My blog is now two years old. Oh, and so am I.

Happy Birthday!

We had a great party where lots of friends came over to play and my grandparents all visited.

Grandparents

Grandparents

I couldn’t contain my excitement when I started to receive gifts.

Excitement

Balloon fun

Gear

New truck

Sand and water

Mommy made some delicious cake.

Candles

Elmo cake

I was prince for a day, even though I continued to wear the crown for a few more days.

Princely snack

I’ve been dancing up a storm lately. At home. At daycare. At home. I really loved the Easter card Grandma and Grandpa R. sent me.

At the playground last weekend I rode the teeter-totter for the first time. Wheee!

I’ve been fighting crime in my spare time.

In the chill of night, at the scene of the crime

I have taken to eating on the couch.

Goldfisherman

Ba na na

The shredded cheese incident

I hit the terrible twos.

Terrible two's


But we still have a good time.

There he is!

Paint

Silly head

Mirror mirror

Peeking out

Wow, so many things have happened in the past few days.

Dad went out of town for work, so for a little bit it was just Mom and me here. Then Paw Paw and Gramma Nan came to visit. I have been having a blast. They took care of me while Mom was at work.

On the first day they were taking care of me, mom was upstairs getting ready for work and Gramma Nan was getting me my breakfast. I threw several of my cheerios on the floor, and then I looked at Gramma Nan and said “UH OH” just as plain as day. It was the first word I ever said.

Mom missed the whole thing, and she was a little sad. So I have been cheering her up by throwing my things on the ground and saying “Uh oh” hundreds of times since then. And I scored big points this evening when I grinned at her and said “Mama.” She couldn’t quite believe her ears and kept trying to get me to say it again, but I have decided to make her wait a little while for that one.

Let’s see, what else happened?

Gramma Nan gave me a haircut. She is a professional hairdresser, so I got a great new look. I love it.

Also, my left upper molar has come in. That’s probably why I have been in such a bad mood lately and why I have not been sleeping well. Or maybe not. Who knows.

I tried cabbage for the first time too. It was okay.

Here are some pictures of me from last week at daycare, making and eating some cookies.

making-cookies.jpg

cookie.jpg

Week two in St. Louis was even busier than week one. I tried to be on my bestest behavior because I could tell Mom & Dad were both way stressed. I entertained myself for hours in our hotel room, racing back and forth along the floor.

Hand

I was all over the place

I usually slept pretty well (okay, except for a couple times). Since we were all the same room, Mom & Dad kept extra quiet and turned all the lights off so I could sleep better.

Warm glowing warming glow

Mom works in the dark

Dad & I did lots of walking (and a little bit of cycling) out in the hot sun. Dad got new sunburns everyday, while I worked on my sweet leg tan. We hit the zoo a few more times, as I enjoy spending time with other apes.

Ape feet

Whose feet are bigger?

Chow time

Chow time!

Finally, last but not least, we moved into our new house!!! Sort of. Well, we’re here, except all we have is what fit in our car. The place is pretty bare at the moment, but that’s kind of good as I have more room to crawl.

Lucky red hat

My new home

I love this place!

It’s been one heck of a week. We moved (temporarily) into a hotel room in St. Louis and Mom has been working every day at her new job. During the days Dad tries to keep me entertained with various activities, sometimes even pushing me in the stroller while talking on the phone or answering emails from people at work.

Guys hiking

Walking in Forest Park with Daddy

So far we’ve made too many loops to count around Forest Park in the bike trailer. We’ve walked and biked all over the Washington University campus, our future neighborhood, my future daycare, the loop, and so on.

Little man on campus

Me in front of Mommy’s office at WashU

Daddy & I have been to the zoo twice and we still haven’t even seen half of it.

Penguins

Penguins at the zoo

We also went to the Magic House children’s museum. It was super-cool, though most of it was a bit too advanced for me right now. I’ll probably get more out of it in the coming months.

Will likes the mirrors

Crazy mirrors at the Magic House

On top of everything else, I’ve been trying exciting new foods, like Clif Bars and Veggie Sticks.

Clif Bar

Eating a chocolate brownie Clif Bar

Eating veggie sticks

My new favorite activity is crawling back and forth on the floor of the hotel room.

Floor time

Playing on the hotel room floor

I can’t wait for more of the same in the coming week. I’m having such a blast!

Feliz Cumpleaños

Okay, so I’m not quite one year old yet (my birthday is on Thursday), but that didn’t stop us from partying a few days early! Some friends and relatives came over for a good time.

Playing with the big girls

Tissues

On the floor

In your face

When it came time for me to eat cake for the first time everyone stared at me while I sat in my high chair. Maybe it made me a little nervous because I didn’t much feel like eating cake.

Getting ready for cake>

Slicing the cake

Eating the cake

Well, today I gave the cake another try and this time I loved it!

Cake face

Anyway, thanks so much to everyone, especially Mommy, for such a great birthday party! Can we have another one on Thursday?

361 days, 19 hours, 39 minutes old

Yesterday went to my great grandma’s house to celebrate her birthday. Nana is 83 now. I’m still zero.

Will visited his great grandma for her birthday

In addition to that, my cousins Caleb and Vivian who live in Texas were visiting too so I got to meet them for the first time.

Will meets his older cousins Caleb and Vivian

We had so much fun playing together. Vivian had a box of Barbie band-aids that I just couldn’t put down.

Will plays with cousin Vivian

Here’s Nana & Grampy with all three of their great grandchildren.

Nana & Grampy with their great grandchildren

And here’s Grandpa Bruce with all three of his grandchildren.

Bruce's grandchildren

I can’t wait to do this again. Hopefully we won’t have to wait an entire year!

322 days, 21 hours, 53 minutes old

Mama thinks I can’t sit up, but I proved her.

I’ve been eating lots of new and interesting foods lately. I really like avocado, millet (is that a real thing?), bananas, carrots. Maybe tomorrow I’ll get to try something new.

Not yet baby food

Oh, and I loves me some toys.

1 foot (that's 30.5 cm to the rest of the world)

219 days, 19 hours, 53 minutes old

I’ve been busy lately.

Wild and crazy guy

You know, eating.

Chow time

Jumping.

Jump

Crying.

Show me pouty

Napping.

Nap

Looking sexy.

Now, look sexy

Being silly.

Alright, let's see those eyes

Being William.

Victory is mine

207 days, 12 hours, 59 minutes old

I learned a new trick. I can blow bubbles with my lips. Here, you can check it out.

Mom and Pop get a real kick out of it. When they giggle at me, it makes me giggle too. I’m a riot.

147 days, 7 hours, 40 minutes old