Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Turkey Day!

So after much debate I decided to cook Thanksgiving dinner at my house this year, since Mom was driving back from North Carolina on Wednesday and we didn't make it up there or down to Waycross to visit Robert's family this year. The original plan was to spend Thanksgiving up in Wake Forest with Jonas and Melissa and Luke, but we didn't want to overwhelm them with the new baby (and Nicklas has been a real grumpy pants since we drove home from NC last week). Plus, I had to work at Athens Regional on Thanksgiving day (at 5pm) so I really couldn't go very far. Nicklas had fun in his Thanksgiving outfit (see Luke's picture on Melissa's blog for his matching clothes). That turkey has really started to roll over, but only from back to front. I leave him alone in his crib for two seconds and come back to find this...

I just can't get him to stay still! He's so sweet, as long as he's had his nap...

Mr. Cool in Daddy's sunglasses.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Introducing Luke Elliot Williams!

Last Sunday we got a call around 4am that Melissa had been admitted to the hospital in Raleigh. So I packed up the house (almost) and we took off for North Carolina with Nicklas. Dad took a flight later and met us up there. We arrived at the hospital about ten minutes before Luke was born. Melissa only had to push for about 15 minutes and he came on out! I was so jealous...much better than pushing for almost two hours. However, Luke is a very tiny baby.
We stayed until Tuesday when they left the hospital, so we could finally get pictures of the boys together. Nicklas was too young to go upstairs to see Melissa, so someone had to camp out down in the lobby with him and all the gear for two days. He did amazingly well, considering how messed up he got with sleep and eating schedules. I was very proud of him.

What's up cuz?

Our boys!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I have a nephew!

I would like to announce the arrival of Luke Elliot Williams, son of my brother Jonas and his wife Melissa. Luke was born today November 16th, 2008 at 2:02 PM, weighing in at 6 lbs and 14 oz and is 21" long. He's tall and skinny, just like his daddy! Both mom and baby are doing great, and Nicklas, mom, dad and I are up here in Raleigh NC to visit for a couple days. I will post pictures a little later!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Nicklas loves his sleep! He sleeps through the night almost every night now. At around 7:30 he looks pretty much like he does in this picture above. He's also starting to roll over as well. The other night I heard him crying at about 2:30 am and went to his room to find him on his stomach (he sleeps on his back). He was whining pitifully, like "how'd I get here?" I saw him do it once more Saturday morning, but as soon as I grabbed the video camera he quit. Typical.

Speaking of sleep, I went to the grocery store today for thirty minutes and when I came home this is what I found... father, like son

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I took Nicklas to his second Kindermusik class today. Mom (who used to be a Kindermusik educator) came with me and took lots of photos. The class encourages moms and dads to use music to stimulate baby's mental and physical growth, as well as bonding techniques and other activities. I have to admit, I thought it all sounded like nonsense, and I do feel a little silly sometimes, but Nicklas really seems to enjoy himself. He's fascinated by all the sounds of the other kids (this class is birth through like 18 months) and the musical instruments and motions. Robert and I both feel very strongly that music should be a big part of his life, and this is a good way to start him out.

He likes the part with the scarves...

Soothing touch time

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Just some cute pictures

I had to share these...they are too cute not to!

Halloween (A Day Late)

On Saturday we had our Sunday school Halloween party at our friends Chad and Rachel's house. We had costume and pumpkin carving contests, which even though Halloween was the day before, turned out to be really fun. Robert won "scariest costume" award since he dressed as the "Unibomber" sketch (hooded sweatshirt, giant sunglasses, fake mustach). I forgot to take a picture of him in his outfit, but it was quite a sight. I dressed Nicklas in a little lion costume, which he didn't seem to mind too much. I kinda wished it had a tail, but I guess that could be considered dangerous for little babies.

Robert ended up carving our pumpkin since I was inside nursing the baby. I made the mistake of bringing the biggest pumpkin, which only means you have to clean the most out of the inside. We did, however, take our pumpkin home and light a candle in it. Nicklas was mesmerized.

Here's Nicklas with Rusty, who's dressed as a construction worker.

Here's my little lion. He almost outgrew the outfit before Halloween; you'll see here that I couldn't button the snap under his chin because he head was too big!

Lydia Chafin, who I can't decide was a butterfly or a fairy. I prefer fairy.

Robert was a little miffed that we were missing the GA/Florida game since we were outside carving pumpkins, but after the third quarter we were kinda glad that we weren't watching....what happened Dawgs? Wade Dressler (Florida fan) was quite happy about it, he made sure we got the play-by-play from his ear-bud radio.