Sunday, April 27, 2014

Happy 4th Birthday Eli!!

Our big boy is now 4 years old. We celebrated by watching a couple extra Transformers, cake and ice cream with family, opening presents, and playing with new Transformers.

He's getting bigger physically as well as in his maturity level and knowledge. It's a joy to see him grow everyday and we're looking forward to seeing the person he comes.

Here he is over the last 5 birthdays.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Little Craftiness

Here are some of the projects I've been working on while Eli is busy playing.

A baby blanket for some friends. I love how it turned out. (Quilted and flannel backing)

A Swiss flag quilt for my Mom's birthday (Quilted with crosses as well)

Crocheted Mike Wazwoski for Eric's office

My current and ongoing project: a flag quilt for Eric 
(He chose 24 flags, these are just the first 7 I finished)

And the obligatory Eli pictures of course.

Monday, April 7, 2014

More Than Meets the Eye

It's still Transformers all the time around the Nies house. Eli loves his toys that are Transformers, and turns others, like Legos and cars, into them. He will not draw anything else and is constantly requesting to look at pictures of Transformers. Not to mention watching the original show on Netflix, the current offshoot of Rescue Bots, and reading the books he has that include Transformers. AND they are included in the story (or continuing saga, if you will) Eric tells him every night before bed.

He has reached the point where he looks at a picture of a Transformer (say, Sunstreaker), then he draws his version of Sunstreaker, and proceeds to build him out of Legos. He is very precise in his building and transforming. It's almost a point of pride for him. 

He also enjoys playing that he himself is a Transformer. His current modes are "guy", "box", and "lion".

 Here is Eli with some of his Transformers (toys and Legos) all in "guy mode". 

 The same Transformers in "vehicle mode"; Eli is in "box mode".

 Ultra Magnus - drawing by Papa, aka Les Nies and built by Eli (guy mode, front view)

 Ultra Magnus - (guy mode, back view - green Legos in place of gray)

Ultra Magnus - (vehicle mode)

I have a feeling we will be enjoying the company of Transformers for many months to come.