We got to their house and the boys swam for a little bit, but since swimming can wear you out pretty quickly, they decided to get out for a little while and recharge. They ate snacks and drank juice at Clayton's poolside table that was a perfect size for them.
Cooper couldn't sit at the table with the big boys, so he decided to show them up by driving around in his car. Ladies, eat your hearts out!
Clayton and Eli, being the two active boys they are, quickly tired of sitting at the table and moved to the swing instead. The swing had more of a danger factor to it because of the motion. I guess the table was just too safe for those little daredevils. It was while he was on the swing that my child finally realized that those sugar glazed pieces of sweet dough actually WERE good to eat. Look at the face!
Then they upped the danger level slightly and moved to Clayton's custom swing set that his Daddy built for him. Eli had a blast on the swing. He loved going up high! (I can already tell that I might have an adrenaline junkie on my hands.)
Look at this sweet face with those big brown eyes! Clayton is such a wonderful friend to Eli.
Here is the back of Sarah's house. Isn't it nice? They have been working day and night on renovating and it's looking so good. I can't wait to see what it looks like when it is all finished. I bet they can't either!
I love trees like this. I wish I had one in our yard. On second thought, no, not really (don't want to deal with all those leaves in the fall), but isn't it pretty?
While Mommy was taking pictures of the house, Clayton and Eli were doing this...
Never fear! I was standing by super close, so I kept an eye on the little daredevils. Eli was so thrilled to be able to climb something so big and to not have his Mommy follow behind him. (The platform at the top was low enough that I could still keep a grip on him without having to climb.) Eli and Clayton slid down the slide, but on the second trip down Eli spotted a baseball bat, ball, and tee. Sliding was a thing of the past then. Baseball was the main focus now!
I know I'm his Mommy and all, but I really do have to brag. Eli has wonderful hand-eye coordination so far. He can hit the ball off the tee really far. Josh and I are always amazed at how far he can send the ball flying. Look at that great form! So far, he's a switch hitter, but he does so much better when he bats left handed. Josh, Grandpa E, and Grammy are all hoping for a lefty. E and Grammy are lefties and want another one in the family. Josh is a righty, but has dreams of Eli being a left handed pitcher and getting lots of scholarship offers one day.
I don't know about college scholarships, but I definitely am already looking forward to tee ball in a few years. He's going to be a fun kid to watch!
Thanks again, Sarah, Clayton, and Cooper for a fun day at your house. We had a great time!