Thursday, October 15, 2009

Introducing Eli and a beautiful Sunny Day!

Well in being true to myself I have decided to wait forever to post a blog that should have been considered to be pretty important. On September 28th at 2:23 in the afternoon Kristel and I had our third perfect little baby, Eli Nelson Overman. It was Kristel's idea to give him the same middle name as me. I like it now but was never fond of it growing up. But anyway, he's stuck with it now. As I said, he was perfect when he was born. He was 8 pounds 6 ounces and 21 1/2 inches long. It was the most...we'll say, yet. If you want to hear the details of that you'll have to call me. Here are a couple pictures from right after he was born.

So far he has been pretty quiet, only really crying when he is hungry. Could this finally be the mellow child we have been hoping for? Only time will tell. There's probably a good chance those other two rapscallions will corrupt him before too long though. But one thing is for sure; both Garrett and Jackie love him to death, which is a great blessing. Jackie is always trying get in his carseat or bassinet with him or sitting on the couch and saying "I take him". And of course, Garrett is a great helper, doing whatever mom and dad ask him to do and keeping Jackie occupied so she doesn't smother Eli.

Proud big sister!

Holding on for dear life!
Best Buds!

Just chillin'!

Getting Aquainted!

It was really nice being able to take two weeks off of work (paid!!!!) to be home Eli and try and help Kristel out with the other two. Try is the operative word here. I don't think we are ever going to have a clean house again. Oh well. The other nice thing about having the time off though was I got to go down to Phoenix on the 9th and see Sunny Day Real Estate with all my siblings. It was an epic night. All four original members back together and sounding like they haven't been apart for the past ten plus years. Jeremy's voice was amazing. I would have to say my favorite singer ever. If there is any chance of them putting out a new album I will probably wet myself.
And then on Wednesday we celebrated Garrett's 7th birthday. I can't believe that. I can remember when he was as bis as Eli is now. He had a good birthday. We didn't really do a big party for him but we got him some good stuff and Kristel made a cake for him that looked just like the omnitrix from Ben Ten. He was pretty psyched about that. Anyway just a few more pictures and then that will probably be it for at least a couple months.

Isn't he handsome?

Some feat was just accomplished.

Finished eating and just passed out with milk dripping down his face.

Our newest little monkey boy!


Karen and Adam said...

I wouldn't worry too much about the "rapscallions" corrupting Eli, it is John that you need to worry about. He corrupted me at work, so I know that he is the true culprit. Eli is a handsome little guy. Congrats on the new addition to your family!

Stoddard Family said...

I am so glad you finally posted some pictures. I will have to go shopping though, that adorable little monkey outfit is the one I bought for him, Brigham has the same one, I thought they would be cute at Thanksgiving time. I hope everything is still going well. He is absolutely adorable.

brett and carly said...

Oh I love all of the pictures! I can't wait to hold him... only 3 more weeks :)