Monday, October 3, 2011

Birthday Weekend

My Ashie is 4 years old. After having 3 kids now, I become more and more amazed at the differences in their personalities. Holden was an only child for 2 1/2 years before Luc came along. And then it was just the two of them for 2 1/2 more years. Asher was born into a family of 4 as the little one. And it's so interesting to see how his personality is made up of qualities I saw in him even as a newborn, and being a product of 2 older brothers. He was named Ash after Bill's favorite series of movies 2nd to Star Wars (Luc's namesake) - Evil Dead and Army of Darkness. The main character is Ash and there is a scene that makes me think of Asher all the time. It's Ash fighting a Bad version of himself. This is SO our Ash. I feel like there is always a conflict going on inside of him to decide whether to do something mischievous or be sweet. What usually happens is he does the mischievous thing and then hugs me and says I love you hoping I don't get mad.

We bought annual passports to Disneyland. Individual tickets are $80 each and that's only for one park = a total of $400 for all 5 of us for just one day. Crazy! We live an hour away, the boys get out of school every Friday at 1pm and Bill is off that day. So we decided we'd just get the passes for SoCal residents and go on these days, or another day that the boys are off school. I paid $400 on Friday and I'll pay $50 a month over the next year which is such a better deal! The boys want to go again this Friday so why not? 

For his birthday Ash only asked for two things - a racing thing and a nerf gun with darts. We moved Luc into a bedroom with Holden, and now Ash has his own room. So we set it all up for them last night. And he has his racing thing mounted on the wall. If any of you know a kid who likes cars, this thing is awesome! It stays on the wall so it's out of the way. No clean up, only set up one time and it's really easy. You can't break it. It pops back in place so easy and they can do it themselves. It is so cool.

Sunday we're going to Marianne's for Isaac and Chloe's birthday party! Then next week we leave for Kansas City for Vann's wedding! And Halloween is around the corner! Seriously October is the funnest month of the year! (This paragraph is full of exclamation points.)