Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Happy Birthday, Eli!

I am a few weeks late here, but...


From the day you were born, you wanted to be seen and heard! You were a total shock to the system and you constantly push me to be a better, gentler, more calm mother (because if we all lived in your world...). I know, without a doubt, that without you I'd never know what it was like to be pushed to the brink -but for the better! 

One day you are going to be an AMAZING leader (like your father!) and teach people that they can push past boundaries and dig deep. 

Your charisma and charm are going to win people over left and right as you grow and I can only pray I'm giving you the tools you need to put that to GOOD use! 

Two days old. Newport, RI. 

3 months old. Somewhere in Maine. 
One year. Jacksonville, FL.
My almost two year old. Atlantic Beach,  FL. 

I think it's hilarious that he still makes this face!
My almost three year old! Chesapeake, VA. 

No childhood is complete without a broken bone. Eli's motto in life:
Go big or go home!

Last day of THREE. Three years, three duty stations...

You have a heart of gold, my son. You are fierce, loyal, intense, imaginative and loving. I cannot imagine the world with out an Elias Jonathan Baggett!