It’s been a while for a good ole fashioned Will-fest, so get ready.
Warning: there is no format here…just random info along with too many November photos of my little man. I’m free spirited like that.
Will is not the best waker-upper. He usually is in a cranky mood these days. He used to rise and shine…but now, notsomuch. And since I’ve been buried in a black-hole of photo editing, Jer sometimes can save me those few extra spare moments in the morning by waking up early with him until it’s time to work…thus creating what I’ve called “The Era of Daddy”. Yup. Will hates me these days. It always kinda breaks my heart a little. After nap time (when Jer is still working) I go to get him up. When I peek in the door, he starts crying…calling for Diddy. Yes. My new nickname is Chopped Liver.
He’s obsessed with bikes. And that includes wearing the helmet after the ride is over. Them are some dirty shoes.
We had a few days right before Thanksgiving that it was so warm, we pulled out shorts and flipflops. Will just went topless. I threw beads at him 🙂
Note the ridiculously dusty floors. That’s the path to the guest bedroom. Apparently, we don’t go down there very often…and clean the hallway even less. Like I said….black hole.
Checking ‘Take a nature hike’ off the fall list was actually really fun. We just explored the woods behind the house…Jer & I held hands…it was a great day.
Our little Werewolf has turned into quite the big helper…he has chores – one of which is taking the recycling items from the kitchen to the bin in the garage. And I can say “Time for CHORES!” and he runs in all excited. He especially loves ‘helping’ daddy take it out to the curb…which usually means just running alongside.
And yes, I was already in the bushes when they came walking by. Don’t ask.
Our neighbors driveway to their guest house is not paved and Will loves the rocks. Let’s just say that keeping him occupied only involves a bunch of stones and the simple word “throw”.
All of our leaves are gone now. I love the sound of them crunching under his little blue shoes. He’s in love with these shoes. We bought them in three sizes already…I might go back to Target for the next eight sizes just in case. They start off navy and by the time he’s done with them, they are a blueish gray…with muddy red clay bits all over.
It’s kinda crazy how early the sun is setting these days. Makes for ridiculously early photo shoots. And it finally dawned on me why southern facing windows are good. Unfortunately we only have two.
Will had this cowlick that pretty much rocks my world. It’s kinda like a little party on the crown of his head.
I think he needs a trim. It’s all crazy now. It’s funny to think back to when he was sideburnless…not that his current burns are anything to write home about.
When he gets really excited, he gets this little nose wrinkle….I love that nose wrinkle more than bacon.
I need to frame this one. It’s so him.
November marked my dad’s 59th birthday. I can’t believe it. In my head he still has dark hair and a mustache and a basketball under his arm.
Time flies huh?
The shame. I let Webster accidentally die on the porch. Yup – all our neighbors have Christmas lights up and we still have pumpkins out…well….some pumpkins and one melted spider. Black freaking hole.
If it helps, Jer did pull the box out with the tree in it. I have to restring a few lights…Will thought he could help.
Lately we have been letting Will sit in the big stools for a couple meals a week. I don’t know why – but he LOVES it. It must have something to do with being able to see everything going on.
“Uck” is his favorite thing in the whole world….specifically “ApAp’s Uck” – Pappap’s Truck. Dad scoots the seat all the way forward and let’s him play with everything. This includes the horn…which he beeps with his belly….for like an hour.
Little tooshie covered in dirt…
Since I’ve been working so hard and so many hours, it’s been tough lately to get out with friends. And when I say tough, I mean pretty much impossible. This was a rare moment with Uncle Torrey and our friends Billy & Hayden. Hayden sometimes gives us his hand-me-downs and basically it’s like christmas over here when that happens. I get all weird and giddy. It’s amazing how free baby clothes can have such an effect on me.
Obsessed with any power tools. Such a little handy man…
These little white muffin holders were a wedding present from my grandparents. I have no idea who makes them or where to get them…but they are perfect for Will’s meals. I fill up each little section with different goodies and then let him go at it.
I tried to stage a photo for Will with the pumpkins…ya know…to mark the fall…and I was bribing him with candy and this was the best I got. I can’t be certain but I’m pretty sure that he knows exactly what is going on….just look at the camera and you get your sweets.
Coloring is totally different now. He is more into taking the crayons in and out of the box than the act of coloring itself. I con him into doing it by putting them all on one side and then telling him to pick up one and mark and put down on the opposite side. He likes the order of that I think. He’s very into ‘processes’…pick up, color, put down…pick up, color, put down.
Weird side note…I got this little necklace at Kirklands. It has a little W on it. It was six dollars but I basically got it for free with a coupon my sister was using. Merry Christmas to me.
Oh la la. Check out that ab.
This is a very quintessential Will photo….paci, lovie, eyes that scream – what the heck are you doing mom?
Have you had the peppermint milkshakes at Chickfila? Yum. I save all my calendar milkshake coupons for this time of year…so I can have extra deliciousness.
Will’s recently discovered the joys also.
Oh and see that little chair he’s on? Yeah…basically the best thing in our house right now. It’s called a Sweet Seat and we were sent one by the fine family that creates them to give it a whirl. Oh. My. Lands. End. It rocks. basically it goes with us now whereever we go so be prepared for a million photos with this thing somewhere in the background or under Will’s toosh.
Remember the photo of him at the counter…yup…made possible because of the Sweet Seat. And he lugs it around inside the kitchen to sit in the big red kitchen chairs. And it is like a laminated fabric – so it cleans up super easy – my favorite. Plus, since he is at that age where he wants to be included in everything – it makes him feel like a big boy.
And after he eats in it, he pulls it down off the chair and carries it to his toys to use it while playing. Obsessed. Here’s the photographic evidence….
And it’s perfect for his size. I highly HIGHLY recommend it. (as do MANY others) I told my mom that she needs one for when the grandkids are over and they need a booster…it would take up less room because it is so compact compared to a giant highchair. And Jer picked out the polka dots…he said that it could work for both for both boys or girls…isn’t that the sweetest thing?! And no, I’m not pregnant…just obsessed with babies.
So my official review grade – is A+ and Will gives it a A++. Oh and just in case you are interested in one, say for like an upcoming holiday or something, here’s the link – Sweet Seat. And here’s a couple other options in colors that they have that are seriously darling too…
So that leads me to my next topic…what have you guys been up to? Christmas stuff done yet? Any melting pumpkins? Anyone else’s toddler rejecting them for their daddy? Join the Chopped Liver club…or maybe this is just the perfect excuse to have a girls night out?!
*****UPDATE: Sweetseat is offering a discount for Bower Power readers who wanna order their own little magic chair!!! Enter BOWER at checkout for 10% off your order!