Today was Eli's first day in the church nursery now that he's officially 18 months old. I was SO worried he was going to freak out if we tried to leave, but after the first 10-15 minutes, Ben and I felt like we should go since he was doing so well and didn't seem to need us - he was playing so happily and I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful experience for his first day - the nursery workers were all SO nice to him and it was a calm, comfortable place to be.
Eli seemed totally wiped out after church, but then he came home, ate lunch, and played in his crib instead of napping. Crazy child.
Tonight we had dinner at our next door neighbor's house - their kids were hilarious with Eli - very much in his face (in a very friendly way), which is hard for him since he really needs his personal space. But he warmed up by the end and had fun. They sent us home with cute maternity clothes and some Thomas trains and track to borrow because he was having so much fun with them! Seriously, I can't get over how nice they are - we feel very lucky to have welcoming and kind neighbors.