meanwhile, william turned 11 and also had the traditional breakfast in bed. his request was a green monster smoothie and cottage cheese pancakes. good choices, my man. he is still sweet as ever even though he had to move out of his room for the baby. that's a good big brother. he loves us and shows us daily. he also is getting a bit into brand names, much to our dismay (especially steve's). we gave him dc shoes for his birthday. well, did you know you're not supposed to tie them like normal shoes? it's the way all the kewl kids are doing it -- you lace them so that all the laces go straight across and they're pretty much permanently loose and unable to be tightened. when trying to figure out how to do it, i googled, "lacing shoes the punk way." anyway, as i saw william trudging down the driveway this morning, walking like he had a stick up his bum (literally) because his shoes are slipping off his heels, it was a little sad and pathetic all at once. and before he left, steve exclaimed, "you're cool william! isn't our love enough?! don't you feel loved enough here that you don't need to prove anything?!" poor dad. at 11 impressionable years of age, no, our love is not enough. but, seriously, they're a safety hazard so we might need to do something about those shoes. but, alas, i think we're just heading into the major trying-to-be-cool stage (makes me so sad when kids go through this) and, for the record, we love you william! more than they do and certainly enough!
and finally, some of the little things i've picked up for baby along the way. i really haven't gone overboard (husband even agrees!). with as many hand-me-downs as are coming his way, it'd be silly to do so, but when some crazy cute things and good deals come my way on zulily or gilt, i sometimes can't resist. american apparel tanks for $5! i mean, can you just imagine a pudgy little baby with that cuteness on? or that furry blue suede winter hat? gah. can't wait to meet the little guy, and yes, even dress him.