Today is Eli's 7th birthday! It seems like we have been celebrating it for a week. Instead of a birthday party this year Jeremy took him skiing while we were in Utah last weekend. They went with Jeremy's brother Tom and Eli's cousin Carson. The two of them did so great and by the end of the second run they had it down. (Look for pictures coming soon.) This morning when he woke up he came out to a new bike and helmet and he is very excited for his first ride on it. He had a modified day at school so we took him to lunch at his favorite restaurant Red Lobster where he got his fill of crab legs. After dinner tonight we are going to have his other favorite lemon meringue pie. I think it has been a great day for him.
Here are some things I love about Eli.
-He greets me everyday after school with a huge smile and runs to meet me.
-He is a great big brother who loves to teach everything he can to his little brothers.
-He is the smartest 7 year old I know reading at probably a fourth grade reading level in the first grade.
-He takes all the challenges that Type1 diabetes throws at him with a great attitude, never complaining and always becoming more and more independent.
-He is so daring just this year he got his own motorcycle that he is trying to learn to jump on, he climbed 90+ feet up a mountain his first time rock climbing and this weekend took on skiing and of course loved it. He is my thrill seeker.
*These are just a few, I could go on and on, those of you who know Eli know he is really a special kid with some amazing talents.