Right now, Eli has this really mean face he puts on when he is upset. His eyebrows droop and mouth turns down. It's actually one of the cutest things I have ever seen. One of his teachers at school told me, "If looks could kill..." well, you know how that ends...
Right now, Eli is obsessed with the lawn mower, his Dada's truck, Mickey Mouse, and Elmo. We frequently have very long talks (I actually just listen) where he rambles on about Dada, riding the lawn mower and riding in Dada's truck. He has the sweetest little voice...I could listen to it forever. He often will say a sentence and chuckle really loud like it's the most hilarious thing ever!
Right now, Eli can count to 8 with me. He knows several colors, although he must really like the color Yellow because he talks about that one A LOT!
Right now, he can say his ABC's with me. I don't think he could say them on his own, but he says them right along with me. My favorite part is when he bobs his head to the "L,M,N,O,P" part!
Right now, his favorite foods are pasta, mac and cheese, hot dogs, and pecan spin wheels.
Right now, we are down to him only getting his paci at bedtime. I sneak it away from him in the morning after he wakes up. If he thinks about it, he tries to pitch a fit for it. I just tell him that he is a big boy and try to divert his attention to something else. Out of sight, out of mind. It works like a charm.
Right now, he loves going to the park. He loves swinging, sliding and climbing.
Right now, he drives his big wheel motorcycle through the house at very fast speeds! He makes really sharp turns, really fast! He likes to slide around on the hardwood floors. I let him. It makes him happy and frankly, I love watching him.
Right now, almost every Saturday morning, Dada takes Eli in his truck and they go and grab breakfast. Eli will dress in his wind suit pants and baseball cap just like Dada. You can tell that he looks forward to riding in Dada's truck. It's their little tradition.
Right now, my heart is exploding with love for this sweet blessing in our lives. He is such a joy. He has a smile that could melt the coldest heart.
He is an answer to our prayers.