Friday, April 23, 2010

So long....

I'm outta here!!!!
Well, not really but we are heading to ATL later this evening. I'm attending this with my mom, my sis and a few thousand other women tomorrow.

Steven and the kids are just going along for the ride. We have a bridal shower on Sunday afternoon, so it worked out perfect for us all to be there this weekend. As a bonus, we're going to Sunday services at FBCW and Travis Cottrell is going to be leading worship!
We've been super busy this week. Dougie has baseball games every Mon and Tues. and Emma has been having cheerleading practice every afternoon. Her tryouts are today. On top of that, 2 different teams have asked us about letting Dougie be a part of their travel teams this summer. I jokingly asked him when the MLB scouts were coming to watch him?
As I mentioned earlier, we are going to get to attend a bridal shower Sunday for my cousin, Kaylan who's getting married in a few weeks. Emma, Dougie and Caleb are all part of the bridal party!! I said all that to say, the next few weeks are going to be extremely busy for us, and I'm sure your family is busy too. I may not be around very much, but I'll try not abandon the blog.

Love y'all dearly!
Have a safe and blessed weekend!

Friday, April 16, 2010

One Year Old!!!!

One Year check up:
weight- 21.1 lbs.
height- 28 3/4 in.
head- 18 3/4 in.

Today, Asher is one year old. On one hand, I can't believe it's already been a year since his arrival but on the other, I can't really remember life without him. Since we were at my parents' last week, we decided to go ahead and have a birthday party. When we started opening his presents, he was so taken with the birthday cards, he would just look and them and laugh. It was so cute.
Grandma made the birthday cake. Asher must really be special because none of his brothers or sister had a homemade 1st birthday cake! When we put it in front of him, he wasn't sure what to do with it.
He started by just picking off the sprinkles.

Then Aunt Dusty, showed him how to smash his hands in the cake. Then he decided to share some with her.

It was a great birthday party!
We go for your one year check up next week, so I don't have all your statistics.

One thing I do know, you're still not crawling!!! You're getting closer, but you just won't move! But other than that, you have met all your other milestones. We're started weaning you off formula, thank goodness! You still eat baby food but you are quickly getting tired of it. We're trying more table food but it's a little challenging because you only have your two bottom teeth. You love to eat cheerios!

Your personality is so easy going. You will let just about anybody hold, even strangers. You smile, laugh and babble all the time. You can say mama, dada, du-dee(Dougie) and e-MA. But you love to tease her and you won't say it when she asks you to.
I know I've said this so many times but we truly couldn't have chosen a better time for you, you are a blessing to our family.
And like I tell you everyday, I love you so much I can hardly stand it!

This doesn't have anything to do with your birthday but this afternoon, you were sitting on the floor, playing and drinking your bottle. Daddy, Caleb and I were just doing things around the house. I looked in the living room to see what you were doing and this is what I saw:
So stinkin' cute!!!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Easter 2010

On the Saturday before Easter, the church where Steven was serving as interim, had an egg hunt. Caleb really understood the concept this year except for one thing. You see, Caleb's favorite color is dark blue. Not blue, light blue or any other shade, just dark blue. He's quite obsessive about it and when he began hunting for eggs, he walked right past any egg that wasn't dark blue. I finally convinced him by telling him that they all had candy in them! As you can tell from the pictures, it was sweltering! Gotta love South Ga., we skip right over spring and go straight to summer! (Except now this week, it's back to 60's and 70's!)

Here's what Asher did pretty much the whole time at the egg hunt.

Since Steven finished his interim position at the church, we were free to attend Easter services with his family. We had a great time and it was really nice to get to be with extended family on Easter Sunday. That's a draw back to being in the ministry and living several hours away from family. It would have been even better if Emma and Dougie were with us.
Here's some pictures of Caleb and Asher before church.
Asher was distracted by Jack, our dog.
After church, at my in-laws house.
This picture cracks me up! Caleb has had enough!
This last picture has nothing to do with Easter, I found it when I was downloading the pictures from my camera. This is from one of those times when I let Caleb exercise his photography skillz!
For some reason when I look at this photo, I keep thinking, "Good grief, Charlie Brown!"

The week after Easter was Spring break so we loaded up the van and headed to my mom and dad's. We spend all week with them. We ate good food, slept in, watched some great movies, visited with family, ate some more great food, the kids camped, some had pink eye, some shopped others fished, celebrated a 1st birthday, ate again, and basically had a super time! It went by waaaaay to fast. We came back home because get what started Saturday? BASEBALL!!! More about that and the 1st birthday celebration later!