Friday, July 30, 2010


I promise I do have new pictures of William! In fact, they are already posted under the photo section of the web page. There you can see William at the Children's museum which will be my next post. But, because it's hot and I am lazy, today is pictureless post.

William is growing up so fast! (I say that a lot, don't I?) He's talking...mama, dada, bubble, yeah and many other words in what I think is Swahili. (Bilingual?!?!) Anyway, I recently move around things in the pantry and his squeeze purees of fruit ended up on the second shelf. I put them there because they are an item that if he was able to get on his own, wouldn't spill, shatter, or hurt him if it fell. I didn't anticipate that William would love the new freedom to chose his own snack. But he does! Now when he's hungry he runs to the pantry and chooses a squeezie. Then he brings it over to me to open. I'd put his goldfish (aka Baby Crack) and Smileys down there too but I am afraid the dogs will eat them. (William used to think the dog's eating his food was funny, now it's only funny if he's not trying to eat the food too!) He's becoming so independent!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Little Monkey

Though I have long called William "monkey", now that he is climbing everywhere the name is even more appropriate. We lost the final safe places-the table and countertops-this week when he learned how to push a footstool to the counter and climb up. Likewise, the dining room chairs and table. Now whenever I turn my back I return to find him on the back of the sofa or the arms of a chair. He particularly likes climbing up to stand on the back of his riding toys!

He also seems to have learned how to take off his diaper. Thankfully, he's only done it a couple of times and each time the diaper was dry. Today I ran upstairs to grab a clean T-shirt for him. When I came back down his diaper was off and he had his blankie over his head. Arms outstretched he was making his way around the room laughing. Even tripping over a few toys didn't deter him! He repeated the game for Taylor later in the evening. I think it's one of the few times I've actually heard Taylor chuckle.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Then and Now

I have lots more exciting summer pictures to post, but I was looking through his first week earlier and I can't believe how big he's gotten!

Here he is only a few days old

And here he is at One Year Old! He just keeps getting cuter!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

William's New York Birthday Party

On Saturday, Susan threw William a wonderful pool party for his birthday! We had a great time seeing the family, swimming in the pool and eating the great food!

Erin brought her bouncy castle. Unfortunately William still doesn't like it.
But he gave it a try!

He loved swimming with everyone though!

All the babies and their Dads!

Kids in the pool!!
Chilling on a float.
Almost blowing bubbles!!

William and Landon in the playpen where they stayed for, oh, about two seconds!
The delicious and adorable dinosaur cake Grandma Susan made!!
And action shots of William eating the cake. He was not impressed with the three rounds of the birthday song, but he did laugh and clap for everyone after every bite of cake!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Shore Club!

Last Thursday, (yes, I am really behind in updating the blog!), we took William to visit his cousins Scarlett, Landon and Brielle and Erin and Jess and Great-Aunt Christine at the Shore Club. When we got to the beach, William ran right in the water and we had trouble getting him out to take pictures!

All the kids!

Right before William made a break for it!
He's thinking about running! Look how cute Brielle is! She didn't like the sand on her hands, but both William and Landon loved it!

Back to the water!
After the beach, we had a great lunch and then took William to the toddler pool. He swam around with Brielle for a while before they both needed naps! Then Christine made us a great dinner and William played with Scarlett and Landon some more! Plus, we got to see James and Tommy too!

How cute is this? William is two years younger (but not much smaller!) than Scarlett and he's pushing her!

Griffin's birthday!

On July 5th we celebrated Griffin's Birthday by going out to dinner!! William loved the restaurant and especially loved the pickles!He ate two pickles!

Happy Birthday Uncle Griffin!

Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July!

It's William's second 4th of July and he had a blast! We went swimming in Grandma Susan and Grandpa Edward's pool, ate homemade Mango popsicles, played in the water table and had corn on the cob for dinner!

William with crazy hair!

Splashing on the steps!
So cute!
Being in the pool is clap worthy!