I have been trying to get Eli's photos taken every three months which means 18 months would have been the next set, but we were a little late so 19 months it is! It is hard to believe how fast he grows and changes. Looking at his last pictures, he looks so much more "little boy" than only a few months ago! He is up to all sorts of crazy things and continues to amaze, and entertain, us daily. His learning curve seems to be on overdrive which makes it hard to catch you up on all his new tricks, so here are just a few new things and cute stories. Not to mention a few of the fabulous photos that my friend Sandy took while chasing Eli around our backyard. Thanks Sandy!
Eli has been big on recapping lately. If he gets hurt of something happens, he wants to make sure you didn't miss any of it. A typical Eli story might go something like this...
"Mama, down...(indistinguishable babble) oweeeee...boom....mamma (more indistinguishable babble accompanied by several hand motions).
He is also starting to string multiple words together such as:
uh-oh (don't know if that's technically two words but it sound so cute)
lililililililili (this is how he says, "Kitty, kitty, kitty", but it just ends up sounding like he's rolling his tongue)
The other morning Eli and I were playing in the living room and out of the blue he says, "Dada hot". And I say, "Daddy is in the office, I don't think he's hot". This did not satisfy because he continued to say, "Dada hot". I asked him to show me and he pulls me into the kitchen and asks to be picked up. When I pick him up, he quickly points to our electric kettle and says again, "Dada hot". I then realize that he wants to make Daddy a cup of tea like we did a few days earlier, so I say, "Do you want to make Daddy some tea?" and Eli says very firmly, "tea"! So we proceeded to make Daddy a cup of tea and deliver it to him in the office. What a silly little boy we have.