The weather’s been nice for the past few days, so we’ve been spending time outside, working on Will 1.5’s swingset and playing on the Cirks’ down the street.

For Will’s set, we’ve finished putting it up after acquiring it early last winter, and now we’ve added Grandpa Bill’s tire swing, a ladder up to the clubhouse, and a new bucket swing.  We’re still working on the under-the-clubhouse sandbox and a new plywood roof, but it’s coming along nicely.  Willpower has also learned, at the Cirks’, how to climb the ladder up into the clubhouse so that he can slide down the slide all by himself.

To the gallery, I’ve added some photos that Grandma Lois took over the weekend, and all of the pictures from our Thanksgiving trip to Phoenix that I had inexplicably forgotten.

Sorry, Dad & Angie!  Here’s something to make up for it:

Phoenix Sunshine

Will 0.4 has had a great weekend in Phoenix.  He’s really felt well, and has discovered his voice to a stunning degree, squealing and laughing and shouting for up to an hour at a time, several times per day.

He’s also eating like a pig, devouring eight six-ounce bottles yesterday.  He’s clearly ready for solid food, and since we’ve gotten his digestive tract mostly fixed (with the aid of some holistic happy bacteria supplement), we will start him on it again when we return home.

The weather was gorgeous today, so we went for a little walk this afternoon, and got Will his first real sunshine since he was born.  We’re flying home tomorrow, and return to rain and snow and sleet.

Today, though, Will looked fantastic in his safari hat.


Pam, Will 0.4 and I arrived in Phoenix this morning after flying out of St. Louis on an early flight.  Even though we were delayed a bit, Will was great on the flight, napping a few times, eating during takeoff and landing, and playing a lot.  Thanks so much to Susan for getting us to the airport at 5:30 this morning, and for the lovely Valentine’s Day celebration Thursday night.

It’s about 55 and raining in Phoenix right now, but supposed to be beautiful this weekend.