Monday, May 18, 2009

Gone Fishin'

Last Sunday we skipped church and took the boys fishing. The first ten minutes were fun, and then Eli started eating the "bait". It was a loaf of bread, so we weren't expecting much out of it anyway. After about thirty minutes, Kris decided that the next trip would be sans Eli, for sure. And sans Mama because I was getting hot and starting to complain. In my defense, it was ninety-five degrees.

Sweet Luke
My boys
Eli eating the bait.
Eli was always happier when he had control of the rod.
This took me back to childhood memories of going fishing with my grandaddy in the ponds behind our house. Those trips never lasted very long either for the very same reason ours was so short, but it was something special that we did together. I'm excited about all the fun memories my boys will make in the years coming.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Eli's Birthday Weekend/Beach Weekend

Okay, I'm finally getting around to our time at the beach a week and a half ago. We spent the day Saturday and that night and most of Sunday at Kris' parents' beach house. It's been so fun to get to use the beach house this year. We get close on our way there and Eli starts squealing, "Beach house!!"

We celebrated Eli's birthday with a (sort of) Curious George theme. My attempt at monkey cupcakes.

Kris trying to get the boys to let us sing before they blew out the candles.

Eli's cupcake #3. Birthday boys get to do that. Notice #2 with one bite taken out tossed to the side. Thinking about #4.

"Mama, hurry up and open it already!"

The scoop that has been the bane of my existence. Checking out all the toys.

"Don't get too comfortable with that, Bro."
Mrs. Bonnie's birthday is the day after Eli's, so we celebrated her with a cake of her own.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law

Eli had another birthday party this weekend. We spent Saturday and Sunday at the beach with Kris' family (more on that later), and Saturday night we opened gifts and had cupcakes for Eli and Mrs. Bonnie's birthdays.

The past couple of days have been a lesson in sharing. A painful lesson. We're not quite there yet.