Monday, April 09, 2007

Happy Birthday Elijah!

Sunday was Elijah's second birthday. It was a pretty full day celebrating both Easter and his birthday, but it was a lot of fun. It's hard to believe that Elijah is already two years old!

We are so proud of Elijah. He has a great laugh and gives wonderful hugs. He enjoys it when we tickle him and even when Josiah wrestles with him. He loves to read books and watch Signing Time and other kids' shows. He is walking and climbing and transitioning from sitting to standing without help. He can play at the playground now instead of sitting in the swing or stroller watching everyone else.

He knows at least twenty to thirty signs and is learning new signs every week. He will sit and look through his Signing Time books and do the sign for each picture. It's very cute and it's encouraging to see him identifying and naming objects on his own.

With all of these achievements, Elijah is also starting to get into trouble more often. He loves to take the grates off of the heater vents and occasionally throws a toy into the vent. Josiah is very vigilant about protecting the vents. A few times each day we hear the clunk of Elijah removing a grate immediately followed by Josiah running across the house yelling, "No, Elijah!" (I think Josiah will pass his hearing screening with flying colors!) If we are not careful to push all of the dining room chairs in, we are certain to find Elijah sitting in a chair or on top of the table.

Elijah wore a new outfit for Easter and his birthday. By the end of the day he figured out how to use his vest to play "Peek-a-boo!"

We're so glad that Elijah is part of our family. It's fun to watch him grow and learn. He is a blessing and brings us a lot of joy.

1 comment:

Rob B. said...

Happy Birthday, little guy. My little boy loves to play peekaboo and knows some signs too. You know way more than he does though.

Thanks for posting so regularly. It's great to see them grow.