Wednesday, December 28, 2005

December 28th, 2005
Drew had an absolutely wonderful Christmas! He toddled all over the house and played with his new toys. We went to church on Christmas morning and then over to Nana's for a breakfast and 3 showings of "The Christmas Story." John was in heaven! I meandered around taking pictures of the whole event so I wouldn't forget anything. Drew napped in the morning and then opened his gifts. He was so overwhelmed! The first gift was so much fun that he didn't want to open anymore. He just wanted to play. His favorite toy, hands down, is the drill and workbench that his Daddy bought him. Drew loves his drill! He is so much like John it is eerie. Drew also loves to play with his Little Leap Frog Train and his new little bike. He also loves his new barking electronic dog.
John bought me a new digital camera for Christmas. I have been snapping even more pictures than normal. I bought John some new drill bits, floor mats for the garage, and some books on tape. We had a wonderful time with family!
Drew is getting so big, he just turned 11 Months! I can't believe it. Drew loves to play outside with John and follows his daddy everywhere. Just today I had to take Drew inside for a nap and he was not happy. He kept calling da-da, da-da. Drew didn't want to miss one moment of playing in the garage with Daddy.
We hope you all had a marvelous Christmas with family and friends!
Love,
The Williams

Monday, December 19, 2005

Guess Who is Walking!
Drew started to walk on 12/19. We knew he could walk if he really wanted to, but he rarely did. Then on Monday, he just started to walk! He took about 12 steps and just smiled at us. It was so cute! Now, he loves to walk for mommy and daddy - he loves the kisses and claps he gets too. I hope to post a video of it soon!
Drew is also waving a lot and dancing. Whenever his little Fisher Price toy starts to play music he bounces up and down. It is very cute. Drew has been a little under the weather lately, but that hasn't stopped him from having fun. His favorite thing to do every morning is to throw mommy's magazines on the floor! He also loves to play with mommy's cell phone and other things with buttons. Oh, he loves buttons!
I can't believe how big Drew is getting. He has stopped nursing this week. Out of the blue he started to refuse, I hoped he would wait until he was 1, but no luck. Drew still loves for you to read him books. His favorite book is the Wheels on the Bus.
Well, I better get back to taking more pictures. John bought me a new digital camera for Christmas and I have been going more crazy than normal with it.
Love,
Melissa

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

December 14, 2005All Drew wanted for Christmas was his two front teeth! The poor boy has been teething for 8 weeks awaiting his front two teeth. Well they have finally come in! The front right tooth popped in on Monday the 12th and the front left came in on the 13. Drew is feeling much better! He is now climbing stairs and taking up to three steps unassisted. He is a little lazy though. He doesn't choose to walk if he doesn't have to. Drew's ear infection has gotten better too! John and I are very pleased to be able to get a full night sleep again!

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

December 6, 2005
I took Drew to the Doctor this morning because for the last week he has been crabby and was exhibiting cold like symptoms. The doctor diagnosed Drew with an ear infection - his first! The infection had moved from his right ear to his right eye. Poor little guy. He hasn't laughed or smiled for three days - I am really missing his joyful spirit. He hasn't been sleeping well either. John and I have been working together to take shifts throughout the day and night. Drew only can sleep if his head is elevated. Hopefully the antibiotics will start to work soon. Drew is so tired, but when he falls asleep he awakes screaming from the pain. When we went into the doctor Drew had lost about a pound and a half. He now weighs 19 pounds.
Drew is getting so close to walking. He is now taking one or two steps and then sitting down. He gets so proud of himself when he does it right. His new favorite toy is his wagon with blocks. We finally put batteries in it so it makes noise and sings. He loves to push it around the house. Drew just moved up in the world again. He is now wearing some of his 9-12 month cloths. I still marvel at how quickly the past year has gone. Last year at this time it seemed the days dragged by and every 24 hours was an eternity. Now I can't get time to stop going so quickly.
We are eagerly awaiting Christmas. We are going to get our tree this weekend - a real tree from a tree farm!. I decorated the house last weekend. It is so much fun being able to participate in the Christmas season. Last year I spent 11/9-1/11 in bed or in the hospital; the year prior we had just moved into our house so we didn't get into the holiday spirit as much, and the year before that we were preparing for our wedding. I can't believe how fast the past three years have gone by, and how our lives have changed.
Tomorrow we are expecting our first snow and ice! It was 89 degrees on Monday and tomorrow it is suppose to snow and be below freezing. The weather in Texas is so wild!
December 7, 2005
We have snow falling! I will get some good pictures of Drew today and post them on the website! I hope he will be up to his first snow!
Love,
Melissa