Wednesday, August 28, 2013

First Day of Kindergarten

Today was Asher's first day of Kindergarten. He was excited. I was excited. Last night I made this sign for him to hold up. I asked him what he wants to be when he grows up and he said "I want to go to college to be an alligator fighter". At least college is part of the plan. I dropped him off this morning and he walked confidently to his class. He already know some of the kids, so I think that helps a lot. 

I thought of him a lot throughout the day. I prayed he would be kind and show respect. I hoped that it would be such a good day for him. I want him to develop a lifelong passion for learning. 

My Asher had a great first day. He talked a lot about the things he did and really likes his class. I'm so excited to see what this year brings!

Monday, August 19, 2013

An Asher Day

I really wanted to do a day with just Asher before he started Kindergarten. I let him decide what to do. He really wanted Bennett to come along, so I took the two of them out on Saturday. I told them to decide on everything to do that day. We started off by hitting the bowling alley. They were a lot of fun to watch. 

 After bowling we went to the bookstore and McDonalds. At that point they were pretty crazy, so we went to the park so they could get rid of some energy.
 We went for a nice long walk around the lake. Of course the boys had to go in the water.
 We did end up getting some ice cream, and we ended the day by seeing a movie.
These guys had a lot of fun together. I am so grateful Asher has such amazing friends already.

Sunday, August 18, 2013


I can't believe we are going into our last week of summer. This last month has been a good mix of relaxing and going places. Asher had a sleepover a week ago and the boys woke up early and colored together nicely. 

 He had another friend over this week for the day and everyone had fun with him. I'm so grateful we live in a place where the kids can run around outside and I don't have to worry about them.
 Most evenings we walk around the neighborhood after dinner. Piper got a new bike and she always rides it (much faster than having her walk).
 Dexter would prefer to walk, but he inevitably has to ride in the wagon. He is what we call a silent resistor or protestor. When he doesn't want to do something he doesn't yell or get upset, he simply sits down and becomes a noodle. It's very hard to pick him up and he refuses to walk. This is really fun in the middle of the Wal-Mart parking lot. When we walk at night all he wants to do is stop every 2 feet and pick up rocks. When we try to move him along he just sits down.
 I'm pretty sure most of our neighbors think we collect kids.
 This is Dexter pointing to rocks asking us to collect them for him.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Asher's Lemonade Stand

At the very beginning of the summer when we were talking about goals Asher knew he wanted to do another lemonade stand. We picked today to do it, and in retrospect I should have checked the weather.  We spent most of the afternoon making the lemonade and cookies. Squeezing 24 lemons is no easy task and Asher couldn't really help. He ran his stand from 3-6:30. His neighbor friend across the street kept him company the entire time. I spent a decent amount of time sitting under an umbrella. The grand total of the day was $31. He is currently saving for a trip to Australia and a jet ski. 

 The older my kids get the more I find I have to teach them. My parents instilled in me the importance of a good work ethic and that is something I really want my kids to have as well. Asher is already really grasping the concept of long term saving. He is quite a little money man and it will be fun to watch how that develops as he gets older.

Monday, August 5, 2013


Tonight at dinner we were talking about squids and underwater adventures. Asher contributed the most to the conversation, but Piper chimed in with this gem.

Piper- "I don't want to go underwater and see a squig (squid) in a bolcano (volcano)".

Nate- "You don't want to see a squid in a volcano"?

Piper- "You know, some owls are bad".