"Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD" Psalms 127:3

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Peter Cottontail Express

Last Saturday we headed out in the rain to  breakfast at Another Broken Egg and then to the Peter Cottontail Express.  You can just imagine what everyone thought when they saw this group coming.  We didn't let the rain stop us from having some fun on the railroad though!  Our train ride was a success and we'll be back to ride the Polar Express in December.




Sunday, March 27, 2011

Easter Bunny Brunch


Last Saturday my friends and I decided to take our boys to an Easter Bunny Brunch at the Huntsville Depot.  We had a great time enjoying each other's company and letting our boys play.

As you can see, Peyton and Grayson did not love the Easter Bunny.  Will thought he was okay.
Sweet Friends, Grayson and Will

Momma's and Their Boys
(Melissa and Grayson, Catherine and Alex, Kristen and Peyton, Rachel and Will, Caroline and Luke)

Geez Will, you could have smiled :)  

Baby Dedication

Each year our church holds a baby dedication for all the children born in that year.   We were honored to be included in this year's baby dedication service (March 20th).  Pat and I are so thankful for such a loving and supportive church family in which to raise Will.  We know this journey is just beginning and we are aware of the awesome responisbility it will be, but we are encouraged to know that so many are praying for us and are helping us along our way.  

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Stats at One

We finally got into the doctor Tuesday for our one year check up.  All looks good in Will's World.  He's growing and is healthy.  That's all we can ask for.

Height: 31in  (off the charts)...YAY!  Hope he gets those Dodson genes.
Weight:  23lbs 5 oz  (above average)
Head Circumference is about average

At one, Will can squat (while holding on to something), sit on his knees, stand on his own, and take 4-5 steps at a time.  He's no walker yet.  He definitely prefers crawling.

Will has found his tongue.  He loves to stick it out, loves to make noise with it, and loves to play with it.  He thinks it's the funniest thing.

We've turned his car seat around.  I didn't really want to do this yet, but Pat insisted, so we did.  Will seems to be much happier now!

Will LOVES the bath!  He SCREAMS every night when we take him out of the bathtub.  I think he'd stay in there all day if I let him. 

He is the best sleeper.  He used to go down about 8, but ever since he turned one, he prefers to go down about 7:15.  He sleeps at least 12 hours on the weekends, if not more.  We are so blessed to have such a great sleeper.  He's also the easiest kid to get to sleep. One little song, a prayer, and Will is off to dreamland.  Lay him down, turn off the lights and done!  SO EASY! 

Goodbye Formula, Hello Whole Milk!  I love saving $15 a week!  Will seemed to have no problem with the switch and will take the milk from a bottle or a cup.  I think this summer I'll get rid of those bottles altogether! 

Being one is great!  I miss my baby, but I sure do love my toddler.  He's so much fun and has so much energy.  He always keeps us on our toes and we wouldn't have it any other way. 

(Sorry, no pictures this post....I didn't take any at the doctor's office, but we go Monday for our Professional one year pics.....stay tuned!)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Party Time!

We had all of Will's friends over for a birthday party March 5th.  As luck would have it, it POURED down rain all day long, but we had a good time anyway....All 25 people crammed in my little house.  We enjoyed BBQ and cookie cake and spending time with GREAT FRIENDS and GREAT FAMILY!  To everyone that was able to attend.....We love you and are so grateful you are in Will's life.  Will is one lucky little boy!


Grayson is here!  Notice the nice weather.

Luke had more fun in Will's room than Will ever has!  He loved this pony.  It was mine when I was little.

Will cried.....

and so did Peyton.....


Sweet Peyton, Just 5 days older than Will!

Will loves this toy that Grandpa George gave him for Christmas.

The cake!  It was a hit.  Everyone loved it.

Thanks Caroline  for serving everyone.

Brooks and his daddy, Greg.

Leave me alone, Dad!

Peyton and his daddy, Justin.  I gave bubbles with those truck balloons tied to them as party favors.
Best. Idea. Ever.

This picture makes me laugh everytime I look at it.  Just prop your feet right up, Grayson!

Grayson gave us the big, red ball. 

Watching SEC basketball!  Auburn actually won!  It's a sign...I think. 
Will will be an Auburn fan.

All these for Will!  So Blessed!

Happy 1st Birthday Will!  We have enjoyed so much having you in our lives.   You have brought us more love and joy than you will ever know.   We love you and can not wait to experience this next year with you.  May you always know how cherished you are. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Will is ONE!!!!!

March 1, 2011....Wow, What a difference a year makes!  You might remember from this post, Birth Day, what Pat and I were doing a year ago.  That's right folks,. Will is ONE!  We are blessed beyond words and are completly in love with our little BOY!  He's no baby anymore and surprises us daily!  He is our greatest accomplishment to date and we are so proud to be his parents. 

We spent this 1st day of March 2011 planning and preparing for a party and celebrating the life of our sweet boy.  We had all grandparents and Aunt B over to eat a special birthday dinner, complete with smash cake and presents! 

                               Daddy and The Birthday Boy!

A dinner for a champion:  HOTDOGS!

Pop gave Will some Gold Dollars...

Will loved his balloons

                          Why are all these people singing to me????

Warning....Lots of Smash Cake Pictures below (I couldn't choose just one)!

Stay out of my way Aunt B!

He LOVED it!

All these for me????

Grandpa George!