I am pleased to report that I am now a member of a Secret Society. It will not remain secret long, because I cannot keep a secret. (Keep that in mind before you tell me any of your secrets.)
It is the I-Have-A-Daughter-Named-After-A-Pretty-Flower Club. There is only one rule to join. You have decorate your daughter like her namesake flower. I was in the mood to embellish some onesies anyhow...
Here are all the excuses I've heard from Eli this evening as to why he cannot eat broccoli:
Broccoli "hurts my feelings"
It's green. "I don't eat green things"
So now we are at an impasse. I have told Mr. Eli he cannot do anything tonight until he finishes one piece of broccoli.
He has had the same piece of broccoli in his mouth for the last hour, and I am having to keep him with me while I do dishes, fold laundry, clean the bathroom, and now blog. (Otherwise he'll spit it out, don't you see...)
This should be an interesting evening... I guess I forgot that Eli is as stubborn as I am.
After my Mother's Day All Bran in bed, it was time for church!
Today my baby boy sang in Sacrament Meeting with the rest of his Sunbeam class.
I used to roll my eyes at my Mom for crying when we sang on Mother's Day...
I cried. A bunch. Of course, since this is Eli, I was crying with mirth.
He was so proud to go up front with the rest of the Primary, and since he is a little Sunbeam, he was right in the front. Right in front of the stairs. He did not sing a note of the four songs sung, instead he gripped the hand rails and swung his legs back and forth like a gymnast. He swung the entire time, and when they were done singing and wanted to go back to their parents, they were blocked by the littlest Sunbeam. The Primary president picked him up and moved him out of the way.
I decided to make Iris a little hat. There is a possibility that she will be fair-skinned like me, and I thought a hat would be a good idea. Plus, what fun is it to have a little girl if you can't sew for her? I measured the circumference of her head, and worked out a pattern. I had a piece of red linen gathering dust in my craft room, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
Eli, in his very first display of jealousy since the beginning of the new baby saga, (and I mean VERY first, I'm so proud of him for that!) said he wanted the hat to be for him, not for Iris. I promised when I finished hers, I'd make one for him.
He wanted a red hat, and I had plenty of linen left over, and since Iris' hat turned out really girly, (as planned) I thought it would be fun to make a newsboy cap for Mr. E.
I found a pattern here and here's how it ended up.
We have watched "Man v. Food" a few times on the Travel Channel. Eli really likes it. Every time the guy tastes food, he dramatically rolls his eyes, and says something to the effect of "this is the best thing I've ever tasted, ever... blah blah..."(which of course he has to do, or they'd kick him out of their kitchen!) Eli has never been a big eater, and so I'm encouraged to see him imitate that. Now anytime he eats or drinks something (even water) he says "That's SO good!"
Eli has stopped taking regular naps. He argues that he is too big to nap, and since he can make it all day without getting super cranky (most of the time) I let him go. Every once in a while though, he just crashes.