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

with old friends… and my blog.

Swimming is fun.

Dripping

Wading

What’s so funny?

Giggling

My friend E. was nice enough to give me his old Maillot Jaune, which I have since proudly worn on many bike rides.

Kitty

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

(the three Williams)

Mommy and two of her good friends from high school each had a baby boy named William in the past 6½ months. Here’s the first two of us:

Melissa & Ashley

The third William was just born two days ago. Welcome to the world, William. We should get together sometime so I can show you around.

203 days, 17 hours, 33 minutes old

Dear Mom and Pop,

I would really like a puppy dog. I promise I would take care of it and you wouldn’t have to do a thing!

If you could get back to me on this issue, I would really appreciate it

Thanks.

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Love,

William

195 days, 16 hours, 14 minutes old

I’m starting to get the hang of eating solid foods, but it’s still a little weird for me. Here I am showing my friend Ashlynn how it’s done.

I'll have what he's having

After eating I need to wash it down with some water. Man, that stuff tastes bland.

Sippy

192 days, 12 hours, 53 minutes old

The best gift

We spent the few days around Christmas in Peoria with Grandma Nan and Grandpa Rick. They proved once again that I am indeed spoiled.

Stocking stuffer

I have a bunch of new clothes and some kick-ass monkey boots.

Meli and Will

Most importantly, with four big people in the house someone was always available to hold me and/or carry me around. You there…

Will and Grandma Nan

After the gifts I saw my first snowstorm.

Trees

…from inside.

Will watches his first snowstorm

Then I got to see Mom’s friend Amy.

Melissa and Amy

…and her husband Ben too (but it’s hard to get excited about that 🙂

Will and Ben

Last but not least, I played around with my new (to me) toy.

Jump

I assume this Christmas thing (whatever it is) is going to happen once a week or so from now on, right?

139 days, 21 hours, 36 minutes old

My BFF was born yesterday. Her name is Ashlynn and she is very tiny. Mama took me to go visit her in the hospital. I slept through most of it, and when I woke up I cried because Mama kept calling Ashlynn my “girlfriend.” Yuck.

46 days, 8 hours, 19 minutes old

Early this morning I turned one month old. What a month it has been.

We’ve had plenty of exciting firsts.

Ready for blast-off

Will's first bath

We’ve seen a few fits.

Fussy

Restless

We’ve had lots of cool visitors.

Will meets Uncle Andy and Aunt KimGrandma NancyGrandma waitsCousin Logan and Aunt Michelle with WillCara & WillGreat grandparentsGrandparentsWilliam with friends Jeff, Andrew, JodiJohn practices his footbal hold

We’ve had some worries.

He gets the worrying from his mother

Taking it all in

We’ve had some rough nights.

Doubly tired

We’ve had plenty of fun.

One month

Will cracks a smile

It’s been one hell of a ride…

Meli with Fig in the wrap

and I’m loving every minute of it.

31 days, 19 hours, 41 minutes old

With more visitors today, I was able to continue my fake out streak. That is, my streak of perfect, cute behavior when people come over to visit, followed closely by fussy behavior when they leave. That way the visitors don’t believe Mom & Dad when they say I can be fussy sometimes.

Cara & John stopped by in the morning. I got to feel Baby G. (i.e. my future girlfriend) kick.

Cara & Will

In the afternoon, Grandma & Grandpa Raguet, Aunt Michelle, Uncle Mark, and Cousin Logan came to visit. This was the first time I got to meet Mark & Logan!

Cousin Logan and Aunt Michelle with Will

Logan was on his best behavior while I slept.

Cousin Logan is quiet for baby Will

Sure, I got a little fussy when they left, but Dad & I (and later Mom) went for a walk. Mom dressed Dad up in a baby wrap that looked like a Jedi outfit so he could carry me. He didn’t have room for a light saber, though.

Rob in Jedi/baby-wrap

24 days, 18 hours, 32 minutes old