This is Eli

A blog about Eli. A blog about survival – and by that, I mean life!

“I can wiggle. Oooh look I have a fist. A fist!”-Eli, baby thoughts.

As evident by the above video, I have this habit of imagining the things wee man must be thinking as he makes his baby moves day to day.

I have a few updates and plan to write a bit more later.

My sister Laura up and organized a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation yesterday! She did this via the magic of Pampered Chef. She said Pampered Chef and I suddenly realized I had to have a set of four bamboo snack bowls, and that my whisk was looking very shabby these days. It’s for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, so you know. New whisk! You can participate online through March 12. The CF Foundation is a well-run nonprofit that funds life-saving research for people with CF, among many other things.

Here is how it works:
1. Visit

2. Click “Shop Online” in the upper right hand corner.

3. Shop away! The party runs until 3/12.

I had the best meeting yesterday with another mom of a CF baby, Alyssa Siler. Her baby is an adorable 6-year-old, Hayden. I’m so excited to say more about Alyssa, Hayden and their truly lovely family. And I will.

I may have found our nanny. I’d say more but I’m too paranoid someone else looking for a nanny would be able to find and steal her away if I give too many clues about our potential modern-day Mary Poppins. The one thing I will say is she is a graduate student studying psychology and how to be a family therapist. I’m totally willing to let her practice on us to see how crazy we are on a scale of 1 to 10, let me drone on about life’s problems or whatever it is that therapists do! We’ve chatted briefly on the phone and I’ve already ordered a background checked and looked for deviant behavior online, finding none. She’s coming to our house for an interview on Tuesday.

Now Laila is demanding I wash her sticky hands after she ate my attempt at a Mickey Mouse pancake that went terribly, terribly wrong. Thank God children have such low standards.



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