Tuesday, August 30, 2011
~William got LOTS of new teeth. 8 molars and his 4 cuspids are almost ready to break through now.
~He loves to roar. Not only does the dinosaur say “raaarrr” but so does the cow, and pretty much any animal he sees. He comes up to me with his dino in hand and says “isa (it’s a) raaaarrrr.”
~Loves hats and shoes!
~Most of his favorite things start with B. Balls, bath, balloons, books, bowls (which he wears as hats), and baba. When he puts the bowl on his head he says “issa booooowwl hat.”
~He is really smart when it comes to knowing what he is not allowed to do. He likes to push the buttons on the dishwasher and when he does that I say no, or make that ahhhhh noise that all moms make. I caught William pushing the buttons on the dishwasher and as he was doing it he was saying ahhhh, ahhhh, ahhhh. He will do this when he goes in my desk drawer, or when he plays in the dog water….he is really good at telling on himself.
~He pretends that different things are phones. If he can get his hands on one of our phones he is so happy, but if not he will make do with other things. Today I saw him with the remote up to his ear babbling like he is talking on the phone. It is so funny!
I could say so much about my little 17 month old. And I know there are so many things that I am forgetting.
Shea says everyday that this has been his favorite time with William. He loves the wildness, and the funny antics.
I love those things too. I have to say that I can do without the toddlerness. Even thought I hit the jackpot with temperament and sweetness. I love seeing him discover and explore. I love that everything is new to him. He a sweetheart. He is my little sweetheart.
Angela loves Sullivan’s Island. She was thrilled when she got to take William there for the first time.
When she was pregnant with Shea she lived in a little beach house on the island. She loved being there, I am sure even 40 years later being on that beach with her son and now her first grandchild must be pretty special.
She is one fun grandma!
William had a so much fun. He especially loved playing in the mud as you can see in the photos.
The moon was really pretty that night too.
One night when Shea was at work I found him playing and walking around the house wearing Shea’s hat.
I had never seen him put a hat on like that. It was an adorable moment with him.
I was so excited to see what William would think of everything, of the farm, the cows, the water hole and especially that band of Graston boys.
William and I drove down Wednesday and stayed until Friday. William is very reserved and prefers to watch and observe when he is in a new place. But by the second day he fitting right in with the boys. He loved watching them play. They were so sweet to him. The older boys Luke and Jacob made him laugh with funny faces and noises.
William and Noah had one BIG thing in common…….teething!
William is a good teether, but there is always one thing that is interrupted when he teethes…..his sleep. He fought going to sleep a lot while we were there, but other than that he was really good.
He and Noah were really cute together.
William just followed him around like a puppy. I loved seeing him the boys.
My favorite part of course was seeing Jamie. The last time I saw her William was 6 weeks old. It had been way too long since we have had a visit.
Having a couple days like that with her….just talking, laughing, reconnecting ,sharing our hearts and sharpening one another, no price can be put on that.
On the last day, after getting all of mine and William’s things packed and ready to go, I dreaded saying good bye. I felt really emotional about leaving. I just kept saying to myself, “don’t cry, don’t cry, don’t cry.” So I choked back the tears and tried not think about it. But I was crying by the time I reached the end of the driveway.
I hope we don’t let so much time go by before we visit like that again.
Settling back into life was a little hard. William came back with a different personality and temperament. To be honest, my first thought was “oh my gosh, what did Noah teach you?” (no offense Jamie) And of course he was cutting a lot of teeth so that would explain it too. But, then I figured it out, he was angry to be home, where there is no one (but his Mama) to make funny faces at him, or play with him. He was bored!!! He sat on my lap a few times a day and looked at pictures from our trip. He would see their faces and point at the screen with a big smile.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Bonnie and Ella came over for a play date at the beginning of the month. Ella is so sweet and she was so cute with William. She is a little mother.
It was great to sit and talk to Bonnie for a few hours.
It's been a while since we have been able to get together. (It was a much need play date ......for the mamas)!
Here are a few pictures.
We had so much fun that I went over to her house that same night (this time with Asher) and the kids played some more. (the adults did too)
Asher ADORES Ella! He will do anything she tells him to do.
Here he is the baby, and she is the mama. He is not allowed to talk or cry, and he has to do everything she tells him.....
including wear her clothes.
William loves his bath! I can just say the word bath and he runs to the bathroom and bangs on the door. And if I take too long getting him in he gets furious with me.
This photo isnt really random. I have a lot to say about this moment I caught with my camera. I just wanted to post this one photo here. Doesnt he look like he belong in a comic strip?
And here is my "funny" boy make faces and noises at me in the van on our way somewhere.