Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Above, Asher has just flipped over the little side table and is scooting it around the house kind of like a skateboard. The side table is now safely locked in the basement. I know, removing it doesn't teach him anything - but believe me, I tried. I left that table there for a good two months after he learned to flip it over. Every time he did it I would say "no, no", right the table, and move Asher to the other side of the room and find some other toy for him. I think all the Child-Raising books I've read would agree that is the right thing to do. But, it just doesn't work with Asher! That little Velociraptor!
PS Asher just threw a book at me because I wouldn't stop to read it to him. I guess I'd better go before he goes T-Rex on me.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Asher thinks Isaiah is a great toy to play with - but that means he's not very good at being gentle (notice Asher's hand is using Isaiah's stomach to balance!)
Monday, August 20, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Before: Nancy and Naomi taking out rocks and leveling (the picture doesn't show it but the dirt kept sinking around the pipe, so the middle bush is about 12 inches too deep).
After: Nancy and I got some new soil, mulch, and a couple flowers at Home Depot.
A good day's work. Now for the rest of the yard...
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Thank goodness for my geek husband.
Here is Naomi with cousin Haley. They are best friends and just love to play. Their little imaginagtions just run wild together.
Monday, August 6, 2007
Friday, August 3, 2007
Thursday, August 2, 2007
(I admit it, I broke down and did the dishes after I took this picture. It was too gross.)
(The above picture is included to show that Naomi got so desperate for someone to play with, that she resorted to turning her brother into Ariel's sister Alana. Naomi is, of course, Ariel.)
(This picture will also be used as blackmail to keep Asher is line during his dating years.)
(It should also be noted that this picture was NOT taken in the early morning, and yet Asher and Naomi are both still in their PJ's)
And here's why...My book club is doing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows this month. I didn't get my hands on a copy until Monday afternoon, and the club meets on Thursday night. But I guess I could have taken the time to do the dishes, because I actually finished reading Wednesday night. Then I went into serious HP Withdrawl. I had been living in his world so intently, and for so long that I nearly called my family Muggles and tried to get the dishes to do themselves using my spatula as a wand.