Happy Birthday Sweet Eli!!!

My sweet firstborn Eli, turned 5 today (23rd). We are celebrating and having his party tomorrow, so today was business as usual, and the fun will all be tomorrow and Saturday. Norman and I did a bit of decorating tonight, so that when he wakes up in the morning he will be waking up to balloons, ribbon and presents. Here are a couple of pictures I snapped tonight...I wasn't sure the balloons would make it to the party, but hopefully they won't all pop or deflate ;).

I'm going to post a few pictures of my sweetie to commemorate the precious 5 years we've had with him. We've definitely had our ups and downs with medical issues, but we wouldn't trade him for the world. He's a beautiful light in our lives, and our family wouldn't be complete without him. We have learned so much from him, and I'm sure we will continue to do so...We love you Eli...

And now a couple of current pics...

I'm sure I'll have lots of party pics to post after the weekend!!


  1. What great pics and I love that you decorated the night before so that he could wake up to his birthday (I may have to steal that idea)!!

    Happy birthday Eli!

  2. Thanks Melinda! Go right ahead; I love being able to have him wake up and be so surprised! Isn't a kids happy face the best sight in the world?!?! :)

  3. awww. cute! I loved the year-in-review-pictures! Thansk for visiting from BATW!

  4. Isn't it amazing to see how much they change and GROW over the years!!! He is so handsome and gotten SO big!! He looks older than 5!

    Happy Birthday Eli, I hope you have a wonderful birthday!!!!!

  5. I can't believe just a year ago we were together celebrating! Happy Birthday Eli! Love & Great big hugs!

  6. Thanks guys! And Reina...I know. I could almost cry! I was thinking about his party last year and all the friends and fun and food and enjoyment we had together. I miss you guys so much...Such is this military life right? It does make it so hard to move though, when you find such dear friends...Love ya girl...


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