Very Busy Will Weekend!

Where should we start with such a fun-filled, packed weekend?

Will is really ready to crawl any day now. He has figured out getting up on all fours, but it’s the moving forward motion that will take some time and some more muscle development I am guessing. And big news from his daycare when we picked him up after work on Friday that he is pulling himself up. Can they really learn to walk before crawling?

Uncle Al & Aunt Susan came to visit for the weekend and helped us get a little more organized in our new house. We worked them like dogs all day Saturday. It started with installing the new closet system in the master bedroom closet. Susan and I probably emptied out close to 40 boxes of stuff and I used her expert organizing techniques while putting things away in there new spots. We also started on the shelving in the garage but that will probably take the rest of the week to cut, assemble, sand, paint and install.

We are very excited to have Uncle Andy (Gordy’s youngest brother) staying with us for the next 10 weeks or so. Al & Susan brought him up when they came up from St. Louis Friday evening. He just completed his freshman year at Saint Louis University with a Pre-Med Major in line. He will be completing some very important (pre-requisite) classes this summer at the University of Illinois. And it will be great to spend some wonderful quality time with Andy since we really haven’t been around him in years.

We all trucked down the neighborhood Saturday evening to attend a wonderful 5th birthday party for Jake Cirks. It is truly going to be awesome to live so close to our best friends and have our boys grow up together. It is so important to have your second family when your own family is not living in the same area.

On a completely separate note, please keep Grandma Jean in your thoughts as she is still recuperating at St. Luke’s hospital after being physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted from these last few weeks. This has all taken its toll on her with Grandpa Paul (no doubt), but we just need to make sure she gets well before she goes back home. Her doctor is treating her for bronchitis and pseudo-gout in both knees. She is also testing anemic and will need to be treated for that before she gets released.


We’ve moved into the new house, and are slowly getting settled.  When everything is so cluttered and disorganized, all the necessary projects seem to take twice as long as usual because it’s a multi-step process.  Putting this box of stuff away requires finding this tool and locating this other box of stuff.

Will’s face is much improved with a more diligent regimen of keeping it rinsed with water and moisturized with Aveeno and his prescription steroids.

About two weeks ago, he looked like this:

This morning, he looked like this, after eating some yogurt for breakfast:

He’s still not perfect, but the pinkness is new skin that is replacing several layers lost to peeling over the past few days, so it’s a vast improvement.  We need to see if we can maintain this.

OK, back to work on projects, and to get ready for tonight’s fundraiser in Danville.

Willpower’s New Home

Now that we’ve mostly agreed on the big stuff (price, closing date of May 30, possession on May 24) Pam and I bugged our Realtor into letting us take some photos of our new home so we could share with Willpower’s online Fan Club.

You can view all the photos here, but the only one that really matters is Will 0.6 showing off his new room:

Now we only have a few weekends left to pack and get moved.