Thursday, April 28, 2011

Washington - Part 2

Wow, I never knew that my son had so much energy!

Apparently once he is in a new place, there is no stopping him.....until he CRASHES!

I thought I would share a few of his adventures the past 2 days!

Yesterday we did some shopping, went to lunch with Grandpa Ron, and then just hung around the house while it POORED outside. William really wanted to go out, but didn't seem to mind much once Toy Story was on!!

Grandma had never seen Toy Story 2 before, so the two of them enjoyed some quite time while movie watching.

But once Grandpa Ron got home from work, all quiteness went out the window and they played the drums upstairs (i'm yet to get a picture), then got a piggy back ride downstairs, then played the drums upstairs, then got a piggy back ride downstairs, and so on!! Grandpa Ron is great to put up with all of William's demands!

Oh, and who knew that playing with potatos was SO MUCH FUN?

William made a great game out of pulling them from the pantry and placing them all in a line on the counters edge. Then, the would return them all to the pantry one at a time, and start all over again!
Who needs toys?

We then ended the night watching Bambi. It has been YEARS since I have seen it, and William has never watched it. But I knew he would be an immediate fan because of all the animals.
I was right!! And it helped that Grandpa Ron narated the movie for him. But don't worry, we went to bed before the "bad part" of the movie!

Ok, pics have taken too long to load, so I will post about today, tomorrow!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Well, we officially made it to Washington in one piece!!

William did amazing on the flight here. Far better than I ever could have asked for.

The plane was almost completely full, but not too full that he didn't end up with his own seat. He looked like such a big boy sitting all by himself buckled in for take off and landing.

And we lucked out in getting a family with a little boy in front of us, and a mom with 2 little ones behind us. So William spent the majority of the flight going from looking over one seat, to looking over the other.

The family in front of us even recognized me from Plato's. I always feel bad when people know me, but I don't know them! But they were so amazing and far more pleasant with William than anyone in their right mind would have been!

The 2 boys shared all of their snacks the whole trip, and when William would get sick of whatever was in his mouth, he found it necessary to take it out and hand it to the other mom. Poor girl just took it, laughed, and didn't even seem to mind. What a great lady!

William did NOT like the take off.
He had a window seat and found it entertaining to watch everything zoom by so fast, but when it came to the actual lift off and, well everything until we leveled out, he freaked out. He had to be hugging my arm and distracted with something else.
Fortunately the lady sitting next to me in the aisle seat did a great job of entertaining him during the descent that I don't think he even knew what was happening until we touched down.

When getting off the plane, William refused to be carried, but also walked EXTREMELY slow. I'm sure that everyone behind us were getting really upset, but everyone today seemed to be extremely understanding of the hugely pregnant lady with a wildly active child!

Even the airport was understanding and gave Kathy and Ron a pass to get thru security and meet us at the gate! William was so excited as we turned the corner and he saw Grandma standing there. His tired and slow little legs kicked into full speed and he ran all the way into her arms!

We are now safe and sound at their beautiful house in this amazing city. I can't wait for what the next few days are going to bring. It is so exquisite here, and William is happier than ever being with Grandma and Grandpa Ron.

I have some more pictures, but the camera cord is in the room where William is sleeping, so I will post them later!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Places

Today has been one of those painful pregnancy days. One where you just want to go to bed so that the day can be over! But then I look at my amazing William and remember why it is all worth it!

I thought I would share one of the things that makes me happy the most!

I love looking at pictures of William learning something new, playing with no cares in the world, and being with those he loves most!

This week we went to the Dinosaur Museum at Thanksgiving Point for Marley's birthday. It was so much fun to watch all of the kids, and William loved everything about it!

I should have kept tally as to how many times William said that while there. He is always proud that he knows his animal sounds!

Pretty much all of the time, the pictures speak for themselves. These 5 kids have a blast together!

I love my family!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Playgroup Easter Egg Hunt

One of the best parts of the new house is the ward!! The people in it are so nice, and there are oodles of kids William's age! Our new neighborhood has a great playgroup who gets together all the time!
William is going thru Mommy Seperation issues, but after realizing I'm not leaving, he really enjoys playing with everyone!
Although we have not been able to make it to any of the activities before today, I have heard all the amazing activities they do with the kids, and I can't wait to be more involved!

Today our play group did a lunch and Easter Egg Hunt! It is such a fabulous idea for an inexpensive and FUN event for the little ones!

This is the first year William is understanding how an egg hunt works, and he LOVES IT!

Everyone from Playgroup pitched in something for lunch, and then brought 12 eggs per kid for the hunt. Cheap and easy right?

Most of the kids were little, so to "hide" the eggs, we walked out in the grass, and dropped the eggs! Funny how much fun the kids had "finding" those eggs!

And just like anything you do in life, it is always more fun with a whole bunch of people! It was great how many people turned out for the hunt.

Oh, and did I mention that one of the eggs The Little Man found was this little beaut?!
I might be taking that one as my cut of helping him hunt!!!

One of the neighbor cats had to make it's appearance at the shin-dig, and the kids loved it! I think the cat is used to all the attention, because it even let some kids pick it up!

Today was yet another example of how much William loves the older kids. He stares in awe and follows them everywhere!

I can't wait until the next playgroup. Especially because it wears William out so much, he was asleep on the 2 block drive home!