Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Luke's Teeth

Luke is almost 9 months old and doesn't have a tooth in his head.

But, he wishes he does...

This morning, Asher and I were brushing our teeth, and Luke started screaming and crying. I couldn't figure out what was wrong, so to keep him occupied, I gave him an extra toothbrush. He quieted right down. I guess he wants to get a jump start on tooth decay.

My mom says that Luke has realized that you have to earn teeth. If you can't prove that you can take care of them, you don't get any.

He's also decided that he's done with baby food. I guess if you're old enough to brush your teeth, er, gums, you don't have to eat baby food.

This means that while I try to cut up our dinner into small enough bites, there's often a lot of choking and gagging, and well, sometimes, some throw-up due to my inability to get every bite small enough.

I keep looking for those teeth, but since I'm nursing, I'm not all that sad that they haven't come yet.

And, if any of my students have found this blog, please note that this is not an APA style college-level paper. So, it's ok that I'm using 2nd person and contractions all over the place.

Asher Hearts Tom Train

Asher loves Thomas the Tank Engine, or as he's known around these parts, "Tom Train."

We went to the railroad park for a fun family party on Saturday. Asher screamed and yelled until he got to ride "Tom Train."

And, then, he screamed and yelled as we carried him to the car. Charming...

Fortunately, my cousin got a picture of Asher on the train, and emailed it to us (thanks, Ale!). Every day, Asher will run to my computer and say, "Mom, watch Asher train."

Then, he'll look at the picture of him on the train in silence for a solid five minutes. Remembering those good times, long, long ago...

It's strang to see how Tom Train has permeated every corner of this house. Right now, Asher is wearing Tom Train pajamas, holding a Tom Train, and watching a Tom Train DVD.

We made a deal that he had to have a bath before watching Tom Train tonight (and in case you're wondering, yes, we washed him with Tom Train soap). For the first time ever, Asher handed Nate the washcloth and said, "Dad, go faster."

Friday, November 2, 2007

Happy Halloween (or the night our camera gave up the ghost)

This is the only picture we have of Luke and Asher in costume together (and this is the only picture we have of Luke as a hot dog). After this picture, our camera died.

Fortunately, my sister, Rachel, sent us a picture of Asher (aka Woody) and Evan (aka Buzz), so you can the theme we had going. Unfortunately, we couldn't find a costume for Luke that worked. Nate suggested Luke go as Jessie (the cowgirl from Toy Story 2), but Disney doesn't make a costume that little and well, Luke is a boy.

Yesterday, I thought, "Oh, he could have gone as the silly dinosaur." 1 day too late. Sigh...

Still, I think Luke makes a cute, if slightly traumatized, hot dog.