Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Drunken sailor

Sayer has been walking for a little while now... he started taking little steps here and there around his birthday, and has gradually gotten better over the last month. He is pretty good now, although he does still look a little like a drunken sailor. But I can't get over how cute he looks. Here is a little video of him walking, and at the end is a little clip of what he does when we put on music or tell him to dance. 

Central Park Serenade

I got this really cute book for the boys from borders a few weeks ago, called Central Park Serenade. It has the coolest cartooned map of Central Park at the beginning and end of the book, and it has made me so excited to get to explore Central Park this summer.

Saturday was THE most gorgeous day, so after the boys' naps, we had a little family outing to Central Park. We just walked to the entrance on 110 and walked down. I really wanted to go see Bow Bridge, but we were only able to see it from afar, because by the time we got there, we had walked almost 3 miles, and the kids were ready for the playground. But we did see the great lawn

This is the view of some of it from Belvedere Castle, but you can mostly see Belvedere Lake and the surrounding grassy areas. It was SO crazy in the park. You would have thought there was a concert or parade going on with how many people were there, but it was just beautiful weather.
Dad and Asher climbed up to the top of Belvedere Castle
While Sayer and I chilled at the bottom
We walked down through The Ramble, and walked past The Lake

and then finally saw Bow Bridge...
... which I thought was beautiful. We walked on past Sheep's Meadow which was PACKED. I should have taken a picture... it was amazing! After that, we just went to a little playground and fed the boys dinner in-between their playing. We caught the subway home on 72nd, and were able to put the kids right to bed. It was such a fun day, and I can't wait to have many more like it, as we still have many more miles of the park to explore.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


These boys are crazy! Sayer is at such a fun age, and both boys have been loving playing together and making each other laugh.
SO excited!!

"I cooking mom!"

These boys love to read. Well, Sayer isn't a fan of being read to, but he sure loves to look at the pictures by himself. I love how the book is upside down in this picture.

This is a video of a typical night at our house. It's pretty much their favorite activity. Don't mind Asher's amazingly full diaper. It looks like it's about to fall off!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

It's a beautiful day!

Today was THE most gorgeous day! We spent the majority of it outside, because who knows what tomorrow will bring. In the morning we (and by we, I mean me) decided to pack a picnic and head over to Morningside Park. Our friends met us there, and the kids had a blast running around, playing soccer, giving each other hugs and kisses, and of course eating.

Asher and Addi hugging...

Take One:

Take two:

Take three:

Soccer time:

Asher and Addi kiss...

Take one:

Take two:

Take three:

Take four:

Take five:

Aren't they so cute?!?

Sayer and Talli...

Asher in action...

throwing a baseball:
Asher definitely didn't need his coat on, but he insisted. Addi and Talli are sisters, and are 14.5 months apart. Addi is about 6 months younger than Asher, and Talli is 2 months younger than Sayer, so they are all pretty close and are great friends. The cool thing is that they live in our building, and we will both be here for awhile, so our kids will get to grow up for a few years together, which has been, and will be fun. I have to say... if I could have asked for one thing before we moved out here, it would have been to have great friends, especially in my building. We have definitely been blessed with that, and I am so grateful, as I think I would be pretty lonely without good friends so close!

My little swimmers

Easter Sunday

We had a lovely Easter Sunday. It was a beautiful looking day, but it actually ended up being pretty cold. The kids woke up and got their Easter baskets, minus the baskets (I was too cheap to buy them). Sayer got a really soft and cuddly stuffed ducky and bubbles, and Asher got a dinosaur puzzle and bubbles. Sacrament meeting was wonderful... the choir sang most of the time, and then I think we had one speaker. I had to put Sayer to sleep, so I didn't get to hear everything, but the songs I did hear were beautiful. They sang "This is the Christ" which is one of my favorite songs.

Our church is right during nap time for both kids, so Asher was pretty tired by the time we got home, and was very grumpy for the rest of the evening. Unfortunately, I waited until the kids were "done" for the day to take their pictures, just like I did last year. Oh well, I still managed to get some cute ones in their handsome little outfits. (and just for fun, here is the link to Asher's first Easter...)

We also managed to do a little egg hunt for Asher, which he was not too excited about because he was so tired, but he enjoyed eating the candy. (please don't mind my eye pitched talking at the beginning... just tune it out!)
Asher has really been enjoying Family Home Evening these days. I have a bunch of FHE packets that I got from doing exchanges, and some of them are so cute and creative with lots of pictures and fun games. It is not uncommon for Asher to ask to have family night on random nights of the week. Well, we never got a chance to have our Easter one during the week, so we did it on Easter. While Asher was attentive and loved all the pictures and objects, I'm not sure it all clicked for him. That's ok though. As long as he is enjoying learning about the Gospel, I'm happy.

We also had a nice pork roast dinner with homemade rolls and garlic mashed potatoes. It was all scrumptious. We invited one of Nate's home teachees over to enjoy it with us, and that was fun to get to know her better.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!!