Willy boy turned SEVEN at the end of March, wooo!
The celebrations kicked off the week earlier with cupcakes at school (his birthday falls during Spring Break each year). Meticulously decorated cupcakes - those W's and 7's didn't write themselves, yo. Miss Overcast is darling and Will happily passed out cupcakes to his classmates and then had a little "All About Will" Q&A session and mostly just delighted in being the center of attention :).
On his actual birthday, Will woke up to the traditional streamers in his doorway aaaand some balloons! Chuck was in charge, hence it being way more streamers than usual because dad = fun.
Will was very clear in his birthday preferences this year: going to the library and having his friend Alexis over for a playdate. Very do-able. First up, the library:
We looove the new library!! At this point it had only been reopened for a couple weeks, but the novelty has yet to wear off now, four months later. On this day, Will found some friends and they worked to sort all of the baby board books and return them to their shelves.
Okay, this is random but as we were going in I noticed one of the librarians being interviewed so I took a picture because this sweet woman (whose name I need to find out) loves Chuck. A lot. For a long time, he was the main point man on all things library-related in our family - he took the boys in all the time, and if this woman was there she'd talk to him and say hi to the boys and such. Even in the general mayhem of opening day, she saw Chuck and made a point to seek him out to say hi. She's gotten more friendly to me since she's seen us together a few times, but for a while when I took the boys in to the old library, she looked at me somewhat appraisingly, haha. It's okay, I agree that Chuck's a better parent than I am ;).
After the library and lunch, Will and I walked over to retrieve Alexis and bring her home for a fun afternoon! The kids jumped on the trampoline and did an art project and were generally just adorable together.
The rest of the day included checking on Grammy Pam at her new house (and receiving seven special orange gifts from her!), and then home for dinner and cake and UNO once Daddy got home from work. We did music notes on his cake because this was his 'piano' birthday, having started lessons just the week before. Cute boy.
We love our Will.i.am so much. He's bright and logical and spiritual and sooo silly and loves helping with his siblings and loves schedules and school and fun nuggets and oatmeal and his enthusiasm for life is infectious - and we're so grateful to be along for the ride!