Monday, December 19, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Meeting Santa

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Letters to Santa

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Booker's letter reads:

Dear Santa,
Greetings from Arizona. My name is Booker. I have been a very good boy this year. I did dishes and even gave Ike a hug. What I would like most this year for Christmas is a yo-yo because it would be fun.  If your elves aren't too busy, I would also like a robot dog, a jet, a Batman Lego toy, Optimus Prime and a Webkinz puppy. My house is the grey one with the brown roof and no chimney. I promise to leave you cookies on Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas!
From, Booker
PS, Please say HI to Dasher for me!

Ike's is mostly the same, except he asked for an "airplane with guns because they will shoot" and a Robin for his airplane, a Transformer, a Nerf Gun, Lightening McQueen "with wheels" and Batman PJs. 

Booker Reads His First Book

Monday, November 28, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Grandparents Day Continues

After celebrating grandparents in Tucson, we headed up to Phoenix to see another great grandparent, my Grandpa Gurney.

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Grandparents Day

Yesterday, Booker's school had a Grandparents Day Celebration. Booker's great-grandma, Mama Ginger drove down from Mesa to attend. I'm grateful that my children have many opportunities to get to know their grandparents and even their great grandparents. Thanks for coming, Mama Ginger! Booker was so proud to show you off.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Since starting school, Booker has gotten pretty good with his sight words. This video is rather dull but it gives you a good idea of what our afternoons look like: Booker being goofy, Ike sticking his hands down his pants and Asher laughing at it all.



Also, I'm looking for book suggestions for Booker. So far we've read The Phantom Tollbooth, The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, Mr. Popper's Penguins, Peter Pan, Matilda, The Twenty-One Balloons, The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Stuart Little. Of those books, he really enjoyed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Matilda and The BFG were a little above his level. What are your favorite books for a 5-6 year old?

Friday, November 4, 2011

He's Mobile!








Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011


Friday, October 28, 2011

Laugh Riot



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Food Whisperer

Sleep Habits

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Sleeps in a "boat."
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Notice he put his blankie on top of his boat.


I swear Ike becomes especially imaginative right around bed time to avoid going to sleep. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Neighborhood Halloween Party

Booker is some sort of power ranger and Ike is CRUSH not The Hulk, just CRUSH. 
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Waiting for the candy cannon to fire. 
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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Eagle Behavior

Booker got an award at the school assembly yesterday for Eagle Behavior. Apparently he's safe, respectful and responsible at school. Now if he can only be the same at home! Well done, buddy.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Kindergarten Field Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

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Booker and his friend Anthony discussing what they are going to carve into their pumpkins...
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Six Months!

Asher,

Today is your six month birthday! Time has flown by. Please, please, please stop growing up. The older you get, the less plausible my baby weight excuse grows. Plus, I miss your sweet newborn ear lobe fuzz.

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Here's what we know about you so far...

Eyes: blue. Hair: bald. Eyebrows: none. Teeth: two bottom ones. Diaper size: size 3. You take 3 naps a day, each nap lasts 1 to 2 hours long. I'm glad you sleep so much but it sure makes running errands hard. You go to bed around 6:30, wake up around 6:30. You sit up, you roll over, you shift and scooch around on your belly. I definitely can't leave you unattended on the bed anymore.

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You're no longer nursing (as of a few days ago). I'm sad about that. But now that you're on formula, you're FINALLY sleeping through the night. So not too sad. You hold your own bottle. You've tried rice cereal, bananas and butternut squash with corn. The other day, your dad fed you three peas at dinnertime. The following morning, I found three peas in your diaper.

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You have a dimple on your left cheek. Your umbilical hernia healed and your belly button looks normal! You have your dad's feet and his coloring too. When I pick you up, you feel so heavy and solid.

This is what your tired face looks like...

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You no longer like your pacifier, which is a little annoying but at least we don't have to worry about weaning you from it. To put you to sleep, I lay you down, put on your white noise machine, you cry for a few minutes and then fall asleep. You like the sounds of the ocean.

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You drool all the time. Can you see the two little crooked teeth in the photo below? You have never been sick. I'm so grateful for this.

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You've reached the stage where you need more entertainment than you did previously. Usually a toy or two (to chew on) will suffice but sometimes you'd rather sit near your two brothers and laugh at their antics.

Asher, you are so sweet and I love you dearly.

Your Mama

P.S. Your Aunt Cassie gave you that awesome old school BYU shirt. She also gave you your newest cousin, Everett. I'm glad you have a buddy close in age.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Toofers

After months of drooling and gnawing on everything, Asher's two little bottom teeth finally sprouted through. This explains his new obsession with his tongue. Teething is the pits.

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