Wednesday, January 18, 2012

there was a little boy...

who was turning 6 and wanted a "darth vader" party!?! As much as I tried to talk him into a super cool spy party it was just a darth vader party we had!

light sabers made from pipe insulation & duct tape

 awesome ideas for food labels from this awesome blog
 Eli set up his little star wars lego men around the table

padawan pizza

tons of fun...

even for the little girls


 we took the star wars banner eli made and had all of his friends sign's now hanging in his room!
of course the girls had princess lea headbands!

Friday, January 6, 2012

He is 6..

6 years ago today I was anxiously awaiting his arrival.. I arrived at the hospital for my scheduled induction..and waited...until 8:04pm when he came...this perfectly beautiful wonderful little boy...we named him Eli Christopher. The name Eli comes from the Hebrew origin. In Hebrew The meaning of the name Eli is: High, ascended, or 'my God'. He is a wonderful blessing in our lives. He may be the sweetest soul I know, very honest and genuion, he loves to play and be silly but he wants everyone to be happy. His preschool teacher told me a few years ago that she had never had another preschooler who developed such strong connections with other children...he always has best friends who he loves and talks about all the time! He is an adorably sweet big brother and is constantly trying to do things for Mia. He has been getting her dressed every morning this week! And the immagination of this adorable child...precious. Today as we were packing up his cookies to take to school he was pretending he was Aniken Skywalker, before he became Darth Vader and he was being helpful and sweet and then he stopped what he was doing and said, "I have a wonderful idea...I am going to become naughty and change my name to Darth Vader." So immediately he went into character...Happy 6th to my wonderful Eli!

Happy Birthday sweet, sweet boy..I can't even begin to express the joy you have brought your family..we love you..

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

sometimes we just need quiet..

10 years ago a winter/christmas wedding seemed like the most awesome idea... EVER...and it was for the fact I married my best between thanksgiving, christmas and eli's birthday we hardly ever MAKE the time for us...well this year we did. We are so blessed to have so many awesome family members who love watching our littles and come up to us! So my mil came up the day after Christmas and we spend a nice night with her and our family and then the next day Chris and I took a trip to Duck, NC. We were looking for a nice quiet place we could drive to... the Sanderling was recommended to us...the spa sold it!!! It is off season in the Outer Banks so we enjoyed lovely, quiet walks on the beach, spa treatments, amazing food and quiet wonderful wine filled evenings! Just what we needed to reconnect and enjoy our friendship! 
We are so so so blessed to have such an amazingly sweet son who wanted to send a lego man with us  dad so we sent him so fun pictures of his lego man enjoying the beach!