Chatauqua Park, Boulder. Mid October.
Chatauqua Park, Boulder. Mid October.
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
Asher, WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH!
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!
Ezra’s favorite things to do include anything that his big brother does. Besides that, he enjoys watching Papa make tea or coffee, watching the blender or mixer go around when Mama’s baking, and playing with trucks , cars, motorcycles and especially balls. He also enjoys music of all kinds.
Ezra has a natural sweetness that comes out at surprisingly approriate times. He freely gives kisses and hugs and once when cuddled up with Asher and Mama watching the Polar Express, he leaned over to shower Asher with kisses as if to say “It sure is nice to have a brother like you!”
Happy Birthday to our Little Bear and God grant him many more years!
This is always a favorite scene of mine: the boy with so much energy finally gives in to sleep next to his Mama the one he most frequently wears out. Sweeter than sweetness itself.
Summer has been busy around our house and the land that we live in. We’ve had fun times of all kinds, and while we would ideally like to keep it all archived and in order for you, some things just get put off day after day. So here are some of my random favorite photos of the past few months, with some notes.
Colorado is in large part boyland. Not to say the little ladies would have as much fun doing the same thing; but we have boys, so it’s all about boyland. There are two Ashers (!!) in this photo who happen to share the same birthday. Little brothers in tow.
Different day, different river, other friends — more fun! Ezra Loves to get right into the cool water to throw rocks.
Best Hair award to Ezra. Before I started cutting it again, that is. We won’t be showing those photos. Poor little guy was tripping over stuff, I had to do something!
I turned on the fan and we had a glamour shoot, which Asher thought was funny.
Ezra, not so much. Note the foot on the crib railing. Definitely getting closer to being capable of escape.
More proof of fun to come. Stay tuned.
As you can see the park was all ours. We arrived just before the sprinklers turned off. It wasn’t quite super hot yet and everything had a fresh dewy-ness. Great time to go to the park!