Saturday, November 28, 2009

So busy....

Sorry for the lack of blog updates...
It's been crazy busy for us (mom especially). There's only two weeks left of school (finally!), Terry and I had really great birthdays, and we had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with Grandma C and Grandpa D.

Not only has Will mastered walking, he's now working on running, climbing, and playing musical instruments!

One day Dad caught him climbing up from his little table onto the entertainment center to have a front row seat!

He quickly learned to build with his Megablocks, and learned to tear them down even faster. He plays keep-away with his ball, and has learned to say "no, no, no, no, no" albeit very politely.

We celebrated Dad's birthday by going out to Garcia's for Mexican food (our tradition). And watching Dad's favorite shows on TV while we played with blocks.

We celebrated my birthday at the grandparent's house, and were joined by Uncle Chris. While Will slept Chris, Terry, and I went up shooting in Avon, and had the whole place to ourselves. There was a beautiful light snowfall, and we had a blast target shooting at old pumpkins and champagne bottles. Then we headed back for dinner and some very special live music from Chris on his guitar. He played my request, Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here", and I got quite sentimental. It was one of my favorite gifts.

Chris joined Shelly and the kids in Carmel, CA for Thanksgiving, so it was just us and Grandma and Grandpa. Of course we still cooked enough to feed a small army, and enjoyed every bit of it! Will even worked on a turkey leg, and sucked the bone for probably 10 minutes! He got to partake a lot more this year than last, and I think he gets his taste from me. His favorites were the turkey, yams and pumpkin pie, just like me!

We cleaned up and headed home without him while he spent the night there. And we had some fun Mom-and-Dad-time despite a lack of knowing what to do with ourselves. We wandered around Wal-mart since our movie wasn't in theaters yet, then came home to play video games. It was pretty uneventful, although it's something we never get to do anymore. =)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

We Have Lift-Off!0

On Oct. 12 Will decided to start walking! And within two weeks, he practically an expert! He took his first unassisted steps at grandma's house, when he decided that he wanted to go check out a chair across the room. Now he pulls fancy maneuvers like u-turns and stopping to pick up toys along the way! I've never seen anything so exciting, or felt so proud! I couldn't wait to see a little man in footie jammies wobbling around my house, and it's cuter than I ever could have imagined.

Last weekend we walked through the Red Butte Garden after dark, and had a great but very cold time. Then we had pizza at the Gateway and some of the best cookies I've ever eaten! We found new boots and a hat just in time for the first snowfall, but his cough kept us in where it is warm.

Next week hopefully we'll have some great trick-or-treating photos with Nick and Andi!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Our Anniversary Weekend

We can't believe how fast and wonderful the last three years have been! Every day just keeps getting better! To celebrate, Mom and Dominick invited us up to watch the balloon festival and spend the night. We went shooting with our long-time friends Liz and Bill, and had a private balloon launch while dining alfresco. After dinner we munched on s'mores with Nick and Andi at Will's first campfire, and visited for a while before heading out to a movie. In the morning they fixed a delicious spread, as usual, and we got to visit with Chris and Shelly too. Then in the afternoon we headed over to a friend's farm for Will's first up-close-and-personal visit with livestock! We had a fabulous time petting all the animals, picking flowers, and taking lots of pictures! They even had a tire swing: something we'll definitely have to invest in! He was exhausted, and it kept him entertained and improved his balance for close to an hour! It was a wonderful way to celebrate our wonderful life together!

Monday, August 10, 2009

More Fun with Dad!

One of Will's and Dad's favorite times in the day is when Daddy comes home from work and up the driveway! I hear an excited shriek "Da-ie!" followed by frantic slapping on the window pane as if to direct him in case Dad forgets where he is one day. Will also loves any part of the day that he can sneak into the dog's water dish, be naked, practice walking, or eat. He's pretty easy to please!

We got a new camera this week, and decided to take a trip up to Park City to play with it. They have lilies (my favorite) everywhere and I was at least 10 feet away(!) from this one, and we caught the hummingbird in Grandma's front yard! We'll have to go again in a few weeks to see the leaves changing! Can't wait to see it capture the boy in full-speed, crystal clear high definition!