Eli’s first basketball game [that he sat through]

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as you can tell by the variety in Elijah’s facial expressions, it was a very exciting game!

and contrary to his last face, BYU actually lost.
but Eli still had fun!
{even if daddy wasn’t happy with the outcome}

we sat up by some other families and Elijah loved seeing all the other kids!
there was this boy that was sitting behind us who was about 8-10 years old and Eli was mildly obsessed with him.
every time the kid cheered or yelled or clapped, Eli would copy him.
the pictures where Elijah has his hands over his mouth is because the other kid would cup his hands to yell something and Elijah was trying to imitate him.
and then he thought it was hilarious so he’d start laughing hysterically.

the other boy was a really good sport and was really nice to this random baby that would get up in his face.
{he was the oldest of 4}
afterwards, i thanked him and his parents for being so nice to Elijah.

i was actually really impressed with it all.
here’s this kid who is at that age where he’s starting to get too cool for being around little kids [especially having other little siblings] and yet he is playing with Elijah and being really nice even if he is mildly annoyed. 

i hope that i can raise Elijah well enough that he will be kind to other children no matter how cool he thinks he is.
and that i can teach him to love others no matter how young they are or what they look like or what they act like.
and if i can teach him that, i would think that i did a pretty good job fulfilling my role as a mother

[but right now we have quite a bit to work on… like not pulling little babies’ hair]

17 comments:

diary of this girl - megan said...

these are such adorable pictures! what a sweet little guy :)

-megan

holli h. said...

that first pic is great. like father, like son.

Vivian said...

Who wouldn't be thrilled to be at a BYU game!?? Love his shirt. Gotta train them since they are young ;) Go cougars!!

eighteenthofmay said...

N'aww :)

Ruthie Hart said...

these are soo cute! my favorite is the top one in the collage series on the right, with his hands up! He looks like a HAPPY boy...which probably means a happy daddy? :-)

Ashley said...

I loved all of his facial expressions! I could feel his excitement through the screen. He's a cutie!

Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...

Awe! looks like he had so much fun!! :)

Alexis Kaye said...

I love your little baby! Move to Arizona so I can be nice to your little boy too!! haha that's such a sweet story! I think you're doing a great job of teaching him things like that.

Erin said...

These pictures are so adorable! What a special moment to share between Eli and his daddy!

Ruby said...

Too cute! Looks like you have a fan on your hands there...

Betsy said...

awe...i just love the pure joy on his face!

leean robinson said...

Cute pics Megan. that pretty good that he sat through an entire basketball game. I think Adam has a buddy now for sports games!

Candace Stevenson said...

I'm dying, he is TOO cute! Way to go :) I was going to go to that game, but I had to work! That'd be cool to un into you in real life! hah

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Whitney Condie said...

Too. Cute. Seriously! Peyton isn't quite to copying the older kids, but he certainly follows them around enough. I can't believe Eli is SO BIG!! Ahhh!

dusanabotswana said...

that definitely is really awesome of that little boy, esp since kids often are really uncaring and rude without meaning to be. That's great of you to thank them too. The pictures of Elijah are so adorable though, glad he enjoyed it!
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Polkadot-pretties said...

Great post :)
Thank you for linking up, this week’s “Craft, Create and Inspire” linky is up, hope you can stop by and link up another fabulous post...
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