Even though Eli wasn't quite big enough to keep up and I wasn't about to get in that cold creek, I think Eli had a big time. Eli is big enough and active enough now that it takes both me and Brian to keep up with him. At 9 months pregnant, I'd have never managed without Brian taking the majority of the chasing duties. Eli is so lucky to have a wonderful daddy who loves him so much!
So what did Eli do at a barbecue where there were only a few toddlers and swarms of older kiddos???
Well, Uncle Rich's tractor was sitting out so we had to sit and "drive" that for a while...
Then Caiden showed us how to sneak up on a sleeping pig and pet him....
Then Caiden and Kylie chased and caught a duck (poor duck)!
Then we found the swing set and tried out the slide. Eli loved the slide!
Then Mom and Dad were worn out and needed a break so we sat for a minute. Eli didn't really like that part so much.
And when Eli couldn't stand it any longer, he and Daddy walked around, threw rocks in the creek, chased the ball, played with some of the other kiddos, and then took a nap on the front porch swing. It was a great afternoon and we were all worn out by the time we got home.