Asher is 7 months

It feels like covid has sped up life, but at the same time slowed it down to a stand still. Everything is just rushing by and somehow Ashie has been here for 7 months, its even crazier to think we’ve been in Poland for 3 years.

Life with two kids is crazy, but boy do I love it, its nice to have a lively living space even when it’s two kids crying at the same time. They seem to egg each other on when it comes to crying, but when they laugh it’s a beautiful belly laugh all through the house.

Asher is our crazy little guy, he’s so sweet and intense all at the same time, he sleeps well in the evening takes his naps, eats everything, but he will try to rip your hair and face off while biting your nose with his 3 and a half teeth.

At 7 months Asher is :

  • crawling and getting into everything.
  • Pulling everyone’s hair in a ferocious way, so much that Arren is often crying.
  • Drooling on everything, making Arren get a towel to dry his belongings.
  • Pulling himself up to stand so he can really get into everything.
  • Perfecting his pincher technique just so he can zoom in on a tiny piece of paper from across the room, crawl to it and gently like a gentlemen pick it up to put in his mouth.
  • smiles and laughs at everything. except for the car seat
  • cries when he has to go in the car seat.
  • loves to share his food, but is unwilling to share his broccoli, broccoli is his favorite food.
  • makes every diaper change a pain because he crawls away.

I sure make strong willed, cute children.

Christmas 2020

Christmas 2020 was one of the best christmases weve had as a family. It was simple, low stress and filled with so much joy.

1 Month with Asher Naoki

One moth with baby Asher sure has flown by, but really this entire Covid year has felt extra fast. Life feels chaotic and crazy right now regardless of having a newborn baby in the mix, Asher just made the last bit of the year sweet and cute.

an instant of life captured for eternity

^^ Arren eating corn for the first time.  loved it!

^^ We’ve been playing around in the garden a lot these days.  The drought has made it really unpleasant to be outside, the grass is like little daggers on your feet and the death of the garden is quite sad, but Arren loves running after this random cat, playing in the dirt and going flying with his papa.

^^ Roses for valentines day.    There is just something about having fresh flowers in the house.  It brightens the whole house up.

^^ Arren….the really ugly eater.

^^ He’s started feeding himself with his spoon, and boy, is it messy.  He’s really great at dipping the spoon and getting it in his mouth, but it’s the getting out of the bowl that’s the problem.  He just flings his food out of his bowl.

^^ This guy is brutal.  Every time he sees me about to do a crunch, he decides it’s time to take a ride on mama.

^^ Or just be all up in my grill.  Having a toddler, means having NO personal space.  Man, I miss personal space.

^^  While I cook dinner.  Arren makes a mess.  He loves putting the caps on the zari grape juice bottles, shaking his pasta container, putting a lid on that pan, and wondering why I’m not opening his hey baby crackers.

^^ throwing out my parsley, and trying to put it back in.

^^ just woken up and feeling cute.

 

I haven’t done one of these life update post in so looong.  Life really has gotten away from me, having a toddler, that sprinst around the house, has me exhausted most days, but life here has been good.  We are in the process of getting ready to travel! My biggest concern is surviving a long haul flight, with a toddler that will sleep amazingly and his parents that just won’t be able to sleep in the upright position.  Even on the worst days of teething  I’m able to get some sleep, but running on no sleep and having an active toddler seems like hell.  I’m thinking about trying to get one of our tickets upgraded to business class, so at least one of us would be able to baby rear.  We will bet getting a 15 hour flight overnight which will be perfect for Arren, he will sleep like a dream, and then we will be flying again over his nap time, obviously we will have one very well rested baby.

Do you have any tips for surviving long hauls with a toddler?