Tuesday, March 4, 2014
I can't believe William turned 1 on Sunday. Unfortunately he was sick on his birthday but luckily we celebrated a week early with my parents when they were in town. He enjoyed all the attention, being sung to, opening presents and THE CAKE! He had no problem digging right in and he needed a bath when he was all done. I think his favorite present was the Tigger singing card Mom & Dad got him (go figure) and he wanted to hear it over and over again and he bounced all the way through it. How fitting. He might just be nicknamed Tigger before he gets too far into life with how much he bounces!
He said his first word, 'ball,' on my birthday and followed it up with 'yum' and making elephant sounds. He loves to bop to the beat of music and often tries to snap along or 'sing' along. He is so full of energy and smiles. As is fitting for the third child, I have no idea how much he weighs or how tall he is but I do have a Dr. appointment scheduled. . . finally! All I know is that he's heavy and squirmy, eating like a champ and growing strong. 4 1/2 years into parenting and I'm finally ok with just knowing the big picture - that he's doing great - and I'm really letting the details go!
Below you'll see him trying the sand at the beach. He only did it once and he did not say 'yum' after. :) He loved digging around in the sand. He used the same technique on his birthday cake.
Well, I did it. . . William's birthday post. What a wonderful blessing that little bouncing baby boy is. To think I cried for most of my pregnancy with him because I couldn't imagine adding another baby to our already chaotic family. It just goes to show how good God is and how I need to purpose to trust His plan because it is good! Now I can't imagine life without him. He brings joy to my heart and softness to the sister competition that shows up around here. Thank God for boys!
Off to do the dishes. . .