So alot has been happening lately, in all of our lives, but what comes to mind today is that Eli is talking more and more each day.  Most kids’ first word other than ma and da seem to be an object of their affection like ball or car.  Not with Eli…his first word that he has truly mastered is ‘hello’.  He knows the correct context for the word and is often found on his ‘phone’ practicing his word over and over.  When someone comes to the door, cue Eli and he’s all there welcoming our guests.  Nothing makes someone feel more welcome than a 16 month old smiling and saying ‘hello’.  How cute.