So I have left my background up because well my Christmas Tree was still up. No there were no lights or ornaments on it. I took those off last month, or was it in January not sure, but the tree still remained up and out of sight in our storage area. Yesterday we finally boxed it up until December. I HATE dealing with taking down and putting up Christmas trees. I want one that will close like an umbrella. One day!
Today Rayle's preschool had a field trip to the Superstition Dairy Farm. I have gotten to go with Teagan and with Rayle last year. I love going and each time I have learned something new. I can't wait until Miss Ashlyn will have a field trip here one day! Rayle loves animals and the outdoors and he enjoyed seeing the cows again. Last year Ashlyn was still very little and did not get alot out of the experience, this year was a lot different. She could not keep her eyes off of the cows when they were near. She loved looking at them. They had three little calves that we could pet and she gave one of them a hug. Too bad I didn't capture it with a picture, but it was a flash of a second and she was done with those little cows.
Ashlyn LOVED the tractor and screamed when we had to go. I guess we need one for home! Both Rayle and Ashlyn loved the bunnies. They were both very soft and gentle with the animals.
Rayle also LOVED the tractor, and running around. Look at that red face and cheeks. It is toasty out today!! I LOVE LOVE THIS picture of him. It is rare to get such a wonderful smile like this!
Ashlyn and my mom on the hayride. Ashlyn was checking out the cows on the other side of the ride.
Rayle looking at all those cows.
Ashlyn Loved the hayride and looking at all the cows!
Baby horse born and few days ago. SO CUTE!!
Rayle and Mommy.
Listening about what cows eat, and other fun facts about cows. Rayle and Ashlyn ready for the cows. Ashlyn would not stop looking at them.
We had a great time as usual and glad we got to go see all those cows!
Face Painting at Teagan's school for Kindergarten Round Up. Getting Rayle excited for next year!! (Rayle had a spider web and spider) Ashlyn even got her face painted, well sort of as she was done with just one wing painted!
We went to the zoo for a preschool field trip. Ashlyn loved going up to see the giraffes.
WOW SpiderMan I had no idea that you were so fashion forward!!
While Aunt Candy was here for Christmas she and her Brian took the boys ice skating for the first time. They did really great! It was a fun time!!
**I know I have not really blogged in 4-ever, just not really that in to it right now, plus I have like over 300 pictures on my camera that need to be uploaded so one day I will get to it!**
I can't believe Ashlyn is 18 months already. Time has just flown by! Today she went in for her well check with the doctor and here are her stats! One side note Ashlyn already dreads the scale at the doctors. The last three times I have taken her into the doctors she had a fit about getting weighed. Today Brian was with me and he said that she is just starting young about learning how much she weighs after all she is a woman. HAHAHA!! Weight: 21 lbs 6 oz (14%) Height: 31 1/4 inches (just under 40%)
Ashlyn loves to run, walk, dance, jump, and copy just about anything that her big brothers do. She is still not really talking and she says just a few words like momma, dadda, and Rayle. Her doctor is a little concerned about this but he thinks in a few more months a light switch will go off and we will not be able to make her be quiet! Ashlyn is a wonderful little girl. She sleeps well usually 11 hours at night and then takes about a two hour nap during the day. She also is a great eater and loves to sit at the table before we snag her up and put her into her high chair. She has been folding her arms now for when we pray which is so CUTE, but we need to work on them staying folded until the pray is finished. She has lots of hair, and most days I let it look like a rats nest! She is getting better about me doing her hair, but I am NOT a morning person so I get up in time to get the kids ready and out the door for school and there is no extra time for doing her hair! Ashlyn LOVES to climb up on anything she can and it just about gives me a heart attack because she is so brazen about what she does. She loves to ride on the quads and when she hears them she runs for her shoes so she can go too. Ashlyn ADORES her daddy and is always giving him kisses and loves. Lately she has started watching cartoons like Sesame Street and Curious George, but soon after she gets bored and generally makes a mess with anything she can get her hands on. I was always told boys make more messes and cause more trouble, but man I don't believe that for ONE second, Ashlyn is into EVERYTHING. Maybe our house when the boys were little was just more baby friendly but I am constantly following her around all day picking up "stuff"! However she is so fun to be around and she loves to have a good time. She has a great smile and contagious laugh! I am really looking forward to when it's just me and her during the day and the boys are at school. I love when she reaches out and holds my hand. She is such a loving little girl, and we are so grateful to have her in our family!
Brian and I got married on March 30, 2002. We are happily married with 3 wonderful children. We were blessed with Teagan in May of 2004. In June of 2006 Rayle joined our family. The newset addition is Ashlyn who was born in August of 2009. We love our children and they mean everything to us.