Thursday, May 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Elijah!

Eli is now 6!
Monday, May 19th was Eli's sixth birthday. Yes, Eli and Graces birthday's are just 2 days apart.
This has been a fun filled week for us. We celebrated Grace's birthday on Saturday. Sunday we went to church and then off to celebrate Dominick's ( Eli 2nd cousin) birthday. Thank you Tyler and Kari for the fun day of playing in the sun and eating not 1 but 2 meals with you guys. This worked out perfectly as Eli fell asleep very quickly Sunday night due to so much wonderful outdoor play. This left time for the girls and I to get ready for his family party.
Eli woke up happy and calm. He just had a sweet smile on his face most of the day. He said he would like to be captain for the day. So, Captain Eli is was. I asked him how he wanted to spend the day and he said he wanted to stay home. This was music to my ears as I am just 6 weeks away from my due date and the last couple days had worn me out. I smiled and said, " Eli that is a great idea." In my head I was saying, " Thank you Lord!" We had a fun day at home just relaxing and playing together. We did puzzles and had a water balloon fight. Thankfully it was a nice afternoon and we were able to go outside. Eli had mentioned wanting to do a water balloon fight on his birthday. Oh, by the way, never buy water balloons at the Dollar Store. The kept breaking before we even had them filled. Thankfully, I found a half used bag of water balloons from last year. Aaron and the kids had a great time together. I was the water balloon filler, picture taker, and audience. I didn't think it would be wise to be running around throwing water balloon at 34 weeks pregnant. Especially since my hip as been popping out of place occasionally. (ouch!) It was so nice to have Aaron home the whole day to celebrate with us!
Eli is such a blessing to this family. It is exciting to see him grow in the Lord and grow into a sweet young boy!
We are so proud of you Elijah!

I had a few pictures of the day to share but blogger is not working.:(


Katy said...

What a fun day! Happy birthday Eli! We love you so much. Uncle Ben, Auntie Katy, Es, Sam, Zach & Joe.

Reshma McClintock said...

Can't wait for the photos! Captain Eli..we LOVE you. So happy you had a special day! ...Uncle Kevin & Auntie Resh...

momaof4 said...

Eli, We will forever remember your birthday! I know it is just 4 day's from Isaac and Isaiah's. And how your Mom was talking about you coming soon, she could just feel it :)

Happy Birthday big boy!!! 6 years old, and growing!

Heather Elizabeth said...

Eli is such a strong little man. He is a GREAT example to Boston and busy baby. Eli, you are a blessing to our family and so special. We can't wait to celebrate with you this weekend. We LOVE you!