Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Eli loves hats!

This hat is actually a gift for Cousin Jack. It is a beautiful, handmade hat that Eli LOVES!! I may have to have one made for him.
Eli's construction hat


Recently, Eli enjoyed painting for the first time.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Crazy Week!

No new pics to post, but wanted to blog to let everyone know we're still here! We had a CRAZY week topped off with an even crazier weekend that included a ride in an ambulance!!! Yikes!

Eli and I have been sick...me more than Eli. And now, unfortunately, Eli is addicted to BOZ videos! And, if I have to watch another BOZ video, I may be sick again! : ) I'm kind-of kidding...BOZ is super cute, but there is only so much one person can take! Once I thought our week was under control...Saturday morning came. I was so excited to be going to a baby shower of a friend and about 15 minutes before I'm ready to go Hunter screams "I CAN'T MOVE MY LEGS!!!!" I looked at him and said what do you mean....just walk. He continued to say I CAN'T. Finally we realized that he did something to his back and he could not move! He made it to the floor but was stuck. After about 1 1/2 hours, he made it to the chair, but not without incredible pain. Meanwhile, Eli was VERY upset. He is very sensitive about Hunter and seeing Hunter in pain was more than he could take!!! So, I took Eli over to stay with my Dad and Hunter called 911. The ambulance came, gave him several shots so he could move, and took him to the hospital. Thankfully, Hunter just has a low back sprain and doesn't appear to have any damage to his back..no disc damage. He has been on the couch since yesterday evening. He is feeling much better, but still can't walk normally. It will probably be several days until that happens.

We are thankful that it was not more serious and we are looking forward to next week! One other note...Eli usually does really well in the church nursery now, but today I was called out of Sunday School...they said that he just kept crying and saying Daddy! Daddy! Isn't that sweet...but sad. He is so protective of Daddy and does not like it if all is not well!

Looking forward to the upcoming week, some fun pictures, and NO drama! : )

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Making Breakfast with Dad

This morning, Eli and Hunter made breakfast together. They made breakfast tacos and Eli cracked all the eggs! He did a really good job...only a few shells. He had so much fun!! I let Eli get pretty involved with cooking, but Hunter REALLY gets him involved and he LOVES it!!

Enjoying the finished product!


Eli enjoys playing with beans


Eli loves to ride his horse!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Feeding the Ducks

Eli and I went to feed the ducks this morning. When we got there, all the ducks were on the far side of the water so I didn't know if we'd actually get to feed any ducks or just throw bread in the water. The pictures speak for themselves. I didn't get any pics of Eli feeding....I was just trying to get rid of the bread and get out of there!! Ducks are aggressive!!! Eli thought the whole thing was so funny! : ) Thank goodness....I thought he might be scared (like me!) : )


Yesterday, while I was making supper, Eli explored the pantry.

Sunday, January 13, 2008


Eli woke up with pink eye on Saturday morning. : ( We were thankful that the Dr just called in an Rx rather than making us go into the office. He is feeling better now, but if anyone has any tips on how to get eyedrops in a toddler's eyes, please let me know! I have to do it 3x/day and it is aweful!!!!

Our New Tree

We received a free "tree" from our life insurance company recently. The mentioned it would be a "seedling", but it looks more like a twig. Anyway, Hunter and Eli planted it in the backyard. It will be fun to watch it grow. Hopefully it won't get mowed down!! I think I'll put a sign on it before the yard people come again! : )

At the Park with Collin

Eli and I meet Collin and his mom at the park sometimes. Eli and Collin have fun playing and I have fun chatting with Kellie (Collin's mom) ! : )

Chocolate Milk

Eli loves drinking chocolate milk...maybe a little too much!! : ) Don't worry....the bottle was empty and cleaned out! ; )

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Playing with the "chin-nay"

Eli loves playing with his kitchen (he calls it his chin-nay). Sometimes he gets tired of standing and grab a chair to continue playing.

A Christmas Story

Ralphy or Eli????


A Henley family favorite....Taco Salad! Eli loves it!! : )