Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Fiesta!

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This will be the last post about Will's birthday, but I wanted to make sure I got some birthday party pictures on the blog. And a couple of people have asked to see the invitation.
















I also tried to get pictures of all of his friends that were there...but I missed a few.



Kate (don't you love that hair?)





Emma Kate


Gotta love Emily!

Thanks to everyone that came to the party! We had so much fun!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Letters To Our Birthday Boy


Dear Will,

I love being your daddy! You are an incredible blessing from God in my life. I pray God will give you everything you could ask for in life. You are a terrific son and I can't wait to spend many more birthdays celebrating with you. I will always love you, forever and ever. You are my buddy for life. I love you! Happy first birthday!



Dear Will,

I cannot beleive you are already a year old. I vividly remember the first time I saw you one year ago today. It was the best feeling to meet my baby boy that I already loved so much. I felt so lucky to have you in my life and extremely blessed. Little did I know that it would only get better!

I have loved every moment I have had with you - even the hard times like getting up several times a night to feed you and changing dirty diapers. All in all, you have been the best baby. It has been very easy and so much fun to spend all of my days this last year with you. God has truly blessed me.

I pray everyday that God will show your daddy and me how to be the best parents we can be and that you will grow up to be the man God wants you to be. He has great plans for you and I can't wait to see what all that is!

I love you so much. I will never forget this last year.



Yup, it's been a year. I can't believe it. He doesn't seem like a one-year-old in a lot of ways, but I can see a little bit of the transformation. He is definitely starting to think he is a big boy.

Here are some updates:

- I took him to the doctor today for his one year checkup. He is 19 pounds, 13 ounces (10th percentile) and 27 3/4 inches (5th percentile). Little guy.
- He is walking...he's not great at it yet, but he can walk across the room if he wants to.
- He has let me put him to bed wide awake without being rocked for the last week. He usually fusses for just a few seconds, but that's it. One night, he didn't make a peep...he just went right to sleep.
- He is a picky eater (ughhh). He will eat cheese, yogurt, cheese, turkey, cheese, some fruit if I'm lucky...but no vegetables. Oh, and did I mention cheese? This is really frustrating to Chris and me but we are trying to work through it. The doctor told me today not to give him anymore bottles (just milk out of a sippy cup) and hopefully that will drive his appetite for other stuff.
- As of two days ago, he is completely switched over to whole more formula! Yay!!
- He loves to point at things and say "that"...well, he may not be saying "that"...but that's all I can make of it.
- He is very friendly as long as he doesn't think you are going to take him away from me. When we are at the mall or grocery story, he will laugh and smile at strangers. It's pretty cute.

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Last night we took him out to take some pictures of him for his birthday. It was fun but we ran out of light due to a late nap. We are going to try to take some more pictures this weekend. After pictures, we came home and gave him a cupcake. He pretty much responded the same way he did to his birthday cake at his party....not a huge fan, but not the worst thing in the world either. Kind of surprising. I really thought he would love all of that sugar. It was fun day!

To see more pictures of Will from last night go to my photo blog.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Will's First Year!

Chris has been working on this video for a few months so that it would be ready to show at Will's birthday party. I love how it turned out! Make sure you watch it all the way to the end or you will miss out on something very important. :) The birthday party was yesterday and I'll have an entire post about that later! It was so much fun!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Gather around your babies ladies!

Will produced his first baby aerobics video tonight...he starts out with stretching, of course, then he leads into dance aerobics with some balancing techniques thrown in there, and a grand exit completes this installment.

Will says it's time to say goodbye to those buddha bellies!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!


Emma Kate and Will got to watch their very first 4th of July parade together this morning.

Today has been sentimental for me because this day last year was the last really memorable day before I had Will. I remember exactly what we did all day and can even slightly remember what it felt like to have Will in my belly. When we went out to 4th on Broadway last year, we sat in a tent to cool off for awhile and we ended up listening to a band that was really good. I wanted to go back to that same tent to hear the same band...just to bring back memories of last year (and see if Will recognized the music). Anyway, we had a good time and I'm glad will was on the outside this year! :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Just a little insider glimpse of what is going on in my house tonight...


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

He walks!!!

Will started taking real steps for us on Sunday and now we're up to four or five or more! I didn't catch the first step or two on the video.