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the Hulk!!

**Halloween Preview**

Asher will be the Hulk for Halloween!  His costume comes with a mask, but I think for trick or treating, to be safe, we will go without.  I found this Jake and the Neverland Pirate wig that looks pretty cool with it!
(I realize his Hulk hands are upside down-oops!)


knocked out!

Boys will be boys, and Asher proved that on Monday afternoon.

I was inside the house helping my girls with their homework, and Asher was in the backyard playing with a friend.  Unbeknownst to me, Asher was being naughty, and was playing on a backyard toy the wrong way.  He fell off, and must of landed mouth first on our cement patio.  He opens the back door crying, and blood was pouring from his mouth.  (I still have bloody fingerprints on my back door.)  Both my girls immediately start screaming, and I run to him, and lay him on the floor.  As I’m trying to assess the situation, (I know the mouth bleeds more than normal, so I’m trying not to freak out), I notice he is missing his top front tooth!!!!  Rilyn wants to call 911, and I tell her “no”.  So she asked to call daddy.  James said hearing that call from Rilyn flipped him out, because all he could hear was Rilyn screaming and mumbling, and he was wondering why I wasn’t calling him.  James then calls our neighbors, and the husband comes over to help me and have the girls walk over to their house.  I now don’t know if Asher swallowed his tooth, so I ask Rilyn to look for his tooth in the backyard and, praise the Lord, she found this:

Asher’s top front tooth, age 4 years 5 months

I called the emergency hotline at my pediatrician’s office, and thank goodness, they told me to call my dentist. (It’s hard to think clear in these situations!) It was 4:10, and my dentist office was about to close, (and they are 20 minutes away). I called, (in tears), and they said do not wash off the tooth, put his tooth in milk, and have him spit some of his saliva in the container. If I could get there right away, they might be able to save the tooth! (They said they have an hour time limit from the time the tooth comes out to put it back in.) My neighbor drove me right to the edge of the neighborhood when we saw James driving into the neighborhood!
We quickly jumped in James’ car, and took off! Asher fell asleep in the car, (probably from all the crying) and I was trying to keep him awake in fear he had a concussion. When we got to the dentist, (who stayed late for us), she had to put his mouth to sleep which meant a big long needle. I hate having to hold my son down while he is thrashing around in so much pain already. It’s the worst. And I could only pray, take his pain away. The dentist literally shoved his tooth back in and bonded it with two other teeth to stay in. It was a mess since his gums and lips were so torn up from the fall. We told Asher for being so strong and courageous at the dentist we would get him a new toy and ice cream. He was so traumatized from the whole afternoon though, that he just wanted to go home after the dentist. 😦
The dentist said he needs to eat only soft foods for 3 months!! We go back to the dentist in a week to see if the tooth bonded to the bone and praying no infections will incur this week from all the trauma. If the tooth doesn’t “take”, she will have to take it out, and put a fake tooth in to keep the spacing right in his mouth since he won’t be losing teeth at least for another year. We will also see if any teeth died, and if there will be any damage to his future permanent teeth.
For now, I am cutting up his soft food into little bites, and Asher asked me if he was a baby again. 🙂 Here is my little man, with the cutest fat lip I’ve ever seen! 😉

The girls have been super sweet to their little brother and showing much compassion. Ella proclaimed that Monday was the worst day of her life, and prayed that God would make her forget about the whole day. (It was pretty intense to see Asher bleeding like that.) Rilyn has written Asher sweet notes that I read to him, and a friend came over yesterday to deliver a card and a new car. His cousin is bringing him a smoothie today. He is feeling the love, and I’m thankful that the accident was what it was, and not more serious.



Asher has a thing for water in his face…he LOVES it!!

I think I’ll stand right here…
so I can get dumped on!!!!

And just for fun-grandma bought Asher and cousin Caden matching Jake costumes from Jake and the Neverland Pirates show. Cousin Caden’s birthday is coming up, and his party theme is from that show…grandma just couldn’t resist. Personally, I couldn’t even tell if that was a wig Asher was wearing! 😉



May is the busiest month of the year for our family by far!  With my birthday, mother’s day, both our moms’ birthdays, end of school activities, dance recitals, etc. we have our heads spinning!  Here is a quick update of our May (so far) in pictures:

Asher and I went out on our first date together to Chick-fil-A’s Mother Son Date Knight.  The restaurant went all out in the medieval theme, and they even had questions at every table for things to talk about with your son.  One question I asked him was, “How can you protect me Asher?”  Asher told me he will protect me from cars.  😉

first date
Asher being knighted by a 6’5″ cow
there were bounce houses in the parking lot!

For my birthday and Mother’s Day, James let me have a relaxful weekend, and took the kids for the weekend to Fort Worth/Dallas.  They spent time with family, and the kids went on their first camping trip! More pictures to come later, but for now:

James, the kids, wtih their aunt, future uncle, and Oma

On Mother’s Day, we met back up in Temple at my parents house, and the kids went swimming and had a barbeque. The water was still a little cold I guess!

Rilyn jumping in for the first time!  (I think I put the sunscreen on too heavy on her face!)
Asher was NOT HAPPY with the water temp.!

After they got used to it, they started smiling again!

Ella has a rule:  having no goggles means she uses floaties!
jumping for joy
She found some goggles!
my almost 8 year old!


On every child’s birthday, I go to Picture People to get their portraits done.  Nowadays, it seems really silly, because I actually have a nicer camera than Picture People!  But the OCD in me needs to have all the pictures “matching” because I hang them chronologically starting at age 1 on the wall going up the stairs.

I come about this part of my OCD honestly, as this is what my mom did on a wall in our house growing up. Except they weren’t clean white backgrounds-they were the lovely JCPenney fake trees and flower backgrounds and I was wearing floppy hats and big bows!  🙂
Here is Asher’s 4 year portraits!

love the pose!

And just for fun…school portraits aren’t what they used to be! I love how my girls are lounging on some “stones”!


chuck e cheese!

For dinner on Asher’s birthday, he got to invite one friend to Chuck E Cheese!  Ella was so sweet to Asher and pressed the pedal for him on the “big boy” racing game that he really wanted to play!

I think Ella started getting claustrophobic down there, because then she started doing it this way!

poor Ella, she could hardly reach the pedal either!
Asher made these faces during each game he played!
still into making faces
Cheers to Asher’s 4th!  (I love how Ella is video taping it for daddy to watch later!)
Caden and Asher-bffs


Asher, four years ago today, you took your sweet time to enter the world.  On mommy’s schedule, you were supposed to arrive around 3 or 4 p.m. like your sisters, who were also induced.  But not you.  You held out until almost 9 p.m.  Those 5 extra hours seemed like eternity because I wanted to meet my first son!  When I held you in my arms I thought, “I actually have a little BOY!”  I dreamed of football, playing trucks, and getting really dirty.

In these four precious years, you have still proven yourself to take your sweet time on things.  Whether that be taking a bottle (11 months old) or potty training (3 1/2) or eating dinner, or learning to buckle your seat belt (still working on!).  You are not motivated by competition, (something your dad and I scratch our heads on!) and so we still are trying to figure out the best way to motivate you.   You are smart, knowing all your letters, upper and lower case, and most sounds by 3 1/2.  (I have educational cartoons to thank for that!)  😉  Your love for cars is pretty intense.  Another area daddy and I don’t know where it came from!  But daddy is ready when you are to take you to your first Formula 1 race!  When we are in a parking lot, and you see a “race car” you ask me if you can “look at the back” and you walk around the car and ooooo and ahhhh at the spoiler or racing stripe.  You are particular, insisting to sleep with the same baby board book on the right side of your bed for the past year.  And you need exactly two cars on either side of the board book.  🙂  It’s hard for mommy to stop “babying” you because you are my baby!  But when I think of the girls being four years old, I remember thinking how “old” they were.  Perception is a funny thing.    You LOVE to cuddle with me, and for me to sing to you each night before bed, and you always tell me “I love you” and how I look like a princess.  No doubt you will follow in your daddy’s footsteps, and be very romantic to your wife one day.   You love to laugh and make others laugh (usually by pretending to burp or toot!)  When you are around your friends, and especially your cousin, your naughty level goes up a few notches!  😉  I can’t wait to see what God has in store for you, my little man!  We love you!!

birthday morning donut!
Buster busting through!
Happy Birthday!
birthday breakfast!

Party day!!

After Asher’s soccer game, in which he scored twice-yay!, his Oma and Papaw gave them their gift, a Radio Flyer – Flyer 500!  I think he liked it, what do you think?


You can also use it as a racing ramp for his cars. Perfect!

Finally, it was time for Asher’s party!! We had it at a local bounce house, and really you can’t go wrong with having a little boy’s party at a bounce house! Asher played his heart out with his 20 closest friends!

another wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee! (lots of wheeeeeeeeees on Saturday!)

They had this slide there that was as tall as a two story house!

climbing up the two story slide is hard work!

A slide like that can cause some issues going down…

and they all came tumbling down!

I loved seeing the joy in Asher’s face during the whole party! It makes all the stress of party planning worth it!!

Asher and his cousin

A bunch of spidermans!

Kian, Asher, Caden, and Caden

There were many dog piles at the end of the slides in which they purposely did…(learning that this is “normal” boy behavior!)

Asher has lots of big boy friends too, and one who has a very tender heart, came up to Asher during the party and gave him an unsolicited hug. Love!!

This place had a block room too, which Asher enjoyed knocking the towers over (and having them fall down on him too)!
this might hurt!

We had a soccer themed party and my best friend, Jen, made these cute soccer ball cupcakes for Asher!

she used 100 calorie Oreo thins on the cupcakes
Happy Birthday to you!
note to self:  always get these for parties, they were a HIT!

The party favors were sweat bands for the boys. I realized I should of passed them out at the beginning of the party versus the end, because everyone was so sweaty from playing! 😉

When we got home Asher got to open all his presents!  The big gift for him this year was Legos!  We now have Legos in the Paquette house!!  Entering a new stage…

Thanks to all the family and friends that came to celebrate our special four year old!

grandma with Asher

sisters’ love

Asher celebrated his fourth birthday today.  His actual birthday is Tuesday, but his party day was today!  Rilyn and Ella were so sweet to him this morning.  Before his soccer game, they made a treasure hunt and the last clue led him to this homemade gas station/car track that apparently they have been working on secretly all week after we put them to bed.  They said they’ve been hiding it in their closet.  I can’t get upset at them for wanting to give something to their brother that truly was from their hearts! I love how the cars are made from toilet paper rolls!

of course Asher had to add a “real car” to the track!  He didn’t quite get the “homemade” cars!  🙂

After that, Rilyn led him outside to show him his big present…his first bike!

I love this picture because I don’t take too many pictures that capture the love that Rilyn and Ella have for Asher.

loving hands
I’ll help you
not quite sure…

spring break!

Spring break is officially half way over!

On Friday I left for my mom’s house for a mother/daughters weekend!  We shopped, ate bad for you but yummy food, and got shellac manicures (I’m officially always getting this at salons from now on!)

my sister, mom, and me!  (cell phone pic)

The kids came on Sunday afternoon and had a great time at grandma’s house! The girls were pampered…

in grandma’s jacuzzi tub!
gotta make the bubble beard!

Cousin Caden came too, and the boys together, as always, enjoyed each others company!

watching grandpa’s fish!

And the boys had the best time in their underoos and socks! It was so cute to watch them strut their stuff! Here is Asher showing Caden his muscles!

And here is Caden showing Asher his tummy! I love Asher’s face, he seriously looks impressed (as he should be!) 😉

And then the boys really partied it up like rock stars when they took the Step 2 Up & Down Roller Coaster out, and used it for “human bowling”!

My photography business!

August 2020