Friday, March 20, 2009

3 Months and counting. Are you kidding?

Eli turned three months old two Sundays ago. Ryan and I can't believe how big he is getting! He is growing up way too fast! Eli amazes us everyday with the way he changes and the new things that he can do. Yesterday morning he was having tummy time and I noticed that he was getting up on his shoulders so I QUICK grabbed the video camera...... YES! I got it on video. Eli rolled over for the first time. Poor baby! I don't know what scared him more, his mommy screaming and cheering or the fact that he didn't know what in the world he had just done. It was awesome and I was so proud! It is amazing now all of the little things that bring a smile to my face!
Another thing that I especially love about our little guy is that he loves being outside. THANK YOU! I love this since Ryan and I like being out in the sunshine. On Sunday, after we got back home Eli had fallen fast asleep in his carrier. He had only slept about a half an hour since about 9 o'clock that morning. Ryan was hammering away outside and I was vaccuming out the car. Eli was sawing some logs on the sidewalk in his carrier, then the sunshine started peeping in on him. Then I moved him over into the driveway. Oh, how I felt like a bad mommy, but Ryan and I needed to get some things done while Eli was asleep. Finally, all of the noise woke him up and I put him on his boppy on a blanket in the yard and he was in LOVE! He was just smiling and laughing all over himself! I know I say this all of the time, but what a GREAT little baby he is!

Chillin in the Sunshine with my mommy!
Say Cheese!

What is wrong with my parents leaving
me beside the monster truck?

3 Months Old

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Road Trip!

This past Monday we headed to Richmond for Eli's first road trip! Boy was he GREAT! We went to watch Liberty play basketball in the Virginia High School League State Tournament. We went to Richmond on Monday night and Eli slept the entire way there. Once we got there, he got up and ate and then Ryan and I went to dinner. We just sat Eli on the table and he hung out with us just like a trooper. I tell you we have a terrific little boy! Once we got back to the hotel we decided to have a photo shoot. We propped Eli up in the bed and on the chair in the room and boy did he think he was BIG. He slept through the night and then we got ready and headed out the next day. We went to Short Pump Towne Center and then to the game. Eli stayed awake the entire time at the game. We got there about 3 o'clock and we didn't leave until about 7 o'clock. He was such the Liberty Basketball Fan! We have to start him out early if he's going to be shooting threes like his daddy!

Cheering on my team! GO BIG BLUE!

I'm such a BIG boy!

Having fun with my daddy!

Night! Night!
(No, we really brought the pack and play.)

I'm ready for my office mom!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Snow and Sunshine!

This past week has had a lot in store for the Stevens' family. Eli saw his very first snow and his first 80 degree day. We ventured out into the snow Sunday night and he seemed to like it, but Monday was another story. Eli definitely did not like the cold and boy was it COLD! He sure was cute though all bundled up in his snow suit. It was probably his last time it. He sure was snug inside of that thing and we took lots and lots of pictures, even with all of his fussing. Poor baby has it rough! Later on in the week our Liberty Minutemen basketball team played for a spot in the Virginia High School League final four basketball championship. GO MINUTEMEN! You can tell that Ryan and I are both very proud of our alma mater. WE WON! Eli enjoyed every minute of the game and he stayed awake the entire time. Lots of smiles, despite the loud crowd! We headed to Richmond tonight so that we can see the boys play tomorrow. Eli is on his first official road trip and I must say that he did great on the way here. What a proud mommy I am! He must love to be on the go just like me!

Liberty's BIGGEST fan!