My boy is SEVEN. I can't believe it. William is such a wonderful boy. Before I post about his birthday party, here are SEVEN things I love about him. This gorgeous picture was taken by my talented friend, Kelsey Henry. I love it so much.
2. He loves to read: I never have to remind him to get his reading in for the day. He will gobble up anything that has words on it. I'm amazed at his comprehension too.
3. Helpful: I usually only have to remind him once to do something. He's not naturally a very neat person but I appreciate that he helps clean things up when asked (and he makes his bed most mornings without a reminder).
4. Sensitive: he can really sense the feelings of those around him. I am terrible at hiding my emotions too so he often is really attuned to my frustrations, sadness and excitement. He's so good at sharing in emotions as well. I'm grateful for his heart in this family.
5. Inventive: Will loves anything that he can build. He loves to make something out of other things and is always wanting to find a new way to do something. I think that quality is really going to help him throughout his life.
6. Kind: Will is a pretty timid creature in public but he is truly kind. He cares about other people and feels very sad when someone is hurt. We've had lot of conversations about social issues and I'm grateful that he is wanting to learn about equality and how he can be a part of making this world better.
7. Laugh: when this kid laughs, oh my. His big brown eyes light up and he has the funniest giggle. All you have to do is tickle him or perform some slap-stick trick and he is in a crumbled giggle fit on the floor. I love this kid!
On to his party! Will loves Minecraft so we had a Minecraft party and the colors were conveniently also Seahawks colors. Will also loves the Seahawks... as does all of Seattle. Boy, do they love their 'hawks! Anyway, I kind of have to laugh when I look at these pictures because the amount of work we put into this party was a little ridiculous for how happy it made Will. Like, did I really need to make Jell-O Jigglers for "water blocks", Red Vine TNT blocks and a punching prize game that David and I spent hours making until 1:30 a.m. the night before and the kids spent 5 minutes destroying? Probably not. I think Will did really love the party though. Haha!
tutorial. It wasn't necessarily hard but it just took a long time to assemble. We filled it with yo-yos, gum, sticky spiders and other little toys.