends, it's on my facebook now. :)
I have a new thing to put in his baby book now! Along with this patch of hair I cut off the side of his head...haha... for some reason it was super long and it would not lay down, so off it went!
My first week of school was fantastic and all of my students seem truly wonderful! No school Monday and who doesn't love a short week?
We also celebrated Jeff's birthday this past Monday evening. I absolutely love birthdays and I'm always sad when I can't throw a party for every single person I know! We all had a really fun time eating and laughing, mainly at Jeff. The grand finale was when Jeff stuck an entire piece of his leftover lemon peppered chicken into his mouth. Sick.
I was going to go with the band this weekend to their concerts but decided against it after I saw their schedule. There wasn't a lot of downtime and sometimes it's more frustrating to be around a lot of people who are busy and can't help me than to be here at the house alone with Eli. It's weird, but it's true. But Jeff was dying to see Eli crawl so this morning I followed Wes up to the church and let Eli show off his new skills. gosh I love Napoleon Dynamite.
Jeff had a surprise for Eli, which was an adorable new hat and the cutest dang shirt I have EVER seen! They were Eli's reward for crawling... haha...
Look at the back of this shirt! Isn't is SO cute?!
My pastor from Levelland and his wife are coming down this weekend because I believe they are moving to the area, so I'm so excited to see them. I LOVE West Texas and miss it so much it actually hurts sometimes.
I hate to end with such a mind blowing horrifically awful piece, but if you happened to catch Dateline last night, you know what I'm talking about. The pictures on the site don't do this story justice, you'll have to watch the videos on there if you missed it. Wes and sat on the couch and just cried for what is happening there. In reading the message boards after the show, there were a few comments here and there about how we should focus on the horrors of our country and take care of our own. And while I certainly agree with that, it is impossible for me to think that just because we have problems of our own in America that we should turn a blind eye to the horrors of the rest of the world. I'm not talking politics here. I'm talking about literally just treating people humanely at the least. I hope this story never goes away from my mind and that it propels me to action because this type of thing should not be happening.