Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Happy Birthday for Eli!!

 Today is Elijah's 11th Birthday!  Again, I am reminded just how quickly time flies by.  It just seems like yesterday when my boy was born.  Eli is such a gentleman.  He is growing and maturing into such a lovely, young man.  I am always quite proud of how he acts in public.  He makes sure that he stops and opens the doors for ladies (old and young!) including his mother.  He loves to participate in Sunday School and is never shy about answering questions (I know, I'm his teacher :).  He is very knowledgeable about the Bible for his age, and he understands many theological topics that might stump an adult. Eli loves a good joke and his laugh is so contagious that he will bring the whole house to laughter at once in a matter of minutes. He brings so much joy and laughter to our home.

For his birthday we got him an air rifle.  This boy loves to shoot and is pretty good at it too.  He has got champion or reserve champion in air pistol the past two years in 4-H.  Pretty good since he is up against high school age kids!  He had a lot of fun shooting at a box target this afternoon with his new gun.

Happy Birthday Eli!  You are one amazing son!  We love you so much,  Mom and Dad


Amy said...

Happy Birthday Eli!

Kelsie said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Eli! I love how the air rifle's box says "TAKE IT OUTSIDE". ;-)