the same kid who sat in the same yard looking like this:
only months ago.
Here is my little Easter baby… the past three years.
Eli at 2:
-still loves his paci. We hear “Pa-ti, are you?” multiple times a day, as he looks for them. I’m not ready to take it from him… don’t judge. A kid this cute can pull off a wicked overbite, right?
-such a character. Already loves making us laugh.
-answers to Beankins, Goo-beankins, Mr. Goo-Beankins, and Beankins ol’ Stinkins
-wakes up everyday telling me (very seriously) how he dreamed about “ow-dants" and “rogs”… elephants and frogs
-can say (or at least try to say) pretty much everything now. Some of our favorite Eli-isms are “Lucky=yucky, ‘Mon= C’mon, eeg0=here you go, wajthiz=watch this” and of course Mommo and Daddo
- loves everyone. Finally an Olson kid that will wave to old people in the grocery store… and save his mother from overcompensating with nervous high pitched laughter.
-SO busy. This kid NEVER STOPS. He is a full time job and the source of my premature aging.
-loves Barney (“Marney and eebop”). loves to sing. loves to talk about animals (especially cows and chickens). loves any kind of drink at any time of day.
-wants to be just like his ‘Daddo’… which is okay by me.
I’ll admit that I was scared of life with a boy… and that it is COMPLETELY different than life with a girl… but I wouldn’t trade it. He is ALL boy and is a CONSTANT source of joy and laughter. Nano’s early nickname for him is still so fitting… he’s our little ‘bright spot’…. and I LOVE LOVE LOVE him with all my heart.
Happy 2nd birthday Eli!