14 Month Update

Because I’m behind and because I didn’t find the previous ways of doing monthly Eli updates particularly fascinating, we are changing it up!
Life with a 14 month old:

Life lately includes a lot of dance parties, eating dirt and rocks, falling down and crying only to get over it 45 seconds later. Guitar lessons with a strong emphasis on led Zeppelin, acdc and van halen, being swung up in the air, on his swing, basically just constant movement. It includes an exceptionally affection boy, that still gives exceptionally wet kisses, has started to develop food preferences resulting in boxes of graham crackers being dragged from room to room. Eli wants to be outside 90% of the time, gets a little clingy when momma tries to do too many projects, clearly resulting in hours of neglect. To show daddy his love, he stuffed his shooting paraphernalia with pita chips, obviously making sure Kenny and plenty to eat at his next match. While a very verbal child, the only English words we get our dog and da, no worries with communication though, he gets around with a lot of finger pointing and some light yelling. To sum up, life is good, really really really good. Eli is a blast right now, while being a wild child that gets into everything, he has maintained this increasingly sweet nature of giving soft things love and running into our arms for hugs. He is also amazing at playing by himself!! Which is a big win for us, ’cause sometimes you just need a break :). He is “pretty much” sleeping through the night typically takes one nap a day. One of my favorite parts of the day is getting to lay down on the floor with him and read him stories before he goes to sleep. Kenny and I can’t believe how much fun we are having and are overjoyed to get to watch over his life.

Goals with Grace: April

April Goals

Let’s all pretend that March didn’t happen and just move past the fact that I missed an entire 31 day window of time.

Progress on February goals:

Decide on a devotional: didn’t do it, I really want to go look at devotionals and pick one out. I understand that our world is becoming more and more paperless, but I do much better have something physical to hold, scribble on and refer back to.

Figure out some blogging basics: didn’t do. In all honesty, I’m not going to. Looking at blogging as a business has stalled me (clearly). I need to find a smaller goal.

Decorate our bedroom: bought new bedding! And a lamp! Cleared the clothes off the top of the dresser and organized my closet, but no, did not decorate my bedroom.

Eli’s birthday: DID IT! Yay! It was not big, but we did have a little gathering at the coast with our family and it was perfectly low key and wonderful. And much like I assumed he wouldn’t, he didn’t care at all. I wonder if birthdays mean more when you have siblings?? As of right now, Eli having his nuclear and extended family fawn over him is just another day in the life.
Valentine’s Day: did it! Was just a simple low key affair at home, in which I received the sweetest letter. Gifts make me strangely anxious and uncomfortable, but words of adoration? Right up my alley.

Host framily dinner: completely forgot that this was even a goal.

Link up with tiny twig: waah waah πŸ™‚

Basically I hit it out of the park with my goals. I’m Whatever. Honestly, the fact that I move off of my couch and out of my blanket cocoon at any point once the temperature dips below 60 is an accomplishment for me.

With out further ado, April goals:

Start naptime diaries for mom: it’s a devotional of sorts! Yay!

FINALLY finish backyard, as in plants, furniture, garden, this has been a goal for about 6 years

Bring back girls brunch

2 family fun days

Read a book

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