Friday, October 30, 2009

zoo = 5 under 2

a friend of mine from high school, Julie needed to get some packing done for their move this weekend, so i borrowed her son for a fun adventure while she spent the time taking advantage of not having a little helper around. so a dear friend from church, Connie, and i took all of the little ones to the zoo. that would make three 2 year old boys, and two little precious babes who desperately attempted to not fall asleep as to not miss out on the toddler zoo action. it was rather quiet at the zoo, so we attempted to test their listening skills and obedience by not using strollers and we are proud to say we never lost them and the worst thing Eli and Judah did was walk/jump right through the puddles... but they are little boys and puddles were made just for them! here is proof that Judah, Eli, & Josiah were listening ever so sweetly

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Birth-Day Miracle

Eli's birth was nothing short of a miracle. An emergency to say the least, no heartbeat, non responsive, blue and limp, but you would never know now!

After the trauma of giving birth (and if you don't know the story then you have NO idea that trauma is just saying it nicely) they drugged me up as if you can't tell from this picture!

Eli's first birthday! YES that cake batter has raw eggs in it... hey you only live once (Sarah i am not a bad mom i promise)

Sunny made him get dirty, as he had been eating it nicely with a fork, so Eli decided to have some fun and throw cake at her!

My has he grown up, from baby to boy, in the last year!

Eli knew just what to do, he sang the happy birthday song, and blew out his candles all on his own (very unlike Steyne tradition of fighting to see who can blow who's candles out... needless to say i don't like this tradition and i am glad i share my birthday with my brother-in-law, Brent, who does not blow my candles out... don't get any ideas for next year!)

Mr Hollywood, posing fro the camera! i just love this boy, i think we should keep him honey!

we are SO BLESSED to have been given the chance to be Eli's parents. He is such a joy to have around and his busy little personality is blooming more and more everyday!

Saturday, October 10, 2009


oh, do you know my Monk-E man

my Monk-E man, my Monk-E man

oh, do you know my Monk-E man

who lives on Bookman Mill

Monk-E is Eli's nickname is tri-fold: Monk because he takes after his daddy and is a germaphobe and clean-freak, E is what he calls himself so we call him that too, and he is such a monkey climbing on EVERYTHING!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

who is who??

since everyone strangers and family alike point out that the boys look NOTHING alike i wanted to show you that they are starting too look much more alike now... so who is who???