So the smallest Allen in our family turned 2 a couple weeks ago. Cute Will had a great birthday. We took a trip to Walmart to get balloons and cake and then met up with dad at Toys R Us and then lunch at Mcdonalds. Will had so much fun at Toys R Us! For the first time ever at a store, I let him walk and roam around. He went from aisle to aisle just jabbering and talking and squealing at each toy he played with. He stayed close by me -thanks goodness- I had subluxed my patella the week before and this was the first since it happened that I had really walked around for any length of time and my leg was killing me. Hence the store bought cake and last minute gift. Since our boys have a million toys (not really- just seems like it) we had a tough time deciding. We picked out a scooter. He has tried to ride the kids scooters when we are outside and he just gets frustrated that he can't quite get the hang of it. So a cute 3 wheeled scooter was chosen in hopes that he would be able to learn to ride it soon.
Will is over all a pretty mellow kid - as you can tell in the pictures- he was thoughtful as he opened his presents. His trains from his Aunt Helen and Uncle Bob were a hit and he was pretty content and could have cared less about the next present. After some coaxing he ripped into the next one and was pretty excited about the scooter. Big smiles and a little babbling( now that's excitement!).
Cake was next- he loves to watch Super Why on PBS. It's pretty cute to see him get up on the couch so fast and funny to watch him get comfy and of course the blanket on his lap is a must. He's pretty particular. I love listening to him yell his letters at the TV as the super team solved the problem. He only knows how to say A and E so those are repeated multiple times throughout the show. So of course I made his cake into a super why cake and he loved it. More jabbering. He loved blowing out his candles so much that we relight them a couple of times. His excitement was bigger with each lighting of the candles. After cake was a little practicing on the scooter. The next day he had a break through and had the scooter down! Scootin' around the house like it was no big deal. He learned it quick! What a cutie! Such a blessing to our family- He is the calm after the storm (Owen) and I so need calm. He is an sweet spirit in our family and has such an easy going personality- except for when we're at church- we're still working on going to nursery. It will get easier but for now we are just enjoying every stage of this cute little kid to the fullest. He is loved more than he knows!
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