You know how much my little William loves to jump, climb, and hang, right? Well, his monkey cousin Jacob is the exact same. Rather, William is the same as Jacob and tries to emulate him in every way possible. So on Mother’s Day when Jacob scurried up a tree and was hanging from a branch, William was right behind him trying to do the same. Audrey, never one to be left out, also wanted to hang from the tree. What’s one to do? Obviously set the three little monkeys up on the tree branch for the most adorable photo ever. I mean, it was their idea!
Hands down (or maybe up?), the most hilarious picture from the weekend! This whole thing took place in less than two seconds. Audrey and William hang from things all the time, but for some reason, the second I let go of them a look of sheer panic appeared on their faces! After quickly snapping the photo, I ran back over and grabbed the two down, and neither wanted to try again. And then we had Jacob over there hanging on, smiling, laughing, and having the time of his life!
I had a lovely Mother’s Day; my parents hosted brunch for my family. It’s always fun to celebrate the most important women in your life. For me, that’s my grandma Mama, my mom, and my sister Stephanie who all contribute to teaching me exactly how to be a mom. Not to mention, their unconditional and constant love, support, and help with me and William.
Now if only they could teach William to stand still and smile for a picture! We’ll just leave that up to Jacob who can literally get William to do anything. (This will probably be trouble years down the road…) Jacob was playing chess with Stephanie, and William pulled up a stool right next to him. Jacob knew I was trying to get a picture of the two of them (learning chess at two years old? Amazing! Must be photographed! Haha 😉 ), so he was telling William to smile for the camera.
And William listened! Stephanie, if you don’t mind, I’ll just keep Jacob around. Like always!
Don’t worry, Audrey had her time to shine with William, as well. She’s teaching him to drive. (And if it’s anything like her momma Stephanie, we’re all in trouble! Maybe I’ll take on this task for the kids!)
William obediently held on during the fast (2 mph) ride.
When Jacob was climbing through the bushes to peer over the edge of the pond in my parents’ backyard, William was literally two inches from him the whole time.
William is Jacob’s mini-me.
And Audrey is just as obsessed with William today as she was the day he was born.
Only now he’s almost as big as her! And now they almost pass for twins!
I’m so grateful for my little (big!) William. I’ve always known I wanted to be a mom. I never envisioned myself being a single mom, but it’s all working out. It certainly has its challenges, but one thing I know for sure is that I couldn’t possibly love William anymore than I already do. He fills my heart with such joy and brings an immense amount of happiness to my life each and every day.
He’s my world.
What’s something you’ve done that you thought was a good idea… and then realized it wasn’t?