November 30, 2010

Merry Christmas To Myself!

I've been wanting a new camera for a long time now but I just didn't want to spend the money on a new one.  Mom bought me a really nice point and shoot for Christmas two years ago when I was pregnant with Asher and while I like it a lot it just doesn't do the job now that he's on the go.  By the time it takes the picture he's moved on to something else.  So while we were out shopping on Black Friday I decided to bite the bullet and just buy myself one.  I had been looking online for a few weeks and decided I really wanted the Nikon D3100 so I bought one and I LOVE it.  Its going to take me a while to learn how to use it but here are a few pictures from that first night.  That would be before I got hit with the flu.

We stopped down at Nana Jane's so Daddy could take a look at her furnace. 
Asher thought he could help.
Then we went home and had a bath
Then we got in our PJ's and played for a while 
Such a handsome man!!!
Mommy played with her camera some more. 
My (fake) tree is so hideous this is probably all you will see of it this year.
Then Asher went night night and Mommy and Boo cuddled before all hell broke loose and I started getting sick.  Not exactly how I wanted to spend my Holiday weekend.

November 29, 2010


Sadly, I don't have any pictures from the Righter Thanksgiving because Asher woke up Thursday morning in a puddle of vomit.  Yes, it was disgusting.  I thought he was feeling better so we went to my Mom's and we weren't there 10 minutes before he threw up again.  So we went back home.  His explosive diarrhea face was priceless that afternoon.  Poor kid. 

Asher's Great Great Aunt Annie stayed home with him on Friday while Me, Mom, Taylor, Grandma Jane, Addie and my Aunt Kristi went shopping.  We had fun and the crowds weren't too bad.  I even bought myself a new camera!  Maybe I'll learn how to work it by next Christmas!  I felt fine all day and that night but at about 9:00 the flu hit me too and I had it all through the night.

Sunday we had Thanksgiving with the Popejoy side and I got a few pictures of Asher & Charlee.

Asher & Charlee wrestling! 
Oh My!  They are sitting for a picture!!! 
My sweet niece Charlee loves her baby.  She liked to feed it a bottle and sing to it.  So cute! 
Daddy's turn 
And Asher always knows that Aunt Jodi has the best snacks :)

November 22, 2010

Our Weekend

We didn't do much this weekend.  Just a little "Horsin' Around"

November 19, 2010

I love College

I was getting Asher dressed the other morning and I put a shirt on him that said "COLLEGE."  I started thinking about that Asher Roth song that came out while I was pregnant called "I Love College."  So when I got back to Mom & Dad's that night RJ pulled it up and Asher was dancing to it.  It was so funny but Taylor's computer took a beating :)

What a dork

November 16, 2010

My Little Michael Jordan

Asher is LOVING his basketball hoop that Ashlyn got him for his birthday right now.  He isn't quite tall enough to make a basket yet but he is sure proud of himself and claps and cheers anyway.  Here are some pictures from the other night while him and Dustin were in the toy room playing.

Love this face! 

When did he become such a big boy?

November 15, 2010

ByeBye Binky!

I think its safe to say that Asher is officially done with his binky!!!  Yay for him and for me!  I wanted it to be gone before he turned 18 months and it was surprisingly easy.  He was starting to ask for it at night so I figured it was time for the binky to go byebye before he became too attached.  We started taking it away at nap time a couple of weeks ago and then at bedtime this past week.  He always takes it out in the morning and gives it to me to put on the counter until bedtime.  He knows its there so when he wants it he would go up to the counter and hang on it.  Well about last Wednesday I hid the paci in the cookie jar so that when he cried for it I picked up and showed him that the paci was "all gone."

It was so cute he looked at me and said "All gone?"  I told him that we had to give all of our paci's to Baby Brody so he needed to be a big boy now.  He went to bed without a peep and we haven't had an issue since.  Mommy is SO proud of her big boy!

November 12, 2010

Shopping Trip

We had a marathon shopping day yesterday since I had the day off for Veteran's Day.  We left town at 8:30 and got home a little after 8:00 last night.  I think we were all wore out by the time we got home.  We met Milissa and Brody in Peoria to spend the day shopping with them.  I think after 3 weeks of being home Milissa was ready for a day out with the girls.
Asher rode down with his "Old Ladies."  He hardly lets Annie get in the car before he starts digging in her purse because he knows she has fruit snacks in there.

Brody was a perfect little peanut while we were shopping.

And after trying to pull everything off of the racks Asher finally just zoned out and eventually fell asleep.

He loved giving the baby kisses too!

November 10, 2010

Oh My

Last night I took Asher for his first "real" haircut.  Wow, this was not the reaction I was expecting.  I thought he would wonder what was going on at first but the kid screamed the ENTIRE time!  There were tears, rivers of snot and drool running all over the place.  I felt bad for both him and Teri but he sure looked cute when he was done.  I think Taylor might have regretted going but I needed her there to wipe the snot off of his face and take pictures for me since I needed to pin him in the chair.

Giving Teri that "Don't you dare touch me again" look.

So Handsome!

November 8, 2010

Visiting Brody

I had a very uneventful weekend.  We stayed home Friday night and then Dustin worked all day Saturday and was gone Saturday night so Asher and I did a lot of cleaning and playing.  Although I find its really hard to clean with him around.  Its more like clean a toilet... play for 15 minutes.  Clean another toilet.... have a snack.  Clean another toilet then Moo like a cow and Baa like a sheep.  Things that would normally take no time at all take me all day now.  I save nap time for the really fun jobs like cleaning my fridge - now that was fun.

We did get up and out early Sunday morning to go down to Pekin to see Baby Brody and Miss Ashlyn though.  Here are a few pictures from Sunday.
I was so impressed that Asher was actually sitting and watching a movie that we bought him his own Elmo movie on the way home.  I don't know yet if it was Elmo he loved or if he just wanted to be like his cousin Ashlyn :)

Sweet Baby Boys

I even took my sister the "baby hog" since she won't be able to go see them again this Thursday with us.

Asher did not want to sit still for a picture of the three of them but you can tell Ashlyn is enjoying being a big sister!

November 5, 2010

Someone Help Me!

Oh wait - Nikki comes back from maternity leave on Monday.  Whew!  Thank God because my desk is starting to close in on me...

November 3, 2010

Our New Addition

No, I'm not pregnant - we didn't even get a new pet.  But considering the excitement Dustin has displayed over this "new addition" at our house we might as well have been adding to our family.  When he working on his argument he was basically telling me it was all he ever wanted and his life wouldn't be complete without it. 
Introducing the 82" Black Hole in our basement:

Uncle Beau came over to help set it up and Asher thought he would get right in the middle and help too!

This new TV is even 3D compatible - won't we look cool in our glasses?

Once it was finally set up Asher enjoyed sitting back and watching TV until he fell asleep.  Dustin was so in love he even slept downstairs last night.

November 2, 2010

Halloween 2010

This year was Asher's first "official" Halloween since last year we didn't actually Trick or Treat.  He didn't have the melt down I was expecting in his costume but it did take us over an hour to go to the first two houses.  After that I told Dustin we needed to step it up or we would be out way past our bedtime.  But it went good and I think Asher had fun.  Here are a couple of pictures of my Little Handy Manny :)