Lot 48: Best Buds

April 5, 2013

Best Buds

This is my nephew Eli.  He is 2.  

I remember when he was born.  I was living at home and working for my dad that summer and I was sitting in my dad's office working as he had already left to the airport to fly to DC to meet the little guy (which I liked to do as he had a big comfy chair and a huge office and I liked to pretend I was a big shot tv producer in LA and this was my office) and I was so giddy!  I started crying with happiness and kept looking at his newborn picture and couldn't believe how perfect and cute and sweet he was.

He slept on my shoulder so much when he was little.  One day Andrea wanted to take a nap so I offered to watch him while she slept.  He was so small, like 3 months old at most, and I remember he fell asleep on my shoulder with his head nestled on my chest and his sweet little mouth wide open.  I turned on "Lie To Me" and he slept through the whole episode, just cuddling with his auntie.  It was perfection.

The past few months, Eli has definitely started to act more excited when I come over and when I play with him.  Remember the video I posted where he said I am his favorite aunt?  I totally am and it is the best thing ever.  He smiles real big at me when I come over and when I ask for a kiss, he always gives me one.  I used to have to work really hard to get a kiss!

I took my boyfriend Taran to meet him and my other nephew sweet little Oliver (who I will do a post on later) and while Taran was throwing him in the air Eli kept saying in between squeals "Laurrren! Lauuuren!"  He wanted me to save him, I think.  I just said "yes baby?  I'm right here!"  And the other day when I went to pick up his brother, Eli fussed and reached up for me to hold him.  He was jealous.  So I put a baby on each hip like a boss. Yeah.

Eli has this little tongue trill he does when he is really happy.  It happens when he is squealing and laughing really hard.  Its a really high pitched squeal and sounds so euphoric and happy and I LOVE being the one to cause that euphoria.  I love it when he lets me read him bedtime stories.  It is so special.  He sits in my lap and I asked him where things are on the page and in his high little voice he said "its right there!"

He loves it to stack cars and then take his toy semi truck and crash them.  I always ask him if he wants to do that and he always says "yes!"  But I am respectful of his toys and always ask which car I can play with and then he picks one out for me and carefully places it in my open palm.  He likes it when I roll a car up his leg, over his shoulder, up and over his head and down the other leg.  He giggles and squeals and thinks it is the funniest thing ever.

I was eating dinner while his dad was putting him to bed and I heard him exclaim from his bedroom "lets go see Lauren!" and he kept repeating it and repeating it and then finally I went into his bedroom and he got excited.  He also has been letting me hold his hand more.  And a few weeks ago when we went swimming, he let me be his buddy and he would cling onto me when he got scared of the shooting water or when he would wobble as he tried to walk in water.

I'm going to take him on a aunt/nephew date in a few weeks to the Aquarium!  And then I am going to take him to the kid's museum at the Planetarium!  I'm so excited!  I love this kid so much.  He is my buddy and the coolest kid around.  I love him more than I know how to express.  I CANNOT believe he will be 3 in June.  He is soooooo soooo soooooo smart and sooooooooo cute and sooooooooo social and good with other kids and is such a good big brother and I am so proud of him!

Love you Eli!

1 comment:

  1. Aww, that was really sweet. I love how much you love my boys. You are such a great aunt. Love you tons!


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