Monday, April 28, 2008

Happy Birthday, Eli!

Today is Eli's first birthday. One whole year has passed since he was born! It has gone by so quickly. Not so much the day to day, but in hind-sight, I'm sure you understand.

He is our little monkey.

Always wanting to be in charge.

Always wanting to cuddle with someone

Or something...

Our sweet Eli! I have loved him from before we even knew he was going to be. He is passionate and confident. He fears nothing and tries everything. Eli is my wiggle worm and my cuddler, all at the same time. He loves his family, idolizes Luke, wants his daddy and begs for his mama. Eli is determined and commands attention. If not with his voice, then with his expressions, his eyes and his precious smile.

I think back to life before Eli and wonder how I was ever content without him being a part of our family. He belongs here. With us. In our lives and our hearts.