Thursday, June 13, 2013

Eli Turns Two

Eli Wesson,

Where has the time gone.  It feels like just yesterday we were laughing at how you always sneezed in multiples and how tiny you looked in that huge car seat.  Now you're talking in sentences, helping around the house and have more personality than any person I have ever met.  You still have no interest in your ABC's but you are an expert at the IPAD and know that you use the credit card for charging.  What can I say, you're a mommas boy!!  You know that you're two but never say your name.  You refer to yourself as you since thats what you hear mom and dad say.  You will look at our family picture and say...Mommy, Daddy, you!!  Cracks us up every time.  You know the word "helper" and are constantly asking to be mom and dads helper.  You love to water the flowers, although you usually spend more time drinking from the hose, and anything that has to do with Dads truck or dirt bike has your name all over it.  You love to push things which means that dusting is one of your favorite activities.  You no longer mind the sound of the vacuum but still sit in the same spot on the couch that you always have as soon as I start cleaning.  You excitedly run outside every trash day to see the big truck.  You love to talk about " Yelly Bus" and "Horses".  You are a total water bug and would spend all day every day in the pool if we would let you.  You are still obsessed with all things sports and my car is never without at least 3 balls so that we have one everywhere we go.  You love your boots, rain and cowboy and think they go with everything.   You are at 100% for height coming in over 38.2 inches and weighing in over 30.6 lbs.  The doctor says you're tracking to be 6'4".  You wear a size 8 shoe and are in 2T clothes.  You still have very blue eyes and blonde hair. 

*If we show you a picture of the sun you think it is called a "bright"
*You sound Irish all the time when you ask for milk which you call "ma're"
*You crawled out of your crib the day after you turned two and have now taken up nightly residence on our're such a teenager
*When you like something you give us a thumbs up and say good stuff
*When we say what?  you say WHAT?  so funny

All in all youre hilarious and we love you more than ever.  Happy Birthday Baby Boy!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

21 Months


We were back in Texas for your 21 Month birthday but thankfully GG had your shirt ready to roll for picture time.  Dad was out of town so you and I spent a couple weeks hanging with friends and family.  You were a trooper for sure...for 7 nights in a row we slept somewhere different which included 3 flights and 10 hours+ in the car.  I did however learn how much you loved the in car entertainment packaged that MJ has.  You were a sucker for watching movies while we drove, it entertained you for hours.  You did so good hanging out with Mr. Frank, Hays and Taylor.  You didnt even mind that I was gone for the afternoon and for that I am both thankful and sad.  I love that you're ok by yourself and love playing with your friends, but I do have to say sometimes I miss the sweet days where all you wanted was Mommy.  You're still the best snuggler around and would always prefer to share a bed with Mom and Dad if you had the choice.  You loved meeting lady Lennon but she really didnt love you...however Lake thought you were pretty funny!  You're a little unsure about MJ and Papaws house...the have huge puppies (deer) in the backyard and scary yet enticing machine called a 4 wheeler.  Its much bigger than the 4 wheeler you have at home with A LOT of fun buttons....but is loud...maybe we like?  At GG and Grandpas you were terrified of the train across the street and refused to go outside after hearing it come by.  Thankfully Grandpa had tons of empty boxes for building HUGE towers inside!!  All in all this month we learned you love to make loud noises but hate to hear them!!  Aunt Rae Rae can vouch for that since you were probably the loudest at her house!!  You also learned how to say most of the family names which is fun!  As a whole January was pretty fun for you and you learned tons just by being around all the other littles.  

We love watching you grown.  Happy 21 Months.

22 Months


You're 22 Month picture session was cut short because I decided to shoot it at the park.  Unfortunately you took one turn down the side, freaked out and cried until I put you in the stroller to go home.  Thankfully however just as we were about to head home a little girl showed up and saved the day because as always you're a sucker for little girls.  You have been a HUGE flirt since you arrived and it only gets worse as you get older.  We're finally back at the gym/church since flu season is over and you are thrilled.  You absolutely love other little kids and now have no problem leaving mom and dad behind to play.  You're still in size 4 diapers and Dad as usual thinks you're under weight.  I however...think you're a tank!  You seem so big compared to all the other lil people your age and I think you will grow into a big strong man one day! You still love dance parties and I often think that Dads record player was more a gift for you than him.  You love to repeat every word you know in order.  So once you start talking its not so much sentences as just you bragging about your vocabulary.  You also love to use moms new camera and are constantly asking to take pictures...but are far less cooperative when it comes to me taking your picture.  You learned what it means to go under, over and though with our backyard fence and love to go "under" all the time.  You're totally unconcerned with the fact that it means laying down on rocks.  This last month you got to see A LOT of snow.  We took you to Denver and had a few snows here in Tucson.  You LOVED sledding down the small hills in Colorado but are a little unsure of all the layers we made you wear.  The gloves we especially confusing and will take some getting used to as you get older.  You were a champ again on the flights and we much enjoyed flying with you one last time for free!!  You're a huge fan of all the neighborhood dogs and spend much of the day asking me where the puppies are.  The same is true for your Dad....he was off a lot this last month so when you woke up to no dad you were very unsure of how you felt about that.  However no matter how much you miss him you still head straight for the dog every day when they get home.  One day soon you'll know your dad is much better than any ole puppy. 

We love you little Munch.  Happy 22nd Month!

23 Months

Eli Wesson,

You are one energetic little man.  You are going full force from the minute your feet hit the floor but thankfully that is still only when momma comes to rescue you from the crib.  You have yet to figure out that you can climb out even though you have been tall enough for quite a long time.  Your dad and I are very thankful for that. 

*You're on a very good, consistent schedule for the first time in your life.  You wake up at 9, nap for 2 hours in the afternoon and hit the hay at 10:30 pm.  It is perfect, we love that you're still a night owl.

*You love morning Bible time but only if you get to hold one of our books.  Soon you'll be reading them to me.

*Your favorite toy by FAR is moms IPAD.  But no matter what time of day or what you're doing you would always rather be outside, and are willing to give up the IPAD for outside time.

*Your vocabulary is expanding like crazy....FACE and NOSE are our favorites because you pronounce them so sweetly.  Your have also added pretty much every animal...although you still think that cows are called moos!  You love Noahs ark and love to match up all the animals...two by two.

*Your new obsession is horse racing and could spend hours watching horses run around the track with spoiler alert we are taking you to the tracks for your birthday.

*You're a VERY good eater for your dad  but will hardly eat anything all day when you're home with mom.  The only thing I can still count on you to put down in bulk is "pleases"or fruit snacks.

*You're tough as nails.  You took your first hard spill the other day on gravel and skinned up both legs and elbows but didnt even bat an eye. 

*You think you're much bigger than you are and much prefer playing with the older kids.  In fact you got kicked out of your one year old Sunday School class a month early because they said..."He's good but rough.  I think he can handle himself in with the 2 years olds".  Guess we're moving on...

*You finally started saying "Love you".  Although it is not consistent we still love when we hear it!

*You throw EVERYTHING in the pool no matter how many times Dad and I tell you NO.

*You prefer riding in Dads truck to moms car because its fun to have boy time!

*Favorite outfit is unfortunately your Halloween pants.  You call them "britches" and ask for them every time you see them.  You also LOVE boots and most times just go to your room and come out wearing your rain boots.  You seem to think they go with EVERY outfit.  Although they do not, I let this slide since you're one.  But we are not giving on the Halloween pants...those are not allowed in public. 

*Your best friends are probably Brayden and Van but will gladly hang out with any cute girl you can find.

*You're in the phase of not sharing...especially when it comes to balls, which hopefully we can break you of quickly.

Other than that you still have blue eyes and VERY blonde hair and the cutest smile on the planet.  You bring us so much laughter and are definitely the life of the party...especially if it is a dance party.  We love you more than words can say.  Happy 23 Months Bubba.

(Not the greatest pictures because it was so bright...will retake soon!)

Monday, January 14, 2013

20 Months


You're 20 months year and growing up so quickly.  Sometimes it amazes me how smart you are.  This month you figured out you can turn off the lights in the house so you run around behind me turning them all off.  Too bad you're not quite tall enough to turn them back on!  You still weigh under 30 lbs because you're going 100mph from the minute your feet hit the floor.  The first words out of your mouth every morning are ball ball, shoot shoot.  We have basketball goals all over the house and you're obsessed!!  You know a lot of words and constantly remind us what you know.  Most times you'll use every word you know in a sentence. You'll say, Mommy, Daddy, Puppy, Dog, Ball, Outside, Shoe, Sock, Birdie...".  If we tell you no to something that you want you immediately follow it up with something else.  So if you ask to play "birdie" (angry birds) and here no you say "outside?"  You're a clever little munchkin I'll give you that.  You like to push the limits and are always trying to play with the electronics that you have been repedetly told not to touch.  You sleep about 10 hours a night but fight all the way down.  You're very sweet and love to give hugs and sugars, at least to your dad.  And prefer to not go to sleep at night until you have gotten a fist bump from dad.  You met your new cousin Audri this month and did amazing with her.  You were very curious and wanted to love on her but you're not quite aware of your own strength.  You had a blast at Christmas but are so particular about getting off every piece of paper that it took hours to open all your gifts.  You're starting to learn how to color better, but still break all the crayons :(!  Mostly you just want to play ball and need mom or dad to play with you, you dont like to do much on  your own yet.  You absolutely HATE santa and anything healthy to eat.  Most meals take an hour of just sitting there until you decide you're ready to eat.  You go through about a bottle of ketchup a month (may be an exaggeration) because you have to "dip" everything.  You call Rocky, Bot-T, dont know why but its pretty stinking cute.  You eat Welch's Fruity Snacks like they're going out of style, and still love a ton of milk.  Still no juice for you yet...yeah healthy teeth!!  You flew 2 more times this month and even got your own ticket on're growing up quickly. 

You're the cutest little man around and we love you very much!!

19 Months


Well you are clearly now old enough to rip your numbers right off your shirt so this month we didnt even attach, I just had you hold it.  You're 19 months old and the big 2 years is closing in on us quickly.  You are seriously the funniest toddler I have ever met, I may be biased!
You still love our puppy very much and chase him around more than he would like.  You're happy all the time except bed time.  You still hate to sleep.  I have a feeling this will be something that will never change.  You have officially reached the 3 foot mark and are still growing like a week...not sure how long that convertible bed we invested in will last.  You never listen to me, and you get away with EVERYTHING.  Your down however has complete control and can simply look your way to get you to behave.  However, your quick attitude corrections usually have him running for the door to hide his laughter.  You love to give kisses and are still a HUGE flirt.  You've loved the ladies from the get go, and still do.  You are everyones favorite at the gym and walk around the place after moms work out high fiving and waving hello all the people.  You can now go down the "BIG" slides by yourself at the park, but it scared me to death because you're fearless.  You weigh about 28 lbs and are wearing 18-24 month clothes right on cue, but your legs are really long so I do my best to not put you in high waters.  Balls are still your favorite toy and all day everyday you ask me if you can go "outside, outside".  Hopefully it warms up soon so we can get out of the house again.  We are excited to celebrate your second Christmas and look forward to the last few months of you being one.  Love you.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Lilypie First Birthday tickers

Lilypie First Birthday tickers