It has been FOREVER since I last posted! The reason I haven't updated in a while is because something happened with my account and it wouldn't let me login! I have FINALLY figured it out and so I can post again! I was getting worried I would have to create a while different account!
Eli is 10 MONTHS!
Double digits! He seems so much older! Only 2 months from turning ONE! I can hardly believe it!
Although it is bittersweet to see him grow up so quickly, I must say that I am enjoying EVERY stage of his development!
The biggest update that I have is that Eli is now walking!! He started on July 4th weekend. That weekend Daniel was in New Mexico to be in a wedding. Eli and I were in Georgia with Nana, Grandpa, Uncle Sean, and Aunt Kaysi! He had a lot of encouragement to walk while Daddy was away! However, he waited til Daddy got home to actually start mastering his steps!
Now he is ALL OVER THE PLACE! He walks pretty much everywhere he goes unless he falls over mid-walk; then he just crawls the rest of the way. He is getting really good. He can side step, turn around, and he is picking up speed every day! He likes to chase Boo around! It is so cute! I guess I will finally have to buy shoes for him :) Here is a video we took of him when he first started walking:
He is saying "mama" and "dada" pretty consistently now. He mostly just says "mama" when he wants something, is tired or frustrated. He says "dada" throughout the day, I think because he wonders where Daniel went! We are usually up when Daniel leaves for work, so he sees him leave out the front door. Sometimes he goes over to the door and pounds on it, saying "dada, dada, dada"!
Eli has also been clapping and dancing, mostly when he gets food!
I don't think he is doing anything else new! Now that I have a new password and am able to access my account I am going to try to keep up with this better!
Here are a few pictures: