Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Baby #4

We are so excited to share that we are having another baby. This one will arrive in early October. The kids talk about it all the time and Piper made the big announcement to her class today. Asher adamantly does not want another sister, and Piper feels the opposite way. 

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Lately Asher has been talking a lot about volcanos. He really wants to see one erupt. He is also busy planning his next trip. The current plan he has developed is to save money to go to Australia and see volcanos there. I'm guessing it's going to take quite a few lemonade stands for that to happen.

 A few weeks ago we decided to make our own little volcano. I thought it was pretty cool, but they weren't that impressed.

Notice Piper in the princess dress. If we don't have anywhere to go she immediately starts dressing up.

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Last year Asher got some money for his birthday. When I asked him what he wanted to do with it he replied "I want to go on an airplane". He makes about a thousand totally unrealistic requests a day (when I turn three thousand can I go to the moon?). I am in such a habit of saying no I have to catch myself sometimes. I made a deal with Asher. I told him he would need to save his money and earn a lot more to take a trip with me. Over the next few months he managed to save a total of about $130. He had a very successful lemonade stand (we live in a great neighborhood). Nate agreed that my Christmas gift could be the trip with him.

Last week we hopped on a plane and headed down to Orlando. We stayed at a resort that had a lot of things to do.

 On our first morning we rented bikes and cruised around the place.
 We played mini-golf a couple of times. Asher refuses to hold to club correctly, but he manages to do quite well.

 Shuffle board was a bit harder for him.

On our second day we headed to Magic Kingdom.
 Asher purchased a sword almost immediately and carried it on every ride.

 One of his favorite rides was the car. I hope the way he drove that car isn't telling of his future as a driver.

 Back at the resort he had a blast swimming.

We got to the airport pretty early and ate breakfast there. Looking back the decision to let him have an entire bottle of gatorade wasn't the best idea. 
We had so much fun together. I'm so glad we got to go on a trip just the two of us.