Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy Blog Birthday

It's been one year since the birth of Adventures In Williams-Land, so for those of you just joining us, here's a recap of the blog family antics.  (Click on the titles to read the full blog posts, or find the blog archives to the right of this post.)

Last year we learned about Kaela Trivia and some of Kaela's favorite things.  She remains a devoted big sister, playing Star Wars with Graeson and playing house with Maezie.  As she enters third grade, she is spending more time reading her own chapter books as well as reading grown-up chapter books with Mommy, such as The Chronicles of Narnia series.  We are currently on book 4, and hope to finish book 5 before we watch the new Narnia movie in December.

A year ago, Graeson's Pretend Life was very prominent, as his extensive social life was hard to keep up with.  Since he has been in school five days a week, his real friends have taken a more primary role and his pretend life has mostly dissolved.  He does still mention Mickey every now and again, but it's generally in past tense.  Mommy knew Mickey's time was coming to an end when Mickey Tells Graeson Goodbye.  Graeson continues to have a very exciting imagination, as most little boys do, and he frequently says unintentionally funny things....which make them all the more funny!  He will be starting kindergarten this year, and last year there were hardly any girls in his age group.  So if it remains mostly boys, his classroom will undoubtedly be full of energy and noise!

Last year at this time Maezie was still Speaking Maezican and a great deal of interpretation was needed!  She quickly advanced to more comprehensible words, and now has a complete vocabulary.  She even tries to correct Graeson as he doesn't yet pronounce his "r" sounds correctly.  Once when he mentioned something about "Chwistmas" Maezie got three inches from his face and in her most helpful tone of voice said "say ChRRRRistmas".  He was not amused!  Maezie will be starting preschool two mornings a week, and like her siblings before her, learning what the world outside of Daddy involves.

Over the past year our family has had many adventures.  We've searched for The Perfect Tree at Christmas and we've also celebrated Easter Weekend.  We've had birthdays for 8 1/2 and 90 1/2 and we've gone Snow Camping.  Most of all, we've had tons of fun together!

So for blog's birthday, it got a new makeover!  There's new pictures and a new layout, and now you can click on the "reactions" buttons at the bottom.  And there's a comments section for you to leave your input.  We hope you've enjoyed getting to know the Williams family, and hopefully laughing and growing with us as well!

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