Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
He recently discovered the junk drawer in the kitchen and has had all kinds of fun with the random stuff inside... orange tea lights from Halloween (for lighting the pumpkin), birthday candles, toothpicks, pencils, etc. Anyway, he was wearing his crocs over the weekend and decided to stick the birthday candles in the holes of the crocs. It was pretty funny because he kept singing "Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you..." (and I of course forgot to take a picture or get a video).
On Sunday as we were driving to church, I turned the radio to the classical music station for some mellow Sunday music (something I haven't done before -usually we just have the radio off). Eli kept saying, "Trip! Trip!" and I realized he was referring to the cartoon, Little Einstein's (the show's theme song says, "We're going on a trip..." so he refers to that show as "trip"). I think it's neat that he connected the classical music, since the show always features a classical song/composer. Eli's only watched it a handful of times, but it stuck with him!
Tonight after dinner, Eli kept saying he wanted to watch Finding Nemo. Now, this child does not watch tv very often (though this post makes it sound like he does). Ben and I figured we would let him watch 15 minutes of Nemo before putting him to bed... but it was probably not the best idea. The movie was so scary to him! Eli started crying at one point in the movie when Nemo's dad and Dory went flying out of the EAC (is that what it's called - where they're swimming w/ the turtles?) and are spinning out of control - I think Eli was worried they were hurt. And there were a few other times where he kept saying, "Scary!" and seemed really worried, so we would skip to the next scene. Eli is really sensitive and I have yet to find a Disney movie that doesn't totally scare him. We occasionally watch Sesame Street, Little Einstein's, Thomas, or Curious George, and none of those freak him out.
Another random thing - Eli loves to chase us around the house (and be chased), especially when Ben and I are both home. Then he and I run together, holding hands, and we try to sneak up on Ben. Eli SQUEALS with excitement and it's so cute.
And lastly, I need to get a video of this, but lately Eli answers, "Yes" to everything, rather than "Yeah." It's really funny hearing him clearly say, "yes" when you ask him a question. He has also picked up the phase, "Stop it!" somewhere and says it constantly. I'm not such a fan of that one. Today he was telling Charlie to "stop it" over and over again while we were at the store... Eli was sitting in the front seat of the cart and Charlie was in his car seat in the back of the cart. Charlie kept putting his feet up on the back of Eli's seat and it was driving him CRAZY. It was funny to me for a little bit and then hearing "stop it!" a million times started to drive me crazy :)
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Kick the Kite from Sarah on Vimeo.
And here Ben helps Eli - kite success!
Kite Success from Sarah on Vimeo.
Ben flying the kite higher and Eli yelling "Elmo!" at the kite:
Elmo! from Sarah on Vimeo.
Eli spent his non-kite-flying time digging in the sand. I have a feeling this will be a sandy summer - this boy LOVES the beach (and was asking to go to the beach all week long, but it was too cold earlier in the week).
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Here are some pictures I took of happy Charlie this morning. I love when this boy smiles! My favorite is when he's starting to fuss and I catch his attention - once he realizes I'm looking/smiling at him, he totally lights up!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
But it's sad when we've thrown all the rocks - Eli wanted more!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Eli was in a great mood too and loved being out in the back yard. He collected some rocks and lined them all up, and counted them (as shown in the first video below). Eli's voice seems to get louder as each day passes, as is shown in the second video. Earlier I was helping him blow bubbles and he got so excited and yelled, "Yeah Mama!" Later he was watching Ben juggle the soccer ball and started to say, "Yeah Mama!" but realized he was actually cheering for Ben and switched his cheer to "Yeah Dada!" He also loves any counting that leads to "BLAST OFF!" so you'll hear that too.
Eli Counting Rocks
(the videos do work, despite the vertical lines showing up for the time being):
Eli Counting 1-10 at 22 Months from Sarah on Vimeo.
Eli yelling Yeah Mama! and Yeah Dada!
Yeah MAMA! Yeah DADA! (Eli at 22 Months) from Sarah on Vimeo.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
In case you're wondering why he's in pjs, my policy is if he blows out of his diaper in the late afternoon, I don't bother with a new outfit. He goes straight to jammies...
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Hyper Eli, Running Around (watch how he runs with his elbows sticking out):
Eli is FAST at 22 Months :) from Sarah on Vimeo.
Eli Motions "Come Here" - (in the last few seconds - watch his fingers, it's funny):
Eli Motions "Come Here" - at 22 Months from Sarah on Vimeo.
Eli Sings Twinkle Twinkle Little Star:
Eli Sings Twinkle Twinkle Little Star at 22 Months from Sarah on Vimeo.
Eli Sings the ABCs:
Eli Singing the ABCs at 22 months from Sarah on Vimeo.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
After most of us took a nap this afternoon, we drove up to my parents' house for Easter dinner. Here's my dad, sporting a beautiful apron, holding Charlie :)
My parents had a wooden Noah's Ark set that Eli loved playing with. It was really cute to watch him name all of the animals - I think his favorites were the penguins and the giraffes.
My parents hid some Easter eggs in the backyard, so we hunted around for them (but it was freezing!! Where the heck is our Spring weather?)
Eli also says "I want to reach it" or "I want to open it" quite a bit. Today he had an opinion about which socks he wanted to wear (of course they were athletic socks with soccer balls on them, but oh well! I figured no one would see them when we were at church). It's so interesting seeing your little boy grow and have his own opinions about how things should go...