Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Carters in the Capitol

Visiting D.C. was a huge thrill for me. I'm not much into politics, but there is something so overwhelming and wonderful about being in a city so saturated in history. I loved every minute of our whirlwind trip.  We only had a few days of sightseeing, but even with two little ones managed to see quite a bit of the city and it's accolades.
We spent our first day in Arlington National Cemetery. It was such a sobering and beautiful reminder of the cost of freedom.

We devoted our last morning to touring as much of the mall as possible.  The previous two days we were able to see a couple of the museums and the National Zoo. 
The White House, Lincoln Memorial, and  World War II Memorial were just a few of the sights we were able to see! I think this was my favorite morning!

Picnicking at the World War II memorial 

These boys were champs. We had a few meltdowns toward the end of our stay, and lots of catching up on rest to do when we got home, but they kept up with their very eager and perhaps overly ambitious parents so, so well!

asher: 9 months

Mama is playing a little catch up with these monthly photos! 
Month 9 came and went just as quickly as the changing leaves of fall.

This month you had a couple of exciting firsts...
You took your first trip to Washington, D.C. and handled all of the sightseeing like a champ!
You also started waving...it may have started as an attempt to clap, but you were only managing one hand at a time.  It looked like a wave, so your daddy & I went with it &have been working on your greeting skills this month:) You have always been a friendly little fellow. Mama & daddy can't get enough & I think you're pretty pleased with yourself too.
You love to blow raspberries, have tickle sessions with mama & practice all your "ba's" "ma's" "da's", etc..
You are also enjoying banging objects on other objects or banging your hands on the high chair to tell mama that you want MORE!
You are not too keen on diaper changes or being forced to stop moving for any reason.  That really grinds your grits. You've got places to be.  Things to bang on.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

asher: 8 months

3 weeks ago my happy little man turned 8 months old and my have things changed!
You have been cruising around like crazy this month, pulling up on anything (or anyone, for that matter) you can find. 
You are no longer just army crawling, but traditionally crawling as well.  Although, when you really want to move you still hunker down and slide along on your belly.  I love that little crawl!
You can let out quite the scream when you want to...I think it's usually an attention grabber as you are trying to communicate more and more with us.
You have added "dada" to your vocabulary and sometimes look at Bob or a ball and say "ba".
You love mama, but no one can light up your face with that sweet dimply smile quite like your daddy.  You are over the moon for him. 
You seem to be taking after your brother in your love for food.  Bananas are your absolute favorite, but you have also ventured into Chinese, curries, and so much more. I don't think you've tasted a food you haven't liked yet!
 We are loving watching your personality blossom & your ability to maneuver grow.
I am going to miss these baby days, but am excited to see you grow and change!