Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Conversations With Eli

This isn't a picture post...but I have to put this somewhere and here's as good a place as any.


This morning our internet was down and we couldn't get Eli's favorite show "Curious George" to play. He was upset (he is the KING of routine...).

About a half hour later I was up in my bedroom getting ready and Eli was playing with some toys next to me.

"Mama...can we call a policeman?"


"Uhhh he will come and fix the teebee."

We didn't call 911. But I bet Eli would have been more entertained by the officers if we had than he would have by any old cartoon anyway.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

A Berry Good Time

For the last few years I've been hoofing it down to Benjamin to get berries. A good friend would always organize the trip but since she abandoned me for Seattle this year (you know who you are...) I had to make my own arrangements. I discovered McBride's Berry Patch in Mapleton. It's pure joy. No appointment needed, rows and rows of gorgeous berries, and even a little flower patch so you can snip a few buds on the way out. We went as a family and had a wonderful time. 
 Eli had a blast. He was a good berry picker and an even better berry eater. 
 My pensive raspberry man. 
 My bucket o berries!
 Getting a drink. 
 Obligatory "I promise kids I was around when you were young I was just always the one taking the pics" pic. 

Fun Times Were Had By Alll

We have a Pass of All Passes this year. Everyone around here has them...it gets us into a ton of venues...but we've only been to Trafalga and Seven Peaks Water Park. 
 Dan and Eli love the boats. I don't...you get very wet on these. 
 My need for speed boy. 
 Eli has really taken up a love for art projects. It's one of the few things I can get him to do where he holds still for ten minutes. 
 Sammy eats anything I put in front of him. I love this kid. 

Zoo Halloo!

A week ago I went with a friend up to Hogle Zoo. I took Eli last year and he enjoyed it but wasn't as enthusiastic as I would have hoped. THIS year was very different. He LOVED it. He was ecstatic. Every moment he was running around pointing at animals and being generally over-stimulated and happy. 

 Alex and Ian joined us. Alex was a good sport helping to wrangle a 'leashed' Eli. 
 This polar bear was a hoot! He performed endless tricks.