Saturday, November 3, 2007

Quality Time with Dad

It's almost time for Sean to ship out for 7 long months so we've been trying to spend as much time together as we can. It was especially important to Sean to be with William. I picked him up from work and we all went to the nice mall that had a big kids play area. I could see that we were not the only one feeling the time crunch on quality family time. There were many families there and probably 80% of them were military. I hear that many ships are deploying at the same time so it was Dad Day at the playground.
William loves to pretend he's older than he is. He gravitates towards the older kids and tries to do what they're doing. It's a shame he just couldn't keep up. One little boy tried really hard to explain the game "Tag" but it was lost on William. When the boy started to run (because he made William be "it") William would just toddle over to some other kids and try to play their games. It will be nice when he's old enough to understand kid's games.
Sean tried to teach William how to do a summersault. He would pick him up by the waist and bend him over, tuck his head down and flip his legs over. Then William would lay on the floor and laugh and lift his legs up to go backwards. Then Sean would do summersaults in front of him and he would laugh and laugh. My favorite sound!
I'm so glad we got to spend a little time together. William is going to change so much by the time Sean returns. I hope William doesn't forget his dad or how much he is loved by him.


Melissa said...

I'd like to name the first picture: "Little Willie and Big Willie"

Heidi said...

Good one, Mel! I'm still laughing about that one. Ahhhhhh, wiener jokes.

Heidi said...

I just re-read this post and realized I said, "William" like a million times. Sorry for the poor grammar. I didn't proofread this one.

Erin said...

That play place is awesome! We can only choose between a big tree (that's not enclosed) or the Provo Mall with their transportation theme--boat, cars, train, bus, etc. My kids would love to play on a hot dog!