Friday, November 21, 2008

I think he is feeling better...

Last night Eli woke up over and over and over again and wouldn't go back to sleep, so I finally brought him in our bed. I thought he must be feeling really really sick. So this morning, feeling exhausted myself, I prepared myself for another day with a sad boy.

Boy was I wrong. He must not have been able to sleep from all that pent up energy he's been harboring this last week. He has been bouncing off the walls (i.e. me) all morning. I keep putting him down and telling him to go play. I guess he finally listened to me. He was quiet and happy for too long, so I went to see what he was up to...

For those of you who don't know what happens when you take your eyes off a toddler for 2 seconds (minutes), THIS is what happens:



I came into the kitchen to find Eli throwing flour all over the kitchen. He was so proud of himself.





He wanted to show me what he learned. Who am I to say 'no' to a cute photo op. He already made the mess, might as well capture it on film for memories (or blackmail).



I love this sequence.











I guess he's making up for the fact that we don't have any snow to play in.



Hand angels:



Whew! That was hard work, but somebody had to do it. Right?



He looks so innocent, like "What? I didn't do it."



And so we had another unscheduled trip to the bath. Good thing he LOVES bath time, with all the splashing to be done. Why does bath time usually end in a mess for me to clean up too? Is it any wonder I just give up some days, and Brian comes home to the hurricane that is our home.



With our upcoming trip to Utah, I was so relieved that Eli was recovering in time. But it seems Brian might just be coming down with this dreaded virus. He is starting to get the painful bumps all over his hands, feet and tongue. Poor guy. It is not going to be a fun vacation if he gets it as bad as Eli. I sure hope I am immune - I really don't want this.

8 comments:

Sara Kelley said...

i loved all the pictures but the last picture of eli is ADORABLE!! it looked like he was having so much fun. did it take you forever to clean all that flour up?

AmberBaker said...

It wasn't as bad as I thought. I swept most of it up. Now I just need to mop and get all the residue off the floor. :p

Mary A. said...

What a treasure those picture are! What a great attitude to get pictures of the fun before cleaning up. I love all your pictures but these may be the best ever. We'd love to see you on your upcoming trip if you are in the area.

AmberBaker said...

Yeah - we'll be in Heber this next week. But we won't have a car... :( If that's close enough for you to come visit, we'd love to see you. I can take a few pictures of the kids if you want. :)

Hodge Family said...

oh so cute. Man it seems like ever time you come to utah Brian is sick. how sucky

Gray, Kamaile & Wehilani Ronk said...

I love those pictures, you are a great photographer. I have learned that when Wehilani gets quiet, it is time to see the mess that she has made. Take care and tell Brian I hope he feels better and I'm happy to see that Eli is feeling better :).

Sterling and Cori Anne said...

These are the cutest photos Amber! What a mess! But the really make great pictures.

dunlop family said...

oh my gosh i ove it! you are such a good mama!! sometiimes you just have to go with it! and how can you get mad at such a cutie like that!!! when are you coming to utah?