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Asher’s 5!! How can this be?

I keep teasing Asher that he can’t get any bigger, “but, Mama, I don’t want to be a baby again…” I don’t want Asher to either, but when I look back at those baby pictures…oh, goodness, my heart melts a bit. I’m sure I’ll be saying this every year!

I like how traditions are starting to form…the birthday banner, homemade noodles, celebrations with family and friends, and an annual outing with his buddy Asher who also has a March 31st birthday! Same name, same birthday, same age!!

Speaking of traditions, here’s our annual interview:

5 words to describe Asher:

from Mama: energetic, talkative, friendly, imaginative, and silly

from Papa: bright, curious, active, selectively focused, and irresistible

5 foods you like to eat: mac-n-cheese, cookies, tortellini, cupcakes, and chicken

5 activities you like doing outside: chalk, riding my scooter, riding my bike, playing baseball, and playing football

5 books you enjoy: truck books, animal books, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, The Boxcar Children, and HONEY…HONEY…LION! by Jan Brett

5 favorite animals: Indian rhino, snow jaguar, tropical rainforest Bengal tiger, cheetah, and zebras

5 vehicles you love: mini digger, backhoe, dump truck, concrete mixer, and the pumper

5 places you like going to in Colorado: the mountains(to see Max & Blake), visit friend’s houses, the zoo, Museum of Nature & Science, and visit the fire station

5 countries/places you want to visit someday: Africa(my favorite country), tropical rainforest, ocean/beach, jungle, and Asia(to see Bengal tigers)

5 things you like to do with our family: walks around the park, go to Central Park, play baseball in the field, read books, play with us



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A few 2010 Highlights, so far…

I think a great New Year’s Day tradition is to go on a hike, starting the New Year outside is a great way to clear your mind and feel refreshed to begin a New Year! We went on a short hike outside of Boulder.

Every winter my Mom visits for our annual ski trip. We try different ski resorts and this year we went to Steamboat Springs. I highly recommend Steamboat, it is beautiful, family friendly, and the people are very helpful and nice! Here are some pictures of our trip.

Grandma loves the boys and the boys love Grandma!

This is right outside our house and Asher loved sledding down the little hill, watching Uncle Mark ski down the hill, and Ezra just loved playing in the snow.

A little night time yoga for all!

We got to enjoy a bit of skiing(except the times that I threw up on the mountain). Asher went to ski school for a day and had a lot of fun. His instructor said he had a blast and a great attitude all day. Go Asher!

And then there’s the hot tub…aaagh! Asher’s first time in the tub! He was hooked!

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Summer Fun

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Wow! Asher’s 4!!







Asher turned 4 on March 31st. Here is an interview that Mama did with the big 4 year old. You can compare his answers to last year’s 3 year old interview here. Asher celebrated with homemade noodles, chocolate cake, Uncle Mark and Aunt Sara, his friend Asher from preschool who has the same exact birthday, and lots of love and fun gifts. 

4 words to describe Asher from Mama: energetic, clever, friendly, enthusiastic

4 words to describe Asher from Papa: sweet, cuddly, bright, active

4 foods you like to eat: special treats, homemade noodles, peas, and edamame

4  activities you enjoy doing outside: sledding, playing in the mud, playing in the sand and digging big holes, and riding my bike

4 books you enjoy: Best Word Book Ever by Richard Scarry, Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a Diego book, and Truck Song by Diane Siebert

4 animals you like to read about: cheetahs, lions, wildebeests, and gazelles

4 vehicles you love: concrete mixers, diggers, front loaders, and forklifts

4 places you like to go: Perk-n-play, the zoo to go see the lions, the Museum of Nature and Science, and Target to get toys for my birthday

4 things you are afraid of: coyotes, wolves, bears, and darkness

4 words from Mama & Papa: WE LOVE, LOVE YOU!

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Nature: walks, toys, journal, table, books











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Happy Birthday Grandma Diane!



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Annual Ski Trip








Every year Grandma Diane comes to visit Colorado and takes everyone skiing. This year we went to Winter Park. We had a great time staying right on the mountain. This year was the first year Asher tried ski school. He did a great job! I wasn’t sure because he had a nasty cough, but he was excited about his ski gear, especially the new long underwear and goggles Grandma got him. Off he went! Mom and I “spied” on him as we watched him ride the “magic carpet” and attempt to ski down all by himself. He did get a bit sad when he ran into a kid that was just plopped down on the slope. I wanted to go save him but knew if he saw me his day would be over. So, I trusted that the ski instructors would take care of him and walked away hearing him cry and the instructor saying, “Asher, you did a great job…” I knew he would be okay. At the end of the day he reported that he had fun at ski school and would go again. What did Ezra do? He had fun looking out our condo window and playing in the snow. Thanks mom for another great ski trip!!

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