Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Memorial Day Weekend

We were so excited to have a long weekend as a family. Corey has just started his summer law clinic courses, so this weekend was a special treat! Until the beginning of August he will be busybusybusy. Asher and I plan on stealing him for our own designs every chance we get.

These pics show that our little ground-dweller is finally deciding to try out some two-legged living! Yipee! I know I will be glad to have him up and off the floor. If he weren't such a super speedy crawler he might have some incentive.

Here is some of our park fun. Asher LOVES that sand (I chose not to include the ones of Asher with sand all over his mouth...sadly, he loves to sample it too).

We decided to go to the Botanical Gardens on Saturday. They just opened up the Butterfly Pavilion, and have upgraded the whole place! We hadn't been in a few years and we were really surprised at how cool it is now for kids and adults. There were still a bunch of chrysalis's' and butterflies emerging, which I have never seen before and thought it was pretty amazing.

Asher couldn't get enough of the miniature train area. He was really excited every time a train passed him by. This picture cracked me up...a mouth full of cookie, in awe of the train that had just chugged by us!

On Memorial Day evening we hung out at Aaron and Meagan's place for a BBQ. It was lots of fun, and the food was great! Asher found that piling rocks on their patio, and transferring ice out of the cooler were loads of fun. Apparantly he know what to do with a soda can, and he had fun chasing the cat around (much to Corey's dismay...he is pretty allergic, so absolutely NO cats in our future). It was a very enjoyable evening and weekend...sad to see it end!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Weekend in Vegas!

We spent the weekend in "Fabulous Las Vegas" and had a great time. We checked out as many of the tourist-y places we could. It had been a long time since I had been, and this was Corey's first visit (besides the airport)...wow has it changed!

We loved the dolphin/white tiger habitat at the Mirage, and Asher squealed with delight when the dolphins came close to him. Corey thought the exotic cars at the Forum Shops were pretty cool, and I of course loved theM&M store, and gelato at the Venetian. Yummy yummy! We also drove to the Las Vegas temple, which was very pretty and had an amazing view of the city. The shopping was fun, since there are tons of different places than we have in our malls here in NM. If you look closely at the pictures, you will probably see that Asher wasn't always as thrilled as we were, but overall he really was a good kiddo.

We did do a little pool-time as well! Asher splish-splashed to his heart's content. The cool water was a welcome change with all that 90 plus degree heat. Whew! We had a great time together.

These are a few pics I had to add...these were some of Asher's highlights of our trip to Utah.
Doesn't it look like he and the dog are about to escape and go somewhere? He LOVES those dogs. Kayla's prized ferret, Baxter was his also his partner in crime. They were two of a kind! He chased that little critter all over the house, and the funniest part was that Baxter would pause, wait for Asher to catch up, then run away again. They sure had fun.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Wedding Bells and Graduation!

This last week has been a busy one. Asher and I flew to Utah for some family fun. Poor Corey had to stay behind to take a couple finals for school. We sure miss him!

Our first big event was graduation for Jen and Josh at the University of Utah...way to go guys! Asher thought all the clapping was great, and couldn't help but enthusiastically join and clap for about every one of those graduates!

After that we headed up to Idaho Falls for Ryan's wedding. We are all so happy for Ryan and Danna. She looked like a princess! What a cute couple they are, and it was a very nice wedding.

I did, however, think that winter was over. Idaho Falls proved me very wrong. It was SO cold, and Saturday morning we actually woke up to snow. What in the world is going on out there???

Asher was not as thrilled about the wedding day as the rest of us, and was sure to broadcast that loud and clear. I think he screamed and cried the whole day. It was a good test of endurance for me...whew! The only thing that brought him out of his crazy mood was a chocolate milkshake from McDonalds. I only wish I had thought of that sooner (good idea grandpa!).

The drive back was a little humorous. Poor grandpa had to drive Ryan's truck home from the airport, and hadn't realized what that might include. The words"Honk! Just Married" and "I'm a real boy" were all over the truck. People would honk, speed up to see who was inside, then start laughing when they saw who was actually driving. It was great, but he was a little embarrassed.

We are enjoying spending time with the family and wish everyone was closer so we could do it more often. We will take what we can get! We love you guys...
P.S. Happy Anniversary Corey! I love you! (Wow, 8 years goes by fast!) See you soon...