Here we go with the February update. As I went through February I thought “Man, so much has happened. Maybe I should go back to doing “I’m A Dad Mondays.”‘ What do you think? Should I?
Anyway, here is a picture of Eli sitting in his high chair. He looks so big in it. I mean, he is such a big kid now.
Here is a look back at Eli a little over a year ago in January of 2012. Such a change.
First of all, he had more meat on his bones back then. Secondly, he has changed so much from a baby into a little boy.
We installed a sink into our laundry room and Abby used the box and turned it into a little house. She already blogged about this, so if you want to see more about it, head on over to her site. I just put a couple pictures below.
He loves the box and we still play with it.
I love seeing my little man read. I hope that it will be a passion of his like it is mine.
We took Eli to two basketball games this year at IWU. He loved the atmosphere, and really liked clapping along when other people clapped for the players.
Any time the buzzer went off for a time out or a sub, he would make this face He thought it was so cool.
We also took him to see one of the boy’s games. This time he was less interested in the game and mostly played with his cars in the bleachers but he still had a good time.
One of Abby’s best friend’s Emily came to visit us. It was so good to have a good friend some stay with us. We all had a blast hanging out.
Abby, Emily and Eli.
We played this game where I would hide under the blanket and then throw it up and yell for Eli. He loves anything where we hide in blankets. Or really hiding anywhere. Kid is going to be a hide n seek champ.
Abby took this great picture of him running around.
Did you read Abby’s blog about the coloring table she made Eli? Its awesome. He uses it every day. Here is a couple of Abby’s drawings. I didn’t know she had the talent (I certainly don’t).
Abby and Eli using the coloring table. Look how beautiful my wife is.
When he puts on these glasses we always say “Cool Dude.”
I have mentioned before that Eli sleeps in his rocking chair for a few hours each night. Further proof.
Posted up on the couch like a boss.
We got our bar stools for the kitchen and feel like we finally had the kitchen finished. Here is us using it for the first time at breakfast.
Abby and I went on a date in February. Abby’s mom kept Eli for the day and we went shopping in Fort Wayne for house stuff, mainly for our bathroom renovation (which is complete and I really need to blog about. The change is awesome and finally makes the room feel like a master suite.) It was a good day.
My beautiful wife.
Her geeky wannabe hipster husband.
I mean, I know its weird I put this in the blog, but have you ever eaten at a Firehouse Subs? That is by far the best sub place. In the hierarchy of sub places (chain only-I am sure there are lots of mom and pop sub shops that are better) it goes Firehouse Subs, Penn Station, Subway. At least that is my opinion.
Below is Eli and Abby working on the Valentine’s for his classmates. Again, Abby has blogged about this if you want to see more (the roles have flipped. She is now the consistent one, me the inconsistent one. Should I get her a domain all for herself?)
Me and my boy just chillin’. I love these quiet moments.
Eli loves to play with the measuring tape. I want to get him a kids one that is safer.
Isn’t this dude so cute? I mean, and the thing is, he KNOWS IT!
We haven’t played outside a lot this winter. Partly because of how cold it is, and partly because of Eli being sick on and off. This was a great day. Playing with the ball and climbing in trees.
Eli loved being up in the tree. I look forward to teaching him how to climb.
And then we climbed up together and he thought it was so fun to be up so high.
I was gone at a conference twice in February. During one Eli was a little sick. Abby took this picture to show me his red cheeks. But for me it just shows how beautiful he is. Those blue eyes.
Apparently Eli fell asleep really early on Abby’s lap one of those nights.
Abby tried to get him to take his albuterol treatment but he was more or less asleep while taking it.
Later when I came home I was helping give him his treatment and he was holding his cup. To me it looked like a guy at a hooka bar with a glass of wine.
To end the blog, just a fun picture showing him as both a big boy, and at the same time, as a little kid. It perfectly sums up where he is in life right now.
That’s all. Thanks for caring about our son.