And just a quick rundown of some favorite William pictures from the past half-year. William remains our intense child. Very, very intense. This one is a full-time job. Fortunately, he tempers it with a beautiful desire to be good and do right. It's difficult, sometimes, to be patient with him but our patience is generally rewarded. Eric and I tend to "trade-off" and when I am at the end of my rope you can usually find Daddy and Willy doing something like this:
(in their pajamas still--six months later and William still likes to start his morning with a story and Busy Town is still a popular choice)
Cooling off on a hot summer day.
More cuteness with the umbrella.
And Busy Town at the end of the day.
William has yet to outgrow his love for creative ensembles.
I can't actually remember if he loved or hated being up in this tree.
The curls! Love them.