Sunday, April 22, 2012

Now we are six

Happy sixth birthday to my son, William.

Six years ago today, at 6:35 a.m., William was born, with his eyes wide open so he could take in everything happening around him. He's still curious, inquisitive, and eager to learn, six years later. In fact, those are some of my favorite qualities about him.

I just asked him what his favorite aspect of himself was and he pondered that for a little bit. "Maybe that I like to learn about things," he volunteered. "Like the ancient Egyptians."

I can get on board with that.

I typically do a photo retrospective each year on William's birthday, but I find that I tend to gravitate to the same old pictures every year. So I tried to choose some different one this time, ending with a picture of him at his birthday party yesterday. Behold, William through the ages (if six years can be considered ages):

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A belated Easter post

Wow, so April is more than halfway over, and I'm just getting the chance to get back to the blog here.

I don't know why I'm surprised. April is always a crazy month for us. Between Easter (most years) and William's birthday and soccer and other assorted activities, it seems like April fills up faster than any other month.

And speaking of William's birthday, it's this Sunday. He's going to be six. Six! Insanity. I have to say, though, that five has been a good year, and I think six will be even better.

Anyway, in the meantime, as I gear up for that, I'll leave you with a few Easter pictures. We didn't get any great ones this year, but you can get the gist.

The boys at the church Easter Egg hunt on Good Friday:

David and me with William in front of the congregational cross. That's a tradition at our church; they have baskets of flowers available for you to put on the cross.

Andrew and his Grandaddy Aaron. Andrew did not intend to pose for pictures, so we had to get action shots of him.

But at least I got this sweet picture of Andrew at home on Easter morning: