Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Where is Eli??

Just thought I'd share a quick story that I thought was cute. Last week I was making dinner and I couldn't find Eli. After a slight panic attack and sprints from room to room, I realized he was laying with his milk... in the dog bed... in the corner... in the kitchen... right behind me!!!!!! argh!

Tain, tain, tain!!!!

This, of course, is the word "train" out of the mouth of Eli... I cannot believe just how much he loves trains. It started with a simple Thomas the Train oval wooden track with a wooden engine. It has evolved to a mass transit system in our gameroom that involves hills, battery operated engines (thanks pap), water towers and even a San Francisco trolley! From the moment he gets up in the morning, until bedtime it is "tain, on" "tain, off" "tain, Tain TAAIINNN!". I now usually have to make him say "night night, tain" just to get him to leave them for the evening just so it can all repeat the next day. A very sweet patient of mine has a daughter that needed to get rid of her son's train table and we apparently needed to get a train table so it was a win-win!

Being that he LOVES the train world, we thought it would be a fabulous idea to take him (in the 4000 degree heat) to Zube Park. Zube Park has a train society there for people who build miniature trains to run them on tracks and they allow the public every so often to ride them too. From the moment Eli saw the Thomas the Train tablecloth he was in.... and boy did he love the engines. Our friend, Nicole, brought her son, Cade, and everyone had a blast!!

This is him screaming "Tain!"

Friday, June 5, 2009

Memorial Day and First Boat Trip

We were invited to celebrate Memorial Day with our friends and their family this year. There was good food, small fireworks, horses to see and large grassy areas for Eli to roam... although he still headed directly to the road... what is it about him???

Ellen With Luke and Mitchell


Daddy and Eli

Eli and Aiden (couldn't get them to look at the camera at the same time)

The week after Memorial Day we went to Lake Livingston to visit with some friends who have a house and boat there... Being that Eli LOVES water, he enjoyed the lake, the pool AND the boat, although the life jacket took some getting used to...