As we are, With You: 06-16

Today is Eli’s birthday. And since I wanted to share my Self portrait monthly project, I’m combining the two. Even though it’s really tricky to try and get Eli in pictures (he starts to cry when I ask) some times it works out. That just makes me try harder. I want him to know he’s important and loved and special.

As we are, With you | Just RhondaThis boy has brought such laughter into our home. I’ll just list a few of his funny conversations…..

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Eli: mom, I didn’t sleep at ALL last night!…. I was in lava world!
Me: oh really?? Well what were you doing there?
Eli: building a house… For our whole family!

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Eli: (sang whilst dancing) jiggle bells, jiggle bells, jiggle all to he way…. Man I love to jiggle!”

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As we are, With you | Just Rhonda

Eli: mom, if I eat a lot, will my stomach explode?
Me: uh… Lets go with no.
Eli: well maybe I can eat so much I can get bigger and bigger and bigger and then I can get as big as the whole earth and float into space and be … Like a new planet!

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Nothing says good morning like an Eli conversation at 5 am.
(something along these lines….)
Eli: MOM! I need a screen.
Me: No. Go back to bed.
Eli: (starts crying) but I feel sick…. I’m hot. 
Me: You feel fine to me. Go get a blanket and go back to bed.
Eli: I’ll turn the volume down low.
Me: It’s not about that. It’s too early.
Eli: (starts crying) But remember I’m sick! Feel me, I’m hot.
Me: Lay down right here and go back to sleep.
(Lays down beside me for about 30 seconds then starts kicking me.)
Me: Eli, hold still or go to your own bed.
Eli: Maybe I should use a screen.
Me: You are not using a screen. STOP ASKING.
Eli: (starts crying again) Can I have breakfast?
Me: It’s REALLY early. Go back to bed.
Eli: But my back hurts.
ME: Go to bed.
Eli: I’ll turn the volume down low.
Me: No!
(30 seconds later)
Eli: I don’t feel well so I need a screen.
Me: No screens!
Eli: My tongue hurts.
Me: I’m sorry. Go back to bed.
Eli: A screen?
Me: If you ask about screen again, you will not use one ALL DAY so stop asking.
(30 seconds later)
Eli: I don’t feel well so I need a screen.
(and over and over… until 7 when I got out of bed.)

 

As we are, With you | Just Rhonda

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Lucy: (while looking at a piece of paper) MAN I wish I could read Chinese!
Eli: If only Sadie was here!
Mom: Sadie is learning spanish.
Eli: Same thing.

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Eli: I am TOTALLY the best yeller in our family!

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Eli: Hey Mom, you know what would be awesome? If we had another baby!
Me: No that wouldn’t be awesome. It’d be crazy.
Eli: why? Dad could just put Ollie & Norah to bed & you could take care of the new cute one.
Me: there’s actually a lot more to do than just put kids to bed!
Eli: like what??

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So much fun with this kid around. 🙂

Now go check out my photographer friends as they get in front of the camera too.

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  • June 28, 2016 - 10:33 pm

    Heidi - Hahaha! I love the last conversation. “Like what???” Had me in stitches!

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