Thursday, December 30, 2010

Merry Christmas, part 3

We finally found the camera, so here are the pictures of Christmas Eve.
First, we went to see his Granny. She was the first down here to give him things to unwrap.

Her tree was fun to look at and play with.

He got to listen to her CD player, even though it was turned off.

After that, we went to see his grandpa. They had some really nice things for him.

They got him another train set!

This one goes by itself.

Last night, we went to see them again.

He really likes to play with his new trains.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Merry Christmas, part 2

We weren't done with opening gifts, yet. We had another day of fun.

He got to wear his grandpa's hat. That was cool.

For some reason, everybody gathered around and sat in chairs. He found a chair his size.

He and his cousin got to open more presents.

Then he and his grandmother played Batman.

Last night, he got to eat chips and rice again.
We'll have more pictures after we find our camera.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Elijah had a good Christmas so far.

He wasn't quite awake enough to see what he'd been given.

He quickly figured it out and started playing.

He's been playing almost nonstop since then.

He's gotten very good at opening packages.

His cousin came over and they both played with his toys.

We also got to meet his other cousin.

His grandpa played the guitar, and that was fun.
We'll have more pictures soon.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Shopping Trips

We've been on lots of shopping trips lately. He got to wear his new sweater.

He's been to all kinds of different stores lately, all while looking for gifts for his family.

Somebody said they wanted pictures of him eating noodles. Here's one, but no chopsticks. I'll try harder next time.

Ooh, this was fun. He got to ride on a big, old-fashioned carousel at the big mall near us. He did a good job riding the horse.

He got tired of the horse, so we got on the swing for the last part of the ride.

Here's a wider shot of the whole thing.

Then he sat in the train and some of the other rides.

OK. It is incredibly difficult to take a picture of both a toddler and puppies, but this one is the least blurry.

We still have some snow, and he got to look at and poke at it.

When we went shopping, there was a fountain, so he threw some of his dad's money into the water. It took him a few tries. Possibly because he gets yelled at for throwing things usually.

He did like throwing the pennies in, though.

It is still cold outside here, so he wore his dad's gloves for a while.

You really can't blame him for sleeping. He had a busy day.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Office Party

His dad's employer was nice enough to have a Christmas party for the little kids. He started by coloring a puzzle.

After he colored and ate snacks, Santa showed up, and he got to be first to get his picture made.

He went back to making crafts, like the gingerbread house he built with his dad.

Then he played a game of "Run Around Making Noise".

This really is his favorite game.

His mom found some bubbles, so he did that for a while.

In all, it was a fun day for him.
The higher quality Santa pics will be uploaded as soon as I get them, and I will post them here.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Finally Moved In; Thanksgiving, Also

OK, this will be a long post, because it's been a while since I could upload pictures.
He had fun hiding in the cabinets after we emptied them out.

He also had fun playing in the big truck.

It took a long time to get to our new apartment, and he got tired of sitting in his car seat, so he stole his grandmother's spot.

We stayed at my uncle's house, and he found some really nice toys to play with while we stayed there.

He also played with their piano. That was a lot of non-melodious fun.

We ate some barbecue immediately after getting here, of course.

We also ate at a few other places.

Once we got to his great-grandparents' house, his uncle read him a story.

His uncle also was a horse.

He likes to watch the fire. He wanted me to tell you that fire is "hot".

I'm sure you all need more pictures of him playing in the park, so here are a few more.

He also likes to play video games. He's not sure what to do with them, but they're lots of fun to play.