Sunday, July 15, 2018

Happy Birthday Sweet Eli

And then he was lucky number 7. The years are flying. Eli makes us laugh every single day. Whether he is creating a costume/prop, or just responding with something completely unexpected... He is constantly finding ways to make those around him happy. He is adventurous as ever. He loves riding his bike, playing with Kylo and going on play dates. I am so proud of the way he helps others without being asked, is constantly looking for a project to do, and his "I can do that" attitude. I can't believe he is one year older already. 

Now for a flashback.

Always the adventurer, Eli started his 6th year with a trip to the ocean. Six seemed like the perfect age to ride waves and play in the sand.

He loves, loves, loves animals. Whether they are real or stuffed. He has the biggest heart.

And he is the biggest fan of games. He loves Uno, Quixx, checkers, and chess. Sometimes he and Lex will get up before school and play a game during breakfast.

Climbing, sliding, swinging, and digging. Check, check, check, and check.

Watch out 1st grade. Here comes Eli!

He loves projects with Daddy. Building, cutting, taping, hammering - you name it.

One of his favorite projects is making things out of cardboard. Here he is working on his airplane. 

We all played hooky one day and went to the zoo.

Eli rides his bike just about every day, even in the winter. During the school year, sometimes he would get on his bike before he even stepped foot in the house.

If he's not on his bike, you will probably find him in the backyard. Swinging, jumping, or riding the tire swing. He loves being outside.

He also loves the water! 

He had to dress up like he was 100 for the 100th day of school. He made a pretty cute 100 year old.

He loves looking for ways to make us laugh. One of his favorites is getting in this cupboard and closing the door and then sliding the drawers in and out so it looks like a ghost is in the cupboard. The first time he did that, I almost died laughing.

He is such the adventurer.

But is also hilarious. You never know what he's going to say!

My sweet Eli, I hope that this next year brings you all the adventures you could ask for. Happy 7th, little man.

In keeping with tradition, I asked Eli a series of questions to mark his birthday.

Here's a look back at his year, starting with his annual birthday interview. (Scroll to bottom to see responses from previous years.)

Me: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Eli: Ninja

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

Me: What's your favorite snack?
Eli: Pretzels dippers with cheese

Me: What's your favorite thing we did this summer?
Eli: Cuddle

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

Me: What's your favorite thing to do inside?
Eli: Cuddle with Kylo

Me: What is your favorite color?
Eli: Black

Me: What makes you happy?
Eli: Kylo

Me: Where do you like to go?
Eli: Friend's House

And in case you want to see how his answers have changed, here are the links to Eli's previous birthday interviews. 

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

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