Saturday, January 28, 2012

Our Big Man

Our big man has been quite busy this week. I was talking to a friend and telling her that Asher doesn't really crawl yet-just army crawls. I proceed to tell her how I really don't think he's going to truly 'crawl' because he gets around so fast the way he's doing it. I then walk into the kitchen and my guy follows me, crawling around the island!! Guess he proved me wrong!! He's still a little shaky, but he's getting it! He will also get pretty mad at times when trying to crawl if he's wearing pants so as you can see in the video, I oblige and take them off from time to time!

Then, as if crawling wasn't enough, he pulled up to standing last night on a box we had sitting out! He's been trying to pull up on things for a couple weeks now, but it usually ends with him mad since he can't quite get it. He didn't manage to hold himself up there very long, but he was so proud of himself!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

And So It Begins...

Yep, I started cloth diapers today!! We'll see how this goes!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Man on the Move

I've been trying to describe to our family how Asher gets from sitting to crawling. He falls on his face like this nearly every time! It never even fazes him. I think it's the fastes/easiest way to get down so he just goes with it! He still doesn't actually crawl....just army crawls. But I'm beginning to think he won't really crawl because he's so fast at the army crawl he's content to stick with it!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012

2011 In Pictures

I started doing this a few years ago and still love it! So here's 2011 in pictures:

 We started the nursery for our little guy! (And by 'we' I mean Chris because while he put all this together, I slept on the floor beside him....but I gave great moral support!)

 My little guys turned 1! Even though I don't watch them since A was born I still love these guys!

 I celebrated my last birthday without kids! Ben made me this AMAZING chocolate raspberry cake!


I was so blessed to be able to go back to Mo for a couple weeks. While I was there I had 2 fantastic baby showers! It was such a blessing!

We took our babymoon at a nearby resort. It was so wonderful just to get away and rest up!

Our lives were forever changed and made more complete with Asher arrived!

Asher got to meet his Abuelos

And his Aunt Nicole and Papa Leo


Our August was pretty chill with no family in town and iust adjusting to our new life. Oh, and this smile made a regular appearance and if it wasn't already stolen, my heart was completely putty in his little hands!

We took our first family vacation to Boston.

We also bought a house in WV. It got us out of a rough renting situation and it's great to have such a great place of our own!


We made our way back to Missouri for my sister's wedding. She was the most beautiful bride and it was such an honor to be a part of her big day!

We spent a quiet Thanksgiving in WV. It was the first time I've cooked the entire meal, and it turned out quite tasty!

We celebrated Asher's 1st Christmas and it couldn't have been more perfect!

2011 was a wonderful year filled with more joy than I could have imagined. It will forever be one of the best years of my life. My heart is overflowing as I type this and my little guy is napping next to me! We're so excited to see what God has in store for our little family in 2012!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Christmas Day Celebrations

We spent Christmas Day running around to all the family get togethers. It started bright and early at Chris' parent's house. Since Andres had to be at work early, we got things started at 5:30am.
 Asher opening some presents with his Abuelos.

 This is one of his favorite new toys.

Next we headed to my Grandparents' house for lunch and more gifts. This was the first year that they've lived in town so it was great to have them so close!
 Our family pic turned out a little blurry, but I put it up anyway!

 Yep, Asher slept through all the present opening and excitement.

That evening we headed back to Chris' parents for dinner and all the extended family came over.

We had such a great time being home and celebrating Asher's first Christmas with our families. Asher did great and has now racked up 11 airplane rides in his short 6.5 months!