my grandma lives in michigan in the same town she has lived in her whole life. she has lived in the same house for over 50 years.
the upstairs of her house is filled with gems and family heirlooms. she has begun going through some of the hidden treasures upstairs that have not been seen for years and years. among them, she found this... her baby chair.
and chose to give it to asher. at first he wasn't so sure, he couldn't figure out how to crawl into it. then he figured out how to stand on it and create his own amusement park ride rocking ti back and forth. it had to be moved to the hallway, to the other side of the baby gate for a little while. but now... he figured out how to get in and out of it, and he loves sitting in it and watching tv or playing. i love that we have this little treasure of family history in our home.
the asher boy loves to be outside. he would rather be outside than anywhere else. when he frees himself from the confines of the baby-gated rooms, he goes and stands at the garage door gently tapping on it saying "go go go go go go." this is one of the only words he mumbles that you can understand. the boy wants to go outside.
one reason we chose this house is because it is so close to the lake. a quick walk down the hill and through the shaded walkway and we get to this playground. a few steps more, and we are at the lake. it really is a bummer they have drained the lake to try to get the zebra mussels under control and our lake has been near empty for the last 8 months... next spring it should be full and zebra mussel free.
asher loves to swing. he swings and swings and swings. and when you try to get him out to try a slide or to play in the sand. he screams and screams and walks straight back toward the swing.
it's really too bad you can't just have a photographer follow you around in your everyday life. but i can take a mean self portrait.
and then halloween came...
and the cutest little one you ever did see...
we trick or treated with darth vader. and practiced sharing our toys. neither was accomplished with out tears and screams. we were so happy to have becky and paul and isaiah there to play with us. thanks for trick or treating with us guys!
life continues, and i just wanted to share a few pictures of our life with you.
if you think about it... today... will you say a prayer for me. a lot going on. prayer is always needed, and felt across the miles.