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Will's First Year

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S: William Gray Freeman

FC: William Gray Freeman

1: For our precious son, Will. You have brought us so much joy and an all consuming love we never knew existed. | With Love, Mom and Dad

2: E | E | EVERY GOOD AND perfect gift COMES FROM ABOVE...

3: May 15, 2011 7:40 pm 8 pounds 11 ounces 19 inches

5: Our first glimpse of you | Love at first sight

8: Precious Boy!

14: May 18, 2011 We brought you home today! It is so good to be home, just the three of us...well, four if you count Jake. Mommy and Daddy showed you all around the house. Mommy worked very hard on your room and Daddy worked on the rest of the house all in preparation of this day. It is wonderful having you home with us. We are all finally together ready to start this new journey. We love you Will!!

15: Will's Room

20: One Month

21: Four Generations | Great Granddaddy Glenn Gray Burch | Great Uncle Tommy Hill | Great Grandmother Mary Nell Burch

23: G I D D Y U P

25: June 22, 2011 (5 weeks) First time you smiled in response to Mommy's voice and her smile.

26: T | w | o | M | o | n | t | h | s | . | . | .

27: July 9, 2011 (8 weeks) You rolled over, for the first time, from your belly to your back. You rolled over two different times!

30: Three Months | August 27, 2011 You tried to put your feet in your mouth for the first time today! You love your feet and enjoy looking at them. This is how Mommy and Daddy can tell if you are awake in your bed...if we check and see your feet in the air, we know. This is the first thing you do when you wake up.

31: September 8, 2011 You laughed out loud for the first time this morning. I had just finished changing your diaper and was tickling your belly when you laughed. I loved it! You made me laugh too! Love, Mom

32: The Papa Swing

35: F | O | U | R | Months

37: October 11, 2011 As I was giving you your bath tonight, I saw that your two bottom teeth had broken through the surface! I couldn't believe it! I felt them and sure enough, there were your teeth, sharp as razors!! You're getting SO big, SO fast!!

40: Workin' with my Daddy!

41: F I V E M O N T H S

42: The cutest pumpkin in the patch!

43: First time at a pumpkin patch! We had a great day!!

44: Hayride to the pumpkin patch | Hayride from the pumpkin patch...

45: Sweet Potatoes are SO good, guys!! | First time eating solids

46: a | B | t | h | t | i | m | e

47: Your first time out of state: We drove to Little River Canyon in Fort Payne, Alabama to see all the beautiful leaves.

50: Trick or Treat | Happy Halloween

52: S I X | M O N T H S

54: At 6 months, you could sit up all by yourself!

55: We also started brushing your teeth, you love to help by the way, and we introduced you to a sippy cup.

56: 3 - 2 - 1 . . . | blast off

57: To get mommy and daddy's attention, you love to blow bubbles and pretend to cough. Of course, you always get our attention, and then you shout in excitement. We think you're hilarious


61: We're so excited to celebrate your first Christmas

62: 2011

63: 'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse The stockings were hung by the chimney with care. In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there...

64: Seven | Months | Our Christmas began at 5:30 Christmas morning.

69: O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining It is the night of our dear Savior's birth. Long lay the world in sin and error pining 'Til he appeared and the soul felt its worth A thrill of hope, a weary world rejoices for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. Fall on your knees! O hear the angel voices. O night divine. O night when Christ was born. O night divine. O night, O night divine.

70: ...It's the most wonderful time of the year...

71: J | O | Y

73: It's time to move the mattress down!

74: E | E | Your first buggy ride!! While we were shopping you discovered that your voice echoed inside the store, so you "ahhhed" louder and louder and louder. Then you just laughed. You thought that was the best thing ever! I did too; you made me laugh out loud. Love, Mommy

75: e i g h t | m o n t h s

76: Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

77: Fun at Mimi's!

78: Best Buds! | Will, You and Jake were practicing how to role over!

79: nine | m o n t h s

80: February 29, 2012 Will bug, you crawled today! We were in the playroom and you caught sight of the laptop. All of a sudden, you were on all fours with your head up high and off you went! I am so proud of you!!!

81: March 6, 2012 Today was a big day for you! Will, you went from a sitting position to crawling, then back to sitting. Wow, way to go bud! You also began saying "ba ba ba" and "da da da" today!

82: Will, we had a fun day at the Imagine It Children's Museum today, Jacob and his mommy Sandra joined us too.

84: Ten Months

85: April 17, 2012 What a wonderful day we had today! You and I were playing in the playroom. I sat beside you and was gathering up some toys when all of a sudden I noticed you standing behind your Radio Flyer rocket. You pulled yourself up holding the front end of the rocket, your hands were on the handles and the back of the rocket was facing opposite you. Then, the very best part of all, you began walking behind the rocket! I couldn't believe my eyes! You walked all the way across the room! I stood up, so excited and cheered you on, "Way to go Will, that was awesome!!" We have it on video also. Such a special moment!

88: Happy 1st Easter!

92: Eleven | Months

94: April 26, 2012 Today you began putting the basketball through the hoop, woohoo! Before today, you would grab the ball from the bottom and then place it back in the bottom

96: Twelve | Months

97: Will, I cannot believe it has already been a year! The time went by so fast and you are such an amazing, incredible, awesome, wonderful, funny little boy! We feel so incredibly blessed to have you for our son. Each day you bring us joy and fill our hearts with so much love. We cannot wait to see what else is store for you and our family. Our prayer for you: We pray that you will put your faith, hope, and love in our precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and that you will have a close relationship with Him. We pray that you will be surrounded with good Christian friends and mentors as you journey through life. We pray that you will know how much we love you, always, no matter what! Thank you for being you! We love you so very much! Love, Mom and Dad

101: A rainbow stretched across the sky on you birthday!

102: Happy First Birthday Will | 1

103: 1

106: Summertime Fun!

108: Yellow River Game Ranch | Tellus Science Museum

109: Havin' some fun with my food

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