William had a birthday! He's now a big nine year old. He was looking forward to and counting down to his birthday for weeks. The few days before his birthday he kept saying, "I wish it was Friday!" And, "I don't think I can wait for my birthday!" I assured him he could and he would, since he didn't have a choice. :)
The kids didn't have school that day so that was an extra treat. He opened his presents after scriptures in the morning. He got Jenga, an Animal Encyclopedia, a Wii game, four erector set things from Grandma R, and cards and money from Grandma and Grandpa K and Grandma Flash. He has happy with his haul. :)
There was a lot of Wii playing in the morning, and McDonald's for lunch. Then he had a friend over to play in the afternoon. We had chicken alfredo for dinner: Will's choice. And for his cake he picked hot fudge pie. Which wasn't so pretty for pictures, but was so gooey and delicious with our ice cream!
After cake and ice cream we watched a documentary on Netflix that Will chose. There weren't any good movies at Redbox or on Netflix, so I asked if he wanted to choose one of our movies to watch or pick something on Netflix. He decided on a documentary, so we spent the evening learning about Animal Odd Couples. It was very interesting and entertaining!
Now that Will is nine he will be in Bears in Cub Scouts, and he's done a great job of finishing up his Wolf before his birthday. He's also in Jr. Jazz basketball right now, as well as doing piano lessons. He's quite a busy boy, but he does a wonderful job of balancing everything and not complaining about being busy or having to miss certain things because of his commitments. We are so proud of him, and feel very grateful that he's our son. Happy Birthday, William!