Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thankful Thursday ~ Happy Birthday, Eli!

Our precious grandson, Eli, turned 2 years old on March 22! Eli is the second child of our daughter Erin and her husband John, and he has a big brother named Jack. They live in Minneapolis, and my husband flew to MN to help celebrate Eli's birthday. I am usually the one that goes by myself, so it was a gift to Lauren to have him go this time, and he had a wonderful visit with them all.

Here are some pictures of Eli celebrating his big day. He was coming down with a cold and so he isn't very smiley in them and you can see it in his eyes, but Lauren said he loved it all.

Eli with birthday cupcakes with Elmo on them and his new scooter

Eli on his "birth" day, March 22, 2008

Eli last year at age 1
 Those of you who have grandchildren living far away as we do know that you ache to see them! Eli and I have many phone calls together and we do webcams with the 4 of them whenever possible. Lauren came home with lots of great "Jack and Eli" stories, but I know I will want to see them in person soon. Until then, I am so thankful that they are each in God's very capable hands.

Thank you to Laurie at Women Taking a Stand for hosting Thankful Thursday this month.


Denise said...

Birthday blessings to precious Eli.

Maxine said...

That is so sweet that your husband got to go. It must be so difficult to be away from them; I really feel it when a week goes by and I don't see mine. That nice, though, that you have the webcam. We don't have that, but my daughter and husband just got it and it's been fun for the children to talk to another family and their children.

Karen said...

What a sweet birthday post for your cute grandson! I am a "Nanna", too...and one of my grandchildren lives across the country...circumstances prevent us from seeing her very often...the last time was 2 years ago...loved your closing line..."I am so thankful that they are each in God's very capable hands."

Lois of said...

Oh that Eli is such a cutie pie!
happy TT