Thursday, February 26, 2009

one more thing....

who hijacked my blog and posted this playlist? And how long has it been there?

Thanks for introducing Asher to Young MC, he's loving it.

good news

I just wanted to drop in and let all of Ryan's fans know that he has updated his website ( ) with a store section where you can buy some of his products, like this handy stackable crate. They're quite versatile and paintable, too, if you're crafty.

His quarry table been featured on a couple of blogs like Next Top Design and mocoloco .

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Today is the greatest

When Ava was having "quiet time" I went up to the playroom, and out of hearing-range of Ava. Noises tend to distract her from sleep, and she really needed a nap on this particular day.

About 15 minutes into quiet time, I heard some noises but ignored them. 20 minutes later I went back downstairs to discover that Ava had indeed gone to sleep. But not before this:

That's right. She changed her own poopy diaper then went back to bed and went to sleep.

It took at least 10 wipees (see picture), but she actually did a perfect job of cleaning herself up. I'm not sure if she's trying to grow up or trying to stay a baby.

I only used my camera once this weekend

We decided to take a roadtrip while Ryan was away this weekend. We were lucky enough to have my friend Sarah along with us. She is so fun to have around, and as you can see from the picture she doubled as my nanny this weekend. She should get paid for this.
We visited Brennan and rachel in richmond, then we visited my friend paige and the sweetest 1-year-old I know, Gabe. I didn't even notice that I didn't take any pictures of them while we were there.
Asher's second time in the swing. He was loving it!
Hugfest when we said goodbye to the cousins and Rachel.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Leaf Sequence


This was a beautiful warm sunday in January. Days like these make me so happy to be in NC!
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This is what I meant to post yesterday

Here is Asher around Thanksgiving, 2008. We were trying to get him to say his first word, which I swear he said as clear as day at least once. It's been almost 3 months, and he has added only 2 words to his repertoire: uh-oh and thank-you. Except for that first word, he is actually quite genteel. Maybe if you're really lucky I'll post a video of his latest. Give me 3 months or so.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Monday, February 09, 2009

Christmas and Snow in NC

Ava looking at her presents under the tree. This is the first year that she realized that some of them were for her.
Ava hasn't seen the snow since we left Pennsylvannia. Here she is so excited that her jaw is drooping to the right side. She still is cute though.
Asher loved his toy on Christmas morning.
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