Sunday, May 27, 2012


It's hard to believe that in less than a month my baby will be 1! What a fun month this has been! Like I said last month, Asher has changed so much so quickly. He is hardly a baby anymore. He is a little toddler now, and we love it. He sure keeps us busy, though. He is just a busy busy boy, and all over the place!

He even took his first steps last week, just a few days before 11 months. It was the cutest thing we have ever seen. Tim and I were so excited, and Asher was so proud himself. I'm so glad Tim and I were both home to witness it. He is still working on it and I'm sure in no time he'll be walking all over, more like running probably. He is ALWAYS on the move.

He also figured out this month that he can open the cupboards and drawers and is pretty much obsessed with the kitchen. We have had a giant diaper box sitting in front of the cupboard under the sink for over a week now because I can't find the right baby proof locks for our cupboards. Everything else has been rearranged so he can get into it and he loves it. Earlier today Tim and I were sitting in the living room while Asher crawled into the kitchen. A minute later we heard a drawer open and Asher laughing to himself over and over. We walked in to see him just playing with the box of ziploc bags, he thought it was hilarious. We love that he can entertain himself like that these days. He loves to explore and is very curious.

He is also such a good eater now. It has taken a while and he was such a picky eater before. He will eat just about anything we give him. Right now he is especially loving watermelon, spaghetti, yogurt and graham crackers. I limit the graham crackers but he would eat them all day if he could!

Asher is super talkative right now. He is always "chatting" and sounds like he is trying to say real words all the time, and sometimes he is. He copies us a lot, it's so cute. One of my favorite things is listening to him through the monitor when he wakes up, he'll stand in his crib and jump up and down while yelling for us "Mamamama, Dadadada". As soon as we walk in he gets a big smile on his face and jumps even more. I love that he is so happy to see us.

I'm so excited for his birthday! I started planning his party last week when I realized it was only a month away, I chose a theme, made the invitations, and made most of the decorations all in one day while he was napping. Now I'm getting antsy waiting for it. I can't wait to let him open his present and try some cake. I'm sure he'll love it! I think he'll especially love the cake part, he already has a sweet tooth. We love seeing him grow and learn new things all the time. It's definitely more work everyday to chase him around, and sometimes I wish he could stay a little baby forever, but I certainly wouldn't have it any other way! We love our Asher boy!

 Our cute boy! Asher loves to be outside.

Eating spaghetti and LOVING it!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Splash Pad

A couple of weeks ago Asher and I went to the splash pad with Ashley, Hunter and Brin. It was Asher's first time. Asher and I did go into the water a little but for most part we sat in the shade and chatted with Ashley. I'm so glad it's summer! I think we will be spending a lot of time outside this summer :)

 Cute Asher!

 Me and my boy

Ashley and Asher

Tulip Festival

Asher and I went to the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point with Ashley, Hunter and Brinley. We had so much fun. Asher was so good the whole time and loves to be outside. He happily sat in his stroller while we walked around. The Tulip Festival was beautiful. I'm so excited because my mom bought us a family pass to Thanksgiving Point for Easter. I can't wait to use it all the time this summer!

 My happy boy!

Cute Brinley giving Asher a kiss :)

10 months

10 months already! Actually, 10 and a half months now. Asher has changed so much this past month, probably more than any other month so far. He is such a happy boy these days. He is getting over his stranger anxiety, slowly but surely. He doesn't fuss much these days since he has become more mobile. I guess he likes his freedom.

 Here are some things he has been up to lately. He finally, FINALLY, started traditional crawling just before he hit 10 months. He had been doing this funny army crawling/scooting thing forever. I didn't think he was ever going to really crawl. All of a sudden though he is just all over the place. He would still much rather walk than crawl so he's always pulling at our hands for us to walk around with him. It's pretty cute. When he's not walking with us he's usually walking along the furniture, the walls, with his walker, or anything he can get his hands on. I knew he wouldn't crawl for long. I'm sure it will be any day now that he takes his first steps. He is already getting brave and letting go of us while he's standing. He gets so proud everytime he's standing alone. He'll get a huge smile and start clapping for himself. It's adorable. Every time we go to get him out of crib he's standing in the same spot jumping up and down.

His little personality is coming out more and more. He sure has an opinion about things and may be just be a little stubborn already. I don't know where he would have gotten that ;) He is so sweet and happy though. He likes to play peek a boo and will even put his hands over his eyes and say "a boo!". He can wave now and thinks it's so funny. He copies our words every now and then. We have heard him say yum, a boo (peek a boo) and book. He actually said book unprompted the other day so we're counting that as his first word. He is a great eater now and will eat just about anything we give him. He's figured how to bite the lids off of things like his Gerber puffs and it's one of his favorite things to do. He'll pull them out of the diaper bag, bite the lid off and take a big handful. Sometimes I let him just because it's so funny.

We love how much he's growing and learning. It makes us so proud when he learns new things! We love our Asher boy!