Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ashton's first "class"

Ashton has a couple things going for him!  First he is "big" for his age.  At 2.5 he rivals some 4 and 5 year olds.  When people ask how old he is and find out he is only 2.5, they can't believe it!  Secondly, he has a big sister who is 5 years older than him, so of course he always wants to do what she is doing.

So of course for months now Lily has been swimming at a new swim school in Frederick.  Ashton's best buddy Michael, who although is the nearly the same size as Ashton, he is nearly 2.5-3 years older than Michael, has also been taking classes at the same place.  So of course...what does Ashton want to do.....go to the pool like his big sister and Michael!

So we took the plunge...plunked down $100 for Ashton to take his first official "swim class" independently!  Surprisingly he did very well!  I felt bad for the teacher, she was new and had 4 young boys.  One who cried the entire time, another one who didn't listen at all, and Ashton and Michael who just wanted to play a lot!  Hopefully the teacher will have learned a little this week during and her training and hopefully this week she will run the show!  Needless to say it was really fun to see Ashton be so independent!

The funny things Ashton says

Ashton's vocabulary is incredible.  I love listening to him talk.  Today while I was peeling his orange, he tells me he is going to bring a chair over so he can "supervise" me.

While giving him baby cosquillas  (tickle scratches), he says, "mommy why are your claws so sharp?"

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sleep over at Abuelita's

Well Ashton had his first official sleep over at Abuelita's!  From the look of the pictures I think it was a hit!  From Abuelita's post of facebook, I think she is worn out and will need several days recovery time!