Elias is three!
When I'm asked to describe Eli's personality I like to say he has the charm and determined personality of a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, trapped in a little body with intense but irresistible framed eyes. He's an introvert and loves to live life joyfully in the moment dancing his little heart out to whatever music moves him. He's officially in preschool now and at times he seems entirely too young to be there. Especially when I drop him off, leaving him to sit on the ground in tears, lifting a forlorn hand to wave goodbye as he peers around his teachers legs to see me drive away. It's then that I remember the reoccurring nightmares I had as a child of being lost at a store and only running out the front door to see them look at me and drive away. Now it changed though and I'm the one in the car still trying to look brave for my little man.
On Sunday we did our family celebration. I made Hopkins cupcakes as his theme. Hopkins is a frog found on Signing Time who's hopping theme song always has Eli bouncing like mad on our couch. I've resigned myself to the fact that its ruining the cushion and designated that section to be Eli's spot. It futile to try and stop him unless you sit constantly by him. Besides, his squeals of laughter and yo-yo bounces always put a smile on my face. For his gift we downloaded a bunch of his favorite songs to add to his playlist.