Tuesday, September 28, 2010

15 Months

How did my little boy get to be 15 months old?!? He changes every day. William is an adorable, enthusiastic bundle of energy. He weighs 24 lbs 8 ounces (50th %) and is 32 inches long (75th %). He knows the sounds most animals make. He can point to his ears, tummy, toes, head, and everyone's nose to name a few body parts. He loves to make us all laugh with silly expressions. He thinks putting a spoon horizontally in his mouth and then nodding up and down is hilarious. He can say many words but his favorite is still hi. He loves to jump and run. He loves to dance to music. He understands most everything I say to him and can follow several step commands. (Ex. William, go pick up your toy, bring it here and put it in the bucket...) He knows his written name! He loves to drink milk and he has a huge sweet tooth. He prefers to do things himself without my help. He loves Sesames Street and the alphabet. He's sweet, loving, funny, energetic and we are so proud of him!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Small Memories I don't want to forget...

When we say jump, William bends his knees and then goes up on his toes with a bounce. He's managed to get all the way into the air at least once.

When we are walking down the street, Taylor and I try to encourage William to follow us. Instead, he stops, laughs, and then runs in the other direction. He does not like us to hold his hand.

William loves playing with his trucks. He pushes them around the floor while saying, "Brrooommm, Brrrooommm."

Several times a day William picks up a book and walks over to me. He turns around and backs himself up to my lap so we can read the book together.

When he sees a dog he says "Auh, Auh, Auh" which is William for "arf, arf, arf" and sounds just like Delilah.

William loves to snuggle with Delilah. He puts his head on her back and hugs her.

One of his favorite toys is a wooden spoon.

William loves milk and milk products. He'd drink milk or eat cheese and yogurt all day long if I'd let him.

He likes to push the buttons on his toys which turn the music on so he can do a little dance.

If he thinks he's done something well, he claps for himself and looks at me and Taylor until we clap too.

He thinks nodding yes is funny. It's especially funny if we do it back to him.

William hates to get his diaper changed which has led to some poopy situations.

William: W...I...L...

William has his own chair with his name embroidered on the back. A couple of weeks ago, I showed him his name and spelled it out for him. He thought that was hilarious! Now whenever Taylor and I say, "William. W...I...L..L..I..A..M," he runs over to the chair and points to his name! He's very pleased with himself. Sometimes when I ask him where the "I" is he points to the two Is in his name too. So Smart!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Yesterday afternoon our beloved dog, Sampson, passed away. He had mitrial valve heart disease and was unable to breathe without oxygen. Taylor and I were able to be with him when he passed. Even Delilah was able to say good-bye earlier in the day.

Sampson was a wonderful dog and friend. He was dignified, loving and playful. We miss him terribly.