Tuesday, July 31, 2012

525,600 minutes

My baby Asher was a year old yesterday. I have been so sad about it, crying in the grocery when I saw a newborn sad. I am such a wreck. I swear, I am not one of those people who can't wait for their kids to grow up. I love them just the way they are, cute, little, and no matter how much they drive me crazy I know as they get older, it will only get crazier. I love all their stages but I just love them as babies so much. And those grannies in the grocery are right on, it does go by so fast. It seems like I was still preggers yesterday. Now he is mobile, eating Oreos, and throwing tantrums. With that being said, he is such a sweet baby. He is so cute, so loveable, so smart, so curious! We all love him dearly.

Here are a few highlights of him lately...

standing up in the crib hollering for me to get him
 birthday pictures on the stairs
 watching daddy grill dinner
 more stair pictures
 he was pretty much scared to death and wanted me to hold him, I tried like crazy to get him to smile, didn't work
 so we sat in the living room instead
 well, he sat for 26 seconds before he decided to find something else better to do
 china cabinet destruction any moment now, he is an expert crawler, by the way

 finally, I got him looking cute sitting on Tanner's bed, love that dimple
 he loves balls, just like Parker
 he also like Hans and Franz, my new washer and dryer, he especially likes the Franz's dryer vent, he steals it and hides it at least once a day
 he loves to drink beer
 OMG, I'm kidding! He likes to play in the pantry. These were just extra beers that didn't fit in the fridge. 'They make a cool bangy noise when you drop them on the floor," Asher says.
 looking out the window at the wildlife, in this case, a panting hot dog who wanted to come in
 he is an official tornado, F5 version. the boy can empty a drawer or basket faster than you can tell him to stop
 see, he's cute but deadly
 when it all began, 525,600 minutes ago.
Ok, now I'm crying again.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

I "love" trying to get a picture of all my kids looking cute. It is an impossible feat. Darn near Herculian. Somehow I usually manage to get at least one where they are all kind of looking at me and sort of smiling. But sometimes, the outtakes are way funnier.

The best one I could get. I love these little firecrackers I tell ya.

Hope everyone had a great 4th!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Boys are such a joy

 I have been a serious blog slacker lately, not intentionally but this summer is kicking my bootie. I am so busy all day long I swear, I don't even have time to think. Anyway, I am laughing at some of the recent pics on my camera. I had to share them with you.

Couch tents/forts/pile all the cushions on the floor and make mommy so mad
(notice the ever present pug butt)                
 Interesting uses for hat box inserts
 Waking up with devil horn bed head
 Or Flock of Seagulls hair, you decide
 Notes to entice the flies into our new Venus Fly trap, do you think it will work?
Yep, boys are a joy and they can drive me crazy at the same time. I have to keep telling myself that they are joys or I'll go insane!  ;) (I'm not leaving Zoe out so don't worry, she's a joy too, but she's been pretty calm lately and therefore, not driving me crazy!)