Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Overdue Installment

Well, we had lots of family in town last week starting on Wednesday, and the last of them left yesterday. It was great having everyone in town - Beau's parents and grandparents, and my parents, sister Amy, and her kids. Beau's parents were planning on coming all along, because it was his mom's spring break. And we've been wanting to dedicate the kids at church for a LONG time, so we decided that that would be a good weekend for it. So that's why the rest of the family came in. It was great to have everyone here (and we missed the ones of you who weren't able to make it - but we understand!). Beau's family was so helpful with the kids, the house and cooking, and projects at the camp. And my family came in just in time for the dedication. We appreciate so much all of them making the long drive for such a short but significant event. Then my sister, niece, and nephews stayed until Monday. The best part of their stay was a really pretty walk that we went on with the kids on Sunday evening. We live in such a pretty place. We can walk out here at the camp and feel like there's nothing and no one for miles - which is beautiful - and a little creepy - but mostly beautiful! =) And every time I do something like that, I can't believe that I don't take advantage of our setting more often. I'm trying to turn over lots of new leaves right now though, so maybe I will do better. =)

So here's the new list of Asher-isms:

*He's playing outside right now, and he just brought in a flower and said, "A little bitty flower. It's so beautiful! A princess flower!"

*And then he ran in and talked about the airplane in the sky: "Sometimes a airplane scares me." So we had a discussion - AGAIN - about how there's nothing to be afraid of. It's way up in the sky, etc. And he said something that sounded like, "There are tires on the airplane." And I said, "Tires?" And he said, "No. (with a very confused look) Only on cars and trucks."

*On our way to King's Kids this morning, he was saying that he didn't want to go, that he wanted me...And then a minute later, he started talking HIMSELF into it (which was so funny and amazing I thought!) by telling himself all the fun stuff he would get to do there. "I can play in the activities room and play basketball..." He had a great time, and on our way home he said, "Mom, you're my best friend!" SIGH! I LOVED it - of course!!!

*Yesterday I saw a lizard outside, and I showed it to him, and he said - very excitedly - "A dinosaur!!!" So smart! =)

*He has a musical toothbrush, and it sings "If You're Happy and You Know It" with toothbrushing words, and part of it says, "If you're happy and you know it brush in front. If you're happy and you know it brush in back." And EVERY time it says that, he starts brushing his literal BACK! It's hilarious! I've explained it many times, that it's his back teeth that it's talking about...but his brain is stuck. Good thing by that point in the song, he has already sucked all the toothpaste off of his toothbrush. =)

*"My cousin Cooper and my Cooper dog." - talking about his cousin Cooper and his Grammie and Grandad's dog Cooper

*And again talking about his cousin Cooper: "I play his xylophone." Xylophone?! What?! I didn't even know he knew that word! =)

*Driving past a choo-choo train: "I love choo-choo trains. I love ravioli." Choo-choo trains I knew about. Ravioli? Not so much. =) (It's a new thing for him to say that he loves a thing - which some people don't encourage, but I thought it was cute.)

*I said, "His name is Mr. Potato Head." He said, "No, his name Mr. Potato Santa Clause!" "Oh is it?", I said. "Sure is!!!", he said. I've never heard him say, "Sure is!" before. =)

*We sing a song to him and Ainsley that we stole from Emily, and it goes: "I love you Asher Case (or Ainsley Grace), oh yes I do. I love you Asher Case, and I'll be true. When you're not near to me, I'm blue. Oh Asher Case, I love you!" We've sung this to him since he was a tiny baby, and he likes to sing it with us. But recently when we've sung it, I'll be singing, "I love you Asher Case...", but he'll change it to "Mommy Case". It's so funny - and cute! =)

*I told him to say, "No thank you Mommy" about something, and he said, "No thank you Sir." He's on a kick with calling me "Sir".

*"Mom there's poop on my sock!" "No, I think it's mud.", I said. "Maybe ravioli.", he said. What's up with the ravioli?! =) He doesn't even like ravioli!

*He's playing football and saying, "You on ten Dad, and I on ten." I'm not sure what he's talking about, but it sounds "football-ish".

*"Hut two three."

*"Baby power!" - speaking of baby powder - It's hilarious! He loves it. =)

*He sings, "Argh, argh, argh, argh. This is the battle of Bad Beard." from one of the shows that he watches.

And then there's our Ains. She's cutting her second tooth. And she's rolling over more frequently - finally. =) She's playing more with her toys, and her favorite things I think are still the same as the last time I blogged about them - laying on a blanket playing with her toys, sitting in her swing (outside is her favorite!), and jumping in her johnny-jump-up. She's a good eater sometimes, and sometimes she's a mouth-clamper. I introduced sweet peas today, and she was NOT a fan! But then again, she hasn't been a fan of any type of nourishment today. I think her mouth is hurting. But she's getting more and more fun! We're lovin' her little emerging personality! She's very sweet and smiley a lot of the time. And then there are the "other" times. =) One of my favorite things is to see the way that she and Asher look at each other. Their little relationship is already a special thing! I love it!

Overall, we're doing well, but we've ALL been sick! Asher and I especially are on the upswing. Ainsley is doing ok - just a little cough-y still. But Beau is not doing very well. He's got an appointment for tomorrow. Please pray for our health!

And one GREAT piece of news is that a new man has been hired to work with Beau full-time here at the camp. He'll start moving in this weekend. I haven't met him yet, but Beau thinks it's going to be a really good situation. I'm SO happy about that! It's going to be an amazing help to have someone else out here - especially as summer is approaching!!!

I guess that's all for now. I hope you're all having a happy spring so far! =)


Mama Jeannie said...
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Mama Jeannie said...

Oh my goodness! I loved this post Sara. You will always be so thankful you have documented all your Aher-isms and Ainsley-Antics. Priceless! I will pray for Beau today and I'm so thankful he has some full-time help coming soon. Will he live in the house close to the workshop? Did you get a new bathtub for it? :0)

Mama Jeannie said...

Sorry, I found a typ-o I just had to fix, so I corrected it, deleted the first comment and posted the same comment again.