Monday, February 27, 2012

Brotherly Love


Asher and Grayson dressed for Valentine's Day

I never had a brother. Neither did Riley. These two have been given the blessing of brotherhood from their very earliest memories!

My two sweet boys back in August

They like to do everything together. (Well, if I'm honest, Gray likes to do everything with Asher. Asher indulges him when he's feeling generous.)

It's so hard to share cars and trains,
but it's easy to share a movie!

They're little buddies, and it's my earnest prayer that they will learn to show each other patience, kindness, and selflessness in the years to come. 

When life gets a little dull, have a picnic in the living room!

We keep telling Asher that they will grow up to be the very best of friends. We're working hard to instill a great, unshakable bond of brotherly love between them. 
We certainly love them with all of our heart!!

Here's a peek at the first time they met...

Asher smiling at his baby brother in the hospital. 

So sweet.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

To My Valentine

It's Valentine's Day...

This is the fifth Valentine's Day we've celebrated as Husband and Wife.

Here's to celebrating a love that has grown and deepened with each passing year.

I love you with all of my heart!


A little bit of precarious

One afternoon my very concerned toddler started shouting, "Nooooo no, Grayson. No stairs, Grayson. All done stairs GRAAAAYYYYYSOOOON." This, of course, caught my attention, and I turned around to see this little guy peeking through the rails of the staircase.
Somebody figured out how to climb.

This came as a bit of a shock, since he's only recently started pulling himself up to standing. Not to mention, at this age Asher really just sat around like a ball of lard, perfectly content to just watch the world around him.
My, how things have changed...

He's wearing monkey pajamas. What did I expect?

And then, not 10 minutes later, he showed off some more climbing skills as he determined that he most certainly must see what toilet paper tastes like...

That basket sits about a foot off the ground, and I have no doubt he would have conquered it if Mama hadn't intervened. She's so mean...

And while we're on the subject of all things precarious, these are the conditions in which I regularly find myself while cooking:

I was mid-broccoli-soup-and-broiled-cheese-bread during this picture... doesn't that sound simply delicious? Saturday lunches are the best, because Daddy is home for them! No scrimping by on leftovers today!

Trains, blankets, blocks and cars are scattered about by my affectionate toddler, just waiting for an unsuspecting Mama to trip over them. For an accident-prone woman, it's a miracle no significant injuries have occurred...yet.

Next, I just have to show off Asher's mad tower-building skills...

Isn't that fun? He was so proud as he added each thing to the stack of precariously balanced toys, and once he decided that his masterpiece was complete, he left it there, all the way until bedtime, instead of knocking it over as he usually does. I guess he was waiting to see if it would fall on its own. It didn't.

And as a side-note, I fully understand that I am probably the only person in the world that thinks Asher's tower is amazing enough to make an appearance on the internet....

And here is the master builder himself, sitting on top of every blanket, pillow, toy and basket in the area...

Life gets a little topsy-turvy sometimes, but it sure is a fun ride!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Happy Superbowl!

We got to go to Grammie's house to watch the Superbowl! My boys went to bed right after it started, but they were feeling rather festive in their football shirts nonetheless...

Asher was especially excited that he got to eat M&Ms and cookies...
His mouth is full in this picture:

Happy Superbowl Sunday!!