Friday, December 30, 2011

Saxton Family Christmas

All the Christmas festivities start at my mom's house bright and early Christmas Eve morning. Since this was Asher's first time opening presents, I really didn't expect much. I was pleasently surprised at how much he enjoyed it! Granted, he was more interested in the paper than what was in the paper, but it was still pretty fun! Here's some pics of all the fun:

 Our little family before all the fun began! Asher is grinning at Uncle Tyler instead of looking at the camera!




 Tuckered out and cuddled up in his new blanket from Aunt Allison!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Liu Family Christmas

Well, I really had every intention of blogging a lot this month....yet this is my first! oops!! We've been so busy and had random internet access, but we're back home after all the Christmas travelling so I'll try to do some re-caps this week.

Tonight we opened our presents since we just got home last night.

 Even Emma got some new toys which she took to her bed and hasn't stopped playing with!!

 He opened his book all by himself! Although I think he's more excited about the paper!


Trying out his new booster seat! We haven't started solids yet, but this will come in handy when we do! (As will the baby bullet I got!)

More to come later!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

We've had a great Thanksgiving! I cooked a Thanksgiving lunch of chicken, stuffing, cranberry relish, rolls, mashed potatoes, pie, and cookies! We had some friends over for lunch, since we didn't make it home to Missouri this year. 
 My little turkey....a year ago we were just making all the announcements! That was one quick year!





Now, if you'll excuse me, we must get back to planning our black Friday strategy!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

What a Difference a Year Can Make!

This week last year we gave this onesie to my sister to make our big announcement! I can't believe it's already been a year!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Big THREE-OH

Yep, Chris is officially out of his 20s! I guess that means he's actually an adult!
 I gave him his gifts from Asher and I in the morning...hence the pjs here

To celebrate, we went with some friends to one of our favorite local restaurants for dinner. Then we came back to the house for cake and presents.
 On our way to dinner!


 Chris with his cake! He wanted me to make 'Lek's Strawberry Cake'. It turned out pretty great! I love how Asher is eyeing the cake in this pic!


 Chris with one of his gifts from the Sharps (insert my eye roll here)

A quick family pic...and for the record, even though it looks it, my son really isn't in pjs all day! It was kind of late when we got home from dinner so I changed him into jammies so when he crashed he'd be ready!

Well, Chris had a pretty great day, and says he doesn't feel any different....luckily, I have a while until I catch up!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday Morning Silliness

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We bought him his jumparoo last month and he's finally figured out how to really get going! However, he's still just a little short so he gets going will just one foot! It's soo hilarious!! Plus, I think that crazy hair just adds to the hilarity of it all!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Free Christmas Gifts??

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Also, for the month of November they have insanity deals that pop up randomly that are AMAZING!! You have to be on your toes to score one, though (which I haven't been just yet). These deals include a ps3 for $27 and an iphone 4s for $51.12. Both of which would make Chris a great Christmas gift if I'm lucky enough to score one!
What are you waiting for?? Go sign up and use This Link!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

5 Months!!

I'm really not sure how it's possible that 5 months have gone by! He's becoming such a big guy now! He's so happy most all of the time (minus last week while he had a cold)! So here's some info on our Asher:
  • He just discovered Emma and giggles when she does her tricks or runs around
  • He rolls from back to belly like a pro (I think he'll be a rolly polly by this time next week)
  • He really wants to be walking and loves to stand on our laps constantly
  • He loves being read to (I  have On The Night You Were Born memorized!)
  • He usually sleeps 6 hours then 3 hours, then cuddles in bed with mom and dad until we finally get up
Now to the pictures! When we sat him in the chair to take them, he just grinned and grinned!



We haven't started any solids yet. He really doesn't seem interested and is totally content with mommy's milk. I plan on waiting until 9 months as long as he's stays satisfied! We're really looking forward to his first Christmas, and have been busy planning!!

Updating....

I've been horrible at updating here!! I really thought when I had a baby I'd post all the time because I'd have so much to say and share! However, instead, I have so much going on that this has really fallen behind! So here are a few updates on our family:
1. We moved again....we went ahead and bought a house this time. If you remember, we moved 2 days before Asher was born. It was great renting that big house, but the landlords weren't honest about the situation, which meant we had to get out asap. Rental property is really hard to come by so we just bought our own place! It's a newer house, but still had all construction white walls so I've been busy decorating and planning (Pics to come).
2. We took a trip home to Missouri! Asher and I spent two weeks there, which was great! My sister got married, and our brothers finally got to meet Asher! So all in all it was a fantastic trip! I'll post pics of that soon too....a month late!
3. Another reason I've been MIA is that Asher had is 4 month growth spurt--which was kind of rough. Then last week we survived (barely) his first cold! It wasn't even a bad cold, but the poor guy was miserable!

Well, those are the biggest updates, I think! I promise to post pics soon...Asher turned 5 months this week!

Monday, October 17, 2011


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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Asher at 4 Months

 We just got back from a 2 week trip to Missouri, but more on that later. Asher turned 4 months on the 7th! I really can't believe how fast it's going! Asher is such a joy and a wonderful baby! We go to the dr at the end of the week so we'll finally get his stats! Here's a few facts on Baby Asher:
  • He's happiest in the morning and gladly starts his day at 5am! Which is a little early for me, but who can be mad at that smiling face??
  • He's starting to giggle more and more and we'll do anything to get a giggle out!
  • He still wakes every 3-4 hours at night, but eats and goes right back to sleep.
  • He travels quite well and has already racked up 7 flights!
  • He hasn't lost a bit of his hair and it just keeps getting longer! It even curls at the nape of it neck!
And here's the only thing you really want to see, pictures:


Friday, September 16, 2011

Boy Genius!

Yep, I have become one of those moms who post videos of their baby doing ordinary things and fully thinks it's the most extraordinary thing any baby has ever done! But luckily we live thousands of miles from our family so I get to post videos of A because "the grandparents, aunts, and uncles" NEED to see this! So here's a video of my genius rolling over!
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Asleep or Mild Drunk?


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Sorry for the annoyingly loud tv in the background....

Monday, September 12, 2011

Our Last Day in Boston

We didn't have much of a plan for our last day; we just played it by ear. We headed to Chinatown for lunch. I have to admit, it wasn't the nicest Chinatown, but the food was good! we found a restaurant that served dim sum so Chris was pretty happy! After lunch we found a bakery that sold bubble tea!
Chris and I with our bubble tea....clearly Asher was as excited as always!


Asher and Daddy ready to head out for dinner!

We spent the evening at Quincy market finishing up buying souvenirs. Then we had our last dinner at Cheers, which was great!!

Of course we had to end the night at Modern Pastry for dessert! There's an ongoing rivalry between Modern Pastry and Mike's Pastry and which has the better cannolli. So, of course, we had to put it to the test and judge for ourselves! Our vote ended up going to Mike's pastry...they had better options and just tasted a little better!

All in all we had a fantastic trip and Asher did quite well! He only had one fit on one flight out of three! And he was calm before the flight even took off so all in all I consider that a big success!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Boston: Day 4

We spent our fourth day in Salem. We were kind of surprised at how cute and residential the town is. It has a cute little shopping area, however not too many stores we were interested in since most were psychic and palm readers! ha!



Love this picture of us ready to head out for the day!

We took the ferry over to Salem. It was about an hour ride, and they gave a few bits of historical facts as went.

Our first stop was the House of Seven Gables. I have to be honest and admit I've never read the book, however, I probably will after seeing the house that inspired it!


Getting ready for our tour of the house! They didn't allow pictures inside the house :(It was a really great tour! There's a lot of it that's still original!

Next, we headed for the Salem Witch Museum. This museum was neat, but much smaller than we expected. However, they did a good job of explaining exactly what happened at the witch trials.

Of course, we had to visit the oldest candy shop in Salem!! We got some delicious fudge and found a cute area that looked out on the water to sit and eat!

Asher slept most of the ferry ride home, but he did wake up at the end and flashed all kinds of smiles!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Boston: Day 3

We started out our third day in town at the New England Aquarium. It's not a huge aquarium, but really just perfect sized because it didn't take too long to go through it, but they still had some great animals and exhibits!

Our little family all ready to go!!


Ben, Asher, and I at the aquarium


This would be Myrtle the Turtle and she was adorable! We were lucky and got to see them feed her and a couple of the other, smaller turtles.

After the aquarium we walked around and saw a few of the historical sights. Then, of course, had to stop for cupcakes!

We went to Sweets Cupcakes and I thoroughly enjoyed my lemon raspberry cupcake!


Next, we headed out for whale watching, which I was super excited about!!

This would be shortly before I started to feel slightly queasy and Caycee took Asher for a little bit!

We were really lucky and spotted humpback whales right away!! There were quite a few whales around and they got really close to the boat!
Notice Chris' totally appropriate tshirt....he was pretty excited about this.


This would be a humback's face that surfaced right beside the boat!

We ended the day by eating at The Oyster house which is the oldest restaurant in the area! The upstairs of the building used to be used for printing the local newspaper! We enjoyed some clam chowder and Boston baked beans!
All in all, it was another great day in Boston!