Wednesday, October 28, 2009

He is getting close to crawling!

This boy is getting closer to crawling everyday. Yesterday he wasn't quite up on all fours, and today he is! He loves to get on all fours and rock back and forth... and then he goes back down. I figure it is now a matter of time before he coordinates the arms and the legs to move!
Will is super active these days - always grabbing at things and putting them in his mouth. Yesterday I set him on the counter at CVS to pay for my things, while I was getting out my credit card, he took the straw out of my drink and while I was putting it back, he was pulling the paper from the cash register that prints the receipts. He is at a stage where I cant take my eyes off of him! Well, I have always felt that way, but now it is not just due to admiration.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Our little lion

One of Will's Halloween costumes is this adorable lion costume. I just love it. Will doesn't. I think the headpiece is a little too much for him. He is a smiley kiddo, but we didn't get a single smile from him when he was in the lion costume. My mom's group met up at the Arboretum to get our kids photographed in their costumes. We had a Nancy Medina from Petite Photography take pictures of the group and then each family individually. It was super fun to see all the kids dressed up! I'll share the link once the pictures are ready. Here are some we took of our little lion...

Still no smile...

Chad with our lion in the Mom's Group dads shot

Monday, October 19, 2009

Will's Baptism

This weekend was Will's baptism. He was batpized at Highland Park United Methodist Church on Sunday, Oct 18, 2009. He was a champ! He sure looked adorable, and he seemed to enjoy his cake. He enjoyed his taste of the icing and equally loved touching the cake. Will's grandparents came in from Austin for the big day, and we had a great time with them. Here are some pictures from his baptism day.

Aunt Leen and Uncle Chuck with Will

Ahma and Bapa with Will

Lovey and Granddad with Will

Me and Chad with our little guy

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Little Sleeper

Dear Will,
Thank you for letting your parents sleep in these last few days. We are hoping you are practicing for the time change that will happen in a few weeks when we fall back an hour. While it is nice to sleep in a bit, we do miss having more time with you in the morning before work. But like all things so far, this is probably a phase and soon enough you will be getting up at 630am again. So, I guess we will enjoy these times and get some extra z's while we can.
Sweet dreams little love!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Thank you Pumpkin!

We owe this pumpkin a huge thank you. We drove back from Austin yesterday after a great visit with Lovey and Granddad, the Snyder 5, and the Pettey 4. The weekend was fabulous and the drive back was long. I mean looong. It took us almost 5 hours to drive the distance that normally takes us 3. The delay was due to rain - it poured the entire time.
You would think in order to add an additional 2 hours to the drive that we must have stopped a few times. After stopping for gas just 10 minutes from my parents house, we didn't stop again until we pulled in our garage. Will was a dream baby during the ride. I certainly don't expect our 6m old baby to sit for that long without getting antsy and needing a change of scenery. Instead, he took about 3 naps and did not even let out one cry. Chad was able to recline his seat almost into the back seat next to Will, so he leaned back and fed him a bottle.
But seriously, 5 hours! Will, we owe you. We owe you big time. When you are old enough to cash in on this one, remind us of this drive back to Dallas and you can have whatever you want. Anything. You name it.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

6 Month Stats

We just got back from Will's 6 month appointment. Here are his stats:

Will weighs 19 lbs, 2 oz (75%), is 28 inches long (90%), and his head is 17.75 inches (70%). He got a clean bill of health! We have to go back for the flu shot in a few weeks, but other than that we go back for his next checkup at 9 months.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Will is the son of a mom with a halloween birthday. Therefore, Will has more halloween gear than your average baby. He has more costumes than most kids will have in their first 5 years of life. He will likely be wearing some sort of halloween outift most days this month as we countdown the days until trick or treating begins. It's my own little celebration of fall.
So far, he is embracing the orange and black. We surely will have lots of pictures to share this month as Will visits the pumpkin patch for the first time dawning one of his many costumes.

Sadly, the Yoda costume came as a size 2, so that one will have to wait. It isn't too late to find another Star Wars costume - the hunt in on! Suggestions welcome...

Weekend Trip to Vancouver

Chad and I had our first long weekend away from Will. We went to Vancouver last weekend and had just the best time. It was super fun to get away for a few days, sleep in, take naps and just enjoy some time together.

We went to Stanley Park, Granville Island, ate at some great restaurants (Cin Cin, Lift, The Boathouse, Cafe Crepe, Raincity Grill) and called home to check on our little one. He was having a great time with Chad's parents. I am not sure who had more fun - Will or Bill and Becky. It would definitely be a close tie. My sister said that she thought Will knew when Bill and Becky left and that he looked a little sad. Very cute that Will...

We really fell in love with Vancouver. We loved the art that is scattered throughout the city - it seemed like there were sculptures everywhere.

The weather was perfect as well! It was supposed to rain the entire time we were there, but luckily it was sunny with blue skies most of the time. This is the view from our hotel:There is also a feeling of Olympic fever as the city gets ready for the 2010 winter games. The countdown continues...
View from Stanley Park...
We had a great time, and we really enjoyed coming home to our little baby!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Happy Half Birthday Will!

Today Will is 6 months old! How the time has flown by... Will has brought so much love and joy to our lives. It is hard to remember what our life was like before he was here. We look forward to all the fun times that lie ahead with this little guy!
Here is a look back at the last 6 months...