Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Eli!

We celebrated Eli's 4th birthday as a family this past week by going to the Phoenix Children's Museum, eating yummy chocolate cake, and opening some presents. We actually went to the same museum last year for Eli's birthday, and after looking at the pictures he decided he wanted to do that again :) The kids had a great time exploring all of the exhibits - especially running through the "forest" made of hanging pool noodles! Unfortunately, I forgot to put the memory card back in the camera before we left so we didn't get any pictures of our museum visit... boo.

So excited to open presents!

So many cool things: viewfinder, cars, puzzle, clothes, doctor kit, and his favorite... the LeapFrog Tag Reader (he hasn't stopped reading his books!)

Make a Wish!

So proud to be FOUR!
Here are a few tidbits about Eli at age 4 that I would like to remember:

Favorite Toys: cars, action figures, stuffed animals, puzzles

Favorite Activities: playing a variety of "make believe" games with Mikayla (they make up games all day long with their stuffed animals and go on amazing adventures!), racing his cars, riding bikes (though he's still getting used to the bigger training wheel bike), wii boxing with daddy, crafts that involve painting, singing songs, naming the letters & their sounds, counting

Favorite Outings: church, park, zoo, grandma & grandpa's house, nana & papa's house

Favorite Foods: Macaroni & Cheese, Grilled Cheese, Cheese Crisp (noticing a pattern?), Cookies, Marshmallows, Strawberries, Cereal

Favorite People: Mikayla, Mommy, Daddy, Grandma, Grandpa, Nana, Papa, Emmie (his cousin), and all his friends from church

Other Tidbits:
  • Quick to make new friends
  • Happy to stay home and play all day, instead of going out and about
  • Logical and Analytical
  • Loves to laugh, but takes many things in life seriously... even his play!
  • Strong-Willed
  • Cautious
  • Extremely affectionate - loves those hugs and kisses!
  • Protective of his sister
  • Learns new things very quickly, and has an incredible memory
  • Loves animals
We are so proud of the BIG BOY that you have become Eli :) You bring such joy to our lives, and it's amazing to see how you care for other people. You are a little prayer warrior and remind me multiple times a day of the people we need to pray for. Although part of me wants you to stay little forever, I am so excited to see the plans that God has for your life unfold. We love you!


  1. He looks so proud to be 4 in the photos...happy birthday!

  2. sounds like i just might have the diet of a 4 year old... those are my favorites too!

    happy birthday, eli!


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