Saturday, January 12, 2013

Dear William (41 months)

Dear William,

Today you are 41 months old!

This past month we had C H R I S T M A S.  

Climb

Family

You got to see both sets of grandparents.  You got a ton of presents.  At first you would open a present and want to play with it.  Then you realized that pretty much all the presents under the tree were for you, so you'd open one and move right on to the next with barely half a glance.  When you were done, you said, "I want more presents."  New year's resolution:  work on gratitude.

Presents

 

Probably your favorite thing about Christmas was playing with the steam engine at Grama Nan and Paw Paw's house.  You went on and on about this steam engine.  You made us all spend hours down in the basement with you while you played with it.  You wore the poor steam engine out.  I hope it has a chance to recover by next Christmas, either that, or you somehow find yourself able to forget about it and move on.

Steam engine

We got to visit with some of Mama's old friends while we were in Peoria for Christmas.  It was the first time you met David.  Afterwards, you informed me, "Mommy, your name is David," and you have been calling me David off and on since then.  Hm.

Dunlap

Right after Christmas, we went to Gutzville to visit some friends.  You played with your BFF Ashlynn (and her Baby Alive doll), and Miss C (who is now 9 years old!) did such a great job helping take care of you.  I wish we all didn't live so far away.

Baby Alive

Pijamas

On New Years Eve, you and your dad went snow tubing at Hidden Valley.  Mommy had to work that day.  Nuts!

Downhill

 

On New Years Day, we went skating at Steinberg Ice Rink.  Well, you and your dad skated.  I went running and met you there.  At first you didn't like it.  You were cross and asked for pretzels.  We bought you some at the concession stand and you ate them.  Refueled, you went back out to skate a few more laps with your dad.  When it was time to leave, you did not want to go home.

Rink

One of your Christmas gifts was a Buzz Lightyear costume.  You have enjoyed wearing it a few times in the last couple of weeks.  Mixing your languages, you say, "Buzz Lightyear, al rescate!"  You zoom around the house.  You climb onto the bed and jump into the air.  You say, "Come fly with me, Mommy!"  You leap onto my back and make me run down the hallway, pretending that we are flying.  You are adorable.

Buzz

You still love baby donuts, and you like to help me make them too.

Mix master Will

Donuts

 

You have started napping on the couch sometimes.

Napping on the couch

But your favorite place to sleep is still Mommy-Daddy Bed, taking up All The Space.

Totally on my side This month you also had a Science Fair at school, in which you and your classmates dressed up like bees, performed a bee dance, and then hugged your teacher.

Bee hug

William, you've had your fair share of fits this month, but you've also had your sweet moments.  Sometimes you take my hand and hold it to your cheek, just because you like me to be close to you.  You also showed your creativity by selecting a book (The President's Puppy) from your bookshelf and making up your own story to go along with the pictures.  To be honest, your story was much better than the one that was actually written.  I love your imagination!

There's a lot in store for us next month, William, so get ready for fun!

Love always,

Your mom

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

WHAT A WONDERFUL MONTH OF ADVENTURES YOU HAD !!! I loved watching you sliding down the SNOWY hill,while trying to keep the COLD SNOW off your face!! so cute!!!! Tell mama not to worry, Mr Steam Engine is RESTING and will be JUST fine next christmas!! It is waiting for you to come play with it again!!!! You are doing such a FINE job of helping mama bake, that is SUPER!!! Keep it up, especially WITH DONUTS< they are the BEST~~~ sending LOVE and HUGS your way,,,, miss you , grama nan and paw paw

Anonymous said...

Melissa,

I so enjoy reading all of your adventures with Will. He is one lucky little boy to have parents that do so many fun things with him. He is growing up so fast, and such a cutie.

Your Mom's BFF
Pat