Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Giveaway for adoption

Humble like this child is doing a giveaway to help out with the R house adoption legal-battle fees. Click here to read more about their story.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Asher's 3rd birthday

We were in UT for about a day and a half before we decided to hit the road to Spokane, WA. The kids did so great on their first 12 hour drive. This is them about 30 minutes or so into the drive.

Asher turned 3 on August 6th, so we had all the fam over to Chris and Heidi's to celebrate. Heidi bought this delicious triple chocolate cake from Costco,
it got a little melted from the heat, hence the lopsided-ness

and we put thomas the train legos on top for the decoration. Asher loved it. I can't even describe the excitement on his face when he saw his cake. Here he is explaining to Ally about his cake and who was on top of it
Here is a video of singing happy birthday. You HAVE to watch it. He totally got that it was HIS birthday and he was so excited. He is pretty much the cutest and sweetest kid ever, and this video is the proof!!

Sayer thought Asher's birthday cake was pretty great too!

After cake, we opened presents. Among other things, he got a scooter and a helmet from Nana and Papa and he was so excited.
He loves scooters and is always taking other kids' at the park and riding them. Unfortunately, this scooter broke on the second day he had it, so we took it back. I think I will wait until he turns 4 to get him another one.

I think he had a very fun birthday, and he now knows that he is 3. I can hardly believe it myself. He is getting to be such a big boy and talks non-stop. He is very curious, loves people, playing with cars, trucks and trains, reading, and is a smart little guy. We love him.
Happy Birthday buddy!


2 days ago I was making Asher's bed and both the boys were in the room with me. They were goofing around and Sayer fell and I heard a horrible bang. He smacked his forehead, right in between the eyes on Asher's bed frame. OUCH!! At first I couldn't see anything so I thought maybe it wasn't that bad. But he left the room in tears to get his binkie and his bear, and when he walked back in the room, there was this HUGE bump on his head. I freaked out a little. But it wasn't bleeding, so I knew it would be fine. It just looked really terrible. These pictures don't really do it justice. He seriously looked like one of those dinosaurs with the big round bumps over their noses, inbetween their eyes. It has gone way down now, and is turning yellow and green. As you can see from these pictures, he wasn't too phased by it after about 5 minutes.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Birthday dinner

For my birthday (back in July) Nate took me to this restaurant we had seen in Williamsburg last time we were in Brooklyn. It looked like such a cool place with a really nice ambiance. Perfect for a romantic night on the town. It's called My Moon. The food was absolutely delicious, we ate outside and the weather was perfect. It was so nice to have a night out with Nate. He is the funnest person to hang out with and I love being married to him. Thanks for a lovely birthday Nate'ls!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Rockaway Beach

Sometime in July (can't remember when) my neighbor Debbie and I packed the boys in her in-law's van and drove to Rockaway Beach, in Far Rockaway, for the day. It wasn't a bad drive and the beach wasn't bad at all! I was very pleasantly surprised. The surrounding area wasn't very pleasing to look at, but the beach itself was very nice.

The boys had an absolute blast. We were there for 4 hours, and they would have gladly stayed another 4. Sayer was a complete mess of stickiness and sand but didn't seem to mind one bit. Neither of the boys liked the water, which made things easy for me, since I knew they wouldn't wander in and get swept away by a wave. They just played in the sand and had a ball.

Here are some pics:
Don't forget to pat-pat-pat!

Asher and Peter digging

Sayer, Asher, Peter and Debbie making a drippy sand castle. I am pretty sure that is the official name! ;)

Asher, playing with his new friend

Sayer loved playing with the boogie board

Such a cute kid. You would have thought he was pulling a ton of bricks by the effort he was putting into pulling that thing.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

We're Back!

Hello there. Clearly I did not stay up on my blogging during our month long adventure out West. I wish I had though, because now I am, indeed, very overwhelmed by all of the fun times that need to be documented. I will get to it... sometime... when I feel like it. Rest assured that we had a grand ol' time. Coming home was bitter sweet. I will say that I am back to loving the city again. It's no wonder that everyone out here owns/rents homes in the Hamptons or Martha's Vineyard... you really do need a break from city life every 4-6 months or so. We came home feeling refreshed and re-vitalized, and ready to take advantage of this awesome city we get to call home. I have many musicals and plays on my "to see" list, not to mention a nice long list of restaurants that we need to check out. This is purely for informational purposes only of course. You see, when we have people come in town to visit us, we see it as our duty to inform them of the city's treasures. How are we to do that if we don't partake ourselves? It's all for you guys. Promise.

So yeah. Anyway. We're back. That's all I really wanted to say! :)