Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Beach Adventure

Due to ridiculous 100* heat around here, we packed up and went to the beach last weekend for a day trip. We ended up at Port Hueneme State Park in Ventura.
I was a little skittish about going to the beach, as we've tried before and William was NOT impressed, but this time we came prepared with a bucket and shovel! It made all the difference! The beach toys were a huge hit and he played in the sand for about 2 hours before he started yawning. His favorite game was watching Ryan build sand buildings and then knocking them down.
All in all, it was a really good day. The weather was wonderful (70*) and it was just a great family day. I think we'll definitely be doing this more in the future!

Monday, June 29, 2009

16 months...wow. Really?

Daddy took William to the park for a photo shoot and got some really great shots. He's getting so big it's almost sad! He's walking everywhere and talking up a storm. He says about 30ish words now (I've lost track) and he's so funny! He loves to make faces at you to get you to laugh and he kisses everything (including our cat, who just LOVES it as you can imagine). I can't believe he's almost 1-1/2 years old. Where does the time go?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Just because he's cute...

I haven't posted any videos before, but I just love this one. He has started to say some pretty funny words, and when he started saying "yellow" we just had to get it on video because it's super cute. Just a note, I realize he is playing with wires and a VCR, but nobody panic. Nothing's plugged in, he just likes the colors of the wires. No need for CPS intervention or anything.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

William's 1st Easter

This is a picture of William's first Easter. I can't believe how fast time flies! I love this age that he is now, but I still miss cuddling that tiny little baby! He had absolutely no idea what was going on, or why I had him dressed in clothes that were WAY too big for him (family tradition on my side that kids get dressed up for Easter, particularly in things that are horribly uncomfortable). Time goes by way too fast when you have kids.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

13 months old...sort of!

This is our little monkey at 13 months old. Ok, he doesn't turn 13 months until Saturday, but hey. It's not like his appearance is going to dramatically change in the next 3 days, ok? Some of his big achievements right now are:
crawls...super fast!
pulls himself up on the furniture constantly
cruises along the furniture, as well as walks with a push walker
says mama, dada, oh, uh-oh, and wow
is completely off formula and bottles
has been off binkies for a really long time now
sleeps through the night and naps great
feeds himself the majority of his meals and snacks

So basically, he's a genius!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


William's grandpa got him a bubble machine for his birthday. Needless to say, he wasn't impressed. 10,000 bubbles turned out to be a little much. So much for fancy new bubble technology!

Monday, February 23, 2009

1st Birthday Extravaganza

So William turned 1 on Saturday. It's really weird to think that he's a toddler now because that first year went by so fast! His party was pretty chaotic, but at least our family got to share in the celebration with us. Between his teething and his ill-timed nap, he was pretty much over the whole thing by party time. Here's a picture of him with his cake. Doesn't he look so excited?

In other 1-year old news, he's pulling up on the furniture all the time, and he even took quite a few steps with his Tonka truck helping him along. I don't think walking is that far behind. Yikes!