Next week Penney’s is having a portrait special again and I’m planning on taking everyone down and getting either a whole family group picture or maybe just the children as a group. Peter will do very well I’m expecting because he now loves to have his picture taken. He has been helping us outside lately. He loves the outdoors and he thinks the world of Mark. His first words in the morning when he gets up are, “Where’s Dad?” He enjoys helping Ken. He really likes to play in the backyard and baseball. Mark is always asking me when the Easter bunny is coming again and of course, when Peter hears that, he wants to know when he is coming too.
-Willison Family Newsletter April 1987
Peter is such a little man. Hardly a day goes by that he doesn’t say or do something that just really brightens my day. He loves to role play when he and Emilie are playing. He always reminds us about scripture in the morning. He loves primary and really gets upset if he can’t go to church. He just adores Carrie. He loves to wrestle with Jeromy and Mark. He counts and loves to color.
-Willison Family Newsletter March 1987
Peter is a real chunk. He is master of what he wants to do. He has the cutest little run. The other week he had to miss Primary and was he disappointed. He likes to look at books and listen to stories. He has a new job. Mark felt he was getting too big to pass out the song books at family home evening and so he gave the job to Peter, who takes it very seriously. He loves to sing too.
-Willison Family Newsletter February 1987
Peter loves to play with the other children. Two weeks ago he went out and played in the snow for a little while. He loves puzzles still and amazes us by putting rather difficult ones together. I have been doing exercises during the day. Every time I start to do them, he runs through the house broadcasting to everyone that “Mom’s doing ex-r cizing!!” Then everyone runs in to watch me. He likes to wrestle with the boys. He gets upset if the children leave on the bus and he doesn’t get a chance to wave to them. Then he thinks it is his job to close the front door after they leave.
-Willison Family Newsletter January 1987
Everyone who sees and knows Peter is still amazed at how well he talks. He was very happy about Christmas because he got a GI Joe doll. I waited until Christmas Eve day to bring up a manger my Father made for each of my brothers and sister and our family. Peter loved it. It consists of an open manger scene which lights in the back. Then it has plastic figures—Mary, baby Jesus, wisemen, animals, etc. He played with that for hours. The conversation was adorable. At my parent’s home on Christmas Eve, we sang Christmas Carols while we waited for Santa to arrive. He was so cute. He sat there singing as loud as the rest. He was really taken up with Santa…
-Willison Family Newsletter December 1986
Peter continues to be a happy go lucky little boy. He loves to pick up the phone and carry on long conversations with the dial tone of the phone. He loves nursery now. He loves the Highlights magazine and will look at the pictures. He is so funny, he has now taken to dancing. When I do exercises he will too. He does a good job at imitating me. Peter is a climber.
– Willison Family Newsletter November 1986
Peter is really quite a talker and his vocabulary is amazing. He is a very willing helper.He loves the baby and is very concerned whenever she begins to cry. He comes running in and “Mom, feed her”. He loves to go to Primary. He is quite the book worm. Yesterday Ken had his first interview with Peter. It was brief but what amazed him is that weighs a pound more than Emilie and she is 5 inches taller than he is (everytime Ken has his interviews with the children he always weighs and measures them). This will be Peter’s first year Tricks or Treating so it will be interesting.
Last Friday Peter got into the bees in the front yard…to make a long story short, he got about 15-20 stings. We rushed him off to the doctor’s. The next day his right eye was swollen but otherwise he made it through it.
Willison Family Newsletter September 1986
Peter continues to be Peter Pumpkin Eater. He usually never walks but has the cutest little jaunt. He talks all the time and is Emilie’s side kick. He really watches out for the baby. The other night he ran a temperature of over 104. We asked him how he felt , good or bad. He said he felt bad. Sometimes with Peter he can have a fever and still be running around. He will come up to us and say, “I love you, mom” or “I love you, Amy” or “I love you, Emilie”.
Willison Family Newsletter August 1986
When Ken came to the hospital to get me, he brought Peter and Amy with him. As soon as Peter saw the baby, he said, “My baby”. Then he said , “I hold”. All the way home, he kept saying , “My baby”. Since we have been home, he loves to go over to her and give her a gentle kiss on her forehead. He gently goes and gets a receiving blanket and covers her up. He is so cute. He is Mr. independent and enjoys every minute of it. He loves little match box cars and loves to line them up in a row.
– Willison Family Newsletter July 1986