Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summertime Fun!

We celebrated Father's Day this past Sunday. Marty scored with a new weed-eater and the cd "Kidz Bop 19." He has been wanting that cd for several months now. Funny, I know. 

Jacob and Ben made a Father's Day message out of drinking straws in the basement family room. Thanks to their cousin Jordan for helping them out.

I am so proud of my hubby Marty. He saw a "Kid's Car Wash" on one of his friend's blogs, and decided that we would make one for our kids. I was a tad skeptical at first since neither one of us is very handy. I am quite impressed with the finished product. It only took about one hour to complete. And guess what! No wire coat hangers were necessary. (That's a family inside joke). As you will see in the following pictures, it's a hit. The kids get to ride their bikes and scooters through the car wash. I wish I had one of these when I was a little kid. How fun!


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Last Post

I've finally decided that I am not going to blog anymore. Nobody ever leaves a comment. Seriously. I just need some feedback. Anyone out there? What's the point of writing about my cute family if people don't leave a comment in agreement with me? 

So if you are one of many followers out there who want The Asay Family Blog to continue, leave me a message; and keep them coming!

Water Party a la Julie McCoy

I may have mentioned this before. Jacob is our resident cruise director "Julie McCoy." If you don't know who Julie McCoy is, just google "The Love Boat." 

We haven't had much super warm weather since Monday when the temp soared to 85 degrees. Since then, temps have been mid 60s, low 70s. But still rather sunny and spectacular. Since it was still sunny, Jacob decided to throw together an impromptu water party/shaving cream fight. He invited all his friends. Only a few took him up on his offer seeing as it was cool with brisk breezes.

Here are some highlights from today's festivities. Please ignore me in the background. Yes, I have Relief Society arms and a saggy backside, but who in this world is perfect. Not me. And I am happy!


Sleeping Angel

We went to the public library yesterday. It's one of Ben's most favorite activities to do. He loves getting books about big machines, trucks, fire engines, snow blowers, etc.

He got three books yesterday. One about fire engines, one about helicopters, and one about garbge trucks. He laid on the couch last night and started "reading" his garbage trucks book. As I was watching TV with Marty, I didn't hear Ben "reading" anymore. This is what I saw:

He is my sweet angel straight from heaven. It's the simple and pure moments like this that I treasure as a mom. I love it!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Summer Fun (And Not So Much Fun)

We started the Summer off with a bang. We got Cherry Hill Season Passes this year. We get them every year, and we always LOVE it. We strayed from our routine a few years ago and got Lagoon passes. MISTAKE. The water at Lagoon is super frigid. The rules are ridiculous, and the crowds are nuts. I will admit that the rides were a hit with the kids. But I will never forget the chattering teeth and blue lips of Jacob and Ben when playing at Lagoona Beach. Super Duper Cold.

Cherry Hill is far superior at this stage of life for the boys. It has heated water. It boasts the Lazy River, the large swimming pool, Pirates Cove, the Water Slides, and Cardiac Canyon. Throw in the free parking, and not-so-white-trash atmosphere, and you have the perfect place to take a three-yr old and six-yr old. Perfect.

Here is the only picture I took of our first day at CH:

 The "not-so-much-fun" part of our Summer Vacay thus far is the six-month dental check ups the boys had just today. I went in thinking we were doing well getting these yuck-mouths pretty clean. I guess Marty and I are far from perfect dental parents. Jacob has a "new" cavity diagnosed today under his only existing filling. Gees kid, you're killing me.

Ben has THREE cavities. The dentist calls them "flossing cavities." Oops! Mom and Dad Asay are such slackers. Dr. Brown said Ben wouldn't have these small cavities if we had been diligent in flossing Ben's teeth. You're killing me Smalls! And before anyone asks, yes, all the cavities are in baby teeth. However, if left unfilled, they will continue to fester and cause even more problems down the road, not to mention potential pain for my kiddies. When I was asked if I wanted them to have white or silver fillings, I quickly replied "silver. Let's go cheap for teeth that will fall out anyway." I really wanted my boys to get 18K fillings. Nuttin' like gold toofs for some young bling! I also said Ben doesn't need sedation; he will do just fine with the happy gas. Again, I want to go cheap for baby teeth. If I have to lay on top of him to hold him still, I will. 

I also informed my little darlings that the Tooth Fairy does NOT leave any money for dirty teeth, or teeth with fillings. Again, cheap. I know. But it's this dang Obama economy. I've got to scrimp somewhere.

Here are some photos of the dental trip. I do love my boys, and they both look so darling in the pictures. Just imagine them with 'do-rags, gold teeth. W.C. is in da house!

 By the way, both boys chose cookie dough flavored toothpaste. Yuck. That's the red stuff the DA is putting on Ben's teeth. GROSS! Oh well, whatever makes them happy. I am, after all, a sucker for my kids!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Asay Update

We have been busy with end of the school year business. We have even tried to "Spring clean." But given the winter-like conditions this year, I have found a great excuse not to get all of that cleaning done.

I did manage to get the blinds all cleaned upstairs. Now I just need to find a sunny, warm day to do the downstairs' blinds.

Ben had his first sleep over with his cousins Jordie and Jacie. And of course Jacob was there. It was wonderful for Marty and me. We had the house all to ourselves. Kellie (my sis who lives in the basement) was even away house sitting. It was sheer bliss!

I helped our with Jacob's field day at school today. He volunteered my services. I really just wanted to sleep in and get rested up for my next three nights at work. This things I do for my angel children. 

Here are some pics of our Memorial Day weekend and Field Day today.

Ben eating an ice cream cone!

 Ben coming down the obstacle course slide
 Ben eating jello through a straw

 Jacob and his friend Patrick

 Jacob in the Gunny Sack race

 My sweetest Jacob in the dunking tank. His smile melts my heart. I love my boys endlessly. They and Marty are my everything. I am so incredibly blessed.