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My Will was born four years ago today. Four whole years. Wow! There are a million reasons
why I think he is the most amazing boy in the world, but not enough hours in the day to
write about all of them. I will say I am so proud of how smart, charming, inquisitive, and
sweet he is. In my conference with his teacher the other day, she let me know how well
he gets along with all of his classmates and how well mannered he is, always saying please
and thank you. He is thriving with his school program, bringing home new knowledge each
day. We have recently had discussions with him about the Mayflower, kinetic sand, and were
amazed when he shared his knowledge of jet streams. He loves to take orders and play chef
in his kitchen. When my dad was visiting, he took his order, brought him the food, then
came back to check on how it was. He had slipped a pringle into Papa's bowl. When Papa
asked him about the pringle, Will put his hands to his forehead and exclaimed, "Oh, no! Not
a pringle!", and kept repeating it as we laughed and laughed. He loves using his tools to
"fix" things. His favorite superhero is Spiderman "because he's a spider and I love spiders!".
He is an expert with his iPad. He has tons of educational apps he plays, and loves watching
his PBS and Disney shows. He has been Facetiming my dad and my mother-in-law on his own
for a while now. He knows how to choose their names from the recently called list. We will
hear him from the other room talking and one of them will be on the screen chatting with him.
They both get a kick out of the random calls from him. He has fun riding his John Deere tractor
in the yard with the dogs, and has attempted to assist with leaf pick-up last weekend. He gets
so excited when we ask him to help with ordinary tasks like picking up things around the house,
loading and unloading the washer and dryer, folding clothes, turning off lights, putting groceries
on the conveyer belt at the store, and carrying groceries in the house. When we tell him how
proud we are, he exclaims "I love being a big helper for my family!". Now, just like any other
three year old, he has plenty of moments and throws his share of fits. We are hoping that he will
grow out of that sooner rather than later. The good moments far outweigh the bad and we always
remind ourselves that it is just hard being three. Haha! I have loved every second of these last
four years and am really looking forward to what age four brings. Bring it on!

Happy Birthday to my sweet Will!