Wednesday, January 23, 2008

papa look.

ashlynn was ready. set. go. she took off on her bike with no training wheels. todd took them off and away she went... with help of course. jeremy didn't like that he had to keep his training wheels on. he actually tried to convince ash that she needed to put hers back on like his. it was such a hilarious conversation. the manipulation of a three year old is really surprising. they are ash just wanted her papa to watch her ride. she said we needed to show him how good she did. he was the first person she called. her papa.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

our adventures.

constantly searching. constantly seeking. constantly finding.

we have been on a mission every weekend since we moved up to slo to find a new family adventure. we have always been successful. it has been such an exciting time to see the looks on the kids faces when they get a break from the unpacking of boxes, putting away of toys, and finally just get to be a kid. this is ashlynn's favorite thus far. taking the journey up the coast to see the elephant seals. she is so passionate about animals, completely concerned about their needs and their wants. given the opportunity, i think she might choose the seals over us... okay, maybe not. her passion runs deep. it is one of the most encouraging things for me. when our adventure was over, ashlynn's response was, "when can we come back?"