Sunday, May 17, 2009

Grandpa E Comes to Visit

This past weekend, Josh's dad, Ed or "Grandpa E" as Eli calls him, came to visit! He had not seen Eli since he was born, so he was pretty shocked when he saw his grandson this time. Ed came in late Friday night after Eli was already in bed, so he didn't get to see him until Saturday morning. Eli woke up and as soon as he saw Grandpa E, he gave him one of his classic Eli smiles-eye crinkling,wide open mouth, gummy smile! Eli LOVED having a new person to play with; I guess Mommy and Daddy get old after awhile :) Eli showed his Grandpa all of his new tricks and even mastered a new one while Grandpa was here. Eli can now pull himself up to a sitting position from his tummy. He's done this randomly over the past week, but Saturday morning he kept doing it over and over again, so it's pretty clear he's figured it out now.

Eli and Grandpa E

Ed wanted to take Eli shopping for something he needed, but I told him that Eli had every toy that a 6 month baby could possibly want, so we decided on a cute church outfit instead. We went to the Picket Fence to pick out a cute outfit. I gave Eli a choice between a white Feltman and a green and blue checked outfit and he decided to go with the colorful one. I'm getting it monogrammed with his initials, so I can't wait to see how cute he's going to look in it! Don't worry, you know I'll have lots of pictures to post :)

After a few more stops, we were all pretty hungry. We ran home real quick to get a bottle for Eli and then we headed to the Mexican restaurant. Eli was actually sleeping before we got there, and I had the nerve to think that it would actually last through lunch. How naive of me! He woke up IMMEDIATELY when the car stopped. Oh well! We decided to go ahead and attempt to eat a meal. Eli did okay. He was so exhausted and got cranky towards the end. He did actually sit in a highchair for the first time (at a restaurant, that is) and did fairly well. I was a nervous wreck, however, because when you have a child as active as Eli a little strap that goes around his lap isn't going to hold him very long. I held one of his arms the entire time I ate because I was so scared he was going to fall and hit his head on the very HARD ceramic tile floor. Right before we left, our waitress brought Eli a red balloon. Why oh why did she not think of this sooner? To put it mildly, Eli LOVED his red balloon. He quickly figured out that pulling his hand down brought the balloon closer to his face. He played with the balloon the remainder of our time at the restaurant, in the car on the way home, and once we got home. Josh has decided that he's going to buy a helium tank so Eli can have a neverending supply of inflatable balloons to play with at home :)

That night Grandpa E decided to have a little fun and tied Eli's balloon to his big toe while he was on the floor playing. It was so funny to watch him move his foot up and down trying to get the balloon. Once again though, he quickly figured out how to get the balloon where he wanted it. He then proceeded to floss his two "toofers" (teeth to you people that don't speak "baby") with the balloon string. Our dentist is going to be so proud!

Sunday morning, Grandpa E and Eli spent some more time bonding on the couch playing with each other. I hate that Ed lives so far away, but I'm so thankful for this time that we all had together this weekend. I loved watching Eli love on his Grandpa and his Grandpa love on Eli.

Eli was obsessed with Grandpa E's watch. We have no clue about this because Josh and I both wear watches daily and he hasn't shown the slightest bit of interest in ours, but every time Ed held Eli, Eli would fixate on Ed's watch. I guess we know what to get him for his birthday in November now :)

Before Ed left to go back home, we went outside to take some more pictures. Ed's going to be out of the country for a few months, but hopes to come see us again once he gets back. I can't wait to see how much Eli has changed when he comes to visit again. Thanks, Grandpa E, for coming to visit us! We love you and can't wait to see you again!

Three generations of Wilson men

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The pic of the 3 generations, the one in the middle is way the cutest. Mammy

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