Last week we spent a week in Destin, FL.  It was GREAT.  The weather was beautiful, the beaches were amazing, and the trip was very relaxing. We had no agenda so all we did was go to the ocean or the pool everday.  I wish we could do that every week!  

Asher did great.  We only had to stop once to feed him on the way down and the way back.  And he loved all the activity and excitement. 
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Asher went in both the ocean and the pool!  Each time he would just kick his little legs around.  :)

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We took walks on the beach at night and watched the sunset.

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At the end of the week Josh's parents came down to join us!  We had a great time.  Relaxed, had dinner, played a little putt-putt..  (oh.. you might ask who won putt-putt???  I BEAT EVERYONE.. including Jim.  I WON!!!! ). 

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My favorite picture from the week... LOL.  Did I mention that I beat Jim at putt-putt?

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The trip was a success!  Can't wait until our next beach trip! 
 
4 month checkup! 08/19/2009
 
We had our 4 month checkup today and Asher looks great!!!  He weighs 15 pounds 11 ounces and is 25 1/2 inches long.  He is still in the 75% for both height and weight. 

Here are some of our 4 month pictures...
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We decided to try out rice cereal last week!  It was a big hit.  Asher LOVED it and would start to cry if I didn't feed him fast enough.  The first time I made the rice cereal way too soupy so not much actually went in his mouth, but the second time it was a little thicker and he ate it all up!  I don't think I'm going to have a picker eater on my hands...  Instead of posted a zillion cute pics, here is a video.  :)  (well and some cute pics)   
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Before the eating began!   I know he is a little too small for this seat, but doesn't he look too cute? 

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GIVE ME MORE!!!!

 
 
Last weekend we celebrated Dee Dee's birthday!  We had a great time.  We met halfway between Chattanooga and Atlanta at Lake Allatoona and spent the day at the lake.  It was nice and relaxing and so great to see my family.  I had missed them!!!
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Happy Birthday to you! 
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear Dee Dee!! 
Happy Birthday to you!

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Asher and Dylan decided to hang out for a little while... 

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Asher has offically rolled over both ways!  Yesterday after he figured out how to get from his back to his stomach he wouldn't stop!!!  I couldn't keep him on his back!  I was sitting right next to him working and he was playing under his activity gym and all the sudden I looked over and he was on his stomach!  I thought to myself.. "humm... didn't I put him down on his back?"  Sure enough I did. So I grabbed the video camera and made him roll over a zillion times.. or until he spit up a little. (I think he got dizzy.. LOL).  Enjoy!
 
 
This past weekend we went to visit our dear friends Nikki and Rhett...  And Asher got to meet his new girlfriend, Marlee!!!   Marlee was born just 10 days before Asher.  So we had to introduce them early b/c they will get married one day right???  LOL.  Marlee is a doll.. so cute and sweet.  Both babies were GREAT and let us parents have a blast.   Marlee's weight is right on track, but Asher was HUGE next to her!  Thanks for having us over Nikki and Rhett!  We had a blast and need to do it again soon. :)  
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Big sister Ava was great with both Asher and Marlee! 

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    Asher's Fun Facts

    - 12/16/09 Impromptu visit to the Dr for his skin and with all his clothes on and a light jacket Asher weighs 20 lbs 2 ounces.

    - 12/16/09 And we have 2 bottom teeth!  We've been waiting for these teeth for months.. we could see them through the gums for a LONG time!  But I think they are finally here!

    - 12/7/09 Asher can go from crawling to sitting all by himself! 

    - 12/2/09  Asher weighs 18 lbs 14 oz and started on his first antibotic for a skin infection on his head and swollen lymph nodes.

    - 11/25/09  We are offically crawling!  Asher is using his hands and feet and getting around!  Today he also pulled himself up to a standing position today all by himself!

    - 10/28/09  6 Month Checkup!  I weigh 17 pounds 11 ounces and I'm 28 inches long.  I'm in the 90% for my height and 60% for my weight!

    - 10/18/09 I crawled for the 1st time!  I'm getting mobile!  and Asher ate sweet potatos for the first time.  He loved them of course...  not a picky eater.

    - 10/15/09  I can officially sit up on my own!

    - 10/11/09 We ate Squash for the first time!

    - 10/4/09  We ate Carrots for the first time! 

    - 09/27/09  We ate peas for the first time!  And he LOVED it and couldn't get enough.  Asher is TOTALLY ready to start eating.

    - 09/14/09  We went to the Dr. today to check out our eczema and Asher weighs 17 pounds! 

    - 08/22/09  My First Vacation!  We all went to Destin, FL for the week.  We had a GREAT time. 

    - 08/19/09  We had our 4 month check up today!  Asher weighs 15 pounds 11 ounces and is 25 1/2 inches long.  He is still in the 75% for both height and weight.  He looks great!

    - 08/14/09  Ate rice cereal for the first time!  Asher LOVED it!

    - 08/09/09  Asher started teething for the first time!  (We think) We might be getting a tooth on the top!  and... we are offically out of the swaddle.

    - 08/05/09  Asher rolled over from his back to his tummy today for the first time!  He did it over and over! 

    - 07/26/09  Went Swimming for the first time!

    - 07/01/09  Asher laughed today.  It wasn't the first laugh, but it was the first time he laughed over and over.  It was clear that he was trying to laugh at least.  I've tried to get it on camera but everytime I video something he gets camera shy.


    - 06/26/09  I've slept until 7 am for three nights in a row!!  YES!! 

    - 06/21/09  I rolled over for the second time!  My mommy put me down to do tummy time and I kind of fell over to my side.. then after a little struggle I rolled over to my back! (I still don't think I meant too at all)  I also started interacting with some toys today and hitting them with my hands.

    - 06/19/09  I rolled over for the first time!  I was at my Dr's appt and rolled right over!  I also now weigh 13.1 pounds and am 23 1/2 inches long.  I am in the 75% for both my height and weight.

    - 06/10/09  I really smiled alot today!  It was the first time I really smiled for a long period of time.

    - 06/01/09  Asher slept through the night for the first time!  He slept from 10:30 pm to 6 am!

    - 05/30/09  Josh and I are celebrating our 5 year anniversary!

    - 05/19/09  Asher smiled at mommy for the first time!

    - 05/13/09  Asher had his 1 month checkup and he now weighs 10 pounds and is 22 inches long. 

    - 04/07/09  Asher was born at 8:17am.  He weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 20 inches long.

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