Somehow, Mr. Eli is already nine months old. He’s growing up incredibly quickly–and it’s a good thing, too, because in January he’s going to be a big brother! I just couldn’t be happier for Fred and Caroline (and Eli). When I think back on our first photo session together last November, it’s amazing how fast things change. They had no idea that in a few short weeks, Eli would be joining their family, and they certainly weren’t expecting that only a year after that, he’d have a little brother.
Life can be pretty awesome.
So Eli is exploring the world with both feet these days, standing up and totally cracking himself up with his new abilities. He will be running all over the place in no time flat. For now, though, we let him commandeer the porch at the Grapevine tea room in Arlington Depot Square.
I wonder if his eyes will always be this blue.
“What’s in the box?”
Just taking care of the ants.
I love when he gets the spiky hair going. My mom brought a pumpkin to ring in the fall and was overcome with joy that he was wearing an outfit with a fall theme. “Now we can use the pumpkin!!!” she cried maniacally.
Eli was fully supportive of this plan.
I thwacked my head on that plant, I’ll tell you what.
Eli, shown between shoveling two gargantuan handfuls of dirt into his mouth and letting us have it for removing them.
He rallied when we let him hang out at Vinegar Jim’s for a while.
I love when babies start to look like older kids, but occasionally they’ll still make an expression that reminds you of when they were wee.
And then give you a million-dollar smile. Good GRIEF, is this kid cute.