Last weekend the boys turned 5.5; now they are closer to 6 than to 5. Then we went shopping for a whole new fall wardrobe, because I discovered, as the weather turned cool, that they are way too tall for 75% of the clothing they currently owned. I keep getting surprised when I see them and register just how big they've gotten!
|Tired boys and their half-birthday cakes|
|posing at Old Navy|
|Blankie as cape, Angry Birds pajamas, and rain boots. Totally doing his own thing.|
|With his purple mustache|
|Asher pimpin' in his faux-fur vest|
Asher is definitely a manipulator- when we went shopping he started acting sad "because he wanted to be with Daddy," which I quickly figured out was a ploy to get a treat. I called him out on it he dropped the act pretty quickly. I don't like that I suspect my child of anything other good motives- but I don't always trust him! I just hope that we can teach him that even though he might WANT something, doesn't mean it is ok to do it or get it. Eric lost $10 in the house the other morning, and I'm still not sure that Asher didn't take it, even though he has proclaimed his innocence.
Our biggest problem with Asher is his pickiness around food. He's still focused on carbs and begins making choking/gagging sounds whenever fruit is in the same room. I have totally lost my patience for it and always point out that he's not pulling that nonsense when his classmate eats a piece of fruit in class.
He is also still a wonderful snuggler, loving and affectionate. He watches out for Charlotte- and I trust him to do it; to keep an eye on her if I run in the house to use the bathroom. He's big and strong- he seems to have had a growth spurt over the summer!
|Snuggling over the summer|