Sunday, April 24, 2011

asher, kate, and ferb.

So there is a show on Disney Channel called "Phineas and Ferb". In the course of a week I end up watching a respectable amount of kid's shows and definately have my favorites. Now keep in mind, when I say 'favorites' I mean shows that can be on without me having to leave the room because they bother me. For example, I have no complaints about what Dora teaches, but I just HATE the show.
Anyway, one day when we were just sitting around on a Saturday morning eating pancakes, this show "Phineas and Ferb" came on. I didn't really like the animation all that well and (a bit grudgingly) sat down to watch with Kate. As I watched I found myself sort of beginning to enjoy it. It became a favorite of all of us, from the 3-year-old to the 31-year-old.
For Jon's birthday last year Kate got him a Ferb doll. When Asher got big enough to start putting things in his mouth he took quite a liking to the Ferb doll. It had little arms and legs of just the right size to grab and eyes and a nose of the perfect size to suck on. Since then we never leave the house without it.

One of my favorite things is just to play around with my lovelies on the bed after getting dressed in the mornings. Once in awhile I break out the camera and shoot them interacting. I love to watch how my little man adores his big sis. He just stares at her and laughs at her antics.

Kate is such a beautiful girl and so funny. When I take pictures she can't seem to stop striking poses and moves like a model in a shoot. It's nuts. Little man just seems enthralled by the big black thing that shoots little lights at his face all the time.

I have a new little nephew born in January, Darren Lynn Skene. He's quite the cutie! I'm excited to see more of him. Kate asked me when Darren would be her cousin. I said that he was already her cousin. She said, "But he's just a baby, how can he be my cousin? That's nuts!" I'm not sure what qualifies one to be a cousin in her book...

Darren Lynn Skene

Little just chilling in his U of U outfit. He likes this blanket and tries to pick the animals off the print.

Before we left Utah we had a little fake birthday party for Kate. We went to the Olive Garden (Kate's choice, though she just calls it "Olives") with Grandpa, Grandma, Nick, and LaRisse. Nick and LaRisse carried in a big princess bag that contained her present but didn't say anything. She stared at it for about 5 minutes and finally, no longer able to contain herself, asked, "Nick, is that your princess bag?" He burst out laughing and told her it was for her. Her eyes just lit up. After dinner we went back to Grandma and Grandpa's for cake and ice cream. She got to wear a fuzzy princess crown and open a few gifts. Nick and LaRisse gave her a little princess camera and she proceeded to take it around with her all night and take pictures of everybody and everything.

The girls. And little man.

One of the funnier parts of the evening was watching Kate open gifts. She would take a deep breath and say, "It's a ...!" With one gift she took her breath, and said, (totally excited, as usual) "It's a ... (pause, confusion) wait, what is it?" I've never seen Nick laugh so hard.