Monday, July 15, 2019

Eli is 8

And just like that, Eli is 8. He's been telling people he's 8 for a while now, but to me, he still seems so little. I guess it will probably always be like that since he's the baby in the family. I am so proud of him. He is so ambitious and charismatic. He loves creating things, being around people, and has a huge heart for animals. When he's not elbow deep in a project of his design, he's riding his bike to round up friends, swimming at the pool, or playing Minecraft with his brother. He loves to read and is a math whiz.

Here is a look back on his year of being 7.

1st Day of Second Grade

Ring Bearer at his Uncle's Wedding

Always looking for ways to make things cozy. Having a fire in the fall? That calls for hot chocolate.

Cave Exploring

Rock Climbing

Excellent Sous Chef

Decided to paint the birdhouse he built last summer. This feeder has been attracting cardinals all summer!

The fire he started with flint and steal!

Finally old enough to ride in very slow circles on the lawn mower.

Bringing home Miss Daisy. 

Tuckered out after a 5 mile hike.

After Cub Scout Day Camp. The dirt on his face, and the stains on his shirt say it all.

The Summer of Swimming!

First Lightning Bug of the Summer!

And finally, a photo dump from our recent vacation. Eli loved... loves... the beach!

Annual Birthday Interview:
Me: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Eli: Police Officer

Me: What's your favorite food?
Eli: Bacon

Me: What's your favorite snack?
Eli: Fruit Snacks

Me: What's your favorite thing we did this summer?
Eli: When we went to North Carolina and we went to the beach.

Me: What's your favorite thing to do outside?
Eli: Play with Kylo and Daisy.

Me: What's your favorite thing to do inside?
Eli: Play with Kylo and Daisy.

Me: What is your favorite color?
Eli: Orange... Blue... Magenta! 

Me: What makes you happy?
Eli: Kylo and Daisy

Me: Where do you like to go?
Eli: Golden Corral and the beach

Read about Eli's 4th birthday here.
Read about his 5th birthday here.
Read about Eli's 6th birthday here. 
Read about Eli's 7th birthday here. 

Happiest of Birthdays little man. May your year be filled with adventures and laughter.