Friday, April 24, 2015

Lotto Balls!

One of Eliel's favorite parts of the day is watching lotto.  There is a commercial that always comes on before the lottery drawing and when he hears it, he can't get out of his seat fast enough.  He actually used to cry when lotto was over but now he just says 'all done' thankfully.  Sometimes he calls out the colors of the balls, other times he just yells 'balls!'  It's pretty funny to watch (at least from my perspective.)  Here's what our lunchtime interruption looks like:

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fun weekend

We had a wonderful, fun weekend doing nothing special but getting lots done! :)

One of Eliel's favorite things was 'waking up' the bug.  He's been asking for a few weeks when the bug was ready to wake up.  The bug had been having a few problems before we put it away for the winter so Adam wasn't even sure it was going to start up (which is why we had been waiting).  Luckily (and surprisingly!) the bug started right up and Eliel was elated.  Daddy took him for a quick ride around the block  Eliel was all smiles upon returning.  He keeps asking me to drive the bug but I keep trying to explain that only Daddy does! :)







Sunday morning we spent the entire morning at the park.  It had been supposed to rain all day but it turned out to be warm and sunny.  Eliel loves to go on the swings at the park so Daddy obliged him and gave him lots of underdogs.  As you can see in the video, Eliel's having lots of fun!


Sometimes, when Daddy pushes Eliel really high, it makes Mommy's heart jump.  Makes me think of this picture that's always circulating around the internet... :)

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Eliel's Excited

Eliel is excited because...










He's going to be a Big COUSIN! :)
Baby Block due to arrive October 20, 2015!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Book Worm

I just had to share these two sweet pictures with you.  Being a teacher, I love it when kids love to read.  But when my own two year chooses to 'read' an actual book instead of playing with an interactive book on the tablet, I'm over the moon!  For the last two weeks or so, when I take a shower in the morning, Eliel runs to his room, grabs a few books and sits in the bathroom and 'reads'.  I came out of the shower this morning to find this:



I can't tell you how amazing it is to see him doing this.  I spent years at school trying to turn my kids on to reading and apparently, I have succeeded with my own kid! :)  It makes me so happy!  He likes to choose the books that he knows how to read (aka memorized) and I can hear him talking as I shower.  Then, when I get out, he likes me to read the parts he has forgotten.  Today I was treated to 'Pajama Time' and 'Moo Baa LaLaLa' by Sandra Boynton, one of our favorite authors.  (We learned to read this book at a very early age!) This is honestly one of my favorite parts of the day!