Capturing life's little moments of joy

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Return of the Blog

Hey, what happened to the blog?  No updates for over three months?

Maybe we've had our hands full...

Or maybe we've been a little bit tired...

but the blog updates are resuming now.

Stay tuned.  We promise we won't make you wait three more months for another update!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


New Favorite Chore - Helping wash the green beans!  
I must say that these beans were very thoroughly washed! 
Unfortunately this did not lead to Asher actually eating any green beans for dinner.  

Sunday, June 17, 2012


As you may have noticed in the last post, Asher thinks it is fashionable to wear rain boots to the fire station...on a sunny day!

He also likes to wear his boots while mowing the lawn...on a sunny day.

It's fun to wear boots while checking out what's in the cooler...on a sunny day.
What luck, there was a big bulldozer in the cooler on this particular day!

Boots are perfect for splashing in the water table...on a sunny day.

Boots also come in handy for backyard bird watching....on a sunny day.

Boots are just right for a morning jog...on a sunny day.

It's fun to wear boots while playing at the park...on a sunny day.

Asher has worn his boots every time he's left the house for the last week despite the fact that the sun has been shining for most of the week!  They're his favorite footwear! 

If you studied the last two pictures closely, you might have noticed his other fashion tip - always leave your onesie unsnapped and untucked, so you can find your belly button at all times.  Not having access to your belly button is completely unacceptable!  

Friday, June 15, 2012

A Visit to the Fire Station

Chris and Asher headed to the fire station today to have the firefighters re-install Asher's car seat in its new location.  

As soon as they arrived and took out the car seat, the fire alarm sounded.  It was a dream come true for Asher to get to hear the sirens wailing and to watch the trucks take off with all their lights flashing!  

Much to their surprise, Chris and Asher were left behind in the station all by themselves!  They had fun exploring the station, and even found an ambulance, or a "beep beep" as Asher likes to say.

Luckily, the firefighters eventually returned to install the seat and to give Asher his very own fire hat.  
I can't believe he's not smiling in any of these pictures!  

Sunday, June 10, 2012

2 Years

2 Year Update...just a bit overdue!  

Asher is T-W-O!  or "Doo" as he says.  

Favorite Foods - Birthday Cupcakes, Oatmeal, Bananas, PB&J, Yogurt
Foods he does NOT even want on his Plate - Meat, Tomatoes

Favorite Animals - Elephants, Giraffes, Zebras

Favorite Toys - Alligator Stuffed Animals named Lady Gaga, Zig the Big Rig
No, he is not asleep in this picture.  He does not sleep anywhere except for in bed.  

Favorite Store - The Tractor Store

Bedtime Routine - Read 3-6 stories, Sing "Mickey Mouse Club" song three times, Sing "How much is that Kitty in the Window?" Sing "How much is that Doggie in the Window?"  Say I love you Mommy, Daddy, Rambler, Kitties, and Mason,  Hugs & Kisses, Gets in crib, Back rubs, Talks to himself for quite awhile and finally falls asleep.  This routine leaves two out of the three of us exhausted!   

Favorite Activities - Running around wildly, Making Fire Truck sounds, Reading, Looking at Buses, Playing Outside, Playing on Mom & Dad's Bed, & Snuggling with his Alligator.

Sunday, May 20, 2012


We hope your day is filled with happiness and laughter!  
Asher is happiest when he is making a big mess!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Daddy's Boy

 Asher thinks playing with Daddy is the absolute best, especially if Daddy is chasing him as the Tickle Monster!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New Shades

Asher is ready for summer in his new Thomas the Train sunglasses.

This was the scene out the back door as I was making dinner last night - a serious goofball!

He also likes to try out the upside down glasses look once in awhile.
He is very fashion-forward!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


We went strawberry picking for Mother's Day!
Asher loved riding in the wagon down the bumpy road to the strawberry field.

 The real highlight for him was getting to see a tractor.  He is looking rather dejected here because he'd rather be oogling the tractor than picking berries.  

He was so proud of our box of berries!

Eating the berries at last!  Asher may or may not have even eaten a few stems.  It is also debatable whether more strawberry juice got into his mouth or onto his shirt.  Dressing a toddler in white to go strawberry picking was not my wisest decision of the day.  

Getting a little tired during our photo shoot by the flowers.  

He managed to give me one last "smile" for a picture though.  I wonder if this will be his photo smile for years to come.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Fire Trucks

Asher LOVES fire trucks!!
We went to a parade recently, just because we knew these trucks would be part of the parade.

He'll always make room in his chair for his best buddy, the fire truck.

Here he is demonstrating his piercing fire truck wail.
We'll have to catch that one on a video, so you can really appreciate it.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

23 Month Update

23 months old - Who me??

Asher loves to do whatever Daddy and Mommy are doing.

He loves to read, read, read every day.  He reads his favorite Richard Scarry book with Daddy every morning.  He loves going to the library.  Last time we were there, he was so excited to find a book about fire trucks that he repeatedly demonstrated his piercing, loud fire engine wail for all the other library patrons to enjoy.  Luckily, nobody seemed to mind.  I wasn't too concerned because that incident was less embarrassing than when he recently loudly shouted, "poo-poo, poo-poo, poo-poo," several times in a row while we were eating out at a restaurant.  

He loves animals, especially alligators and elephants.
He loves his pets too.  Any time I tell him that we're going somewhere, like to the store or the park, he asks if Rambler and the kitties are going with us too.  He can't quite pronounce a beginning "r" sound, so he still calls Rambler " Bubler."

His favorite thing of all is to PLAY!!!
Especially play outside!!
He loves to run really fast!

Our next monthly update will be for Asher's 2nd birthday!