Sunday, May 22, 2011

Birthday Boy

Eli Benjamin turned the big numero uno while we were sunning it up in Myrtle Beach. We celebrated his big day by taking him to the best steakhouse that we have ever been to. Talk about mouth watering meat. Yes, I totally love the carnivorous side of me. It was so good! Meat is brought to your table and sliced right onto your plate. Definitely a place that we will visit again when we travel back to Myrtle Beach.

After returning from Myrtle Beach we celebrated Eli's first birthday with family and friends. The theme was Peter Rabbit and it was very fitting for our little bunny. We enjoyed Italian food as well as salads and delicious desserts. The Easter Bunny got wind of our party and because he is a long distance relative of Peter he decided to pop (or should I say hop-that joke is free) in for a visit. Thank you Easter Bunny. You really made our party a success.

Eli has brought so much joy to our family. He is sweet and happy and I often find myself just staring at him imagining what he is going to be like when he is 10 and the kind of man he will become in his twenties. And then there are times when I wish I could keep him small forever. I love rocking him while he drinks his bottle and I especially love squeezing him. I love his sweet smile when he greets me in the morning and the sound of his little legs shuffling down the hallway. Feeling blessed beyond measure with the wonderful gift God has given us.

1 comment:

Terry Family said...

Happy Birthday Eli!! We love you so much! I can't believe your mom got the Easter Bunny to come to your party! How cool is that? We have been abundantly blessed to have you in our lives.