Thursday, June 30, 2011

Father's Day

This Father's Day was wonderful, it was actually celebrated over two weekends! The Sunday before Father's Day Aaron got to go golfing with a friend. I'm so glad he got to, since it's VERY rare that he has that opportunity and it's something he loves to do! The weekend of Father's Day, he also went with some guy friends of his and saw two different movies. One Saturday night, and one Sunday morning after church. We also got to celebrate him even more Sunday night when the four of us went to dinner at Pappasito's (YUMMY seafood, woo hoo)!!

I'm so glad that we had the time available so that he could be celebrated so much because he truly is an amazing man, husband and father! Our boys are so very blessed to have him. he is loving, gracious, compassionate and caring. I am so blessed to have him as my partner in parenting, Lord knows I could never do it on my own!

Thank you Aaron, for truly stepping up and leading our family. You bring such joy to me, and to our home and I am blessed beyond measure to walk through this sweet life with you!

Some other amazing daddy's are the guys we are blessed to share life with, Dustin, Travis and Jarret! I think their wives would agree we are all so blessed and thankful to the Lord for these amazing, Godly men who strive to lead us all well!!

And last, but DEFINITELY not least, my awesome dad! I am so thankful to the Lord for him, for his guidance and wisdom over the years, and for everything he has done for me! Thank you dad, for being such a great example of a man after God's own heart. I love you so much!

Be Blessed and Encouraged!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

9 Months

Asher, my little man, you are 9 months old! You continue to amaze me at how fast you learn to do something, like army crawl across the entire apartment without me knowing it! You follow your big brother everywhere, as well as momma and daddy, and I love it!! You want to be where all the action is and you go non-stop every second you are awake. Thankfully, you nap great and since we've done some sleep training with you, you are FINALLY sleeping through the night again! This has helped momma regain my sanity, as well as some much needed rest, so thank you!!

You have also cut your first two teeth, and your smile looks cuter and cuter every single day because of it!! You are growing at remarkable speeds, and have already been in 12 month clothing for at least a month now. You weigh just shy of 23 pounds (40-50%) and are 29 inches long (75%), holy cow!!! Daddy and I laugh at the idea of having a kid who is taller than both of us since we are so average in height.

You still love your Baby Einstein's Numbers Nursery DVD the best, and thank goodness for it, because it's about the only way I get to actually achieve any kind of cooking in this house!

You are also starting to communicate more through sounds, cooing, and babbling on and on. We have multiple conversations everyday, about what I don't know, but you seem very interested to tell me anything and everything.

You are OBSESSED with the Lightning McQueen "Shake 'n' Go" that we have. Seriously, it can keep you entertained for 30-45 minutes at a time, multiple times a day. It's so cute, you shake it up and then the wheels go spinning. Although you haven't quite caught on to the idea of letting it go on the floor, you like to be holding it while it goes.

You are starting to pull up on everything, which means that it's about time to keep your crib side pulled up at all times. I'm starting to wonder if you will walk before truly crawling. I guess only time will tell!

We had to take you completely off of solids for a while because you were having such a reaction to everything we gave you, and so we have recently started introducing them as if it was brand new. We have cut out all foods with wheat/gluten to see if you may have an allergy, which is what I think it might be. If so, it definitely could be a good change in diet for all of us, and could possibly be the same issue that I'm having as well. So far, you have done great with being on all organic foods, such as sweet potatoes, winter squash, green beans, peas, and rice cereal. We will continue to try and rule out anything that gives you a reaction, and hopefully will have some conclusive answers in the next month or so! Until then, we'll stick to simple foods and teething biscuits!

Sweet Asher, we love you so much and are so thankful to the Lord for your precious little life! You are truly a priceless gift, and I pray that someday you will know Jesus the way daddy and I both do. Keep growing, little man, and we'll keep nourishing that little heart of yours! Love you sweetie!!

Be Blessed and Encouraged!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

29 Months

Oh, my sweet precious honey!!! You are 29 months old and growing like a weed!! You continue to learn new words everyday, and continue to amaze me at how much you can comprehend and understand at such a young age! We've had a full month with lots of fun activities! You continue to be a wonderful big brother to Asher, and have started telling me where Asher is and what he is doing, including telling him "no no baby asher" when he makes his way over to the PS3 and takes the disc out to play with it! You are sharing, and thankfully, are doing so very much better with discipline and your attitude. I am absolutely in love with this stage of your life!! You have recently taken a liking to cuddling with me on the couch or in the chair multiple times a day. What PRECIOUS time that is, that I cherish so very much, and that brings me to tears almost every time, because I know how limited it is!! This past month we have been working on kindness and respect, both of which you have been doing excellent with! I love watching your little personality develop, as well as your character, and am so blessed that I get to be a part of the growing process with you! I continue to pray for your little heart, each and every day, that you would come to know the Lord as your Savior at a very young age, and allow Him to use you in mighty ways. The Lord has truly blessed my life with you and because of you, my little miracle baby! Mommy and Daddy love you so very very much!! Happy 29 month birthday big boy!!!

Be Blessed and Encouraged!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Baby Boy to a Big Boy

underneath all these gorgeous suds...
are about 30 pairs of these...
can you guess what we're doing this weekend?!?

All prayers and encouragement welcome!!

Be Blessed and Encouraged!