Monday, November 10, 2008

Let me set the scene.

I put Eli in his flying skull sweater tonight for church and of course brought along my camera to take pics of his adorable self in it. side note: blogger has been kind of ticking me off today with not allowing me to post pictures! I'll have to post some more on here when it will let me! grrrr!!!! So, we're at church, he's crawling around everywhere, of course, and I'm following behind him taking pictures. Well after church, Eli is in the room saying hi to everyone and I told Jeff to have him play the piano because Eli loves music! So, I take a few pics of him doing that. We move on to the stage so Eli can play drums with Jason, stay there a while. Then everyone was coming up to congratulate us on Eli winning so I took that as a perfect opportunity to show Eli off. He has been doing SO good at walking with us holding his hands and now he's getting pretty good at walking while we are holding one of his hands. 

We sit down on the floor and Jeff is holding one of Eli's hands and Eli lets go and takes one step. I thought, oh my gosh. I think he's about to walk! Where is Wes?? So, we stop Eli from doing anything else and finally Wes comes in. We sit down again, we let Eli practice walking one more time by holding one hand and then he gets set to take some serious steps on his own. Jouleen gets my camera so she can film this beautiful moment that we all know is about to happen! We are all clapping and cheering for Eli, and now, everytime you say "yay!" Eli starts clapping, so that's where this clip begins!

Isn't that SO cool????? Of course, tears filled my eyes, we kissed him all over, and then made him do it again! By the third or fourth time he just sits down and crawls away but we were all truly amazed by his sweet, perfect, magnificent steps! Eli! We LOVE you!
I have to be truthful and tell you that half of me was so amazed and happy at that moment and the other half just wanted to cry tears of sadness! Yes yes yes... I know... he's healthy and happy and doing awesome! But I still remember those early days and miss them! But obviously life moves on and we get to go to new and wonderfully special things!

What a great night... thank you God for such an incredible son. 

9 comments:

Jennifer said...

Awwwww! That is too sweet! I love it. They do grow up so fast, but the next stage always is better than the last!

lkalivoda said...

oh amanda...that brought tears to my eyes as well...way to go eli...and how exciting to have your friends all there to experience such a huge "step"
(his sweater was precious by the way!!!)\

Penny Rodgers said...

Go, Eli! You're off and runnin'...

...with Mom chasin' behind you!

It is sad when they transition from one stage to the next, I feel your pain!

Amanda said...

Awww!
It brought tears to my eyes. It makes me a little sad to know they grow up so quickly but like you said, life moves on. :)

CC said...

Hurray!!!!!!!!!! Aren't those 1st steps the CUTEST! And he did it for the camera too. He rocks!

Lorren said...

So fun!! Congrats on the contest, too!!

The Mellberg Family said...

Yay for Eli! They grow up so fast. You'll spend a lot of time telling him to sit down and be quite now.

Jessica Turner said...

so cute!

The Milfords said...

Holy cow!! I am so excited!! I love how wobbly they are. It's so darn cute!