Baby Eli, my nephew, is the subject of a great blog. And hey — I saw you comparing Nicole’s paragraphs to my measly sentences. No fair! Her kid isn’t even a year old yet. She’s still in the picture taking, write-it-all-down mode. Which is exactly why I love reading Nicole’s stuff.

ELE5, Confessions of Eli’s Mom

At right is a June 06 picture of Eli, playing the cowboy.

I visited them recently and got to watch Eli eat an avocado. Eat isn’t really the right word. Eli mashed the avocado slices, slid them around his high chair plate, then rubbed it around his mouth. Nicole assured me he usually ate it up happily. Right, Nicole, we believe you.