Before I left for vacation last week
I spent a little too much time on Windows Live Movie Maker,
creating what I thought was a pretty darn good slide show to commemorate the third birthday of my son.
It had all my favorite Eli pictures from the past 3 years.
And of course no slide show would be complete without the appropriate soundtrack,
I chose “Eli’s Coming” by Three Dog Night. A song I was not at all familiar with until
both my mom and father-in-law sang it to me when they heard what we were naming our little guy.
And now, naturally, it is a song I am VERY familiar with.
For the second song, I went with the one guaranteed to bring the tear (a must for all birthday boy blog posts at one time or another) “Beautiful Boy” by John Lennon.
It was awesome.
Then it was time to save and upload to YouTube. It took a while so I waited.
Finally it was done so I had to watch it one more time just to enjoy my handiwork.
It was all messed up.
The pictures I had meticulously put in a specific order were now out of order.
The music I had chosen was not audible. I couldn’t hear a thing (and yes I checked my volume controls, many times!).
What a bummer.
But not the end of the world.
Eli you are the cutest, sweetest boy and we love you like crazy. We adore it when you tell us that “that does NOT make ME HAPPY!”. Or “that makes me soooooo happy”. We love when you come up and hug us and say “I love you”.
I also love your take on potty training “I don’t need to use the potty mom. It’s FINE. I just go in my diaper! It’s fine!!”.
You are sensitive and kind, although you often show your “spirited side” too (gotta keep us on our toes after all).
Today you are three.
And that makes ME “sooooo happy”.
We love you bud.