Sunday, January 2, 2011


Five WEB wm 1

I don't know how you can look at the above picture
 and not smile,
even just a little bit.
Will is 5!

Storyboard 5th bday Will web

We officially celebrated his special day on Thanksgiving weekend when our entire family was gathered
at Grandma and Grandpa's house.
With a Christmas birthday, I feel like it's important to try and not let his birthday celebration
get lost in Christmas.
Next year he'll have a party with his friends too.

Five WEB wm 2

He's not a toddler anymore, he's definitely a little boy.
At five he loves to build with his TRIO sets,
anything Lightning McQueen, play games on his DS he got for Christmas,
sing, dance, draw,
and (presently) his very favorite thing is to play in the snow with his sister.
(The past 2 previous Winters he's been less than enthusiastic about going outside).

2 months ago I couldn't see that he was anywhere near ready
 for Kindergarten, but
 can confidently say now he
 will be ready in all ways to start
in the Fall.
He's an amazing little guy.

Will is a joy and everyone
 that meets him falls in love immediately
with this special child!

26 kind words:

China Dreams said...

Happy Birthday to Will :-)


Kim said...

Love the photos..
Happy 5th Birthday Will..

Marla said...

What a handsome little fella. Happy Birthday sweet Will!!

Missy said...

Happy Birthday Will! Five sure does look good on him :) Fabulous photos!

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

Happy Birthday Will! You are an amazing little man and such a blessing to your family!
Hugs SFAM!

Terri said...

What a sweet and handsome little guy!

Happy Birthday Will!

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Oh Gail - totally sweet photos of your precious little man!
Happy 5th Birthday to him again!!!

Lots of love,

a Tonggu Momma said...

Happy Birthday to adorable Will! He looks SO ready for kindergarten... but the real question is - is momma?

Story of our Life said...

Couple things come to mind...

First was "ohh...he's sooo not a a toddler anymore...what happened to that sweet lil 2 yr old?" and I even feel all sentimental and sappy for you as your baby boy is no longer.

and then.....

I laugh belly floor laughing as I think " Gail E.V.E.R gonna be in trouble. This handsome young man is going to keep her on her toes (along w/his beautiful sister)."

Love Ya!! He sure is a doll.

Sharon Ankerich said...

Will is a doll and loved all the photos you shared of him! Happy birthday to him. You know how we always say he and Jing look similar? They must also have the same disposition because your last sentence described her to the T. :)
blessings and joy!!!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I am having trouble with the fact that he is 5! time flies!

Your right about the smile on the first picture! All his pictures make me smile! He is adorable the way he stands there!


PS. Leanne had a friend with a December 25th b-day and they always had her friend party June 25 celebrating her 1/2 b-day!

the meaklims said...

Oh my, that t-shirt and that boy in the t-shirt, both are fabulous!

happy birthday Will!


PS - I love those signature/watermarks your using on your photos.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Happy 5th Birthday Will!!

I hope Five is Fabulous!!!

He makes me smile everytime I look at him. His little personality comes shinty thru in each and every photo. What a cutie!!!

Happy New Year!! Hope 2011 brings lots of blessings to your family.



Colleen said...

Happy Happy Birthday to your handsome 5 Year old!!!! What great photos you captured of his shining personality.

Laurie said...

He is just precious! Happy b-day, Will!

Love Letters To China said...

Happy Birthday Will from your friends down south! Hope you had a wonderful day celebrating with your family.

Liam was so excited to see these pictures...he was given the same Trio Batman set for Christmas.

Grace & Liam

redmaryjanes said...

Happy Birthday to Sweet Will!

Jboo said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet 5-year old!! He is such a cutie-pie and always looks like so much fuN! Enjoy!


Kim said...

Happy Birthday Will,

He is adorable! I bet he and Max would have a ball together!

Your pictures are GORGEOUS as ALWAYS!


Robin said...

Happy 5th Birthday sweet little Will! He looks totally ready for Kindergarden ... is mommy :)

I LOVE the last picture with the sparkle you captured in his eyes ... just beautiful!!

I bought Tyler the same little birthday crown & he is still wearing it around the house. His birthday was the 27th :)


ashley said...

Happy Birthday, Will!! He is so darling and that smile is all joy!

They grow up so fast.....I am sure he will love kindergarden in the fall.

Such a sweet boy!

Wanda said...

Happy birthay to your sweet Will. Five years old? Makes me shake my head.

Funny how quickly things can change. Dahlia has hated the winter and snow till this year and now I can't get her indoors. She's outside building forts and castles and sliding and more.

Enjoy the next little while with him before Kindergarten snares him and life really begins. Sniff......


Heavenly Muse said...

a happy child indeed

Norah said...

Incredibly handsome! Happy Birthday 5 yr old!

Kayce said...

Happy Happy Birthday (a few days late!) Will!!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I have just been snooping around your blog! HAHAHAHA!


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