“She’s still working on her throwing motion a little bit. She does like playing with footballs, basketballs and baseballs,” the Giants quarterback, 31, told PARADE magazine.
“One of her first words was, ‘Balls,’” Eli continued. “And of course I have a lot of footballs around the house so she’s often picking them up and throwing them. It’s kind of a two-handed toss right now, as expected.”
The famous football player loves coming home to his little family. “Right when I walk in the door I immediately drop everything and look for her, hoping that she’s not taking a nap or sleeping,” he shared. ”That you get to run around and play with her a little bit, that’s one of the most exciting things.”
While Eli is busy with his craft, his wife Abby shoulders the parenting responsibilities. “My wife does a lot of the work while I’m away practicing and having commitments,” he said.
And how did the proud daddy and his little Ava spend Father’s Day this year? By throwing out the first pitch during the Mets game at Citi Field. “I’m looking forward to this being the first Father’s Day where I really have some interaction since she’s 14 months and we can have a fun day, do something active,” he told the magazine prior to the game.
Happy Father’s Day, Eli!
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