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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Weekend 2013

Last year, Wills was too little to really participate in Easter festivities. This year he really got into it!

Our very first Easter egg hunt. We went with our cousins, Ethan and Clara. It was raining, so all of the activities got moved in doors.
Ethan knocking down the walls of Jericho

Clara enjoying an Easter egg

Dying and decorating Easter eggs.

Easter morning and his basket of goodies.

Easter service Sunday morning.

With Wills' friend Donavan and his mommy Rachel 

Easter fun at Grammy and Papaw's house.


Happy Easter everyone!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Family Fun

Last weekend we went on the hunt for a toddler backpack. I had no idea it would be so difficult to find one that did not have some sort of character all over it. Luckily we ended up finding a North Face Sprout backpack and it was on sale! Charles decided that Wills needed a backpack for our trip next week so that he can carry his own stuff. I'll be sure to let you know who ends up carrying it the most.

A friend of Charles' offered us his Thunder tickets for the game on Sunday against the Portland Trailblazers. We decided since the tickets were free and Wills doesn't need his own ticket until he is three, this was our chance to take him to his first game. We had both decided if we made it to half time it would be considered a win. Amazingly, he actually made it the entire game. Our seats were up in "Loud City" and the audiologist in me really felt like we needed to protect his ears. I bought these off Amazon. They are the same ones Drew Brees' little boy wore at the Super Bowl. It actually says they are for ages 13 or up. I guess it's a good thing that Wills has such a big head. He did a great job of keeping them on. He took them off a few times and we would let him rest a minute and then put them back on. About halfway through the game he had them off and something really loud happened and he dived into me. Charles put them back on and he never took them off again. 
Pregame with queso fries at Texadelphia



We won the game, there was an engagement on the KissCam, and there was a half court shot winner for $20,000. It was a great time and we would definitely do it again!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Sesame Street Live

Wills' Aunt Erin asked us if we wanted to join her and Hudson for Sesame Street Live. I immediately said yes! After our experience two weeks ago at Great Wolf Lodge (it was awful, Wills was terrified, thus no blog post), I was a little concerned that the crowd, the noise and the creatures would send us running. Thankfully I had nothing to be concerned about. Wills did surprisingly well. He danced in his seat and clapped a long. It was about 30 minutes with an intermission and another 30 minutes. The last 15 minutes, Wills was done. I can't blame him. I was done too! 

They had a play zone open before the show. Wills wanted to push all the buttons and I had a hard time keeping him from cutting in front of other kids or photo bombing other peoples pictures. 

Our seats were pretty perfect. An entire row just for us and close to a side stage that the characters would come dance on. 

We found out Wills loves popcorn. He kept harassing poor Hudson. Thankfully Hudson is a generous little guy and was more than willing to share. 

And here we are at home playing with our $10 Elmo balloon. When I looked around and saw all the surrounding kids with light up wands, sno cones, t shirts and all kind of other things, I felt a little less crazy for paying that much for a balloon. The fact that he hugged it immediately after we got it and has been playing with it since we have been home helps too!

Friday, March 8, 2013

First pair of glasses

So those of you that know Charles and I well, know that we both have very poor vision and have been wearing glasses since the tender age of 5 and 4 respectively. Due to this, and a few little signs with Wills (super klutzy, eyes cross occasionally), I decided it was time to see an ophthalmologist. We took him to Children's Eye Care and saw Dr. Richard who has specialized in pediatric ophthalmology for over 30 years. The staff was super nice and Dr. Richard was amazing with Wills.

Checking out the fish while we wait to be called back

In case you're curious about the process, they took us back to a room and a nurse asked me some questions, looked in Wills' eyes, and then had me hold him down so she could dilate his eyes. He recovered from that and she sent us back out to the waiting room to wait for 20 minutes so his eyes could fully dilate. After that wait, we went back to an exam room and then Dr. Richard came in to see Wills. He looked in Wills' eyes and immediately said "He is nearsighted". He then put these lens-less glasses on him and then dropped in different levels of prescription to find the right ones. Wills is a -3.5 in each eye. Dr. Richard said this was kind of a lot for one so young, but that Charles and I have a lot of vision impairment for anyone, and you can't fight genetics.

Eating some goldfish while we wait for his eyes to dilate

We went directly to the optical shop and I just went with what they recommended. His glasses are supposed to be virtually indestructible and they have a 1 time replacement in the first year. They came in today, so we started wearing them when I got home from work. He was not great about keeping them on. He did wear them while we watched Curious George, did facetime with my parents, and during our story time. Hopefully he will adjust to them quickly and wear them consistently.

Watching Curious George. He is wearing headphones because we are practicing for our plane ride to Philly.

FaceTime with Grammy and Papaw

Reading "The Gruffalo"

I will say, he is pretty adorable in his new glasses!