Friday, July 30, 2010

Getting Fancy

It all started with a book. A book Will and I checked out on a summer afternoon trip to the library.
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And this book turned into a great idea.

There would be cooking. And baking. And house cleaning. And SHOWERING. And makeup. And a little black dress. And fancy shoes. And candles that make our home glow.

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There would be red toenails!
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And come 5:30, Will and I were ready to surprise Daddy.
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For dinner: a homemade chicken pot pie.
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We even ate in the dining room. On a real, live tablecloth.
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The last time Will ate in the dining room? Christmas Day. Which, evidently, was the ONLY other time Will has eaten in the dining room.
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For dessert: a vanilla cheesecake garnished with strawberries.
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I'm not a mom that has it all together. But sometimes it's fun to pretend.
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Teeth Troubles

Teething makes for a frowny faced baby.
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Will handled the first four beautifully. But the teeth he's currently growing? Not so much. He's a very grumpy boy in the afternoon and evening.

He's not much for teethers, but he'll occasionally gnaw on this. A raspberry that vibrates when he chews.
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The weather last night was so amazingly pleasant and, despite a moody baby, we decided to take a drive.
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There's a public beach a short drive away, but for some uknown reason, we've never gone. We decided to check it out.
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It was deserted. It was peaceful. It was wonderful.


I spy baby feet in the sand.
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Will didn't feel like playing, so we just took a walk along the beach.
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Will loved riding on Daddy's shoulders.
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We walked. We took pictures. Life is good.
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

10 Months

Yesterday the little monkey turned 10 months old.
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In two short months, we'll be celebrating a whole year of this little guy's life. It's hard to wrap my mind around. I'm not yet sure what this celebration will entail, but two things are certain. There will be celebrating. And there will be cake.

With each passing month, Will continues to grow and change in ways that blow my mind.
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Pulling to a stand was definitely the skill of the month. He has it mastered. When Will wakes up, he starts talking through the monitor to let me know he's ready. Then he waits for me to come.
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And if it's possible to have a theme of the month, this was definitely it. Just. Go. To. Bed.
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Diaper changes have become a thing of stress and despair. Little Monkey refuses to be still. Even when I attempt to bribe him with various bottles of lotion and snot suckers.
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On the subject of refusing to be still, Will's favorite new activity is climbing the stairs. He's too confident for his own good and regularly lets go. This is an extremely supervised event.
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With all this moving and going, some baby proofing has taken place in the last month.

Baby gates to contain a very mobile baby.
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Plastic guards to shield the AV equipment from a very nosy, button-happy baby. Which took Will all of 2 seconds to figure out how to pull off.
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A plastic crib rail cover for a teething baby. Purchased after Mommy noticed scraped wood and paint caused by all those new toofers.
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So much growing and changing, but one thing stays the same. Will is Mommy's baby. He always will be.
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Even when he tries to push me away. No more kisses, Mommy.
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Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Five

Five things that make Will absolutely adorable.


Top Teeth which make him look oh-so-grown-up.
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His 'O Face'
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The way he loves his blanky. Which is really just a cloth diaper.
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His adoration for all things furry. Will loves his pets.
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He licks Daddy's face. And only Daddy's. Weird, but adorable.
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