Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Evidently, if you are a boy, you are given this incredible ability to imagine most anything. I don't fully understand. But this is Asher's version of Buzz Lightyear. I love his mind. It does not matter how many toys he does or doesn't have...he WILL have fun.

Monday, September 19, 2011


At the end of April, Asher and 7 1/2 month pregnant me were able to accompany Ian to Asheville for a business conference. The first night, the three of us were able to walk around the city and grab a bite to eat at an Irish pub. The next two days, Asher and I were on our own to tour and explore:)...

the first night:

at the pub:

After dinner, touring the city:)...
the next morning with mommy...

I am so glad that my son has the same taste in food as me. We went to this amazing little cafe, sat outside and ordered brunch. He drank OJ, while I had a half caf coffee. It was beautiful, sunny weather, until it was raining on us, and our food. with no warning. at all. from any clouds. Thankfully, our waitress helped me and my massive mid-section corral my son and delicious food to a spot just inside.
happy and dry once again...
I think he should advertise for Asheville. what a babe!

Having fun, passing time in Mast General Store. (I promise he was, in fact, having fun. this was his idea.)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

last Sunday of summer.

tonight our church had a praise and worship concert on the lawn of our pastor's home. it is really just a huge farm out in the country (their driveway is about a mile long). We had a rough weekend...yesterday's car accident (just me and I'm fine) and subsequent hospital visit, and today, when I went out to run the errands that I was trying to do yesterday (and then was hit), Emerson cried all afternoon for Ian. So, tonight, I took the boys by myself to the b.y.o.p. (picnic:) and concert so that Ian could have a quiet house for a little. I was able to grab these pics of Asher while Emerson was (not) sleeping in the ergo.

after a time of worship, they had a "children's intermission" where they called all kids to come forward to dance and sing silly songs. Asher headed up very excitedly and joined in even though he was the youngest by far.
the teenage girls leading this "intermission" then started taking requests. I had gone back to the blanket to check on Emerson who was (not) sleeping, when I heard Asher calling for me. He was trying to find me, saying, "I want to do Step by Step, mommy" (his favorite song by Rich Mullins). I yelled to him, "go tell them, honey!", "who do I tell?"....so I walked him back up and told the girls that he did have a request...and they sang his favorite song. It made his night. and mine.

sully's party.

Asher and his friend Sully share the same birthday, but are a year apart. Sully turned two last week and had his Toy Story bday party on Saturday the 17th. Needless to say, the boys had a blast, since Buzz and Woody are a shared theme among the Denny Terrace commune.

the birthday boy takes some swings...

a little help from his friends...

this guy was very ready for a nap after all the excitement...