Monday, August 19, 2013

Big boy bed!

Ashton is getting so big.  Daddy decided that it was time for Ashton to move into his toddler bed, even though mama wasn't quite ready emotionally!  Anyway Ashton did fairly well the first night!  Mama was awake many times because I heard him kicking on the wall, but I think daddy remedied that for this evening!  Ashton really seems to like it!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Summer fun

Ashton has officially become my little side kick.  We have spent the last 4 weeks together, 24/7.  I think mama is going to have to serious separation anxiety next week when everyone returns to routine.  We spent 3 of the last 4 weeks going to different beaches.  The first trip was to the Outer Banks with our friends the Cagles.  Surprisingly, Ashton intially was not a big fan of the beach or the ocean.  The first few days he was terrified of the water and wouldn't come within feet of it and instead of playing in the sand, he would through himself down on his back in a temper tantrum. 

The 2nd and 3rd trips were much better and he had a lot more fun!!!!!  Our second trip was to Bethany beach with our friends the Bests and Helmicks.  The Bests adopted Ashton's 1/2 sister Ariana, and the Helmicks have 4 year old Micheal whom they adopted from foster care.  Even though Micheal is 4 years old, he and Ashton were like two peas in a pod!  They even called themselves twins:)  They had a blast together!  Ashton lost his fear of the water and of course loved the sand this time!
While at Bethany we also went to Rehobeth, where we went to funland!  For the first time Ashton really enjoyed the rides.  He actually asked to go on them!  He loved driving the boats, planes, helicopters, and vehicles.
Sadly while in Bethany Ashton lost his beloved blue he has taken to sleeping with his green blanket with brown polka dots and various toys such as trucks and boats.

Simultaneously along with the loss of blue, Ashton began to stutter significantly.  I am not sure if the two are related or if it was just coincidence.  Anyway everyone I talk with has mentioned that this is very developmentally appropriate.  Apparently he is developing so rapidly  in his brain, he can't keep up!    
For our last trip we went to Ocean City with Abuelita.  It was good time for Abuelita to spend time with Ashton, since she really hasn't had much of a chance.  We had a great time!

Now next week it is back to reality!  But I am thankful I will be able to be home at least one day a week with Ashton!