Monday, January 21, 2013


I can't believe it's been soooo long without an update! We had a great Thanksgiving and Christmas! We had a wonderful long break after Christmas and even Barry was off work for the week!

Now we are back into the school routine....mostly! Asa has had a few days of low energy and droopy days. I keep thinking he's getting sick but after a day of rest he feels perky again!

Asa has learned a few new tricks since I last updated. He has learned to get out of his booster seat at the kitchen table. Since he's walking now, we can't just put him somewhere and walk away. He gets up and follows. This is great unless you like to shower, potty or just be alone! The kitchen table is the only place we could still put him and get a few minutes of alone time! No more! Boy are we in trouble! One night he wouldn't eat supper. He scooted his plate away, got out of his chair and walked to the front door! Thankfully, the door was deadbolted becausehe was sure turning the handle!

He also recently learned to shake his head "no" and nod "yes". I really didn't realize that Asa had missed the skill of learning to say "yes" and " no" butbtheynpointed it out in May that it'd be a good skill to learn over the summer. Well, he has it down now but we still thought he was just mimicking us and not really answering for himself. Until a few weeks ago! Cade had a science experiment that used a big tub of flour. After the experiment, they played in the flour. Asa would put his fingers in his mouth and I'd say "don't eat the flour" to which he'd nod his head and eat more! He also tried to bring the tub onto the carpet and I'd say "don't bring it on the carpet" to which he'd nod his head and try harder! Soooo, he knows how to answer with a nod or shake and also how to disobey! Great skills but boy are we in trouble!

And speaking of "no", Asa's learned his first word!!! He clearly says "no"!!! He doesn't just SAY "no" but he growls it!!!! "Asa, it's bedtime." "NOOOOOO", he growls! He also shakes his head like crazy when he says it! It's pretty darn cute!

So that catches you up on all the fun stuff going on around here! If this still doesn't make up for our loooong absence, check out these videos! WARNING: video 3 is long and I'm loud and obnoxious but Asa is playful and adorable! :)


The Martin Family said...

What an amazing update. So excited for you guys, except for the privacy part. Sometimes I'd just like to take a shower without any disruptions, but most days I remind myself that I'd rather have the option of disruption instead of nothing or no one at all. :-)

Kim and Asa said...

Funny that even before he was mobile I would worry about leaving him alone for a few minutes! What if the dogs scared him, what if he throws up and chokes, what if he starts crying too hard.... The list goes on and on! Now that he's mobile, if he's alone and happy its usually because he's into something! Such messy blessings though!

Bekah said...

What a blessing! Kim, it's so great to watch him grow and develop. Thank you for sharing with us! :)

marie clare said...

asa is doing amazinly !!! yep dont know how to spell that.
Ryan would have all those lovely paintings pulled down given half the chance