Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Eli is an earnest pray-er. He remembers when we mention someone who is sick or sad or needs help, and he'll pray for them at night and at random times throughout the day. It's precious and heart-melting.

And at times it's comical. :)

Last night was a prime example. My parents (Pop-Pop and Mom-Mom to Eli) and my neice Jacey (whom Eli absolutely adores) left today on a trip to Maine. We've been talking about it for a while, especially since the three of us are going to Maine in a few weeks, too. So last night Eli prayed, "Dear God, Pop-Pop and Mom-Mom be safe on airplane, and dear God, no lobster bite Jacey. Amen."

The best part was that his prayer was so heart-felt, motivated by his deep concern and care for Jacey. Eric and I smiled at each other over his head and saved our laughter for later. Oh, how we love this kid!

Monday, July 18, 2011

To the Lake

We spent Saturday at Lake Ray Roberts with some friends from church. I wish I had gotten a picture of all the kids, but there were twelve of them, and you can imagine how difficult that would have been! :) We all had a blast! We're thankful for a pretty place to swim and good friends to enjoy it with!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

This and That

- Eli loves to swim. We spend a good chunk of most days in the water. He loves goggles too. He is particularly fond of this pair, which he calls his "nose goggles." He carries them everywhere and puts them on in the house and pretends to swim across the floor on his belly.

-My grandparents came to Texas from Pennsylvania this week, and we so enjoyed spending time with them! They are truly two of the most godly people I know, and we just soak up every second we get to spend with them!

-A couple random facts: There is a small cardboard jewelry box with five dead cicadas in it sitting on my coffee table. There is a rubber snake named Pete that comes with us on most outings. I love little boys.

-The cousins minus Charlie. Cooper and Jacey refused to smile, but Timothy and Eli look happy enough! :) They love each other so much, and we all pray that their good relationships continue for the rest of their lives!

-Eric revels in any sort of building/construction project, and Eli does too. Here they are at work on a new set of cabinets they're building...

-And finally, something that made me laugh today... Eli has a dog pillow pet, and his cousin Jacey has a unicorn pillow pet. Eli has no idea what a unicorn is, but I guess he played with Jacey's pillow pet while he was with her today. Tonight he said, "Jacey have a pillow pet like me! A CORN pillow pet!" I laughed and then said, "U-ni-corn." He looked at me blankly for a second, trying to register what I was saying. Then he giggled, pointed at me, and said, "No, YOU a corn!" :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

He Makes Us Laugh

We have a little book that has a bunch of different activity suggestions for dads to do with their little boys. Eric picked it up the other day and read a random one out loud. Eli was nearby, but we didn't even know he was listening.

Eric: "Involve your son in important painting projects."
Eli: "Amen."

Apparently Eli feels strongly about painting! :)