Sunday, August 30, 2009


People have always told me that Will has got quite an arm when they see him throw a ball or any other object, for that matter. For awhile, I wasn't sure if this was just the standard thing to say when you see a little boy throw, so I didn't think too much of it. But lately, people seem to really be impressed by his throwing skills. I have been starting to think that he does have a special talent.

But as of Friday night, I am convinced that he will be a professional baseball player. Okay, maybe not professional...but I think he may at least have a career in Little League (I typed Junior League first and knew it didn't look right...I will definitely need to brush up on my terminology if my boy is going to be a star). This is what happened on Friday night:

Yes, that was me yelling for him and saying, "He's really good!" And this was not a one time thing. My Uncle Bobby pitched to him for a good 10 minutes and I would say he hit half of them. Impressive, right?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

First Day of School

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Today was Will's first day back to "school"...he only had two weeks off, but it felt like an entire summer! :) We have had a fun time together and I am happy to say that he has not had many behavioral issues, but I really feel like he enjoys having other people to play with besides me when he goes to school...he gets pretty bored with just me. He is always excited when daddy gets home from work, but he has been especially excited for the last couple of weeks. I feel like he is thinking finally someone else to play with me! Actually, our neighbor (6-year-old boy) has come over to play with him several that has also been fun for him.

Anyway, he was really excited to wear his big boy backpack and see his teachers and friends today! However, I was afraid he was going to fall apart when I dropped him off because he has been very attached to me lately. But he walked right into his class like a big boy! It helps that both of his teachers really love him....that is such a blessing!

As much as I like having the time to myself to work or run errands while he has at school, I can't imagine it being 5 days a week! I guess God has a few more years to prepare me for that. Chris was just saying last night what a special time this is for Will and me and that is so true. Dear God, please help me to focus on enjoying and making the most of our time together before it's gone!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mini Me

I have been working in my office while Will is playing behind me. Suddenly I hear "cheese mommy....cheese mommy" and I turn around to find this:

He is now practicing his photography skills with the regular digital camera.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Family Photos!

We went to Dallas last weekend for Kristen's wedding (my dad's cousin) and we were lucky enough to have my friend Jamie of Jamie Coupaud Photography take our family photos! If you live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, you should definitely hire her! Her specialty is weddings and she does a BEAUTIFUL job and has amazing if you know anyone getting married around there, check her out! I also took her family photos and you can see those on my photography blog.

Will was not in the best of moods since we had travelled 6+ hours that day AND it was dinner time. But I am still extremely happy with what Jamie captured! We had so much fun!





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She also took the photos that are in my new blog header!

Thanks Jamie!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Not a baby anymore!

A few nights before Will's birthday, Chris decided not to give him his pacifier when he went to bed and he went right to sleep and never asked for it again. We only gave it to him for naps and at night, but I did not think he would give it up so easily. I am so grateful that it was so easy to take away...but it did make me sad knowing that his babyhood is quickly fading away.

Then he slept in his big boy bed for the first time the night before his birthday. Again, it didn't seem to bother him one bit. At first, he didn't even try to get out of the bed...when he woke up, he would just sit in his bed and cry for us to come get him. But now he usually gets out and cries at the door until we come get him when he wakes up. When will he learn that he doesn't have to cry for us to come get him? Or maybe he does have to cry for us to come get him? Anyway, he sleeps great and hasn't woken up during the night at all. He did fall asleep at the door for one of his naps last week when he didn't want to take a nap. I actually got a video of his fingers sticking out underneath the door...he slept like that for at least an funny!

And finally, he peed and pooped in the potty about a week ago! I haven't been seriously potty training him, but I do ask him a few times a day if he wants to sit on the potty just to start getting him thinking about it. He usually says yes, but he doesn't go...he just likes to play with the toilet paper (I have the training potty on top of the normal toilet). Anyway, I finally had the brilliant idea to take the toilet paper off of the roll and put it on the shelf behind him. I told him he couldn't have toilet paper until he pooped in the which he replied, "Bye bye, Mommy!" So I went around the corner and a few seconds later he did it! I was so proud of him. He did pee in the potty a couple of other times and then one night he peed on the floor right after he sat on the potty! I screamed (as if I had seen a mouse) because it honestly caught me off guard...which scared him out of going potty ever again! Actually, he did show interest in sitting on the potty again maybe he will try again in a few days.

And because I didn't have any pictures with this post, I will leave y'all with a silly video of Will. This was last weekend when we got stuck in traffic driving into Dallas. We had been in the car about 6 hours at this point with only a break to change his diaper. We are so lucky that he is such a good traveller...especially with all of the trips we've been taking in the last few months!

Oh, and I guess I will go ahead and put the video of his fingers sticking out underneath the door while I'm at it...

This reminds me that I have been meaning to get a video of Will's favorite new phrase - "awwwwww man!" It is hilarious when he says it and hopefully I will be able to prove it with another video soon!

Monday, August 3, 2009

We had a ball!

Will turned 2 a few weeks ago and we had a ball themed birthday party for him at our house! It was tons of fun, but I have decided that this may be the last year that we do the birthday party at our house. It always seems like it will be so simple, but turns out to be so much work...even though I had lots of helpers (thanks Mom, Lacey, Brandi, & Staci!). I really like doing it, but when it's over, I feel like it just flew by without me really getting to enjoy the party (not that it was for me to enjoy anyway...but that is beside the point). I didn't even do very good with taking pictures this year...but here are a few I did take:

These were the invitations. It was a ball inside of a little box. On the inside flap of the box, there was a sticker with Will's picture and it said "Have a ball! I'm turning 2, y'all!" I thought this was the best idea ever and then I took them to the post office to mail them and I was told they were too small to mail! It made me very sad for a few minutes and then I decided that I would just deliver them to mailboxes myself. The funny thing is my cousin's mailman returned hers to my mailbox (mailed it back to me) with a stamp that said "postage required"...ha!




There were lots of balls to play with and Grandma got Will his favorite present - a bouncer. Lots of fun was had in the bouncer and we still get it out several nights a week. The older neighborhood kids even like to come over and bounce with Will!

We had all types of ball food - cheese ball puffs, meat balls, sausage balls, melon balls, spinach artichoke cheese ball, chocolate chip cheese ball, and cake balls.

Aunt Lacey made the cake with whoppers on it!

Will really enjoyed opening presents this year...but Pop and Lolli's card was his favorite thing to open (it sang "who let the dogs out?" and it sadly ran out of juice yesterday).

Overall, it was a FUN birthday! I am excited about all the future parties I get to plan but grateful that there is a year in between each one. :)