Sunday, February 4, 2018

The Life of Eli: Month 11

Big leaps happened this past month as Elijah officially said goodbye to baby food and fell in love with finger food. He's a picky eater but enjoys chicken, meatballs, potatoes and bananas. Elijah's motor skills are improving as he's standing on his own for longer moments. He loves using his walker toy, but we're anxiously waiting for those first steps on his own!

Elijah cracks us up with his dancing and clapping whenever music comes on. Clearly a lover for music runs in the family. Near the end of January, we experienced his first snow! Needless to say, he wasn't a huge fan once we set him down, but honestly, who would be in this wet, cold stuff!

This past month, we also enjoyed visiting Dad and hanging with the fam at Carmel Christian basketball games. He soon became accustomed to the loud buzzers and loved clapping along whenever anything exciting would happen.

Our boy is growing so much and is into EVERYTHING! We can't believe he'll be ONE later this month! Ah!

Monday, January 15, 2018

The Life of Eli: Month 10

10 months have come and gone in the blink of an eye. This month was a little rough as half of it was spent sick with a double ear infection along with coming down with an on and off again fever for 3 days. The entire Singleton household was down for a few days but the Christmas spirit kept us going and we got through it.

This month, Elijah has become an expert crawler and had his first two teeth come in! He enjoys playing with toys and is expressing himself more and more these days, even throwing a temper tantrum here and there. Diapers are getting harder to change as he just wants to be on the go. He is defiantly a baby on the move these days.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Elijah's First Christmas

We were beyond excited to introduce Elijah to the most wonderful time of the year! We started out the holiday season with a visit to Santa. Let's just say Elijah was not impressed. We were able to crack a small smile towards the end of our meeting but for the most part, he expressed a deer in headlights look.

We also had a fun filled day picking out a Christmas tree and decorating while listening to Christmas music on the record player.

Oh Christmas Eve, we enjoyed a church service where we were reminded that Jesus is the reason for the season! Later that afternoon, we headed over to the Little household for dinner and presents from Grammie and Grampie. Elijah enjoyed opening his gifts and playing with cousin Keegan.

Christmas Day arrived and we were happy to open presents together under the tree. I'm pretty sure Elijah would have been just fine with a box and some wrapping paper but we got him a few gifts that we thought he would enjoy.

Later that day, we enjoyed a family meal with Grammy J and other family members as we enjoyed food and music around the table. Lots of fun was had as we savored the sweet moments with our boy on his first Christmas.

We hope everyone enjoyed the holidays! 2017 brought us so much joy. Here's to hoping 2018 brings just as much adventure.