Monday, April 22, 2013

Birthday #3

2 blog posts in one month! I'm on a roll. Lets just be honest for a second. This whole 2 kid business is hard. I never thought it was going to be easy, but it's hard for different reasons. My 3 year old is harder than my 6 week old.  That was definitely in the reverse order of expected hard. But since all our guests have gone home and Bill has returned to work, our routine has become more "normal" and he is returning to his old self, mostly. Tantrums still exist, but they seem to be part of being 3 - say all the books. Yes, I've been reading parenting books. Boo.
My house is a tornado most of the time. Asher discovered some goldfish and and juice box left by a friend and now he has pink juice all over his shirt and there is a trail of goldfish crumbs by my bed.
But with all the goldfish crumbs comes trucks, airplanes, and trains also scattered all over my apartment. There is no question who the perpetrator is.
And since he refused to nap (possibly because of the very loud hammering and mariachi music playing outside our apartment (literally, construction on the outside walls of our apartment)), and I wanted a few minutes of me time, every member of the family is here in the bedroom with me. Asher, Allyson, and Cass. Cass thinks he needs to be held whenever the littles are asleep, and he is refusing to move. So I guess that is the way it is.
It is our new normal. It's not bad, just an adjustment. It's okay that there is a toy cement truck on my side of the bed and a tractor on Bills. Its our life, and we like it.
I'm really going to like my life when the babysitter comes over for an evening!
 The above and below pictures are of the cherry blossom festival, here in DC. I do love living here. It has its cons for various reasons, but it also has a lot of things that I love. Who else gets to run around the Washington Monument? See above picture-that thing with all the scaffolding.

 Asher had a birthday, shout hurray! We tried to make it special because he was really excited about it and talked about it a lot. So we hung up streamers and put out balloons so when he came out of his room in the morning, he would be surprised and feel extra special. It backfired. He came out and looked at us and said "what are you doing?" Maybe it was a little overwhelming for first thing in the morning. Presents were under appreciated. He barely cracked a smile. But since then, he wakes up and asks for presents. You just can't win, at least with a 3 year old.
 He got a bike! I'd been really excited about this for months. I couldn't wait for his birthday. He likes it. He likes to put it on the couch and sit by it, and drag it around the apartment with him. Someday, these kind of things will be kept in a garage...

Since we had a little baby, I decided not to do a party. So we just invited friends to play at the park and eat cupcakes. He humored me and posed for a picture with me.
Did I mention that Asher is tall? He's really tall, as in the size of a 4-5 year old - he's in the 95% for height. Where did that come from? Clearly he got it from his tall parents...

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


 Introducing the newest member of the Weaverson's - Allyson Jane, born March 7 at 11:55 PM. Can this explain my long absence from blogging? She was a punctual 6 days early, just like her big brother. Funny thing, I texted my sister that morning saying, if this baby were her big brother, I'd have her today. Well, I guess the message got through to the correct party because she was ready, and so was I.
 Asher was rather apathetic to her. He obliged us and held her for 2 seconds before pushing her away. He is warming up to her now. She even came home baring presents, which he loved.

 Occasionally, he likes to be close to her.

 Bill enjoying his babies and MLB TV. Dream come true.

 When I had Allyson, I thought she looked like a picture of me from the hospital. Then I had my mom text me the picture, and I don't think she looks as much like me as I thought. But here are the pictures, plus Asher so you can see how different they are. And yes, she has brown hair- like Bill. I guess we have his and hers kids.
Me-1983                                                 Allyson 2013
 Asher 2010

And lastly, our Christmas photo for the Christmas cards that never were completed. 
I guess we need to work on getting a new family picture.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

2 year old Soccer

 I put Asher in a soccer class last month. I thought it would be fun. For me, for him, who knows? Lets be honest, 2 is kind of young for a sports class. It was...chaos. But cute chaos, no? There were 5 kids in the class, 4 boys and 1 girl. The girl was really good at listening and following directions. The boys had their own agenda. It was a good opportunity to take lots of pictures. Maybe he'll be more ready next year. By day 3 of the class, he wanted to watch/play baseball. He is his father's son. Please follow along the excessive amount of pictures for the play by play of class that week.
 He improved his kicking skills!
 He found throwing the ball was a much more consistent way to make a goal.
 He sat a lot. They all did.
 He played with the cones. They all did.
 He needed his mom!
 He was cute!
 Lots of parental involvement. I was exhausted after every class. I think every parent was.
 He learned coordination in kicking over the cone with the ball (it was an exercise they practiced a lot).
 Bill made it to one class to see Asher play! Consequently, Asher was very distracted.
 He did some ball kissing? I like Bill's look on his face "what?".
He was tired of soccer, needed to be held.
All and all, it was a fun and exhausting week. We both napped well. Not to mention it was so humid the whole time. Ug, DC in the summer, it's the worst! Anyway, I love the bazillion pictures we got from it so I guess it was a success. And Asher does have some mad soccer skillz.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

OBX 2012

We're taking a trip back to the great month of July. Our good friends J&P invited us to the outerbanks with them, so we packed up our matching SUV's and drove on down for a week of fun. These are mostly pictures of our kid, because that is who we take pictures of these days? Probably should have taken more pictures of adults. Oh well.
It was a great week of beach, food, and relaxing. I think Asher had a great week, he had a playmate to spend every waking second playing with. And they played really well together. Lots of cars and trains on this vacation. (almost every picture where there is a kid, there is also some kind of vehicle close by)


Muchas gracias, J&P for an awesome vacation!!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Photo Dump - June

 Photo Dump. It has been a wild month. And since it has been month, I have a bit to catch up on and if I don't do it now, it won't happen.
We had a major storm here at the end of June which left us without power for about 24 hours. We were very lucky. Lots of people were without power for much longer - up to a week and it was blisteringly hot and humid. Think 106 and no power. And with humidity, shade isn't cool. It made for a miserable 24 hours. But really, I can't complain. Though we got power back on quickly, we didn't have internet for over a week. Who knew life could be so hard without internet. I had no idea what to do with my billions of eggplants and zucchini. And thus, no blogging. So here is a major catch up. I'm into instagram lately, so excuse my funky filters, but I like them.
 This boy loves his kung fu panda hat. He wore it all day long. Had to practice for the big SF Giants game.
 Happy anniversary to us (next month). We bought ourselves a new lens! I like it. It makes our camera look so beefy.
 Lego architecture exhibit. Pretty cool, and you can build stuff too. Bill and Asher were in heaven. Until Asher got bored, which was shortly after this picture. In due time, Bill. Be patient.
 I couldn't help myself, I had to buy Asher these euro swim trunks. I see why mothers eat their babies. He is delicious!
 Cousin's birthday!
Asher's cars had been disappearing one by one. We opened up the sub-woofer and their was a parking lot of cars in there.

 Bill has been playing on the firms softball team. All the firm league games are played on the Ellipse (behind the White House) pretty cool.

 Firm league baseball. Yep, we live in kind of a cool place.

 More baseball. We went to the Giants/Nationals game. Again, was blisteringly hot. So hot Asher could only wear his hat while Sandoval -the Kung Fu Panda, hit. We think Asher was lucky, because Sandoval hit a homer. We left before the 7th. We spent a small fortune on beverages trying to keep cool and still couldn't cool down.
 4th of July fireworks were view on the roof of Bill's firm. We were just off capital hill, so we could hear the show they were putting on at the Capitol and see all the fireworks going off down by the Washington Monument- as seen in the background.
 Another game, but with awesome firm seats. 2nd row behind the Nationals dugout. Who knew professional baseball players were so big? And, it was blisteringly hot. Again. But shade kicked in and we were able to make it through the entire game. Our friend Jeff, who came with us, was sitting next to Ben Bernanke - the Chairman of the Fed.