Wednesday, August 8, 2007

I know it has been a long time...


Life has been busy here in Jackson. Asher is learning to use his voice and coo and make noises at us. He is also spending more "happy time" in his play gym, looking at the lights and attempting to hit the hanging toys. Earlier this week he spent a full ten minutes on his tummy without crying (his record before was about 2 seconds!). Right now Asher is sound asleep in the sling. I have to say that the sling is one of my favorite baby items-it can really be a sanity saver. Just pop him in and bounce him a litte and he is a happy boy. He loves to move, I think due to the fact that I had to walk down two flights of stairs at work every time I needed to use the bathroom.

Mike start X-C practice on Monday, but has been running with one of the kids all summer. I think he is looking forward to what will happen this season. They should have a good boys and girls team. State titles, maybe? Mike will also be going to a new school again this year. He was asked to go to Summit High School (the alternative school) to work as a Special Ed Para. Hopefully all this will eventually lead to a better paying teaching job.

We are now a one car family. With us only putting about 1000 miles a year on the Blazer and putting money into gas, insurance and registration, we decided that we could survive with only one car. And it just happened that my brother needed a working, reliable car. So we gave Quinn the family deal and we have one less possession to worry about. My little Honda is still running like a champ. Not much to look at, but it gets us safely to where we need to be.

The whole family is looking forward to the next wave of visitors. Well, Asher doesn't really have a clue, even though we've been talking to him about it. All he needs to be concerned about it that there will be more people to hold him. Hopefully he doesn't sleep as much as he did when Carl was out here and everyone will be able to see how well he is developing!

Hope all is well...

Andrea

1 comment:

Grandma said...

Hi Asher,
I'm so glad your Mommy does these blogs and sends the pictures. I check on them almost every day and I try to write back but I don't know how to set up an account.....silly Grandma.... Anyway, I am so happy to hear how you are growing and how your Mommy and Daddy are doing. In less than two weeks we will come out to see hyou and I can't wait to hold you and cuddle with you. Until then, you just keep being cute. I love you all,
Grandma