Eli knows how to entertain himself. He can be found playing in his room, pulling out all the toys to play with them one by one or to build with Legos or Trios. He doesn't need a playmate, even though he is totally a people lover and prefers a friend. He is happiest when there are friends over to run around with or to come up with fun ideas of things to do. He loves to be outside, but he's not a fan of going outside by himself. That feels like punishment (and if I'm being completely honest, with three boys, it often is).
Eli still doesn't love school, even though he excels in every subject and gets along well with all his classmates. His teacher feels like he is a gift to her classroom with his cooperative nature and desire to work hard and do well. I think he just is a little (a lot!) like his Daddy and prefers home and family. Okay, so he's a lot like his Mama that way too.
My Eli, you delight my heart. Just thinking about all the ways I love you brings happy tears to my eyes. You light up my every day with your sunny disposition and laid back personality. Know that you are exactly who your daddy and I love for you to be. Don't ever be afraid to try something new or challenging because just watching you step out and be brave pleases us so much, no matter if you do it perfectly the first time or not. Thank you for telling me jokes, wrestling with your brothers, loving our home and for being my sweet snuggle buddy. I love you!