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08
Apr
09

an easter story

Poor Asher.   Mommy is at it again.

From April 2009

Oh well, it could be worse.

taken from  the movie, “A Christmas Story”

I have been challenged this year to look for ways to make the true significance of Easter a reality to my children. *Believe it or not, bunnies can be used to bring a greater understanding of the message of Easter.
Use a stuffed bunny rabbit to teach some of the characteristics of Jesus that we should all try to have.
Real Easter bunnies:
are white as snow because Jesus takes all sin away (Isaiah 1:18b)
are gentle, kind-hearted and forgiving (Eph. 4:32)
have big ears that are quick to listen (James 1:19)
have big eyes to look carefully and choose what is good (1 Thes. 5:21)
have no voice for complaining or arguing (Phil. 2:13)
are quiet in prayer, but hop with thanksgiving and rejoicing (1 Thes. 5:21)
have big feet to go tell others about Jesus so they can be like Easter bunnies, too (Matthew 28:19-20)
eat what is healthy by filling up on God’s word every day (Psalm 119:11)

*this article from Focus on the Family
04
Apr
09

spring in texas

Here’s our second attempt at pictures in the bluebonnets.  Asher decided to eat the flowers this time.

From April 2009
Daddy to the rescue!                            From April 2009
From April 2009
From April 2009
From April 2009
From April 2009
From April 2009
From April 2009
04
Apr
09

asher’s got the bunny blues

From April 2009

And apparently, the bunny’s boogers too.

From April 2009
29
Mar
09

It’s time for the radio!

Well according to Ella. Other people call it the rodeo, but close enough. Who doesn’t love turkey legs, corn dogs, funnel cakes, pony rides, pig races, and carnival rides (all extremely over-priced I might add.)?  Maybe one day we will actually watch the rodeo, but for now, the girls were happy enough with the ‘carerris wheel’ as Rilyn calls it (she confuses carousel and ferris wheel, but I imagine in Hollywood this would be a very acceptable term, right Bragelina?)

From March 2009
From March 2009
I see James and Ella!               From March 2009
From March 2009
From March 2009
From March 2009
This was on a fun house where the floor slid back and forth.
24
Mar
09

in honor of the rodeo

Asher is 11 months old today!  Poor Asher has a mommy who makes him take nude pictures.  She believes in calling them ‘artistic’ rather than ’embarrassing.’  She hopes you agree.

From March 2009
From March 2009
Do boys just naturally know this ‘pose’?Pretty sure he was really peeing in this one.

When I took off his boots, they were all wet!

From March 2009

From March 2009

Asher just learned how to pat-a-cake thanks to Grandma. He is still not walking, but hopefully he will soon, because mommy is tired of his little knees getting rug burns!

17
Mar
09

Wear your green

almost 11 months              From March 2009
Rilyn, Anna Richardson, Ella, and Cole Richardson-St. Patricks Day      From March 2007

No particular reason for this pic-just too cute not to share

From March 2009

Happy St. Patricks Day! 😉

24
Feb
09

double digits

Today, Asher hit the double digit month-10.  It’s a pretty big milestone considering he will be double digit months old until he is almost 8 1/2 years.  (Yes, I know I think of weird things.)  Anyway, still no walking, but his cruising is getting faster and faster, so we’ll see.  Right now he is starting to show his temper.  If I even get near the back door, he starts kicking his legs and whining because he wants to go outside and swing.  And when we take him out of the swing, he starts crying.  So mommy has left him in the swing in the backyard (with the girls) while I cook dinner.  Rilyn may push him once in awhile, (God help him if Ella gets a push!), but generally he just hangs there looking around-it’s a great babysitter and he is safely locked in!  Love it!

From February 2009
From February 2009

**The tongue thing must be genetic because all of my kids did this as babies!

From October 2006

Ella-10 months old

From April 2005

Rilyn-10 months old

14
Feb
09

Happy Heart Day!

From February 2009

 

From February 2009
From February 2009

From February 2009
From February 2009
24
Jan
09

watch out General Hospital

Dr. Asher Paquette is ready to operate!  Here he is with his personalized scrubs on that Grandma got him for Christmas (now he can look like Grandpa).  I had to take these pictures of him today because he is nine months old now!  He is a total crawler and loves to pull up on anything.  He’s pretty content as long as mommy is around, but he does love a good wrestling match with daddy!  We love our buster!

From January 2009

Here he is at his operating table.

From January 2009

Open wide and say, “Ahhhh”

From January 2009

These things feel funny!

From January 2009

Surgery is messy. (As evidence by my scrubs and chin)

05
Jan
09

fhree

Our Ella Bella is “fhree years old” today.  She is our funny girl, carefree, and loves to cuddle.  She needs control though, and cross her path, she will let you know!  Life without Ella would just be boring!  If there is a hazardous thing in a 20 foot vicinity she will find it and either trip on it or run into it causing another bruise and a good screaming/crying fit.  She’s always good for a few stains on her clothes every day.  She loves to sing, to draw, and to run in circles till she gets dizzy and falls.  She is a girly girl and loves to play dress up and now plays Barbie with Rilyn.   Here are her three year portraits we got done today.

From January 2009
From January 2009
From January 2009

I’ll leave you with an “Ellaism”:
(Ella still REFUSES to poop in the potty-part of her control issues)
After Ella poops in her pull up she looks at James and says, “I made a snowman in my pull up.”
(If you don’t get this then you haven’t had a child who is constipated before.) 😉




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