Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Two Years Old!

A week and half late...Happy Birthday, Will!

Two years into his little life and we've learned so much about Will already. He plays hard and crashes even harder...

This kid loves trains, cars, plane, boats...pretty much anything that goes! He will also sit and ask to be read to for large chunks of time. For a kid that has a hard time sitting still, he can stay put for books.

He is one handsome boy! (and he already knows it?!) When getting dressed it is not uncommon for Will to say, "It's cute!"

He is a sweet, sweet kid. He loves to give hugs and kisses to us and says "I love you SO much!" Will often walks over to one of us and says, "Mommy, I want some." Translation: I want a hug. :) Melts my heart every time!

Did I mention crashes hard?

Will is also incredibly well-spoken, often combining 7-10 words into a sentence. He switches from I to me and Emma to she, etc very well. He mimics everything he hears (I be 4 in January! Oh, I be 3 in Octover! Oh, I be TWO in Octover), and also knows the words to many, many songs, including about half a dozen hymns. He is such an encouragement during the day to me when he breaks into Jesus Paid it All or Great is Thy Faithfulness.

His transition out of the crib was sudden and difficult...it took a week of no naps for him to get adjusted. Now he naps nearly every day. The naps were much shorter at first but are thankfully getting longer! Everyone is happier when Will gets his sleep! Its always an adventure to see how he's sleeping at night. This one is where we heard a thump, went upstairs to investigate and found him still sacked out, where he had fallen on the floor.

Will loved counting down the days to his birthday using his paper chain.

 And he fully embraced baseball in October, asking to wear his Orioles hat nearly every day. (Prior to this he had no interest in ever wearing a hat!

 A recent conversation with Martin:
M: Will that was disobedience. There is sin in your heart.
W: Daddy, pray for me to have a new heart.
Now, he's just repeating what he has heard us say, but we are so thankful for the many (and with Will there are many!) opportunities to pray for his heart.

We love your sweet snuggles and tender heart.

We love your energy and joy.

We love that God made you part of our family.

Love, Daddy and Mommy


ChewBecca said...

Loved all those photos, BA! He has gotten so big and is such a smart kid, and only 2... He sure is gonna be a heartbreaker one day ;)

guitargirl75 said...

God bless you, William Paul! I love you, too!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday big boy!! Great pictures!