Well, we don't really have a backyard per se, it's more of a deck. For now, it seems to be all Will needs. He loves the pool, he loves the water table, and he loves going out the back gate to look for trucks in the alley. The only truck that reliably comes down the alley is the garbage truck, and it comes on Mondays...but he looks for it everyday.
Today Chad held Will up and let him peek over the fence. This was a huge hit - Will needed to do it again and again and again - so that led to a P90X-type arm workout for Chad. This smile makes me think it was worth it...
Will is also really enjoying his firetruck. Here he is with his fire dog.
Loli took him to the pool. He was sitting down with the water up to his neck which he loved...and then he saw a toy at the bottom of the pool in front of him. When he couldn't reach it, and went forward...underwater...to get it. Loli quickly pulled him up since it was suprising that he would just go underwater like that, and he just started laughing. When she put him in the water, he did it again.
I took him to the pool today and he loved it. He loved walking around in the water, playing with other kids' toys, and standing up by the water falls. He has no fear!
So my fears of having a kid who hated the pool/water park have subsided. Our first visit to the pool this year was spent opening and closing the gate for those coming in and out. Anytime I would put Will near the water, he would walk right back to the gate.
I am so thankful for the break through as there aren't many places besides the pool that I want to be when it is 100 degrees outside!
Will had his first lime at Rusty Taco here in Dallas. Ever since then, I have wanted to catch his reaction on a video. Thanks to our new Flip Video from Ahma and Bapa, we now have a video of Will eating a lime. I love his expressions...
We had a fabulous Father's Day weekend in Austin! It was nice to celebrate Chad's second Father's Day with both of our dads!
We drove down on Friday afternoon and when we got to Bill and Becky's house, Guerin and Will were off to play! They had a great time playing together and I think they will be great friends.
Playing with the kitchen (love that Will is on his tip toes)
Guerin and his Uncle Chad
We spent most of Saturday on the lake. Will seemed to like it, and he also enjoyed some pool time at my parent's house on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. It was a busy trip, but it was so great to see everyone and spend time with family.
Will and his Aunt Jenny
Ahma and Will
In his life jacket
Boat cat nap
Will loves anyone else's sunglasses - just not his own!
Will loves sticks. Typically you get an instant smile like this one when you hand him a stick. Now that I have a little boy, I find myself noticing sticks and looking for "good" sticks when we are on walks. There are good sticks and bad sticks. Good sticks usually have less branches and are fairly sturdy on their own. Bad sticks are usually small and more likely to be eaten. I'm not sure if Will would agree on the good vs. bad definition, but luckily he can't debate the issue with his current vocabulary of trash, trash can and Gie (Maggie).
Will still loves trash. Now that he is walking, he likes to carry the trash cans around the house, and with this development, he has added the word "trash can" to his vocabulary. Unfortunately, he also now likes to empty the trash can. Check out the smile on his face once he turned the trash can upside down. Pure joy.