Wednesday, November 26, 2008

One more...



Couldn't resist posting this sweet little shot of Ash and his Aunt Liz.
What a lucky little boy!!!

I do, however, worry that he will have a hard time finding a wife some day because his standard will be so high for beautiful women...there are way too many in his family alone! Not to mention in our small group at church. Yowza!

photo shoot

Check out a few pics of Ash at www.PonderPhotography.net (sorry folks for the type-o!)
Go to clients, the password is ASHER.

Christina takes amazing photos for any one looking for a photographer in the DFW area!

Halloween Haters


Distractions from Aunt Kiki were a must.



And this is what we get for buying a costume on October 1st...
a baby that has outgrown it by 3 inches!!!

Asher was a dragon for Halloween.
For all of 30 seconds.

1st Birthday

As many of you know, our little boy is one year old. His birthday came and went like a flash on November 6th. I was home with him that day, I just couldn't stop holding and kissing and doting on him, knowing that a year ago to the date I held him in my arms for the first time. We had a small family get together in Austin to honor his special day.



He really didn't get as messy with the cupcake as I had expected (hoped), but no worries, he's messy with everything else. There is something magical in a way with a first birthday, there's so much to remember from that first day with your little one. The first time they fall asleep in your arms, the first time nursing that precious little bundle, calming your angel for the first time and feeling so empowered and important in doing so. And then the days pass, and it just keeps getting better and better. The challenges are always there, they just change, are different, always keeping you prepared for something new up ahead. Remembering that first smile, the first giggle, that early, awkward crawling and now the early, awkward walking. I'm loving every minute of being a mom, I will keep praying to be a mom that my son will be proud of, that he will want to introduce to his friends, that he respects and honors because if I can be that, I think he will understand how to view God in those ways too. Happy Birthday BaBoo.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

firsts


First Oktoburfest.
Thanks for nothing Southlake Town Center.
(They didn't even have German beer!!!)


First cartoon viewing.
Everyone was intrigued.


First McDonald's french fry.
Unfortunately, he was luvin' it.

two things

Crackin' up before 730A this morning.

#1-40ish man running in the neighborhood.
Shiny blue spandex from head to toe.
Head band.
YES.

#2-Gentleman at the gym working out with personal trainer.
Running laps down the hall.
Gets to the end, turns around, lifts left leg, proceeds to
VICIOUSLY rip one.
THEN notices me standing there.
Runs away.

Life is goooooood.

Monday, November 10, 2008

holding hands



A sweet little video of some of Asher's first (aided) steps.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Circus

So, once again please forgive me for having no idea how to flip this video. You may also need to brighten your screen to see it.

With out further ado, Asher's first circus experience, here he is watching the elephants.

video

Happy Birthday Baby

It's been awhile, I promise I'll be better.

Yesterday Asher turned 1, I can't believe it. So much has changed in the last year, but sadly so much is still the same. I think I have this passion living deep inside me to change the world some how, I have this list of good intentions, but some how I manage to never follow through. Know that in writing this, I am not doing so out of woe or in some act of searching for sympathy; I am realizing more every year how much there is to do in the world and I need to start doing it.

Ghandi said "You must be the change you want to see in the world." We, the Daniels family, are making very small steps toward this, but we ARE moving forward. I hope that a year from now you will read this and know that at some point in our journey we let go of our comfort and just leapt. I'm still waiting to find out the direction, the mode, the means in which we are meant to move.

I know most of you probably come here for updates and pictures of Asher more so than my random rantings, and I have tons to share. I will try to post a little every week or every few days to get you all caught up, he's doing so much now, he's such a precious joy in all his capriciousness. He is a very passionate child and not shy about showing it. I hope he never loses that.