Sunday, December 30, 2007

Good Morning Everyone; and Alooooha!

Asher is soaking up the Aloha Spirit. These are some pictures Carter emailed me of him at Sunset Beach. She said he's got a real feel for the place. Tonight they are going to Rosie's Cantina in Halawiea. (sp) Yummm.... fried ice cream. You know you want some. I'm going over there in two days. I might have to take asher around like the dwight bobble head to visit all of the places that hold a memory for me. I will take requests. If there is a spot you want to see Asher, I'll try to make it happen. I really want to take him into the Caf for breakfast (you can't go wrong with all you can eat Captain crunch) Then to the Seasider for Chili and Rice. If he's lucky he might get to sit on the curb at Chevron with a Dr. Pepper. Why do all of my memories involve food? Any requests, just leave them in the comments or email me at

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Gpa's Spoil the Boy

With Grandma and Grandpa Ellingson here for the last week, Asher has received round the clock attention and now he demands it even when they are gone. He took a special liking to Grandpa and appreciated Grandma always being ready with the bottle and blended peas. They were life savers for us as Carter was in the Bay area visiting Tarah's twin arrivals. Good Luck Evans. Now that Asher has been more spoiled than ever, we're not taking the foot off the pedal. The Smith Side of Gradparentdom arrive today and whoosh him away to Hawaii in about two days. I get to stay home with the dogs for the first four days, then will catch up with them at Turtle Bay.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Snowman Cometh

As pertaining to the Christmas cards, Asher was not Photoshoped in. Sandy and Carter actually had quite the photo shoot with him and he now uses the outfit as a conversation starter. He can't stay in it too long as Buckley thinks he's a stuffed animal and tries to drag him around by the hat.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Asher and the Fishies

Asher had a day at the Long Beach Aquarium sans dad. As you can see he enjoyed is time and really felt at one with the fish. At the petting tank you can see a sting ray took special liking to him and he would have no objections in going back. He doesn't usually wear his shirt so open at the top, two buttons down is a bit risque', but since he was trollin' with a couple cougars today, I guess he felt pretty confident.

Asher's Stand-in Parent

When Carter wants to do something cute, like go to the aquarium; and I want to do something fun, like watch the Steelers/Patriots game; there is only one solution: JAIME.

Jaime is a rental parent, anytime you need a live body stand-in, you call JAIME; but do it a couple of weeks in advance as her appointment book fills up quickly. I'd like to thanks JAIME for standing in for me at the aquarium today as it looked like Asher had a great time. Now if I could only impress upon you to go with Carter to get and decorate our tree, that would be great.

Monday, November 26, 2007

All dressed up and no one to visit

Unfortunately Sandy was not able to come down today and Asher was sad. (no, it's not because he is figuring out that he has my toes)

Then he found out it was because he might have two cousins being born tomorrow, he decided to drool.

Aunt and Uncle come to town

Last week Britt and Joe stopped by during their whilwind trip through the west. Bbritt just emailed some pictues and I thought I'd post them.

Britt also posted a funny video of Asher demonstrating a trick that Joe taught him.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

He is Not a Ginger Kid!!!

To set the record straight, Asher does NOT have red hair. He does have a redline temper now that we are starting him on scheduled naps. HE used to be a cat napper, 10 minutes here, 20 minutes there, now we are looking for a solid hour at set times. Ballistic. HE works himself into such a tizzy that he knocks out for two hours now, allowing Carter to get her work done. With new picture requests coming in, the best we could do was the 8 o'clock bath time. These are for my mom, since Sandy gets to see Asher tomorrow.

Monday, November 12, 2007

5 months and going strong

teething is the new word of the day. it is not a fun time for anyone, but he's making it. it's pretty much his first hiccup, so we really can't complain.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

He Really is My Boy!

Well, Carter thought we'd go as a family to pick out a pumpkin. Those who know me know I don't give two rips about holidays or traditions. I mean today is a Tuesday, just like last week and just like next week. Carter assured me, that with Asher I'd need to learn the value of family time and traditions. So we went to the pumpkin patch and Asher was over it. Below are some pics from a less than excited boy picking out his first pumpkins. Of course once we got back in the car and headed for home, he was a happy clam. He feels my pain.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Flock of Beagles

This is how I imagined my son. Loud, and with great hair. Carter has left me in charge of bathtime and I always will take the hair dryer to him. Needless to say, his hair has never had a problem standing up, although Carter revealed to me that this morning, He woke up with flat hair. I gues you have to enjoy great hair while you're young.

Upright is Alright

Asher's brining video games to life. He believes that his Jumper is a battle station and his army consists of the animals that accompany the apparatius. He usually takes aim for Sophie. Here, he is yelling orders to Lt. Parrot von Featherbottom "Battle Stations!!! Sophie spotted to the aft!"
As Parrot questions Asher's leadership abilities concern grows thick on board.

Now that he has become more efficient in attacks, he looks to Cpt. Blue Frog Mc Grog to help with Buckley.

Smooth sailing for the rest of the day. Victory is at hand.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Growing out of the swing

With Asher getting tired of the swing, Carter bought him a new jungle gym. He's starting to get adjusted to pulling things down, rather than just watching them float over his head. He's pretty flexible with his playing options.

Bath time to Bed time

We have now moved to nightly bathings. The decision was made due to the fact that Asher now loves to hold everything he can find and then proceed to put both hands in his mouth. Carter sees this as a problem, I see it as him building up his immunity for disease. After the bath he pretty much knocks out until his 10:30 feeding, here is the post bathtime rundown.

First ge's happy, because he loves the bath is still on a water high.

Next, he realizes he's in his crib naked and is a little confused why there is no water.

Third; I believe all of his pondering about why there is no water, makes him tired and he let's us know that eye coverage will be needed.

Last, it's sleepy time. He will stay just like this for the next two hours.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

jedi in training

making music with his feet

this little kickboard is great. it makes farm sounds when he kicks it. he thinks it's an effective way to work on his thrust kicks.

finally some football

asher and i can now watch football together. unfortunately as you can see from the picture below, he can drink a little heavily during the game. he's a bit of a lush.

Friday, September 28, 2007

It gets cold in the winter

I don't think Sophie actually likes Asher. She just knows the closer she gets to him, the more attentions she'll get.

The four stages of the Bumpa

Really I just think these are funny pictures, especially the one where he looks like he couldn't be any more scared.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Catch up pictures for my mom

mom, here are some pictures to catch you up.