Sunday, June 25, 2017

He can swim!

Ashton has finally learned to swim!  It started in May when we went camping with Aaron Michael.  Aaron taught him how to go underwater.  A few weeks ago he started doggy paddling and on father's day he swam for 11 seconds!  Go Ashton!  Now maybe we can give him swim lessons without him crying on side?  Do we dare go for bike riding with no training wheels this summer too???

Enjoying a the lake!

Friday, June 9, 2017

1st grader in the house!!!!

I can't believe it!  Ashton has completed kindergarten!  We made it!  The last few days he has had some bumps, but overall the last quarter has been a huge improvement!  He is a typical boy...all about poop and farting noises with his armpit!  The only thing missing is the burp!  I'm sure that will come!  Overall he's been super sweet at home, doing chores to "buy" a replacement kindle (he broke the other one).  I feel like these last day of school photographs capture little parts of his essence!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Chapter books

Our little guy has really gotten into chapter books!  Crazy for a newly minted 6 year old!  He got hooked at Christmas when we bought him a beginning chapter book about dogs.  Now all he wants us to read are chapter books!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Good reports

I was so pleased with the good report I received at school today for Ashton.  At this time we are still not sure if it's the medication or if Ashton has just decided to engage, but nonetheless, I thought he would have to have a behavior plan for the upcoming year, but when he was observed on multiple times by multiple people, they reported absolutely NO behaviors!  I am so incredibly thankful and shell shocked!  I do hope it continues into 1st grade!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Can you say obsessed?

Within the last year Ashton was introduced to Minecraft!  He is officially become obsessed.  He plays it whenever he can.  If left to his own devices he can play for hours!   He watches Stampy-Cat videos to learn and watch stampy cat play minecraft.  As a grown up I find this mind numbing, but he loves it.  He even writes letters to Stampy-Cat.  If he could only focus this great at school!

Letter to Stampy Cat

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Psalm 1:3

He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. (ESV)

Tonight at Awanna, Ashton's teacher Ms. Starr gave each of the children bible verses based on some element of their personalities.  She gave him Psalm 1:3 since he is named after a town of Ash trees and loves the outdoors.  This is my prayer for him!  That he will be a tree that yield fruit in its season and he will not wither!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

My baby is not a baby anymore!

He's 6 years old!  I can't believe it!  Where does the time go?  When asked what he wished for/hoped for in the upcoming year, he said "to spend lots of time in the woods!"  I love this boy so much!

I'm Six!