The story gets better too. After laying down the audio underneath the video, I asked Heather if she was embarrassed by what Ashlyn might look like in the video. And like the wonderful wife and mother she is, Heather proclaimed, "I couldn't be more proud." What a touching end to the story! Here's another clip of Ashlyn's dancing. I couldn't edit this one, so unfortunately the music in the background is Hillary Duff. I'm not sure where Heather got it from, but Ashlyn's cute! (excuse the mess of the place...)
Friday, November 30, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Here's some video clips from the beach excursion:
There is a new album on our shutterfly account if you wish to see our farmer tans....
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Even though it was Ashlyn's 2nd Halloween, it seemed more like the first being that she was only a month old last year. This one was definitely more fun. On Saturday, October 27, we went to our ward party. Ashlyn went as a Leopard. Her costume is size 6-12 months, and it is still too big. Poor kid.
At the party she got a few pieces of candy and was done. She just wanted to play with her pumpkin tote the rest of the night.
I think she held on to this crunch bar the whole time...until she got an almond joy. She must like the color blue.
After we got home, her fascination with the bucket continued. Thank you, Wal-Mart.
She found a Tootsie Roll! What a lucky girl.
On the actual day of Halloween, I put her hair in pig-tails. She didn't even cry while I did it, which is a small miracle. She just sat and giggled at some cartoons. Yay cable!
However, she took them out about 7 seconds later, and I think she was pretty proud of herself. Look at her - pure joy. The little stinker.
Jason was SO excited to go, even if it was raining. We went to about 5 houses, and called it a night. She even got some cookies that she was actually allowed to eat. Don't worry about the rest of the treats though, her parents took care of those...
Sunday, November 04, 2007
From back to front: Staci, Kira, the top of Spencer's head, Brinley, Ashlyn, Ryan, Caitlyn, Andrew. Ryan looks like he is doing the chicken dance.
Andrew enjoying the view from Grandma's shoulder
Caitlyn and Ashlyn feeding the goats
Guess how much that pumpkin in the bottom right corner costs....80 dollars! Who would pay that much for a vegetable? It took a good picture at least.
Little Andrew amongst the pricey pumpkins. What a cutie!
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Ashlyn thoroughly enjoyed her cake. She especially liked getting it everywhere except her mouth. Unfortunately we had already packed her high chair, so I was the one lucky enough to get to hold her on my lap for the festivities. Yuck!
The best part was when she opened her present. She didn't quite know what to do, but once she figured it out she loved it! Thanks Brittany!
After we left Grand Junction, we drove as far as St. George where we met up with some old friends. Ben is Jason's old roomie from Liberty Square, and Jena is his wife. They were nice enough to let is stay with them and even take us to Texas Roadhouse!
Ashlyn loved my mashed potatoes and gravy. Don't worry, she helped herself to as much as she liked. What a mess!
Once we were safely in Yucaipa, we had another birthday party for Ashlyn with more family and friends. Ashlyn had a great time playing with all the kids, and opening more presents. What a lucky girl!
My mom planned the party to be Hawaiian themed, so I thought only a Hula Girl cake would do, and I made this myself!
Ashlyn sharing her cake with her daddy
Brinley just chillin by the fire pit
Kira wearing Staci's clothes...as usual
Ashlyn with "Grandma Penny"
Cousins waiting to give Ashlyn her presents: Victoria, Caitlyn, Brinley, Sarah, and Kate.
Ashlyn is all set for the beach with her sweet sunglasses
All in all it was a fun birthday. Too bad she probably won't remember any of it. I guess that's why we take pictures! Speaking of pictures, we have a new link on the side bar to get to new photo albums since imagestation is going down soon! :(
Phew! I have officially completed my first post ever. I may even do it again sometime. No promises though...