William-- "one fell off and bumped his head!" or tooth as the case maybe. This weekend we took the kids to Myrtle Beach for a family reunion of sorts with my dad's family. While I took Joey to the aquarium, Jeff stayed behind with a napping Will and Shelby. After Will's nap and his dinner, Jeff was letting him investigate on the floor and we believe Will might have been trying to pull himself up when he bumped his mouth and he began bleeding. There is a small bruise on the gum above one of his top teeth. He is battling a cold, but seems to perk up when Motrin is in the vicinity. And on Sunday he became nine-months-old! Man that went by quick!
Joseph--Joey had a blast at the beach. He visited with his great-grandparents and great-aunts. He snuggled with one of my cousins and took walks on the beach. He also said his own name for the first time. At the aquarium, while looking at sharks, I asked him what a shark swimming by's name was. Being he loves "Finding Nemo" I expected him to say Bruce and was surprised to hear him say "Joey" instead. To each his own. He also identified the sharks on a bath towel we had at home when we got back.
Shelby--Shelby had a great time at the beach. She was extremely social with the family including those she had never met before. Despite having a cold, she was in good spirits and enjoyed walking down the long halls at the hotel, playing in the sand and in the pack and play that her brother was supposed to sleep in. She also made progress with not removing her pants and diaper.