We had a great kickoff to the holiday season this year. We were invited over to our friend's house, the Moyer's, for Thanksgiving dinner, and it was absolutely amazing!! Also, Bill's grandparents were in town, and they had yet to meet Will so we got to introduce Will to them for the first time. They couldn't get enough of him. On black Friday, we were brave enough to fight the crowds at the mall, and Will got to meet Santa for the first time. Santa was a hit to say the least!! I love Christmas...it's definitely my favorite time of year, and it seems that having children brings on a whole new meaning to holidays, making them even more special.
Today we ventured out to the zoo with a group of friends. It was such a good time. Will has recently developed an aversion to his car seat (any suggestions?), so we can no longer use the car seat/snap n' go stroller. Since we are waiting for our umbrella stroller to arrive in the mail, we used our BOB stroller for the first time. Will is still a little small for it, and so I was afraid he wasn't going to like it, but he LOVED it...he even fell asleep in it. He really enjoyed the zoo...Although he probably cared less about the animals, I think he found it fascinating to just look around at all the different things going on. Anyways, it was a really good morning at the zoo...great entertainment, good weather and good company!!
Last Friday I opened William's first savings account with the gift money he received when he was born. When we walked into the Chase branch everyone was jumping out of their seats to help us because they wanted see William...it was really cute. The branch manager came and introduced herself to us and gave William a special gift, a Chase picture frame, for him to remember this special event. Love Chase!! So, as they say in the movie "Catch Me if You Can," William is officially "in the club..." if that even makes any difference these days who knows, but it was fun anyhow.
Posted by Team Knowlton at 11/24/2008
Today we blessed Will at our home ward building. Most of our family and friends were able to come. Since we had stake conference, we held the blessing as a separate event in the afternoon. It was such a wonderful event, and Bill gave William an absolutely wonderful blessing.