Eli is 5!

It is hard to believe, but our oldest is 5!

Eli celebrated his fifth birthday this week and we are finding ourselves very thankful for him. He has many wonderful characteristics and he is a lot of fun to spend time with. Right now he loves spending his time building legos, riding his bike, jumping on the trampoline, playing at the park and spending time with the neighbors and with his friends. He is a great playmate with Luke and they can become quite engaged in imaginative play with one another. He is particularly caring and gentle with his new sister Callie.

We really enjoy watching him grow and learn. Of course it hasn’t been and isn’t always butterflies and roses; if any of you remember him as a small babe you’ll know what I mean.

I had fun perusing some photos from the last few years and reminiscing about his baby days. I am feeling particularly nostalgic because I know he will be heading off to Kindergarten this fall; and while he is ready for that, I know that I will miss him!

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Just days old.
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Chubbiest cheeks around
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Christmas Elf
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After nap happiness
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San Diego, loving the swing
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First Birthday Fun
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Off to the NW Washington Fair
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Hi Mom!
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Fall Photos – age 1(of course poor tripped and Eli fell into the bottom stair and cut his forehead just days earlier)
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Helping plant flowers
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Morning snuggles with his puppies
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Toddler Eli
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Thorough nose blowing
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Father’s Day at the Airshow
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At Grandma and Grandpa’s
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Hiking with Mom (Luke in Utero) and Dad
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Kissing Brother Luke
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So happy to have a brother
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Date to the park with Mom
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Morning Snuggles
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Third Birthday
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First Fish 
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Fishing at Lake Pearrygin (3 years old)
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Dad, Luke and Eli 
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Family Photos (Eli is 3)
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Winter Biking
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They love to dress alike
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4th Birthday
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Off to Preschool
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Riding to preschool
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Spring at the Park
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With Luke and new sister Callie ages (nearly) 5, 2 and 2

 

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