Thursday, May 30, 2013

Day-to-Day, May 30

I usually try to edit these photos a bit before I post them, but I haven't had a second to do that lately!  So before I get even more behind, here are some pictures from this last month...

FIVE candles on a cake.  I can't believe it!

His birthday was also "favorite community helper day," also known as "whatever-costume-Mommy-can-scrounge-up-regardless-of-whether-or-not-it's-your-favorite day."

Meet Eli's birthday present!  (or one of them, at least)  Eli got to pick out three hermit crabs for his birthday. They're interesting little pets.

Singing to our boy.

A/C in house + humidity outside = foggy camera lens and thus a cool "filter" effect on this photo.

This is Eli's latest "goofy face."  I like it.  :)

Ice cream break.

One of the many lizards we find in our house daily.  Lucy the cat is an avid lizard hunter.  We find at least one lizard a day in Eli's room, many times three or four a day.  There was also the special gift of a 1.5' long SNAKE in Eli's room last week!  Lizards I can handle; snakes I canNOT!

Hot enough to swim!

And cool enough to get the chills after only five minutes.

Eli's first bowling experience.  He loved it!

This is not a phone picture, in case you can't tell.  :)  Kelly snapped this of Eli- I love it!!

Last game of the season.

Splash day!  :)  It's the annual tradition for all the grandkids (where was Charlie when I took this picture?) to play in the pool as it fills each year.


Painting with Jacey.  These two really love each other, but their boy/girl differences are so funny.  Jacey came running in and said to Eli, "Let's make a city for the toy horsies!"  And Eli said, "And then let's shoot them all with guns!"  :)

This is Eli's "super hero costume."  Side note:  He calls all uniforms "costumes," as in, "Look at that policeman wearing his costume!"  or "Do real soccer players wear costumes?"  :)

And with that, I'm caught up!  :) 

Thursday, May 16, 2013


A smattering of pictures from the day we celebrated Eli's 5th birthday...


Eli and CJ.  They were born just 8 days apart and are best buddies.  We love celebrating their birthdays together!  This year we had the party at ASI Gymnastics with 20 of their little friends and so many sweet family members.

The blur of Eric and Eli leaping into the foam pit.  Good form, Eric! :)

 The party leader (one of the ASI Gymnastics coaches) was fantastic.  He kept the kids laughing the entire time.  I love how happy Eli looks in this picture.


He got the boys up on these blocks and told them he was going to give them a birthday present...

...which was a pink leotard for each of them.  :)  The boys were so funny about it.  

A more suitable gift- medals!

Eli was very proud of his birthday medal.  :)

Rope swing.

I love this shot of Hayleigh, Kayley, and Eli.  These are the two girls that Eli talks about marrying someday.  His choice changes frequently, but I'd be totally fine with either one of these precious girls!  :)

Cupcake time!

The fam.

I think a few kids got cut off the edges of this shot, but I couldn't back up any further to take the picture!  :)  I am so thankful for the friends God has given Eli!

The evening of Eli's party we took him to his first Rangers' game!  He loved all the Rough Rider games so much last summer that we figured it was time for the major league.  :)  My grandparents were in town from Maine last week, and my grandmom had a birthday that weekend too.  She is an avid fan of the Red Sox, the visiting team that weekend, so it was a perfect game for all of us.  I love how happy my grandparents look in this picture!

My parents with Jacey, Cooper, and Eli.  

Cotton candy and a baseball game.


It was a day that I hope Eli will never forget!  We had so much fun celebrating our precious boy.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Camping, April 2013

Some pictures from our big family camping trip last month...

It's hard to tell from the picture, but that's a little green snake that he's holding.  Eli LOVES animals!

Mom-Mom with Timothy, Charlie, and Eli.


I remember my Dad lifting us up onto this high sign as little girls.  Love that Eli is experiencing these same sweet memories in this beloved spot!

They braved the cold water!  He just wanted a warm towel, but I made him stop for a picture first.  :)

Boys on boats.

Cooper, and Eli being goofy.

I love this shot of my dad with the boys.

Eric, Eli, and their little boat.  :)


Pop-Pop and Eli.

He caught the biggest fish of all of us!

Jacey and Eli.

Me and my sweet boy.

They swung (swang?) like this forever.  It was adorable.

My parents with all the grandkids.


This is how he rode home.  :)

As always, it was a blast!!