Tuesday, December 31, 2013

20 months old

20 Months Old

Eating-  Baby boy has become a little pickier about eating lately.  He eats the best when we are at home and sticking to our normal routine.  William loves green beans.  He'll even eat them cold!  He used to eat yogurt every day until the past 2 weeks.  Guess he got burned out!  I can get him to eat any meat if I put it in a wheat tortilla with cheese!  His new daycare cooks their own food for lunch so I'm hoping he starts to try (and like) new things.  I'm still sending food from home but hoping that he starts to venture out soon.  

Sleeping- William is still doing great in the sleep department.  Things aren't very fun when he's sick but that's to be expected.  His nap time at school is an hour earlier than at his old school.  Nap time is usually 12-2 now.   

Development-  William continues to change and learn something new everyday.  He is constantly "talking".  When you say ONE...he follows up with TWO, THREE.  He knows where his ears, head, belly, nose, eyes, teeth, feet and hands are.  He loves stacking blocks (actually he loves to stack anything).  We've even had people stop by our table at restaurants and say it looks like we have a little engineer on our hands.  Taking after his Uncle D.  His bottom 2 teeth are nearly all the way in and it looks like some top ones are making their way through. 

Personality-  William definitely knows what he likes and dislikes.  He's even learned the word NO.  It's pretty cute when he says it.....I'm sure it won't be for long.  William makes us laugh non stop.  I couldn't be more in love with this age.  He's just so sweet and innocent.  He is already taking after the men in his life....he's obsessed with deer.  He can spot a deer from a mile away and it's all he wants to talk about and look at. 

Clothing size- Nothing has changed in this category.  Still size 4 diapers and clothes 12-18 months.   

Things mommy loves-
If you ask him what a cow says he says "mooooo".  If you ask his what a dog says he says "moooo".  Pretty hilarious.  He's just so sure that everything says moooo.  Even Santa.  Once you tell him Santa says HO HO HO he says, "OH OH OH".  Adorable.
William calls both me and Gordon MAMA.  He can say Dada but is certain we are both Mamas.   
William squeezes onto me really tight when we walk out into the cold weather.  So sweet. 

Things WJG loves- He loved our Christmas tree and loves looking at the pictures of him with Santa. William's favorite day is when the Wilson's come over to play!  He just laughs and laughs at them.  Older kids are his favorite.  Singing the ABCs makes him happy and he LOVES, LOVES, LOVES music.  He loves dancing and reading books.  Just like his mama!   

Things WJG doesn't like- He's always sad to get into the car seat but calms down pretty quickly.  He will not eat those squeezy fruit pouches anymore.  No idea why.  Thankfully, he loves green beans and blueberries.  He wants to be independent so meal times can be messy.  He's great with a spoon now!

Funny Dad Moments- I heard Gordon tell William the other night, "Thank you for using your words."  I felt like an official parent. 

First time- Right after William's 20 month birthday he made his first trip to Birmingham, Alabama to visit his aunt and uncle. 

From the Doctor- Since William's 18 month check up we've been back to the doctor twice.  Once for hand, foot mouth and then for pneumonia.  Dr. Freedman is always so impressed by how calm and patient William is.  Even when he's sick he's sweet.  Every time we see Dr. Freedman he tells me how happy he is with his progress.  I'm so grateful that he's only had to be on antibiotics twice in his lifetime.


  • He loves sticking his tongue out like this.  He can feel those new teeth!
  • Not so into this picture taking thing.
  • Nope.  Not doing the blanket picture.
  • Being silly (he loves his nativity scene on the night stand). 
  • Playing in his crib.
  • He loves his "big boy" chair.
  • Giving the giraffe a kiss.
  • Handsome baby boy!
I've had a few people tell me that 18-24 months is the best time with your toddler.  They are just so fun and sweet that you can't wait to start trying for baby #2.....and then the terrible 2s come and you get nervous.  HAHA.  I'm preparing myself for the crazy terrible 2s but loving every minute of our sweet baby boy until then.  :) 
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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Santa!!!

Well, it's safe to say that our visit with Santa went much better last year versus this year.  Poor little William was terrified.  He loves talking about Santa, looking at Santa, reading books about Santa, wearing clothes with Santa on it and saying HO, HO, HO.  He'll even give fake Santas a kiss.  Put him within a few feet of a real life Santa and you have a different story.  He becomes a clingy, emotional wreck.  Regardless, he sure does look cute.  Maybe next year we'll have better luck.  If he's anything like his momma he'll be crying for another couple of years.  :)


Merry Christmas everyone!!! 
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Monday, December 23, 2013

Ornament Decorating Party

A couple of weekends ago Teddy's mom invited the gang over to do some Christmas ornament decorating!!  Nicole did such a great job getting everything together.  The kids had a lot of fun making a mess and the moms got to visit and catch up with each other.  William loved seeing all his "old" school friends and he made some super cute ornaments for our tree. 


  • Gingerbread making :)
  • The whole gang
  • Teddy spoils our little William...always letting him ride around while he pushes him. 
  • Busy at work!
  • Britton giving Christmas kisses
  • Playing with his buddies
We are so lucky to have such fun friends.  I sure do love this time of the year!  :)

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Thanksgiving

I'm BACK!!!  We got our computer this past week.  I can't tell you how happy I was to see the box on our door step.  :)  Here's what we were up to over Thanksgiving.

With the move, unpacking, working and keeping up with a toddler I've been a bit scatter brained.  I did manage to remember our camera but the battery was nearly dead so we only have pictures from the first half of the weekend.  Better some than none! 

We didn't leave the house at all on Thanksgiving (besides for a walk).  I loved just laying around with everyone.  We watched the Parade, played, ate lots of good food and watched lots of football.  On Friday Gordon went hunting with the guys.  I had a nice long massage and girls night with my mom and Skye (+ William).  We made it over to Big Spring on Saturday for some yummy Mexican food and, of course, to visit my grandparents.  We drove Skye by the home my dad grew up in.  It was the first time I'd been back since my grandma died.  So many happy memories came flooding back.  She was such a sweet lady.  It's hard to put into words.....but I knew that she loved us (me, Dustin and my cousin Lauren) so much.  It was in her hugs, her sweet smell, the food she cooked us, the walks she took us on....it was simple things.  Never anything fancy.  She just loved us.  That's it.  I miss her and what she did for our family.  I look forward to the day I see her again in Heaven. 


  • Eating Skye's yummy spice cake.
  • Our family of three
  • Visiting his GG and granpa.  He had so much fun playing over at their house and going to visit the donkey!
  • Football watch party (those blocks were Dustin's nearly 30 years ago)!
  • My little hunters.
  • Uncle D can't wait to take William one day.
  • Three of the most important men in my life.
  • Gobble Til You Wobble!
  • Outside my dad's childhood home. 
It's always so nice to get away and just relax.  No laundry or house cleaning to do.  Just relaxing.  We even got away one night for a movie with Skye and Dustin. 


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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Big Boys Don't Cry

I'm happy to say that when I dropped William off at daycare today he DIDN'T CRY!  Yipppeeee!  I knew this day would eventually come....and I'm so glad that it did.  I hate leaving him when he's sad.  They say he calms down right away and he's always happy when I pick him up.  :) I think we are all starting to settle into our new routine.  Now if we could all stay healthy!  Poor Gordon just got over an upper respiratory infection and Strep.  This mama has been chugging OJ and taking lots of vitamins!  


We are trying to stay warm!


AND, we are ready for Christmas (well kinda!).  

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Wish Answered


I mentioned in my last post that we'd lost our laptop on our flight home to Houston.  It was by no means a fancy computer but it was special and irreplaceable....it has all of our home videos on it from my pregnancy and William's first year of life.  Why hadn't I back these precious memories onto something else?!?!  Good question.  Time.  There just isn't enough of it!
On Thursday I got one of the best phone calls ever....our computer had been found!!!  I cried tears of joy.  Best. Christmas gift. EVER.  I've learned a few lessons from this little experience.  I'm on my way to get an external hard drive now!  We are so thankful that a honest person found it and did the right thing by turning it in.


We celebrated the good news with some chocolate!  :) 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Preview of Our Thanksgiving



Look at that precious little turkey hand!  We sure are grateful for little guy who made this.  
We headed to west Texas for Thanksgiving last Wednesday for some family time.  As usual, we had a great time in Midland.  Lots of R&R and good food.  Unfortunately, on our flight home we left our laptop behind.  :(  I'm praying that they find it...if not I guess we are in the market for another computer.  So, until I have a computer I can't upload our photos from the weekend.  I'll do another post soon (I hope)....but for now, here's a few highlights!


William loved Skye's pumpkin spice cake!


We did a little Christmas shopping at Miss. Cayce's.  William was obsessed with the singing dear!



William LOVED the puppies!  He played with them ALL. DAY. LONG.  He can now say "doggie" and "Otis".


We went to church and then headed to the country club for a yummy lunch.


And now we are back in Houston with a sick baby.  The poor little guy has pneumonia now.  Although things have been crazy busy and William has been under the weather most of the month....I'm just glad that we are as healthy as we are and that we have each other.  Work's been tough for me lately so I just try to remember to always count my blessings!  




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