Yesterday was such a fun day because Eli and I got to go on a play date with Catherine and Makayla! We went downtown to the park when I got off work because Cat had the day off for Fair Day! She now teaches at a different school but we used to work together and I miss her! :)
Her daughter is almost a year and a half and is like a perfect little pixie! She's so tiny and beautiful and just toddles around everywhere! Eli did his thing and sat there on the blanket and chewed on all of her cute pink toys!
We had so much fun, especially when Makayla decided to drink my tea and focus on the lemon and pretend that she had a camera/cell phone! beyond adorable...
I'm so excited about today because Eli is going to have some pictures taken at the pumpkin patch! He has those cute new outfits my mom got him and Jeff is so excited to take the pictures! It's going to be super fun so of course I'll share the goods once he emails them to me!
Eli has now learned to clap! It is so adorable! I don't know if you've ever seen Robbie Seay in concert but when he claps after a song he kind of sticks his arms almost straight out infront of him and does a little clap. Well, Eli claps just like that along with adding some spirit fingers in between! haha... really cute...
And since we're well into the 9 month mark he's been trying some new foods, none of which he has liked so far. But, I'm pretty persistent and I know it takes more than one time to like something new. Today was "chicken vegetable dinner" and it smelled kind of like turkey and dressing. weird, I know. well, I'm pretty sure this picture says it all.
Oh I forgot! Yesterday after the park, we came home and it was time for him to eat and take a nap. Well he had been asleep for about an hour and I heard him wake up and start fussing a bit, so I went and got him, brought him back to the living room, and he fell back asleep on my stomach on the couch for another hour. It was so sweet... and I just loved every moment of that even more because I was watching Oprah. I was watching it because it was about a mom who had accidentally left her daughter in the car all day and she ended up dying from the heat. awful. I know. But it was such a good reminder to really slow down and be present in all of life's moments.