Once William was watching a basketball commercial and he asked me who the guys was. Luckily it was Steve Nash so I could answer him (he is the only player I know). A week or so later we were in the store and he said "Steve Nash" out of the blue. Then I said, "what does he do?" William responded, "fah-di-ball". Every once in awhile he will say, "Steve Nash doin'?" and we or he will answer with Basketball!
I signed William up for swim lessons yesterday and that night he had his first lesson. He hasn't been in a pool since last summer when he loved it. He got there and liked watching the the big kids swimming and jumping, but when it was time for him to get in he threw a fit. He cried and held on to Russ for the first few minutes until he found a toy for William to throw and then "swim" after. His next lesson is tomorow, we will see how it goes.
Last night, we were having Family Home Evening and we were talking about families. As part of the lesson we were looking through our family albums and came across this picture from last summer. William saw it and started laughing and said, "baby tummy". We loved his huge pop belly. He still sort of has one, but it is nothing compared to what it used to be.
We are very proud of our little boy for being such a patient, persistent, dedicated and passionate little ball player. Those words aren't usually used to describe a two year old but for those who have seen him play basketball you know that they actually fit him perfectly. He will try something over and over until he gets it and once he gets it he will keep practicing until he can get it consistantly. Just recently, I raised his hoop to about 4 1/2 feet above his head and though he doesn't make it every time, he doesn't get frustrated and just keeps trying. He's got a little free throw line from which he sets up and has a routine before shooting it. His routine usually consists of just making sure that the "Wilson" on his basketball faces him while he shoots. It's pretty freaking cute. Watch out NBA.
ps He really likes Steve Nash. We didn't teach him specifically about Steve Nash but he has heard his name from being in the room while SUNS games are on. I guess he's got good taste in favorite basketball players.
Here is Russ adjusting William's bike before he goes for a "ride". He is still learning and does better on his friend's bike than his own, but he is getting there. William is such a good helper.
Luckily he loves his helmet so that is not a fight.
Here are my cute boys making funny faces.
Russ wanted to try sardines. Don't ask because I don't know why. He says he wants to try new things. He ate one and then we gave the rest to our friend with cats.
Too cute! We love our boy! I was thinking today about how much I love him (I do that a lot) and I was thinking about how he learns something new everyday and that is not an exaggeration. Today he learned what a branch is and the difference between his pointer and pinky finger. He got it mixed up and called it a porker finger. Today he was sitting at lunch and out of nowhere I heard him say "I love you". I am not sure if he was saying it to me or just working on his speach, but it was cute just the same.
So here it is, my little bump. It looks much smaller than it feels. We are really excited for this baby, but to be honest I don't think that it has hit us yet. We are not as into this pregnancy as we were with William's. We both think that we are having a girl. We will find out in 2 weeks, March 14th. I think I put the wrong due date on one of my blogs, its the 7th of August (our wedding anniversary). Russ and I have both felt the baby move and that was exciting and sweet. Just a tiny little thing, but its growing.