Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Eli's 1st Birthday, Part 2

Eli really enjoyed his birthday!

My parents came over and he opened their gifts. He loves carrying clothes on hangers and was excited about the books and flashcards too. We went over to the park and played for a while.
He took great naps today (which was good, considering he was up at 5:30 this morning :), so he was in a really happy mood.
We had dinner at the Cheesecake Factory and ended the evening with a brownie sundae. Eli has never had so much sugar in his life (let alone chocolate and whip cream!!) so he went to town. It was really cute. And the waitress kept bringing him plates of bananas throughout our dinner, which he would devour in seconds.
Happy Birthday Eli! We love you so much. Here are some of Eli's tricks at one year:

  • He walks everywhere and tries to run a little
  • He loves to say duck, dog, tick tock, da da, (s)arah, hi
  • He still has a love of grapes, turkey, bananas, bread, and peas (and goldfish crackers and baby puffs too)
  • He's very cuddly and loves to toddle over to one of us and jump in our arms
  • We kiss his squishy cheeks nonstop and he doesn't seem to mind :)
  • He loves stuffed animals and usually chews on the nose of whatever animal it is
  • He likes to dance and he loves music
  • He likes to open cupboards and explore new spaces - he's becoming more independent with exploring on his own
  • He is usually pretty social in public places like church, restaurants, shopping, etc.
  • He loves watching other children
  • He likes to point at things or people
  • He has a book (Where is Baby's Belly Button?) that has the cover picture also inside the book - when we get to that page, he flips back to the cover, showing that he sees they are the same
  • He loves electronics and cords - anything related to the computer, cell phones, t.v., remotes, cameras, camcorder, etc.


Beckie said...

So so cute!! I LOVE LOVE that shirt!
Eli I can not believe you are ONE!!! Happy Birthday!

Davis & Asialene said...

What a fun day for all of you! I love celebrating babies' first birthdays. I thought your decorations were really creative and very cute.

I have to tell you what I saw Makenna doing this morning. She was saying "Mom, look!" Then she was taking her baby and rocking her side to side and saying "tick tock" over and over!!! Eli is definitely remembered at our house. :)

The Millers said...

Looks like such a fun day, Sarah! I can't believe his already a year old. He is so darling. What a sweet little boy, with so many neat tricks.

Marci said...

It looks like so much fun! I love his little shirt and the fact that he still calls you Sarah :-)!

Sarah Beck said...

I can't believe it! He's not one already is he?! He is so stinkin' cute. I love his 1 shirt. Where did you get that?

Sarah S said...

I can't believe he's one!! His shirt is actually a hand-me-down from my sister-in-law who used to nanny for a family with all boys - they gave her a ton of clothes and she ended up having a girl, so we got the clothes instead!

Amber Ro said...

I love the picture montage! He is growing up so fast-and is still very handsome.
Happy Birthday Eli.

Krazy Khania said...

Get that cake Eli!!

Christina Huling said...

He's very cute! Jacob would devour bananas too! So fun!