Thursday, May 27, 2010


William learned how to walk really early. (Taking his first solo steps at 9.5 months! Cruising on furniture at 8 months! Crazy!) However, he was on the later end of the trend to consistently clap. Oh, he'd tease us by doing it once in a while. But two days ago, William decided clapping is his new favorite thing and now he does it all the time!!! I have a video which I'll hopefully upload tomorrow. His other new activity is dancing. When I turn music on he bounces up and down! So cute!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


William just went through about two weeks of voracious eating. I think this is a new growth spurt because it's tapered off some and he's back to his normal appetite. During this time though I got so tired of him protesting his highchair that I decided it's time he eat at the table like a big boy.

What's funny is that we all had the same meal but William preferred eating off my plate than his own!

Monday, May 17, 2010

William on the Carousel

Yesterday we took William to Wheaton Park. It's only about 20 minutes away and it's amazing! There is a mini train ride around the park, a beautiful old fashioned carousel, huge playgrounds, stables, botanical gardens, a live butterfly exhibit etc. We took William to the carousel and the playgrounds.
I don't think he quite knew what was going on during the carousel ride! But after a few minutes he seemed to enjoy it and even cracked a smile once or twice. He loved the swings and the slides as usual and had a great time watching all the other kids!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Birthdays, Stacking Cups and Running Around

Today, we went to Pablo Miguel's first birthday! Leslie and Pablo Miguel have a wonderful backyard and had a great party to celebrate his birthday. William loved running around in the grass. The yard was just slightly sloped and when he found himself walking downhill, William would start going faster and faster and it was pretty clear he didn't know how to stop!! He had to run to a chair to slow down. It was hilarious.

Check out the cake above! Leslie's Mom decorated and made it all on her own. It was delicious and beautiful. (She also made amazing tamales and papusas!)

Adorable baby and happy Mom! Happy Birthday Pablo Miguel!

It will be William's turn to eat cake soon.
But in the meantime he can play with Tyler!

William toddled away from Taylor and me to go play with this all by himself. He's so independent!
I know I've said it before, but William is always moving! He's such an active joy. Yesterday, we had my friend Mimi and her daughter, Lila over. Lila and William are going to be hosting their birthday together because they are only two days apart!! While Mimi and I planned the party, William and Lila played with ALL of the toys. They were so cute, passing them back and forth. Bopping each other with blocks. And walking (or crawling for Lila) all over the house! By the time Mimi and Lila left, William was exhausted from running room to room

I wish I had pictures of Lila and William playing together but Mimi and I were so busy planning that I didn't get a chance to pull out the camera. Next time!

William also has a new skill! He stacks all the cups together in order during bath time!

Sunday, May 9, 2010


May is off to a great start! Finals are done-whoo hoo! The summer with nothing to do has begun. Now I just have to figure out what I am going to do with all my free time. I am getting worried I'll be bored.

Last week Erin, Scarlett and Landon came to visit us! Hopefully they'll come back soon because it was definitely not boring with three kids in the house! Scarlett is adorable and it's fun to watch her knowing that William will soon be able to talk, run and play like she does. Landon is too cute and still small enough to snuggle

William loved playing with Scarlett and Landon!
Three happy babies on the sofa!
William wasn't feeling great and was teething so he was pretty cranky.
Taylor with three babies! Look how well he's handling all three of them!

Almost ready for a bath!
Look at their faces! Ha ha ha!