Saturday, February 2, 2008

Firsts For Ashby!

Snow Sledding

Ashby had never been sledding, so we decided today was the day. We loaded her up with her snow suit that was way to huge, a sled, cameras and we were off. We had a few stops on the way to the park and she was asleep when we got there. But we were glad that we woke her up for some fun anyway. Ryan and I each took turns going down with her,

but in the end, going together with all 3 of us was the most fun! Ashby may not look too excited but each time we talked about going back home she just wanted to stay with the "sNOw". She doesn't really know how to play in the snow, but she knows she likes it. Enjoy the Videos!

Learning Her "C's"
In the last few weeks we have started asking Asbhy if she wanted to pray, go potty, read the story or the scriptures and also if she wanted to say her "ABC's". Well, I find it silly yet exciting to share that she will fold her arms for the prayer and say "Aman" when we are through, she has gone potty on the toilet twice! She loves reading stories all the time and each night she "reads" or repeats one scripture. We are having fun helping her learn to count to ten in English, Spanish and Italian and as well as how to say I love you. In fact her favorite way to say "I love you" is "Ti ado" which is closest to the Italian "Ti Amo". But the funnest for me has been how fun it is for Ryan and I to help her learn the alphabet. We do sing the traditional song for her but we found that she is much more responsive to repeating each letter after we say it. She can't say them on her own, but it is wonderful to help you kid grow! We sure love her.


trine k said...

She looks adorable! Leyna does NOT like sledding- we've taken her a few times and she's done after going once or twice! Finally I realized that when we would go down she's so low to the ground that her face kept getting sprayed :) Poor thing, no wonder she doesn't like it!
We need to get together for a play date soon, let me know what day works for you!

Emily said...

She looks so cute standing there in her big pink fluffy snow suit! I can't believe how big she is getting!

Amy Dianne said...

ASHBY!!! I love you guys so much! Thanks for posting all these fun times--- when Ashby learns what the keyboard does, you should let her type something. :D It would be exciting.

deannah said...

She looks soooo cute in her snowsuit!!

Pixie said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing video. It's nice to "see" you.

deannah said...

K I've finally had time to watch the videos. So fun! Chicago is pretty no amazing fun sledding like that for us. What a great hill!

That song on the first video...was that on Grey's Anatomy last season?

Diana Saavedra Haskins said...

What an adorable pink snow bunny!! I just want to give her a big squeeze!! Miss you all so much!! She is such a blessed little girl to have such sweet parents!!Love, Nana XOX