So, I have a lot to catch up on. The first and most exciting event was that Asher turned 8 in January! Our little baby is growing up. Sniff. We had a rockin' party for him - lots of friends - lots of boy sweat! I think that he loved it.
Well, as you may know, along with turning 8, Asher also became an official Cub Scout. This has been a learning experience for us both as we have already learned the "Cub Scout Motto", secret hand shake, secret code names, etc. Okay, well they are not really secret but let me tell you, these boys take scouts very seriously. I mean, it is like a whole organization . . . . gosh! LOL!
Asher also had his first Blue and Gold Banquet in which he was awarded his "Wolf" badge . . . . such an over achiever. :)
Of course, another exciting event was Asher's baptism. This was a wonderful experience as we were able to have both sets of grandparents there. Asher has been anticipating (and slightly fearing) this day for a year now. He didn't like the idea of being dunked under the water. We practiced, we prayed, we talked about it, and we made it . . . well, barely.
Just as Sterling and Asher got into the font, those up close (who were mostly children) could hear Asher start to panic and say "Daddy, I don't want to do it - I don't want to do it!!" This worried me but I knew that he meant going under the water - not actually being baptized. Sterling was firm and fast. He quickly said the prayer and pushed Asher under the water, just as Asher started freaking out and kicking his legs, but he made it.
Apparently, Myles thought this was amusing and started laughing hysterically- which also got the other kids laughing. Oh yes, it just cannot be typical in our family. Nope.
Speaking of Myles, we also encountered our first allergic reaction this past month. Not to be crude, but Myles woke up one morning with such a terrible rash that I rushed him to the doctor and I think that my first words were something to the extent of "What the *$#@!!?? is it?!" Amoxicillin. Now we know. Poor little Myles suffered silently for about a week. He is such a trooper.
We also we to our first "Monster Jam" and boy - let me tell you! The boys were mesmerized. It was a smash hit. I even enjoyed it myself. We almost left Owen at home but we could not find a babysitter. I am so glad that we didn't though as he was the most enthusiastic of them all!! He was yelling and clapping. He was even chummin' it up with the people around us, giving them high fives - I just don't know where he gets this social spirit from! :)
Even with ear plugs the boys still thought that it was a bit loud for them!
Okay, well, I think that this just about covers everything!! LOL! Oh wait, I almost forgot! We also went sledding at the beginning of January. The boys loved it. It was a first for little Owen. I think that these pictures pretty much sum it up!
We just could not get his little gloves to stay on . . . poor baby!