In Daddy’s Shoes
Since the flu struck in March – things have been a little off-track around here. I am also in the midst of one of the peak seasons for photographs. Between tutoring 30 hours a week, 3-4 shoots every weekend, editing when I can, and day-to-day housework, there really hasn’t been much time for anything else. Any spare time that I do have lately, I have been investing in preparing for a baby shower for a friend. It seems that this “busy season of life” is ongoing. I am very much looking forward to July, when my workload will decrease. More than that I am anxiously awaiting my normal “drive” to return… I have no idea where it went, but since March (the flu) I just feel rather BLAH! Justin and I started waking up at 5am again everyday this week. Unfortunately, I feel no motivation to actually put in a decent workout.
Moooooottivvaaaation – where are you?
I did not start this blog post with the intention of talking about my current state of blah-ness, so let me move on…
Oh yes, this was about Mr. Cuteness…
I cannot believe that Eli is almost three! As you all know, we think he is just the cutest thing we have ever seen. His smiles, cuddles, kisses, and charming personality, result in us gushing almost every time he does… anything! I will save all the details for his “Eli Update” in June, but today I just had to show ONE of the cute things he has been doing a lot lately.
Eli has always loved shoes. I think that the is pretty normal for babies and toddlers, but this kid is obsessed! When we go to church, and everyone has removed their shoes, he will go sit in the middle of all of them. At home, we have a shoe closet so, thankfully, he doesn’t drag the shoes around too much. But when he does he loves to put his feet in them and walk around.
Last week I walked into the kitchen to find these two like this…
Justin had no idea that Eli was standing in his shoes. It is hard enough for him to walk in his daddy’s massive shoes, so I was really surprised that he was able to climb onto his “cheya” with them on! This is the footstool that Eli gets when he needs to wash his hands. When we are cooking, he will get on the stool to help us. While we do the dishes, he often stands behind us, bouncing a toy along the counter.
When I came back to the kitchen to take a few pictures of this cuteness – he looked at me like he was doing nothing out of the ordinary at all. This kid cracks me up!