Eli had a great birthday! It involved his cousins coming to visit, so he was in heaven! Both my kids are enamored with their cousins. They are the best thing that has ever happened to Eli and Cora! They are all so amazing with my kids. They want to help with everything...feed the baby, play with the baby, etc. They play with Eli and give him lectures when he's doing something wrong :-). For his birthday, Eli got to have waffles with chocolate chips for breakfast, hot chocolate at Starbucks (where we saw 2 other people with birthdays), and a birthday party with his cousins. It doesn't get much better than that! We had cupcakes and made homemade drums and decorated them for an activity. This weekend my nieces started playing Justin Bieber songs on the computer (if you don't know he is the biggest craze for tweens right now). My mom encouraged it (he really is a great role model for kids) and the next thing we know the girls are making Bieber Jibjab videos, and we were headed to the Justin Bieber movie! It was a lot of fun to have an outing with my nieces and nephew without having to wrangle my kids! The movie was actually wonderful and really encouraged kids to follow their dreams. By the end of their visit, we had heard "Baby" by Justin Bieber hundreds of times and both MY kids were singing the song! Cora would come running into the room dancing if she heard them start playing it. It was hilarious! Poor poor Joel. He is going to go crazy now with all the Bieber Fever in his household! P.S.-Cora has 4 teeth in on the bottom now and 2 (an incisor and front tooth) in on top!