Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A week of FIRSTS...

Monday was Asher's first time "helping" in the kitchen... making and decorating sugar cookies. He really was more interested in eating the cookie dough than doing any kind of helping.

Then when it came time to frost the cookies, it went like this:

a little for me,


a little for the cookie,


a little more for me...

repeated a bunch of times. Then I actually let him have the enormous cookie, which I didn't end up feeling too bad about, as this is what was left of it...

yah, pretty much the entire cookie!!

This week Asher also drank from a straw for the first time.

He has always been obsessed with drinks with straws in them, but never knew what to do with them. After showing him a few times, he finally got it, and now, he is even more obsessed with straws. He seriously thinks it's so cool to drink from them, I get the feeling that he thinks he is so big and grown up.

First words...
Asher has been surprising me by the random words he has been saying without prompting. The other day, he walked up to the fridge and tried to open it while saying "cheese", as in string cheese, which is one of his favorite snacks. I was so excited that he knew the word that I said "of COURSE you can have some cheese!" Things went similarly the first time he said and signed please. I think I had said no at first, and then he started rubbing his belly and saying please all on his own, and I thought it was so precious, so I gave him what ever he wanted! How horrible am I? It was cool though, because I have been showing him that sign and saying the word for MONTHS, and he would never say the word or sign it, then all of the sudden he just does it. Kids are amazing! While we were at Wal-mart the other day, walking through the toy section, Asher saw a baby doll and said "baby". I didn't even know he knew that word. I was so excited to hear him say it all on his own. Also while at Wal-mart, Asher got his first balloon ever. I know, how sad that he has never had one. But he loved it and it is still going strong!

This week we also put our first child locks on the cabinets. A little late, I know. But I finally got so sick of cleaning up all the stuff he took out everyday, that it forced me into action. I was even forced to put them on his dresser. He would take out his blankets and clothes everyday, and then empty the cupboard with all the burp and wash cloths and swim diapers, etc. It's amazing how excited it made me to have those installed. So all my hard work to organize all my cupboards and closets will not be undone!


On Friday, I bought my first thing ever off of Craigslist, which just happened to be Asher's first car...

a fire engine ball pit... how cute is that?!

He seriously LOVES it. It even has a little steering wheel and horn to honk. The fire engine was only $5, then I bought the balls at Wal-mart for $9.99, what a bargain!

I also sold my first thing on Craigslist this Saturday... Asher's Bassinet, which was practically brand new as he would always wake up whenever I laid him in it. I decided that I needed to sell it in order to help justify this purchase that I just made off of ebay. I am so excited about it, I can't even describe! No more sleeping in the bouncer for months and going through who knows how many D batteries, by using the "calming vibrations" that Asher was addicted to.

So yah, it's been a fun week. I might also add that on Sunday I worked on a Sunday for the very first time, and today was the first time that Nate picked up a paint brush and helped me paint (even though the bathroom is so small, and I didn't really need his help, but I figure I should accept while he's offereing!) since we did the primer coat in our bedroom almost 2 years ago! Thanks babe!!

7 comments:

Jillian said...

cool fire truck!!!!

Lant Family said...

Asher is totally the same stage as Lucy. It is cute and fun huh? I can't believe you waited so long to put the child proof things on . That kinda think drives me NUTS!!That baby swing thing looks awesome.

whitney said...

yes! i'm so excited you got the amby baby sleeper! you HAVE to tell me how you like it when your little dude gets here. i covet... :)

Ash & Ry said...

I LOVE craigslist, it's the best! You'll have to let me know how you like your new purchase, it looks so awesome, just so darn expensive!! Let me know if it's worth it...

Nate, Morgan and Asher said...

ash & whit, i will for sure let you know how i like it. it is a bit pricey, even on ebay. i used my own money for it though, so it doesn't make me feel so bad. nate is also usually really understanding about the price of things if he thinks it is quality, and will be a benefit for the kiddo! it always surprises me how actively involved in this kind of stuff he is, i think it's cuz his dad is a pediatrician!

Michal Thompson said...

Is that your kitchen table? I love that. Did you do that yourself? You are amazing. I love craigslist!!!

Nate, Morgan and Asher said...

michal, yes that is our kitchen table. i didn't make it, but nate's mom did when they were kids. she even cut all the tiles herself!! we think it's pretty cool, and get so many compliments on it.