Thursday, November 18, 2010

Just because...

...he is so cute! Here is Ashton at 10 weeks.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What Emerson wants for Christmas

On the way home from school today:

Me: "Emerson, what do you want Santa to bring you for Christmas?"

Emy: "A baby."

Me: "You have plenty of babies, is there something else you would like Santa to bring you?"

Emy: "Food."

Me: "What kind of food?"

Emy: "Corn and peppers."

Me: "Really?"

Emy: "That's what I said."


For the record, Emy does not need any more babies:)


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Go Frogs

Ashton thoroughly enjoyed his first TCU game. He was so good. Even though it was really loud, he was so relaxed and only fussed a little. It was pretty chilly, so we kept him bundled up and he was even able to sleep for about 45 minutes!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Randomness from last week

On Sunday morning, Emerson and Ashton were laying on our bed and we were all just hanging out. They were both looking at me and I had one of those moments where I could totally see the major resemblence between the two. It was uncanny.

I also realized that the lighting was perfect, so I grabbed my camera and snapped some shots:)

Look at these eyes!
Sweet boy

Emy was totally hamming it up for the camera. She kept saying, take more take more!

He was so smiley.
Look at them from the eyebrows is amazing the similarities...

"I'm three!"
Speaking of, her stats from her 3 year well check are:
31.75lbs- 61% and 36.75in- 42%
Emerson looked so stinkin cute in this outfit that I had to get some pictures. Can you tell that she was really into it? I still wanted to docutment the cuteness of her outfit- leggings, tunic and boots. Certainly is cuter than anything in my own wardrobe.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ashton is 2 months old

Okay, so Ashton was two months old several days ago, but I am just getting around to it...sorry.

His stats are as follows: 12lbs 2oz- 64% and 24.24" long- 91%

Overall he is doing great. He is still eating well about 2.5-3 hours during the day. On average he gets up twice a night to eat.

There was a LOT of crying in the beginning. Luckily, he has been so much happier in the past couple weeks. In the beginning I think we were dealing with sleep deprivation and then I was having supply issues for reasons I won't bore you with. Now that everything is right on track, he is a much happier baby.

He has started social smiles and cooing and they are just precious and absolutely melt my heart.

Emerson walked in when I was taking these pictures and wanted in on the action too. She thought it was hillarious that she got to get back into her old crib.

So many pictures! Time for a nap:)


Monday, November 8, 2010

Family Photos

When Ashton was 9 days old we had a great photographer come to the house to take photos of Ash and our family. Dana from Tin Star Photography did a fantastic job. She worked with our furniture and lighting to come up with great backdrops within our own home. Dana was also amazing with Emerson and totally patient with a fussy baby. Here are a few of the amazing shots she got.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Halloween 2010 recap: Part 2

On Halloween evening we were invited to a hayride/trick-or-treating extravaganza as (Stephanie put it). Some of Emy's favorite friends host the event annually and we could not wait to partcipate since our neighborhood is not so trick-or-treating friendly.

The evening started with hot dogs and chilli and the kiddos getting their face's painted. After a little playtime it was time to hit the streets. We got to ride on a huge trailer which was perfect for our group of little ones.

This neighborhood was so fun! So many houses participated and there were tons of trailers out with groups. Seriously, we passed at least 5 other trailer groups. It was so fun!

Emerson loved trick or treating. We only had a few incidents where she got scared, although one of them she was down right terrified. A little boy (probably 7 or so) was standing behind her at a house and he had on a realistic skeleton mask. She was litterally pulling me away with all her strength. She eventually started screaming and when I picked her up she burried her face in me, It was sad.

Other than that little piece of drama, it was a lot of fun. Ashton and Daddy stayed home since we knew it would be a late night and that made it a special mommy-daughter night.

Snow White all dressed and waiting to get her face painted

Getting rosy cheeks from Miss Amy

Eating dinner with her friends Annie (bat girl) and Izzy (Strawberry Shortcake)

Playing while we waited for the sun to go down

She LOVED having make-up painted on and getting to wear real lipstick:) This makes me smile because I distinctly remember a Halloween when I was 3 or 4 and dressed up like Cinderella or Barbie or something like that and I got to wear make-up. I thought it was so special too!

Getting seated on the trailer with Annie and Ethan

We had a lot of fun at the Lonspaugh Halloween party and we hope to be invited again next year!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Halloween 2010 recap: Part 1

Okay, so Halloween was a seriously busy time around here this year. Emerson had a lot of social invitations. We opted to only participate in 2 things. On Saturday, we went to Boo at the Zoo. The event went through some changes this year and was held during the day and in a very contained area. I really liked the new time and set-up but was annoyed with the fact that we had to buy a ticket for Ashton. Seriously, he doesn't even have teeth- how is he going to eat candy? Whatever, we did it and made a mental note for the future.

Emerson got really into Halloween this year. She was pumped to finally get to wear her Snow White costume and get candy. She kept prancing around in a half princess-half ballerina fashion saying, "I'm a pretty princess".

Boo at the Zoo has lots of games and treat stations but all Emy wanted to do was get candy. Literally, at one point I asked her, "Emerson, do you want to go play some games and win prizes?". Her response, "No, I just want to get the candy". Okay then.

Checking out the flamingos before Boo at the Zoo opened

Showing off her gold princess purse/candy bag that Granmom made

Waiting in line with Daddy

Taking a candy break while sitting super lady-like:)

The sugar rush begins

Being silly

Holding my precious baby brother