Saturday, November 29, 2008

William is Not a baby anymore!

So, the last week has been a little hard for mommy! My biggest boy is growing up so quickly right now. He is saying such big words and phrases, understands so much, and is giving up all things that make him dependant. Including his blanket! As many of you know William has sucked his thumb with his blanket since he was 3 months old. Recently we have started warming him up to the idea of giving up his blanket and not sucking his thumb anymore. We also mentioned to him that he is getting to be a big boy and that he has to stop sucking his thumb to be a really big boy. He has pretty much blown us off and said, but I'm not that big yet. So we haven't pushed anything. However, one day two weeks ago, William ran up to me in the kitchen and said, "Mom, if I quit sucking my thumb can I have a skateboard?" .

Mom: "of course, but you realize that you have to put your blanket in the keepsake box and you can't have it back ever. Not for nap and not for bedtime, ok?"

William: "ok, where is the box?"

Mom: "are you sure?"

William: "yes, where is the box"

So we made a sticker chart, and 5 days later we went to walmart and bought a skateboard. He has only asked for his blanket one time and plays with his skateboard every time we go outside. Anyways with his new found independence, I have been a little sentimental! Ok a Lot sentimental!!! So here it is a few past pictures of my first baby and now big boy(tear)!

6 months old

13 months old (notice the blanket)

14 months old (blanket again)

24months old(still have the blanket & a new brother)

William and Cade with Michaels Grandad and MeMaw

William the day he gave up his blanket ( I made him hold it for the picture)

And my big boy with his skateboard,gear and all.

Isn't he cute!!! this is his skater pose:)


  1. Yay William! Good for you! You've learned to make deals with Mom already! Hallie still hasn't given her thumb up yet, for sleeping, and I'm sure I'll be a little sad when she does, but I am hoping she does! Cute pics!

  2. I was the same way when Mallory gave up her pacifier!! I was very relieved b/c I was so scared of the battle, but when it turned in to no big deal and she was officially paci free...I was a little sad to not have my baby girl anymore! So...I understand! :)

  3. I can't believe he gave it up! I thought that he would take it to college with him! Just kidding. No more Baby William!

  4. sinff, sniff.
    i love that last picture. it's official....he's a KID.

  5. oops, i'm chillin' at my parents house. hee, hee. it's me, stacey ;)

  6. Mom had told me of Williams negotiating but that got me a little teary. I love the skater pic. He is such a cute little man!!!! (or I guess I should say skater dude)

  7. I am so sentimental! William looks so grown up but still so cute!

  8. Just wait until he starts kindergarten. I still don't think I have fully recovered from Taylor, and we are nearing the end of the semester. :-)